Mills & Boon Modern
|The Santorini Marriage Bargain will be published in the US May 2011 in a direct-to-consumer campaign.
From the Greek’s secretary…
When fresh-faced Rhianne Pickering agrees to work for masterful Greek Zarek Diakos she knows it’s a mistake – no man has ever made her heart quicken and her body quiver like this! But with her life in tatters she needs a job.
To his convenient wife!
Zarek thinks Rhianne makes the perfect secretary. But on a business trip to the beautiful island of Santorini he decides her skills are undervalued. He’s in need of a bride: under the warm Mediterranean sun he’ll show Rhianne it’s a position she can’t refuse!
“…sets her apart from the pack…”
Margaret Mayo has done it once again. A superior author for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Ms. Mayo’s writing only gets better with each book she writes. And her latest release, The Santorini Marriage Bargain, sets her apart from the pack of today’s series authors.
—Casey B., WeWriteRomance.com
‘Do you want the downfall of Diakos Holdings to be on your conscience?’
‘That’s not fair,’ Rhianne retorted immediately, her eyes sparking blue flashes. ‘That’s blackmail. I’ll tell you the decision I’ve reached,’ she said quietly, trying to ignore the way her body reacted to his nearness. She really would have to make the rules very clear if she wanted any peace of mind. ‘I’ll agree to marry you – but with certain conditions.’
Zarek’s well-shaped brows rose, and Rhianne knew that he was wondering whether he would like what she had to say. She knew that he wouldn’t. Zarek would expect nothing less than a normal marriage, with her in bed beside him every night.
It couldn’t be done. All her life she’d been waiting for Mr Right. Zarek wasn’t that person. She hardly knew him. He’d almost run her over, and then made amends by offering her a job. But if he thought it gave him some prior claim on her body then he was deeply mistaken.
‘Our marriage would be in name only,’ she said. ‘A pure business deal. Nothing more, nothing less.’