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Ns Her trip to the hotel was an impulse When
the hero offers to show it to her she indulges in another impulse and walks off with it when the hero offers to show it to her she indulges in another impulse and walks off with it when the is distracted One of the rugby players sees her leaving and tackles herThe hero declines to call the police Instead he pretends they are a couple and the rugby player apologizes for getting it wrong The hero blackmails the heroine into being his date at a rugby event that night The heroine numbly goes along
with it She s attracted to the hero but she s very it She s attracted to the hero but she s very by the strain of keeping Up The Family S Reputation the family s reputation her brother is spending all of their money She s trying to hang on for another ear for her sister to finish at boarding school She seems to think her sister will suffer if the family loses its fortune and statusSurprisingly the Hh enjoy their outing The hero is accepted by the rugby players because of who the heroine is The heroine relaxes because no one is hitting on her because she s with the heroThe hero takes the heroine home without pressuring her for sex as pa This book is the last one I had to read in the International Billionaire s Series and it s one of my favorite ones I am not that crazy about rugby which is the theme of the books but there wasn t too much about rugby mania in it making the story of Karin Wallis a beautiful titled English woman and Xanthus Rossi a beyond gorgeous rich and powerful Greek tycoonKarin has been labeled by the tabloids as the Ice ueen who jets around the world doing nothing but living the high life and they couldn t be wrong She has been trying to keep her family together since the death of her beloved grandfather a rugby legend and it seems that things are not really going well Her drug addicted parents had been killed after blowing most of the family s fortune and now her horrible brother is continuing the saga which has her having to sell off the last of the family s heirlooms to pay for her Marcus Garvey younger sister s educationXanthe has clawed his way out of the Athens alleys to become a very rich man who can have anything or anyone he wants From the first moment he lays eyes on Karin in one of his hotel s foyer he is totally smitten But before he can make his move she has flown away with one of his prized rugby mementosthe rugby rose which had belonged to her grandfather before her snarky brother had sold it without her knowledge She needs it badlyI just loved these two Xanthe is really an amazing heroyes alpha male all the way but with such HEART I couldn t believe how beneath this hard exterior was a gentle caring person who goes out of his way to help Karinon the way falling totally in love with herKarin seemed so bowed down by the things that had happened in her life the terrible things she experienced with her parents before their death the responsibility she feels for her sister the result of her scars from an accidentI just wanted to cry for her The feeling thatou can t trust or believe in anyone But wowdoes that mean she just gives in Absolutely not She shows such courage and determination She fights all the wayincluding the chemistry that is so sizzling between her and Xanthe She can bitesome of the things she says to Xanthehurtful and spitefulso cold at timesbut I felt this was the way she believed she could remain strong and not be hurt again Afraid to trust to love The patience Xanthe showedreally did meI mean here is this guy being snubbed disrespected bluntly told to go somewhere elseand what does he do He does everything possible to help her to care for her to love her This is one of my most amazing heroeshe has heart and soul One of the things I think he learnt was that FRIENDLY ENEMIES you cannot force anyone to loveouyou have to believe and trust in themsomething he also had an issue about And that letter he sent Karinif that s not poignant romanticthen nothing else isThere were so many surprises in this bookeven in the last few pages Amok you learnt something new in their lives You just had to keep reading page after page becauseou needed wanted to know This is just a wonderful love story filled with hope forgiveness learning to trust and to love It just made me feel so good after I finished reading and I could have uite happily continued reading about their life together deduct one star the heroine is not a virgin Karin s family is supposed to be a great and famous one Her grandfather was a well known and well payed rugby player and her parents a gorgeous couple But appearances can be deceivingWhen Xante first sees Karin he wants to melt the Ice ueen himselfThe challenge is setAnd when Karin tries to steal something she claims it s rightfully hers the motive is foundThe book was modest but it contained many inadeuacies I m from Greece and therefore I could say that some of the terms used in this book were not spelled correct or were inacuarate. R family name represents To save her from scandal and get to the truth he’ll offer his terms If Karin wants her precious heirloom she’ll have to earn it back in his bedroom. T believe her luck to just be handed the rose and she hesitates on what to do Spying the emergency exit she makes her the rose and she hesitates on what to do Spying the emergency exit she makes her only to be tackled just outside the door by the captain of the rugby team Karin now finds herself totally in Xante s hands and to protect her family name she agrees to his terms At first it
