I loved that we had royalty from another country besides England, and that the novel was loosely based on a true story. I thought that added a lot of interest—at least for me. Again, I go back to the horses, the hunting, and the Grand National. It added action and romanticism to a novel that was lacking a lot of chemistry. Perhaps I am better at choosing horses than women. View all posts by The Lit Bitch. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email. Sisi and Bay soon find more on the hunting field than just foxes. I am still waiting to know why Chicken is called Chicken! If you like horses and Downton Abbey then you will probably enjoy this novel. Expected publication: July 29th by St.
The Fortune Hunter: A Novel (Hardcover)
Share this: Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window. The plot is fast-paced and full of little twists and obstacles that Faith and Connor need to overcome. Connor has to deal with scheming and backstabbing people and has to learn that true love and trust might not be such a bad thing.
Faith needs to learn to stand on her own two feet and to defy her bossy farther and friends. She grows more comfortable in her own skin with every page! If you are looking for a story that raises your blood-pressure pronto, this is the one to read! Jasmine Haynes writing is easy and compelling to read, her storylines are flowing and her characters are well-developed and charming.
This is one story that is almost too hot to handle, make sure to have plenty of cold water at hand to cool down! Nov 02, Mandy rated it liked it Shelves: adulthood , contemp. However, it is one of my favorite romance tropes, and I did overall I did enjoy it more than I disliked it. Connor can provide Faith with what she has always wanted: a marriage to raise her child in since she has been craving a baby…probably since she found out their existence. She can provide Connor the capital and the legacy he has always wanted since the death of his parents. He is The Fortune Hunter, after all.
Will their marriage survive? Will they both get what they want? Or just end up unhappy and alone? I very much approved. All the other characters were painted in a bad streak, and I mean, finally we got Josie and Trinity to be official good girls, too, but not much else. At one point, I would skim the parts that had his name just so I could get back with the real stars of the story — Faith and Connor. I know I pointed out a lot of its flaws, but it was a good read…if go into it, realizing there is no real substance to be had.
It was super readable, the author has a nice writing style, and I binge read it in two nights. Faith and Connor were a cute and likeable couple, and I did feel the feels for them. It was a good read. Apr 20, Darcy rated it liked it Shelves: , erotica. This one surprised me with how much I liked it. I really liked how it played out.
- Painted Words?
- Health Reforms in South-East Europe (New Perspectives on South-East Europe).
- Matthew Pooles Commentary on the Holy Bible - Book of Judges (Annotated)!
- Warts and All;
Faith and Conner met in through a friend at a party and shared an unusual encounter, after which Conner decided that Faith would be perfect for a change he wanted to make. What I really liked was that Conner was very honest and upfront with what he wanted from Faith, he would marry her, give her the kids she wanted so much, in exchange for her talking her father into letting him run his company. Faith somewhat stunn This one surprised me with how much I liked it. Faith somewhat stunned about this, thinks about it and has some requirements of her own.
The two of them started on a very honest relationship that was very open sexual. Conner seemed to love to push Faith into new things. While Faith has issues at the start she does start to embrace her new life with glee. On the other hand Conner has some serious issues with his new position within the family company. It is interesting to see how everyone works against him.
While the book is pretty predictable you can't help but love Conner and Faith and how they manage to fall in love against the way. Mar 06, Janice rated it really liked it. That said - I was happily surprised to find the characters having some degree of personality and depth OK - not a LOT, but some and the book itself having a plot that actually made me keep reading to find out how things fell into place.
The steamy scenes were just that Definitely NOT a book to leave laying around anywhere that kids can pick it up Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and am looking forward to reading the other Fortune Series books as well as more by Jasmine Haynes. Feb 24, Karen Scott rated it liked it. Liked this book a lot, although, I have to say, it mostly consisted of Connor and Faith going at it like rabbits for the majority of the book, but that wasn't such a bad thing:.
Here I am enjoying an erotic romance about a heroine who is insecure about being overweight, with all the requisite Mean Girls snide remarks and angst about looking dumpy and fat. What the hell??? The only people who think a size eight is fat are size 00 runway supermodels. Bloody hell. That knocks this down at least one star, if not more.
