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"This is all a big chess game to you, and I the convenient pawn…" Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis was never able to forget beautiful heiress Mattie Whitaker. And now, ten years of delicious tension later, Nic finally has her right where he wants her. Mattie's once powerful family dynasty now lies in ruin, and only Nic can offer them a solution—a solution with vows! She migh "This is all a big chess game to you, and I the convenient pawn…" Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis was never able to forget beautiful heiress Mattie Whitaker. And now, ten years of delicious tension later, Nic finally has her right where he wants her. Mattie's once powerful family dynasty now lies in ruin, and only Nic can offer them a solution—a solution with vows! She might not have a choice, but Mattie refuses to be the sacrificial queen to his king. But Nic's slow, deliberate seduction wears down his new bride, and the word "checkmate" lies on his lips like a promise.


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"This is all a big chess game to you, and I the convenient pawn…" Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis was never able to forget beautiful heiress Mattie Whitaker. And now, ten years of delicious tension later, Nic finally has her right where he wants her. Mattie's once powerful family dynasty now lies in ruin, and only Nic can offer them a solution—a solution with vows! She migh "This is all a big chess game to you, and I the convenient pawn…" Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis was never able to forget beautiful heiress Mattie Whitaker. And now, ten years of delicious tension later, Nic finally has her right where he wants her. Mattie's once powerful family dynasty now lies in ruin, and only Nic can offer them a solution—a solution with vows! She might not have a choice, but Mattie refuses to be the sacrificial queen to his king. But Nic's slow, deliberate seduction wears down his new bride, and the word "checkmate" lies on his lips like a promise.

51 review for His for a Price

  1. 4 out of 5

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    Oh man, I loved the hero in this book. He was scrumptious. He reminded me of Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent from Devil in Winter in that he's a long, lean panther who talks like a panther purrs. He screams "I'm Bad For You, but I'm So Good!" He was delicious. He definitely goes on my lickable hero shelf. I fell hard for him because he is so super-sexy, and because he gave Hattie steadfast love in a way she'd never had before. At one point, he withdraws from her, and Hattie can't deal with that. He Oh man, I loved the hero in this book. He was scrumptious. He reminded me of Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent from Devil in Winter in that he's a long, lean panther who talks like a panther purrs. He screams "I'm Bad For You, but I'm So Good!" He was delicious. He definitely goes on my lickable hero shelf. I fell hard for him because he is so super-sexy, and because he gave Hattie steadfast love in a way she'd never had before. At one point, he withdraws from her, and Hattie can't deal with that. He does it because it was difficult for him to deal with the fact that she refused to be honest with him. Hattie doesn't know how to deal with him not being in her life the way he's been for over ten years, and that is the impetus for change. That was when he realized she didn't know how. She didn't know what unconditional love was and the concept of being accepted no matter what. She spends most of the book pushing him away emotionally, and being a bit of a brat, so that tiptoes on the edge of being a bit tedious. Crews managed to change the tone soon enough that I was just burned out on it. I think the reveal for why Hattie has behaved the way she has so long was a pit too rapid in its delivery (and it felt a bit lightweight to be honest), and I would have liked better pacing in that regard. I did love the surprise that Nicodemus gets. I was really surprised myself. I like a good twist in a story. This book is pretty heavy on internal dialogue and that probably wouldn't work for some. But I felt it was well done, and I think the characters are wonderfully complex. I think this is a nice mix of modern cultural awareness but with the old school intensity dynamic that makes many of us Harlequin Presents readers such advocates of the vintage novels. The sensuality is intrinsic and hot and underlined by the fact that these two people really love each other and can't imagine a life without each other. I'm hoping that I enjoy His for Revenge, about Hattie's brother, as much as I did this book. Overall rating: 4.25/5.0 stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Paris Hilton heroine + doormat hero = 1 star!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alex is The Romance Fox

    I love this author but this book didn't do it for me. I disliked the characters....the heroine was boring and the hero was a total twit..... The storyline felt a bit unrealistic to me. I love this author but this book didn't do it for me. I disliked the characters....the heroine was boring and the hero was a total twit..... The storyline felt a bit unrealistic to me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    StMargarets

