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Doukakis's Apprentice

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  1,152 ratings  ·  147 reviews
Wanted: willing apprentice to handle indecently arrogant (but incredibly sexy) tycoon

With her family business in crisis Polly Prince does her best to keep calm and carry on. But hard work alone can’t save her company from a takeover by the infamously ruthless Damon Doukakis…or her traitorous body from the lethal sensuality of her boss!

As his new apprentice, Polly accompa

Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2011)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I have read quite a few books by this author and I like her storylines and her characters.

But I have to say that Polly is one of my favourite Mills & Boon heroines. She may be innocent and a virgin but she's not a doormat or a wallflower.
She doesn't wilt or primp to get her alpha gorgeous rich man. I really admired her values. She's actually what makes this love story work for me.

This is the second time I have read this book and loved it just as much as the first time.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I can totally see why one of my GRs friends has so much love for Polly. She really is a great character. Loving, hardworking, intelligent, strong, and willing to stand up for what's right. And she has a great sense of humor. I loved her loyalty to her employees. Wish more bosses were that way in real life. At first, I didn't think Mr. Doukakis was nearly good enough for her. He was a bit of a jerk to poor Polly. Fortunately, as it should be with any good romance book, I came to like and respect ...more
I've never been more annoyed about the lack of respect Harlequin pays to its category romances: this is a really good book, and it's almost ruined by lousy continuity. How hard can it be for a proofreader to notice that the hero's sister changes names from one paragraph to the next, several times. (Not the only continuity issue, either.)

That aside, I was charmed by this. It's not at all a typical Presents, but not in that way that makes me think it was published in the wrong line -- although not
One of the most best and enjoyable HP's I've read.
Polly Prince is hard at work despite the board having sold her father's company to Damon Doukakis and she knows the reason why(her father is involved with his younger sister). Damon has a very low opinion of her since she and his sister got expelled from school at 14 and he blames her.

Polly just wants to save the people's jobs, who've been like family to her, raising her when her father has been too irresponsible and self-involved. She loses her
What an awesomely kick-ass, bad-ass heroine! Polly Prince was so feisty, sassy, smart and so utterly adorable that I even forgot I was reading a Harlequin novel. This was such a refreshing change of pace from the typical Harlequin book because Polly actually had a backbone and wouldn't take any nonsense from the hero, rather managing to turn him into a quivering mess of emotional nerves over his insecurities about her feelings (or rather lack thereof) for him. Not that Damon doesn't try to p ...more
Nicola Marsh
What with writing and reading, I rarely get to bed before 1am.
Last night, my plans for an early night were shot by this book.

I'm always wary when there's hype about a book in case it doesn't live up to expectations.
This one did, and how!

Polly Prince is a standout heroine: ballsy, funny, quirky.
Damon Doukakis is a typical Presents hero: commanding, arrogant and super sexy.

Together? Fireworks!

Every now and then a book comes along that gives me writer envy. This is one of them.

Brilliant read.
This probably more of a 4.5* book
The h is a 24 year old, free spirited, talented, creative and hardworking single female.
she basically runs her father's advertising agency but has no authority to change the way things are going. Her father disappears frequently and usually with a female about the same age as his daughter. This time he has taken off with her best friend and her friends older brother, the H, is not happy about this. He's so unhappy that he has bought out the board of directors an
Good story. Fast and fun. Good bantering and a great heroine. The only thing that made me stop to 4 stars was the fact she was being a little too saint for me. She took care of her (stupid and useless) father, she took care of her (stupid and useless) father's firm. She wrote fantastic ads. Mmmmm, less perfection, please! We can be good without be on the verge of sainthood 24/7.
Jan 09, 2012 Elisabeth rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elisabeth by: SBTB, Dear Author sites
Really good. I hadn't read a Mills & Boon in years and this was really modern while still mantaining those M&B traits - Greek Alpha hero - check, virgin heroine - check, exotic locale - check, obscenely rich hero - check. Don't let any of this turn you off though because Damon may be alpha but he's not an alphahole and he even apologises when he realises he's wrong and Polly is no virginal wimp, she's optimistic, stands up for herself, and just leads him a pretty dance throughout the boo ...more
Nas Dean
DOUKAKI’S APPRENTICE is the latest Harlequin Presents by USA TODAY BESTSELLING Author Sarah Morgan.

The book blurb reads:
Wanted: willing apprentice to handle indecently arrogant (but incredibly sexy) tycoon

With her family business in crisis, Polly Prince does her best to keep calm and carry on. But hard work alone can’t save her London company from a takeover by the infamously ruthless Damon Doukakis…or her traitorous body from the lethal sensuality of her boss!
As his new apprentice, Polly accomp
The story begins with the heroine Polly nervously preparing for a meeting with the man who has taken over her fathers business, the hero Damon. Damon does not like Polly, thinking she is spoilt and reckless after Polly's actions many years ago resulted in his sister being expelled from school. To make matters worse Damon's sister has also run off with Polly's irresponsible father. Damon has taken over the company in order to find his sister, in the meantime he plans to teach Polly the meaning of ...more
One of the best harlequin books ever I've read. It was really good, easy and quick read. What I need in these days...
Damon is upset that his little sister has disappeared w/ Peter Prince, Polly’s father. He decides that taking over the company of Mr. Prince will bring him out of the wood work. Polly is the creative genius behind Prince’s company, but Damon assumes that she is just playing at working and is a lazy trust fund child. He is quite surprised when Polly reveals her hidden depths. Damon thought he knew it all walking in and that the 24 year old Polly couldn’t possibly be much different from the 14 yea ...more
Overall rating -- 4.5 stars

A great opposites attract story!

