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Having a fine time mooning over another young man from afar In reality Scott isn t much sophisticated than Daisy but he was cute and used to his mum s looking after him so Dixie was often found tidying his flat and doing his washing up while entertaining misty romantic fantasies about the 22 yr old car fanaticCesar isn t used to competition and when we all get to Jasper s house in Spain and find out that Jasper is going to need heart pacemaker surgery but then will be totally fine Cesar lets his inner Dixie as a centerfold model passions run wildJasper walks in on them while they are having a huge purple passion moment and he is NOT pleased Cesar is in the doghouse and now he HAS to marry Dixie instead of the extended engagement and eventual dumping of Dixie he had plannedCesar also finds out that Dixie wasn t responsible for the massive debt she has incurred and once he hears about Petra whom Cesar loathes a lot of things become much clearer for Cesar Cesar heads into full on marrying mode while Dixie is trying to find reasons to delayWhen Petra shows up for the wedding there are antics as she makes her interest in Cesar plain Dixie is used to losing with Petra around so she downplays the marriage as fake But as Cesar and Dixie marry and set out on life together it is clear that Cesar is hopelessly enthralled and Dixie is unknowingly putting him and his new found emotions on the rack with her scatty ways and hour and a half long telephone conversations with Scott whom Cesar had sent to New York to get him out of Dixie s range In another hilarious moment Cesar accuses Dixie of being a gold digger on their brief honeymoon and Dixie loudly asserts that she is just using him for sex Cesar is completely befuddled by Dixie she doesn t really care about his money and she thinks he is handsome but also a very self centered person Cesar uickly realizes that Dixie s standards are genuine she truly values indness and is herself a very Im Not Millie! kind and genuine person with a remarkable empathy for other people Dixie has to deal with her own feelings of jealousy when Cesar has to go back to London and Petra decides to try and gum up the works by insinuating that her and Cesar spent some uality time together As per the HP standard Cesar s motilator s hit the target the first time running and Dixie had a fight with Cesar in the aftermath of her realizing she is pregnant Cesar took off alone and therefore Petra s insinuations may not be too far out thereDixie stays behind to look after Jasper during his surgery and hasn t revealed that there is a stork delivery on the way but Cesar calls her every day and when the time comes for Dixie to return to Cesar s home her day of reckoning is at handCesar has also spent enormous time and effort getting to be friends with Dixie s dog Spike who was abused before being collected up by Dixie and is afraid of men By this point Cesar is desperate to hold on to Dixie any way he can so he is totes relieved during a hysterically funny scene when Dixie finally admits that there is a mini Cesar on the way and he tells her she has to give up Scott foreverDixie who can t uite figure out why Scotteeps getting mentioned is relieved to see that Cesar is intent on making the marriage work She has been massively in love since the honeymoon at least and just when things seem to be clicking along nicely Petra shows back upIn the final climatic scene of the book Petra comes rushing into Dixie and Cesar s home to throw herself on Dixie s mercy Dixie assumes that Petra has slept with Cesar and is trying to judge the appropriate course of action But Petra admits that she tried it on with Cesar and he slammed her back hard then she tried to blackmail him by telling Jasper about his and Dixie s so called fake marriage since he also paid off Petra s debts to save Dixie from court proceedings Petra is very rightly scared that Dixie is going to cut her off Dixie may be very Salvation: A Novel (Salvation Sequence) kind and understanding about human frailties but Cesar is NOT and Petra learns first hand about the wrath of Cesar on the warpath Dixie realizes that Cesar really does care about her and when Scott calls up to ask Dixie to meet him Cesar does his manful best to hide his jealousy and insecurity but Dixie finally confesses she loves him to bitsCesar does a very funny admission that he has loved Dixie since the first time they slept together while apprehensively asserting that he is still the cold critical inhuman guy she fell madly in love with and he is not going to change Dixienows better tho because he tolerates her goldfish made friends with Spike and is determined to be a brilliant father as he loudly asserts his love for Dixie often for a truly Rosy Glow True Love Forever HEAThis is one is a must read and the dynamics between Cesar and Dixie are a lot of fun to watch It is the ultimate melding of Intellectual Intelligence with Emotional Intelligence and LG makes it works in fabulous style There are very few books anywhere much less in the rarefied world of HPs that are as funny and entertaining as this one and it is well worth the time spent for a really fun and very satisfying HPlandia outing. ?sar discovered a beautiful sensual woman Within a week his bachelor days were over; Dixie had become his wife for real and unbeknown to him the mother of his child.
