Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Maverick's Greek Island Mistress by Kelly Hunter

The Maverick's Greek Island Mistress (Harlequin Presents)The Maverick's Greek Island Mistress by Kelly Hunter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was upbeat and entertaining with snappy dialogue. I thought that Pete and Serena were a good couple. I don't go for the no-strings attached theme very much, but I liked how it was made very clear as the story progressed that neither party was able to adhere to that qualification. I also liked how the islanders interfered with their plans for hot rendezvous, since Serena is half-Greek, and it's a small Greek island on which her grandparents are very prominent citizenry, and they are old-fashioned about such things. It helped to build up tension, and for Pete and Serena to get to know each other outside of the bedroom.

I loved Pete. He was a charmer, but he had some depths. He was ex-Navy, and was emotionally wounded from his experiences as a Search and Rescue pilot. Serena helped to heal his wounds. He helped Serena to realize that she could fulfill her dreams and find a lasting love. I liked that Pete was the first to say he was in love, but Serena annoyed me with her reaction this marriage proposal. I thought she was crazy. You can always have a career, but you can't always find a true love. As some career women who are still looking! And he was very supportive of her career. I'm glad she came around in the end.

I liked the side story about Serena's cousin Nico and his courtship of Chloe, who was raising her orphaned nephew. Pete was such a sweetie in how he interacted with Sam.

I will definitely read more of Kelly Hunter's books. I hope she writes about Pete's brothers. One of them owns martial arts dojos and the other is a Navy SEAL. Sounds good to me. :)

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Christina said...


She HAS! :-)

Tristan's book was released in North America as "Bedded for Diamonds" (original M&B title "Priceless")

Luke's and Jake's books are both out in the UK. Luke's (Untamable Rogue) is out as a HP in November (or, if you're like me and order directly from HQ, next week).

Did you know she wrote their sister's book, "Wife for a Week", first?

Kelly Hunter is one of the few authors I will pay the $$ to get her books when they come out in the UK.

I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I really liked Pete and Serena too, and we seem to agree on several other points. :-)


Danielle said...

Oh, Thanks, Christina. You have made my day! I'll hunt down Bedded for Diamonds and Wife for a Week. I get the HPs in the mail, so I'll expect them. We do seem to have similar tastes!

Christina said...

I have an extra copy of Bedded for Diamonds, if you'd like. :D