lena returns to her hometown of Seville to attend her older sister Reina’s engagement party. Her sister has been promised to Vidal Marquez, who is both an old childhood friends as well as Spain's foremost authority in banking. However, Reina has broken off her engagement and disappeared! Theirs wouldn’t have been a marriage of love; the purpose of the marriage was to get Vlena returns to her hometown of Seville to attend her older sister Reina’s engagement party. Her sister has been promised to Vidal Marquez, who is both an old childhood friends as well as Spain's foremost authority in banking. However, Reina has broken off her engagement and disappeared! Theirs wouldn’t have been a marriage of love; the purpose of the marriage was to get Vidal to give his assistance to the bank her parents own. Now that Reina has vanished, Elena gets offered up as a sacrifice after being in the wrong place at the wrong time! Elena has been aware of Vidal’s arrogance and coldheartedness ever since they were children. How can she ever marry a man like him?...
|Title||:||The Twelve Month Marriage Deal|
|Number of Pages||:||596 Pages|
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The Twelve Month Marriage Deal Reviews
Classic/cliched (depending on your viewpoint) story of the hero blackmailing the heroine into marriage to save her unworthy family. Done modern style, which means with hero POV and no marital rape as I might find in an old Presents from the 1970s/80s like in Loser Take All.Normally, I am all for hero POV but in this case, it meant twice the internal musings and indecision than normal which got a bit repetitive and boring. It also lead to head-hopping from paragraph to paragraph which I found a bit amateurish.On the plus side, lots of sex and mental lusting. These were two horny, energetic Spainards. I'm easily pleased that way.Grade: B-
3.5 STARSElena is forced to wed with Vidal instead of her sister, who choose to run away from this arranged wedding . If she don't, her family's business will be bankrupt without help from Vidal. and Their sweet romance begin :)Well.... I love Vidal. He is change a lot from the beginning to the end of this novel.He is Romantic, caring and most of all He is absolutely in love with our heroine, Elenathis book is romantic :) and sweet .. ,
A little predictable and boring at parts. The plot should have carried through the whole year so the characters could feel the pressure of the deadline. Not very sexy, everything seemed to happen quick or off the page. Hero didn't have a chance to shine but he did have the chance to be a jerk a lot. Too many different plot devices tossed in near the end.
Can we not talk about how Elena forgave him way too easily? I mean he continuously introspects that he acted beyond reason, that he doesn´t understand how he could have thought it would work. Yet we see him, on several occasions reminding her that they had a deal and that if she backed out the deal was off. Off the top of my head, I remember him doing this three times in the reading, with no remorse whatsoever. He took advantage when her mother was sick in the hospital, even though it was Elena´s decision to get married, and forced her when he could have at that moment felt remorseful and take back his words. That would have been a perfect moment to retract his proposition, not to mention that it was an extremely stressful and emotional moment for both her and her family, which is why she felt backed up against a corner, the gentlemanly thing to do was to stop. The fact that he used her at her lowest speaks volumes about his personality. He even had the nerve to get angry whenever she reminded him that theirs wasn´t a real marriage when he himself had made it so.Personally, I think he is a sick character who would do the same given the chance in the future, although to each their own. I liked Elena as a whole until the end when not only she forgave him without some build up to it but decided to abandon her business altogether. The only reason I picked up the story is because she seemed like a great main female character with her business-oriented mind and sharp tongue, never backing out. But only some three pages away from the ending I was disappointed
blurb:Forced bride… Called home unexpectedly, Elena not only finds her sister has fled her own wedding, but that she must take her place as the bride if the family business is to be saved from ruin! Willing on her wedding night!Arrogant billionaire Vidal Marquez is shocked – the ugly duckling has become a swan! Elena is furious about the marriage, so he makes a deal: twelve months in his bed as his wife, and then she can simply walk away… But Vidal’s bed is not a place any woman chooses to leave!
awesome read !!i absolutely loved it:-) though vidal was quite the rogue marrying her only to use her, to satiate his lust. my my my lol!!it was obvious that he was insanely in love with her from the first. he did not think at all just went ahead with his crazy plan and thought this would pass after one year haha xd great read !a keeper definitely
For some reason I thought this one was great. The hero was pretty honest by the end and totally humbled himself in my opinion. I adored how strong the heroine was despite everything.