Story line was good as well as the pacing. Character development lagged for me at times. Oct 04, Glendalee rated it liked it Shelves: harlequin-presents. How about a MOC The h was hesitant and tried to call his bluff but the H was serious so they get married. Chemistry is off the charts and they consummate the marriage. So the h leaves and the H being the alpha-male that he is finds her. I must say I did enjoy this h, she did not just go back into his arms like some other heroines I see in HP. When Chiara Caruso's parents die in a tragic accident, she has no option other than forfeiting the home- the only place she has lived in since she was born within its walls.
Things take a turn when the elusive Nicolo Santo Domenico shows up on her doorsteps, claiming the mansion as his! However, to her shock, he soon offers her marriage in lieu for retaining her house- but in return she has to provide him heirs! Nicolo drives to possess the land which rightfully belongs to his family, but as he sees the voluptous venus on the doorstep, he is determined to own her to-in order to erase every trace of the Caruso clan.
Soon they embark on a marriage of convinience- but as attraction sizzles on their wedding night, they give into their carnal lust. As Chiara comes to knows Nicolo's real motives behind the marriage, and realizes the futility of her marriage, she decides to run away. But Nicolo will not let his wife go, and soon chases her, only to realize their consummation had its consequences.. Very sweet and sexy love story with a scared, curvy but determined heroine, a scarred ruthless hero, loads of drama, hot lovemaking, mild angst followed by a uber adorable HEA and epilogue.
I liked how the heroine fought for the hero, and tried hard to make the marriage work instead of having breakdowns or sissy tantrums. Really enjoyed it! Safe 4. Sep 10, Shatarupa Dhar rated it really liked it Shelves: mills-and-boon-modern. Chiara Caruso is worried. Barely a week has passed since her parents' death in a car crash, that the only home she knows, an old Sicilian Castello, is about to be possessed by the bank.
In comes Nicolo Nico Santo Domenico, claiming that her home was actually his, his ancestors', which he has now come back to claim, with vengeance. But marrying her will serve two purposes; one, getting back his home immediately, and two, stabilize his business by presenting a stability in life, having a family. Chiara demands a six month trial marriage, with heirs to come much later. But, on the realisation that she may be pregnant after their wedding night, with Nico considering her as nothing more than a pawn in his game, she has no option but to flee.
The most adorable character in the book was Spiro, the Sicilian Shepherd. It was funny to read how Nico got jealous of Spiro. The author has brought out the emotions of the main characters beautifully, with their painful pasts. Who loved her. Special mention for the endearing epilogue. Aug 09, Ishara Dasruth rated it really liked it. Another stellar book from Abby Green. The H and h had great chemistry and the story moved at a good pace. Love the MOC and unplanned baby trope and this book delivered both in spades. Overall, a great read. On first read, I really didn't care for this, but as I re-read my highlighted parts, I got caught up in the story again.
Nico was "not very nice" to put it mildly, but I loved Chiara and how strong she was. Even though she came to love Nico, she wasn't about to let him roll right over her. My favorite part was when Nico's former fiance tried to put Nico and Chiara down at a party and Chiara immediately came to Nico's defense: She was blisteringly angry that a precious moment had been ruined—infe On first read, I really didn't care for this, but as I re-read my highlighted parts, I got caught up in the story again.
My favorite part was when Nico's former fiance tried to put Nico and Chiara down at a party and Chiara immediately came to Nico's defense: She was blisteringly angry that a precious moment had been ruined—infected by the cynicism she hated so much. Chiara walked up to the woman—so close that her belly was almost touching her.
She had to look up because she was so much smaller, and some part of her delighted in seeing the woman swallow nervously. You gave up any right to know anything about my husband when you slept with his best friend. You are not a nice person. And yet I wish you well, because everyone deserves a chance. Aug 12, Maria Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: stars , damsel-in-distress , fully-reviewed-books , marriage-of-convenience , unexpected-pregnancy.
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Chiara Caruso has just suffered the loss of her parents in a car accident and now may lose her ancestral home as well. The family castello is set to be repossessed by the bank as her father had many debts and had been borrowing on the estate. Unsure what to do next, the choice becomes clear when a visitor shows up at her home, claiming to be the rightful heir to the property. He arrives at the castello, showing Chiara the long abandoned graveyard on the property whose headstones prove his claim.