    2 star story plus ½ star for intensity rounded up to 3 since I like conflict. This is a case of dog-catching-car. Hero has pursued the poor little rich girl heroine for ten years – since she was 18. Heroine has resisted him until her father’s will forces her to marry him. They engage in a weird power play with the hero thinking he holds all the cards, the heroine manipulating him back, one night of sex, the hero running away, the heroine finally negotiating an HEA. (Honestly, that’s the plot.) The 2 star story plus ½ star for intensity rounded up to 3 since I like conflict. This is a case of dog-catching-car. Hero has pursued the poor little rich girl heroine for ten years – since she was 18. Heroine has resisted him until her father’s will forces her to marry him. They engage in a weird power play with the hero thinking he holds all the cards, the heroine manipulating him back, one night of sex, the hero running away, the heroine finally negotiating an HEA. (Honestly, that’s the plot.) The H/h have great sexual chemistry but realize they don’t really know each other. That’s an interesting premise. The problem is that the characters are so simple and boring that it’s really no revelation for reader when they finally trust each other with their stories of guilt and trauma. (view spoiler)[ Hero’s mom was a mistress to a married man and hero messed up their relationship. Heroine is convinced she caused the traffic accident that killed her mother. (hide spoiler)] Since neither of those traumas underline what is happening between the H/h they seem random rather than thematic. Add in the fact that the heroine has had nightmares every night for 20 years until she had sex with the hero – and my disbelief is not suspended – it’s scoffing. The sex scenes are very fifty shades. There’s a lot of humiliation talk, spanking talk, punishment talk – but it’s all talk. Such a strange story, really. For those who need to know: Heroine was a virgin. Hero was not a womanizer - he mentioned a gf who betrayed him There is an epilogue with a pregnancy mentioned.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Esther

    Enjoyable read. Lots of angst which I love. Heroine was irritating the first third of the book and it was a little much on the word play between the two. But once I passed that point I really found their story and romance to be a good read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sue Child

    Adored the passion, drama and intensity - how you're thrown into the middle of a relationship and stay there and don't want to come up for air or stop reading. Adore Caitlin's writing. Loved Nicodemus and Mattie. The ending made me cry. Adored the passion, drama and intensity - how you're thrown into the middle of a relationship and stay there and don't want to come up for air or stop reading. Adore Caitlin's writing. Loved Nicodemus and Mattie. The ending made me cry.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Moritz-rosenthal

    This book was very different than I thought was described in the book description. Before I start I want to say I loved the ending and I couldn't put this book down. It was enthralling and I loved both characters in the story. And now about my description of the story, this possibly will contain spoilers so beware. The story features Mattie, a spoiled, heiress who is a big party girl. Think Paris Hilton. Ten years ago she was 18 and she met our hero, Nicodermus (Nico). The second he met her he ask This book was very different than I thought was described in the book description. Before I start I want to say I loved the ending and I couldn't put this book down. It was enthralling and I loved both characters in the story. And now about my description of the story, this possibly will contain spoilers so beware. The story features Mattie, a spoiled, heiress who is a big party girl. Think Paris Hilton. Ten years ago she was 18 and she met our hero, Nicodermus (Nico). The second he met her he asked her to marry him. She said no and for the next ten years he has followed her and been devoted to her. She has not loved it while also she has flirted and caused media sensations. She is now 28, her father has died and her brother wants her to marry Nico so they can merge companies. She agrees to do it but she goes kicking and screaming into it. Why? Essentially if she doesn't the company will flounder and go under and she will have nothing. She doesn't believe Nico will make her do it and so the beginning of the book is her seeing how far she can push him and him pushing back. And that should be the description of the book. Again I enjoyed it but I wanted to see more of Nico and Mattie's married life, because they were a very fun couple.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carol Storm

