Rating: 3 stars
Pregnant and alone after her ex-lover’s death, magazine editor Ruby Fleming’s not about to give up her home to the man who broke her heart—until she discovers her mother left half of the estate to somebody else, and she realizes she’s trapped.
Property tycoon Christo Mantazis wants the one thing his riches can’t buy—the villa where his mother has lived and worked as housekeeper for forty years. That it’s the same house he was banished from after being caught making love to the owner’s irresistible daughter stirs up old.
What a cute story! While Contract for Marriage by Barbara DeLeo was fairly predictable, it had an addictive quality that had me reading straight through in one sitting. I really loved the characters. Ruby and Christo were both great, and I just adored Stella and all of Ruby’s family. They were all such a joy to read about. I was sad when this one ended as I wanted the story to just continue :) Barbara DeLeo is an author I’m anxious to see more from.