Lexi Titan can just see the headlines. All of Titanville will be buzzing. Not that she has any other choice. Faced with exactly thirty days to come up with two million dollars, she is out of options. Marry Cruz Rodriguez or lose everything - the successful day spa she built herself, her tyrant of a father's respect. And the long-standing competition with her sisters for the family business.
Cruz has money, success, smoldering good looks - everything but the blue blood needed to become a true member of Texas society. If Lexi agrees to be his fiancée for six months, lending him her famous father's influence and connections, he'll hand her a check on the spot. And in six months they'll go their separate ways.
But neither one is prepared for their long-ago shared passion to throw a wrench into what would seem to be the perfect deal.
©2009 Susan Mallery; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"When you think of passion, drama and heartwarming stories, think Susan Mallery." (Romantic Times)
Whenever a Susan Mallery book is added on audible, it is an automatic buy for me. I don't even bother to read the preview and I'm never disappointed. This is book 1 of the Lone Star sisters series and is about the 3 daughters of a Texan Tycoon. Lexi is deseperately trying to figure out a solution to a business loan that was called in. She runs into an old flame Cruz Rodriguez who offers to barter with her: Her connections to Texan high society and a fake engagement with an expiration date in exchange for the money she needs. As soon as these two seal the deal, the sparks fly, emotions run haywire and old feelings resurface. The narrator was excellent and I look forward to the next books in the series. I'm hoping that Susan will have a book for Dana, my favorite character.
This one surprised me and was much better than expected. I hope the next two in the series keep up with this one. Credit worthy listen.
I also became acquainted with Susan Mallery through her "Buchanan" series. (which was great) I have to agree her "Sweet" series was not that good. I truley enjoyed listening to this book. "Under Her Skin" has complex characters, mystery in the plot, and a gorgeous lover who finally realizes "love is all you need." I can't wait for book two. I thought the narrator was very good.
Susan Mallery is an excellent author with a knack for creating enchanting funny, caring characters. This series needs to be read in order; the storyline developes as the series continues deeper with each story.
Graffic sex scenes, well written. Strong family ties. Great characters. Wonderful author and narrator. Be sure to begin at the beginning, but have the other books ready, because you'll want to move onto the next book as you finish the first.
Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.
I've listened to quite a few of Susan Mallery's books and this one was good. I was a bit scared after reading the other reviews of the series, but took a chance and was pleasantly pleased. Not sure Susan will ever get back to the level of excitement she had in her Buchanan series, but this one was entertaining
I really enjoyed this book. It had a lot of interesting twists and turns. This is definitely book I will listen to again.
Interesting couple with enough romance and intrigue to keep listening
The relationship between the sisters
She gave the sisters true choices
Cruz made me want to hit him! His turmoil seemed to contrived!
The love story between Lexi and Cruz is enough to make this a page turner--two people who lost touch a decade ago reuniting to find they're perfect for each other. But, its really all of the sub-plots which make this a must have: Cruz's relationship with his family, Lexi's relationships with her sisters, her being sabotaged by an unknown man, and her trying to win the love and affection of an unfeeling father.
The only drawback to the story is a certain event, pivotal to the plot, which happens between Lexi and Cruz. I won't spoil it for you, but it's difficult to believe such a thing would happen between two experienced, educated adults.
I thought the reader did a great job, for the most part. But, for some reason she never pronounced the Gs on words ending in -ing. (Perhaps this was a misguided attempt at a southern twang, or how Mallery wrote it.) Other than that, I think she did a fine job. It's definitely not something that should prevent one from purchasing this audiobook.
Overall, I really enjoyed listening to this and highly recommend it.
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