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The Greek Tycoon's Virgin Wife

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Reluctant mistress, convenient wife

Xandro Caramanis wants a wife. She must be well-bred, willing to give him an heir and accept a loveless arrangement. Ilana Girard is a society beauty with a head for business who understands emotions are not part of the deal....

Ilana accepts Xandro's proposal because she needs his protection. He doesn't realize she's never slept with a ma

Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2669, 192 pages
Published October 2007 by Harlequin (first published August 2007)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
The Greek Tycoon's Virgin Wife starts out with a hero who has decided he's ready to settle down and get married. The perfect candidate is Ilana Girard, only she's not too eager to be any man's bride. Two years ago, she called off her wedding the day before the event. Since then, she's been called the Ice Maiden by society. She's a busy and successful fashion designer who travels in the same high society circles as Xandro due to her aristocratic parents. Ilana has some very good reasons to avoid ...more
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: print
4 1/2 Stars! ~ If you love reading a romance where the hero patiently encourages the heroine to get close and a relationship builds more slowly, then you'll be hooked on Xandro and Ilana's story. Xandro has had his eye on Ilana for awhile and when he learns that she's being stalked, he jumps right in as her protector. Unlike, Ms. Bianchin's earlier Presents, in this one, we do get to read the hero's point of view and that makes this lovestory one well worth reading again and again.
Lu Bielefeld **
Virgin heroine + Hero coveted by another woman + other woman is a bitch + ex-boyfriend stalker and psychotic + describes parties and clothes of the rich in detail.
Only thing different about this story is that heroin is a Virgin.
I noticed in other books all heroines had previous experiences.
But the rest of the story follows the same formula already known of the author.
The author has a very cynical view of the life of the rich and social interac
I read this back before I started recording what I read or writing reviews.

Kind of boring actually.

The hero decides he needs to get married and picks out a lovely candidate. Too bad she's too perfect as the romance comes across as cold-blooded and a little boring.

Nice twist is that she has a real career rather than getting by being a cleaner or a PA. Nothing wrong with either of those situations, but when you have such a disparity in wages there is such a huge power imbalance. I guess you would
Apr 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: hqn-presents
An enjoyable quick read. However, I do find that Helen Bianchin tends to write the same story over and over again, never trying to break out of the mold. Her stories are about beautiful career minded heroines, usually in the fashion industry, who meet up with wonderful Australian heroes that are wealthy, and of Mediterranean descent. Throw in a vicious ex that hounds the heroine, a vicious OW, a truly loving mother and voila the story.

This one was a little more enjoyable than the others, so I wo
Jun 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: book-to-avoid
Cold heroine.
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Pretty badly written, for example: "She turned to look at him. 'I love you,' she said gently.'So much.' 'Its reciprocal.'" he answers.
Its 'reciprocal'??? WTF, is it the most romantic thing he could come up with?
Whenever something romantic happens, the author goes into auto-repeat: "How much time has passed, minutes, hours?" This happens 10-20 times, every kiss basically...
Heroine endlessly vacillates between being a decisive professional woman (though she lets a designer dress get away without
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: harlequin
Loved it. Thought this was the story I was re-reading when I read The Andreou Marriage Arrangement earlier this week because both stories are very similar. And I just enjoyed both very much. Just hit my mood right to have a strong Greek man in Australia loving and protecting his woman (whether she wanted or felt like she deserved that protection or not).

As is typical in Helen Bianchin books, she overuses particular words. In this book, I saw the words "capacious" and "evocative" too many times.
Kaycee ❤️
This one was okay. For all it’s worth, this book has a very interesting premise. But the execution of the story/plot was a bit fail for me. Plus the fact that the heroine irritated the hell out of me. I liked my heroine feisty and knows how to stand up for herself. But in this case, she's just being stubborn and annoying. She refused to accept help knowing that she's in danger. Ugh! I don't know if I want to shake her or give her to Grant in a platter. If she drop dead in the middle of the book, ...more
Liliana Venegas
Sep 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Why to people read this type of crap ninety percent of the time couples usually have a wrecked relationship.So this is a bunch of fictional crap.I would deem vampires more possible than a relationship like this were your truly bonded.
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Aug 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
The most boring book I've ever tried to read
such bad writing - monotone, no tempo change, unemotional, in-depth description of stuff no one is interested in. Just Bad.

Do Not Bother
Deanna Gilbert
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Different type of storyline

Strong, yet feminine heroine with strong hero who was tough and masculine, but who was also compassionate rather than being ruthless. I have read quite a few of this author's books, and find her stories to be quite enjoyable.
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love the plot! You can truly see Xandro romancing the heroin and that`s such a change from HP books. One on my favorites! ...more
Mar 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance

Alexandro is greek tycoon. He grow up without love and attention from his father, mother (or his stepmother) so he doesn't believed in love. He just wants woman who can be his wife and be mother to his child .... absolutely without love. And his eyes land on Ilana, she was very sophisticate, good in socialize and has impeccable background, that made her be his suitable wife. Despite her famous reputation that she quite aloof with men. So He made his move...but Ilana tries so hard to not be near
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
I know that these books can be formulaic but what I find sad about Helen Bianchin's books is that, after you have read a couple, you realise that the characters even live, work and eat in the same places. Typically the heroine has been abused. The fact that you pretty much know the storyline plus where they will live, eat and shop really detracts from my enjoyment. Her older books may not follow this pattern, I'm not sure. The books seem to be more about the lifestyle than anything else, which i ...more
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it
I always enjoy Helen Bianchin's stories and this was no exception. The women have their own personalities and the men are definitely alpha male heroes who don't take no for an answer. For some reason whenever the couple were kissing the heroine, Ilana, kept focusing on how long these acts were. At first it was cute because she was obviously getting lost in the moment, but as the story went on those same exact thoughts kept occurring and for a story that is only 180-ish pages it got to be rather ...more
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
OK, yes Helen Bianchin does tend to re-write the same story line over and over, slightly varying the names, locals, industry, villains. etc. Yes, Ms Bianchin does get hung up on phrases throughout each book. The heroes and heroine always seem to have a love/hate relationship. The heroes have to save the heroines who seem to always end up in need of a life or death rescue. Yet, I seem to come back over and over to re-read many of her stories when I just want an easy read, a couple of hours of min ...more
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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Dec 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
awful one ! i did not get into the story at all. xandro and ilana had no chemistry. ilana was actually a cold fish, focused only on her career. yes her past perhaps explained it but she did not let go at all. this one was no gud !i do not recommend it. dats definitely helen bianchin at her worst
Oct 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars. What got me into this? Boredom. Only the book turned out to be a yawn fest itself.
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Overall a nice romantic book!
One of the many which show how a girl can change a man's world!!
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Absolutely wonderful, loved it
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Helen was born on February 20 in New Zealand, where she grew up, an only child possessed by a vivid imagination and a love for reading. She wrote stories for amusement in her early teenage years, and when she left leaving school, she took a secretarial job at a father-and-son legal firm.

At age twenty-one Helen joined a girlfriend and embarked on a working holiday in Australia, travelling via cruis
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