A marriage contract that was agreed upon over a century ago in Greece is now coming into play and neither Simon Darkos nor Olympia “Nyx” Mykos is happy about it. But neither was prepared for the effect the other poses once face to face. Watching the two circle each other was fascinating and exciting. All Nyx wants is her freedom and away from the life she was born into. She has created her own empire and is not willing to lose it by marrying. As for Simon, although he is not opposed to marriage, he just has certain requirements in a wife and Nyx does not meet them, but he wants her in his bed. A determined Simon forces Nyx to a side deal that becomes mutually satisfying. What started off as a purely physical arrangement with no emotional ties, into both of them realizing they can not live without the other. Everything about Nyx and Simon’s story made this a 5-star read for me.
This was such a good book. I loved Simon and Nyx's love story. They started off as enemies that were forced to get married because of a past familial contract. They had a year to be engaged and Simon was so attracted to Nyx that he wanted to be intimate with her during that year even though neither one of them was planning on actually getting married to each other and to improve that, there were quite a few side contracts in place. I loved how Nyx was a dangerous and capable girl as well as Simon, which made him all the more attracted to her. Both sides had enemies and those enemies ended up getting in the way of their arrangement. I really enjoyed this series because it kept me anticipating on what would happen, it was a little mysterious, and it was so steamy. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic suspense reads. I recieved a review copy of this book from the author and am leaving a voluntary honest review.
Simon Drakos is a Greek shipbuilder and major mob boss. He was raised to be a heartless cold-blooded bas*ard and he excels at it. There has been a feud between the Drakos Family and the Greek Mykos Family for generations. It has recently been brought to the attention of the two Family heads that an old 100-year-old agreement put in place to end the feud can now be acted upon. The Mykos family has a daughter, the first female birth in 100 years to their family and she is of age to wed the head of the Drakos family, namely, Simon. Said daughter is Olympia Nyx Mykos. She is an independent, smart, beauty who wants nothing to do with marriage to any mob boss. Nyx is a very complicated character who prizes her independence above all else. BUT upon their meeting, they are both enthralled. The attraction is immediate and boiling hot. Nyx’s father and brothers have struck a deal for the marriage to Simon without any input from Nyx. She is fighting against any relationship with Simon and his goal is to seduce the innocent independent Goddess. Simon’s seduction scene is completely breathtaking and HOT, HOT, HOT. These two fit together very well. I liked Simon. He was a better person than he thinks he is and Nyx is a spitfire who matches him toe to toe. This is a WONDERFUL, sexy, mystery STORY that will keep you reading to the end. I received a free advanced copy of this story. I am leaving my honest review because I review everything. Linda