A High Price to Pay

A High Price to Pay What choice did she really have Alison Mortimer had felt there was something going on over and above the appalling reality of her father s sudden death And Nicholas Bristow s presence confirmed her su

  • Title: A High Price to Pay
  • Author: Sara Craven
  • ISBN: 9780816159796
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What choice did she really have Alison Mortimer had felt there was something going on over and above the appalling reality of her father s sudden death And Nicholas Bristow s presence confirmed her suspicions.Her father, she discovered, had lost everything in an attempt to save his business Even Ladymead, the family home, had gone as security for loans But Nicholas BrisWhat choice did she really have Alison Mortimer had felt there was something going on over and above the appalling reality of her father s sudden death And Nicholas Bristow s presence confirmed her suspicions.Her father, she discovered, had lost everything in an attempt to save his business Even Ladymead, the family home, had gone as security for loans But Nicholas Bristow, her father s lender, had not come to evict them.The terms of settlement Nicholas offered took into account Ally s concern for her sister s future and her mother s peace of mind At the price of their happiness, Ally could hardly refuse to marry him

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    1. I enjoyed this book the first time and on the reread. The heroine is a bit obtuse. I think it was fairly obvious how in love the hero was with her. However, she is used to being in the shadow of her flamboyant, more attractive sister. She thinks the hero married her to have a dogsbody to run his house. I really liked the forced marriage theme, a favorite of mine for some bizarre reason. This book has a classic line that shows how much the hero loves her. He says something to the effect that when [...]

    2. Alison’s father dies leaving the family finances in turmoil. His business had been failing for some time, and he’d taken out loans and more loans. There is no money, and even their family home, a stately country mansion, is no longer their own.Alison is doing what she can to cope, in the best tradition of Elinor Dashwood. She has a useless mother, and a sister with expensive boarding school fees. Alison herself finished school years ago, because her mother considered higher education to be a [...]

    3. Forced marriage of a business man hero and a plain Jane heroine to save the family house. The heroine is not full of gratitude toward the hero and is downright rude and prickly through most of the book. It doesn't help that the hero keeps putting the moves on the heroine and eventually seduces her - all without an affectionate word. It's the younger sister who finally sets the heroine straight about the hero's true feelings. To her credit, the heroine does go to the hero and opens up. The hero e [...]

    4. Re A High Price to Pay - Another SC wrecky angst fest - this one involves an h who is described as small and sorta plain - at least in comparison to her ethereal mother and fabulously attractive younger sister and an H who is enigmatic to say the least.The h's father has died and mortgaged his house against a loan for the family business from the H. Because the big business contract her father was hoping to get fell through and the father is dead, the h and her mum and sis are bankrupt and the H [...]

    5. This was okay but he gets all bent out of shape because she doesn't love him and doesn't want to sleep with him but never once does he tell her he loves her. The whole book would have been a moot point I suppose if he had but that makes him kind of a weinie in my opinion.

    6. Leído el 02/12/2010Un precio demasiado alto A Allison Mortimer la muerte de su padre le causó una tremenda impresión. Más aún, cuando descubrió que estaba en bancarrota y que tenía todos sus bienes hipotecados con Nick Bristow. Al decirle Nick que necesitaba una esposa y que por el bienestar de su madre y hermana, sería mejor que se casara con él, Allison tuvo que aceptar. Él le aseguró que el matrimonio sólo sería un trato de negocios… pero no transcurrió mucho tiempo para que e [...]

    7. I love marriage of convenience theme and I like seeing hero is the one who showed his love by action for the heroine under the "arranged" circumstances.I enjoyed seeing the heroine has absolute no clue at all that the hero loved her and tried to act indifferent (instead of being childish or with emotional outrage such as keep saying "I hate you" but no control of their body's reaction when they are near the hero which I see in too many HP books). Although it is a little bit hard to believe that [...]

    8. At first the story was appleling and nice but the heroine was too stubborn n tood foolish it made it hard to finish. It is the writer carried on there quarrel to an extent that it lost the track of romance to a quarrel book.

    9. I was looking for a easy reading and I'm a fan of HP. So I picked this one. Started well, I even had the slight impression that the story was a retelling of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The story was nothing terrific, but I was enjoying the reading until the heroine start acting as a bipolar, in a minute she thinks she loves the hero the next she's acting like she doesn't give a damn about him. WTF!!!! How old are you 13? After this I couldn't continue this book. My patience was too sho [...]

    10. Gee those two were as unlovable as a smelly pickle well at least they were nice to each otherin the last freaking page !!

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