Wednesday, 4 January 2012
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... Book #265
The Greek Tycoon's Love-Child - Jacqueline Baird
Mills & Boon Modern
In 'His Love-Child' Mills & Boon By Request
Harlequin Mills & Boon, 2008
From the back cover:
"Bedded, then wedded - by the Greek tycoon!
When millionaire Theodore Kadros first sets his sights on beautiful Willow Blain there can only ever be one outcome: a night of incredible desire! But the next day Willow is gone...
However, their brief passion results in a legacy that Willow is eager to conceal. When the Greek tycoon discovers the shocking truth, he is enraged. Theo demands they marry, so he can have what he feels is rightfully his - Willow as his wife... and at his mercy!"
This is the first book in the By Request omnibus, as above. And another one of those unread ebooks on my kindle!
The story begins with the hero Theo arriving home to discover his sister having a party, it is there he meets the heroine Willow. Theo is enthralled by Willow's gentle and shy nature and they spend the night together. However, circumstance and the actions of Theo's ex cause Willow to leave, and Theo is left frustrated as he felt that there was something between him and Willow. Ten years later and Theo is beyond pleased to see Willow again and surprised to learn that she is a very successful writer now. Willow can't hider her shock, and fear, at seeing Theo again and she is even more shocked when he tells her he wants to have a relationship with her. But Willow's skittish behaviour arouses Theo's suspicions and he is livid when he discovers she has a son, his son. He wants to be a part of his son's life and he knows in his heart that he and Willow belong together. But Willow finds it difficult to trust him again despite the passion between them.
I really enjoyed this book, it is full of emotion and very well written. I adored the hero Theo, he is totally alpha and yes, at times, he behaved badly but I really felt he cared for the heroine and wanted a chance to fall in love with her. Willow is an interesting heroine, quite complex with a very shy and introverted personality, I really responded to her. OK, the plot is a little clichéd, but it is done really well.
Overall, this is an interesting and well written book.