A Deal at the Altar Having pulled himself up from the streets of Athens Sergios Demonides thought he had seen it all Then Beatriz Blake walked into his office and asked him for a marriage of convenience Independent pro

  • Title: A Deal at the Altar
  • Author: Lynne Graham
  • ISBN: 9780373130672
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Having pulled himself up from the streets of Athens, Sergios Demonides thought he had seen it all Then Beatriz Blake walked into his office and asked him for a marriage of convenience Independent, proud and unadorned, Beatriz is a far cry from the usual glamorous women who grace his bed But Sergios doesn t need another trophy he needs a mother for his late cousin s childHaving pulled himself up from the streets of Athens, Sergios Demonides thought he had seen it all Then Beatriz Blake walked into his office and asked him for a marriage of convenience Independent, proud and unadorned, Beatriz is a far cry from the usual glamorous women who grace his bed But Sergios doesn t need another trophy he needs a mother for his late cousin s children.The overlooked Blake heiress and the ruthless billionaire strike a deal But she doesn t read the small print the one that sees them sharing a bed

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    1. Lynne Graham

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Lynne Graham was born on July 30, 1956 of Irish Scottish parentage She has livedin Northern Ireland all her life She grew up in a seaside village with herbrother She learnt to read at the age of 3, and haven t stopped since then.Lynne first met her husband when she was 14 At 15, she wrote her firstbook, but it was rejected everywhere Lynne married after she completed adegree at Edinburgh University She started writing again when she was athome with her first child It took several attempts before she sold herfirst book in 1987 and the delight of seeing that first book for sale in thelocal newsagents has never been forgotten Now, there are over 10 million ofher books in print worldwide.Lynne always wanted a large family and has five children Her eldest and heronly natural child is 19 and currently at university Her other fourchildren, who are every bit as dear to her heart, are adopted She has two9 year olds adopted from Sri Lanka and a 5 and a 3 year old adopted fromGuatemala In Lynne s home, there is a rich and diverse cultural mix, whichadds a whole extra dimension of interest and discovery to family life Thefamily lives in a country house surrounded by a woodland garden, which iswonderfully private The family has two pets Thomas, a very large andaffectionate black cat, bosses the dog and hunts rabbits The dog is Daisy,an adorable but not very bright white West Highland terrier, who loves beingchased by the cat At night, dog and cat sleep together in front of thekitchen stove Lynne loves gardening, cooking, collects everything from oldtoys to rock specimens and is crazy about every aspect of Christmas.

    439 thoughts on “A Deal at the Altar”

    1. Okay, I enjoyed this one a lot. I admit I was pretty annoyed at Sergios for most of the book, and highly offended that he expected a wife who would look the other way at his sexual infidelities but wasn't allowed to have her own. Don't get me wrong. Cheating/marital infidelity is a big, fat, huge, no no for me, across the board. But I despised his double standard. Why was it okay for him to 'get some' outside of his marriage but not his wife? No way, buddy! Surprisingly, I could understand why B [...]


    2. I wasn't going to read this book, since I am over my LG love, but then some friends said this book is not that bad and I did. The sister of the heroine jilted the hero in the first book, it was to be a business marriage, she looks after his three orphaned niece and nephews while he continues on with his life. The heroine is threatened by her father to propose to the hero and she does because of her disabled mother. She is 24 and a school-teacher and has a spine.The hero suggests that he has a mi [...]


    3. The heroine Beatriz is forced into approaching the her Sergios about a marriage of convenience - her sister had originally meant to marry him - otherwise her father will stop all his financial support for Beatriz's disabled mother. At first Sergios is uninteresting in Bee, as she is nothing like his usual type of woman, but he realised that she is exactly the kind of woman he needs to help him raise his late cousin's three children. Sergios expects to be able to marry Bee and continue with his l [...]


    4. Cute marriage of convenience story between a teacher heroine who also pole dances for exercise and a grumpy billionaire who learns to show his soft side to the three children left in his care. It's the heroine who makes this story. She knows how to handle little kids and billionaire heroes who have never been told 'no.' To obtain a hotel he wants, the hero offers a deal for their marriage of convenience - hero will take care of her mother if she will take care of the children. He will keep his m [...]


    5. A deal at the Altar is the second book in Lynne Graham’s stories of three sisters. I enjoyed the first book, Roccanti’s Marriage Revenge and liked meeting Beatriz and looked forward to her book. Also wanted to know more about the mysterious Sergios Demonides.Talk about a dysfunctional family. Mothers, stepmothers, mistresses, and the most obnoxious and awful father, which really amazes me how sweet and nice the sisters turn out. Blackmailed by her father, with threats that he will to cut all [...]


