Marianna Halsey has the most boring life in the world. With seven overprotective older brothers, she’s even ended up a virgin at twenty-four. But when a dark and sexy male prevents her from getting her wallet stolen on a Greek vacation, she decides it’s time for some adventure. She’s read a gazillion romance novels. How hard can it be to score a hookup?
Greek billionaire and stock market whiz, Nico Galinas has built an empire from nothing. Literally. Orphaned as a baby, Nico trusts no one. Especially not the quirky, attractive woman using the worst pickup tricks in history. She wants something, and Nico decides to play along, even when she invites herself back to his place.
But what happens when "the beast" accidentally knocks up "beauty"?
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Nico and Marianna
Marianna has lived a secluded life. Not having parents to raise her, her seven brothers did the best they could. But they were extremely overprotective! When offered the opportunity to travel outside of Australia, she jumped at the chance. Marianna decided she'd leave the business to her brother while she scoped out Greek men. Seeing a "Greek God" across the street, Marianna decides to pursue him, only to lose site of him. Mistaking him for a pick pocket, Marianna hits him. Realizing she's wrong, she becomes nervous and starts spouting off language facts. Amused by her quirkiness, Nico decides to take her on a tour of his village.
Nico, having grown up in less than ideal circumstances, dreamt of having a wife and a family. All his dreams came crashing down under false allegations and life altering decisions. Not one to trust, Nico has spent the last several years building his empire into a successful billion dollar business. Even though he doesn't trust her, he finds her refreshing. Her innocence and wonder have him second guessing himself and his life choices.
After a romantic rendezvous and what was the best, worse day of her life, Marianna returns to Australia. Upon discovering she's pregnant, she returns to inform Nico and ask him to marry her. She wants her child to grow up with the love of two parents, something she didn't have. Even though she doesn't know Nico, she feels as though he'd make a good father.
Oh boy.....this story! I wanted to smack some sense into Nico-cause bodily harm!!! He was brutal at times. I don't know that I would've been as forgiving as Marianna was. She was truly a remarkable woman. I also wanted to send Jules packing! He intentionally interfered with his best friend's happiness. That's NOT being a good best friend! I found myself jealous of Marianna's vast knowledge of languages. I wish I was able to retain language knowledge as a child, but didn't. I loved when she word vomitted language facts! HILARIOUS! I also enjoyed her placing the cat statue in different places in order to rile up Nico. I used to have friends in college who did that to me! So funny! Sometimes letting go of the past is so difficult it seems impossible. To truly be happy, Nico had to put the past in the past. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
I loved it . Couldn’t put this book down !
How to win a fiancé
By stefanie London
Started out a little slow but then you finally start to feel the connection these two characters have, pretty good little ups and downs but in the end it all works out!