Tuesday 12 July 2011

Book ~ "The Tycoon's Rebel Bride" (2009) Maya Banks

From Amazon ~ Tycoon Theron Anetakis had only one problem--and she just walked through his door. With his business takeover complete, he'd intended to arrange a marriage for himself to further secure his future. However ...

Little Isabella Caplan had blossomed into a voluptuous vixen with plans of her own and they didn't include letting the executor of her father's estate also arrange a marriage for her to another man! She had pined for Theron long enough. Now it was time to seduce her hotblooded hotel tycoon and bring him to one bended knee.

I'd read The Darkest Hour by Banks last week and enjoyed the writing style so I reserved some of her ebooks from the library.

One of my comments about The Darkest Hour was that at times it seemed to want to be a Harlequin Romance. This book is a Silhouette Romance ... same difference.

Our hero is Greek, in his mid 30s, living in New York City and about to take a docile bland Greek wife so he can complete his life and have children. Our heroine has loved our hero for ten years, since she was about 14. She has one goal and that is to marry our hero.

I found the story very naive. In this day and age, it was hard for me to believe that Bella, who has tons of money and was getting educated in California, has carried a torch all these years for Theron, even though the last time she saw him she had braces and he barely remembers her. Plus she had been saving herself for him ... and then gave it up after a week to him. Of course, Theron, is tormented by his thoughts of her as he is trying to find her a husband (cuz that's what custodians do in the 21st century!!!!!!). And how archaic is it of him to "do the right thing" and want to marry her just because he has taken her virginity and didn't use protection?

There's a weird side story of Bella's friend, Sadie, who works in the strip club. Why? I dunno.

So I can't say I'd recommend this book. It was really dumb and not with the times.


Tatiana said...

Insert a joke about judging a book by its cover :)

Teena in Toronto said...

Tatiana: You got it! Ha!