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Deceitful Lover

3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Deception and desire...

Dimitrios was convinced Ria had broken his nephew's heart, toying with his affections then jilting him. He thought her only interests in life were having fun and captivating eligible men! And he was determined to teach her the error of her ways. His punishment was outrageous: Ria was forced to play the part of adoring fiancee....

But Dimitrios had the
ebook, 143 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Harlequin Treasury-Harlequin Presents 90s (first published January 1992)
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4 Stars! ~ I'm amazed that I'd forgotten how much I've always enjoyed Helen Brooks' books. With my last few reads, I've reaquainted myself with her lovestories and I'm thoroughly enjoying them. In this book, our Ria is mistaken for her impulsive and often thoughtless cousin, Poppy, by a very forceful and charismatic Greek. Dimitrios takes out all his anger and frustration out on Ria while he believes she is her immoral selfish cousin. While he believes she is Poppy, he treats Ria harshly and fi ...more
I can't believe I am giving a book written by Helen Brooks a one star, but there were several things I just could not get past. I have also decided that unless it is a recent book by HB, I will not read it.

First and foremost, this book was about abuse, not romance. The hero physically hit, pinched, gripped, shook, and called the heroine all kinds of nasty names.

Secondly, our heroine was one big water pot, who cried on every other page. I am not exaggerating. Of course most of the time her cryin
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

I first read this book about 20 years ago. It was one of my first reads into the world of quick read, trashy novels :-).

On paper, this is a book I should not like. The female lead is self-sacrificing (I LOVE strong females). The male lead borders on abusive in scenes. It is very PG in terms of romance and it crams in nearly every troupe possible from mistaken identity to hospital ending. It should be the book I throw my arms up in disgrace and go WTF!

However, reading it i
I hated this book. The male lead was a cruel, abusive jerk and the female lead was spineless. How can you fall for your tormentor and abuser?
Mirabela Maria
The h resembles the H's first love, I hate that, it means he's atracted to her because it reminds him of her. "they have the same shade of hair", abusive H, cry baby h.
Aindrila Das
the story was really full of romance
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