    I love Caitlin Crews, I really do. THE REPLACEMENT WIFE and MAN BEHIND THE SCARS are modern classics. This one, however, I couldn't get into. Here's quick sample! **** "What are you doing? Is that a cigarette? Hey, you can't smoke in here!" Nicodemus hadn't even seen her reach for her lighter in those pockets he didn't even realize she had on. Oh, how he hated her, this woman who kept him off balance, whom he could never read, this fabulous temptress who kept him guessing at riddles, working on my I love Caitlin Crews, I really do. THE REPLACEMENT WIFE and MAN BEHIND THE SCARS are modern classics. This one, however, I couldn't get into. Here's quick sample! **** "What are you doing? Is that a cigarette? Hey, you can't smoke in here!" Nicodemus hadn't even seen her reach for her lighter in those pockets he didn't even realize she had on. Oh, how he hated her, this woman who kept him off balance, whom he could never read, this fabulous temptress who kept him guessing at riddles, working on mysteries without any clues, trying to make some front page drive-in news, forever working on his night moves! "Oh, yeah?" Mattie shot back, sizzling awareness coursing through her. "Is this going to be a Medieval marriage? Are we going all Stone Age here? Is this going to be some savage Paleolithic encounter where you maintain a primitive control over my every move? Just what am I supposed to stick in my brutally tempting mouth if cigarettes are off limits?"

  9. 5 out of 5

    Meagan Catherine

    I loved seeing Nicodemus & Mattie's relationship unfold, but the one that that I didn't like was that the issues that they seemed to have could have been resolved had they both been willing to learn about the other & let each other in. Obviously the book wouldn't have been as exciting if they had communicated well from the beginning. Besides that, I loved the story! I thought Nicodemus & Mattie were absolutely perfect for each other. This is the first book by Caitlin Crews that I have read but I loved seeing Nicodemus & Mattie's relationship unfold, but the one that that I didn't like was that the issues that they seemed to have could have been resolved had they both been willing to learn about the other & let each other in. Obviously the book wouldn't have been as exciting if they had communicated well from the beginning. Besides that, I loved the story! I thought Nicodemus & Mattie were absolutely perfect for each other. This is the first book by Caitlin Crews that I have read but I can guarantee it won't be the last!

  10. 4 out of 5

    MaryD

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Re-read 11/12/2019- I thought maybe I had misjudged Nicodemus, but he was *still* so creepy in his obsession! **************** Original review This one was very high on angst, but by the end I kept asking "what just happened?!". Nicodemus was insanely obsessed with the heroine Mattie since he saw her at a ball when she was 18 years old. “Have we ever determined what was wrong with you that you wanted to marry a teenager in the first place?” she asked him now, trying to divert whatever was coming Re-read 11/12/2019- I thought maybe I had misjudged Nicodemus, but he was *still* so creepy in his obsession! **************** Original review This one was very high on angst, but by the end I kept asking "what just happened?!". Nicodemus was insanely obsessed with the heroine Mattie since he saw her at a ball when she was 18 years old. “Have we ever determined what was wrong with you that you wanted to marry a teenager in the first place?” she asked him now, trying to divert whatever was coming. But he only stopped a scant few inches in front of her. “Couldn’t find a woman your own age?” Nicodemus told her right then & there that she will marry him. Then, instead of getting to know her, he was constantly stalking her, looming over her, pushing her. Because of the intense feelings this caused, Mattie pushed back, especially after she was forced to marry him. And this was love?! No, just.... no. I downloaded the sequel & I hope it's better.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christy Roberts

