Series: Ruthless Russians


A VIRGIN FOR HIS PRIZE by Lucy MonroeA Virgin for His Prize by Lucy Monroe
Series: Ruthless Russians
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Vanessa

Romi Grayson dated Maxwell Black for a year, but when he made her a proposal without a ring to go with it, she called it off.  Now she hears he was offered a deal involving a ring with her “sister”.  Not being the stand-in-the-corner type, Romi confronts the tycoon.


Maxwell Black wants Romi back, but it can’t be completely on her terms.  He finds a way to blackmail her into giving him what he wants.  Romi, seeing deeper into Max and his motivations, gives in, but did she truly see what was there or was she viewing what she wanted to see?


A Virgin for His Prize was a delightful read that had more to tell at its heart than the surface explained.  I know for all of Max’s beliefs in his ruthlessness, he wasn’t as awful as he wanted to be, at least not to Romi.  Max was more like a wild bear that had already been tamed before A Virgin for His Prize opened.  However, he can’t see that he’s really a softy, and so he goes about achieving his goals through his usual means in A Virgin for His Prize.


I liked that Romi was someone who put herself out there, and it showed in her chosen life, as well.  She didn’t just talk about things, she actually did them.  Max showed that he would defend Romi, even to family in A Virgin for His Prize, and that showed that he was a true hero in the end.


I think in the end Max can still deny his teddy bear leanings, but Romi trusts him completely and knows differently in A Virgin for His Prize.  So what’s wrong with letting him believe he is the big bad wolf for a while?



AN HEIRESS FOR HIS EMPIRE by Lucy MonroeAn Heiress for His Empire by Lucy Monroe
Series: Ruthless Russians
Published by Harlequin on 2014-10-01
Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Melissa

The story: Innocent debutante Madison Archer has hit the headlines for a scandal not of her making. Now, marriage to the unscrupulous Viktor Beck is the only way to save what's left of her reputation! The contract: Maddie has always featured in Viktor's plans to take over her father's company and expand his empire. The intense attraction between them only sweetens the deal he's offered…. The secret: Though love doesn't beat in Viktor's heart, he'll show Maddie just how hot their chemistry can be. But even this corporate shark is in for a shock—his wild socialite is still a virgin!

Madison Archer has loved Viktor Beck for years. She tried long ago to make him see her as a desirable woman but he rebuffed her. Now Maddie is faced with a terrible scandal in the tabloids because of a so called friend who spread lies about her for money. Her father is infuriated and insists that Maggie chose between several men he has selected to lead his company, among them is Viktor. She must marry the man she chooses immediately to counter the scandal. It’s always been Viktor for Maddie so she allows him to convince her to go along with her father’s plan and choose him. Viktor has always wanted Maddie but was sure she was too young before, now her father has played right into his plans. He desires Maddie not only as a woman but also for business reasons. Can Maddie turn desire into love? Or is she destined to love a man who will never love her?



Can I just say this maybe my favorite Lucy Monroe book in years?! I always love to read her books but with An Heiress for His Empire she has hooked me again. Maddie and Viktor are both blinded to how the other really feels. Add to that the devious friend and Maddie’s less than functional relationship with her father and you have a book that keeps you turning the pages. Joyfully Recommended for all readers who are looking for an addictive read!!!

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