Read Sale Or Return Bride by Sarah Morgan Online

sale-or-return-bride

The bride may be getting married in white...It's the wedding of the year--two of Greece's oldest dynasties are uniting. Their feud is over and Sebastien Fiorukis is to marry Alesia Philipos.But she has been purchased for her husband's pleasure!Alesia is not a willing wife--she's been bought by Sebastien! He needs an heir...but a child is something she will never give him..The bride may be getting married in white...It's the wedding of the year--two of Greece's oldest dynasties are uniting. Their feud is over and Sebastien Fiorukis is to marry Alesia Philipos.But she has been purchased for her husband's pleasure!Alesia is not a willing wife--she's been bought by Sebastien! He needs an heir...but a child is something she will never give him...!...

Title : Sale Or Return Bride
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9780373125005
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 187 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Sale Or Return Bride Reviews

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2019-04-28 21:36

    I really enjoyed this book. It has some familiar conventions for the Harlequin Presents line, but the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is very apt. I loved the fact that the heroine had had so much misfortune, and what turned out to be the worst thing, turns out to be the best thing. This is marrying her hero. This book is a feel good book in my opinion. It definitely shows that a good person has to have faith and good will come to them for their actions. You need to read books like this sometimes.

  • Emona
    2019-05-15 16:43

    Alesia needed the money for her mother surgery, and the only person she could seek for help was her wicked grandfather. He had exiled her and her mother out of Greek since her father's death in an explosion, which was believed caused by the Philipos's sworn enemy, the Fiorukis.He planned for a revenge on his son's death by offering Sebastien Fiorukis marriage to his barren grand-daughter in a business proposition, of which he knew nothing. Alesia would get a huge sum of money transferred to her account from Sebastien in monthly basis, which she would use for her mother's recuperation. He would be tied in as long as she didn't give him an heir, which was impossible for her to give him one.Sebastien saw his new wife as a gold-digger right from the start, and always thought the worse of her, and she couldn't tell him the truth. But his opinion of her was a confusion, he just couldn't match it with the fact how his new bride behaved oppositely.This excerpt puts in best what is being said here: Never before had he had reason to question his mental acuity, but nothing about his new wife was making sense. She was an heiress in her own right, had demanded an extortionate sum of money from him on her wedding day, a sum which he knew had already vanished from her account—and yet there were no visible signs of profligate spending. She’d led a pampered and privileged existence from the day she was born, and yet she’d been in the kitchen making her own lunch as if she did it every day. And she’d been wearing a pair of ancient jeans that no previous woman of his acquaintance would have been seen dead in. It did not add up.As time went by, they didn't realise they had fallen in love for each other. But the truth wasn't out as yet, it was just like a black cloud over their feelings for each other.Sebastien starts questioning who his bride really is, but what will happen when he learns the truth?What would Sebastian do when he knows the truth, that she was using the money for her mother (who was supposed to be dead), and that she couldn't bear him any children?Sebastien is a man of convictions, instinct and opinionated. What is different is that he doesn't go barging through the entire novel clutching his pre-conceived notions. Sebastian is a rare male character in the Harlequin world that actually assesses emerging factors and fits them into a breath holding jig saw puzzle. He knows there is more to what meets the eye, with Alesia, her grandfather, the contractual marriage and even the original feud between the two powerful dynasties.Initially his prejudice against Alesia, based on the family animosity to Alesia's totally evil and twisted grandfather, has Sebastien behaving badly. However each insult backfires as Alesia's innocence finds a way to prove Sebastien's accusations to be groundless. Sebastien's effort to downgrade Alesia in the night-club scene backfires in an especially spectacular way and left Sebastien with egg on his face, it was one of the most hilarious.Alesia's deprived family status, her hard working values and unstinting love for her invalid mother will move you. It is this purity of spirit that keeps her triumphing against Sebastien's initial behaviour. Her innocence cannot help but shine through. She is very funny in parts and floors Sebastien with some of the things she comes out with.This novel is like blossoming flower revealing new colours and a dizzying fragrance. It has intrigue, twists, and a passionate chemistry between the characters. Every time a new twist or fresh depth was offered, I fell more in love with the guileless Alesia and was more intrigued with the well-balanced alpha Sebastian.There are a lots of touching moments as Sebastien falls in love with his bride of unexpected depths. Strong, dependable, responsible. Everything that her grandfather wasn’t - in Alesia's own wordsHe is a man to fiercely protect his family. You really would not want to miss the end, it was one of the best HP endings (those that don't have epilogues, I mean, because this one really missed one).This is one of those books that make SM one of my favourite authors.

