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Return of the Moralis Wife

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  241 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Infamous playboy Orion Moralis believes in lust, not marriage—until, with one innocent sigh, the daughter of a business rival turns his world on its head. Selina Taylor is achingly pure and, as he captures her lips, Orion knows he must possess her! But their marriage is short-lived.…Six years since Selina was removed from the marriage bed, she's older and definitely wiser ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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This is a wonderful novel about revenge AND second chances. Orion Moralis is consumed with the belief that his young virginal wife betrayed him with another man. He consequently throws her out of the house and threatens divorce litigations naming adultery as the cause. However, our clever heroine outsmarts him and he is forced to accept the divorce under the terms of irreconcilable differences. But he still rages for revenge and 5 years later they face each other again at her Grandfather's funer ...more
Orion had married Selina for two reasons, the first one being that they had made love without protection and she could be pregnant. The second on being, his father and her grandfather made a business deal and wanted them to marry. When Selina is caught with a man in her bed, she is immediately convicted as an adulteress. Selina knows it isn't true but Orion won't listen to her and files for divorce, so she fights him back and wins her divorce decree and a bunch of his money.

Six years later Selin
I really enjoyed this one. For once an alpha HQN hero did a great grovel and truly redeemed his sorry arrogant self. I even ended up liking him almost as much as I liked the heroine.
The hero Rion sees the heroine Selina, his ex-wife, for the first time in sex years when he arrives to attend her grandfather's funeral. He immediately realise that he still fiercely desires her, and with his knowledge of what is in her grandfather's will Rion decides to finally get his revenge on her betrayal. Selina is surprised and a little perturbed by Rion's arrival, she hasn't seen him since he threw her out of his life and still remembers her heartbreak at both the end of their marriage a ...more
Enjoyed this latest entry by Jacquline Baird.She writes a heroine with a strong backbone who actually challenges the hero when he plans to divorce her for allegedly cheating on him.She actually turns the tables on him quite nicely.They do divorce and dhe gets on with her life.They meet again six years later at her grandfathers funeral and he blackmails her into becomming his lover for the next two weeks on his yacht.They smexx it up quite a bit and one day she realizes that she still loves him,b ...more
24yo language interpreter agrees to a 2-week affair with her ex-husband Hero in exchange for giving her company shares she’ll use to support her grandfather’s longtime housekeeper. She accepts that their affair will be sex-based & no longer sees him with stars in her eyes. Hero wants closure & revenge for her supposedly cheating on him during their short marriage. But their time together now shows heroine to be more mature & more captivating than before.

I liked this non-doormat hero
I would have enjoyed the book more if there were any connection between the hero and heroine other than physical/sexual attraction. There just wasn't any depth to the relationship.
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If you feel like reading a quintessential Harlequin Presents "blackmailing hero thinks the heroine is a gold-digging slut" story... I'd recommend The Brazilian's Blackmail Bargain. This is the classic formula, but the writing is stilted and repetitious, constantly telling us the same backstory over and over, ala Diana Palmer. It did deliver a few good gut punches, if you like this scenario.
Just Stupid!!!

"The heroes" cheating was swept under the was never questioned and he he never explained to her about his cheatings

I enjoyed this so much! The epilogue was adorable and I loved how possessive the hero was. I find this incredibly sexy. Almost a five stars book!
another obscenely rich greek hero, another virgin bride, another big misunderstanding, fast forward 6 years, and SSDD!
Cathy Norfin

Infamous playboy Orion Moralis believes in lust, not marriage—until, with one innocent sigh, the daughter of a business rival turns his world on its head. Selina Taylor is achingly pure and, as he captures her lips, Orion knows he must possess her! But their marriage is short-lived.…

Six years since Selina was removed from the marriage bed, she's older and definitely wiser when it comes to seductive, powerful men. But trapped on Orion's luxury yacht, she finds memories o
It seems that the hero and the heroine only connected at the physical level. The author didn't even try to develop the relationship beyond the physical level. The "Big Misunderstanding" was pretty stupid. The hero was pig-headed and he refused to talk and clear the air. Though I thoroughly enjoyed the groveling at the end of the book. I was disappointed that the hero didn't have any confrontations with his step sister after he realized how she had wrecked his marriage.