Nico has a proposition for Chiara. He needs a wife at his side to improve his reputation among his conservative peers who see his playboy ways as distasteful. A quick marriage ensues, and a wedding night beyond either of their expectations. But Chiara finds her husband cold and calculating even after what for her was a transcendent experience and she runs away.
When Nico finds her several months later, he discovers she is pregnant and this changes everything. Can their marriage become a real one after all? A copy of this story was provided by the publisher for review. My perception from the synopsis was that they already were married and that Chiara had already run away from her marriage once she learned t 4. So that threw me off at first. The second thing that really threw me off of the story was the fact that he was pretty upfront of why he was marrying Chiara in the fist place.
Again was not expecting that especially from the synopsis. I thought he was going to pursue her, seduce her, and marry her in the hopes of getting his family estate without her even knowing about it as she succumbed to his advances then later learn the truth of why he pursued her in first place, but Nico pretty much presented this deal to her that he would allow her to live in the estate that she lived in her entire life, which happened to be his family estate that he was trying to get back if she married him.
Then we flash forward. I just thought there would have be more of betrayal adding more drama and angst to the story.
That was little weird for me too. I guess I am just used the normal formula in Presents that I expected this story to be exactly the same. Thirdly, it started off really slow for me, and I wished that it would hurry up and get to the point. I just found it really hard to get into, and I even thought about putting it down and starting another book because I was really satisfied by the beginning. I think it was it took forever for them to make a deal about the marriage and the estate that it just really slowed down the pacing of the story.
Once they got to the wedding and wedding night then it picked up a bit, but up until that point the pacing was just really slow. Once the wedding and wedding night happened then it got so much better and made me glad that I actually stuck with this book because it became utterly amazing after that. Not only did it show off their chemistry and the mad passion that they had for each other.
It finally showed some signs of life and actually romance to the story. I wish they got to this a lot sooner than it did. When it really took off was during the flash forward of five months later when Chiara was five months pregnant and had left her marriage, and Nico finally found her and brought her home to make their marriage work and prepare baby. Then the action really took place. There was lots of drama, angst, and passion that kept me the glued to the pages after that.
I loved seeing them trying to work at the marriage and through some of their issues and not only working hard through it but began to develop of respect and caring and loving between them that was beautiful yet complicated especially with Nico vowing that their marriage was never going to be based on emotions. Lovemaking and the deal that they made was the nature of their marriage according to him, which hurt Chiara because she had deep feelings for him, but tried to not show it. I liked seeing that struggle between them in their marriage. I tend to like stories where someone is deeply in love with the other person while the other person denies that they will feel anything deeper for the other person, and that was what this story had.
The one side of their relationship that had no problems was the passion side. That pool scene. Oh my goodness. That was pretty hot and showed off their chemistry to a tee, but it also showed of their need for each other. They had this very intense connection during those moments because that was the only time that he really allowed her to get close to him. It was about their intimacy more than anything, and I loved seeing those intimate moments between them. It showed off how special their relationship truly was.
Nico more than redeemed himself in the end, and like the story that I just recently read the declaration scene was just so amazing. He really put his heart on his sleeve and put it all out there after denying for so long that he had deeper feelings for her. I felt his heart in that moment, and it felt very real and true with nothing being forced.
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I could feel his desperation. His pain. His hurt. I loved how he did it. He was a man in love for sure.
I loved seeing this softened side of him. Once I got through the beginning of the story, I absolutely loved the story. It had a perfect mix of passion, emotions, angst, hurt, drama, and gut wrenching scenes that made for a really amazing romance between Chiara and Nico. It showed that love really conquered all with nothing else being really important aside from that. I got the feels in the second half. I could feel the love. The pain. I loved seeing them work at their marriage and actually fighting for it because it was worth saving.
Love was worth it, and I love that sentiment. The second chance part of the story really gave this story an extra layer and depth to the story that I really, really enjoyed. I can see myself reading this one again and again because it was amazing once all the intimacy came to play. I loved seeing their intimacy play out on the pages. It was really good. View 1 comment. Chiara is dealing with the shock of losing both her parents and learned that she is about to lose her family home when Nico barges into her life. He accuses her family of stealing his family home when his family was going through a hard time.
With the loss of her parents and the debt owed on the castello, Nico plans to reclaim his family home. He offers her a deal: marry him, provide him with an heir and she can stay in her home. She accepts bu Chiara is dealing with the shock of losing both her parents and learned that she is about to lose her family home when Nico barges into her life.
