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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