First Published: 13 May 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Finished Date: 31 January 2012
Blurb from Goodreads
Stavros Denakis is furious when Tessa Marlowe turns up without warning. Weary and cynical through his experience with women, Stavros suspects the wife he hardly knows is a gold digger--surely she's here to claim her share of the Denakis millions. But Tessa is a temptation that he can't resist....
Bedded by her gorgeous Greek husband, Tessa realizes she has fallen in love with him, and longs for their marriage to become real. Only, Stavros, though he may be passionate in private, remains cold in public, and is determined they stay wedded only in name....
This was a rather disappointing read. Thing is, it should have been great. It had everything a book needed – likable characters, good plot, hot hero (hehe), sexual tension, etc. But I didn’t like it. Perhaps it didn’t come together for me. On its own, they were all good. But together, it didn’t work very well. But then again, it could also be due to my mood. I doubt so though. I read it over a few sittings because I was kinda bored with it.
The characters were both rather likable most of the time. Stavros was a jerk at times. Super cynical and jaded. But I’m glad to say that love did change most of it. As for Tessa, I didn’t like her towards the end. Just because she was in love with him didn’t mean she had to be so clingy. Sometimes, you gotta make a stand. Sure, she wanted to stay with him because she felt that it was the only way she could have the love of her life by her side. But can she really settle for so little? And should she? I couldn’t like that part of her because she couldn’t move away, until it was too late.
As for the plot, overall it was good. I just didn’t feel anything for it. Maybe it was just not written well, in terms of the descriptions. I didn’t like the pace. Some parts were way too draggy and others too fast. When he found her I was so surprised because nothing was shown in between. I would have liked to see the pain that both of them experienced through their separation.
As for the love between the characters, I guess it was there. I just didn’t really feel it. Honestly though, I have no idea why she loves him. As in, her reasons for doing so don’t really make sense. Then again, love isn’t supposed to make sense right?
Now, this review is super difficult to write. Because in all honesty, I had no feelings for the book at all. There was no emotional connection between the characters and I, nothing that made me want to turn to the next page. Which was quite sad actually. At the beginning, it looked like it could be a good book! Oh well, it could also have been my mood, but I doubt so. So. All in all, a rather disappointing read.
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