She accepts but runs from him after their wedding night. I enjoyed this book. She helped him open his eyes and heart allowing him to find real love. Aug 01, RomLibrary added it Shelves: married-but-separated , hq-bookshelf , pregnancy , moc , hero-married-her-for-convenience-no , she-leaves-him , v-card , desk , hero-can-t-find-her , sicilian. He delivers their baby.
An emotionally He delivers their baby. A romantic, intense passionate romance with a brooding hero and a heroine who has a quiet strength, loved it. Una historia para quitarte la resaca literaria. Aug 07, A rated it it was ok. The premise of the castle belong to my ancestors in the 17th century was a little too much!
The H's family ran out of money and their accountants supposedly lent them money and the impoverished H's ancestors tried negotiating back without luck due to missing paperwork. N ownership in a prev century doesn't grant you the rights in 21st century. If that was the case The premise of the castle belong to my ancestors in the 17th century was a little too much!
Jun 16, suman rated it it was ok. As far as Harlequin Hs go, Nico wasn't that much of an asshole. He was OTT of course, but at least he was justified in some of his initial hostility towards Chiara. I do think if she stuck around longer than the "morning after" a lot of the angst could have been avoided, but then we wouldn't have a story. Nico was also obviously smitten with his wife and that's pretty clear to the reader early on in the story. He was just slow on the uptake on his end. This story has the angst you'd expect, but As far as Harlequin Hs go, Nico wasn't that much of an asshole.
This story has the angst you'd expect, but I think this one is definitely spicier than most other Harlequin's I've read. I really liked Chiara and that she wasn't spiteful but she did try to emotionally protect herself. I can respect that. She didn't want to hurt Nico, but she also didn't want to hurt herself by continuing to be vulnerable. This is the book for you if you're looking for an angsty read that's also got some real steam and sweet moments. If you're looking for a Clare Connelly level asshole H this might not be the book for you right now.
But add it to your list anyways because it's so worth the read! Maybe I'm fussing too much. It seems to be happening to me a lot recently, with these new harlequins. But the author's efforts to make both MC's so agreeable, kinda reduced the angst level in a storyline whose premise had made me anticipate greater OTT drama. And that's why I can't rate this higher. Even after their relationship is consummated in a very bland sex scene the storytelling was still relatively monotonous. The author embarked on some sequential narration of social events etc.
The major "crisis" that developed in the final section, wasn't even very exciting either. The heroine kinda threw a little insecurity tantrum when Christo declared his love and this led to some bland H grovelling. The epilogue was just average. They don't have any kids of their own as yet, but it's not a great shock because it's only a year later. They renew their wedding vows because Christo needed to atone for having ruined their first wedding.
The little girl Anthea, is more confident, well adjusted and happy. I think there's a hint of a brewing romance better the heroine's best friend and the H's buddy Damen. Maybe time will tell if those two are gonna feature in a future novel. They're not very interesting characters, so the author will have to up her game if she intends to write a novel about them.
View all 35 comments. Jun 28, StMargarets rated it liked it Shelves: angst-by-misunderstanding-lies , harlequin-presents , library-book , second-chance. Heroine overhears the hero telling his best friend he just married her for her inheritance, so she runs away with the help of her friend. I smell sequel Hero tracks heroine down in Greece a week later. He needs her to take care of his stepsister's daughter and he wants to avoid the bad publicity of being jilted.
Blackmail, complete with a contract, ensues. This sounds like a fun angst fest - but it really wasn't angsty at all. Hero immediately begins to show his honorable side in how he treats t Heroine overhears the hero telling his best friend he just married her for her inheritance, so she runs away with the help of her friend.
Hero immediately begins to show his honorable side in how he treats the little girl drawing her pictures - aww and how he treats the servants, etc. So well, done, heroine! This is a sweet story with a great hero and a heroine with a backbone who isn't shrill about it. Ivy has the comprehensive review. View all 14 comments. I liked him very much for a modern hero. He was a determined jerk but not much cruel. To the end the writing became little bit sloopy but overall 3,5 stars. So, this was a big dud.
The premise was amazing: the heroine finds out on her wedding day the hero married her for her property and her childbearing and plain disposition. Infuriated, she runs away. The hero chases her and thus begins the story. My expectation: For an angsty, super heartwarming or heart wrenching read.
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I was ready The reality: A purely average read. I cannot say I enjoyed it, but it was OK. Safe 2. View 2 comments.