  • Leona
    2019-04-23 19:39

    This was one of the better HP's I have read. Though the story line is overused (two people being forced to marry for business gains) it really seemed to work. Sarah Morgan did a terrific job in creating a wonderful Hero (there were a couple of times, I did want to smack him) and the heroine was truly lovable... She had pride, backbone, kindness and compassion. The story moves...and you see two total strangers, wary of each other, coming together and conquering their fears and focusing on building a marriage. It has a super great twist at the end, that will have you cheering.

  • Jenny
    2019-05-05 18:39

    After reading the disaster that was "Once a Ferrara Wife" I'm glad I read this one. The chemistry and passion between Alesia and Sebastien was sizzling. Usually Sarah Morgan's heroes are saints and her heroines are extremely bitchy so I tend to avoid her books. I was shocked to discover I loved the heroine, She was strong and feisty but also vulnerable and sweet. Killer combination. Sebastien was a hunk! Very protective of his wife and as a typical Greek tycoon possessive and macho. Once he realized his wife was not a gold digger but only her grandfather's victim he did everything in his power to heal her and make her happy. What a swoon-worthy hero!

  • Roksana
    2019-05-11 20:36

    I was so tormented with this book...it had the ingredients for being detestable and equally captivating on an emotional level....It kept me on edge throughout the entire experience of reading and my emotions were all over the place...I hated the hero and his disregarding treatment of the heroine! He was very judgmental, basing his personal experiences on a woman he had no full facts on the circumstances of her actions and still, he assumed everything and instead of wanting to know her better his perceptions ruled heavily his personality.... Just the fact that he associated with gold digging women did speak volumes regarding his shallow personality having no ability to widen his horizons and seek women with "different" views on life. He had no right to judge the heroine when he himself was agreeing to this marriage of convenience with no less honourable motives... The difference between him and the heroine was that her actions were honourable to save her mother's life..him, was a need to gain more money and control over his companyI was cringing on the scene at their wedding night...and the way he was treating her with such ruthless and callousness.... but I kept going with a strong sense of justice that I wanted the author to turn the tables and let the hero suffer equally...but regrettably I never got that part....there was no grovelling... He did not ever say the words of apology just some random words...."not reminding him of his crass behaviour when confronted by the heroine" Nevertheless, this was a very emotional read and I was glued to my kindle so for that at least it deserves more at least 3 stars!

  • Dee
    2019-05-16 14:34

    A plot that has been used many times before but I loved it. Innocent heroine forced into marriage by family member, hero believing she nothing but a money grabbing strumpet but she really needing money for saintly reasons....full of angst, just my cuppa!

  • Booklover
    2019-05-12 16:39

    Wonderful Emotional read,the story starts out with so much tension and Sebastian being so cruel and mean to Alesia but as he spends time with her he sees that Alesia is pretending to be shallow,he starts his investigations to unravel who real Alesia is and dig out the truth.Alesia what to say she was trapped so badly,she had no choice but to pretend and take all the hurt-humiliation.When Sebastian unravels the truth he regrets his behaviour and vows to protect Alesia but Alesia is reluctant to trust him,Sebastian has one goal to make Alesia trust him and make the grandfather pay for his doingsEnjoyed the tension,the passion,the determination of Sebastian to find the truth and his frustration,anger,bitterness,regret and finally to make Alesia his and love her protect her and give her all the happiness Loved Sebastian-Alesia,the twist & turns kept me glued to the book,overall i enjoyed the book very much,its a keeper for meWonderful readRecommend it