    I had gotten this book because of the really good looking guy on the cover and well the old saying ‘You can’t judge a book by it’s cover’ rang true because I didn’t like this book much at all. Mattie Whitaker is in her words being ‘Sold – Off’ to Tycoon Nicodemus Stathis. She wants to save the family company after her dad dies. She went along with her brother’s plan, but she is fighting it even after the marriage. Nic, (as I called him) has been chasing Mattie for ten years and he finally gets w I had gotten this book because of the really good looking guy on the cover and well the old saying ‘You can’t judge a book by it’s cover’ rang true because I didn’t like this book much at all. Mattie Whitaker is in her words being ‘Sold – Off’ to Tycoon Nicodemus Stathis. She wants to save the family company after her dad dies. She went along with her brother’s plan, but she is fighting it even after the marriage. Nic, (as I called him) has been chasing Mattie for ten years and he finally gets what he wanted, her. It’s just not the way he thought it would be. I liked him a lot and after he told about his dad I could understand his drive and why he hated lies and secrets which was all Mattie told. They took time to work things out and fought like crazy at first because she only told lies. I couldn’t get into this book and the only thing that saved it from two stars was Nick, the love scenes and the very end. I probably won’t keep this book even if Nic is good looking on the cover.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Penny Watson

    Not my favorite HP. Beware: spoilers ahead. 1. The repetition about him wanting her, her fighting him...went on pretty much to the end of the book. 2. The virgin thing? Why? And I hated how he dealt with that...took off and left her alone after they consummated their marriage. 3. Ridiculous: She has this huge childhood trauma that is FINALLY revealed and he basically says "it wasn't your fault, you were a child"---ONE sentence, and...poof. Done with that. After years of nightmares and trauma and th Not my favorite HP. Beware: spoilers ahead. 1. The repetition about him wanting her, her fighting him...went on pretty much to the end of the book. 2. The virgin thing? Why? And I hated how he dealt with that...took off and left her alone after they consummated their marriage. 3. Ridiculous: She has this huge childhood trauma that is FINALLY revealed and he basically says "it wasn't your fault, you were a child"---ONE sentence, and...poof. Done with that. After years of nightmares and trauma and that's it? My eyes were rolling out of my head. 4. The build-up to sex was very well-done...and then the sex scene was totally unsatisfactory because his take-home message was..."you're a liar." Um, really? Geez. So not satisfying for the reader! Ugh. 5. Ridiculously fast resolution at the end. Also unsatisfying. Also...unbelievable. The "I love you" part was not believable in any way. This is not going on my "favorite HP" shelf. Don't think I'll be reading this author again.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Hsiau Wei

    Nico has been chasing after Mattie from the time that they met and proposed to her countless time but all he gets was a NO answer. Mattie wanted some times to herself hence she refused each time Nico proposed to her. But now circumstances changed. Nico still wanted to marry her and marrying him will benefit her in the long run. She realised that she have no option but to say yes. It is a story about marriage of convenience at first for both the main characters. I wouldn’t say that love was not i Nico has been chasing after Mattie from the time that they met and proposed to her countless time but all he gets was a NO answer. Mattie wanted some times to herself hence she refused each time Nico proposed to her. But now circumstances changed. Nico still wanted to marry her and marrying him will benefit her in the long run. She realised that she have no option but to say yes. It is a story about marriage of convenience at first for both the main characters. I wouldn’t say that love was not in the picture when Nico propose to Mattie but it was not so transparent then. I guess it could be because of the way he was depicted as an alpha hero who gets what he wants. I do agreed with the review that Mattie is a spoiled heiress at first but I like how well she turned out in the end. Overall, it is a good read for me.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ada

    Ahh, esta mujer casi hace que me de una apoplejía, casi no da el brazo a torcer....

