High-Powered, Hot-Blooded

Mr December Duncan Patrick, CEO ScroogeHis Objective Lose the bah humbug attitudeHis Plan Find the right temporary mistressA powerful businessman, Duncan didn t like ultimatums, unless he was making them But the board demanded his public image change When he encountered sweet kindergarten teacher Annie McCoy, he knew she d make him look like a perfect angel, thouMr December Duncan Patrick, CEO ScroogeHis Objective Lose the bah humbug attitudeHis Plan Find the right temporary mistressA powerful businessman, Duncan didn t like ultimatums, unless he was making them But the board demanded his public image change When he encountered sweet kindergarten teacher Annie McCoy, he knew she d make him look like a perfect angel, though it would take some devilish manipulation.Once he had Annie playing his pretend mistress, Duncan needed to make her his real life lover Could a grouchy CEO cultivate the charm necessary to win the woman he d almost destroyed
High Powered Hot Blooded Mr December Duncan Patrick CEO ScroogeHis Objective Lose the bah humbug attitudeHis Plan Find the right temporary mistressA powerful businessman Duncan didn t like ultimatums unless he was making t

  • Title: High-Powered, Hot-Blooded
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • ISBN: 9780373769810
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. 4–Heartwarming–StarsAt the beginning of each New Year, I find myself reading the Christmas stories I didn't have time to read during the holidays season. Maybe it's my way of prolonging the holiday spirit just a little bit longer. High-Powered, Hot Blooded is a quick, sweet and heartwarming Christmas story. It's full of heart-and-soul and encompasses what all good romance stories are made of. I only wish the ending had included an epilogue. I'm not sure why authors never seem to include them [...]

    2. ***4 1/2 stars***This is a wonderful Christmas romance with a hard hearted CEO who is softened by a sweet Kindergarden teacher who teaches him the importance of love and caring. Very sweet and heartwarming story just in time for the holidays! Plus there is a nice prominent Christmas theme and a wonderful ending. Highly recommended!

    3. 5 stars – Contemporary/Holiday RomanceI loved this simple, charming, and heartwarming holiday romance about an ex-boxer and self-made shipping mogul, billionaire CEO who’s cold, ruthless ways get a Scrooge-like makeover when he falls for an innocent, sweet, do-gooder Kindergarten teacher who defrosts his icy heart and shatters all of his cynical defenses. I highly recommend this delightful, touching story to anyone who loves a good contemporary, holiday romance! 5 stars!

    4. Cheesy and romantic story. Very well written as well. I only wish it had an epilogue. Heroine not a virgin plus no epilogue so minus two stars! SL is a great author though if you are looking for an enjoyable read you should read this you will not be disappointed.

    5. Reread 11/24/12. I re-read this one every year!This is a perfect Christmas read!It has:1. A "scrooge" type hero that is desperately in need of a Christmas transformation2. A "do good" heroine that sets out to show this man about what's important in life3. A very quick read (it's a perfect one-sitting book)4. A really sweet and satisfying ending5. A safe "formula" that the Silhouette Desire line is known forAround the holiday times, I find myself too busy to read ****gasp****, but too busy NOT to [...]

    6. 4 Solid Stars!! A little bit of Pretty Women, a little bit of Scrooge, a little bit of heat and a whole lot of sweet…made this the perfect holiday read!Thanks for rec Crista, it was wonderful, just like you said it would be!! Check out her great review!

    7. Duncan Patrick has been voted the meanest CEO for a couple years in a row. I wonder how bad you have to be to get that calling? Anyway, the only way to get his board members of his back is to find someone to boost his image. And who better than a kindergarten teacher?Annie would do anything to save her brother even if it meant playing a part of Duncan's devoted girlfriend. But the biggest problem is when the acting becomes reality and she starts falling for Duncan. Beneath that Scrooge mask ther [...]

