Thursday, December 10, 2009

THE BILLIONAIRE’S BRIDE OF INNOCENCE - Miranda Lee (Three Rich Husbands)

Emotional tension and vivid characterization, Miranda Lee invokes the full range of human emotions with her storytelling talent to make The Billionaire’s Bride of Innocence a thoroughly satisfying read and concluding the mini-series Three Rich Husbands.

As we learned in earlier stories Russell, Hugh and James were roommates in boarding school and at university in Australia. They are three very rich men who work and play hard. This is the last book in the Three Rich Husbands series and its James and Megan Logan’s story. In the first book, James is marrying the very sweet and innocent Megan who is expecting their child. The friends discuss with James openly his reason for the loveless marriage because this is his second marriage. His first was to a beautiful super-model who deceived him into thinking she loved him and wanted his child, both were not true. Now James is marrying Megan because he finds here sweet, she she’s carrying his child. She’s also not after his money because she comes from a wealthy family.

The story opens with Megan having a miscarriage and overhearing Russell and Hugh discussing her marriage. Both men believe her to be asleep and she hears that James only married her because she was carrying his child, certainly not because he loved her. For three months she uses every excuse in the book not to sleep or make love to her husband and she is also secretly on the pill so as not to become pregnant. She’s is sort of a depression and spends her time with her painting to while away her time. And then, James has just about had enough and decides to take her away to a very secluded and high end private island to try and get the magic of their love making back into their marriage, teach his innocent wife new and marvelous ways of sharing his bed and hopefully making her pregnant again, because it’s what he feels they both need. Megan is such a shy and sweet woman and her only friend Nicole, Russell’s wife takes her on a week shopping and spa spree giving her a whole new and sexy look which stuns James.

So away they go to this magical island and it’s a very magical time for them both their time in and out of bed, their time getting to know each other and then James discovers Megan has been lying to him and is taking the birth control pill. He explodes, sends her home and tells her the marriage is over. Can she survive? Just when I thought I couldn’t dislike a character anymore than I did James, let’s just say his transformation is miraculous and the series certainly ends with a bang as only Miranda Lee can pen.

Book Description:

James Logan knew it was time to take a wife and produce an heir. Megan was perfect for his plans: shy, unworldly and quickly seduced by the Sydney advertising tycoon's devilish charm. She was pregnant on their wedding day.

The honeymoon was barely over when Megan had a miscarriage and the scales fell from her eyes: she was trapped in a convenient marriage, and James expected her to conceive again soon. She should have demanded a divorce, but Megan was facing the uncomfortable truth: she'd fallen in love with her ruthless husband….

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