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Cinta Terpendam (Greek Tycoons #8)

2.97 of 5 stars 2.97  ·  rating details  ·  230 ratings  ·  40 reviews

Amber's multimillionaire Greek boyfriend, Lucas Karadines, informed her that he was getting marriedto someone else....

Five years later, Amber has put Lucas behind heruntil she inherits half his company. Lucas, who's now single again, knows the only way to keep control is for him to marry Amber. But how can she consider marrying him at his conveniencewhen, five years before
272 pages
Published 2003 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published June 1st 2002)
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Proving everything that is sick and wrong with the virgin heroine, abusive hero trope. It is not romantic when a woman gives her virginity to a man who is using her for sex and treats her like garbage, it is disgusting and abusive. His coldness, vicious treatment, the way he broke up with her and flaunted a fiancé in front of her face was not just cruel....this "hero" was actually a mentally disturbed sociopath. Core story is a virgin heroine celibate for years but treated like a whore and left ...more
This was a quick read. I found the blurb to be very interesting. I was hoping for a fiesty h and a groveling H. Unfortunately I got neither.

The author did a really good job of portraying the angst and emotional aspects of the story. The H is a real bastard. His treatment of the h was ruthless. I don't have a problem with that if there is sufficient groveling and the h doesn't just fall into line with him. I found myself being irritated with the h because she made things way too easy for the H. I
Lynsey A
This is really a two star but I upped it because of the angsty goodness at the beginning. Man, it was very heart-wrenching reading about Amber realizing that Lucas, the man she loved, was marrying another woman, one he claims to love.

The two star comes from the fact that Lucas was a total ass in the beginning of this book. He treated Amber horribly! My goodness, he ripped her heart out and barely apologizes for it in the end. He says, "I know I hurt you" but really? He should've been on his kne
Linda Sims

Amber and Lucas had been seeing one another for a year. She's in love with him, she thinks he's in love with her, but she's stupid, and gets more stupid as the story progresses. Then without telling her he gets engaged to another woman. When confronted by Amber he tells her the girl he's marrying is more suitable as wife material. He marries the new woman but the marriage only lasts 5 years. He then goes back and blackmails Amber into marrying him. He also lets Ambe
There are various of romance stories but this book has an interesting plot which attracts me when i first read it. I love how this story starts and the flow keeps going. I just love the woman character here and also the man. these two tell me indirectly lots of things. It'd be even better if the story has more complicated problems and plots so it has long plot and more words.
I just wish that Harlequin Presents has longer stories and make the stories continuing from this part to another part bec
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Story line from the back cover:

The ideal husband -- if only it were for real

Amber's multimillionaire Greek boyfriend, Lucas Karadines, informed her that he was getting married -- to someone else....

Five years later, Amber has put Lucas behind her -- until she inherits half his company. Lucas, who's now single again, knows the only way to keep control is for him to marry Amber. But how can she consider marrying him at his convenience -- when, five years before, she was worthy only of being his mi
This is exactly the sort of book that we ladies should pray is never used as an indicator of a woman's feelings. I admit that I have read more than my fair share of Harlequin novels, and by this author as well, but this is a book that struck me as harsh.

Harlequin books have always been a guilty pleasure, a quickie on a weekday night when I don't have the patience to start/resume anything else. And thanks to my cravings, I've read most of the plots offered by M&B. Yup. 'Read 'em all.

But this
Fre06 Begum
The worst book by this author I actually felt embarrassed as a woman because this female had no shame or pride for herself. Will never read this awful degrading book again!!
I didn’t enjoy this book. I felt most of it was rather disjointed and the two characters spent an inordinate amount of time having sex. It was like they built their relationship upon sex rather than mutual respect and love. And when it came right to the end, I really really could not see the ‘love’ both of them claimed to feel. It seemed to me to be something more like lust. Or rather, purely lust.

This is one of the rare books where I dislike both the main characters. Lucas was a not very nice p
Lucas and Amber. Lucas is a douche bag. I didn't feel that he redeemed himself by the end. It seemed like the author thought we should feel sorry for him, but no, as far as I'm concerned he made his bed and he can lie in it.
Lucas had an affair with Amber many years ago. But his father was dying and he didn't think that Amber was 'wife' material because she liked sex with him too much, despite her being a virgin when they first met. So he dumps her to marry, what he thought was a good little wif
Eww the heroine was a cold vicious bitch. I hated her with a passion and for once I thought the other woman was a more decent woman who didn't deserve such contempt and criticism by the bitchy hypocritical heroine. No wonder I avoid this author.
2.5 stars.