  • Romance_reader
    2019-04-24 16:24

    At the very beginning, this book reminded me of 'The Cozakis Bride' by Lynne Graham - a favorite. The grandfather pushes the heroine into marriage with the hero; but that's where the similarity ends. What follows is a story that's immensely readable and likeable with well etched main characters who seem genuinely interested in each other and don't just fall in love for the sake of it. Sale or Return Bride may not be in the same league as TCB but it can definitely hold it's own amongst most other modern romances now available.So, there is a little bit of stereotyping with the constant emphasis on the 'cold English' and the 'Hot blooded Greek' but that's ok, and you kind of enjoy the contrast. A good read for a rainy day!

  • Grace
    2019-04-28 17:47

    Oh, beyond terrible.I went into this with an open mind, having been recommended other books by a subscriber that I thought were decent. And despite having tried different new Harlequin authors, I've always been disappointed. So, when I saw that this was a "favorite of the newer authors," I was quite excited.But FAIL. Here's why:(1) Newer Harlequin authors have no idea how to do the professional segue that older authors do and with aplomb. Older authors are able to segue a span of 2 years in a matter of paragraphs, beautifully too.(2) Newer Harlequin authors overload on trite, cliched adjectives and adverbs. Do I really need to know, multiple times, of his masculine charms, his masculine manhood, his masculine magnetism? Can we please, PLEASE find another adjective?? Anything. Then, there's the word, "achingly." If I never see this word again in romance novels, I will die a happy woman. I hate that word with a passion. Then, there's the overuse of "gasping" for the woman. Geez louise, can anyone tell me who gasps after high school? I don't mean gasping for air after one has nearly drowned, or had a fainting spell. That's understandable. I'm talking about when one hears something mildly surprising. The grandfather said something rude to Sebastien. She GASPS in shock. Seriously? The grandfather has always been rude. Is that REALLY so surprising?Really? REALLY?When the heroine gasps three times in the first chapter, I know whose side I'm rooting for. (The grandfather. Who has evil plans for the heroine.) She gasps in pain. A surprised gasp. A shocked gasp. She was LITERALLY gasping All The Time. (3) Overuse of italics. Have these authors never read Anne of Green Gables? That is, beyond the first book. Do they not know that overusing italics is the sign of an immature writer? (Yes, I used it in the previous point, but only as a segue, thank you for noticing.) This writer just would not stop with the damn italics. ------------------------------The kiss had wakened something in her. Taken her by storm. Changed her.Suddenly she was aware of him as a man. And for the first time in her life she was aware of herself as a woman.Like a rabbit in a trap, she stared at him.-----------------------------Ladies and gentlemen, please tell me you saw the number of trite cliches in that above example. The three phrases most used to describe first kisses, the third being italicized. The fact that she was now a woman, again, italicized. And then, the ever so trite simile of being compared to a scared prey.It went beyond this. Everyone spoke in random italics in the book. "It's huge," she would say. She had to concentrate. Her repeating what he just said in her mind, in...you guessed it, ITALICS.----------------------------If she didn't look, she wouldn't feel. Wouldn't want....at that point she closed her eyes, just knowing [yadda yadda]----------------------------All right, you say to yourself. Maybe she's a damn teenybopper, being only 22. Nope. Not the case. The hero also spoke in italics too. Just random words in the sentence. Within the same page. Words that weren't even emphasized ironically or mockingly. Just because they all spoke like that. Annoyingly.ProLet's also put on the record that in this day and age, it's not easy to contrive a good marriage of convenience, blackmailed situation in which the girl cannot, for a good reason, reveal. This book came as close as possible to that ideal. The girl needs an operation for her mother, which she can't afford, despite having three jobs, and goes to her evil grandfather who is rich but has disowned all of them for being, blast it, English of all things. He contrives it so she will be a tool of his revenge on the family that killed his son. The heroine will marry Sebastien, who will, in turn, get back the company that the grandfather once took from Sebastien's family. The heroine can't reveal how estranged she actually is from the grandfather or else Sebastien will figure it out and back out of the deal. If he backs out of the deal, she doesn't get the money that Sebastien gives her on a monthly basis. Oh yeah, and she's barren because the accident when she was a kid damaged her lady parts somehow, and that's going to be the basis of the revenge. To ensure Sebastien's line doesn't continue.THE CONSWhat in the name of all that's holy happened after this setup? The heroine goes from a brave but desperate girl (that I thought was maybe mid-twenties) to being the dumbest, giggliest, gaspiest girl in the world. Suddenly she had a piano scholarship to boarding school because she was a musical prodigy? And she was able to go on to college? Supporting her mother who has been ill/handicapped/something never specified and really needed to be? And she was able to finish college working two jobs as a waitress and playing piano in a bar? Seriously? Dude, if she were such a musical prodigy AND ABLE TO GO TO COLLEGE DESPITE THEIR FAMILY BEING SO DESTITUTE, she really should have worked harder and gotten an actual job teaching piano, maybe. Which actually makes more than waitressing, if one is so gifted. But, right, I forgot she was a dumb idiot. Oh, and she never bought a single piece of clothing in her life? REALLY? Being 22 and having a virtually bedridden mother, she NEVER bought a piece of clothing in her life? How would that be possible, unless she just wore the same thing since the accident that scarred herself and her mom and killed her father?Another thing. This 22yo chicky with glossy long blond hair, killer legs, and ginormous boobs...apparently never had a man be interested in her? HOW? HOW? I know for a fact that guys will try to chat up a girl even if she has no makeup on and is wearing a bag. A blond, boobular waitress? NEVER had a guy express interest in her? Even blind guys chat girls up!And was the damn accident when she was 6 or 7? At the beginning of the book, it was when she was 6. Then it miraculously went to being 7. I'll let that go as being a product of bad editing. But the rest of it. Oh, give me strength to read another day.

