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I found this book was ok for a light read It had a good storyline though it was slightly predictable at times I also found that it was slightly rushed at times and the story didn t seem to come together right Do not think I will read this book again x Wow I didn t expect to like this book so much Written in 2001, I feel the oldies are goldies as in these Mills Boon written in the early 2000s were some of the best I ve read I started reading them in 2003 so I should make an effort to search out these old books Especially this The Australians series Hopefully my library has the complete set.I love horses but never really know much about the world of breeding race horses and the racing world Miranda Lee has brought the stud farm to life and my goodness that final race scene gave me goosebumps It was brought to me so vividly and I could visualise the horse gaining length by kength.As for the characters, Jack is a pretty great hero Smart, sexy and sensitive with money he s willing to spend on Courtney Courtney is problematic because of who and what her mother was a man hateror really Things are not always what they seem and it was great of Jack to try make Courtney view her mother with sympathy in view of what s revealed after her death.Courtney was raised like the boy her mother never was and never had so she s really abrasive But Jack was able to appreciate her directness which must be refreshing after his experience with his nasty ex girlfriend.The chemistry and heat between Courtney and Jack was sizzling That scene after the horses mated WOW.Love the book The horse bits enhanced and gave depth to the story, not detract I feel. @Kindle Ø Marriage at a Price ⚡ State By State Legal Age Marriage Laws The Spruce As A Teenager Considering Marriage, Do You Know How Old You Have To Be To Legally Get Married You Need To Know The Legalities And Requirements Concerning Teen Marriage Child Marriage In The United States Wikipedia A Child Or Underage Marriage In The United States Is A Marriage In The United States Where At Least One Party Is Under The Age Ofyears Marriage Age In The United States Is Saying I Do What Happens At A Catholic Wedding This New Video Explains The Rite Of Marriage And Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Catholic Weddings A Great Resource For Engaged Couples, Their Families, And Marriage Preparation Programs Wedding English French Dictionary WordReference Wedding Traduction Anglais Franais Forums Pour Discuter De Wedding, Voir Ses Formes Composes, Des Exemples Et Poser Vos Questions Gratuit Marriage Definition Of Marriage At Dictionary Marriage Definition, Broadly Any Of The Diverse Forms Of Interpersonal Union Established In Various Parts Of The World To Form A Familial Bond That Is Recognized Legally, Religiously, Or Socially, Granting The Participating Partners Mutual Conjugal Rights And Responsibilities And Including, For Example, Opposite Sex Marriage, Same SexThe Problem Of Child Brides And Forced Marriages The Forced Marriage Of Children Is A Violation Of Human Rights The World Over Cultural And Religious Factors Can Make It Impossible For Girls To Say No A Glossary Of Who S Who In The Wedding Party Best Man This Guy Acts As The Groom S Personal Aide And Advisor Through All Stages Of Wedding Planning He S A Fashion Consultant, Bachelor Party Master Of Ceremonies And Commander In Chief Of The Groomsmen Brigade How To Write A Wedding SpeechSteps With For Most People, Their Wedding Day Will Be Among The Most Important Days Of Their Lives As Such, It Is Customary For A Close Friend Or Loved One To Deliver Child Marriage Wikipedia Child Marriage Is A Formal Marriage Or An Informal Union Entered Into By An Individual Before Reaching A Certain Age, Specified By Several Global Organizations Such As UNICEF As Minors Under The Age OfMarriage Definition Of Marriage By Merriam Webster Usage Of Marriage The Definition Of The Word Marriage Or,accurately, The Understanding Of What The Institution Of Marriage Properly Consists Of Continues To Be Highly Controversial It s not as good as I thought it would be The story s a bit less dramatic and I want drama But overall I enjoyed it and I look forward to read from this author. In a lot of ways, Marriage at a Price is your typical Harlequin Presents, with that precise amount of sex and romance But in other ways it is even than you might expect Courtney Cross is a strong and driven heroine who knows what she wants Unlike many heroines, she is sexually experienced and boasts that the only reason she would marry is for the sex But what about when money comes into play and she needs to marry for financial reason That s ok by Courtney as long as the sex is good too Of course, nothing is that simple and Courtney falls in love with her would be financial partner Jack, a rich man who separated from his ex, but is he still in love with her Courtney might be willing to marry Jack for money and sex, but when she falls in love, things get complicated I really liked the fact that Courtney wasn t the inexperienced bride She wanted Jack because she loved him eventually but she was also driven by a lust that wasn t without sexual knowledge or experience She was also keen to maintain her career as a priority I also loved Jack for respecting Courtney s work drive and wanting to support