Ting and I tend to fangirl like a rabid lemming on itSo forgive me in advance this is not an unbiased spoilerization and this so is so much an atypcial HP that changed the standards of what an HP could be it is right at the top of the HP reuired reading listThere have been funny HP outings before and there have been martyred h s with a certain winsome charm There have also been uber alpha lady buffet sampling enigmatic businessmen H s but LG manages to take those by now ultra worn and maybe a little limp h and H stereotypes and twist them into something remarkable Goodhearted hopelessly naive Dixie is 20 and works for the intimidatingly genius ice man Cesar in his big hugely successful merchant bank Dixie got the job when she helped Jasper Cesar s aging godfather up from the floor the summer before the book startsJasper was nocked down by some teen aged thugs and Dixie well used to caring for the fragile and the elderly after nursing her stepmother through a terminal illness for several years until her death scooped him up and used her limited resources for a soothing cup of teaJasper took a liking to Dixie and tho he usually lives in Spain he put the thumbscrews to Cesar to give Dixie a job after she explained her financial situation Dixie has a stepsister named Petra who is the epitome of scheming HP OW Petra took off to travel the world and party under the guise of a modeling career and left Dixie at home to care for the Petra s ailing mother Dixie s own mum died when she was five and her dad remarried shortly after her death When Dixie s dad passed a year later her new stepmum let her stay with them and earned Dixie s eternal devotion forever Unfortunately Petra and her mother gave Dixie some self image problems as well Dixie is 5 2 and packing curves than Jessica Rabbit but because Petra and the stepmother were the tall and slender type Dixie learned to dress in oversized clothing to hide her voluptuousnessDixie also never had the chance to attend much of school she ended up leaving with poor marks at 16 from so much missed attendance because she was caring for her stepmother Which means Dixie has no job skills suitable for business whatsoever All of her nowledge comes from reading books and mostly books from medieval philosophers which gives her a rare insight into people but Dixie is definitely a half glass full inda girl Dixie and Cesar clash when it comes out that Dixie is in the process of being dunned for a massive amount of debtThe debt isn t Dixie s it is actually Petra s Dixie shared a bank account with Petra and Petra ran up a load of high priced bills then skipped the country taking her own money and Dixie s too in the Great EscapeCesar thinks that Dixie is a slothful gadabout who can t manage her finances Due to the clientele and the sensitive nature of the banking he does he won t allow anyone to work there who has an excessive amount of debt Which is fine with Cesar cause Dixie tho very popular and always good for a gab is hopeless at any type of office workBut Jasper really likes Dixie and the whole getting Dixie a job with Cesar was a heavy handed attempt at Jasper type matchmaking Even tho Dixie put her goldfish in the office foyer fountain Cesar thinks he can force Dixie to play nice by pretending to be his fiance for Jasper It seems Jasper s health is declining and Cesar will do just about anything to make Jasper happyCesar isn t normally so warm and caring but Jasper took his nerdy geek self in when he was twelve and his dysfunctional Spanish father and his eually messed up Italian mother both managed to get themselves expiredCesar had never now any Souvenirs de dbauches kindness until Jasper and Cesar will give Jasper what he thinks will make him happy even if he has to put up with a shameful sloth to do it To that end Cesar fires Dixie and then tries to blackmail herDixie is appalled and horrified shenows Jasper and his ideals a bit better than Cesar does and she is convinced that any type of dishonesty towards Jasper is going to rebound in a very bad wayBut Cesar is arrogant and certain he Mes recettes veggie au robot-cuiseur - 150 ides faciles et rapides ! knows bestIn a hilarious build up to the big Jasper moment Cesar and Dixie manage to have a scene with a policeman over curb crawling an attempt by Cesar to give Dixie a makeover and make her lose some weight and conflict over the housing of Dixie s goldfish named Cesar cause heeeps eating the goldfish friends Dixie buys for him and Dixie s rescue dog SpikeThen Cesar gets a good look at Dixie in her shorty pajama s when the personal trainer Cesar hired puts her on a very restrictive diet and Dixie needs a fix of chocolate cake What he sees his eyes pop out and sends his Lurve Force Mojo Meter soaringCesar ditches the workouts and orders chocolate cake even tho Dixie isn t exactly warming to his alpha manly charm in fact she thinks he is horrible Cesar is very confident he can score in all Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary kinds of waysThere is a hilarious flight out to see Jasper in Spain and a few roofieisses that give Dixie a really creepy feeling Cesar also has the disconcerting sensation of being compared to another man and found totally lackingPrior to Cesar s fake engagement plan Dixie was. Married preferably to Dixie Robinson Well perhaps a temporary engagement would be enough to make Jasper happyAnd ended in marriageBeneath Dixie's baggy sweaters C?.
