Rowan had been Isandro Salazar s bride of convenience But knowing that the Spanish billionaire would never love her as she loved him, her choice was to make her unborn child her priority and then, once he was born, make her dark journey by herself.But in Isandro s eyes, Rowan s decision rendered her a gold digger who had committed the worst possible crime However, heRowan had been Isandro Salazar s bride of convenience But knowing that the Spanish billionaire would never love her as she loved him, her choice was to make her unborn child her priority and then, once he was born, make her dark journey by herself.But in Isandro s eyes, Rowan s decision rendered her a gold digger who had committed the worst possible crime However, he couldn t stop her seeing her baby son or deny that the passion between them was as raw and intense as ever.
The Spaniard s Marriage Bargain Rowan had been Isandro Salazar s bride of convenience But knowing that the Spanish billionaire would never love her as she loved him her choice was to make her unborn child her priority and then onc
Rowan is in London wanting to see her two year old son Zac Estranged husband Isandro is against this, but as Zac s mother she has her rights Rowan walked away from Zac and Isandro right after the birth of Zac and Isandro hasn t seen Rowan since Unknown to Isandro, Rowan had her reasons They come to an agreement Isandro tells Rowan she can stay with Zac and himself in his Seville home and get to know Zac, for a certain amount of time, with supervision Rowan accepts his terms But they are finding [...]
The Spaniard s Marriage Bargain is one of my favorites and loved it just as much as the first time I read it.It s such an emotional story Filled with sadness, angst, love, and anguish and being given a second chance in your life And finding happiness too.This is Isandro Rowan s love story and how two people find each other again despite the obstacles and pain they both went through.I found Isandro s attitude to Rowan incredibly cruel in the beginning, and it put me off him even though he was an [...]
there is a line I do not cross when reading a romance and that line was crossed here.The hero said something unforgivable to the heroine in anger that was my turning point for this novel He said he wished she died I understand what heroine did choosing to leave him and their baby to die alone from cancer and maybe that was not her best choice, i also acknowledged that in the state of sickness you are not totally rational and you are likely to make mistakes but at the end of the day you should n [...]
AG really hit this 1 outta the ballpark I m such a bleeding heart when it comes to HPs I know that every book should be judged by its own merit, but it s hard not to compare when I just read a book by a different author w a similar premise months ago In my humble opinion, TSMB has a much superior execution in terms of plotting, pacing, characterizations in making a fanatic reader experience the H H s undeniable red hawt passion, the intense highs lows of emotions, heroine s love for her son, th [...]
4.5 stars This was very well written and full of angst which is just what I like when reading a HP Halfway through the second chapter I realised that I had read this a few years ago and remembered the story very well Despite that I still continued to read it again We realise right from the start that the heroine has been through something very horrible but that she didn t tell her husband, she just disappeared leaving a note with words to the effect that she didn t want a to be married or have a [...]
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK I LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT OH MY GOD IT HAD EXACTLY MY KIND OF HEROINE, SWEET, SELF SACRIFICING MARTYR WITH A TRUCKLOAD OF INNER STRENGTH IIt was just so beautiful The anguish the poor heroine went through, the pain, and on top of that, all the barbs and insults the hero kept throwing at her it made me want to weep I almost cried I also loved the hero Seeing his protective, sweet side, the way he behaved with his son, absolutely stole my heart In fact, both the c [...]
I felt this was one of Abby Green s better books Though, I must say I did NOT like the Hero Even at the end, when I am typically willing to forgive all heros for their sins, I couldn t forgive this one He was too darn self centered, ruthless and abusive Also, the heroine was a little too much of a martyr for my tastes However, the story is incredible, intense, well written and kept me turning the pages halfway into the night The sex scenes are some of the most explosive and passionate scenes eve [...]
I swear hubris is going to be my downfall because I want to improve on perfectionHO the ending could be tweaked After surviving the big misunderstanding, the emotional isolation and the big C scare, nope the honeymoon suite at Georges V isn t compelling reason for her to acquit, err, I mean, to forgive the hero It s partly because I lived in Paris and my husband takes me and my children to Paris every three years and he s not even a billionaire like the hero LOL So, no, a one night Paris getaway [...]
Wow, Isandro is one big meanie Okay, he believes that his wife left their baby hours after his birth so she could go party she didn t , but once she shows up he makes it clear he is not a turn the cheek kind of guy.Typically, the heroine does not make any attempt to explain where she was which in the real world is inexplicable, but in Harlequinland is par for the course.If you like cruel, alpha heroes then this is the book for you He is somewhat redeemable with a semi grovel when he finds the tr [...]
I thought I was getting jaded My book choices just weren t giving me the satisfaction I craved Then I came across this one and my faith has been restored Yes, there are still good romance authors around I think I may have neglected my family that day I just had to finish the book Heroine has done the unforgivable Deserted her baby and left a note for the husband basically telling him she wasn t cut out for motherhood The reason becomes apparent as we read but for at the moment, it s two years af [...]
Just had a re read While knowing the ending lessened the emotional impact, I was able to appreciate what a masterful job Abby Green did weaving in the backstory while also keeping the tension alive in every scene The backstory and what was going on in real time were both angsty and full of pain One didn t fight the other I also appreciate how angry the hero was in this story and how he kept fueling the flames of his anger every time the h got under his skin He pulled no punches and it wasn t unt [...]
Every once in a while a book stands out for a reader and The Spaniard s Marriage Bargain, well let s just say it s brilliant and I personally think it s Abby Green s best It is about deep, abiding and selfless love.Rowan Carmichael grew up knowing she was not very important in her parents lives however her mother on her death bed made her father promise to see Rowan married Her father fulfills that promise and makes arrangements with the handsome businessman from Spain, Isandro Salazar All Rowan [...]
