Giannakis Bride (Harlequin Presents Extra: In the Greek Tycoon's Bed)

Giannakis Bride (Harlequin Presents Extra - Catherine Spencer I wanted to read this because I have a little experience of bone marrow transplants, and I was glad to see that the author got that part of it right, to the best of my knowledge. Unfortunately, in my opinion, she got just about everything else wrong. The plot was all over the place -- one issue would get resolved, then another would conveniently pop up. Dimitrios's reactions were odd: he apparently can't help antagonizing his ex-lover Brianna, the one person he thinks might be able to save his daughter's life, but then when he learns she didn't betray him after all, he barely reacts and immediately dashes off to a business meeting. Farewell to any kind of angst, no matter how hard the author tried to bring it back with different plot twists.I also thought Dimitrios acting unconscionably in several respects, although I tried to accept that as just part of the Harlequin Present shorthand moral code. But it seemed like Spencer laid on those typical values with a trowel: Brianna becomes an instant mommy when she sees her niece, convinced that nothing in the world could be as fabulous as being a wife and mother, and of course even though she's a glamorous model, she's "a real homebody at heart, and never more content than when I can shut my front door on the rest of the world, put on a comfortable old pair of sweatpants, and curl up by the fire with a good book." All in vast contrast to her partying aka Evil twin. Unpleasant attitudes just pervade the book: Dimitrios even thinks at one point that he has no condoms in the house, because "if he was going to spend the night with a woman, she wasn't the kind he'd bring home to meet his daughter."By the end of the book I disliked both characters thoroughly, and hadn't gotten much in the way of excitement or interest to make the story have been worth my time.