  15. 4 out of 5

    Melisa Regueira

    En realidad son 3.5 ⭐

  16. 5 out of 5

    Book Reading Gals

    Title: His For A Price Series: Vows of Convenience Book #1 Author: Caitlin Crews Genre: Romance Blurb: "This is all a big chess game to you, and I the convenient pawn…" Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis was never able to forget beautiful heiress Mattie Whitaker. And now, ten years of delicious tension later, Nic finally has her right where he wants her. Mattie's once powerful family dynasty now lies in ruin, and only Nic can offer them a solution—a solution with vows! She might not have a choice, but M Title: His For A Price Series: Vows of Convenience Book #1 Author: Caitlin Crews Genre: Romance Blurb: "This is all a big chess game to you, and I the convenient pawn…" Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis was never able to forget beautiful heiress Mattie Whitaker. And now, ten years of delicious tension later, Nic finally has her right where he wants her. Mattie's once powerful family dynasty now lies in ruin, and only Nic can offer them a solution—a solution with vows! She might not have a choice, but Mattie refuses to be the sacrificial queen to his king. But Nic's slow, deliberate seduction wears down his new bride, and the word "checkmate" lies on his lips like a promise. Thoughts: If you've heard the phrase, "The lady doth protest too much" - well, not only does that phrase fit, but goes a little overboard with it. To be honest, Mattie got on my nerves frequently with her constant complaining - from the beginning up till the end she never let up! While, of course, I expected this with a forced-into-it marriage-of-convenience, and it was acceptable in the beginning of the story, it just really started fraying on my nerves toward later on. As Nic repeatedly pointed out to her, she had choices...she may not like the ones she has, but they are choices just the same. If you're going through with it, quit [email protected]%#&ing and moaning about it and do it already. I liked Mattie in the beginning, and love her spirit (at first), but she quickly became a tedious heroine. The reasons behind Mattie feeling "forced" into the marriage just didn't fly for me either, and neither did the "secret" and the whole reasoning behind fighting her feelings for Nic. Just didn't ring true for me at all. The chemistry between these characters was great, and if the rest of it had come together for me, I would have rated it higher. A solid C for me. Rate: C Review by: Sarah http://www.thebookreadinggals.com

  17. 4 out of 5

    Elisabeth Lane

    Hmm. This book probably won't work for most people who follow my reviews. The premise is problematic and it takes a reaaaally long time to get sort of better. The basic issue is that the heroine's brother requests that she marry a business associate of their father's after his death in order to secure their stake in the company he founded. For some reason, the heroine does not tell her brother to fuck off. The hero isn't a complete asshole so even though he knows she's not totally keen on marriag Hmm. This book probably won't work for most people who follow my reviews. The premise is problematic and it takes a reaaaally long time to get sort of better. The basic issue is that the heroine's brother requests that she marry a business associate of their father's after his death in order to secure their stake in the company he founded. For some reason, the heroine does not tell her brother to fuck off. The hero isn't a complete asshole so even though he knows she's not totally keen on marriage, he doesn't make her have sex with him right away. By the time the get around to it, it's mostly consensual. The entire book is so stupidly arranged though that I couldn't quite bring myself to be mad about it. It's like... eye-rollingly bad. That's about the best thing I can say about it. The only interesting part is when the heroine remembers that men are easy and confidence and blowjobs will get you far in managing them. This is terribly cynical, but in the land of patriarchy, I'm not actually totally sure that it's always wrong. Particularly not with a guy who would coerce a woman into marriage for the sake of a business merger. Anyway, I probably don't need to read another Caitlin Crews book, but the plus side is that I got a couple recommendations for current Harlequin Presents writers I might like better: Jennifer Haywood and Michelle Smart. So I'll try again with those the next time I hit a used bookstore.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Laperriere

    His for a Price By: Caitlin Crews I actually found this book rather interesting. When picking it up I read the back cover and thought I could survive reading it, but I don't ever like things not placed in the 21st century. I got about 2 chapters in and really got a feel for who the two main characters; Mattie and Nicodemis Stathis truly were. This was very filled with romance and was a cute love story. As They first met Nic asked Mattie to marry him, she quickly replied no without a single thought. His for a Price By: Caitlin Crews I actually found this book rather interesting. When picking it up I read the back cover and thought I could survive reading it, but I don't ever like things not placed in the 21st century. I got about 2 chapters in and really got a feel for who the two main characters; Mattie and Nicodemis Stathis truly were. This was very filled with romance and was a cute love story. As They first met Nic asked Mattie to marry him, she quickly replied no without a single thought. As years went on he continued to seek her where about while following her and falling more in love. 10 years later he is still trying to win her over, but is not successful. Soon after when her life starts falling part and her father passes away, she is forced to choose Nic and get married. Her brother is there to support her as she gets married at age 28. She doesn't like the choice she was given, but she knows if she does not marry Nic all her family's money will soon be taken and they will be left with nothing. She sacrifices herself to make her brother and everyone else happy. Again I would recommend this romance novel to anyone interested in this kind of story. It was a well-written, detailed, and interesting story of a women making a decision to marry a man no matter her happiness.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ipshita Ranjana

