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The Marakaios Marriage

The tycoon’s runaway wife!. One magical week was all it took for shy Lindsay Douglas to fall for charismatic Antonios Marakaios. But after a whirlwind mar... read more

ISBN: 9781472098634
Published: May 2015

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The tycoon’s runaway wife!

One magical week was all it took for shy Lindsay Douglas to fall for charismatic Antonios Marakaios. But after a whirlwind marriage the pressure and loneliness of life as the proud Greek’s wife proved too much for Lindsay, and her only option was to leave.

Now her determined husband has returned with one last demand: attend a family gathering in exchange for the final severing of ties. But Antonios’s voice still sends shivers down Lindsay's spine and reminds her of how devastating their desire still is. Could one week be enough to fall back in love?

The Marakaios Brides,

Powerful Greeks meet their match!

Proud Greek blood flows through the veins of brothers Antonios and Leonidas Marakaios. With determination and ruthlessness they have built their family’s empire to global heights.

It has been their sole focus, even to the exclusion of love. But now two women look set to challenge their pride, their passion and their marriage vows!

Book 1: The Marakaios Marriage
Book 2: The Marakaios Baby

Praise for Kate Hewitt

Commanded by the Sheikh 4.5* RT Book Review
Edgy emotion fills the pages of this narrative. Olivia and the sheikh are the consummate couple whose candor, humility and vulnerability shine through.

Captured by the Sheikh 4* RT Book Review
Austere desert beauty sets the stage for Hewitt’s poignant tale of loss, revenge and redemption. The genuine synergetic contact with the Bedouins inspires, and the love scenes are passionately sincere.

A Queen for the Taking 4.5* RT Book Review
Hewitt puts a modern twist on this marriage-of-convenience story set in absolute luxury. The vulnerable hero hides behind his ruthless facade while the heroine is wracked by guilt, making their dialogue emotionally charged and their physical encounters sizzle.

Good

Rating By Ipshita,01/05/2015

The Marakaios Marriage by Kate Hewitt was a well written second chance romance with tons of angst and sadness. There is a HEA but the main characters have to go through a lot before getting to their HEA. Lack of communication and family secrets create a divide between the couple and they are finally able to sort everything out on their second try. Lindsay is a strong heroine who has been left bitter after her marriage failed. Antonios is an alpha hero weighed down by his family secrets and his separation from Lindsay. I could empathize with both the characters and their awesome chemistry made their romance an emotional ride. An epilogue in my opinion would have summed up everything better because the story ended a little abruptly for me personally. Overall, The Marakaios Marriage by Kate Hewitt was a well written romance and would be loved by everyone who likes a well earned HEA after tackling lots of obstacles.Read more (less)

Good but for the strong element of pathos!

Rating By Arpita,29/04/2015

Kate Hewitt is a strong writer of Modern genre but at times she can veer towards melodrama and wringing out the last skein of sadness from the reader .Lindsay and Antonios do love each other which is very apparent from the beginning. However for them to go through and be wrung of all loving emotions at times, is not one which catches my interest.The delineation of the characters is good but Lindsay could have been more forgiving and flexible! A good read , if you are a fan of Kate Hewitt.

Rollercoaster

Rating By R,21/04/2015

This story evoked myriad feelings towards both Antonios and Lindsay, one minute sympathising with them, the next finding them frustrating as secrets abounded on both sides. I was initially bemused as to why Lindsay wouldn't just give Antonios an explanation as to why she couldn't continue their marriage. I didn't have much time for Antonios's family throughout and while both he and Lindsay were in the main likable they also had selfish traits and only saw a situation from their own point of view edspecially Antonios whom I cam near to disliking at times. There was a particularly strong and unexpected ending which on reflection was the right one. Antonios's brother Leonidas was an interesting and appealing secondary character and I am looking forward to his upcoming story. Overall very enjoyable. Eight point five out of ten

Reviewed by Desere Steenberg, South Africa

Rating By Desere,08/06/2015

I love a good reunion story, and when told by the brilliant Kate Hewitt it's an epic tale of romance and stunning revelations. In this her latest read we meet Lindsay Douglas, it only took one magical week for her to fall for charismatic Antonios Marakaios. But after a whirlwind marriage, the pressure of loneliness of life as the wife of a proud Greek, proves too much for her, she sees only one option, leave and never look back. However Antonios has other plans, he returns to Lindsay's life with a deal, attend a family gathering in exchange for a final severing of ties. It's the final break to freedom Lindsay needs, but there's a problem. Antonios still sends shivers down her spine and it's not the cold, spine chilling kind! He reminds her how devastating their desire is and within in one week she yet again finds herself in love, but will she be able to endure the life of loneliness again, or will Antonios come around to showing her the love and attention she truly deserves instead of passion only in the bedroom? This read was as close to reality as they come, the extreme sadness both characters have to face and then the hurt of losing each other because of the the very things that caused them so much hurt, and then the absolute stunning happiness that springs forth when the sadness is overcome. The entire read blended the reality of the lack of communication, the hardships of death and the loneliness of dealing with problems on your own. I teared up on almost each and every single page. My heart truly broke for these characters. Both characters were strong willed and dead set in making sure they achieve their individual goals, but as all romance readers know there is always a little something to shake up the couple's best laid plans, and shaken up it was ! From the very start I was made aware that hero and heroine really love each other, but that there are obviously secrets they both are hiding, and that it's those very secrets that tore them apart the first time and I was really fearing that it would again. The depth of emotion in this read, was truly remarkable, I experienced every single bit of emotion that poured from both characters, I felt the angst, the heartache, the pain, the anger and the happiness, which made my heart soar to the heights of romance. Compelling, intriguing, laced with such clarity that it will leave you breathless and thinking that if only life was this book, so many marriages would end up has happy ever after instead of in court. I am taking away a message of communication is vital in any relationship, but even when the communication leads to being made fully aware of all aspects that make a person tick, it all really comes down to being able to take what you have learned and being able to understand it. If you simply only see things your way and do not take the time to for just a single moment step into the other person's shoes, you will never be able to find true happiness. I highly recommend this read for all fans of reunion romance reads. Earth shattering emotion, reality so close to truth it will knock your socks off and leave your mind whirling with understanding and best of all as hot and sexy as they come! 5/5 star review

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