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About JET. Other books in the series. Despite her young age, she does show some self-determination and a maturity that transcends her young age and the mistakes she makes along the way. In the end, I ended up liking Alena a lot more than Kiryl, although he showed some strength of character in the end. This wasn't a fantastic book.
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It was pretty decent, but I was disappointed with the unnecessary metaphors, which bogged down the narrative instead of enhancing them. More than anything, I was intrigued with Vasilii, Alena's older brother, and it made me want to read his book immediately, which I ended up doing.
I think it's a good read for fans of Russian heroes who are not nice guys until love changes their hearts. The Russian scenery is really great as well. Overall rating: 3. View all 8 comments. Feb 07, StMargarets rated it liked it Shelves: hero-behaving-badly , angst-by-misunderstanding-lies , harlequin-presents , author-penny-jordan , black-library-on-line. Sweet little courtship story of a hero who sets out to seduce and use the heroine in order to gain a contract.
When the duped heroine over hears him bargaining with her brother, her poor heart is broken. After she tells off the hero, he realizes he's in love and wants her unquestioning adoration back. He grovels nicely. HEA That's the bones of this very frothy tale. The rest of the story covers the meals they ate, the clothes she wore, the sex they indulged in, and the places they visited during Sweet little courtship story of a hero who sets out to seduce and use the heroine in order to gain a contract. The rest of the story covers the meals they ate, the clothes she wore, the sex they indulged in, and the places they visited during their courtship.
As fluffy as swan's down. View all 14 comments. Nov 07, boogenhagen rated it really liked it Shelves: If you're missing the old skool PJ with really awful Hero's who basically lie, manipulate and bully in the immortal vein of PJ's classics like Taken Over , Marriage Without Love , Long Cold Winter , and The Caged Tiger and also missing the standard PJ TSTL doormat heroine who is very sweet but kinda dim, then this is a refresher book for you with the bonus addition of the H actually begs very nicely for a second chance.
I do think this is for the diehard PJ fan but I have to say I did enjoy the tri If you're missing the old skool PJ with really awful Hero's who basically lie, manipulate and bully in the immortal vein of PJ's classics like Taken Over , Marriage Without Love , Long Cold Winter , and The Caged Tiger and also missing the standard PJ TSTL doormat heroine who is very sweet but kinda dim, then this is a refresher book for you with the bonus addition of the H actually begs very nicely for a second chance.
I do think this is for the diehard PJ fan but I have to say I did enjoy the trip down memory lane. Feb 19, Vintage rated it it was ok Shelves: alpha , angsty , big-fat-jerk , anachronistic , apply-two-by-four-please , characters-behaving-stupidly , how-can-you-love-him-u-stupid-fool , rotten-relatives , deception , duped-heroine. Purple prose alert as Penny Jordan channels the spirit of Barbara Cartland!
In the land of blithering idiots, this chick is Czarina. The euphemism sexually curious , virginal 19 yo heroine is so overwhelmed with lust at one glance at the Ruskie hero that she loses the few brain cells she has. Honestly, that is it. She's just a lust filled virgin in search of a sex with delusions of a grand romance.
Sing that to "Just a Gigolo. This next part happens at lunch.
The second day they have ever seen each other. Is this good for you? Is it what you want? Tell me, Alena. Tell me that you want the caress of my mouth against your naked breasts, the taste of your sex against my lips. Alena shuddered wildly as his words unleashed shockingly intimate images inside her head, accompanied by unbearably intense surges of desire. With each word he was taking her deeper into a world in which he was her only compass, her lodestar, her only point of rationality, her guide, her leader, her saviour and her all.
Tell me that you want my touch, my need, my desire for you. Tell me that you want me, Alena, Kiryl demanded of her. Her breast ached in torment where he had drawn her desire for his touch there to its now frantic throbbing peak. The hot swelling of her sex was something she felt with every step she took. Her whole body shook with the knowledge of how he had transformed her and how much she wanted him.
So very much. Now and for always. Part of her was glad. On the second day! The hero is awful, really awful.
He cold-bloodedly sets out to charm and seduce the heroine. The plan is he seduces her just so her brother can pay him off as a bad suitor so the H can get the business deal so he can prove to his horrible father what a bad decision it was to get rid of him. Back to the Czar of Awfulness and his plan to dominate the world business arena. He has nothing but contempt for the h their first meeting because her lady parts are making her desire so obvious see above , and later there's a little pity measured with more contempt because she was loved but he grew up poor and broken.
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When the real seduction kicks in either PJ remembered the H is supposed to be in love or her editors reminded her the character starts to wonder why he is sooo attracted to this particular girl. Steps to Charm and Seduce Blithering Idiot Overwrought and flowery compliments that only a girl raised on Barbara Cartland would appreciate. When we sacrifice our individual selves to become united as one I want it to be somewhere very special… 2. It meant giving her the very best sex she could imagine having or ever would have. It will be for you to decide whether or not you wish to invite me to your bed or exclude me from it.
That is why I have given you your own room.
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This is my gift to you. Should you choose to give yourself to me that will be your gift to me, given freely. He was so special, so wonderful, so perfect and so everything she wanted. So nauseating. So stupid. Reproduce her closet down to the underwear, no excuse me - lingerie, on the Russian island for their dirty weekend. Her reputation will be sullied… oh who cares. I hated the hero. And I hated the heroine.
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The h and I were denied months of angsty groveling, and apparently I am the only one who cares. Yeah, the h gets in a few home truths, but so what. This is a good one for OTT professions as love and lust, but I am really getting tired of heroines that just roll over. Girl, get the skillet and apply to your brother and the hero. Or come to the wedding in a black wedding dress and mourning veil.
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Get a red dress, get drunk and go flirt with a social climbing, boy toy and scare the bucks out of your brother and your Russian fiancee. Get a job!
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View all 15 comments. Oct 15, Jenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: made-me-swoon , heroine-i-adore , favorites. Hero, Kiryl, is a Russian tycoon whose only dream is to acquire a contract that will make him and his business empire a legend. His only rival is a ruthless billionaire whose only weakness is his younger sister Alena.
Kiryl's plan is to seduce the innocent Alena and then blackmail her brother so as to give him the contract. Alena being so sheltered and naive falls hard and fast for Kiryl and starts dreaming of marriage, babies and happily ever after. But will she ever forgive him when she finds Hero, Kiryl, is a Russian tycoon whose only dream is to acquire a contract that will make him and his business empire a legend.
But will she ever forgive him when she finds out she was a pawn to be used and then discarded? I adored both the hero and the heroine. I liked hero's emotional darkness and bitterness and how he fought his feelings for sweet Alena. I loved how Alena got under his skin and into his black heart. I never thought she was a doormat, just a beautiful girl both inside and out! Romantic love story and a to-die-for dark and damaged hero who's healed at the hands of a warm, loving and flawless heroine.