Monday, December 19, 2016
Title: The Greek's Christmas Bride
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Publish Date: Nov 22, 2016
Book Blurb: A good Greek wife…
Coldly ruthless and deeply cynical, Apollo Metraxis has made a career of bachelorhood. But when the inheritance of his father's estate is conditional on a marriage and a child, he is forced to do the unthinkable!
Unpolished Pixie Robinson is the world's worst choice of a wife for Apollo. Yet her family's mounting debts leave her defenseless and therefore uniquely suitable. But when the wedding night exposes Pixie's untouched vulnerability, striking a chord in the dark reaches of his heart, Apollo is forced to think again.
And that's before he discovers that she's carrying not one but two Metraxis heirs!
There's something strangely satisfying in this kind of read.
There's the virgin bride (that always makes me shake my head a little)
The arrogant alpha male (It wouldn't be a presents novel without one)
A crazy will that tosses the hero and heroine together.
Pixie Robinson is a poor hairdresser with a dubious background and a brother with a gambling addition.
Apollo gives her an offer she can't refuse. Marriage and a baby in return for her brother's debts being wiped away.
There's great chemistry between the two characters. Its a nice little "love to hate you" thing that makes for explosive sex.
/The beauty of Harlequin Presents novels are that two people that have absolutely nothing in common, shy of a set of friends. Pixie and Apollo are two people that should not be together by any normal means, but thanks to a clause in his father's will, Apollo needs a wife, stat!
I liked how the two of them came together sadly through mutually terrible childhood. Pixie's family were criminals, and Apollo's dad gave him a string of abusive stepmothers. You definitely start to feel sorry for him once you learn that.
Unfortunately it still doesn't give us a reason why these two people want to be together (even though they won't share that with each other)
Then when things are getting good between the two...DRAMA ensues. The drama was something purely out of a soap.
This book was light and fluffy with a touch of the holiday to make it cozy. If you are a fan of the Presents line, you will love this book, because it is pure Presents!
Rating: 4 flowers