Ok, made it through, and despite the utter absurdity of a size 8 woman being plus-sized, I'm leaving Here I am enjoying an erotic romance about a heroine who is insecure about being overweight, with all the requisite Mean Girls snide remarks and angst about looking dumpy and fat. Ok, made it through, and despite the utter absurdity of a size 8 woman being plus-sized, I'm leaving this on the BBW shelf because with all her angst and insecurity and other peoples' insults, etc, I would have bought Faith as a chubby heroine if I had just not read the couple lines about her single-digit dress size.
Two, it was hard for me to really identify with the heroine. Not just because she is - by her own admission - a spoiled rich kid, but because she was so inconsistent: view spoiler [ insecure about her appeal yet brazen af in bed; "knowing" that Conner would never love her, yet believing he might due to his actions, and trusting him when frankly, she had no reason to. It's a scorcher in the fuzzy-handcuff kind of way. May 01, Annacrown65 rated it really liked it.
I love a good Cinderella love story. This one is with the twist. Faith is very rich but unassuming young lady who has very low self esteem. Connor is an average lonely guy looking for legacy, but he swore of love since his childhood. Connor makes a bargain with Faith. He will get her father's company that is her inheritance and Faith will get a baby that she is dreaming of. There are many turns in this book but the main aspect is Connor's ability to bring out Faith's esteem, her sexuality, makin I love a good Cinderella love story.
There are many turns in this book but the main aspect is Connor's ability to bring out Faith's esteem, her sexuality, making sure that she becomes seductress and sexual being he believe she is. While getting there is most delicious wicked ways our heroes fall in love which is not what they bargained for. But when chips fall and everything is about to go up in smoke their love prevails and both get everything they never dream of.
I loved the characters, main and supporting, The story line is too complicated and sometimes it's difficult to follow all aspects of it. That does not diminish the wicked and adorable writing of Jasmine Haynes that is a gem in it's own right.
Readers' Comments for THE FORTUNE HUNTER | yxicavicox.ml
Looking forward to reading next book in the Castle Inc. Mar 05, Connie S. The characters are great. Who's father buys them a husband? Faith's does under contract at that. Connor gets her pregnant and gives her the baby she's always wanted and in return Faith gives Connor the family business. A story with a little twist to it.
Surprising This book started out as a marriage of convenience, but had a lot of twists which made it very interesting. It kept you guessing until the end. Rather a strange marriage arrangement where Connor could have her fathers company because legacy was important to him. She could get a baby from him.
- Book review: “The Fortune Hunter” by Daisy Goodwin.
- The Fortune Hunter by David Graham Phillips - Free Ebook.
- Cultivating Spirituality: A Modern Shin Buddhist Anthology.
- The Book Stops Here: A Bibliophile Mystery!
- Get one month’s free unlimited access.
- People who bought this also bought...;
- In der Hitze der Nacht (German Edition).
Supposed to be a lust not love situation. Lots of heat and behind scene intrigue. Jan 28, Mary Burrows rated it it was ok. So much sex there was barely a story. Enjoyable This was a wonderful story about a guy trying to climb the business ladder but the company he is working has no chance for advancement.
I really didn't care for the premise of the book - and the last few chapters were off-putting. It is a great book to read. Feb 05, Sienny Zne rated it liked it. Jan 28, Maryqsomebody rated it it was ok. It took me three pages to realize that this wasn't a historical romance. We get it! Her wishy-washy crap was annoying me, too. I don't need the hero to patronize me AND the heroine by constantly telling me that she could be better but he's perfect. That being said, the scenes were hot and I loved the "plus sized" heroine though no measurements were exact, so she could be as big or little as the reader It took me three pages to realize that this wasn't a historical romance.
That being said, the scenes were hot and I loved the "plus sized" heroine though no measurements were exact, so she could be as big or little as the reader wanted. Oct 02, Jessica Alcazar rated it it was amazing Shelves: haynes-jasmine-aka-jennifer-skully , library-traded. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt.
She also comes looking for excitement and finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.
Daisy Goodwin has triumphed again. A sumptuous, scrumptious confection, with country houses, Austrian Empresses and Victorian glamour galore - Lucy Worsley. Goodwin reviews regularly for the Times and Sunday Times and writes a bibliotherapy column for the Daily Mail. The World According to Anna.