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It's All Greek to Me

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  1,349 ratings  ·  163 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

ebook, 240 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Not Avail (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...more
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
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...more
Dark Faerie Tales
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...more

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
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...more
Jenny Schwartzberg
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
Lynda Tatad
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...more
Sharon Redfern
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
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
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...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
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...more
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...more
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...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
Jenni Ebba
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
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

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, 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
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...more
Autumn 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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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
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.
Nancy H
This book was okay, but I have read other books by Katie MacAlister that were much better. This one is set in Greece when the main character is sent there to oversee a rock band who is playing at birthday party for a Greek billionaire's sister. I think the thing that I wasn't so thrilled with was that things just seemed to happen too billionaire businessmen just being able to take time off whenever they wanted it from their normal schedules (yes, rich people can do that but...more
This story was pure fantasy and had me wishing I could experience something like this. The book started as a 5 star story and slowly decreased to 4 stars. The main characters were great, the location exotic, and although the plot was simple MacAlister incorporated some minor twists and turns. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the story I have some complaints. Warning! Story spoilers are following. I don't know where Harry's nickname came's really random considering her name is Eglantine...more
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
So far only 1/2 through...but this is the first book of hers that I am not jumping to finish. I started it about 2 weeks ago, put it down and have not picked it up again. I am sure I will get around to it, but it just isn't screaming to me to finish it. I have actually read probably 4-5 other books in between.

Huh, Katie has usually done such an awesome job of writing books that demand I finish them right away even if I have to stay up all night. Still one of my favorite authors, but this book is...more
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...more
Iakovos Panagiotis Okeanos Papaioannou...aka Jake...aka Yacky.
Eglantine Knight...aka Harry.
Two people from opposite sides of the earth...Seattle and 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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