    6. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and gave it a five star rating mostly because of the heroine, but also surprisingly the hero. Beatrice is quite the bundle. She is a strong, witty, loving, caring, person with a backbone made of steel. She is so committed to her mother, that she approaches Sergios offering to marry him, so that her disabled mother will not lose her home and care. She is very realistic. She doesn't believe love is in the cards for her, and she has first hand knowledge that Sergios i [...]


    7. 4.5 starsYet another solid read by Lynne Graham. It was enjoyable. It was engaging. Lynne drew me into the world of Sergios and Bee immediately and made me want to delve deeper into their love story and see the journey that they went on together. There was passion. There were emotional stepping stones in the story until they grew into the people that they were by book's end. Both Sergios and Bee were completely likable, and I enjoyed them together as a couple. This was just a good, quick enterta [...]


    8. 3.5 stars but it was way better than the first.Ok so Bee is a brown-haired sweetheart, Sergios is unfeeling and controlling.Both have lived difficult childhoods thanks to their parents, the results: he distrusts everything that moves and she has low self-esteem.He married young a blonde depressive woman and it was a disaster, she was in a serious relationship but the bastard dumped her for a profitable blonde.He became guardian of three little kids, she has to take care of her disabled mother fi [...]


    9. I enjoyed this latest entry of one my fav HP authors who really has been hit/miss as of late with her books.In this book,typical bossy,autocrate,my word is GOD hero who is paired with just the right heroine for him.She calls him on everything and takes no bull.One of my fav tropes is used with the MOC and the story moved along nicely.I loved the pole dancing scene and then he became all HE-MAN and possessive.Glad that the old LG was back with this book and looking forward to the last in this 3 b [...]


    10. So I found the book to be an exciting read but hated the hero's inexplicable cruelty. Sergios had no reason to hate or punish Beatriz. In exchange for her sacrifice to marry him and raise his adopted children, he demands fidelity from her.but in a celibate, barren marriage where she is never permitted to be with a man and he intends to keep his mistress, which he describes as a non-negotiable matter. So what is she supposed to be faithful to when marriage is nothing more than a nanny arrangement [...]


    11. A nice read.Bee offers herself to Sergios in place of her sister Zara (HP #3055), when said sister marries Vitale. Sergios is an absolute unfeeling jerk to Beeling her: hey give up yourlife, your youth, your dreams, have no kids of your own, bow and scrap to my every whim, and I will give up nothing not even my mistress but hey, if you want to share me, I can lower myself to sleep with you. What a major jerk! She of course does not want him that way and tells him soThey get married, his money sa [...]


    12. Totally enjoyed this book. I found it to be very different and much better than the first one. The thing I found most refreshing is that the heroine Bee stood up for herself the entire time. She called him on his shit and refused to be walked over. He wasn't an ass to her and the whole thing was a great story of two people falling in love. Okay there was that one goofy thing (view spoiler)[she comes from just having her breasts stimulated. Seems unlikely but just because it's never happened for [...]


    13. Edited on 30 July 2014So I just reread a review I wrote 2 years ago. I wonder if I read this book now, if I would love it. Because I love the delicious OW angst so much, and I love alphahole heroes even more than I used to (don't ask me, I don't know how that is possible. And also, I disagree with what I wrote about McNaught writing better heroes. Diana Palmer does them the best, hands down. She's The Queen, Diana Palmer.)Original reviewThere were several things I liked about this book and sever [...]


    14. Sorry, but not for me, I rather liked Navarre and Tawny to be honest. At least there is no abuse. This sad SOB is going to keep a mistress which is non negotiable yet the wife will have to stay faithful? What kind of sick double standard is that? He also offers to "sacrifice" himself and offers to sleep with his wife when he's not with the mistress? Hold that thought while I go and throw up. How do writers think it is ok show such POV? Because I'm refusing to believe any such things happens in r [...]


    15. The second book in LG latest series Marriage By Command. It's a MOC story, nothing unusual about it, but LG created two likeable characters with Bee & Sergios. Bee is kind & warm, she agrred to the moc for her mother sake & for the sake of 3 orphaned kids. She is feisty, outspoken & she manages to challenge Sergios every step of the way. Sergios is arrogant, dominant & he sometimes acts like a complete jerk, but somehow I warmed to him, and he redeemed himself by the end. An [...]


    16. This second book in this short series was another good read. It was slow in some parts but still enjoyable. I was not a big fan of Sergios in the beginning of the book. He was so arrogant and autocratic. He seemed very stubborn and not willing to change. He did improve by the end of the book but I wanted to see more of his change. I love books with children involved and they had a fair amount of "screen time". For a short book it seemed even enough.A good read but not as good as some of her olde [...]