    I have really mixed feelings about this one. Though it was superbly written with a sizzling hot romance and a well executed marriage of convenience plot, the characters did not work that well for me personally. Nicodemus has wanted Mattie for ten years and she has resisted him steadfastly for that duration. He finally gets her with the help of blackmail. Nic is the ultimate alpha hero who gets what he wants, no questions asked. It was strange that after pursuing Mattie for so long he suddenly dec I have really mixed feelings about this one. Though it was superbly written with a sizzling hot romance and a well executed marriage of convenience plot, the characters did not work that well for me personally. Nicodemus has wanted Mattie for ten years and she has resisted him steadfastly for that duration. He finally gets her with the help of blackmail. Nic is the ultimate alpha hero who gets what he wants, no questions asked. It was strange that after pursuing Mattie for so long he suddenly decides to leave her towards the end of the book. I generally don’t like super alphas like him and therefore he was not my kind of hero personally. Mattie is a spoiled heiress turned damsel in distress. She was what many people call a Paris Hilton kind of heroine. I don’t have any problems with heroines having wild pasts and therefore Mattie was likable enough but her present actions did contradict her past ones. Overall, His for a Price by Caitlin Crews is a well written marriage of convenience romance.Read More

  20. 5 out of 5

    Janie

    "His for a Price" by Caitlin Crews was a likeable story about Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis and heiress Mattie Whitaker. They meet when Mattie has just turned 18 and Nicodemus wants to marry her. She refuses him because he is much 'older' than she is and she wants to experience life a little more before marrying. Fast forward a few years and the circumstances in Mattie's life is not what is was in the past. Nicodemus still wants her because he 'always gets what he wants.' You'll find that there "His for a Price" by Caitlin Crews was a likeable story about Greek tycoon Nicodemus Stathis and heiress Mattie Whitaker. They meet when Mattie has just turned 18 and Nicodemus wants to marry her. She refuses him because he is much 'older' than she is and she wants to experience life a little more before marrying. Fast forward a few years and the circumstances in Mattie's life is not what is was in the past. Nicodemus still wants her because he 'always gets what he wants.' You'll find that there are parts to the story where you wish you could reach into the story and punch Nicodemus in the face, and slap Mattie for letting him treat her that way but there is also a love story here. Many things come up that make them turn from disrespect to love for each other. Just don't give up on the story because Nicodemus can be such a heal. I've read many books by Caitlin Crews and you'll enjoy this one. It is not a fast read, because if you try to rush through the story you might miss some 'interesting' details that come up.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sheryl C. Nash

    *ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Harlequin*

  22. 5 out of 5

    Harlequin Books

    received 4 1/2 stars @ RT Book Reviews Miniseries: Vows of Convenience

  23. 5 out of 5

    Louisa P

    I enjoyed the latest by Crews and though I am not a fan of the Paris Hilton heroine I liked Mattie a lot. As for Nic..... Yum! Good read.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nightwitch

    Well-written but kind of creepy. This is one of those revenge marriage scenarios - the hero has forced the heroine to marry him to save her brother's company - but the big fuss seems to be that the first time they met, when the heroine was eighteen (yes, eighteen), the hero (who was significantly older than eighteen) asked her to marry him and she said no and proceeded to make a scene of herself in the tabloids over the next nine years. That's it, that's what he wants revenge for: having to watc Well-written but kind of creepy. This is one of those revenge marriage scenarios - the hero has forced the heroine to marry him to save her brother's company - but the big fuss seems to be that the first time they met, when the heroine was eighteen (yes, eighteen), the hero (who was significantly older than eighteen) asked her to marry him and she said no and proceeded to make a scene of herself in the tabloids over the next nine years. That's it, that's what he wants revenge for: having to watch her be semi-naked in the tabloids for nine years rather than having married him when she was a teenager. This is super creepy, which the heroine points out, but the author tries to bend over backwards to make it not creepy... which she really can't manage, not that anyone really could. At a certain point the hero realizes that he was not in fact in love with the heroine, he was in love with a version of her which he made up in his head, which is also true... but the subsequent yammering on about how the real version of her is so much better doesn't make a lot of sense because she's not actually GIVEN a lot of depth, just some mysterious backstory trauma.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Susan Page

