The ruse and the ring! Yorke Mackinnon was determined to get back his grandmother's emerald ring.... Grandma had given him two choices: return the ring to her, or give it to the woman he wanted to marry.Sabina was safekeeping her best friend's engagement ring. When Yorke turned up with some wild story that the ring had been stolen, Sabina wouldn't just tamely hand it overThe ruse and the ring!Yorke Mackinnon was determined to get back his grandmother's emerald ring.... Grandma had given him two choices: return the ring to her, or give it to the woman he wanted to marry.Sabina was safekeeping her best friend's engagement ring. When Yorke turned up with some wild story that the ring had been stolen, Sabina wouldn't just tamely hand it over.So Yorke was prepared to make a deal: Sabina got to keep the ring, but only if she wore it - and pretended to be his fiancée!...
|Title||:||With His Ring|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||186 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
With His Ring Reviews
Republished as an e-book recently, I read the paperback eons ago and kept it -- along with every book this author has written. I love how Jessica Steele creates conflict in her heroes, who end up wholeheartedly adoring the very one they initially distrusted and/or despised. Then they must grovel a little. :-) Her heroes can be ruthless, rude, insulting...and tender, charming, hot. Her heroines are not doormats.Jessica Steele is now about 80 years old, sad to say. Her sentence construction is sometimes ... unusual. She missed a lot of school as a sickly child, and dropped out when TB developed. But IMO, she is among the best authors at Harlequin: good dialogue, strong conflict, slowly steaming sexual awareness, and some humor (but be prepared for introspection from the heroine -- I skim over it). Most of her books follow a formula, ending with a true confessions scene at the end (wish they weren't quite so long, these tell-alls).With His Ring: Yorke is a wealthy, debonaire Brit (think Cary Grant) who gets into conflict with Sabina, a secretary (not his). She's single and a virgin (of course). Sabina won't give Yorke the emerald ring that she is safeguarding for Natalie, her best friend who is backpacking in Brazil. York insists the ring belongs to his grandmother, and that Natalie's fiancé stole it, but Sabina has no proof of this, so she digs her heels in. Yorke tries to bully her into giving him the family heirloom (by being rude, commanding, bossy), then tries to explain the situation, and then tries to charm and coax her, but Sabina won't budge. When nothing works, he realizes he's dealing with an Unusual Woman -- beautiful and spunky and loyal, with a sense of humor and a soft spot for old ladies -- especially frail old ladies who are recovering from major heart surgery (Yorke's grandmother, in this case).As these two go toe-to-toe, an attraction builds, but neither will admit it. Yorke starts telling a few white lies and not revealing some pertinent news to keep Sabina at his side. He's never been prone to fibbing. On top of that, he finds himself surly and possessive because Sabina goes out with Oliver. Jealousy!? This "most eligible bachelor" is in a welter.Steele is pretty good at building chemistry and emotional intensity. Her love scenes -- even getting only to 2nd or 3rd base -- are more sizzling than some erotica I've read. Excerpt:"Sweet love," he groaned, and caressed her, moulding her breasts, teasing... And Sabina was reduced, seduced into just holding onto him, while his mouth and tongue and gentle teeth teased and tormented each hard, throbbing nipple....and as one of his hands caressed down to her thigh..."But, wait! She's a virgin (!!) and he's an honorable man! (Dammit!!) In some of Steele's Hqn Presents, they go all the way, and in a few Hqn Romances, they do. For example, see Wife In Waiting for tender sizzling sex scenes, fully completed. It's out in e-book form, too.Flaw: I didn't like how Yorke brought an end to the lovemaking scene. Needlessly harsh and hurtful.******
Sabrina as a good and sincere friend agree to keep her best friend`s engagement ring bt later find that her friend`s fiance stole the ring from his cousin......lovely story.
Very disappointing and I am usually a huge fan of this author.
It was pretty good. The only thing that kinda annoyed me was that for the last 20 pages or so you got the explanation for everything. It was a bit too long for me.
It a cute book. I find the charaters likable.
A prolific romance writer. A pleasant read.