Reviewer: Lori Graham
Title: The Konstantos Marriage Demand
Author: Kate Walker
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Release Date: March 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Current/U.S. and Greece
Overall Rating: 3.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Kate's Website/Blog: www.kate-walker.com
Sadie Carteret was a bit of a pawn in a game her father was intent on playing. She was engaged to Nikos Konstantos and very much in love until she overheard a discussion that destroyed her illusions and she ran out of her engagement, shortly before the wedding. Her father was intent on destroying the Konstantos family and very nearly succeeded prior to his death.
Upon hitting rock bottom, Nikos clawed his way back, determined to one day be the victor of this feud between the Carteret and Konstantos families. It got to the point that all Sadie and her mother and brother had left was their family home and he took that too. Trying desperately to keep her mother and brother in their home, Sadie swallows her pride and goes to Nikos begging and offering to do anything. She wasn’t prepared for what he came up with though.
In order to stay in the home (for now), she must agree to go to Greece with Nikos and since she is a wedding planner, she must plan his upcoming wedding.
Kate Walker is a very creative writer with a lot of imagery in her writing. Her characters are well thought out and likeable; however, I struggled a bit with some awkward point of view shifts throughout the story.
That being said though, I did find myself rooting for Sadie and Nikos in this almost modern day feud. Here were two people who truly loved each other and two fathers who couldn’t put their own needs aside to see that. This was a story about second chances and love overcoming a whole lot of obstacles.
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