- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin; Lgr edition (August 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373234171
- ISBN-13: 978-0373234172
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,734,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Petrakos Bride Mass Market Paperback – Large Print, August 1, 2007
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Maddie is a temp working in the Petrakos empire subsidiary in London. She has little money but big morals. She was raised by her grandmother and lost her sister to cancer when she was only fourteen. She has stayed a virgin at 23 because she believes sex is special and should be within bonds of more than sexual gratification.
Her infatuation with hero Giannis Petrakos is understandable. He showed a kindness to her sister by granting her a wish to meet a boy rock star before her death. Giannis does not remember this but it has affected Maddie tremendously. He became her hero.
Maddie meets Giannis in the boardroom. As she is serving refreshments, she clumsily trips and breaks a computer hardrive. Giannis is sexually attracted to her. Maddie tried to apologize the next day for her actions in his private office and finds herself in bed with him. This seemed way out of character for the wistful and idealistic heroine but not out of character for Giannis. He has two mistresses and a fiancé. His womanizing was certainly a factor in my dislike of him.
Giannis pursues Maddie but never tells her he has a beautiful fiancé back in Greece. His arrogance is off putting and even Maddie was astounded by it. Giannis just cannot understand why any woman would not want to lay her scruples aside to be his mistress. He must think he is the world's greatest lover.
What saves this book is Maddie. She is resilient and noble. She absolutely will not change her stance on adultery. She is sick at heart to realize that she was the other woman. She really deserved someone a lot more sensitive than Giannis.
The Greek tycoon's unsuitable wife...
Maddie idolized Giannis Petrakos, who had lavished money on the charity that had cared for Maddie's twin sister-and was sinfully gorgeous. Now Maddie has a lowly job at Petrakos industries.
Soon Giannis demanded she be his mistress, for as long as he wanted her. Because when Giannis finally married he wanted a wife more suited to his wealth and class...
Maddie had a crush on Giannis because of the way he treated her dieing sister almost 10 years previous,couldn't resist him and became pregnant after their first time together. Maddie finds out that Giannis is engaged and plans on going forward with the marriage, but wants to keep her as his mistress. She is disgusted by his intentions and lets him know it. Giannis can't understand why she isn't happy about his proposition because every other woman would be.
Maddie is a great heroine because she is strong and isn't intimidated by Giannis' wealth and position compared to her who is basically penniless.
I Enjoyed reading this book, but kept feeling that Giannis was bit of a jerk for being engaged, but continuing to have affairs and because of his intention to have Maddie as his mistress even after his marriage to someone he didn't love and didn't love him, but was deemed "suitable". My opinion of Giannis did warm a bit as I read more of the book.
I enjoyed the pre-nup situation, which was another show of Maddie's strength; I won't go into detail so not to ruin it for others.
When Maddie found out he was engaged she left. Ginnis was frantic. He knew then that he had to break off the engagement. You will have to read to see if Maddie, and Ginnis had a second chance. This book is a keeper. I loved it.
The Greek tycoon's unsuitable bride.... Maddie idolized Giannis Petrakos, who had lavished money on the charity that had cared for Maddie's twin sister - and was sinfully gorgeous. Now Maddie has a lowly job at Petrakos industries. Soon Giannis demanded she be his mistress, for as long as he wanted her. Because when Giannis finally married he wanted a wife more suited to his wealth and class...
I liked it even though it is a familiar theme with Lynne Graham. It doesn't matter. The characters are likable and believable. They have good chemistry and good dialogue. There is passion and romance. It is a keeper for me and I recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the characters and the love scenes were very sensual. Lynne Graham never disappoints. I've been reading her books for many years and I'm still a huge fan.Published 22 months ago by crispy
I like Lynne Graham and usually her books are real winners, but this one didn't do much for me. The chemistry between Maddie and Giannis was good and the storyline moved along,... Read morePublished on August 22, 2014 by Kellie
Same review as all of the other books that I've read. You be the judge of the book of the book if you get it.Published on June 13, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Maddie has idolized tycoon Giannis Petrakos since she was a teenager when Gianns made the wish of her dying twin sister come true through his foundation. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by bratcat22
I don't know where some of these bad reviews are coming from. This book was everything a romantic book should be. I was pleased with both the Hero and the Heroine. Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Lynne Graham is hit or miss with me, and this was definitely a hit. It was very sweet and their behavior was convincing and not overtly dramatic.Published on December 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Quick fun read. Story line was different from others. Enjoyable and short. :) Lynne graham has got something going on. Maybe she could do a series. Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by Amazon Customer