  • Sapheron
    2019-05-14 15:32

    At the beginning stages of this book I was tense with the knowledge that things wouldn't end well for a heroine I was starting to like a great deal. As a fairly experienced HP reader, the points the story would hit became apparent pretty quickly, and things were not stocking up well for her. I kept thinking the whole way through, juxtaposed with my portent of disaster, that this was an example of beautifully-shaped conflict! The heroine is not a push-over, the hero is not irredeemable, and so, the book served to mock me with the fact that I’d had it on my to-read shelf for years and hadn't touched it while I've been mucking through lesser books, feeling unfulfilled. I think I have to get my Sarah Morgan read on now.

  • Megzy
    2019-04-28 17:25

    What a great book.This was the first Sarah Morgan novel I read and I really loved it. Alesia and Sebastien have to overcome many hurdles such as hate, trust, family feud, deception and attraction. Alesia is sweet and innocent but at same time fun and sexy. When faced with adversity, people show their true colors and in Alesia's case I had no other choice but to want justice and ultimate happiness for her. This book deserves a five star because the main and secondary characters were complex and well developed; it was paced perfectly and very well written.Thank you Leona for bringing this book to my attention.

  • Jenn
    2019-05-05 15:32

    This was the first Sarah Morgan novel I read and I really loved it. The tension (sexual and otherwise) between Sebastian and Alyshia is fabulously portrayed. Love Sarah's Greek men !

  • Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
    2019-04-29 15:34

    Just noticed I didn't add a review but I'll take the lazy way because Emona wrote my same thoughts and feelings so read her review xD

  • Riz
    2019-05-02 13:40

    3.75 Stars

  • Kay
    2019-04-19 18:41

    3 1/2 Stars! ~ For three generations the Phillipos and Fiorukis families were bitter enemies. Now it’s time to settle the scores once and for all. Dimitrios Phillipos has the ultimate revenge in mind. For the return of the company he swindled from his former business partner to the Fiorukis family, he’d demand the youngest Fiourukis marry his granddaughter, Alesia. Sebastien Fiorukis finds this bargain distasteful until he meets Alesia and becomes intrigued. He wonders what she has to gain from this deal, and then her grandfather voices her demands … hard, cold cash to be deposited to her own account at the beginning of each and every month of their marriage -- a marriage that cannot be ended until they conceive a child. Alesia is desperate; she must have the money from Sebastien, money her grandfather has refused her. And if this makes her appear to be the ultimate gold digger, she will have to live with it. Until the day Sebastien discovers her secret.Sebastien does not hide his contempt for Alesia, and feels self loathing because he can’t help his attraction to her. But right from the wedding night, Alesia is a contradiction to the spoiled heiress he’d believed her to be. Ms. Morgan drew me in and I couldn’t put this one down until the whole truth was finally unraveled. Fast paced, emotionally charged, sizzling passion … a real page turner.

