The Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom by Kate McMurray

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perf4.250x7.000.inddThe Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom by Kate McMurray
Series: Dreamspun Desires
Release Date: July 15, 2016
Pages: 218 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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Marriage gets less convenient when love is involved.

It started simple: Ondrej Kovac marries Archie Katsaros so Ondrej can stay in the US, away from his judgmental family in eastern Europe. Archie marries Ondrej in exchange for the money to bail out his failing company. It’s a fraud neither man is convinced he can pull off.

But as Archie introduces Ondrej to New York society and Ondrej proves his skill in the office, they start to discover a connection between them. Can they overcome the rocky foundation their relationship was built on, meddling immigration agents, gossip columnists determined to out their deception, and an aggressive executive set on selling Archie’s company out from under him? Only if they can prove to each other their love is worth fighting for.

three-half-stars

This was a-dor-able. Simply adorable

I read this while nursing a wicked migraine on a hot summer day in the desert and it was the best medicine.

“Mr. Katsaros wishes to make a proposal.”

Quick review of a super sweet story: Ondrej needs to get away from his non-accepting and meddling family so he comes to the states. Archie is now running his father’s business and trying to keep his head above water and the company from sinking. When Archie finds out Ondrej wants to stay in the US and that he recently came into some family money, he gets an idea.

I love the whole sham of a marriage for whatever reason trope and this was done well. It helped that both men were truly attracted to one another before the marriage but of course didn’t realize they both felt that way.

I liked the slow burn of the relationship between Archie and Ondrej. It was adorable to see them get to know one another without studying for the interview with immigration. I mean, of course that interview would have to come in a story like this, but the simple time they spent together was sweet as they just became a couple without trying.

But the interview does happen and it throws in a bit of angst and worry into the new relationship building between our men. I loved that they went at everything with caution. I loved that Archie was a big marshmallow in Ondrej’s eyes and that he made room in his home, his company and his heart for this lost boy in need of permanent status.

The parties were fun to watch, I mean there is dancing and taking care of sea sick partners to be had so the intimate and swoony moments were plenty and this just worked… well most of it did.

To be honest, I loved the story until the last couple pages. It was fun, it was a ride on the Dreampsun Desires express that I will be a forever ticket holder to but that last bit? It came out of nowhere and for me, added absolutely nothing to the story. Nothing at all and I groaned that it was even there because it left an icky taste in my mouth.

But over all, this was still fun and I enjoyed watching these men go about their relationship backwards but making it work.

About Kate McMurray

Kate McMurray has been writing stories since she could hold a pen. She picked up her first romance novel when she was thirteen and has loved the genre ever since. She started writing gay romance after reading a book and thinking there should be more love stories with gay characters. Her first published novel, In Hot Pursuit, came out in February 2010, and she’s been writing feverishly ever since. She likes stories that are brainy, funny, and of course sexy, with regular guy characters and urban sensibilities.

When she’s not writing, Kate works a nonfiction editor. She also reads a lot, plays the violin, knits and crochets, and drools over expensive handbags. She’s maybe a tiny bit obsessed with baseball. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with a pesky cat.

She is currently serving as president of Rainbow Romance Writers, the LGBT romance chapter of Romance Writers of America. She’s also active in RWA NYC, the local New York City RWA chapter.

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