her to maintain her business He is an alpha, for sure, but he is also caring and respectful of Courtney He loves her, but he understands that for her to be happy she needs to keep her family stud farm up and running And he helps her achieve that.The downside of this story was mostly personal I m not at all interested in horse racing or stud farms and found the whole concept a little boring The scene where our hero and heroine become turned on when the horses are mating was also a little gross Possibly if I was interested in horses, I might have liked it that bit.I was also a little unsure about Jack s motivations Unlike many Harlequin Presents titles, there is no PoV for Jack, and while I prefer it when the point of view stays the same throughout a book, I found myself confused by Jack s motivations For example, we know he wants a child enough to arrange a marriage of convenience just for the purpose of having a child, but it isn t clear why he is quite so desperate.All in all, this was a good title from Harlequin Nice to have an Australian setting as well.I read the Audiobook, so what about the Narrator Unfortunately the narrator of this book, Suzanne Toren, was American I don t know why Harlequin did it this way, as with an Australian setting it meant that the American narrator put on incredibly painful Australian accents It was a bad move, to say the least Luckily the narrator was not that bad in her general narrative, but you have to learn to ignore the accent issue to enjoy this audiobook. How weird that I couldn t post a review on my phone Anyways I had inititally read the manga adaptation of the novel and I rather enjoyed it, so when I had found a copy at my local opportunity shop or thrift store , I snapped it up Shame however, that there were some elements that I hadn t enjoyed.Courtney, the heroine of our piece, was a single, vivacious, gorgeous young woman, seemingly unaware of her good looks I loved how headstrong she was, and how certain she was of her own sexuality What I found a bit gross of her instant labelling of her rival as Superbitch someone she had only heard about, and hadn t even met before.Jack, the hero, was painted as being all too perfect Perfectly macho good looks, lean form, knows his mind, etc etc etc, but there were so many things that he kept under wraps and didn t immediately admit to Courtney, a woman he claimed he loved Granted, he didn t have to be open about everything, but surely as a thirty plus year old man, you d think that he d be communicative view spoiler And then to mask his marriage proposal to Courtney as an arrangement whereupon he d give her money to settle debts and cover property maintenance for Crosswinds, but she d have to bear him children Ugh hide spoiler After the death of her mother, Courtney Cross found out that her mother had done some creative financial accounting and at the time of her death left Crosswinds a breeding ranch in Australia in debt of about 3 million dollars Looking through several option and not really liking any of them, Courtney made her way to Sydney for a horse race in the hopes of finding a wealthy businessman willing to become a silent partner by investing in the only way of life she had ever known Coming off of a bad break up, Jack Falconer could barely face the woman that had broken his heart After meeting Courtney at the horse races, he had a new goal in life, if only Courtney would agree to it.Nothing out of the ordinary here, a typical Harlequin presents Fun and fast, good characters but not enough time to really get in to deep with them Kind of predictable but just enough humor to make me laugh every once in a while As usual, the drama wouldn t be there at all if people would just talk , but that is romance novels for you Still a good escape into Australia and horse breeding. Marriage at a Price is Miranda Lee s 40th novel Courtney Cross is the independent, spirited owner of the Crosswinds horse stud farm But after her mother s death, she finds she is deep in debt and may lose the farm unless she finds a silent business partner When investment broker, Jack Falconer, says he knows just the man, Courtney isn t expecting the deal that is offered Sparks fly between Courtney and Jack, with each determined to get their own way The legacy that Courtney has from her single mother, Hilary, is not just the Crosswinds stud, but her independence and her opinion of men, however flawed that may have been Another great Aussie romance with a few hot sex scenes. When the hero and heroine met and found out each others story, it was lust at first sight Then the hero found out about the heroines mother dying and leaving the heroines horse farm in debt When he offered to pay off the loan it included a clause, that she marry him and have his baby The heroine agreed but had some own personal issues to work out but the hero wasn t giving up on her.Miranda Lee has done it again with this novel I completely adored it Passion and horses, who could go wrong The storyline was pretty simply, however there were some twists in the book that had your eyes popping It was different in that the heroine was not a virgin I wanted to like this book It had all the right elements semi brooding alpha male, conniving ex, strong yet vulnerable heroine, a mysterious past, etc It just didn t come together and also seemed a bit rushed in places.