( EBOOK The Greek Tycoon's Mistress ) by Julia James – 10a.us
Heroine pretends to be the OM s hero s cousin mistress to hide his elationship with another man and for that cousin to avoid an arranged engagement The hero s and cousin s grandfather takes matters in his own hands and has the heroine kidnapped to the hero s private islandHero is upset that his grandfather stooped to illegal means to stop the heroine and he knows it s going to cost him even to get id of her Heroine is livid when he finally shows up at the island She has no other clothes and the couple waiting on her are deaf and mute Hero tries to buy her off with a check then jewelry then seduction None of it works Finally the hero at his wit s end decides to treat her nicely and gives her a wardrobe of clothes They have a week together and then the heroine finally gives in They have a lovely interlude until the hero ealizes they haven t been using contraceptivesHeroine is mortified Hero whisks her off to Athens to make sure she isn t pregnant already with his cousin s baby Then he makes her wait in hotel to see if she ll be pregnant with his The slut shaming was bad before but it s off the charts now When she confirms she isn t pregnant She goes back to London Gets an apology from hero s cousin and his lover for involving her in their mess and she goes back to work She s an actress and a classics scholarview spoiler Heroine begins working with the hero s cousin on a Greek play Hero wants her back and starts to grovel but then the cousin s lover walks out of the bathroom in a towel and hero immediately thinks the heroine is having sex with both of them Heroine loses it calls him a a moron with a vile mind and walks out Hero gets drunk and he and his cousin discuss the heroine and why the cousin didn t come out earlierHero watches the heroine in her Greek play but she wants nothing to do with him A few months later the hero is still miserable and is working all the time He goes to his island Heroine is there she is kidnapping him He grovels some and explains about a golddigger from his past HEA hide spoiler Oh yeah I Omnibus Films read this one a while back and wrote a scathingeview which is now gone Thank you very much Goodreads I ve had this happen a handful of times and thought I might have been confused But not this time This one was too memorable to forgetHero was cringeworthy Especially after the things he said to her when he thought she might be pregnant with his childI was so scarred I never Graeco-Egyptian Magick read another HP by Julia James Not my cuppa I usually enjoy Julia JamesJust didn t like this one Hero left me completely cold Heroine was an idiot As an aside hero Theo also belongs in prison1 Theo tries to getid of heroine his cousin s mistress so his cousin can be for. How long can she esist this gorgeous Greek tycoon Theo Atrides is wealthy powerful and successful Leandra has no intention of being hi.
Ced to marry some poor pathetic Greek girl I was so sad for that girl Of course hero is too busy sleeping around himself to fulfill any family obligation2 Theo was moralistic and self ighteousI m very tired of seeing this in a hero who sleeps with a lot of women it just doesn t fit He s ironically very disparaging about sexual perversionsmaybe he should evaluate whether his method of using many many women oh wow one at a time providing them jewels and then discarding them without feeling a thing for them is a sexual perversion Then he s all ok with gay people Totally doesn t fit the jerk walking around through most of the book Last ditch attempt to edeem him fell flat 3 Theo is also a criminal Yes his grandfather kidnapped heroine but 1 he thinks he has the ight to keep heroine on an island against her will unless she agrees to sign away her Autumn Days with the Moodys (Moody Family right to complain about the kidnapping and give up herelationship with his cousin in exchange for 100000 and 2 he tells her he will just hold on to her passport while he leaves her in Athens for a pregnancy testmor kidnapping4 Heroine is an idiot Seriously she s supposed to be intelligent and an actress but she A throws the check back at hero even though his plan was to take her back and have his lawyer draw up papers for her to sign Umm smile and say sure get back to London and THEN tell hero to stuff it You ve been kidnappedyou say whatever you have to so you can get off the island B has unprotected sex with the hero Since she s a virgin with zero explanation of why she d be so inexperienced when she s perfectly normal and healthy she also doesn t know how babies are made and thinks since her period is coming in a few weeks she surely must be safe She learned has a university degree but knows nothing about ovulation And she knows hero has slept with tons of women but they are ich actresses and opera singers so of course there is no possibility of STDs C thinks she s in love with hero even though he s a total jerk to her and isn t such a great guy in general What s to love Clear case of sexual attraction being mistaken for love I almost laughed when after being insulting and verbally abusive he was seducing her and says he s only going to make her feel good from here on out Famous last wordsD when in Athens for pregnancy test he says he s keeping her passport and plans to continue to hold her captive No objection from heroine apparently she s still shell shocked from learning how babies are made Did she even try to phone the police How about the embassy This felt like a jumble of obvious tropes and just didn t work 4 Stars Leandra is very loyal to her friends When her friends Chris and Demos ask her to pose as Demos. S next conuest But when they are forced to spend a week together on his private island Theo decides to do whatever it takes to make Lea.
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Lover to discourage his family from pressuring him into an arranged marriage she agrees All she s to do is live in Demos apartment and pretend to be a air head mistress for the duration of Demos cousins visit in England One look at Leandra all dolled up in a evealing gown diamonds on loan from Demos and layers of makeup and Theos figures he knows her tune He s certain that Demos would never marry this woman but he can certainly see her charms and that Demos would be in no hurry to part ways with her And Leandra plays her part well clinging to Demos and making her affections most obvious Their ailing Greek grandfather Milo is anxious for an heir to the family name and he knows that Theos has vowed never to marry so his hopes are on Demos and a beautiful Greek girl waiting patiently for him Not happy to wait for Theos to deal with Leandra Milo has her kidnapped and left on Theos private island where Milo leaves it up to Theos to pay her off Theos is furious with his grandfather and ealizes how atrocious this treatment of Leandra is even if she is a money grabbing tart When Leandra efuses to be bought off Theos decides to seduce her away from his cousin He s confused by the air head he believed her to be and the intelligent and passionate woman uickly becomesAwesome This is Ms James debut and what a wonderful story Theos allows bitterness from his past to cloud his judgement and he finds it hard to believe Leandra is as she appears a woman of great integrity and loyalty Leandra is a strong heroine who stands up to Theos much to his surprise Her loyalty to Demos in keeping up the pretense keeps their elationship based on lies This is an intensely passionate and powerfully emotional story Ms James writes a very satisfying scene at the end of the book that makes us cheer heartily for Leandra and feel deep satisfaction Well done Theo is a Greek Adonis incarnate and has been sent to London to bring back his cousin Demos is to Greece and make sure he marries the girl selected for Demos by familyDemos is gay and he and his partner decide to show that he has a fake mistress now so he s not interested in getting married He doesn t want to hurt his grandfather who s on deathbed and desperate need for a heir He asks Leandra an actress and friend to act as his mistressThis book has insta lust Acceptable as it s expected but why the hell is Theo a douche He s cruel meaner than women can be harsh ude arrogant horrible and vindictive to Leandra Who I liked in starting but towards the end she seems as a spineless woman with no self espectTheo says mean and horrid things to her which I found a lot over the top He s a loser and Leandra just forgives him in a snap of fingers. Surrender Faced with his elentless plan of seduction she finds the challenge of esisting the gorgeous Greek playboy too much to bear.
Julia lives in England with her family Mills and Boon novels were Julia's first grown up books she read as a teenager Alongside Georgette Heyer and Daphne du Maurier and she's been reading them ever sinceJulia adores the English countryside And the Celtic countryside in all its seasons and is fascinated by all things historical from castles to cottages She also has a special lov