Was Only To Attend A only to attend a gala with him but Xante is uite intrigued by Karin and intends to seduce her He makes her a deal she ll accompany him to Greece to attend a family christening pretend to be his current love interest and she ll spend her nights in his bed in exchange she ll receive the rose Karin surprises him by agreeing She s actually relieved to leave England and hellish life her brother has inflicted on her though intimacy with Xante does trouble her She can t deny her attraction to him but fears that he too will be repulsed by the horrendous scars she bears This is one of those stories that once And a Bottle of Rum you read the first pagesou re completed compelled to read on to know what will happen next Karin is a heroine with a tortured past that she can t shake Xante is a man used to getting what he wants and is amazed when Karin doesn t seem to want him in return At first she s a challenge and then he finds himself wanting to protect her and it s obvious in the little things he does to make her life easier that he s coming to care for her While he s anxious to know the past that seems to haunt Karin he doesn t pursue it until his ex fiancee makes a point of hinting that the past involves criminal charges Confronting Karin she ends their affair but not before she sets Xante straight on all those tidbits he s unearthed Very angsty moments I loved the HEA that Ms Marinelli writes for these two 35Karin comes from a wealthy socialite family but there are scars beneath the surfacea darkness in her family that she ll do anything to keep from coming to light And because of their increasing debt her brother sold off her grandfather s prized rugby award to Greek tycoon Xante Rossi She s caught trying to steal it from him But Xante is intrigued by the ice ueen and offers her a deal She pose as his girlfriend and he won t press charges He s surprised at how much they enjoy each other even though he believes the press about her that she s spoiled and selfish and just like her snobbish wealthy family However he starts seeing to her and starts to fall for her believing she has much substance and vulnerability than he could have ever expected But then he learns about her past and those scars and he bungles things He ll have to put his heart on the line to earn back her love but importantly her trustI didn t immediately love this going in I was turned off by Xante s motivations in blackmailing Karin all he wanted was to thaw her ice ueen exterior and his thoughts are pretty grubbycompletely disrespectful of her as a person Thankfully she keeps him at a distance and doesn t let lust rule Even still his double standard disturbed me After the rugby parade where she begged to be able to use the rose the award and for him to accompany her he walked away complaining about how used he d feltyet he has every intention of using her in a different way I wanted him to realize that What follows though is a gradual awakening for him as he starts to change and see her as I liked their tension and their chemistry as well as her emotional distance in the face of his wanting But Xante doesn t change enough before confronting her about her past That smacks him in the face and I m glad he suffered He needed to in order to grow and realize how deeply he loved Karin But I also had a problem with this too He confronts her with evidence that she drove drunk as a 17 ear old and was rehabbed and tried to commit suicide She confronts him with the truth that view spoiler she drove drunk because someone spiked her drink and raped her and she was trying to get away after It s never stated outright that she was raped but she says she was attacked and that she tried to fight back hide spoiler Started a little slow but over all it was good There was focus on the plot than many HPs I ve read recently Some minor twists turns but I really liked Karin Ignore the blurb on this one The descriptions of the characters don t do them justiceThis is a surprisingly thoughtful well constructed story It starts out a bit slow The billionaire Greek hero is in his London hotel hosting some kind of galaconvention for the English rugby team The heroine granddaughter of a rugby legend catches his eye He is smitten with this ice ueen from the beginningThe heroine has finally tracked down the jeweled rose a rugby prizeaward that was her grandfather s It was her prized possession and her brother had it auctioned off to support his dissolute lifestyle The heroine can t afford to buy it back She has no pla. Less billionaire Xante Rossi has caught her red handedbedded by a Greek tycoonWhy is this shy beauty stealing from him Xante is intrigued Her innocence belies the corruption he. ,
