Sold to the Enemy by Sarah Morgan
January 22, 2013
Reviewed by Mandi
From the outside looking in, Selene Antaxos appears to have the perfect life. Rich, lives on an island with a wealthy father, many think she is living the dream. But inside this dream is a scary reality. Her father is extremely over-protective and controlling. To the point that Selene and her mother are never allowed to leave the house (except for approved public appearances). Selene is so sick of being a prisoner in her own home that she vows to her mother to find away out. And she knows just the person to ask.
Five years ago when Selene was just seventeen, she met businessman Stefan Ziakas. He took the time to talk with her, they actually talked for hours and hours and was kind to her and he told her to look him up in five years. Selene has never forgot him. Now, with her father away for a week, Selene disguises herself as a nun, slips past her father’s security and sets off for the mainland to find Stefan and propose a business plan to him. She wants to sell high-end candles, to make enough money to get her and her mother out from her father’s control. When she meets Stefan, he at first doesn’t recognize her but after awhile he realizes she is the daughter of his biggest rival. He is also deeply attracted to her and decides to go ahead with this business plan still in the dark about Selene’s real problem at home.
The author does a nice job with writing Selene in this book. Just enough confusion, slight touch of nativity but lots of strength and determination to make her a strong heroine, yet still realistically 22 years old. It’s a scary prospect to undertake leaving her father, yet she envisions a better life for herself and her mother.
I also love how unabashedly she goes after Stefan because she is so attracted to him. It just worked really well for me. And Stefan is such a rake, that he takes her advances all in stride. The immediate sleeping together felt right for these two. As did the later drama and eventual love. I liked the moment Stefan realizes just what is happening at Selene’s house and how he goes off to rescue her, yet she proves to him she can do it on her own (or at least tries) I like how he hunts her down. The dominant hero and feisty heroine worked well for me in this book. A fun, sexy read.