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Aug 18, Melody Cox rated it liked it Shelves: series , safe-read , secrets-big , sweet-love-story , marriage-of-convenience , ridiculously-repetitious , hp-challenge , no-cheating , mistreated-mc , heroine-strong. Not good but not bad. Right in-between. It starts as the wedding ceremony for Emma Piper and Christo Karides has ended and they are all heading in for a Wedding breakfast.
A couple of the girls, including the bride, stopped in the powder room to freshen up. No one noticed the window was open and soon they heard the groom talking to his best man He had only asked her to marry him because he was named guardian over his deceased step-sister's child keeping it secret until marriage ceremony was over. He doesn't tell the bride that it is to be her place to care for and raise the child. On top of that his friend said he was surprised he had not chosen Emma's cousin as his bride as she was more his style.
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She was more exciting looking and acting. She dressed sexy. He had been hot for her but they were never together. He decided to choose Emma because of his step-niece and she looked more motherly since she dressed conservatively. He knew the cousin dressed to draw attention from men and she did. He didn't think that would be good for the little girl. Some of the things he said were heartbreaking and nearly crushed his new bride.
She thought they had married for love but after the ceremony he says to the same friend it was not a love match but a practical marriage, a business arrangement. It's too bad no one ever told the bride that she was being accured as a mother to his step-niece, that it was a business arrangement and that love was not an option. She had no idea. She thought he loved her but just hadn't said it yet. She takes off to a property that her grandfather had owned and it took him four days to find her. It really ticked me off because he thought she should have to apologize to him and he did nothing wrong.
When she tells him what she overheard him tell his best man he acts like it no big deal and has no idea about how much his words hurt her and how it affected her self-esteem and self-worth. The young woman was devastated. He is thinking, yes, I'm attracted to her cousin but I have enough self control to stop myself. It did have a good ending but I felt he never understood or took responsibility for all the hurt and pain he caused her by his words. She was gobsmacked. She felt utterly used and deceived.
The big kicker is that whe was touted as the ugly duckling, the girl who would never be as beautiful as her cousing and I would like to throttle parents and relatives that say these types of damaging things to children. The children or adults never forget, ever! It stays with them for life and causes them to doubt themselves. It was quite a while later that she dressed to go to a business outing with him and made the comment that she couldn't wear the jewelry he had purchased for her.
That she wasn't pretty enough to wear jewelry. He hadn't a clue what she meant. These same crappy family members had told her repeatedly not to wear bright colors nor should she wear lovely jewelry because she was not pretty and the jewels would draw attention to her uncomelyness. What the hell kind of people say these kinds of damaging things to children and adults. When she said this to her husband he kind of got an understanding about one of the things he said and he knew he had hurt her I was disappointed in this book. I was expecting more. They don't even consummate their marriage till right about 70 percent.
Apr 07, Helen rated it it was amazing. Annie West has done it again, written a story that ticks all of the boxes for a romance that is sure to warm your heart, as two people journey with ups and downs along the way as they get to know each other in a most sensual and romantic way, I did love this one. Emma Piper has led a fairly quiet life after losing her parents and living with her grandparents, but as her grandfather is losing his battle with life she is introduced to Greek billionaire Christo Karides and he wins her heart, but on Annie West has done it again, written a story that ticks all of the boxes for a romance that is sure to warm your heart, as two people journey with ups and downs along the way as they get to know each other in a most sensual and romantic way, I did love this one.
Emma Piper has led a fairly quiet life after losing her parents and living with her grandparents, but as her grandfather is losing his battle with life she is introduced to Greek billionaire Christo Karides and he wins her heart, but on their wedding day she overhears a conversation and flees to the villa left to her in Corfu, to start a new life but when Christo arrives Emma is struggling to not let her emotions run wild.
I loved this story, the setting is just wonderful, I do love a Greek setting and well a Greek hero, my heart melts and it did so with Christo, what a hero so caring, and Emma she shows her strength and will not be walked over by Christo, family and people are what she cares for not the things that money can buy, this is a story that I highly recommend, a beautiful hero and heroine, MS West thank you for another keeper. View all 3 comments. Apr 11, iamGamz rated it really liked it Shelves: adult-fiction , location-location-location , enjoyed-the-writing , angst-angst-angst , fun-fun-fun , moc , read-in , harlequin-mills-boon.
