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Signed, Sealed, Married de Annie West

de Annie West - Género: English
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Their engagement is purely contractual...but their chemistry is all too real! Lose yourself in this marriage of convenience romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Annie West.
"I'm acquiring the House of Fontaine...
and I want you as my wife."
Razor-sharp Australian businessman Adam Wilde needs a high-society bride. Marrying Gisèle Fontaine, head of the luxurious French parfumerie he's buying, will obliterate memories of his deprived childhood. But the ruthless tycoon is finding he can think of just one thing: his fiancée.
Gisèle's company—and family's legacy—will crumble without Adam's financial takeover. She reluctantly accepts Adam's proposal, only for her body to be electrified by his touch. How can this be a marriage of pure convenience when Gisèle craves much, much more?
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Are you looking for a sizzling, sensual romance with an Aussie hero and a beautiful French heroine, Adam and Gisele have chemistry from the start but they come from very different backgrounds will that chemistry ignite?

Australian self-made multi-billionaire Adam Wilde has worked hard to get where he is today, but he still feels he needs something else and that is a high society wife, when he decides to take over The House of Fontaine a very prestigious French family owned company, he wants more than the company he wants Gisele Fontaine for his wife as well.

Gisele knows that the family company will fail without the injection that Adam Wilde is willing to put in but the stipulation that she become his wife is not what she expected or wanted but she does not have much choice and the way her body reacts to Adam’s maybe it could be more than a marriage of convenience.

Passion soon ignites on the pages, Adam and Gisele suit each other in so many ways but they need more than passion they need to open up and trust, will Gisele be able to make Adam see what he really needs and will Adam be able to convince Gisele how beautiful she is on the inside as well as outside?

I loved this one, Annie West never disappoints me, her stories are moving with awesome characters and settings the glamour and the sensual story had me turning the pages, this is one that I highly recommend to any romance reader, it is sure to leave you smiling.

My thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.review-copy-from-author23 s2 comments Esther 911 198

Rating 3.75

Marriage of convince. Hero saving heroines perfume/cosmetic Co. from financial ruin.

Marriage is the only option that is given to the heroine for the company to be saved. Her brother is ill and unable to run the company.

Heroine had parents that were larger than life and beautiful people. She feels she never measured up to her mother's beauty. Paparazzi were the bane of her existence and her brothers.

She has gained confidence (as much as she could) and made the best of her life. But still struggles with the past.

Hero is selfmade billionaire. Had loving parents but lost father at a young age and worked hard to take care of his mother and sister.

The two strike up a deal for marriage. But will be out in public a lot to make it look they fell in love.

During this time they find a strong attraction. She fights it and he is determined to win her over and make it a real marriage.

The process and progression of their relationship was done well and good communication. But I at times had a bit of difficulty with the hero's going from alpha to betta male at times. Just seemed contradictory to the first couple chapters. I preferred him as the alpha male. Heroines character growth was good and d her well enough. But did think the "mother was beautiful but I'm not" a little over done.

All and all a nice read. contemporary-v epilogue family ...more6 s1 comment Sara289 10

I adore Annie’s books, her characters are always so engaging and their stories are always so interesting and emotional and engaging. Adam and Gisèle entered into a marriage of convenience, Adam is in need of a poised woman who has high standing in society, Gisèle is protecting her brother and their family legacy. With plenty of secrets between them and plenty of fiery attraction, these two come to realise their marriage is anything but convenient. This one was sooo good, I am so thankful to Annie for sharing this wonderful story with me and I know everyone who reads this one will enjoy it. 1 Ellie300 6

This is definitely one to read. A marriage of conveyance may be, but they both want more. I couldn't put it down. They have a real tug of war with their feelings with a little bit of a twist . Was fun getting to know them!1 Sally755 26

I have been reading – and loving – author Annie West’s romances for years, and years, and . . . . Every single one of her stories has transported me to another place, a place so different from my wholly-satisfactory-but-entirely-non-glamourous-life but a place that I fall into and feel at home in immediately. A place filled with sparkle. High-powered businessmen, royalty, playboys, and equally high-powered, strong women. Beautiful scenery, beautiful people, beautiful love. That love is often hard-won, though, through struggle and determination and not a little heartbreak. What’s often said isn’t what is felt, and what’s felt somehow doesn’t always get said right away. And for such high-powered people they are often filled with uncertainty and hesitation, unable to move past events that deeply affected them. Which makes for some very, very intriguing, interesting, immersive stories.