  • KC 2.0
    2019-05-20 14:45

    Pretty good!Sebastien and Alesia had intense chemistry, which they explored by indulging in frequent hot sex. But sexual bliss couldn't prevent Alesia's secrets from creating a wedge between them. I understood Alesia's motives but felt she should have been honest with Sebastien. Other than that, I liked her loving, spirited nature and her enthusiasm for new experiences like fashion, dancing, food and fabulous sex. Hehe.Sebastien was a great hero: strong, ethical and so protective. (view spoiler)[He'd rescued both Alesia and her mother in the long-ago explosion that killed her father, and put her evil grandfather in his place. He also proved how unconditional his love for Alesia was by choosing to stay married in spite of her infertility. (hide spoiler)] However, I wasn't a fan of the way he treated Alesia after they first had sex. I guess it shouldn't have come as such a surprise though, considering what he believed of her character. Oh well. They were able to achieve a HEA, sprinkled with the sweetest of surprises. (view spoiler)[A baby! (hide spoiler)]

  • Cecilia
    2019-05-11 17:50

    Seriously old skool Presents with doormat martyr virgin baby-producer heroine, and hyper-rich untrusting-of-women-because-they're-materialistic-sluts dinosaur hero. She "thinks helplessly" and he groans a lot once he's learned that she's pure and better than all the skanks out there. Definitely could have done without reading this one.

  • Roksana
    2019-04-28 19:51

    I was so tormented with this book...it had the ingredients for being detestable and equally captivating on an emotional level....It kept me on edge throughout the entire experience of reading and my emotions were al over the place...I hated the hero and his disregarding treatment of the heroine! He was very judgmental, basing his personal experiences on a woman he had no full facts on the circumstances of her actions and still he assumed everything and instead of wanting to know her better his perceptions ruled heavily his personality.... Just the fact that he associated with gold digging women did spoke volumes regarding his shallow personality having no ability to widen his horizons and seek women with "different" views on life. He had no right to judge the heroine when he himself was agreeing to this marriage of convenience with no less honourable motives... The difference between him and the heroine was that her actions were honourable to save her mother's life..him was a need to gain more money and control over his companyI was cringing on the scene at their wedding night...and the way he was treating her with such ruthless and callousness.... but I kept going with a strong sense of justice that I wanted the author to turn the tables and let the hero suffer equally...but regrettable I never got that part....there was no grovelling... He did not ever say the words of apology just some random words...."not reminding him of his crass behaviour when confronted by the heroine" Nevertheless, this was a very emotional read and I was glued to my kindle so for that at least it deserves more at least 3 stars!

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-10 15:47

    This is the first book I've read by Sarah Morgan and I actually like it. (*Its a long time since Harlequin books that I've read have any interesting plot to it.(view spoiler)[I really like how the story progresses with Sebastien starting to fall in love with Alesia. And how Sebastien discover Alesia can't have baby but still love her for who she really is. Or the best part Alesia actually have a baby due to some misdiagnose issues... (hide spoiler)]There is nothing really hate about this book. I just got a bit numb from reading too much Harlequin books that I can't really enjoy the whole book.

  • Jasbell76
    2019-05-02 13:41

    Updated:June/7/2015I gave this book 4 stars, but I lowed to 3 stars after I checked my list of readed books and find out I gave this book 7.5 from 10. I will skim the book and find out what I didn't like about the story ;)

  • Melanie♥
    2019-05-05 18:39

    3.5 stars

  • StMargarets
    2019-04-19 16:24

    The grandfather was truly evil. The heroine was trying her best in bad circumstances. The hero was quick to judge at first so it was fun to watch him climb off of his high horse. A believable HEA.

