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Sold to the Enemy

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  799 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
Stefan Ziakas might be her father's most hated business rival, but he's the only man who has ever made Selene Antaxos feel beautiful. So, needing to make a new life for herself, Selene apprehensively turns to Stefan for help.Except the dark-hearted tycoon is nothing like the white knight she remembers. Seduced, bedded and betrayed in a matter of days, Selene realizes it's ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 2013)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Another really good Sarah Morgan book. This really reminded me of the story of Red Ridinghood and the big Bad Wolf. Selene is sweet as pie and very innocent, with incredible belief in Stefan, based on their chance meeting five years prior. He is the glimmer of hope that she can escape from the figurative and literal prison where her father has kept her and her mother. She sneaks out and meets him and asks for a business loan for her company. To which Stefan agrees, but he also wants to exploit ...more
A good HP to start the new year makes me very happy. Honestly, this book was so refreshing and even though the heroine was so sweet and naive, she didn't annoy me. She had grown up with an abusive father and now at 22 she wants to escape with her mother, so she goes to her father's rival, the hero, a man who treated her with kindness at the age of 17. She knows about his reputation with women and business but doesn't care.

The hero is shocked at her innocence and keeps telling her he is not sweet
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Feb 19, 2013 Dalia rated it really liked it
The heroine made the book for me. Selene is a delightful heroine. She lives with an abusive father and a helpless mother in an isolated island. But she lets nothing beat her spirits and her optimism. She has got a plan to start a business and take herself and her mother to live away from her cruel father. But her father is a feared man, no one will help her except her father business rival, Stefan Ziakas. He has starred in her fantasies for 5 years, since she met him when she was 17 y old. No ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
I love reading Sarah Morgan’s books. Her characters are always endearing. Gorgeous alpha males and beautiful and irresistible heroines.

Okay, a short synopsis - beautiful and shy virgin meets rich and gorgeous Greek hero, who uses her for the purpose of revenge as a means to get back at her miserable father , who years before had caused much pain in heroes’ life. Yes, we've read this plot before in dozens of other books…but before I give you the wrong idea…let me just say that the author gives it
It's perhaps not fair for me to rate this the way I have, but I blame the author/publisher for a misleading title and description and myself for not reading other reviews to get a better picture of the story.

Truth is, if I'd have known what this was truly about I wouldn't have read. This story isn't my cuppa and the rating likely reflects that. I just couldn't get into it and skimmed quite a bit here and there.

The title/description made it look like one of my favorite HP tropes. Ruthless family
Jan 24, 2013 Leona rated it liked it
Shelves: hqn-presents
I so anticipated the release of this book. Maybe I just overhyped it in my mind. It wasn't bad, but I just couldn't get into the hero. In her efforts to soften him up a bit and round out his edges, he ended up being too one dimensional. Unlike her other heroes, he just felt flat. Consequently, I didn't feel that electrifying chemistry that buzzes between H/h that I have come to expect from this author. Their relationship felt a little forced to me. The only thing that fizzed between the two of ...more
Emona de Souza
Sep 27, 2016 Emona de Souza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sarah Morgan Fans, HP Readers
Recommended to Emona by: Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
Shelves: favourites
Sarah Morgan seems to be an author filling my favourite shelf, take for example The Twelve Nights of Christmas, The Prince’s Waitress Wife, Sale or Return Bride, and Powerful Greek, Unworldly Wife.

Selene Antaxos is scheming a way to leave her isolated Greek island home and travel to Athens without her father finding out. Selene and her mother are virtual prisoners in a house that doubles as a fortress – they are victims of a man who insists on complete control over their lives in order to presen
Jan 13, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
I loved the story. The heroine was strong and sweet. Her innocence and enthusiasm was disarming. Amazing to read about a heroine who is not whiny and cranky all the time because the big bad hero doesn't love her. On the contrary she saw right through him and tore down his defenses with her loving generous spirit.

I loved the hero as well. He was not a jerk. He loved the heroine and his actions proved it. He showed in so many ways that he cared and was there for her. 4.5 stars :)
Mar 08, 2013 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
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I just couldn't get into this one. I got to about 55% through the book and found myself rolling my eyes way too much so I decided that I didn't need to finish it.

Selene (h) is the daughter of a wealthy businessman living on a Greek island. Everyone views her as a spoiled princess but that is just the image her father has master minded. In reality her mother and herself are prisoners and the victims of domestic abuse. She has come up with a plan to get them both of the island and away from her fa
Jun 22, 2016 Tia rated it really liked it
This one was a lot better than the trash that was released late last year (2012) I actually quite enjoyed the heroine, she was brave despite being abused and her character was strong as well. The hero was a cynic but well written. He had a tragic past that made me like him even more, especially when he confessed his love. I would of loved to see the villain go to jail or get his though.
A 3.5, almost 4 star due to an all-out, sweet and quirky heroine and a yummy, wannabe brooding Greek hero.

Selene sneaks off her father's island in search of financial help from his arch-nemesis. No, she doesn't try and sell herself into a MOC or be his mistress until he tires of her. Selene asks the H for business advice on what will probably earn a $1.50 an hour. Candles and soap. Oh well. You can't have everything.

The H agrees to help her and put the moves on her. Despite being a virgin, she e
A fun little story. There was some angst. The heroine was super sweet and was trying to get away from her abusive father to save her mother. She thought the hero was better than he was and he eventually lived up to her expectations. He could have done it a little quicker to suit me.
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Feb 01, 2013 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Sold to the Enemy by Sarah Morgan was an engaging read about perseverance in the face of adversity.

