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It's All Greek to Me

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  1,871 Ratings  ·  189 Reviews

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

Paperback, 326 pages
Published December 6th 2011 (first published December 1st 2011)
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1 star – Contemporary Romance

I’m usually a generous reviewer and rarely rate a book less than 2 stars, but this is an absolute Greek tragedy train wreck. I’ve never read anything by this author before, so I don’t know if fluffy and silly to the point of utterly ridiculous is her usual style or if this is just a disappointing exception. I think the author was aiming for light, humorous, and sexy, but it really missed the mark for me.

The first chapter is annoying with one of the most unromantic sc
Nov 13, 2011 Katie(babs) rated it did not like it
When I was sent Katie MacAlister’s It’s All Greek to Me, I thought it would be a light-hearted, fun and sexy romance between the awkward heroine (who thinks she’s a plain Jane) and the to die for handsome Greek billionaire who falls in love with her. It’s sad that the first chapter is so full of WTFckery, where you want to throw the book against the wall and really wonder what the author and the publisher were thinking when they decided to release this. Also, my antenna was raised when I read in ...more
Dec 06, 2011 Dianne rated it it was ok
It's All Greek to Me - Katie MacAlister

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
Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 12, 2011 Dark Faerie Tales rated it it was amazing
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Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Steamy goodness and hilarious fun.

Opening Sentence: The man in front of her was crazy.

The Review:

Fate does indeed smile upon those who are willing to be kind to their fellow man. When Harry agrees to fill in as manager of a teen-pop band headed for a gig in Greece as a favor for a sick friend, the planets align and serve up her destiny on a rather large silver platter. A gorgeous, loveable, and rather hot silver platter.

Iakovos is a gorgeous
Jenny Schwartzberg
Dec 07, 2011 Jenny Schwartzberg rated it really liked it
I picked this up at the store out of curiosity. Katie MacAlister has written some very funny romances in the past though I haven't liked her last 5 or so books. It made me laugh out loud so I bought it. It's a great send-up of the Greek billionaire romance trope that has been so ubiquitous in the standard Harlequin/Silhouette lines for the last 20 years. Yes, there's a Greek billionaire but he falls head-over-heels for a funny, feisty, tall, busty, wild haired woman in her thirties, not the stan ...more
Jan 21, 2012 Alona rated it it was ok

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
Dec 08, 2011 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Eglantine "Harry" Knight is asked by a friend to go and manage a band in Greece.

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
Jan 31, 2013 Bookswithbenefits rated it liked it
Best Moment: MacAlister's characters are always full of funny moments and fast-paced joking/dialogue. I think my favorite moments--as in many in this book--are some of the inner dialogue moments of the heroine. In particular...the last chapter is pretty fun. I won't ruin any of the plot for you though.

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
Jun 29, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok
Being a Katie MacAlister fan, I've read about ten of her novels and have loved them all. That is, except this one.

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
Mar 23, 2012 Joelle rated it it was amazing
All Greek To Me

By: Katie MacAlister
5 stars
Reviewed by:Angels
Published:Mass Market Paperback
Source: Purchased Copy Gene:Contemporary Romance


Book Blurb/Synopsis-

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 na
Lynda Tatad
Jun 05, 2012 Lynda Tatad rated it really liked it
It's All Greek to Me is one of Katie MacAlister's newest contemporary romances. While I enjoyed it quite thoroughly, I especially love the character Harry, the story line was unrealistic. Which, I can suspend my disbelief when the story is as fun as this one. :-)

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
Sharon Redfern
May 04, 2012 Sharon Redfern rated it it was amazing
Katie MacAlister has a winner in her newest book. Eglantine (Harry) Knight is filling in for a friend and managing a singing group playing at a birthday party on a small Greek island. The party is being held for the sister of hunky billionaire Iakovos Papaioannou. When the two meet, sparks fly and they embark on a spicy affair. The relationship starts early and heats up fast in this book, and I wondered how Ms. MacAlister would sustain the reader’s interest. It wasn’t a problem, I couldn’t stop ...more
Anne Ivory
May 13, 2012 Anne Ivory rated it it was ok
This is the first book by Katie MacAlister that I read. In the beginning, it was a little sketchy and erratic and I couldn't figure out what was going on. It took a number of chapters to actually settle into the story. Before you know it, Bam! they were having sex, then before you could recover from that, Bam! she was whispering I love you. It seemed to me that the author wanted to hurry up and get all the usual elements of a romance novel i.e. the sex, the I love yous, over with quickly, so she ...more
I did not like how fast things moved at the beginning. It was way over the top--they went from hello to wham-bam-thank-you ma'am in a mere few words. However, the thing that saved it for me, though, was that I also had a least a couple of laugh out loud moments--one of which I reread to savor--in the first chapter or so. It kept me reading and while I think there could have been some judicious editing, i.e. for phrases like "never failed to arouse him" when they'd only known each other 3 days. N ...more
Mar 09, 2013 Deb rated it really liked it

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
Iakovoos is polished, powerful, and the epitome of a playboy billionaire who has frequently been on the top bachelor lists. Eglantine "Harry" is a writer who has a creative way of expressing herself, bossy, and the complete opposite of who the type of women Iakovoos typically goes for.