This book should be made into a movie All I can say is WOW The emotions I felt while reading this book was intense There were a lot of secrets, suspense, Love, and romance Rowan left after she gave birth to her son Zac leaving her husband to be a single parent She came back almost 2 years later wanting to see her son Isandro said that she would only see their son on his terms She had to move in with him, so Zac s schedule would not be disturbed She was only allowed to see Zac a few hours a day, [...]
1.5 starsSo much angst one could figuratively bathe in it However, I couldn t get into the story because of the unsympathetic characters and the lackluster writing style Let s talk specifics Rowan Boo hoo I don t think I have come across a self pitying wimp heroine in recent memory I think a part of her secretively liked playing the martyr Her thoughts ran something along these selfish lines and I m summarizing He doesn t love me so I will go away view spoiler So I can die alone in a secluded c [...]
Just finished the story, and wow, indeed I m still in awe since the story s so intense wow.i only got one problem here, every time the names Rowan and Isandro came together, i had to stop a moment to remember who s the hero and who s the heroine Little silly but in my mind Isandro is like a woman name, Rowan is a man s name Lol.Anyway, this book is awesome so i give it a 4.5 stars why not 5 because i wish to know about Isandro s life when Rowan left well in spite of that, i love this book
1.5 stars ZzzzzReview to come.
Short version is there ever a good reason to leave your newborn infant with your judgemental husband Long version Rowan really had nothing else going on with her life at the time, so she married Isandro It was all part of a deal with her father, so that Isandro would bail out Rowan s dad s bank before people started panicking about how it was going down, and Isandro in return got access to posh business people, probably so that he can make even money Rowan is miserable She is not decorative, sh [...]
Disappointing This style of book I ve read a lot of them by Lynne Graham follows a given number of formulas This one starts with the return of a wife who abandoned her husband and baby within hours of giving birth The wealthy, powerful husband is angry and bitter about it, but when she insists on getting to know their son, he relents slightly, seeing the legal wisdom in being generous with her despite the situation She tries to explain her absence to him a few times, but he s too bitter to liste [...]
I need to do a reread of this one soon.
If I wanted to describe this novel in two word I d say, heart wrenching It begins with the heroine going to a meeting with her lawyer, to establish communication with her estrange husband and baby boy Only to pump into her husband and son We discover that right after the birth of her baby the heroine took off without leaving any trace The hero is wounded by her actions and he think that she s nothing than a grasping opportunist Which is way, way from the truth behind her disappearing.I guessed [...]
This was so Bollywood ish You have all the masala Full of angst Lots of twists and turns Yet it failed to strike a chord I just couldn t forgive Rowan for abandoning her new born baby No matter what the circumstances were Her logic that it would have hurt Zac if they had bonded for a very short while Of course it would hurt but it least he would have got the chance to be close to his mother Her martyr stance didn t go well with me I disliked Isandro even How could anyone wish someone to be dea [...]
This book had the most rage inducing BIG MISUNDERSTANDING of all time You know the whole this entire story could be fixed with a one sentence explanation in the first chapter thing Yeah That Well, this entire story could have been fixed with a one sentence explanation in the first chapter.And there was no good explanation given for WHY THE HELL THE HEROINE DID NOT DO THAT.By the end of the book, the heroine had conquered cancer, saved her child s life twice, once from seizures, and once from kid [...]
I liked it very much The plot is very different than the typical second chance story The reason I am giving this book 4 stars is because the information about bone marrow transplant was really outdated for the time this book was originally published Also, Although I absolutely loved Isandro as a father, I wasn t too crazy about him as a husband.
The Spaniard s Marriage Bargain was an intense emotional second chance story that kept me glued from first page up to the last And had me bawling my eyes out Abby Green is really a good writer She does a great emotional love with off the the charts sexual tension chemistry and characters you can love and root for It s my favorite by Ms Green so far and I think that it s her best I loved that it was emotionally charged but with absolutely no stupidity I might spoil this book for those who haven t [...]
Mmmmmm, this story is one I d put on the martyr shelf You know, where the woman is just a little on this side of santity IMO In this story, she left his husband a MOC, he thought she married him for getting her inheritance and she thought he married her for having an entry into banking and her infant son, 1 hour after the birth and disappeard for almost 2 years.Then she s back, because she wants to know her son and obviously the husband not ex, those spaniard italian greek billionaires don t bel [...]
Beautiful heart wrenching romance
A different theme Very few books feature the heroine abandoning her family especially when kids are involved I ve cried buckets over this book.
Oh, the angst There is so much angst in this book The heroine, Rowan, abandons her husband, Isandro, and her newborn son within hours of giving birth She disappears off the face of the earth for almost two years before almost literally bumping into them at a hotel while waiting to meet with her attorney From there on, it is a fight between Rowan and Isandro over the custody of their son and, even though they don t admit it right away, their marriage I liked Rowan She was very sorry for abandonin [...]
I really enjoyed reading about Isandro and Rowan love story.It s emotional,passionate,anguish,and second chances.The character development is very good,writing is in 3POV.Rowan is great heroine,i find her very likeable and strong,Isandro is very cruel in beginning but in the end he redeem himself.Overall great HP book.
Rating 4.5 starsThis is definitely a memorable Harlequin book for me, and I have not reread it since the date I first read it, so that says something I love how strong the heroine is She decided to leave her husband and son to get treatment because she had cancer This is such a beautiful book to me I didn t appreciate how horrible Isandro was extremely cold shouldered to the heroine when they first see each other again, although it was justified.