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Book Title: The Millionaire's Pride|
The author of the book: Linda Lael Miller
Edition: Mills & Boon
Date of issue: July 18th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780263866698
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 31.61 MB
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Reader ratings: 5.9
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The good, the mundane and the cheesy.
The story takes a while to settle in its skin. Being a part of a big hist-contemp series, the author felt the need to explain/mention certain things again and again, which was irksome. Also the characters, though individually well drawn, took time to mesh into a tangible landscape. But midway, the book gets more engaging, even with all the tropey-cheesiness.
There were times this book made me smile, enjoy the banter and the Texan-speak*. It also made me swoon – even the easy-peasy romance and hea. But what made it a winner was when it started twisting and squeezing my heart - and not just because the h herself is overly emotional and fragile. The few New Age hs I’ve read before have been more cutesy-meets-brassy. So this h’s always-close-to-tears persona and loneliness both draws and chaffs. But like the book she endures.
The h is named Echo, which was just short of weird-quirky. But when the story behind her being ‘Echo’ gets explained (view spoiler)[ (a bewildered foster kid who tended to repeat everything others say) (hide spoiler)], I found it intensely poignant. All the angst is provided by her past and how it shaped her. And I totally got her reason to wait to use her real name again.
The H’s ex mother-in-law was a much-needed positive and supportive character. The H’s daughters, who bore the brunt (read neglect) of his own heartbreak over his wife’s death, were real and lovable without being too clever or too cute.
And Avalon/Snowball, the dog brings up the rear for the unforgettable sec. characters.
As for the H’s own hurting of the h (knowing she was in a fragile state of mind), I found it deserving of more groveling. But he wanders back with a charming grin and some Knight-Hero moves, and gets forgiven and taken back – into her bed.
But by the end, I was glad I’d read this book and known these characters – especially Echo, Rianna and Avalon.
* 'Most Americans spoke English. Jesse spoke Texas Hold ’Em. Fluently.' So is Texan-speak equivalent to cowboy-speak? Because this book is Arizona based. Just asking, as a non-American.
**The blurb is a bit misleading and confusing. When the book opens, we learn that the H keeps flying away often to run the family company – and would rather be a businessman than a cowboy. Only midway, he decides to settle as a rancher and give up going away so much to concentrate on his hitherto neglected daughters.
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Read information about the authorThe daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. The "First Lady of the West" lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.
Published since 1983, Linda was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 by the Romance Writers of America. She was recently inducted into the Wild West Heritage Foundation's Walk of Fame for her dedication to preserving the heritage of the Wild West.
Hallmark Channel is developing a series based on Miller's Big Sky Country novels, published by HQN Books. In addition to writing more contemporary cowboy romances, she is working furiously on a big book Civil War series for Harlequin. When not writing, Linda loves to focus her creativity on a wide variety of art projects.
More information about Linda and her novels is available at www.lindalaelmiller.com and at www.facebook.com/OfficialLindaLaelMiller
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