When Iakovoos hired his sisters favorite band for her 18th birthday, he had no idea he would be swept off his feet by the only women he has ever met who stood up to him. She can't pronounce his name, she talks to
Jenni Ebba
Jan 02, 2012 Jenni Ebba rated it really liked it
Okay this is another quirky light romance by MacAlister. In this novel Harry, the heroine, is an Amazon statuesque that won't take crap from no one. She's a stand-in-band manager for a young group who have been hired out to the sister of one of the world's most eligible bachelors (3rd to be exact [:P] ), for her birthday. One thing leads to another and Iakavos, nicknamed Yacky by Harry because she cannot pronounce his name, falls for this head strong American. Their romance is a whorl wind and s ...more
Dec 06, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
Oh Katie MacAlister, how I enjoy your hilarious contemporary romances. There is always such a light hearted feel to her CRs that they are just such a joy to read. I also love how unconventional her heroines always seem to be. Katie MacAlister creates a heroine who could sometimes be seen as pretty awkward but makes them so strong and charismatic. Harry is all of this and more. She has no problem speaking her mind and in fact has a hilarious quirk when she sometimes speaks her private thoughts ou ...more
Jan 02, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
I love this book, it kept me laughing and it light hearted which is something that I find important during times of stress. While I'll admit I was thrown off by the beginning of the book ( in which one of Harry's charges claims to be raped by Yacky's brother ) I quickly saw that it was to expose Cyndi as being a spoiled brat who doesn't wan to accept responsibility for her own actions. One of the aspects I love most about this book was Harry's difficulty with the Greek language as I took Greek a ...more
Carol Ward
Jul 09, 2015 Carol Ward rated it it was amazing
I really loved the heroine, Harry, in this book. She has a temper and she's not afraid to defend herself, not even against the brother of the hunky Greek billionaire playboy whose house she's staying in while she runs herd on the band who're there to perform for a birthday party. She's actually a writer, but she's watching the band as a favour to a friend. I loved the chemistry between the her and Iakovos, right from the start, and how she wasn't afraid to act on it. I loved the way she kept del ...more
Oct 04, 2012 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Billionaire Greek playboy Iakovos Papaioannou knew his sister hired her favorite band to perform at her birthday party. He's just not sure how their six-foot tall, wild-haired, tempestuous manager has already ended up in his bed-and in his heart. Eglantine "Harry" Knight is so not his type. She's as infuriating as she is intriguing, and she's can't keep her hands off of him. But she just may be the woman who knocks him off the world's most eligible bachelor list for good...

I love this book. Iako
Autumn Review
Dec 08, 2011 Autumn Review rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Excuse me while I go take a cold shower! WOW, full of steam! This book, like KM's others, have a great mix of humor, romance, and drama. Harry and Iakovos (Yacky) immediately fall in love and make mad love throughout the book. HA! Is that realistic? Probably not, but it sure makes for a good fantasy! It's a perfect book for a cold winter day when you need to warm up. If you haven't read any of KM's books, you're missing out!
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Dec 15, 2011 Roxanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was for sure a hilarious one It had me cracking up like a crazy
I've never laughed while reading as much as I did through this book.

Harry is spontaneous, crazy and says instantly and exactly what crosses her mind.

It would have been perfect if the hero was a little more a "macho" as the title may make you think but otherwise it was a very very enjoyable read.

As for "Papamiaowmiaow" It was really the final touch!!!
Jessica Andersen
Dec 09, 2011 Jessica Andersen rated it it was amazing
I have been a big fan of Katie MacAlister's contemporary romances, and I was glad to see her return to the genre. I also like her paranormal romances, but, it's fun to see her put her characters in the real world too.

This book had a lot of laugh out loud moments for me. I couldn't put the book down. I read the whole thing in a day. I just had to see what was going to happen.
Aug 02, 2012 Emily rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012
Is it too much to ask for a 6 ft tall heroine who doesn't wish she were shorter and complain that she's "too big" for things? Also, pro-tip, if the super sexy billionaire Greek man thinks you're hot, just go with it.
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Dec 31, 2011 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
This one kept me entertained. The dialogue between Harry and "Yacky" is hilarious. I laughed out loud more than once.
Michelle Tempted By Books
Aug 12, 2015 Michelle Tempted By Books rated it really liked it
Damned amusing. I do enjoy Katie MacAlister's humor.
Jan 19, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing
Eglantine Knight, genannt Harry, fliegt nach Griechenland um einem Freund einen Gefallen zu tun. Dieser ist der Manager einer Teenieband, die für die Feier des 18. Geburtstags der Schwester eines griechischen Milliardärs engagiert worden ist. Leider wurde er krank und so hat Harry sich bereit erklärt mit der Band nach Griechenland zu reisen und ein Auge auf die jungen Leute zu haben. Direkt bei der Ankunft zeichnet sich auch schon der erste Ärger ab, als die Sängerin mit dem Playboy-Bruder des G ...more
Nov 06, 2013 Cally rated it did not like it
I like the flighty and the funny and the just plain silly. I really could have liked this book if it wasn't for certain things. And honestly I want to give this book one star just because of those things, but I figure it didn't disgust me the way one star books have and I did manage to finish it. Even if I did have to skim and force myself to finish it.

Oddly enough, the biggest thing that bothered me was his refusal to say I love you. There was no reason for him to refuse other than... than....
A friend of mine recommended Katie MacAlister. She said I should try one of her books if I want something fun to read. And I did have a great time reading this It’s All Greek to Me. It was pretty light and no dull/dark moments in the book. Actually, I don’t think there is a real mystery or even a story line: girl arrives in a foreign place, meets a rich-handsome-guy, falls head over heels and lives HEA. Yes, there are a lot of steamy scenes.

Nevertheless, I found the book utterly refreshing. The
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