The Price of a Bride

The Price of a Bride Forced to marry When Mia Frazier agreed to her father s demand to marry Greek millionaire Alexander Doumas she knew both men stood to gain from the deal Alex would win back his family s island and M

  • Title: The Price of a Bride
  • Author: Michelle Reid
  • ISBN: 9780373120338
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • Forced to marry When Mia Frazier agreed to her father s demand to marry Greek millionaire Alexander Doumas, she knew both men stood to gain from the deal Alex would win back his family s island, and Mia s father would get the grandson and heir he so desperately longed for But what about Mia She had her own reason for agreeing to be Alex s wife which was not financialForced to marry When Mia Frazier agreed to her father s demand to marry Greek millionaire Alexander Doumas, she knew both men stood to gain from the deal Alex would win back his family s island, and Mia s father would get the grandson and heir he so desperately longed for But what about Mia She had her own reason for agreeing to be Alex s wife which was not financial gain, as Alex cynically believed But how could the truth stay hidden, when she shared such intense passion with her new husbandd was now carrying his child

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    About “Michelle Reid

    • Michelle Reid

      Hi, my name is Michelle Reid and I ve been writing for Harlequin Mills Boon for the last twenty years, and the crazy part about it is that I only realised it had been twenty years while updating this page So, hang on for a minute while I take this huge milestone in.Twenty years with almost forty books published or in the pipeline I know it isn t a great average when compared with some authors but it sounds pretty good to me So what was I doing twenty years ago before I wrote books Well, I did the all of the usual things, like growing up and attending school, finishing at secretarial college, which I hated, then spent the next several years wandering aimlessly from job to job Eventually I met my husband, we married and produced two daughters who then grew up and between them presented us with two gorgeous grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter But I m getting ahead of myself Somewhere in between my girls growing up and the grandchildren arriving on the scene, I started writing To this day I don t know why, unless it was a natural progression from my never being without a book close by often several because books have always been an important part of my life for as far back as I can recall.So, I started to write, by hand at first, scribbling short stories in notebooks which never saw the light of day At some point I discovered Mills Boon Romance books and that was pretty much it for me I d found my new love, as in reading romantic fiction and inevitably writing it too.So twenty years on and almost forty books on, here I am still writing and still loving it



    504 thoughts on “The Price of a Bride

    • Well, now I know where Natasha Anders got her inspiration for her Unwanted Wife. The plot is almost completely similar to Michelle Reid's very satisfying Harlequin romance The Price of a Bride.-Heroine mentally abused by her father? Check.-Marriage of convenience? Check.-Contract exchanging male baby for a piece of land? Check.The difference was that the heroine in this story knew from the get go what her unscrupulous dad was up to and she decided to play the role of cold, heartless bitch in ord [...]


    • Super angsty. Wonderful read. This book was wonderfully complex. Even though it was a short category read, it felt really full. The plot was well developed as were the wonderfully complex characters. The story was told totally in the POV of the heroine but you were pretty sure what the hero was feeling all along. I loved how concerned the hero was about the heroine after she became pregnant and seemed so fragile. The heroine was no mealy mouthed wimp either. She was realistically snappish to the [...]


    • One of my all time favorites by Michelle Reid and one of the first HP's I read last year. I think it was this book that set me off on my HP craze.The strength of this book rests on the insanity of the story, coupled with the amazing characters. The tension sizzles and both the H/h are absolute equals in this HP angst fest. Our heroine is no shrinking violet and can dish out whatever he throws at her and at times had him running in circles. So if you like strong heroines, lots of angst, a great s [...]


    • Just re-read it and loved it! Ha!Clearly I did not like this one the first time I read it, but I really enjoyed it for the re-read. The hero made some super heroic actions at the end and made me fall in love with him.I am giving this 5 stars on the re-read!Old reviewNot my favorite. Will probably not re-read.Almost DNFed. Had a HUGE secret and misunderstandings. All the love scenes were based on anger, lies, secrets, so no real loving and emotional connection between them.The end picked up, and [...]


    • 4.5 rounded upThis was a great story, even without giving it allowances for being a Harley! (Heh!) The heroine made the story, another surprise, even though the hero was still deliciously dark and ruthless (my favorite ;D). There were oodles of angst and anger, especially in the beginning with that mistress business. There was an uber nasty father (her's) who has to be one of the most evil I've read in Harleyland. The story is based on the evil daddy blackmailing the hero and heroine into marryi [...]


