Hi!! Sorry this is so late today but I had some technical issues... actually I didn't charge my laptop and then it took FOREVER to charge back up!
ADULT BOOK - WARNING - SEXY STEAMY LOVELY STORY - DEFINITELY ADULT BOOK!
Now... here we go!
Contract for Marriage by Barbara DeLeo
Description from goodreads:
Pregnant and alone after her ex-lover’s death, magazine editor Ruby Fleming’s not about to give up her home to the man who broke her heart—until she discovers her mother left half of the estate to somebody else, and she realizes she’s trapped.
Property tycoon Christo Mantazis wants the one thing his riches can’t buy—the villa where his mother has lived and worked as housekeeper for forty years. That it’s the same house he was banished from after being caught making love to the owner’s irresistible daughter stirs up old memories, and now he wants her more than ever.
Published September 15th 2012
I received this review copy from the Publisher in exchange for my honest review.
So... first off - the cover - LOVE IT! After you read the story you will love it so much more! =)
Moving on... these characters - they have a really nice depth to them. I really liked the conflict shown between Ruby and Christo. I loved that they had a past that neither really wanted to face or talk about or even face within themselves. I thought how they were brought together again after a decade was sad but really good. It was all very believable and made the rest of the story really work well. The pace was ok - There was a lot of information about what happened in the past, which was necessary, but you know me... I'm special and want to know all that stuff but I really want all of it happen right away.
When these two get together - albeit really odd circumstances but - it was amazing! They are so perfect for each other and once they come back together physically you can totally see it.
I loved Ruby's pigheadedness regarding her baby and the same quality shown in Christo was nice but OMG I wanted to hit him at the doctor's office. SERIOUSLY - just wanted to hit him. I obviously totally loved and sympathized with Ruby... up until the very end! I really related to her.
Anyway... that's about all I really have to say - but I really enjoyed this book and I really enjoyed the characters in it!
So go out and buy your copy right now!!