I just love romance novels. Don’t get me wrong, they’re total schmut. But for a hopeless romantic, they are the epitome of love and romance. Let’s get to it!
Greek banking heir Antonio Rosso is shocked when his late father leaves the beloved family villa to the one woman he never wanted to see again: Claire Bennett.
After a hot and heavy fling, things ended abruptly when she was accused of being a gold digger. But now, to hang on to the home that meant so much to his mother, Antonio will not only have to get back into the beautiful American’s good graces, he’ll have to convince her to marry him.
When a job brings her back to Greece, voiceover artist Claire should have guessed Antonio was behind it. With his entitled upbringing, she knows he’s learned to use his money to get his way. After the way she was treated though, she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. He may be even more sinfully handsome than she remembered, but if he thinks she’ll agree to a sham marriage, he has another thing coming.
Claire is determined to prove she can’t be bought or sold, and Antonio needs nothing more than a temporary arrangement. But when their spark reignites, can they ever get past the ugly history between them?
Honestly, most of this book was hilarious. I was literally laughing at how ridiculous every character and situation was. That’s not to say I did not love it, because I really did love it.
It is such a fun read. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
This novel follows several of the characters and is told in third-person omniscient. Meaning that the only I, me and my’s are when the characters are speaking. While the narrator does follow multiple characters, it mostly follows Claire Bennet and Antonio Rosso.
Claire Bennet. An American who how a fling with the son of a Greek billionaire while studying abroad. She is so sassy! I freaking love her. You learn little bits and pieces about what happened between her and Antonio before this whole situation. Honestly, I don’t understand why it’s “Blackmailed Bride.” She wasn’t blackmailed, actually I’d say she was more reluctant.
Antonio Rosso. The Greek billionaire’s heir that Claire had an affair with. He is basically what women want. Sexy, well-educated, FOREIGN. He is so serious half the time, like Tony relax, things will work out. At least that always happens in the novels I read.
The story actually begins years after Antonio and Claire’s whirlwind romance, at a will reading of all places. The terms of the will are actually really funny, and it really sucks for the Rosso family. Particularly Antonio. Like, WHO DOES THAT?!!!! And the family villa going to the woman he insulted, I think that’s fair.
As it would seem, even after all the hurt feelings, the chemistry is totally still there. Like I mean completely there. Although, Antonio tricking Claire into coming back to Greece was kind of lame, but highly entertaining.
I mentioned earlier that it follows multiple characters. It slightly follows Alexandra and Darious for maybe two chapters…I wonder why. Is there going to be more to this story? Are they crushing on each other? I don’t know, but I have my suspicions.
Anyway back to Claire and Antonio! They do end up going through the farce in order to comply with the terms of Antonio’s father’s will, but it doesn’t really seem like a farce to either of them. Oh to be on the Greek Islands at this moment.
While this novel is anything but realistic, it is quite entertaining and lots of fun to read. It’s also a quick read, so it’s a win-win for everyone. I totally recommend this novel!
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