The heroine was fueled by
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Yes, we have been here before with Harlequin Presents, but I actually think this one did it better than some. This heroine had some serious backbone!

The hero was yummy and rich, of course. The heroine was another virginal penniless young thang who recently discovered her grandpapa was loaded.

They meet and he falls head over heels in lust-and love-with the heroine. I really liked that! What I did not like...of course, she remains chaste for the SIX YEAR SEPARATION and he does not. I sooo do not l
My first gamble on some of the new HP's this year and it was ok. It could be better.The drive that suppose to carry the book was weak. A week worth of sex on a yacht avoiding the issue will fix her supposed "sin" didn't seem very likely. I thought he should still be extremely bitter and jaded about her. Their whole "arrangement" was very emotionless. I know it should merely just carry this veneer, but it felt like it seep through their characters. The "grand gesture" that he follows her to the e ...more
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This wasn't bad, but not great either. It needed more scenes showing the hero fighting his feelings despite the terrible things he believes about the heroine. Instead, they just had lots of sex. It was definitely readable, but just not that emotionally compelling.
This is one of those blackmail plot romance novels where a big misunderstanding lead to the break up of the H&h.

If you like Grovels, you will enjoy this book. You get about 5 pages of grovel at the end.
Diah Didi
Me loved this kind of theme, although I was quiet annoyed on how easy for Selina to gave up and obeyed Orion's order. :p
So it was cheesy. I didn't care.
I don't think this will go into my pile of favourite Mills and Boon novels, but it's about a million times better than the ones I read previous to this. A fairly standard story with a husband, Orion, and his ex-wife, Selina, reuniting, somewhat reluctantly on her part, but it's well written and I enjoyed the secondary plot line about the heroine's work with vulnerable children in Cambodia. It was a nice aside and one I enjoyed reading. I will say that one of my pet peeves did crop up in this sto ...more
Quite fast paced but also got me feeling 'bereft' at some parts that I just can't put my finger on it (LOL), I could say that this one wasn't really that 'fleshed out' (story wise) but this Mills & Boon Modern(I could say) is quite EROTIC hmmmm...well I have to credit this book/story that there were NO CONFUSING or BEFUDDLING SUBPLOTS. The story just focused on the two main characters, The Hero and the heroine namely(and respectively) Orion Moralis and Selina Taylor. It was 'straight to the ...more
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I consider all Harlequin's as baby books since they only take several hours to read. The h forgave H too quickly and it was annoying that the sister was too selfish to confess her part which lead to the divorce. It was more irritating since later on the reader find out that the sister is married with children and still didn't confess. But everything worked out.
Huh! Perfect read! Loved it
I got this book because I read another of Baird's Harlequin books and really enjoyed it. This one was no exception. Great storyline and characters
This was better than I expected but was a straight romance novel without any real surprises. I felt that the hero was more in lust throughout the novel and still didn't truly get the feeling that he had fallen in love with the heroine by the end of the book. But a nice harlequin novel that I enjoyed.
Loved the strong heroine....was great to read a story about a woman with a strong backbone that didn't whine & whimper through the story. She actually stands up for herself & gives back as good as he is dishing out, if not better!!!!!
This was a good read but i didnt think the entire orphanage and child trafficking aspect belonged in the just seemed out of place.otherwise a nice read.
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Jacqueline Baird was born on the 1st of April at home in a small village Northumbria, England, UK, where she raised. She went to the local village school, and later an all-girls' grammar school where she passed the University of Oxford General Certificate of Education in various subjects. On leaving school she joined the civil service in the then Post Office department.

She met her husband Jim, whe
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