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Return of the Moralis Wife (Mills & Boon Modern) Paperback – 6 Apr 2012
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About the Author
When Jacqueline Baird is not busy writing she likes to spend her time travelling, reading and playing cards. She enjoys swimming in the sea when the weather allows. With a more sedentary lifestyle, she does visit a gym three times a week and has made the surprising discovery that she gets some of her best ideas while doing mind-numbingly boring exercises on the weight machines and airwalker. Jacqueline lives with her husband Jim in Northumberland.
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I really didn't like the author's last two efforts, but she used to be a firm fave of mine in the 90-00's. This was a tad better than her recent efforts, as she's veered away, IMHO, from the two things I most found irritating in her books.
Other reviewers have covered the tale, and I agree for the most, but in fact, I found the fact that the male lead, as one reader put it, seemed to have a permanent erection, quite refreshing - I just hate the 'fade away' type of love scenes. OK, none of these were explicit, but they were a bit more contemp. Yes, admittedly, there wasn't a lot more than him always wanting sex, but it's clear that the author has suddenly tried her hand at diving, or has been reading up on it, as we heard about diving in this tale, ad-nauseum...
And, yes, the tale is tried and done to death, but at least, unlike recent Lynne Graham female leads, this one actually is financially independent, has had an education, does have a backbone of sorts, and does stick to her end of the deal instead of dissolving into marshmallow fluff. Not wonderful, not the JB of old, glad I didn't pay for it, but it is fairly readable.
I seriously hated the hero. I don't know what the heroine saw in him. She even remarks on it in the book but she still lets him do whatever to her. After dumping his "once innocent virgin" bride without giving her a chance to explain, he blackmails her back into his bed.
He had a permanent erection apparently and it got old very quickly. He was arrogant, obnoxious and just had no redeeming qualities. Yeah so they had apparently hot sex...but it left me cold. Where's the love...apart from him saying it in the end there was no evidence of it. There's no romance her. He didn't care for anyone but himself and even the previous reviewers mention of the guy's grovelling wasn't really about anyone but himself.
Apparently this authors other Heroes are similar or worse, if that's the case I'll be giving this author a wide berth.
She delivers time and again, and this story is definitely one of her best!
Lets delve into the story a little, so here we have the sexy, irresistible Orion Moralis, experienced Greek Tycoon...following with the innocent, captivating English Heroine Selina Taylor...though once binded by marriage in her youth with shattering consequences...their paths collide once more...will she allow Rion back into her life?
Well that is for you to find out of course!
For me this book was incredibly hot, the sexual tension between Orion and Selina leapt off the pages, what I loved about the story was the pace, I was compelled to keep reading, Jacqueline writes with an ease and such an intimacy of both characters, it is sometimes hard for me to forget this is just fiction...the location and descriptions are stunningly mesmerising and makes me want to visit Greece..
I dont believe this is a typical 'run of the mill' story as otherwise suggested. I feel that Selina is one of the most likeable characters I have encountered (from many Mills and Boon novels I have read) and for her age she is very self assured, furthermore her role in the story goes further than just melting in Orions arms...
Orion is arrogant for sure, but also very 'Greek' I think its important there is a power balance between the Hero and Heroine. I would go as far to say, Rion is also charming and has a good sense of humour!
I was very satisfied with this book from start to finish! Just perfect really! For all you Mills and Boon fans who want the passion, the sex, the chemistry in your story I highly reccommend this! You wont be disappointed!
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Anyway if you like this author then you'll like this book
Six years since Selina was removed from the marriage bed, she's older and definitely wiser when it comes to seductive, powerful men. But trapped on Orion's luxury yacht, she finds memories of the past returning to haunt her—with the bad comes the oh-so-good—and soon she can't resist the sensual pull between them.…
My rating: loved that it kept my interest and going to the next page. The fact that the H knew he was wrong and groveling back to h was what I loved. he had no qualms with apologizing.
Good book though