This could have been so much better. For one thing, we spend 4 or 5 chapters in the territory of five years ago, which is basically the constant degradation of Amber by Lucas. Seriously, this guy just didn't let up. He was in a year-long relationship with Amber (and you are never going to convince me that he had no idea that Amber thought they were in a relationship), at the start of which, she was a virgin. He arbitrarily decides he's had enough and it's time he marry. Of course Amber
the book was definitely a 5 star at the beginning bcoz then amber had a backbone and it was so good so entertaining. it lost one star when the story continued 5 years later. amber dear what happened ? u gave in so easily !? u want a 2nd chance ?? after the abominable way he treated u. u gave him ur best ur virginity ur love n he pissed on u !! just a whore he used.not good enough 2 be his wife. he even had the knack 2 present u 2 his ideal future little wife. then after 5 years he wants u back.. ...more
I'm calling this one crazy old school even though it's newer because of the plot. If you're looking for an asshat hero and a whackadooddle plot this one is for you.
Aha...finally a book where I hated everyone in it...omg.. the only thing I liked was the angst..haha. The heroine was a "supermodel" virgin who gets dumped for a child bride and apologizes for her reaction to the news...uh huh... and the hero...strike that the ZERO rolls back 5 years later to MARRY her (she was a whore he implied when they split AFTER he got engaged to another woman while they were in a relationship)... This is a first to hate everyone in the book... but the angst was great and ...more
I really enjoyed this book but seriously, at some point I just wanted to strangle the hero, how dare he even think she would marry him after what he's done to her? and it gets worse, how can she even consider marrying him?? of course he explains to her at the end his true feelings but no woman wants to be the second choice even if he was a coward to admit she was actually the first choice..
but it has romance, I liked the way the heroine put herself together after the break up.
Trudy Miner
Amber Jackson was dating Greek multimillionaire Lucas Karadines for over a year; they had moved in together. Suddenly, Amber found out that Lucas was marrying a good Greek girl and she was out in the cold. Five years later, Lucas was back insisting that Amber marrying him. Amber knows that the only reason Lucas wants to marry her is because she's inherited half of his company and she has no intention of marrying him for that reason. If five years ago she was only good enough to be Lucas' mistres ...more
Feb 11, 2014 Tia added it
The whole book could be summed into this statement:

The hero was an idiot, not just an idiot, an absolute idiot. He spent over three years regretting his decision and then he lied, cheated and manipulated to get the heroine back for he realized he loved her.
the hero is an S.O.B., the heroine, at least at first, isn't a doormat. what is with these heroines staying chaste for 5 or more years, especially when the hero dumps them for other, more suitable (ha-ha) women?
LUCAS SAYS TO AMBER when he tells her he is marrying Christina. ----‘Dumping…’ a grimace of distaste tightened his hard mouth ‘…is not how I would have put it. Our affair has reached its conclusion, and I hope we can part friends.’ ‘Amber, we have had some great times together, but now it is over, it has to be. I have reached the age—’ he walked away from her, pacing the length of the room ‘—when it is time for me to settle down. I want a wife, a family, a home, and Christina is going to give me ...more
H is a a**hole and a jerk, h is tstl and need a brain transplant. The romance is just smexy times between the two main characters, and they deserve each other.
the H is a scumbag for marrying someone else and ditching the h
This H really made me mad how he treated the h. However, he ultimately redeemed himself somewhat in how he was eager to please her h when he had her. Really angsy read, but I liked it.
this book had lots of hot sex between the hero & heroine after the marriage but the hero was utter swine.heartless,hypocritical and everything i hate about a man.his reason was just not enough to save it and make it all okay in the end.he did treat her well during and after the marriage but the grovelling was just not enough.he needed to get down on his knees,break down,cry & beg for her forgiveness for everything he did to her. i wanted him to do that so never came. ugh.the way h ...more
Third try! Finally, I repost this review at the right book!

This is one of the worst Harlequin heroes ever. The guy has no good qualities. He is mean, stupid and a sexist. He cheats on the heroine, arranges his marriage with another women before he breaks up with the heroine, treats her like shit in general, “makes love” to her after the breakup (and calls her a whore while she lies naked and devastated on the floor) and in the end, forces her to a marriage in order to ensure he gets hold on her
This would be a one star if I based it on the H or even the usual gripe about no grovel. If ever an H needed to grovel, crawl over hot coals for forgiveness, this guy is it.

And if ever an h needed to grow a pair, she was it. "His assumption he only had to kiss her and she would give in was an insult to her pride, her self-esteem". But that's exactly what she did time and time again, though she talked tough that's all it was. So much hot air.

Yet, the angst and the cruelty kept me hooked. Wow..I
A Marriage of his convenience: I really want to more than like the book. It is well written and it has all the elements that tugs my heartstrings. I'm not so sure he was worthy of redemption. I just can't get over that part. He reduced her to state that even the scraps of his affection was something she could settle with. The "betrayal" spanned more 5yrs and I think to that point he should have been man enough to leave her be. I didn't think he had a strong reason or rather excuse for his behavi ...more
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