    • I’m not even sure where to begin with this book. Even though it’s your standard length Harlequin Presents book, it gave off the feeling of being a much longer book. It should be noted that you cannot just skim through this book, you need to read every single word so that you can get the heroine’s backstory. What the heroine had to go through, due to her despicable father, is truly heartbreaking. I know that the heroine isn’t liked by a lot of readers and feel as though she was way too ar [...]


    • UffffFeeling all the after effects of a roller coaster ride!This was certainly. something. I loved it- I hated some and throughout the book I cheered for Mia. She was so fantastic. One of the strongest female characters in HP history with a vulnerability she hides from whole world.The story starts with Mia and Alexander being pushed in to marriage a of convenience by Mia’s cruel /wretched father. Oh how i hated him. From there its the beginning of Mia’s new life.Mia wasn’t just fearless , [...]


    • I read this because the premise is one of my favorite guilty pleasures (arranged marriage) and because it was mentioned in a thread about 'wtf, train wreck, OTT HPs'. It was an enjoyable read, but wasn't what I would consider a train wreck (at least not in HP land, which is a TOTALLY separate world with another set of rules and possibly different laws of physics). The H was your typical arrogant Greek tycoon, but he was far from being the most OTT. In fact, he turns out to be a pretty decent guy [...]


    • I can see why people would hate the heroine. But I was so disgusted by the hero that I didn't have much time to hate the heroine.Hero baldly stated he'll keep a mistress throughout the marriage and won't honour the vows. Leaves a distraught heroine on their wedding night saying he needs to go soothe his mistress now. Comes back implying he had sex with OW, and is coming back straight from her bed to heroine's bed (let me go puke pls, how he could make himself do that if had a shred of decency is [...]


    • 4.5 stars. This is another one of those talked about 'classic' Harlequin Presents, so I knew I had to read it. And A Classic it most certainly is!The angst levels in this book are seriously sky high, I didn't have a clue where Michelle Reid was going to take me next, it kept me reading that's for sure.Yes, this book is a little, well OK a lot, over dramatic but somehow it works. It keeps you guessing and feeling like you are holding your breath as you turn the page.The hero acts appallingly at t [...]


    • 4 Star Harlequin Contemporary Romance! Its being so long since I have been able to put up a review that I am afraid I may have forgotten how to write one. Stuff at work is seriously cutting into my reading time which in turn brings down my reviewing time - which is all a vicious cycle I tell you. Since I have been so very busy, I decided to go with a lighter read, a Harlequin romance that has been in my to-be-read pile for quite sometime now and see whether I would be able to finish it up before [...]


    • 5 Stars ~ Ms. Reid is a master storyteller, creating dynamic heroes and heroines, and compelling plots that keep the reader on edge. In this book, our heroine is constantly under threat; threat of father's obsessions, threat of her new husband's intense hatred, and threat of her own self-loathing. She is a desperate woman who does the unthinkable, she allows her father to sell her body to a man who is also desperate. It's blackmail at it's most ruthless. Alex wants the property Mia's father owns [...]


    • My favorite HP of all time. And I read a lot of themis one hit the emotions, not a light read but very passionate. Hero redeems himself.


    • Maybe I’m being ornery or maybe I’m menopausal but there were just some things that bugged me about this book.1. the odd almost unnatural mix of naivete and carnality about her. At day, she would be cool, untouched and detached, then at night, she would be writhing in lust for him. She’d protest that she wasn’t a whore but they both knew that each time he took her to bed for the expressed goal of impregnating her with an heir, she was essentially servicing him. Really! Her only differenc [...]


    • This is one of my less favorite book by MR. It's so sad, I don't want to be sad when I finish to read a HPs. The MAIN thing didn't like me was that hate/love realitonship between the hero and the heroine. I can't explain it I felt their marriage was bitter than romantic :/ I hate it! There was a time when I pushed myself to read SAD romance stories to made me stronger and be able to read kind of stories like this. However, I am VERY, VERY romantic and I will be romantic until the END of my life. [...]


    • Rating: 1 star.The premise of the plot is just like Unwanted Wife, however I was sorely disappointed. I should've done my research before pursuing this book because I don't like surprises. Dropped and unfinished.


    • This one was angsty and it was soo gooood!!!She was so closed off and on defence almost all the time and yet in the end she is likeble and you can undertand her. Hero was a jerk . A jerk that can be redeemed.