    8. This was a really sweet book. It was amazing to see how much Duncan changed throughout the story. Duncan was named the meanest CEO in newspapers, and magazines. His board of directors wanted him to do something, anything to change his reputation. Annie was a kindergarten teacher. On her salary she was supporting her twin college cousins. She was also supporting a foreign exchange student. Her brother needed help. He had a gambling problem. He stole money from the company he worked for. Just so h [...]

    9. I swear I cry everytime I read this book, it doesn't even have to be Christmas time. Duncan is a hard headed CEO who has a crappy reputation. He gets lucky when the sister of an ex employee agrees to pretend date him to help with his image in return for her to be able to keep her house. They both fall for another and its Christmas Magic. I especially love the tree scene, he is such a great guy who needed just the right person to remind him.

    10. Duncan (a cross between Scrooge Mcduck and Richard Gear in Pretty Woman) is pretty firmly on the naughty list in the business world and all the bad press is affecting business. He takes advantage of Annie's situation and gets her to pose as his girlfriend to get his board of directors off his back. The resulting romance was funny and sweet and pushed enough buttons to give me a light dose of warm fuzzies.

    11. akhirnya, gw berhasil melakukan niat untuk aktif kembali di . Ini review pertama di tahun 2013, padahal sudah banyak novel yang gw baca cuman belum sempet ngapa-ngapainhehehehewaktu beli novel gw sama sekali ga ada ekspektasi apa2,selain halaman yang tidak terlalu tebal&sinopsis yang biasa2 saja jd gw pikir pasti isinya yah kayak harlequin akhir2 ini yg diterbitkan oleh gramedia,semua flat&ga bikin gw semangat utk bacanyagw ga bakal memuat sinopsisnya jd gw kasih link aja buat yang penas [...]

    12. Fun and very readable Christmas romance. For being as super sweet as Annie was (this is my first Mallery so not sure if that is typical of her heroines), she did not get on my nerves. She was just a really nice person. Duncan starts out all tough and cold, but quickly gets in touch with his better self as he spends time with Annie. My only quibble is the conflict at the end seemed fairly absurd as far as Annie's reasons for breaking up with Duncan. Oh and what is with the names on category roman [...]

    13. The perfect fantasy. Mega rich guy hires a kindergarten teacher to go out with him to make him seem nicer. He falls in love with her and why wouldn't he? She's perfect. Sweet and loving. She teaches him to let the inner nice guy out and her reward is a hunky rich guy loving only her and sweeping her away to a life of ease. Exactly what my teenaged self wanted those many years ago. A sweet little read.

    14. I get that in author's understanding Annie is the best heroine but I absolutely detest heroines that are naïve and TSTL. Annie was one, with no fight in her, a complete doormat, incapable to stand for herself and just let everyone walk all over her. DNF-ed the moment (view spoiler)[ the pushover decided to serve Duncan to his bitch of an ex-wife on a silver platter. (hide spoiler)]

    15. The end of July probably isn't the best time to read a Christmas story, but when I picked this up I had no clue what it was about, and the Christmasy element isn't overpowering so it only felt a little disorienting.Annie is a kindergarten teacher who makes a deal with Duncan, a ruthless businessman, in order to save her brother from prison. Duncan has been burned in the past and has indeed turned ruthless, burying all the kindness he's capable of deep inside, until Annie enters his life.At first [...]

    16. This book was a quick enjoyable read that altered slightly from the typical Harlequin plot line (near the end). The story follows Duncan Patrick and Annie McCoy when Annie is confronted by Duncan about her brother stealing money from his company. The board of directors from Duncan's company think he needs to clean up his image in the public spotlight so it doesn't have a negative effect on the company so they tell him to find a girlfriend. In order to help her brother and save him from going to [...]

    17. Fun and sexy, what starts as a business arrangement becomes so much more. Duncan is a ruthless CEO who has been hurt too many times to believe in love. Annie is the stereotypical kindergarten teacher--romantic and kind and giving. She supports her cousins and her brother--even though the brother brings her nothing but pain. But Annie will do anything for family. So she strikes a deal with Duncan to keep her brother out of jail. Duncan thinks he's just getting good press but can't help but feel h [...]

