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The Greek Tycoon's Disobedient Bride (Virgin Brides, Arrogant Husbands #1)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  748 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Bought: one house, one wife!

It amazed Ophelia that Lysander Metaxis -- a Greek billionaire notorious for his harem of adoring women -- wanted to marry her, a humble gardener with a grumbling old manor house and debts up to her ears.

But soon she realized Lysander didn't want her- he wanted her property and her body. But marry him she would, because she had no choice if sh
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Harlequin (first published July 1st 2008)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
It's amazing how the arrogant hero becomes the besotted husband in Lynne Graham's books. After seeing Lysander's selfish playboy ways in the other books in this series, I was prepared to dislike Lysander. I actually ended up liking him more than his two friends. At the beginning of this book, he's definitely a womanizing type, bringing his current bed-warmer, a snooty Russian model, to the hearing of Ophelia's grandmother's will. However, one look at natural, down-to-earth Ophelia's beauty, and ...more
Jenny
The heroine Ophelia has been left a crumbling house by her grandmother but there is a condition in the will. She must marry Lysander Metaxis who has his own personal reasons for wanting this house. Ophelia eventually gives in, they get married, move in together and fall hard and fast for each other.

I adored Ophelia because she is vulnerable and wears her heart on her sleeve. Lysander's character is to die for. He is complex, sexy and interesting. As a child he was brutally abused by his father
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Leona
I have had this book in my e-reader for quite sometime. I hesitated reading it because I was worried that this was going to fall into the typical trap of ruthless hero that only finds his way to love on the last page. To my surprise it was not! This was a well written, fun, entertaining read.

I really liked how the Hero, Lysander, falls hard and quickly for our heroine. I especially liked that there weren't agonizing pages of big misunderstandings because neither one could communicate. It felt l
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Lynne Graham is one of my all time favorite Mills & Boon authors and I loved reading her Virgin Brides, Arrogant Husbands Trilogy, of which The Greek Tycoon’s Disobedient Bride is the first.

The story begins with Ophelia, who has been left a crumbling house by her bitter and twisted grandmother, with certain provisos that are not carried out will mean losing the home she loves. Lysander Metaxis life is linked to her family for something that happened years before and he is determined to obta
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Jacqueline
The thing I liked most about this book is that it all made sense. There was an actual plot and the story developed along logical lines. It took place over 6 weeks which is a reasonable period of time for a romance to develop in romance land. The protagonists had logical reactions to events and didn't do a great deal of leaping to absurd conclusions. (There was some of course. This is an HP after all.)

The hero had some moments that made me want to hit him over the head because he was so arrogant
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Chrisolu
My take:
The heroine Ophelia inherits a rundown manor upon her grandmother's death. The house is in dire need of repairs and poor Ophelia has no money. The hero, Lysander wants to buy the manor because the house belonged to his "mother's" family. Ophelia's grandmother Gladys, hated the Metaxis family with a passion. Lysander's father broke up with Ophelia's mother and married the Lysander's mother instead. This fueled Gladys's bitter hatred of the Metaxis family. In order to hit the Metaxis clan
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Rosie
Why have I got so addicted to these books!? GAH!! :) SO addicting, in a good way!!
Lynne Graham is an amazing author! I love her stories!
Ana
Lysander Metaxis is everything i hate in men.
MelissaB
Pretty good HP :)
Kaycee Sapinoso
This book was exactly what you would expect from the title, where it features a Disobedient Bride of a Greek Tycoon. A bit too predictable but interesting enough for me to finish the book.

Ophelia took care of her grandmother until her death. Then she inherited the rundown manor and a letter; but the catch is, she have to marry Lysander Metaxis and live with him for a year if not the manor will go to her greedy cousin and can sell after five years. (Wow. She must really hate the Metaxis family) B
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Erin (*is in a reviewing slump*)
An interesting story for this kind. Determined to get his hands on Ophelia's house due to a long-lasting family rivalry, Lysander has to do it quickly for his real reason (won't spoil that). Ophelia agrees to the arranged marriage of convenience but from there it's topsy turvy.

Lysander was hard to take a lot of the time. It's arrogance and unwillingness to bend grew old, but he redeems himself as time goes on and he becomes a better protagonist for it. Not my favorite type she's written but not
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Giovanni
Lynne Graham always makes me greedy about her books.

Surprisingly, so far this is her only book which has a strong and clever heroine. I was getting tired for a spineless, no backbone heroine this author seems to like. So this book came as a surprise for me.

Unfortunately, when the spineless heroine appears, the story was pretty good. And this, when we have a strong heroine, the story is rather flat on the plot. I don't know if it's just my feeling or something but it seems i have a better expecta
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Ipshita
I do like fast-paced romances, but this one felt as if it kept jumping from one scene to another. Graham does a nice job with the characters. The turnover of Lysander from being arrogant and selfish to a besotted hero felt a bit abrupt to me though. What I do like about Lysander is that even though at times his behaviour towards Ophelia made me want to smack him on his head, he is a good guy overall. His issues with commitment is also understandable.

About Ophelia, She comes out as a very confuse
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Young Empress
This so very happy/funny book, because of the garden? Really?! HAhaha
Soumiya Srinivasan
One of my most favorite HP ever.

Totally loved H & h.

oh & ophelia was one of my most favourite heroines.

especially when she sets out to annoy lysander and nearly abandons him when she suspected him to be unfaithful.
her anger was reasonable & totally fantastic.
sbf20112011
Pretty boring Lynne Graham. I just didn't think it had enough dramatic tension -- the only real obstacle they seemed to face was the fact that they weren't sure the other one had feelings for them. Just didn't draw me in for some reason.
Booker Like a Hooker
Lysander mou... beni yunanca öğrenmeye itiyor tüm bu Greek Tycoon's serileri!

Greek Tycoon's The Best mans alive!
Kit
this was a fun book and an easy and quick read. my only complaint is all the unanswered questions.
Ladyacct
Really enjoy a spunky heroine.
Emily Stone
Another good read by Lynne graham!
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My Rating: 3.5 STARS!! :)

This was a very cute story! I really enjoyed it. There was just the right amount of drama and romance and the story moved at a good-pace. It didn't feel rushed but it wasn't slow either. A good start to the series! I look forward to reading the next! :D

The characters in this book were okay. Ophelia, I really liked her. She was cute, brave and stood up for what she wanted. And hands down she stood up to Lysander. I loved her personality! I was s
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Bekah
pretty good
Brie
Started this book forever ago, then got sidetracked and totally forgot about it, but I'm very happy I picked it up again the other day and finished it. Love love love Lynne Graham as a writer, all her books deliver for me. I've already read the third book in this series without even knowing it was a series, but I'm happy I'm reading the whole series in order this time around. Great characters, great drama, great romance, and of course, great steamy scenes! Love these kinds of books! ;)
Katie Q
Not a bad book. Very readable and a lovely escapism fantasy. Not so sure about the abrupt ending though it seemed to end very rushed like the author needed to get on with something else.
Amanda Sheila
Not exactly my favorite. I don't really feel it mostly because I was expecting something boom boom pow but then again, it's Lynne Graham. Need more angsty stuff. But overall, good one. ;)
Christina Montminy
Was a good story but Lysander was an ass most of the way thru & Ophelia was stubborn. It sure took them a long time to get their act together.
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Lynne Graham was born on July 30, 1956 of Irish-Scottish parentage. She has livedin Northern Ireland all her life. She grew up in a seaside village with herbrother. She learnt to read at the age of 3, and haven't stopped since then.

Lynne first met her husband when she was 1
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