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Sold to the Enemy

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  1,112 ratings  ·  120 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 (Back to the Books)
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 t ...more
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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
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
Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
Thank you Sarah, you know just the way to entertain me. Innocent heroine trying to save her mother and herself from an abusive father goes to her father's worst enemy seeking help.

(I think there is a apart of my review missing... Or maybe I was too lazy... Or both, in any case, read Emona, Vintage or Naksed reviews, they pretty much reflect my feelings for this book).
Not one of my favorites by this author. I found the heroine's backstory distressing and I couldn't believe that she could be so bouncy after suffering that kind of isolation and mental and physical abuse for *years.*

Her business plan also defied belief. There are at least two people peddling homemade soap at every farmer's market in our little town. The competition for landing a contract with high end spas and hotels must be intense and it's only with the hero's name and backing that she stood
Melody Cox
This is one of those books that I never tire of. I read this every month or two. Something great and familiar in between all those new books.

Ten times now that I have read this lovely story and I'm not done with it yet! There is something about it that just draws me in each time I read it and I don't want to put it down. The first time I read it I did so twice in the same day. A story has to really grab me for that to happen. I just can't seem to put it down! I find the Goodread's rating is not
Jan 11, 2013 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 :)
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
Dec 08, 2012 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 on ...more
Dec 18, 2012 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 t ...more
Debbie DiFiore
Loved the heroine

Showing up in a nun costume? That was priceless and so was the heroine. I loved her honesty, her rose colored glasses, her openness and her love for the hero. Her Father was horrid and I can't believe she kept hope and innocence alive in those circumstances at all. I loved that part of her. But I hated it when she turned against the hero. It made me take off one star for that. The ending was sweet and I would read this again for sure.
Sep 27, 2016 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
Chitra *CJ*
"Sold to the Enemy" is the story of Selene and Stefan.

The Antaxos and Ziakis clans are business rivals, mostly due to the misdeeds of Stavros Antaxos, who has a "perfect" life.

When his daughter Selene finally decides to escape from his crutches in order to set her own candle making business and eventually rescue her mother, she decides to take help from the kind stranger who had once sat with her and talked all night at the moonlit deck.

Tracing down Stefan Ziakas on a Greek island in a nun disgu
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
Nov 24, 2018 added it
Shelves: abuse, unfinished
I just can't finish this book...I tried many times.. I think is me not the book...................................or is the book😂😂
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
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
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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 pe ...more
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed all the twists and turns this wonderful story took.
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
Jan 04, 2013 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.
Jacqueline J
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.
Jul 30, 2016 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.
Jan 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hqn
I picked this up because of the 4.5* review in the RT Times. It appeared to be a great recommendation. The h was refreshingly honest and upfront, the H is an emotionally closed off piece of hotness. The basic plot is typically Harlequin, and the abuse angle is different and could have been compelling.

It has all the elements to make a good Harlequin romance, but as a whole I struggled to finish this and it was only in the last third of the book that I felt it got into its stride. I had problems
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book reminds me why i fell in love with Sarah Morgan the first time <3
Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Feb 01, 2013 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
Feb 05, 2013 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!
Dec 31, 2012 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.
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
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.
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