    18. The story felt too unreal for my taste. About half way I got bored but I can predict the ending as a HEA for the teacher and CEO.

    19. Good love storyWell done. Good story of two people who should not. Be together but make it work. Christmas story different than most

    20. Annie and Duncan. Deliciously predictable harlequin style plot. There was one moment near the end when Annie had a TSTL but other than that it was a fun listen/read. I could see the moment coming a mile away and kinda had an 'oh cr*p' moment hoping the author wouldn't go there. (view spoiler)[ The OW confronts her outside the lady's room it's like those times in horror films where the girl goes into the dark and you are thinking, 'no don't go!'. That's what it feels like every time the h goes to [...]

    21. Duncan Patrick is the meanest CEO in the country. His take no prisoners approach to business has earned him a vile reputation. His board of directors want a change, and they want him to become NICE. To find a nice, steady woman to date and deflect the bad image he portrays. When he goes to confront Tim McCoy about embezzling from his company, he is ensnared in the nice sweet temptation of his sister, Annie McCoy. Having Annie agreeing to be his date for the holiday season, he agrees to wipe out [...]

    22. ★★☆☆☆ 2.5 Sinopse:A powerful businessman, Duncan didn't like ultimatums, unless he was making them. But the board demanded his public image change. When he encountered sweet kindergarten teacher Annie McCoy, he knew she'd make him look like a perfect angel, though it would take some devilish manipulation.Once he had Annie playing his pretend mistress, Duncan needed to make her his real-life lover. Could a grouchy CEO cultivate the charm necessary to win the woman he'd almost destroye [...]

    23. Memang benar pemberitaan Media sngt powerfullrita yg gk bnr bs dianggap bnr oleh org2al crtnya di sini ttg Duncan yg gk bgitu bersahabat dgn Media, sehingga pemberitaan di Media selalu menyudutkan diaakhirnya dia diksh ultimatum oleh para pemegang saham utk mencari pacar yg baik dlm arti cwek yg bnr2 disukai org2betulan Annie, seorg guru TK,yg gk pny duit, dan membiayai 2org adik sepupu, trus adiknya yg penjudi menilep uang prsh si Duncan inijadilah dibuat kesepakatan si Annie pura2 jd pacar Dun [...]

    24. sukaaa banget sama ceritanyaaksi Duncan & Annie juga sweet banget mulai dari dibeliin pohon natal, gaun2, wahh pokonya prince charming yang ga biasa bgt lah si Duncan iniDuncan ini juga bukan tipe jerk macem hero2 harlequin pada umumnyadia ini benernya baek, tapi gara2 pernah disakitin mantan istrinya, jdnya dia berakting kyk orang kejem gitu dehAnnie ini juga bukan tipe heroine lugu, polos, atau bego kayak heroine harlequin pada umumnya Annie ini lembut, penyayang, tapi suka kalo dy mulai m [...]

    25. Whoa. This was really published in 2009? I thought I was reading a story from the mid-90s. Maybe early. Because this, this was a TSTL heroine with an overbearing billionaire hero. Which makes sense for a series book, I guess.Anyway, Annie has made it a habit of helping out the entire world, housing her two cousins and a girl from Guam as well as cleaning up after her gambling-addicted brother. Duncan, on the other hand, has made a bazillionity dollars by being a total jerk. Not quite as bad as h [...]

    26. Cerita yang menghangatkan hati. Annie yang begitu polos menilai orang bisa merubah Duncan menjadi orang yang peduli. Paling suka waktu Duncan saat dia menjelaskan pada Jenny (atau Julie? Saya lupa lol) bahwa Duncan salaah memandang Annie "dengan semua tanggung jawab yang diembannya kepada siapa dia harus bersandar?" Aw so sweet >< Sayang konfliknya kurang digali lagi. Coba ditambah satu part lagi biar Dincan ngejar2 Annie dulu But whatever this story still heartwarming and amazing.

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