Zarek has worked hard to make a place for himself in the world, one that is secure, and he is finally there after building a successful shipping company. That is also where he meets his future wife.
Penny had been quietly working for Zarek and adored him from afar, so it seemed like a dream come true when he finally noticed her!
After being married for only a short time, Zarek sails out on his yacht, the Troy, and is then attacked, boarded and taken by pirates. During a skirmish his head is wounded and he nearly drowns. When he comes to, he doesn't know who he is. He spends the next two years living with a nice couple as he tries to remember who he is so he can go back to his life.
Meanwhile, Penny is trying to maintain Zarek's company and keep it from the clutches of his ruthless and very unfriendly family. A chance encounter on the beach between Penny, her brother-in-law (Zarek's step-brother), and a man on the beach who Penny doesn't recognize is Zarek shows Zarek that he desperately needs to return from the dead so that he can take back his company before his greedy family takes over.
At a board meeting, Zarek walks right in and stuns everyone, but most of all Penny. Thus begins relationship ups and downs as Penny and Zarek both try to determine their feelings and find out what has been going on with the other during Zarek's long absence.
I enjoyed the book a lot, and the only thing that could have made it any better would have been a little more information pertaining to Greece and the locations that were visited. Don't get me wrong - as a reader, I knew exactly where the characters were and what was going on, but I would have loved just a bit more history and detail!
by Kate Walker
Publisher: Mills & Boon (July 2, 2010) ~ 192 pages
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Edition Reviewed: Paperback - Review copy received courtesy of Author Sound Relations, many thanks for sending me a copy to review!
About the Book:
The return of the proud Greek husband...
He was declared missing at sea - but now notorious Zarek Michaelis is back and ready to take control! First he'll see to his business, and then to his wayward wife...
For two years Penny has struggled to come to terms with Zarek's disappearance. But enough is enough. It's time to move on...
Her proud Greek husband is still as darkly handsome as ever, and the attraction between them is just as potent. But Penny can't trust Zarek's motives - does he just want her body and the fortune he left behind-or to try again?
The Greek Tycoons
Legends are made of men like these!
Note From the Author: (from her site)
About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
Kate Walker was always making up stories. She can't remember a time when she wasn't scribbling away at something and wrote her first “book” when she was eleven. She went to Aberystwyth University, met her future husband and after three years of being a full-time housewife and mother she turned to her old love of writing. Mills & Boon accepted a novel after two attempts, and Kate has been writing ever since. Visit Kate at her website at: www.kate-walker.com