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Pagan Adversary

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"Alex is a wild man - a true pagan!"

Harriet had forgotten her dead brother-in-law's words until she stood opposite the fiercest opponent of her life - the autocratic and unyielding Alex Marcos. He had no scruples about taking her orphaned nephew, Nicky, away from her, claiming the boy was his heir.

But Harriet wouldn't let Nicky go - even if it meant abandoning herself to t
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Paperback, Mills & Boon Romance #2090
Published July 1983 by Mills & Boon (first published 1983)
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Vintage
StMargarets and Naksed did a much better job than I could care to with this paint-by-the-numbers romance. I don’t know what I expected with a Sara Craven book and Pagan in the title, but I got it. Once again, an HP author throws poor Greece and its heroes to the stereotypical vengeful, proud, slut-shaming misogynistic stereotypes. I have always heard that Greeks are solicitous of guests, but I guess those are a different kind of Greek.


Heroine: treacherous body alert
Hero: slut shames, belittles,
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StMargarets
Hero tries to take his nephew from the heroine after her sister and his brother die in a car crash. Ha! For once the hero has to put up with a two and half year old with separation anxiety and he realizes his nephew still needs the heroine.

Heroine gets in a Macbeth zinger about her nephew "murdering sleep" and we're off to Corfu where the heroine is treated like dirt by hero's mother and his aunt. SC was in the mood for evil family shenanigans rather than romance, because the hero disappears and
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Naksed
Barely made it to three stars, I must be in a better mood than usual lol. I just couldn't get into the romance of this because the family drama and future in-laws were so absolutely VILE and DISGUSTING, and the hero came off as a limp lettuce leaf when it came to his Mama and her family therefore I could never see him put the heroine first in what surely would be many conflicts to come. What saved it was a decent heroine who did not mince words, who behaved with dignity, whose love for the cute ...more
Azet
My very first book by Sara Craven (about time i read something written by her) and certainly not by far the last.
"Pagan Adversary" was a great pleasure as we watch the instant attraction between the Greek Tyccon Alex Marcos and the strong beautiful heroine Harriet Marsters,as they clashes about the care for their beloved nephew.(How i love tropes like these),and the intense slap-kiss goes on..and how we love it!(otherwise we wouldn`t even be reading Hp)

Great writing and story,the way Craven desc
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Brenda
Sometimes, I enjoy revisiting these old skool HPs with sweet, caring and feisty and arrogant and jealous heroes and I really enjoyed seeing arrogant Alex going stir crazy with jealousy. I also liked that he was never cruel to Harriet. And, Harriet was perfect for him. She may be twenty-one and not well-to-do, but she had a good mix of sweetness and spunk. Their verbal sparring had me chuckling.
'Have some more champagne.' He refilled her glass. 'Perhaps it will sweeten your disposition.'
'I don't
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Roub
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
absolutely loved it ! alex and hariet fell in love gradually n they made love only towards the end when they both knew they were in love, as if the sex was a celebration of love :-) ders a very memorable scene etched in my mind when hariet was on the lounger by the beach. alex cud not help himself n seized the opportunity 2 give her an erotic massage on the pretext of applying sun lotion lol !n then we have spiro appearing n removing her bra. alex got so mad, he was positively murderous.. poor s ...more
sbf20112011
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a decent older story. I liked the plot setup and the ending. Only downside was that I wasn't really feeling the love from the hero along the way -- I would have preferred a few more hints of how he was feeling. Still, a good, basic, older HP read.
Kitty
Feb 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
The heroine is too fool to understand any thing. I didnt lite it at all
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Tonya Warner
Harriet takes on Alex to keep her orphaned nephew in her life. Alex fights her every step of the way. He also fights against himself and what he believed about his now dead brother.

Fast paced and exciting.
Lin
Really in-depth look into the personalities of a family who believe they are above marrying someone of a different personality, background and nationality. When
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Anne Bushell was born on October 1938 in South Devon, England, just before World War II and grew up in a house crammed with books. She was always a voracious reader, some of her all-time favorites books are: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "Middlemarch" by George Eliot, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell and "The Code of the Woosters" by P. G. Wodehous ...more
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