    • Heroine had a teenage rebellion against a horrible father. She ran away and had a relationship with a rock star. When she became pregnant he ditched her and after living on the streets, she crawled back to her father. The only way he would agree to take her back would be if she gave up her child and he adopted the baby. Now he's blackmailing her into marriage by dangling her daughter before her. If she marries the guy he chose for her and has a male heir, he'll give her custody of her daughter. [...]


    • I give the book a 5 star and the cover a 1 star. I loved the angst and the tension in this book. There are surprises at every twist and turn. This is an emotionally charged book and Mia's loneliness is heartbreaking. It is brilliantly written.


    • "The Price of A Bride" is the story of Mia and Alex.When Alex is blackmailed by Jack Frazier, Mia's father to marry and impregnate her for rights to his ancesteral land, he is infuriated. He believes Mia to be a conniving gold digger, and sets out to punish her for the same. But soon the marriage of convinience turns into passion, and the secrets are exposedI had read this a few years ago and apparently loved it- but since I didn't remember the same decided to reread again. Full of drama, passio [...]


    • Tuve sentimientos desencontrados con esa novelita. Me gustó, sí, sí, pero no. La protagonista no terminó de cerrarme y si el argumento no hubiera tenido cosas como (view spoiler)[una "hermana" que luego es hija de la heroína, que ella misma hubiera sido un desastre de joven y que le tuviera tanto miedo al padre porque le convenía, que le dijeran fulana y no se defendiera (hide spoiler)], se encontraría entre mis novelas favoritas.El prota es un fuego, me encantó que fuera tan alfa y tan [...]


    • Thank heavens, Alex changed. He was so disgusting in the first few chapters. But I love how he completely changed!I love the twist in the story, too. And how Mia transformed from being a doormat because of her so much love for Suzanna.An emotional read. I think Michelle Reid writes the best heroes.


    • I don't usually read classic harlequins (ones that go back in the 90's lol) but decided to give this one a try as it is popular and many seemed to have enjoyed it. I can't believe I actually read the whole book I kept reading thinking it was going to get better at some point I did not feel any LOVE between the hero and the heroine. Sure, they had great sex but that was about it. They barely spent time with each other before the whole 'sister' thing happened and there was no build up in their rom [...]


    • Mia -Alex and a perfect happily ever after . I found the first half of the book emotionless but still passionate ( if you know what I mean ) but things change with time . Of course they will . I loved Alex so much , he was patient , caring , always loving and supporting his wife even when she didn't trust hkm enough , of course she has her reasons . I think I started living in it after her confession about Suzanne , something in him changed . Definitely , Ice melts with time . Side - characters [...]


    • Very very "Harlequin".Dramatically achieved multiple super-orgasms (that made me laugh) aside I was entertained.


    • Mills N Boons aren't known for their stories or wording. They are known for their improvises of the one lingering theme in romance, as old as dirt, as worn out as rain. But that is not the reason I'm giving it a three stars. See, I read Mills N Boons not for the story, but for the slight variation of the old formula, and the grovelling. I love to see the protagonists beg and plead and grovel, and a well balanced grovelling means 4 stars. But this book stars an uptight overly cynical female who r [...]


    • This story was too angsty for me and I like a hero to be more up front and honest about his feelings. This book read like a game of poker with cards played very close to the chest until almost the very last page.When Mia Frazier agreed to her father's demand to marry Greek millionaire Alexander Doumas, she knew both men stood to gain from the deal--Alex would win back his family's island, and Mia's father would get the grandson and heir he so desperately longed for. But what about Mia? She had h [...]


    • Mia annoyed the hell out of me! She was bitter for most of the book and distrusted Alex so much—to the extent of almost spoiling his plan to foil her villainous father. They fought all the time too, acting more like enemies than adoring lovers. This is fine, conflict is fine. But Mia's feelings didn't seem to change much from the beginning to the end of the book, so I had a very difficult time believing the two even fell in love.


    • I needed a bit of romance novel instant gratification, so I turned to Harlequin. This was a typical Harlequin storyline -- coerced marriage of two virtual strangers for the purpose of providing the manipulator with a grandson, a wealthy Greek alpha male, lots of mistrust, a hidden motive and finally a HEA. I thought there could have been a bit more elaboration about how their feeling changed toward each other.


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