Saturday, January 20, 2007

THE GREEK'S CONVENIENT MISTRESS - ANNIE WEST





REVIEW:

This book absolutely consumed me from the very beginning to the end……. that’s how incredible it was…….powerful, so intense it absolutely made me breathless. Riveting, emotional, sad, just a wonderful story, not only about love, but also about healing hearts, healing an extremely ill child and mending family hurts and old wounds. But most important about finding peace, joy and love!

Costa’s made Sophie feel like a tart. He didn’t want nor need her, well he actually did need her, and he needed her bone marrow for a transplant in order to heal his sick child. However, this beautiful young woman was related to his deceased wife and reminded him of her and her inability to be a good wife and mother. Despite all of this, both Costa’s and Sophie were attracted to each other both by body and soul. Whenever he was near, she felt alive and despite herself, she still wanted him. Lust and Sex? Of course and Sophie knew where she stood and in the end could not resist him.

For Costa’s he fought his attraction for Sophie every inch of the way. He was always in control and tried not to weaken. In the end, he acts on his attraction and does he feel he’s taking advantage of her? Absolutely not! He can’t help himself, can’t trust himself and his attraction. He’s afraid to trust, to believe.
To say anymore would ruin the story for the reader. But let me just say this, first and foremost, Annie West again pens another wonderful love story set on a lovely isle in Greece. She again delivers and entertains her reader’s with a powerful and intense reading experience. I promise, you won’t be sorry reading the Greek’s Convenient Mistress

Description:

The Greek's Convenient Mistress

Costas Palamidis is a desperate man - desperate to save his daughter. He seeks out the only person in the world who can help her: Sophie Paterson. But their meeting is an explosive confrontation between two people shattered by grief. Costas comes face to face with a woman who embodies every haunted memory of his past yet presents an inescapable temptation. Can he trust her to help him, and trust himself to resist her?

When a furious Greek tycoon bursts into her home, Sophie’s anguish turns to outrage. She wants nothing to do with any man as callous and hard as this one. Yet she discovers a reluctant bond of understanding with this arrogant stranger. To help him she must return to Greece, face the family that disowned her and lay herself open to the shattering attraction between her and Costas. She can’t walk away, but will she survive the experience?

Release Dates:

Mills & Boon Modern Romance - UK November 2006 (h/back); January 2007 (p/back)
Harlequin Mills & Boon Sexy - Australia/NZ February 2007
Harlequin Presents - North America (not announced)

Per author Annie West:

This book was so intense that writing it was exhausting – and exhilarating. Costas and Sophie deserved the happiness they finally discover together.


It was a delight to write this story as it took me back to beautiful Crete (not in person, unfortunately – maybe another time). I could smell the wild herbs in the fields and the salty tang of the waves washing in to shore. I could feel the dappled sunlight filtering through the ancient olive trees and see the bright wildflowers beneath them. (Readers of this book will discover I’m rather fond of Greek olive groves). And in the background were the stark White Mountains of Crete. Yes, I’ve decided. It’s time for another trip to Crete."

5 comments:

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

I just finished reading this incredible book. It's very intense, passionate and sweet due to the child involved in the story.

Again, Annie has written another wonderful book.....bravo!

Tessa Radley said...

I can't wait to read this. I loved Annie West's first book, Mistress for the Taking.

Tessa

Annie West said...

Hi Marilyn,

I'm so glad you enjoyed Costas and Sophie's story! It was a real experience to write a book with such intense emotions in it. I do love their story. I really feel that they deserve their happiness together.

regards,
Annie

Anna Campbell said...

I love, love, love this book. It's such an emotional journey for Costas and Sophie. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. It's intense and passionate and romantic and a real treat! Annie West is such a talent!

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Anna, I so agree. I've been down with a cold and haven't been able to post my review. This book is incredible and Annie is so talented.

 

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