Love it from perspective, Damon's single minded focus on pursuing Anne ever since meeting her at his godson's christening. This has him clearing all his loose ends, including current mistress, so he can concentrate on this world famous model. Love Anne's dearest friend,Kezia married to Nik, wanting Anne to find love and not be alone anymore. So Kezia annoyingly keeps undermining Anne's aloof attempts to avoid Damon and practically serves Anne up on a platter. Anne just wants to get away from the dinner party.
Recoil at Anne's shattered childhood but love her fierce insistence to Damon to leave her and go home to the 8yr old daughter he has just revealed to her - "She should always be your first priority, Damon, and you left her alone in Greece while you flew to the other side of the world to try and persuade me into your bed. What kind of a father does that make you? You are her father, her only parent, and you left her to be with me."
More twists and turns to this tortured relationship with Damon still pulling all stops to win Anne back and break down her barriers. Anne adamantly stresses to Damon "You have to be there for her and make sure she knows how much you love her. You have to protect her and you can't do that if you're constantly flitting between London and Athens, trying to maintain a long distance affair with me" Love it? I do.
So what's not to like. The opening scenes are irritating, with Damon pushy and over-confident in his smooth take-over tactics, and best friend, Kezia is super annoying, whatever her well-meaning motives, to serve Anne up (for sex, basically....I'd hated having someone manipulate me like that) The writing style is corny in many places which impedes being able to like Damon or Anne. It's like having a great idea but not enough skills to carry it through. What pushed my disbelief over the edge - Damon and Anne finally have their moment in bed....on the last two pages. Seriously. Weirdest HEA ever. It would have been one star for an irritating novel, but those staunch moments with Anne telling Damon to go home to his daughter did win me over. I read this three times to try and feel connect with Anne and Damon. Yes, there are some great moments, but overall, irritating style and not five star material.
Love it, hate it. Love to see other reviews to The Greek Tycoon's Virgin Mistress.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Mills & Boon - AU; Large type / large print edition edition (1 October 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0263194892
- ISBN-13: 978-0263194890
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 21.4 x 2.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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