Selene grew up with an abusive father who pretty much kept Selene and her mother prisoners on the island in their own home without money or contact with the outside world.

Selene has been scheming to get off the island for a very long time and she finally has a plan and a business idea, If she can secure capital to start her business she she knows th
I couldn't help but root for Selene, a sweet and courageous heroine. It was refreshing to see how Selene hadn't had her spirit completely stamped out even though she had cause to feel that way. (view spoiler) The fact that she found both true love and business success with her longtime crush made the icing-on-the-fantasy-cake even sweeter. Sexy Stefan relu ...more
Feb 05, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book by Ms. Morgan, despite the unevenness of the second half. There were a few awkward jumps when I wondered if parts of the book had been skipped. I think perhaps this particular story would have been better served in a longer format. That said, I enjoyed the heroine Selene. She was naive, but she owned her actions and only regretted them when they came to affect her mother. Very solid category romance by Ms. Morgan!
Jan 01, 2013 Ladyacct rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shorts
I liked the story and the heroine was hilarious BUT I felt like it was missing something which I can't quite put my finger on.....on another side of the coin there were no typos/editing issues though.
The title and description did not accurately fit this one so I was left a little disappointed. Not awful but not great either. 2 stars.
Aug 04, 2016 Robin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not the Best

I am probably in the minority here, but I did not care for this book. I found the heroine to be very childish. It was a good story, though.
Jul 06, 2013 Giovanni rated it it was amazing
this book reminds me why i fell in love with Sarah Morgan the first time <3
Quinn's Book Nook
I don’t read a lot of category romance. It’s nothing at all against this subgenre of romance, but they rarely appeal to me. However, I’ve been in an odd reading mood lately, and I was craving something very specific. I wanted a book where the hero rescued the heroine. So, after some google searches, I decided to try Sold to the Enemy by Sarah Morgan (an author I had been meaning to try). Despite the cringe-worthy title (that really doesn’t reflect the story at all), I actually did enjoy enjoy So ...more
Jan 14, 2013 Desere rated it it was amazing
This was Sarah Morgan at her best! The book was simply gorgeous. I was immediately drawn to the characters and the story grabbed me and took me on a true awesome romance adventure.

The book was about your average kind of plot, heroine needs to start a new life and get away from it all and approaches her hero thinking he is still the sweet and kind white knight he use to be, only she discovers to her disgust the man has turned into a cold hearted tycoon and he is does not like to play games!

Now wi
Joyfully Reviewed
Selene Antaxos is tired of feeling trapped and being forced to answer to someone else about everything. She seeks to make her own way in the world and take her beaten down mother with her. Selene devises a plan where she will start up her own business. However, she needs the help of a man that isn’t afraid of her father, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Stefanos “Stefan” Ziakas, her father’s enemy, fits that mold! Stefanos was nice to Selene five years ago ...more
Stephan and Selene. Not sure where the title comes from, because her father didn't sell her. In fact he was pretty pissed when he found out that Selene had contacted Stephan. Stephan and Selene's father have a dark and violent history as well as being business rivals. Selene is counting on Stephan's dislike of her father to make him willing to help her. She and her mother live a life in terror, while her father makes them project the fabrication of the perfect family to the world. She is trapped ...more
Dec 28, 2014 Paige rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books

Selene Antaxos is trying to get herself and her mother away from her controlling and abusive father who is only concerned about presenting the ‘perfect family’.

To do that, she goes to the one man who won’t be too scared of her father to give her a business loan for her soaps and candles that she makes. An encounter five years ago, gives her hope that the man deemed as cold-hearted can help her, but she isn’t willing to tell him the truth about her situation.

Jun 10, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it
Sarah Morgan bu yazar benim favorilerim arasına girdi.Kalemine bayılıyorum.Umarım daha sık okuyabiliriz bu yazarı..Bu ar ki Stars Of Romance serisindeki ikinci hikayedi. Burada da kadına şiddeti içeren bir hikaye vardı.Selena Antaxos 'un dramatik bir hikayesi vardı. Yıllarca annesi ile babasından zulüm gören küçük bir genç kızın direnme gücü şiddete karşı koyuş tarzını işliyordu bu roman..Bir de ona yıllar önce moral ve cesaret veren bir genç adamın tavsiyesini dinleyip göstediği inanılmaz ...more
2.75 stars Despite the fact that I really liked the last HQ presents I read (Blackmailed Into Marriage), this book and a couple others I have read in the past, lead me to believe that this Harlequin brand isn't for me. I just can't get past the whole billionaire playboy suddenly -- after years of sleeping with an endless parade of gorgeous women -- suddenly feels something special about this one woman, the heroine. It just isn't believable. Unless.....those 100s of women really were God-awful ...more
Tanya Mayes
Jun 17, 2013 Tanya Mayes rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Selene wants to get her mother and herself away from an abusive father. Her plan is to sneak out of there home while her father is away and go to his biggest rival Stefan to ask him for a loan to help her start a business. Stefan is the only man she knows that's not afraid of her father. She gets away and is at his office dressed as a nun. At first he doesn't recognize her then she removes the habit and he begins to remember. From there things start to happen between ...more
 ♥ Suger Honey ♥
I loved this book the story was exciting Selene was very funny be4 she lost her v;-) and then she was serious most of the time but Stefan was all alpha and lovely but it would have got 5 stars cus it's a cute little book but I doct it 1star I couldn't get past stefans mum left him at a young age to have an affair/live with Selenes dad now Stefan sleeps with Selene and will marry her any else think it's kinda weird????
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USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated 4 times for the prestigious RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.

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