It's All Greek to Me
When Eglantine "Harry" Knight sets off for Greece at the last minute to step in as manager of a friend's touring band, the last thing she expects is to meet a billionaire Greek playboy. Iakovos Papaionannou is perfection on every level, except for his unpronounceable name. And Harry can't stop herself from falling hard and fast for him.
Iakovoos knew his sister hired her f
Should have been 1 Star. But the names of the characters are so funny so I gave it another 0.5. :D
The first chapter is so confusing I don't get anything at all. And the names made it worse.
Who would name her female character as "Harry" anyway? (Yeah, MacAlister would.) To think that her real name is Eglantine? (Another weird name)
The strong-willed, girl-from-amazon and most-sought-after-bachelor-in-the-entire-universe is an over used plot. Nothing new. Nothing extraordinary. Pretty predicta...more
Worst Moment: The book opens with a potential sexual attack on one of "Harry's" wards and while defending the rights and honor of the ward (who turns out to be a spoiled, misguided brat), Harry bec...more
by Katie MacAlister
5 out of 5 stars
When Eglantine "Harry" knight sets off for Greece at the last minute to step in as manager of a friend's touring band, the last thing she expects is to meet a billionaire Greek playboy. Iakovos Papaionannou is perfection on every level, except for his unpronounceable name. And Harry can't stop herself from falling hard and fast for him.
Iakovoos knew his sister hired her favorite band to perform at her birthday party; he...more
Iakovos Papaioannou is a real-estate billionaire and he owns the island that the band are performing on, and it's his sisters birthday that they are playing at.
Harry is amusing, she has an awesome habit of answering her internal monologue's out loud; she can't pronounce Papaioannou (who could?) but she really care either, which leads to being escorted out of his building because she claims that she's Iakovos' girlfri...more
Iakovos ("Ee-yah'-coe-vose": Greek for Jacob) Papaioannou IS a Greek billionaire, but the heroine is a six-foot tall, wild-haired, irreverent woman with no mouth filter named Eglantine ("Egg-lan-teen": French for Rose) Knight. A famous American...more
Nevertheless, I found the book utterly refreshing. The...more
Thank god, Katie followed her formula of writing; actually, I don't think she took one step off the path of the formula she uses. If you are a fan of Katie MacAlister as I had been, then I think you will know what I mean.
The formula? A heroine who is strong, smart and incredibly understanding yet runs off at the mouth inappropriately has sex somewhat too soon, declares her love a bit too soon and is totally irreverent to the ones she loves. A book filled wi...more
The basic premise is that a wealthy Greek businessman, Iakovos, has hired the American teen pop band his younger sister loves for her 18th birthday party. He flew them out, all expenses paid. Their manager had a bad case of appendicitis...more
I've always enjoyed Katie's books when I'm in the mood for something funny with little drama, and this book fit the bill. The dialogue, name mispronounciations, and situations Harry sometimes found herself in were hilarious. I loved both the main characters. Iakovos was endearingly sweet and caring and I loved how he appreciated Harry's fiery nature. Harry was independent, quirky, loyal, so much fun to read. The secondary characters were harder to love, Theo and Patricia especially. I didn't re...more
I have to admit, this book was by far one of the worst I've read by her. And while I'm usually one to read a book and easily be able to at least say, "it was okay", I was very close to rating this book a one star. The plot was nonexistent, the writing was repetitive, and the romance was overly unrealistic. The entire premise of the two main characters, Harry and Iakovos, meeting was...more
Not very important, but Greeks don't usually have many names the way Iakovos has and Okeanos isn't really something we use as a name - it means ocean.
I listened to the audio versi...more
It is very typical Katie MacAlister, overbearing, bossy male and a female lead who takes nothing seriously and c...more
So first chapter well it confused me to what the heck is happening and I had to laugh when their names where given, made it worse to understand it all.
So at Chapter Four they fall in love and realize it in that chapter….like…what?.....it's like wham "I LOVE HIM/HER" huh??...
This is the firts MacAlister book I've r...more
Awesome banter between characters, hot Greek main character, adorable girl.
Main characters got together in their happily-ever-after too quickly which leads to cliched conflicts. Add in the terrible issues that shouldn't be used as humor or as fodder for cheap hits of conflict and, unfortunately, my rating for this book goes way down. *sigh*
I want funny with lots of banter and characters who don't like each other because they drive each other crazy and can't resist falling into each others' a...more
I love this book. Iako...more
I have read a lot of books in my (admittedly short) time. I would spend my summers reading 2 books a day. But I can count on one hand the number of times I've never finished a book.
And that's why I had to rate this book, even t...more
Eglantine Knight...aka Harry.
Two people from opposite sides of the earth...Seattle and Greece...one a writer and one a businessman. Fate puts them together in the bedroom of the drunk brother and a member of a band. Confused...well here it is. Elena...younger sister of Yacky is turning 18 and she wants Illuminati at her party. In comes lead singer Cyndi and Harry as the chaperone. Cyndi ends up in Theo's room...gets upset because he r...more
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“You bet your incredibly attractive and probably hard enough to bounce a quarter off ass I am!” she snapped back.
An indescribable look flitted across his face. “You are the most irreverent woman I’ve ever met.”
“And you’re the handsomest man I’ve ever seen in my life, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to lick you!” she yelled.”