Monday, February 01, 2010
Author: Jennie Lucas
Line: Mills and Boon Modern / Harlequin Presents
Release month: North America: February 2010
UK: December 2009
The S-Factor: Sizzling
American beauty Eve Craig fell under the spell of powerful Talos Xenakis in a hot-blooded Athens encounter….
Three months later Eve has lost her innocence—and her memory!
But she has aroused Talos's desire and his anger—she has betrayed him. So what better way to punish the woman who nearly ruined him, than marry—and destroy—her? Only she's now carrying his love-child….
Bought: The Greek Baby is about revenge and hatred all directed at his ex-lover Eve because she betrayed him. The frustration, anger and lust Talos feels for Eve Craig literally leaps off of the pages as penned by the very talented Jennie Lucas.
For months Talos has been looking for Eve and now his men have found her in London while she was attending her stepfather’s funeral. They’ve tailed her car and witnessed, before their eyes, her getting into a car accident which has resulted in amnesia. To top it off, when he arrives and speaks with the doctor he is told she is pregnant with his child. Before she regains her memory and because of the selfish person she was, he’s determined to marry her immediately to protect their baby at all costs.
I could not stop thinking about how it would feel to be that attracted to someone, to let your guard down and then to be betrayed and almost loose everything. Of course one would want to get even but for him to still be fighting the passion he felt for her….. what an emotional roller coaster for Talos.
Before she leaves London, Eve insists she stop and get her passport and things at her deceased step-fathers home. What she finds out and sees she doesn’t like. She views her bedroom, the designer clothes and finds out from the housekeeper how much her step-father loved her and is told she didn’t even return home for the holidays. She’s saddened that she was that selfish. She also finds out from Talos that she was a party girl, travelling with friends all over the world.
So Talos forms a plan…..he wants to take her places to force her memory. So the first stop is Venice where they originally met. Every man in Venice can’t keep their eyes off of her due to her beauty and figure and it makes her feel uncomfortable and cheap. So she goes shopping for a simpler wardrobe and cuts her hair. Talos can’t believe her new look, he remembers the passion they shared, and when they made love, she was a virgin. He also remembers how she almost cost him his wealth and company when she turned over important papers to his rival.
When they bump into an old friend in Venice who volunteers his Tuscany home for their wedding, he takes him up on it and she agrees. However, immediately after the wedding, he’s so frustrated with her because in this amnesia state, she’s sweet, wholesome and he’s so very frustrated and angry, he whisks her away and they fly to their home in Athens, leaving Eve bewildered and upset.
Could this get any worse? Yes it does and more! In his frustration for her to remember her betrayal, Talos is cruel. He takes her to a party where his rival was attending and forces her to dance with him. Still she doesn’t remember. And then he takes her to her favorite restaurant and tells her what’s she did and still no memory. She’s shocked at what she did, apologizes and then she tells him no matter what, she loves him.
In a dream she remembers a little and asks about her family which Talos can’t answer because they never discussed their families they only made love! Then Eve remembers and it’s quite amazing because she was also out for revenge against Talos. It was let’s say, an unbelievable twist to this magnificent story.
As a reader of romance this particular romance had so many twists and turns, was very intense, and full of revenge it kept me up most of the night. My heart was pounding, my emotions were all over the place and I so loved this story and wished for a happy ending and I got one! Forgiveness, understanding and what’s important LOVE and that’s what Bought: The Greek’s Baby was all about……..a fabulous love story with an emotional happy ending!
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Reviewed by: Marilyn
About the book
Jennie Lucas website