  • ❤Sana❤
    2019-04-22 17:22

    I really enjoyed this book. Sarah Morgan always proves that she is a great writer

  • Leigh
    2019-05-10 21:25

    Theme: Marriage without love, Marriage first then love, contracted marriage, revenge, virgin heroineheroine = granddaughter of one of the wealthiest men in Greece. Yet she and her mother were disowned by him after his son (heroine's father) died. Alesia was a hardworking girl and a loving daughter. She would do anything just to protect and save her mother. When money wasn't enough for the operation, she humbly went to her grandfather for help. But the head of the Phillipos wouldn't just give away any money. He schemed a plan and used Alesia as a tool of revenge towards his mortal enemy, the Fiorukis clan.Hero = Sebastien Fiorukis was a chauvinistic prig lels! When his father showed him the proposition that Phillipos wanted to end the feud by offering his granddaughter, Sebastien was very skeptic about everything. He was prepared to say "no" until he saw Alesia on their first meeting (with her skimpy clothing thanks to her grandfather who paraded her like an airhead bimbo lels).heroine + Hero = flaming lust! i could really feel their desire during the sex scenes. This was not a closed-door romance and yet the scenes were not explicit either. plot = there are stories with the same plot as this but I think this is written better compared to others.

  • Vi
    2019-05-06 19:26

    It was ok.. I read another book by Michelle Reid that was far better than this one. Especially the heroine in the Reid book was much much better.(view spoiler)[ The heroine got injured during a boat accident and the prognosis was she wouldn't be able to get pregnant. Guess what? End of the book she got pregnant. I know it can happen sometimes but it would have been much better if she didn't get pregnant. (hide spoiler)]

  • Chi
    2019-04-25 13:26

    The more Harlequin / Mills & Boon books I read, the more I appreciate this story.H starts out being rather presumptive, basing everything just on the cover alone (well, h was really properly tarted up, and looks like a spoilt heiress as intended by her grandfather of all people!), but this is not a hero who simply takes things as they are at face value. Nope! He's awesome, because he assessed what he saw, heard and pieced things together to come at the truth. He doesn't need to be straight out presented with the evidence, and still resolutely stick to his guns. What a man!

  • Cady Lorenzana
    2019-05-10 13:29

    I was hesitant to read this as when I read the first chapter---it was written there that the heroine was infertile. Like what? Oh no! The book wouldn't be for me. That was the greatest no no for elements I want in my book. I don't like infertile characters as I like children in the book. I like secret baby plots and you'll give me something that contradicts? It just doesn't do good....But I want to give this a try and read the reviews. I have read so much before I saw one that says it was just misdiagnose. I was like, "Oh God, I need this now". It seems a good book and I have read one Sarah Morgan book and I love it so yeah, lets give this a try, too. And I'm glad I really give it a try.I love both of the characters! There are twist that made me like, "what? Fate!" After reading the review, I couldn't just put the book down. It was really worth reading. One of my faves now.

  • ☠tsukino☠
    2019-05-08 13:37

    Non dovrei stupirmi di aver letto una storiella da Harmony visto che il libro lo è, però lo sono perché l’autrice è Sarah Morgan, ma non sembra per niente scritto da lei.Non c’è nessun tratto caratteristico di questa scrittrice, sembra di leggere i vecchi anonimi Harmony d’annata (anni ’70, ’80 ’90), pieni di assurdità e che sembrano scritti tutti dalla stessa persona.

  • Figlet
    2019-04-26 13:34

    I loved the updated variation on a Harlequin Presents standard storyline. Not only did I love it, but I fell in love with this very Alpha Greek male. Not to mention that it was surprisingly erotic.It was an utterly delicious read that I consumed in under 90 minutes because I had to finish it tonight. Highly recommend.

  • ✿❤~m49913~❤✿
    2019-04-24 14:27

    I find this story a little bit similiar to:Big bad Grandpa forced his abandoned granddaughter to married to his rival to revenge...