Feature book: Greek Tycoon’s Mistletoe Proposal
Greek Tycoon’s Mistletoe Proposal by Kandy Shepherd
It was not the best of starts but a story to tell their adult children: how they met.
Ashleigh Murphy works for Maids in Chelsea and has moved into the house she is cleaning. Okay, so the move is temporary, but she needs a place to stay. It is then the owner returns home as Ashleigh is singing out of tune while in the bathtub. She is mortified that she has been caught in such a state. For his part, Lukas Christophedes is annoyed that his peace has been shattered.
Lukas then ‘hires’ Ashleigh to be his pretend girlfriend as he is concerned about a female business person who seems to want to do business and to also have a personal relationship with him. He wants to use Ashleigh to be the barrier so the deal can succeed.
As they go shopping for an appropriate outfit for the dinner, Lukas learns that Ashleigh is a runaway bride. Of course Lukas gets bored shopping but is enjoying the way in which Ashleigh is expressing her joy, and at times, embarrassment about the shopping expedition. It is during this time, and the ensuing days, that Lukas gets to know Ashleigh better and to see some of the simple things that she finds joy in. Lukas believes he has many reasons to be wary of relationships, and about the time their agreement comes to an end, Lukas does explain his reasons why they cannot be together.
Lukas finds another reason to invoke the fake boyfriend/girlfriend clause when his parents come for Christmas. It is also about this time that he makes his most important discovery about himself and Ashleigh, and he wants to use that event to give Ashleigh her greatest surprise.
This is a love at first sight romance. Both are attracted in the first instant but have to work through their personal issues and baggage to get the HEA. Ashleigh and Lukas are also very opposite. She is from a country town, he is from Athens. She has a close knit family, his parents had affairs. She is in debt and he has billions. Through all that, and some mistrust from Lukas, the pair find their common ground, their love for each other.
This is another story by Ms Shepherd that I enjoyed reading as it is about love and the magic of Christmas.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author. ARRA members who leave a comment by 29 March 2017 will go into the draw to win a copy of the book.