Book Review: A Diamond Deal with the Greek by Maya Blake

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Title: Diamond Deal with the Greek

Author: Maya Blake

Publisher: Harlequin

Pages: 192

Publication date: March 22nd 2016

Synopsis: “If you want to keep out of jail, you’ll pretend to be my fiancée!”

Arabella “Rebel” Daniels would rather skydive naked than agree to Draco Angelis’s outrageous suggestion. But, unbeknownst to Rebel, her father embezzled money from the formidable magnate and now she must pay back the debt by whatever method Draco demands.

Arabella may take risks for a living as a champion skier, but the cold weight of Draco’s diamond ring and the branding heat of his public attentions feel like too high a price to pay—especially when the prospect of sharing Draco’s bed draws inevitably closer…

Disclaimer: An arc was given to me on netgalley in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 3/5

What I thought about this book

I didn’t expect much from this book. It sounded like a typical unbelievable story from Harlequin where it doesn’t really make sense that you’re forced to marry someone just because you owe the person money. However, I’m a total romance lover so I’ll read anything and accept anything and actually like the story.

For this story, Rebel and Draco always had the passion and chemistry I crave for in Harlequin books. They’re kind of dancing around each other, not wanting to invest much into their growing relationships but you can see it when you’re reading. Rebel’s holding a secret that she’s not telling Draco because she feels guilty for the past as well as she knows it could be a deal breaker. Personally, the way that I’m looking at it, Rebel is at no fault or entirely at fault for what happened. When she went out to ski as a rebellious act in a blizzard or whatever, she didn’t have the intent of hurting others. What actually happened sounded like a freak accident to me.

Anyways, back to Rebel and Draco. Their love developed naturally even with the tension. There were certain events that didn’t make sense or it wasn’t necessary for them to be in there so it was kind of like just skim through it…And at the end it was really fluffy. It actually made me tear up a bit so it’s a solid book. Just not perfect.

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