    17. I thought the story was "cute" but it just didn't have that moment where all you want to do is sit there and read the book. I didn't feel too involved or invested in the emotions of the characters unfortunately. Don't get me wrong, it was a darling book but just wasn't what I thought it would be. When Sergios made a deal with Beatriz and Zara's father, it was simple, Zara would marry Sergios and he would buy their fathers hotel. However things got a bit out of order when Zara ran away and marrie [...]


    18. Where was the romance? I didn't feel Sergios and Beatriz had much chemistry between them or had fallen madly in love.Sergios' cold, bossy and serious demeanor towards Beatriz, especially at the beginning, didn't thaw fast enough for me. Beatriz, meanwhile, came off as verrry prickly as she negotiated an agreement with Sergios to secure her mother's comfort and financial security. I did like both characters more by the time the novel ended, although that wasn't enough to make me forget the lack o [...]


    19. This was a nice read where the characters were fairly mature and reasonable (especially for this author), but I wasn't wowed by it. Lacked the usual LG angst and drama. And I have to say, in general I don't like a storyline where the hero thinks he can't love because of his history -- I prefer a pretty knowingly or at least really obviously-to-us besotted hero.


    20. I really liked this story about a plain Jane heroine who actually stole hero's heart by her generosity and compassion. she was serious about her duty towards her mother or towards the kids. Beatriz had not a selfish bone in her body and Sergios cud not help but fall for her. he was already attracted to her, as it is; he had noticed her from their first meeting due to her well-endowed chest !


    21. Loved it so much! The tension and chemistry was palpable and I rooted for these two so much. The other woman was a character I loved to hate and so was the heroine's ex boyfriend. Plus the sex scenes where very well written!



    22. I liked this book mostly because of its heroine who came as a very pragmatic sort of person that we don’t often see in harlequin romances. Beatrice was neither too aggressive nor a doormat, and her kindness was not overrated like those heroines of some other harlequin novels.The hero, like most other heroes of Graham , came as a rich, demanding and opinionated person, but Beatrice refused to be a doormat. Anyhow, Sergios is able to redeem his image by the end.However, his love confession came [...]


    23. --------His next words, however, took her very much by surprise.‘I have a mistress. Melita is not negotiable,’ Sergios informed her coolly. ‘Occasionally I have other interests as well. I am discreet. I do not envisage any headlines about that aspect of my life.--------Teeth gritted behind his determined smile, Sergios willed his arousal into subjugation and reminded himself forcefully that sleeping with his wife would curtail his freedom and deprive him of the choices that any intelligent [...]


    24. เมื่อวานลืมคอนเม้นต์ ฮ่าๆ2.5 เรื่องนี้สนุกกว่าเล่มแรก เนื้อเรื่องมีความดึงดูดมากกว่า พระเอกน่าสนใจมากกว่า แล้วเราก็ชอบนางเอกเรื่องนี้มากกว่าด้วย เหตุผลในการแต่งงานมันก็ดูมี [...]


    25. I enjoyed this book much better than its prequel Roccanti's Marriage Revenge. There was a lot of sexual tension between the leads who were likeable. I also liked the fact that the focus was on the hero and heroine and NOT their family members. This one featured a memorable pole-dancing scene.


    26. Im starting to get tired of Lynne Graham. Her newer stuff just isnt' cutting it for me anymore. Sergios is such an ass - seriously. There is nothing redeemable about him. He's ridiculously overbearing, arrogant, bossy, won't bend an inch, and I just wanted to slap him the entire book. The romance is not realistic because of his lack of emotion. The heroine was likeable enough - but then she seems to loose a little too much backbone. Definitely a harlequin to pass on. Thumbs down.


    27. เล่มนี้ลำไยตัวเอกมากพระเอกก็ปากแข็ง นางเอกก็มโนไปเรื่อย แต่อ่านจบนะ แป๊บเดียวเองฮาา


    28. Gli Harmony ambientati in Grecia sono i miei preferiti. Vanno a braccetto con quelli sul tema capo/segretaria, ma nel secondo caso è una deformazione professionale e non è il caso di soffermarsi su un argomento trito e ritrito.Quelli greci invece animano le fantasie che coltivavo nel Settembre 2010, quando stravaccata in una caletta di Koufonissi mi dedicavo al mio passatempo preferito: osservare il nudista francese decisamente dotato con il quale dividevo lo spazio angusto della spiaggetta. O [...]


    29. I am starting to wonder whether my reading tastes have changed so much over the last few years that I can't read these book anymore (even for a quick fix between heavier books) or is it that these books are stuck in a time warp and are in desperate need of a modern make-over. Hmm. Something to ponder another time.Having said that, this is probably one of the better M&B books I have read in a LONG time. It ticked all the boxes. 1) Read it in under 2 hours.tick 2) Guaranteed HEA.tick. 3) Brain [...]


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