The Marakaios Marriage by Kate Hewitt

Reviewed by Nas
THE MARAKAIOS MARRIAGE by author Kate Heawitt is a May 2015 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Lindsay Douglas had left her husband of a few months and her marriage. She went back to New York from Greece. But Antonios Marakaios wants her back. His demand is for one week together if she wants a divorce.

Staying together for one week brings them closer than ever before. Because now they are communication as Lindsay is sharing her deep dark secrets as she has nothing to lose.

Would knowing all of Lindsay's secrets bring Antonio's protective self to the fore? Could he let her leave now that he found her again? Because the sizzling chemistry between them is still as potent as it ever was!

THE MARAKAIOS MARRAIGE is a romance shimmering with emotions and sensuality. Author Kate Hewitt brought to life a gorgeous but tortured hero who couldn’t give his all because of past hurts and a broken heroine looking at the hero to make her whole. The chemistry and sensuality between Antonio and Lindsay sizzles. The emotions depicted in the story would touch readers heart.

Highly recommended for all lovers of romance.

Reviewed by Desere

I love a good reunion story, and when told by the brilliant Kate Hewitt it's an epic tale of romance and stunning revelations.

In this her latest read we meet Lindsay Douglas, it only took one magical week for her to fall for charismatic Antonios Marakaios. But after a whirlwind marriage, the pressure of loneliness of life as the wife of a proud Greek, proves too much for her, she sees only one option, leave and never look back.

However Antonios has other plans, he returns to Lindsay's life with a deal, attend a family gathering in exchange for a final severing of ties. It's the final break to freedom Lindsay needs, but there's a problem. Antonios still sends shivers down her spine and it's not the cold, spine chilling kind!

He reminds her how devastating their desire is and within in one week she yet again finds herself in love, but will she be able to endure the life of loneliness again, or will Antonios come around to showing her the love and attention she truly deserves instead of passion only in the bedroom?

This read was as close to reality as they come, the extreme sadness both characters have to face and then the hurt of losing each other because of the the very things that caused them so much hurt, and then the absolute stunning happiness that springs forth when the sadness is overcome. The entire read blended the reality of the lack of communication, the hardships of death and the loneliness of dealing with problems on your own.  I teared up on almost each and every single page. My heart truly broke for these characters.

Both characters were strong willed and dead set in making sure they achieve their individual goals, but as all romance readers know there is always a little something to shake up the couple's best laid plans, and shaken up it was !  From the very start I was made aware that hero and heroine really love each other, but that there are obviously secrets they both are hiding, and that it's those very secrets that tore them apart the first time and I was really fearing that it would again.

The depth of emotion in this read, was truly remarkable, I experienced every single bit of emotion that poured from both characters, I felt the angst, the heartache, the pain, the anger and the happiness, which made my heart soar to the heights of romance.

Compelling, intriguing, laced with such clarity that it will leave you breathless and thinking that if only life was this book, so many marriages would end up has happy ever after instead of in court. I am taking away a message of communication is vital in any relationship, but even when the communication leads to being made fully aware of all aspects that make a person tick, it all really comes down to being able to take what you have learned and being able to understand it. If you simply only see things your way and do not take the time to for just a single moment step into the other person's shoes, you will never be able to find true happiness.

I highly recommend this read for all fans of reunion romance reads. Earth shattering emotion, reality so close to truth it will knock your socks off and leave your mind whirling with understanding and best of all as hot and sexy as they come!

5/5 star review
" The contract binds them, their desire enslaves them, but can their love tie them for life"