    I enjoyed this story very much, although it was a bit heavy on angst. Both Mattie and Nicodemus have dark secrets that have haunted them since childhood, making them both quite brittle people. Nicodemus has focussed on work as a result, and become very, very successful, whereas Mattie has just drifted, haunted by nightmares that wake her every night. They meet when she is eighteen, and she always treats him with disdain, but deep down and without realising it she relies on him being there. Traged I enjoyed this story very much, although it was a bit heavy on angst. Both Mattie and Nicodemus have dark secrets that have haunted them since childhood, making them both quite brittle people. Nicodemus has focussed on work as a result, and become very, very successful, whereas Mattie has just drifted, haunted by nightmares that wake her every night. They meet when she is eighteen, and she always treats him with disdain, but deep down and without realising it she relies on him being there. Tragedy happens, her father dies, and the company business needs shoring up. Her brother suggests that she marry Nicodemus to save the business. She does so, she feels obliged to. But she doesn't make it easy for any of them. It takes a lot of home truths, and Nicodemus leaving her for Mattie to sort herself out and be honest with herself, and with Nicodemus. An interesting scenario. Worth reading.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Calysta

    Kind of gross power dynamics play, but I read all of it so *shrug*

  27. 5 out of 5

    Juliewheatcox.Net

    I was hoping for hot & steamy, but this was more angst than romance. Both characters were carrying a lot of damaged baggage.

  28. 5 out of 5

    anisa fitri zakirah

    The heroine is the typical bad girl, but she was only acting. What a surprise that she also turned out to be a virgin. The hero had been in love with her for 10 years. But she always rejected him since the first time that he proposed to her, she was only 18 back then. Finally after 10 years she had to marry him no matter what. And he finally saw what's beneath those acts. The heroine is the typical bad girl, but she was only acting. What a surprise that she also turned out to be a virgin. The hero had been in love with her for 10 years. But she always rejected him since the first time that he proposed to her, she was only 18 back then. Finally after 10 years she had to marry him no matter what. And he finally saw what's beneath those acts.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Beyond the Pages

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. His for a Price by Caitlin Crews was a mix of really good and just okay, in my opinion. It was a well put together story from the perspective of chemistry, but it lacked integrity or rather true grit when it came to conflict development and its resolution. Mattie and Nicodemus were an interesting couple who shared a connection that was obvious from the get go. They pushed each other and sparks flew. Still, the secret that held her at bay was not something that could have done all that it was mad His for a Price by Caitlin Crews was a mix of really good and just okay, in my opinion. It was a well put together story from the perspective of chemistry, but it lacked integrity or rather true grit when it came to conflict development and its resolution. Mattie and Nicodemus were an interesting couple who shared a connection that was obvious from the get go. They pushed each other and sparks flew. Still, the secret that held her at bay was not something that could have done all that it was made out to do. It just felt too unbelievable. And then for Nicodemus to be so callous and leave her after a decade's pursuit (after partaking of her so passionately), I just could not buy it. With all that said, I'm really glad they resolved their issues. ARC courtesy of Harlequin via NetGalley

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  34. 4 out of 5

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  35. 4 out of 5

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  37. 4 out of 5

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  38. 4 out of 5

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  39. 4 out of 5

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  45. 4 out of 5

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  46. 5 out of 5

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  47. 4 out of 5

    Harlequin Books

  48. 5 out of 5

    Beth

  49. 5 out of 5

    Nitika Goenka

  50. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  51. 4 out of 5

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