The Dimitrakos Proposition by Lynne Graham
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A man she can't say "no" to
Sharp-tongued, independent firestorm Tabby Glover will do anything to get Greek billionaire Acheron Dimitrakos to support her adoption claim over his cousin's small child. The last thing she expects is his outrageous marriage proposal!
She has no choice but to say yes, even if the arrogant tycoon can't stop looking down his nose at her for one minute! Tabby can see that there is more to this proposition and this devastatingly handsome man than meets the eye. But as the thin veil between truth and lies is lifted, will this marriage become more than in name only?
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I have a lot of respect for Tabby because she is willing to take care of a kid who is not even her own. The child have no blood relation to her yet she is willing to do anything to get custody of Amber even if that means she have to marry a stranger.
Amber is the child of her best friend who die not long after giving birth. Amber's father also die unexpectedly so Tabby is the only person left to care for Amber. In order for Tabby to get custody of Amber, she have to prove that she is capable of doing so which unfortunately she can't. After losing her business, she does not have anything else to support herself. So she turns to Acheron Dimitrakos for help.
Acheron Dimitrakos is a billionare who doesn't care about anything besides his business. When Tabby asks for help he refuses her at first then decides to help her because he will also benefits from the fake marriage. It's a win-win situation for both.
In the beginning, Acheron is awful towards Tabby but I like Tabby's attitude towards him. She does not give in to him easily and I love how she stood up to him and put him in his place. There are many times where he tempted her to give him what he wants but every time, Tabby resists. I love that about her. She only want to sleep with the man she loves.
Both Acheron (Ash) and Tabby have a rough childhood. Ash have a hard time trusting people and I guess his dark past contributes to that a little. Towards the end, I come to like Ash. He becomes someone who cherishes his family and open up his heart to others.
I really enjoy reading this book. I love anything with romance in it. It's awesome to see Ash changed bit by bit for Tabby. When it ended, I wish for more. In the near future, I might go check out other books by this author. If you haven't read this book, check it out. It's very heartwarming. :)