Of course it did.
They were two very different people and they came from two very different worlds.
Family and stability were all-important to the powerful Greek tycoon Xenon Kanellis, while pop-star Lexi came from a deeply troubled background. The only thing they had in common was a passion so powerful that it blasted all other considerations clean out of their minds.
Their marriage required compromise and that isn’t always easy, but for a while they enjoyed a precarious kind of happiness. Until one day Lexi realised that she couldn’t give Xenon the one thing he really wanted and so she walked away from their marriage and made a new life for herself.
But now Xenon is back, and he’s hungry. He has something that Lexi needs and he wants her very badly. But is it to make a point, or to prove a point? Lexi doesn’t know. All she does know is that she needs to protect herself against the powerful hold which the sexy Greek still has over her.
I like stories about opposites attracting. About two people who are trying to fight what they really feel inside. When Xenon takes Lexi back to the beautiful island of Rhodes, she finds herself in an emotionally vulnerable position. She knows she needs to protect herself, because it is here that memories come back to haunt her. She catches tantalising glimpses of what life with Xenon could be like…..but deep down she knows it will never be enough. And now the question is whether she will have the strength to walk away for a second time.
I really enjoyed creating the glittering world occupied by this powerful and very traditional tycoon, but I liked showing that beneath all the glitz and the glamour –Xenon is a man like any other man. Scratch him and he’ll bleed. Just like Lexi.
This was one of those “impossible” love-stories. Right up until the end I wasn’t sure if they were going to make it, and I hope you get the same sense of breathless excitement that I did when I was writing it.
So do you like “impossible” love-stories?
Sometimes I think about the great fictional classics which don’t give us the Happy Ever After we all secretly crave.
Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler….
Lara and Dr Zhivago…..
Are they among your favorite romances, or do you always insist on a happy ending?
Note from Amy: The Greek”s Marriage Bargain was given 4.5 stars and is a Top Pick for October from Romantic Times Magazine! Congratulations, Sharon!