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Marriage at His Convenience | Cinta Terpendam (Greek Tycoons #8)

2.96  ·  Rating Details ·  312 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
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 b
272 pages
Published 2003 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published June 1st 2002)
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May 31, 2011 Marajean rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
Typical Jacqueline Baird fare with a bona fide douchebag H and a beautiful naïve h who just cannot tell him to FO (at least not effectively). I picked up this book in my rubbernecking mode, as I enjoy a good trainwreck now and then, and the bad reviews were persuasive. So yes, while I was getting more and more revolted by the minute, I just couldn’t put this book down. His grovel cannot be called satisfactory (as he did behave quite unforgivably imo) but he did turn into a new smitten leaf in th ...more
I know everybody hates this one but srsly peeps - a girl has gotta do what a girl has gotta do to get her some, the poor thing was withering under the lash of celibacy and wanted at least one more time before death - it wasn't like the HP fairy was going to bring her anybody else.

Remember this is HPlandia and HP rules apply - she was a virgin, she was dumped, she had no hope of new romance - the girl was normal in her drives too, so I totally get she had to take the lurve club while it was avai
Alexis-Morgan Roark
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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
Shari Kay
Jun 16, 2017 Shari Kay marked it as skip-it  ·  review of another edition
I guess I'm just an unforgiving person
Apr 23, 2012 Tracie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
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
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 re-read this last night and yet again couldn't put it down. JB can really write some cruel, ruthless heroes, but she doesn't always quite manage to show how much in love the hero is with the heroine. Not showing that he suffered because he missed the heroine and realised his mistake makes it harder for me to forgive his behavior. I gave this book four stars because it made me go through a roller-coaster of emotions and it is memorable. I love it and I hate it!
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
Jun 20, 2011 Diane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hp, romance, contemporary
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?
Linda Sims
May 28, 2014 Linda Sims rated it did not like it

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
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
May 26, 2013 Jenny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
I hate you Amber!
After the way that bastard left her she should have payed a really good psychiatrist or something to get over it and never fall into his trap... but then after those 5 years she falls easily but instead of showing backbone she becomes some bitchy creature that I hate even more.
Sep 01, 2013 Tishke rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
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
Either you love this one or you hate it. I am in the minority of those who like this one. The H is a huge jerk and sees things in black and white (especially in how he thinks things are and/or should be.) When he dumps h in the most arrogant/callous manner, she retaliates (view spoiler). While trying to live up to his Greek heritage, his father's expectations, etc., H marries a young, virginal Greek heiress. H did not anticipate h ...more
Nov 06, 2012 Ezrela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 30, 2012 Mlleelizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
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
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Apr 23, 2013 Roub rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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
Sneha Jaiswal
Feb 26, 2017 Sneha Jaiswal rated it did not like it
this book was soo bad that it deserves negative marking.!!hero is a dirt bag and heroine is plain stupid doormat with no self respect..they deserve one another!I can't believe that the author has the audacity to call this a romance!!
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.
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.
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
3.5 WTF?! Stars

“Be honest, Amber, you’re no shy young maid, never were. You’re a born hedonist, you thrive on sensual pleasure, the pleasure I gave you.”

Holy crap! This book!! You either love it or you hate it. I fall into the “love it” category.

Amber meets Greek tycoon, Lucas through her friend and his cousin, Spiros. She falls head over heels and they have a yearlong relationship. A year later, at his father’s bidding, decides to marry a good Greek girl, Christina, so he dumps Amber in the cr
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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.

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