The book opens on the wedding of Emma and Christo. Emma believed Christo loved her until she heard him tell his best friend that he was only marrying her for property that he wanted and that her grandfather left for her in his will. He also recently gained custody of a 3 year old girl and needs a mother for her. Emma, he believes, is quiet and biddable and will make the perfect wife and mother. Emma quickly proves him wrong. She runs, leaving him on their wedding day. Christo soon catches up and The book opens on the wedding of Emma and Christo.
Christo soon catches up and learns the hard way that his new runaway wife is nothing like he expected her to be. It was fun watching him try to come to terms with the actual woman he married and not the one he expected her to be. Sadly, Emma has a bit of reality hit her too. She also built a false version of Christo and soon found the real man was ruthless and harsh. And not at all in love with her. My heart went to Anthea, the 3 year old that Christo got custody of. Watching her bloom from a timid, scared little thing into a happy, vivacious child was very satisfying.
The best happy ending, imho. I enjoyed this book. There were no outside influences on their relationship. All the drama came from the characters coming to terms with the mess they created. I had a few chuckles at their expense as I read. It was worth the read. Apr 02, Nas Dean rated it it was amazing. On her wedding day, Emma Piper hears her new husband confiding in his best friend that he married her just for convenience and her property. She takes off for her villa in the island of Corfu in Greece.
But her new husband, Christo Karides comes looking for her. Though she is angry and hurt with him she feels instant heat and chemistry which was there before the wedding. Now she is in a quandary. Dare she believe in him again? After all he did say she was plain and simple. But Christo is fighting his own battles. There is nothing plain or simple about his new wife. She was passionate and full of fire. And he was attracted and intrigued by her.
Author Annie West brought this sensational romance to the pages which would hook a reader in and keep her engrossed till the very last page. Like all her books it was hard to put down. The characters are well developed and the story line had some unique twists and turns. I loved reading the Greek Island setting of this story.
Highly recommended for all readers of romance. I just felt like he never really acknowledged how cruel he actually was at the start, sure he felt guilty for practically saying that he preferred her cousin over her, but I felt like he never really apologised to her for it. The whole time he was talking about how badly his pride had been hurt, but what about Emma's? To be forced to stay in a marriage with a man she's in love with, who clearly doesn't love her back, is only with her for business and would actually prefer to be with her cousin w I just felt like he never really acknowledged how cruel he actually was at the start, sure he felt guilty for practically saying that he preferred her cousin over her, but I felt like he never really apologised to her for it.
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To be forced to stay in a marriage with a man she's in love with, who clearly doesn't love her back, is only with her for business and would actually prefer to be with her cousin who he thinks is so much more beautiful and better suited to him than she is? Jul 04, Ishara Dasruth rated it liked it. I am a huge fan of Annie West and her books, but this one wasn't as exceptional as some of her recent work.
There was a lack of passion and romance, which is usually very prevalent in her books. Apr 21, Maria Rose rated it it was amazing Shelves: fully-reviewed-books , best-of , second-chance-or-reunion-romance , 5-star-reads. Wedding Night Reunion in Greece by Annie West is a sensual romance for a couple that start off their marriage poorly but find their way to a happy ending. But with her dreams dashed, she escapes to her family home on Corfu, leaving her husband without a bride on Wedding Night Reunion in Greece by Annie West is a sensual romance for a couple that start off their marriage poorly but find their way to a happy ending.
But with her dreams dashed, she escapes to her family home on Corfu, leaving her husband without a bride on their wedding night. A few days later, Christo has managed to track down his new wife. Emma agrees. But as they grow closer, will their marriage of convenience become the real thing?
A copy of this story was provided by the publisher for review. Jun 17, Amanda S. It's been a while since the last time I read a classic romance and I'm glad I read this one. Because it's satisfying, dramatic but not overwhelming, and thank goodness, non-doormat heroine.
The Hero is ruthless but he bows down at the right time in the gentlest way, and for that, I'm soooo in love. Can't wait to read more from Annie West! May 09, Laur Laur rated it really liked it Shelves: annie-west. This was sweet, low on angst after the first couple chapters. She runs away from the wedding reception after she finds out why he married her, and he chases her down very quickly.
I liked that she had a backbone - she states in the first chapter she is not a doormat - but she gives in to his blackmail to stay his wife for a year. He wants the sex, but says it will be on her terms a nice change from "sleep with me and your family's debt will be paid".
