But instead of freedom, Leila finds herself bound by deep passions ignited by her inscrutable new husband. How your character feel about life right now? The guy gets to use Joss's influence and in return Joss gets some land for oil fields that he'd been eyeing. Leila and Joss are amicable to each other and their friendship slowly grows from nothing into something that ends up meaning the world. And surprisingly for us, many of them work out well, no less well than marriages in our so called 'free society'. I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review. He'd gain the oil reserves, while Gamil gained income and status through his new son-in-law.
His expression told her he heard it too. I loved how their love healed and helped one another and that this relationship for them was always more than just the physical aspect of their relationship. Thank you, Annie West for getting it just right. For a split second something like envy stirred. Her previous attempts to escape had met with humiliating defeat and ever-tighter restrictions. As much I liked Joss, for me the book was about Leila and how she overcame her past and anxieties. In a thousand tiny ways, Leila was kept a prisoner by her stepfather.
I think that Leila makes this story. That's all he ever wanted from this exchange, but he hadn't banked on the attraction Leila awakens. Leila's had her marriage arranged for her by her awful, abusive stepfather. Annie lives in eastern Australia between spectacular sandy beaches and gorgeous wine country. It makes you stronger, more versatile and certainly lets you learn what your limits are. You have a woman escaping her family through an arranged marriage and a hero who is not interested in marriage and children at all. But instead of freedom, Leila finds herself bound by deep passions ignited by her inscrutable new husband.
The read tells of Leila, to escape her abusive stepfather she will do anything, even marry a stranger and to make him happy she will even pretend she is like all other spoiled rich daughters going on the one shopping spree after the other spending his cash wherever she goes. Joss turned to the silent woman sitting opposite. Imprisoned by a Vow is a beautifully crafted love story that has all the drama, humor and originality to capture me from the first page. He isn't interested in kids, or a wife really, he just needs the oil fields to advance his business. He does not lov Leila hates the idea that she is basically being sold into marriage, but anything would be better than staying with her abusive stepfather. Though come to think of it there'd been no offer.
A classic scenario of arranged marriage has been taken and completely turned on its head in so many ways to make it a delightful original and for-keeps re-read, which I have already done twice. But anyway once he learned all this he did everything in his power to help her and did so with a tenderness and caring quality to him that was beautiful to see. He was accustomed to brokering deals with men as hard as himself. I couldn't put it down and have read it twice. It would take someone foolishly besotted by his brooding aura of power and that sizzle of unashamed male sexuality. Her struggles to regain the sense of self destroyed by her cruel stepfather and her strong spirit in the face of very crushing emotional and mental abuse spoke to me.
His presence filled it, drawing out all the air and leaving in its place prickling, static electricity. The Billionaire's Trophy by Lynne Graham, Prince of Secrets by Lucy Monroe, Imprisoned by a Vow by Annie West and Duty At What Cost? Leila agrees to the marriage because she wants to get away from her controlling stepfather, who's emotionally abusive. His eyes narrowed as if he detected the sarcasm she hid behind a calm facade. I am taking away a message of walking from one trap right into another simply to escape does not always have the outcome you may think it will, you might find yourself fighting a battle far worse than before with no way out, there simply will not be another corner to duck around to, making you face facts and stand to the end. Although I was not that crazy about Joss at the start, he really grew on me to such an extent that by the end I was totally smitten.
But her marriage to Joss helped her and she was able to let her guard down and let him in and tell him what she went through and what demons she was facing. The sensitivity and caring he showed in helping Leila face her demons was really amazing. In what he believes is a stunning coup, Gamil weds Leila to Joss in an arranged marriage. Leila has been held captive by her step father and sees Joss as her only opportunity of escape and hope for a future. Joss, an Australian billionaire alpha male has negotiated an arranged marriage to Leila, a woman from a small Arab country. Being sold into marriage by her stepfather is Leila's one chance to escape.
Most certainly the best thing was the heroine, Leila. While I liked this story and I gave it four stars, it doesn't quite appeal to me the way some of this author's other books have. The angst at the beginning was off the charts, but as others have noted, the ending left something to be desired. Highly recommended for all lovers of sizzling sensuality and romance. What other releases so you have planned for 2013? One wonders what made handsome alpha male Joss Carmody opt for marriage which has a prenup which reads more like a business deal. She couldn't have gone through with this if he'd looked at her the way Gamil had once stared at her motherwith that hot, hungry possessiveness. And letting the actions from years before allow to shape you into a cruel, cold hearted human being is denying yourself the chance at happiness.
In fact she has no money. But the way that Annie West did it was very well done and very well developed and I liked really seeing that progression over time because that just built up the anticipation as well as the tension between the two. Well, eventually they have sex, and it's just the Rx for both as she can actually go down the elevator that's not a euphemism when the hero distracts her with a make out session and his Grinch-like heart grows a little. The character of Joss was not the usual type I find in the Harlequin Presents reads, he was not as most of them are, after the business and the bonus score of having a beautiful woman in his bed, no he was more focused on the business point blank! Readers who enjoy a romance between two troubled souls will probably enjoy it. The worst colours for her. Whilst she knows the reason for the marriage, he, however is unaware of her reasons to agreeing t A beautiful love story by Annie West.
I loved how their love healed and helped one another and that this relationship for them was always more than just the physical aspect of their relationship. This book was no exception. But overall, a very good marriage of convenience turns to love story. Satisfaction filled him, till he remembered that wasn't what he wanted from this deal. I know that in his country, his punishment is severe but I am not from there so it did not really make me think he got his comeuppance.