"The Greek Tycoon's Tarnished Bride" [Men of the Zodiac Series, Book 10] by Rachel Lyndhurst
Author's Book Description : Sign: Capricorn
He loves power, material success...and sex.
Erica Silver has never done things the “usual” way. A single mom working towards a degree in psychology, she's paying her way as an exotic dancer. No one can tell Erica how to live her life...especially not some handsome, arrogant Greek stranger, who wants to take her son away from his “unfit” mother.
Successful entrepreneur Tito Makris has no choice but to fulfill his best friend's last wish. He must bring his friend's son to Greece to claim a multi-billion euro legacy. Still, taking the boy from his mother—however tarnished she may be—is pretty much the last thing Tito wants. So he offers Erica a radical choice: marry him and stay with her son...or lose the boy—and him—forever.
My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Erica's world is turned upside down when Tito comes into her life informing her that the father of her child (a man who she hasn't seen in over 18 months and was Tito's best friend) is dead and has plans to make sure her son will inherit the family fortune. However, the strings that are attached to that fortune are extensive therefore the only way he believes Erica will still benefit from the new arrangement would be for them to enter a marriage of convenience. Will it all work out for the best or will it all blow up in their faces?
In truth, I was expecting there to be more scenes with the women from Nick's father's family and/or from either of Tito or Erica's mothers. It's just they were all discussed so much and how they were all set against Erica and Tito in one way or another that I believed that there would be more fallout then there was from them. Yet instead, this novel is more about the complexities of Erica and Tito's lives, their past experiences, and how they feel about one another after everything they've been through. Even though it wasn't what I thought it would be, I am still very happy with how it turned out.
Tito is an emotionally damaged man because of his past experiences but with Erica he finds something he never expected, something he never believe he would want...love. Together these two opposites brake through each other's barriers enough to form a bond that has the possibility to last a lifetime if only they are willing to go the distance for each other. The way they deal with each other’s vulnerabilities and support each other when outside sources try to disparage them was very sweet and encouraging. Through it all, their relationship made me love this novel as much as I did. I could not get enough and didn't want it to end!
I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for a slightly suspenseful contemporary romance!
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Author's Novel Extras : Coming October 5th 2015 | NEW RELEASE!!!!!!!!
Book Teaser(s) :
"Your way," she mumbled and then looked back up to see the muscles of his jaw were less tight.
"Thank God for that."
"But only up to the moment we're married. From there on in we're equal. I won't be your good little Greek wife. I want a say in everything that happens. This may not be a genuine marriage we're contemplating, but it's due to last for some time and I can't be a doormat. It would end in murder, I promise you."
His chin jerked up playfully, his mood apparently more improved. "I can believe that. You have a deal." ~ within Chapter 7
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