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What the Greek's Money Can't Buy by Maya Blake
Published by Harlequin on 2014-04-01
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction
Reviewed by Vanessa
The forbidden tastes all the sweeter… Oil magnate Sakis Pantelides always gets what he wants—after all, he's drop-dead gorgeous, powerful and wealthy beyond words. But the one thing he can't have is his stunning assistant, Brianna Moneypenny—because she's the only woman this cynical Greek can trust. But when an international crisis throws them together 24/7, intriguingly buttoned-up Brianna reveals a sensual hunger that rivals his own, and he realizes just what he's been denying himself for so long. But when his perfect PA's secret is discovered, will he pay the price for taking what he wants?
Brianna Moneypenny, executive assistant to oil magnate Sakis Pantelides, is uptight and very good at her job. She has to be to make up for things that she mistakenly got involved in when she still believed in love. Sakis, a playboy, has been burned before and isn’t about to mix business with pleasure! However, when a crisis at his company tosses these two together in more ways than one, will Sakis be able to resist the temptation that his by the book assistant presents, or will he pay the price of giving in?
What the Greek’s Money Can’t Buy was an intriguing mix of oil spills and second chance at love between two likeable individuals. Sakis and Brianna were both hurt in the past, and it was entertaining to see her fight a little harder at not getting another dose of pain in What the Greek’s Money Can’t Buy. While Sakis was drawn-in more by the brief glimpses of her coolly constructed shell cracking.
I liked that Brianna had a past, and it wasn’t all rosy and pure in What the Greek’s Money Can’t Buy, and I also liked that Sakis gave in a bit more than she did over the course of the story. I found her name to be very reminiscent of a certain efficient secretary lining the stories of a well-known spy. Both Sakis and Brianna had to work on trust and, in the end, proved that the other was worth it in What the Greek’s Money Can’t Buy.
I would have preferred a bit of a harder alpha edge to Sakis than what was glimpsed in What the Greek’s Money Can’t Buy, but I did like that both Sakis and Brianna were on a more level playing field with their emotional baggage.