Signed, Sealed, Married begins with smack-in-the-chest-sexy Australian Adam Wilde, one of those high-powered businessmen. Looking to acquire an elite company and a high-society bride. All to provide him with some much desired and much needed class and respect. He’s extraordinarily successful, but he had to pull his way up rung by rung and he has a reputation for rough edges. He wants to change that. He identifies the company he wants - House of Fontaine parfumerie – and when he sees a clip of acting CEO Gisèle Fontaine he knows he’s found the woman he wants to be his wife. For show of course, just to be at his side. He doesn’t even know her. But this is author Annie West and we know there is going to be lots more to it than just a façade of a marriage.

For her part, Gisèle Fontaine is definitely desperate. Their company is failing due to bad business choices by people they trusted, and the fact of her brother’s illness as the reason he stepped back from CEO and left Gisèle as acting CEO is a well-kept secret. Gisèle would much rather be back in her old laboratory job at the company but losing the family business entirely is unthinkable. She wants to preserve it for Julien, so although she feels backed into a corner and left without a choice by Adam’s take-it-or-leave-it offer, she feels powerless to say no.

That’s the business part. Now for the good part. Adam is a good man, but he struggled mightily from poverty to become successful and provide for his family. He had to be clever, determined and ruthless to get to where he is; he hasn’t yet figured out how to be soft and subtle and let tenderness show. Yet. Gisèle is a self-confident woman but she has also worked hard to get where she’s at. It’s a man’s world, blah, blah, blah, and being brought up by and compared to a mother who (perhaps rightly) considered herself one of the world’s most beautiful and desirable women has been a huge mountain for Gisèle to overcome. She’s already been fooled and used by a charming man who deceived and devastated her, and she’s not about to easily believe Charming Adam’s smooth compliments and be fooled and used again.

They are tempted, resist, are tempted again, can’t resist. Slow, sexy, sensuous as only author West can write it: “Their mouths fitted as if made for each other . . . . As if it wasn’t their first kiss, but a long-awaited reunion, each knowing instinctively what pleased the other.” Swooning yet? No? How about this: “Gisèle had expected excitement. She got perfection.”

Signed, Sealed, Married is another amazing addition to an amazing stack of thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly satisfying Annie West stories. Adam and Gisèle experience magnetic attraction and desire with equal amounts of trepidation and hesitancy, particularly by Gisèle. Giving in to the desire trusting - could be the best thing ever, but it could also destroy them. Grab a copy of Signed, Sealed, Married and see what happens. I guarantee you’ll love it as much as I did. Thanks to author Annie West for providing an advance copy of Signed, Sealed, Married. I voluntarily leave this review; all opinions are my own.2024-read Peta Baum23 1 follower

I was happily surprised to be given the opportunity to read an early release of Annie West June release: Signed, Sealed, Married, so it is my pleasure to do a review of this lovely book.
Back cover read:
Their engagement is purely contractual…but their chemistry is all too real! Lose yourself in this marriage of convenience romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Annie West.

“I'm acquiring the House of Fontaine… and I want you as my wife.”

Razor-sharp Australian businessman Adam Wilde needs a high-society bride. Marrying Gisèle Fontaine, head of the luxurious French parfumerie he's buying, will obliterate memories of his deprived childhood. But the ruthless tycoon is finding he can think of just one thing: his fiancée.

Gisèle's company -- and family's legacy -- will crumble without Adam's financial takeover. She reluctantly accepts Adam's proposal, only for her body to be electrified by his touch. How can this be a marriage of pure convenience when Gisèle craves much, much more?

Sounded a really great read and it didn’t disappoint.

I must start off with saying that I always try to be honest in my so I have to admit to something that is highly unusual for me especially in an Annie West story, as I generally love her hero’s right away but it took me a little while to warm up to the hero Adam wasn’t sure how I felt about him but I am very happy to say that as the story progressed it wasn’t too long as we got to know him that I changed my mind about him and by the end of the story I loved him.

But I really loved the heroine Gisèle though, even though she seems to comes across as a very self-confident person, and she was so loyal to her brother and the family business and fights a tigress to make sure both were protected in the business takeover. you realise just how unsure of herself she is, and by the end of the book she realises she really is a lot stronger than she gives herself credit for.
There was a well written emotional and funny and scene about page 145 (had me laughing out loud as I read it) and it made me love Gisèle even more she was very feisty.

As usual Annie leaves the absolutely best of the story to the last few chapters they were so emotional that I read them with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.

I love a book where I get involved with the characters and enjoy their story and Signed, Sealed, Married certainly delivered, I found it a very enjoyable read (despite not being sure about Adam at the start) And as usual finishes with a lovely epilogue

Thank you, Annie, for the opportunity to read Signed, Sealed, Married. Once again, another fabulous ⭐️⭐️
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