Tycoon Markos Makerios thinks he's found the perfect mistress in Vanessa. Not only is she beautiful, devoted, sensual and smart, she's totally undemanding. Vanessa is madly in love with Markos, and she realizes too late that he only wants a mistress. Pregnant, she bravely leaves to raise her child alone. As Markos slowly comes to terms with his true feelings, the question becomes, can he convince Vanessa of his love? For Pleasure ... or Marriage? (2), by Julia James, has many sensual scenes, as well as a sympathetic and likeable heroine in Vanessa. But for much of the book Markos is a less than attractive hero, and the romance's appeal suffers as a result.
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Stephanie Schneider