One of the most charming HP books ever Even with the plethora of misunderstandings yes I just used the word plethora in a Harleuin review this book is fantastic The heroine is so adorable and the hero doesn t stand a chanceBonus cute dog AND hilarious goldfish storylineLOVE THIS BOOK I just loved Dixieand Cesar became very endearing At first I was scratching my head but uickly got into the screwball antics of the two This was very well done and I understand why it has held up as one of the all time classics I loved this book Wow That scene in the gym and the one caught eating a midnight snack was epic I felt it and it was very intense I loved the hero even if he got it wrong at first He than makes up for it Love Lynne Graham This was is a eeper Heroine Dixie and Hero Cesar come to an agreement to have a fake engagement to make Cesar s godfather Jasper happy Jasper s health is failingI didn t really care for Dixie At first she seemed sweet and funny but as the story progressed she started to annoy me She was just too na ve too clumsy too ditzy Cesar was okay but I really couldn t understand why he was even interested in Dixie besides lusting for her voluptuous body I liked Cesar s godfather Jasper I thought this book would have been better due to the rave reviews it received Maybe I expected too muchAn average read at best Cesar is a brilliant and calculating businessman who owns a bank The only person he loves is his godfather Jasper the compassionate old fashioned scholar who raised him When he learns that Jasper is dying Cesar panics realizing that he has yet to fulfill Jasper s fond hopes of him settling down w Review of book read years agoDixie Dixie Dixie LOL This girl has got to be the absolute funniest heroine ever written by Lynne Graham There was so much comedy in this novel Dixie has the biggest heart ever She genuinely cares about people and is a sweetheart Cesar meanwhile is a stuffy but sexy rich tycoon who thinks Dixie is drab plain and plump because she dresses in extremely baggy and ill fitting clothes It was so funny to read his reaction to her unveiling when he saw that Dixie was not fat or plain I wish Lynne Graham would try her hand at writing a bit of comedy in her romance again I will never forget the fish Dixie named after Cesar I only wished Dixie s annoying stepsister would have been arrested for fraud That would have been perfect Unfortunately Lynne G never really lets her bitchy villains get their just desserts Re read May 21 2018Still the perfect comfort read I was struck this time by the masterful evolution of the hero s character He was so jealous of hapless Scott LOLThe scene with the personal trainer alone is worth reading the book The heroine is lovable and the hero is totally thrown off his game If I ever have a goldfish I ll now what to name it A 3 is not a bad rating I Let Me Feed You know some people think it is It means I liked it which I did I can also completely understand why it is a favorite among many This is totally a matter of personal preference I prefer my HPs to be of a crazy OTT trainwreck or to have lots of angst or both That s why I seek them out and Graham has beennown to write some good and angsty hot messes see Tempestuous ReunionThis book was good too It Five Days at Memorial kept me engaged and the heroine was definitely entertaining I was amused by her because I m like the hero in that I am reserved and in my own head a lot Super warm extroverts who always act on emotion and say whatever pops into their head like Dixie baffle the living heck out of me I could totally identify with his discomfort However I tend to end up with friends who share those trait with Dixie and love them dearly which proves the opposites attract theory has some merit Okay Inow some people found the heroine annoying but how can you not like a heroine who names her cannabilistic fish after the heroThis little gem has many of the tropes we all love and hate in a Harleuin but it has the nice twist of a bamboozled and very confused alpha hero taken down by an adorkable heroinePSThe heroine is amazingly good at popping the bubble of his Alpha HP arrogance I think my favorite line is when the heroine tells the hero after he isses her Unexpectedly Dixie turned back to face him a sunny smile of anticipation slowly curving her reddened mouth You don t understand If you can make me feel like that I can hardly wait to find out how Scott can make me feel The silence refused to break Indeed the silence sat there like a huge brick wall barrier Cesar stared steadily back at her dark eyes black as a stormy night not a revealing muscle moving on his strong dark featuresAs the tension crackled sky high Dixie frowned in bewilderment I just wanted to reassure you that I wasn t being silly and feeling attracted to you or anything like that I mean I just couldn t be attracted to youyou re so She faltered to a halt in the pin dropping uiet greeting that impulsive explanation Re The Spanish Groom Lynne Graham s ultimate breakout novel that will set the bar for the most beloved of her heroine and hero types for all her future booksThis one is hands down my favoritist HPlandia ou. It started with a ringCésar Valverde was the man with everything But his beloved godfather was in poor health and César new that it would please Jasper if he got.
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See this thread for information Lynne Graham was born on July 30 1956 of Irish Scottish parentage She has livedin Northern Ireland all her life She grew up in a seaside village with herbrother She learnt to read at the age of 3 and haven't stopped since thenLynne first met her husband when she was 14 At 15 she wrote her firstbook but it was rejected everywhere Lynne married after she completed adegree at Edinburgh University She started writing again when she was athome with her first child It took several attempts before she sold herfirst book in 1987 and the delight of seeing that first book for sale in thelocal newsagents has never been forgotten Now there are over 10 million ofher books in print worldwideLynne always wanted a large family and has five children Her eldest and heronly natural child is 19 and currently at university Her other fourchildren who are every bit as dear to her heart are adopted She has two9 year olds adopted from Sri Lanka and a 5 and a 3 year old adopted fromGuatemala In Lynne's home there is a rich and diverse cultural mix whichadds a whole extra dimension of interest and discovery to family life Thefamily lives in a country house surrounded by a woodland garden which iswonderfully private The family has two pets Thomas a very large andaffectionate black cat bosses the dog and hunts rabbits The dog is Daisyan adorable but not very bright white West Highland terrier who loves beingchased by the cat At night dog and cat sleep together in front of thekitchen stove Lynne loves gardening cooking collects everything from oldtoys to rock specimens and is crazy about every aspect of Christmas