Bridal Bargains: The Tycoon's Bride / The Purchased Wife / The Price Of A Bride (Mills & Boon M&B)
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When Claire Stenson met Andreas Markopoulou she was desperate, trying to look after her baby sister alone. He offered to marry Claire and adopt Melanie. But it seems Andreas wasn’t quite the answer to her prayers – he was certainly prepared to deceive his new bride!
For Xander Pascalis has bought himself a wife! Helen is lavishly expensive but headstrong and refusing to share his bed! So Xander carries her off to his private Greek island to get the wedding night she’s so far denied him…
Mia Frazier agreed to her father’s demand that she marry Greek millionaire Alexander Doumas for her own reasons – not money! Alex won back his family island, Mia’s father would get a grandson, but could Mia’s motive stay hidden now she was carrying Alex’s child?
thought so, too,’ Mia agreed. ‘It makes me a really expensive whore, don’t you think?’ ‘You’ve always been a whore, darling,’ Jack Frazier murmured insultingly. ‘Expensive or cheap, a whore is still a whore. Tell Mrs Leyton I’m ready for some coffee now that the Greek has gone.’ Just like that. His low opinion of her stated, he was now calmly changing the subject. Moving over to the desk, Mia lifted the internal phone which would connect her to the kitchen and held tightly locked inside
‘Now be afraid,’ he grimly invited, and while she stood there just staring at him with huge blank blue eyes he turned on his heel and strode off to the other side of the room. In the sizzling taut silence which followed she could have heard a pin drop on the thick carpet beneath her bare feet. She was too stunned to speak and he was obviously still too angry. For anger it had been that had made him kiss her like that; she wasn’t so punch-drunk as not to have recognised that. It had been a kiss
knots? she wondered. Sexual knots? ‘You don’t know what you’re talking about,’ she replied dismissively. ‘No?’ To her annoyance, Carol started grinning. ‘Did Alex ever tell you about his mistress?’ she asked. When Mia instantly stiffened up Carol nodded, ‘I thought he would. I know how his mind works, you see, and he would have told you about her just to score points off you. But I bet he hasn’t told you that within a week of marrying you he had sent her packing. ‘No,’ Carol continued drily at
will enjoy doing so.’ And thereby keep the weak lifeblood flowing through her veins that little bit longer while they haggle, Claire concluded, beginning to see again what her guilty conscience had blinded her to—the fact that this man was willing to do anything to keep his grandmother alive. Today it was a wedding dress. Tomorrow it would be something else. Then there was a wedding to plan and a great-grandchild to meet and… Without really knowing she was doing it, she began planning and
back from spending three years high up in the Canadian Rockies with a mother who preferred getting up close and personal with pieces of driftwood she found on the shores of the Kananaskis River than she did with living people. Nell had gone to Canada for her annual two-week visit with the reclusive Kathleen Garrett and stayed to the end when her mother had coolly informed her that she didn’t have long to live. Nell liked to think that her quiet company had given her mother a few extra years of