Author: Kate McMurray
Narrator: Rusty Topsfield
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 10/17/2016
Length: 05 hours 03 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
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.
When Dreamspinner started the Dreamspun Desires line, I will admit that I was basically uninterested in the line as a whole I said, to myself, that I was unlikely to read them. Well I have proven myself wrong (not the first time…). Comfort reads and happy tropy reads have been my goto stories for the last few months. Those who know me IRL or on facebook know why. I just can’t handle heavy right now. So I have turned increasingly to the DSD line of books. If you are unfamiliar with this line, they are formula romances that adhere to any number of the popular romance “tropes” out there. If that is what you are looking for, these aren’t for you.
The Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom is about exactly what you think it would be about. A business magnate and a marriage of convenience/business advantage that turns into love. It is not deep. It is not original. What it is, however, is a few hours of escape from everyday life with a couple of hot guys that need to face the fact that they are not who they think they are, and they need more than what to admit. It is two guys who need each other more than the need themselves. It is sweet and hot.
I appreciated that the Tycoon was not the billionaire in this scenario. I appreciated that they had a common bond beyond the money. I appreciated that both men were open from the beginning about their intentions. There were no shoes the needed to drop. There were no ulterior motives. Just two men you couldn’t help but like. I can’t say that I connected deeply with either character. I couldn’t empathise with them, to be honest. But I enjoyed the story nonetheless.
Rusty Topsfield is not a go to narrator for me. I can’t wax poetic about his narration of The Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom. What I can tell is that he does a solid job. There were no moments where the narration took me out of the story. There were no moments where he was “off” or “wrong”. He was solid and consistent.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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