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Bought for Marriage (Forced to Marry)

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  142 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Dione Keristari will do anything to help her sick father. But begging gorgeous Greek billionaire Theo Tsardikos for cash is more than she bargained for. Now he's demanding a marriage contract in return for the money! She has no choice but to agree. However, inexperienced Dione can't handle the attraction between them, and she vows not to share Theo's bed.But Theo's a maste ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Harlequin
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Aug 11, 2009 seton rated it really liked it
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This was pretty darn good once I decided to accept the set-up.

Only in la la Harlequinland does it make sense to run your business into the ground and propose that your ENEMY bail you out by sending your hawt nubile daughter (our Heroine) to ask oh so prettily. And only in a Harlequin can the Enemy, a Greek Tycoon (natch!) and our Hero, take one look at the hot piece of ass, decide he must have it, and offers marriage along with the millions necessarily for the bailout. And only in a Harlequin wo
This is the only book I enjoyed in the series.
Hero at least didn't marry her for any worthless revenge shit.
Poor guy was a goner pretty much after setting his eyes on her.
And to be honest, she was a slave to her father's wishes but she had fierce loyalty and love for her family. Something that is clearly admirable and Theo really wanted a part of it.
Poor Dione had it really hard. She was a mess, a massive contradiction with her head and heart.
I do totally get her though. If it feels like your h
Another seton recommendation and I loved it. This is such a marvelous HP, the theme is the same but the treatment is really good. Dione is a dutiful daughter(like in all HP's) to her jerk of a father, who is a bully and disliked by all, he even separated her from her mother when she was 6 and divorced her, jerk as I said. He has a heart-attack and then asks Dione to go to his biggest enemy Theo for monetary help. Seriously, why she loved this jerk of a father I didn't get, she refuses first but ...more
Jan 10, 2012 sbf20112011 rated it it was ok
I'm surprised the reviews for this have been so positive. I felt like this book was written by a Harlequin robot -- it felt like a half-hearted copy of so many other HPs. Maybe for some reason I just couldn't connect with the characters, but I had zero emotional reaction to this one. It just really seemed like an author going through the motions without adding any creative spark to it.
Oct 26, 2016 Toniette rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I found it slow in some spots and that the introduction of the ex-wife showing up to be stupid. Especially, since she only shows up in one scene. I think the book would've been better w/o it.
Mar 08, 2017 Suzanne rated it liked it
This was a good beach read ....enjoyed it
Nov 26, 2016 May rated it really liked it
Liked it

It went to its promised point quickly.
A good story about marriage of convenience. Little bit odd in the beginning, really who would think to marry a stranger they just met? Started a relationship, maybe, but marriage in exchange for money?

Anyway, both of the characters are likable. It really showed that their love grew gradually. Recommended for a mild romance.
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Sep 06, 2013 Dora Okeyo rated it liked it
Quite an interesting chase for Theo as he goes after Dione.

Interesting- is all I'm saying.

It gets 3 stars. One for storyline, one for very persistent characters and one for sticking to the romance plot.
Mar 11, 2014 Tia rated it liked it
I wish this novel was a bit better, I was totally disappointed by a lot of it.
Aug 09, 2009 Melanie♥ rated it really liked it
I enjoyed my first book by Margaret Mayo. Will definitely read more!
Jan 11, 2012 Marie rated it it was ok
It was just Eh!!! Even though I have read many stories with the same plot, this one just did not develop well and it didn't flow well at all
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For Children's writer see Margaret Mayo

Jessica R. Mayo was born on February 7, 1936 in Staffordshire, England, and has remained within the county all of her life. It was never her ambition to become a writer, although she always loved reading, even to the extent of reading comics out loud to her twin brother when she was eight years old. In fact her only
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