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[[ Read E-pub ]] ⚡ The Spanish Groom ç It started with a ringC sar Valverde was the man with everything But his beloved godfather was in poor health, and C sar knew that it would please Jasper if he got 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 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 One of the most charming HP books ever Even with the plethora of misunderstandings yes, I just used the word plethora in a Harlequin review , this book is fantastic The heroine is so adorable and the hero doesn t stand a chance.Bonus cute dog AND hilarious goldfish storylineLOVE THIS BOOK 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 failing.I 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 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 failing.I 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 much.An average read at best This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 books.This one is hands down my favoritist HPlandia outing and I tend to fangirl like a rabid lemming on it.So 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 required reading list.There have been funny HP outi 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 books.This one is hands down my favoritist HPlandia outing and I tend to fangirl like a rabid lemming on it.So 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 required reading list.There 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 starts.Jasper was knocked 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 tea.Jasper 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 packingcurves 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 voluptuousness.Dixie 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 knowledge 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 kinda girl Dixie and Cesar clash when it comes out that Dixie is in the process of being dunned for a massive amount of debt The 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 Escape Cesar 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 work.But 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 happy.Cesar 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 equally messed up Italian mother both managed to get themselves expired.Cesar had never know any 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 her.Dixie is appalled and horrified, she knows 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 way.But Cesar is arrogant and certain he knows best.In 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 he keeps eating the goldfish friends Dixie buys for him and Dixie s rescue dog Spike.Then 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 soaring.Cesar ditches the workouts and orderschocolate 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 kinds of ways.There is a hilarious flight out to see Jasper in Spain and a few roofie kisses that give Dixie a really creepy feeling Cesar also has the disconcerting sensation of being compared to another man and found totally lacking.Prior to Cesar s fake engagement plan, Dixie was having a fine time mooning over another young man from afar In reality Scott isn t muchsophisticated 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 fanatic.Cesar 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 wild.Jasper 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 planned.Cesar 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 delay.When Petra shows up for the wedding, there areantics 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 quickly realizes that Dixie s standards are genuine, she truly values kindness and is herself a very 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 quality 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 there Dixie 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 hand.Cesar 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 forever.Dixie, who can t quite figure out why Scott keeps 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 up.In 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 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 bits.Cesar 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 Dixie knows 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 HEA.This 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 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 know what to name it.