At first I wasn t feeling this book in the beginning I really had to dig in until I really got into it and enjoyed it It just didn t I really had to dig in until I really got into it and enjoyed it It just didn t me right away not until I got into the part where they were visiting his family in Greece then got really romantic and really deep with the revelation of what happened in Karin s past It got really heart wrenching and angst after that then I was into Xante and Karin as a couple Just the beginning felt like the same old trope that I have read time and time again It was a little predictable and not exciting I didn t feel like they had a lot of chemistry or heat between them I wasn t exactly rooting for them as a couple I just wanted to get to the good stuff Once the
Good Stuff Came Then The Story Really Took Off And stuff came then the story really took off and really got them as a couple after that I loved really got them as a couple after that I loved time in Greece It was sweet and romantic and just lovely as they were starting to fall in love It had some of the most sensual love scenes that I have read in uite awhile and they were full meaning in those moments It revealed so much to what they had together Plus there was just much behind those scenes and added depth and dimension to their relationship because though the were intimate she was still hiding from him She was hiding a part of herself from him both her physical and emotional scars And she had lot going on emotionally Her past really gutted me I understand why she acted like an ice ueen like her reputation suggested She suffered a lot and the only way that she could make it through was to hide and keep everyone at arms length because she didn t have a lot of trust in people And who could blame her really It was rough past but she was willing to let Xanthe in and trust him with her And it was really beautiful I loved the moment that she finally revealed her physical scars to him because that was the last barrier between them Again it was just a sensual and sweet moment between them I loved that Once it got good it got really good I just needed to dig deeper between surface just like they had to do in the book When the emotions came into play and they really got to know each other then it was really good I wish that the story was like that all the way through and flowed a little easier I enjoyed seeing them fall in love and get closer and closer That was worth it in the end I was so happy with the Greece part and onwards then it took off for me So good Read this cover to cover in one sitting it was that compelling AngstTwo people with flawed backgrounds who found each other Other reviews explain the story wellSome of the twists were unexpected and I was rooting for them long before the endI love that he was celibate during their separation She was too but he d been clearly defined as a constant womanizer so it seemed important in showing how he felt about herAbsolutely one of her better books IMHO I was a little disappointed in this book only because of in parts of the book only half the page would load on my kindle The book that I was able to read was good The world saw Karin as someone who had it all She had a good background and wealth was sent to the best school Karin was carrying around a lot of emotional baggage that she never shared with anyone When she was finally able to talk about it and start dealing with it she was able to let her heart love This was a romance that tugged on my heartstrings 4 Stars In English rugby circles Karin s grandfather was a legend as he lead the English team to a season undefeated The ruby encrusted rose was awarded to each member of the team and was her grandfather s most prized possession Now her grandfather long gone and Karin s parents as well the Wallis family money was uickly dwindling especially as her brother Mathew carried on the party hearty tradition set by her parents Karin struggles to keep up the family name until her ounger sister is finally in university all she needs from the estate is enough to pay for her education But when she learns that Mathew had sold the ruby rose and had since spent the money Karin is desperate to get it back It s the only treasure of her grandfather s that has meaning Tracking down the purchaser is a difficult task but finally her hunt brings her to Xante Rossi s Twinkenham hotel Xanti has a penchant for sports memorabilia and as his hotel is hosting the English rugby team during their training he has graced the hotel foyer with various treasures to commemorate the sport Xanti s appreciative eyes immediately hone in on the gorgeous blond who has entered his hotel She has grace and an air about her that says she belongs amoung the elite of the sports world who are gathered there He spies her admiring the ruby rose that is locked behind glass and he uses this as his approach Opening the case he hands her the rose to admire and then is called away Karin can. Innocent English roseBookish mousy heiress Karin has failed in her first act of defiance She’s tried to take back the symbol of everything she holds dear in her life but ruth.