Becoming the Tycoon's Bride

Author: Patricia Thayer and Liz Fielding

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: March 1, 2011

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT

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Hugh McCutheon worked in the family business. He had a reputation for letting nothing stand in his way to see a job completed.  When Hugh’s father assigns him to go to Oregon State to purchase a vineyard from Cullen Flanagan,
Hugh see it as just another business proposition. 

Hugh never expected to find have any remorse of purchasing the vineyard.  He learns that Flanagan was behind on his mortgage because his wife had become terminally ill.  Cullen’s granddaughter Ellie refuses to allow Hugh to rob her family of their vineyard. With stubborn pride, she is determined to fight to the end to ensure that her family’s legacy remains untouched.

Hugh finds himself enchanted with the beauty Ellie radiates.  With her green eyes and red hairhe finds she takes his breath away.  Will he be able to go through with his plans to cause her family such pain?  Or will he help her save her family’s vineyard?



Three years ago, Violet Hamilton put her life on hold when her grandmother had a stroke.  She left collegewhere she was studying to be a fashion designer, to return home to care for her grandmother. 


Violet’s grandmother was a descendant of royal blood.  She was a descendant of the desert princess, Fatima.  Violet was saddened when her grandmother passed away.  She feared that she would also lose the family home.  The answer to Violet's problems occurwhen she discovers an ancient dagger.  She believes the artifact is an ancient heirloom that is worth enough to help pay the debts on her home.


News travels to the future Emir, Sheikh Fayad al Khalifa, concerning Violet finding the ancient dagger.  The dagger is rumored to be “The Blood of Tariq” which holds mystical powers.  It is said that the one that is in possession of it holds of the fate of Ras at Kawi.


Fayad knows the new owner is unaware of the danger that surrounds the dagger.  In order to protect his country, he decHi Duzieides to travel to England to seek out Violet.  He finds that he is just in time because someone broke into Violet’s home looking for the dagger.


Fayad knows that the only way to protect Violet is to take her and the dagger to his homeland palace.  Will their close quarters bring out new found feelings of love?


You will find no better authors than Patricia Thayer and Liz Fielding.  These two talented authors’ combined produce an award winning combination.  I was highly impressed with both of their stories. Each one was a pure delight to read.  I highly recommend this book to any romance reader who wants to get the maximum benefit out of their reading pleasure.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Suzie Housley

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