The hero was actually pretty awesome, and w This was sweet, low on angst after the first couple chapters. The hero was actually pretty awesome, and was the first to say the magic words. A little uneven, some parts very intense, some rather boring, but over all it worked pretty well. The ending made the book. Emma Piper is destroyed when on her wedding day after the vows have been said, she overhears her husband pretty much saying that he chose her because of her reliability, and the fact that she would be the perfect person to look after his ward.
Angry with herself for ever thinking a man like him could be attracted to and love a woman like her, Emma flees before having to face the man who has broken Wedding Night Reunion In Greece is the first book in the Passion in Paradise series by Annie West. Angry with herself for ever thinking a man like him could be attracted to and love a woman like her, Emma flees before having to face the man who has broken her heart. She goes to Corfu to the family villa determined to not just lick her wounds.
She will need to provide a living for herself and she has an idea to turn the villa into a destination weddings kind of affair. She covered her tracks well so is shocked when her husband arrives there. Greek billionaire Christo Karides is that man. He felt humiliated that his wife ran from the wedding and that he had to search for her afterwards. He is angry that the woman he thought reliable had done something to prove otherwise.
He is also shocked when he sees her that she isn't the little wallflower he has treated her as, but she is a spitfire who is absolutely fuming with him for his treatment of her. Treatment he hadn't even realised she knew about. He won't let the public think that his marriage has ended in farce, and he still needs somebody to look after his ward. He makes a deal with Emma that she can't say no to giving him one year and also one missed wedding night before he will let her divorce him.
The thing is that the more time he spends with her, the more he sees a different side to her, and all of a sudden he finds that the little mouse he married is a very attractive sexy lioness! One that bonds with his ward, and one that he could very easily fall in love with. Have they got any chance of a happy ending? Well of course they do, but you will have to read the book to find out how it happens. I enjoyed this book, the pace of it was perfect, the setting even more so. As for our hero, Christo can be a little overbearing at times, but when you think of the past he has had, the upbringing, you can understand perhaps why he is the way he is.
Emma, well she is perfect. She knows her mind, she knows what she wants, and even though she doesn't perhaps realise it at first, she isn't that upset about Christo's demands before allowing her a divorce. She finds out that even though she loved him before, he is far more than she realised.
Far better than she realised. What I love about this author's books, this one, of course, included is that they always have elements that make you smile and laugh. Drama is good, but it needs to be offset with some humour and of course a beautiful romance. Annie West's books tick all the right boxes and I am happy to recommend them. Apr 24, Xai Xai rated it really liked it Shelves: love-at-first-sight , alpha-male , virgin-heroine , heroine-is-enemies-with-hero , favourite , greek-hero , estranged-marriage , blackmail , heroine-was-transformed , arranged-marriage. This was an awesome read!
I love second chances between married couples. The heroine loved the hero before they got married, she was cute, docile and a doormat. The revelation of the hero's intention created chaos and hurt. She vanished before the wedding reception was over. Emily ran away from Christos. Pain transforms this mousy innocent into a virgin siren with an attitude.
Christos fell like a tonne of bricks when he saw his wife's new attitude. After much bickering and temptati Spectacular! After much bickering and temptations, they finally got the hon they've wanted. Loved the child ward also! Great book! Apr 20, Janie Evans rated it it was amazing. With her dying Grandfather's permission they meet, get to know one another for a short time, and get married. On their wedding day she overhears a conversation about how plain she is compared to her vivacious cousin, but she would be a good partner and Mother.
Leaving her reception she goes to the one place that has always given her comfort the villa left to her in Corfu. However, when Christo arrives Emma is finding it hard to not say no to her husband. It was ok, but unfortunately, it was just that. I adore reading romance novels, but unfortunately, the way it was all forced to happen, it was actually quite frustrating for me.
I have read many books with the premise of "blackmail", but this one I did not think it was well managed. He is in the wrong and he's the one forcing her to accept a deal that it's not actually beneficial to her and when she says no, he threatens the business of her family and ruining them.
I just couldn't cope with how It was ok, but unfortunately, it was just that. I just couldn't cope with how much grovelling a woman that was NOT in the wrong had to kind of do in the end. She literally had nothing to prove to him, he has wronged her in so many ways and deceived her from the start - there is no redemption for him in my eyes. Apr 12, Amal Bukhari rated it really liked it.
The story very good. And the heroine so sweet. The hero some time I want it to slap his face. Ann wrote an amazing novel.
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