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The Wedding Bargain Mass Market Paperback – 22 Feb 2000
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About the Author
#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was more fun than real life. She is the author of thirty-one novels, and her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Victoria lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her long-suffering husband and two dogs, in a house under endless renovation and never-ending chaos.
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THE WEDDING BARGAIN is a lighthearted Regency romp vastly entertaining the audience with its fast-paced storyline, witty dialogues and passionate battle of the sexes. I recommend it to historical romance readers who like to escape from their daily routine with an undemanding book.
And I do not have words to speak of the main theme, the 12 labors of Hercules... Brrrrrrr....
Try another book.
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I had a few issues with the book that prevented me from rating it higher. First, although the characters slowly fell in love with each other (hardly a spoiler) I really could not see how it happened. In any romance you WANT it to happen but I just didn't see it from their interaction with each other.
My major issue was with the ending.
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When Pandora thought her parents and best friend had been kidnapped she wanted to run after them. Even though she had no idea where to go. At that point she said the the three people she loved in the world needed her help. OUCH! She loves Max and he's right there. That would have been a perfect time to tell him she loved him or at least that she knew he didn't love her. Or even when Max says that she was willing to be in a carriage in the rain just to get away from him she could have responded that facing that fear was easier than another fear, that of marrying a man that didn't love her. The scene could have been so much better, I didn't understand what the author was trying for.
Then at the end Pandora tells Max that she won't name a bride for him since she loves him that would have been the perfect time for Max to tell her that she forfeits the competition. They BOTH LOSE. Then he can profess his love and actually ASK her to marry him. When she says yes then he can present her with the golden apples, showing her that her love was more important than winning. Instead the author chooses to have Max go back and win the competition on a technicality. Showing that winning really was the most important thing to Max. I was very disappointed.
The bride-to-be is Miss Pandora Effington, young,beautiful,independent thinker and near spinster also known as the Hellion of Grosvenor Square.
The thing is that Pandora comes from a family of very determined women and is also secure enough financially not to have to marry anyone she doesn't want to and she has also decided she will not marry for anything less than love.
Max is just as stubborn as Pandora and because he always gets what he wants, he feels confident he will also be able to win Pandora. So, he decides to prove to Pandora that he is not only sincere, but willing to be her hero and she is free to devise a test that will prove to her that he will do anything to claim her.
Pandora decides on the 'Twelve Labours of Hercules'.
The game is on!
There are moments of witty sparring between Max and Pandora, some assistance from friends and family who are just as determined to see our two protagonists end up together,and there is a lot of hesitation on both sides, for neither is willing to admit to being in love.
There are also a few moments when things seem a bit redundant, but all in all, a fun read.
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