I usually dislike HP's where the hero and heroine spend most of the book fighting and bickering, but this book successfully pulled off an likeable but often fighting coupling. I suspect it's because the conflict comes from a true-to-life difference of personalities (he's no-nonsense business, she think the workplace should be friendly and homey) and not a made-up I'm-fighting-with-you-about-everything-just-to-fight-the-attraction conflic
Uplifting romance, easy and light to read! Witty and brisk dialogues plus adorable characters u can't help but love!
It was good and quite fun. A smart and mature heroine, but I didn't feel any kind of romance, it was more business than seduction.
*** 4 1/2 star ***

Really nice Harlequin with a good story and two likable leads.
Angela James
Recommended. Excellent example of what Harlequin Presents can be!
Look at that cover. Just look at that beautiful cover. That's what romance novel covers should look like.

It reminds me of the early nineties-late eighties Harlequin covers I used to just gaze at imagining the stories behind them. Then I reached double digits and finally dared to steal one of my mum's Harlequins long enough to actually read it and not just rely on my own imagination.

Luckily, the cover isn't all that's pretty and entertaining in this book. Morgan writes a solid story with rounded
This one was OK, but two factors just didn't sit well with me:
Firstly, a key secondary relationship, was riddled with immature decisions: running away, hiding, and at least for the woman, seemed to be attractive because it would piss her brother off as the man was in his fifties and she was in her early twenties. OK. that's going to be a long term relationship.

Secondly, the heroine's father was neglectful to the point of being abusive. This was repeatedly glossed over and defended by the heroi
3.5* Overall very enjoyable.

When you pick up a category romance, especially one of the "lines" like Harlequin Presents, you know you're in for stock characters and a formulaic plot. The measure of the book, then, is how well the author succeeds in making the reader care about the characters and the plot. Sarah Morgan succeeded on both counts in Doukakis's Apprentice. With an economy of words, Morgan fleshes out her characters and makes the settings feel realistic. Polly feels real and makes a sy
one memorable book by sarah morgan, one of my favourite authors (menurutku loh hehehe...). dari awal sebelum buku ini kluar sinopsisnya, memang sudah nunggu2 buat baca apalagi di FB, sarah morgan, penulisnya, ngasih clue yang bikin penasarannnnn banget buat abca & ternyata ini buku bener2 ga mengecewakan bahkan menurutku bagus banget

ceritanya tentang polly prince, cewe yang ngurus perusahaan ayahnya di balik layar dengan sangat, sangat baik walaupun sering didiskriminasi sama dewan komisaris
Read this last spring, and recently re-read it. I liked this one! Polly Prince stands up for herself, dishing it right back to Damon Doukakis, her Greek boss. The tone is light and fun, even though some bits are sad and serious (her delinquent dad, his immature sister). Decent plot, too, with Polly defending the employees at her dad's (former) marketing agency so they don't lose their jobs when Damon buys the company. Some good wit -- a pink fluffy pen, pink tights, flamingo girl insults, etc. I ...more
Paula Legate
I loved this book! You can’t help but love Polly, and Damon. They made me laugh, and seemed like people I would like to have as friends.
Polly’s dad couldn’t be found when his company was being taking over by Damon. Polly took on Damon and the board members in the boardroom. She had to fight for her dads company, and for all the employee’s that was like a family to her. Damon thought at first that Polly was a rich, lazy kid, which only had the job because it was her dads company. Polly doesn’t c
Rosario (
I've been hearing really good things about Sarah Morgan, and Brie's review of her latest pushed me into finally trying her, even though she writes mainly for Harlequin Presents, a line that really isn't to my taste. Brie suggested several titles to start with, and it turned out I had Doukakis' Apprentice on the TBR already, so there, decision made!

The setup is very Presents. The hero is Damon Doukakis, Greek tycoon extraordinaire. His sister has ran off with Peter Prince, a feckless businessman
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Once again Ms. Morgan has created a tale where nothing is as it seems, taking readers on a journey of discovery as two people find love with whom they definitely didn’t want to, and would deny if asked. What made it interesting is that both the heroine and hero fight against the roles they’ve been forced into, and in doing so, reveal to themselves and readers that there’s nothing wrong with saying I’m sorry.

Polly is a powerhouse of a
One of the better HPs I've read in a long time! Sarah Morgan is probably my very favorite HP author.

Like other reviews report: strong, misunderstood female + strong, determined male = juicy story

Special note to Harlequin editors:
When I purchase your books for my nook, I don't save very much $ given that you've saved a ton by not having to print and transport the paperback copy of the book. So at the very least I deserve a fully edited book. The number of errors in .epub copies of your books is e
A really great story.

I loved how Polly unraveled Damon's views on life and business.
Polly is just an all around great character.

However, a couple of times it felt as if we just skipped over the conflicts. (view spoiler)
Susanna Carr
Polly's family business has been bought by the ruthless Damon Doukakis and Polly's only goal is to keep her employees from being laid off. She's required to work with Damon for the next three months, but he has some preconceived and unflattering ideas about her. Damon is always in control and takes self-discipline to a different level, but Polly has a special way of getting under his skin.

One of the traits I liked about Damon was his focus on meeting his responsibilities and protecting his own.
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USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award in 2012 and has made nu
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