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Beauty and the Greek

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  582 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
Though she's in love with Andreas, her gorgeous Greek boss, Beth Farley feels he views her as just another piece of office furniture. But Andreas's brother, the arrogant, wealthy Theo Kyriakis, has a plan. If Beth pretends to be "his" lover, Andreas will surely want what he can't have....One makeover later, Beth has gone from sensible secretary to sensational bombshell! No ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2984, 192 pages
Published April 2011 by Harlequin Books (first published August 2010)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Beauty and the Greek immediately went to the top of my HP to-read pile when I got it in the mail. I liked the idea of the admin assistant who is hopelessly in love with one brother, and who gets help from the other brother to snare her man, and falls in love with him in the process. I am not a big fan of the 'makeover/Pygmalion' theme, because I believe that people should be loved for who they are. However, I am not adverse to it being handled the way Ms. Lawrence did in this book. In the case o ...more
seton
Dec 31, 2010 seton rated it liked it
This is the American Harlequin edition of Unworldly Secretary, Untamed Greek. Same story, different titles.

Tropes: Makeover, Pretend dating

Content warning: none
Sensuality level: didnt get to that part so cant comment altho I read over 60% of it

This was my third KL and probably my last. Two were DNFs.

On one hand, her stories feel modern, not still set in the 1980s like some other Presents authors. Characters refer to "bunny-boilers" and I dont know of many Presents authors who would have her he
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Jenny
Jun 21, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heroine-i-hated
Leona's review is on spot. This was a good book and the hero super sweet and caring but the heroine was so rude and immature she ruined the book for me. The hero was treating her like a queen and she was just rude to him and hysterical! If the heroine was likable this would have been a 5 stars read. I give this 3 stars for the wonderful hero who deserved better!
Leona
Mar 12, 2012 Leona rated it liked it
Shelves: hqn-presents
I really debated between it's okay and I liked it. Probably a 2.5. The storyline was great. I really liked the plot and the events and the supporting characters. I liked the Hero as well. Macho, alpha..yet realistic and very caring. What really turned me off was the heroine. She had absolutely no common sense, was extremely rude and often very immature. This could have been a 5+ star if the heroine were more likable and the pace was a little better. Seemed like too much time was spent on the set ...more
Vintage
One problem with this story: the heroine. She was more than a little strident, touchy and at times down right bitchy. I think the author was trying to create tension between the H and the h, but the heroine ended up being more strident than sassy. The H was a little brooding at first, but comes through like Prince Charming pretty quickly.

Premise is that the h has been in love with Andreas, her boss and younger brother to the boss. He has just become engaged to the older brother's ex. The h is de
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Penny Watson
Feb 20, 2015 Penny Watson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love makeover books! This was great until the rushed ending. It had an awesome "reveal" moment when the dowdy secretary walks out all glammed up and her Greek boss almost falls over. Hee! Love that. But the rushed HEA and totally unnecessary baby-on-board brought the grade down to 4 stars.

Harlequin needs to work on these endings. After the author works so hard for the entire book to ramp up sexual tension and conflict, then the resolution is over in a sentence with proclamations of love and Gr
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Kate
Apr 20, 2011 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the plot and characters but slightly struggled with the pacing. The first 60% of the book takes place all in just one day and includes a lot of inner dialogue instead of interaction between the hero and heroine. The subsequent month and aftermath of their relationship are squished into the last 40%, causing the ending to feel a little rushed to me.

Characters and plot -- 4 stars
Pacing -- 3 stars
Overall -- 3.5 stars
Hanife
Oct 17, 2014 Hanife marked it as to-read-one-day
Translating the damn thing. Make me crazy, why my ordeal must so hard ? Just, WHY ?
Hollie
I loved this one. I am on a Greek spree and this was perfect.
seton
This is the M&B edition of Beauty and the Greek. Same story, different titles.


Tropes: Makeover, Pretend dating

Content warning: none
Sensuality level: didnt get to that part so cant comment altho I read over 60% of it

This was my third KL and probably my last. Two were DNFs.

On one hand, her stories feel modern, not still set in the 1980s like some other Presents authors. Characters refer to "bunny-boilers" and I dont know of many Presents authors who would have her hero say ‘You do realise th
...more
Maura
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Chantal Main
What a great book and it had all the elements of a Cinderella story plus a handsome prince and baby on the way! Story reminds me of Diana Palmers book Diamond girl with sex and the girl gets to keep her hair. For once!!! I loved loved loved it. I would recommend for all those loving the sweet hot romance stories.
Missy
Mar 30, 2014 Missy rated it really liked it
A sweet read....just love how the shy gal gets the sexy Greek! Both of them had misconceptions about each other but as they go along with their plan they come to realize how much they are attracted & like each other.....then comes love.
Souha
Apr 10, 2015 Souha rated it really liked it
if you love romantic novels you will love this story it's about a Greek millionaire who falls in love with the secretary of his younger brother who is already hopelessly in love with his brother . honestly , I enjoyed it a lot
Verodarling Melani
Jul 28, 2014 Verodarling Melani rated it really liked it
4.75 stars. A delightful story.
Booker Like a Hooker
Apr 01, 2013 Booker Like a Hooker rated it it was amazing
One word: Woww!!
Cherise
Aug 20, 2013 Cherise rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin
Re-read. I like the storyline but not the execution much. The h was pretty interesting in the beginning with her temper and such. I cannot imagine how she would not be able to notice she became a lot more attractive after a makeover, she seems overly naive and ignorant from that point onwards. It's not like she just came out to work or she was from cyberspace, so her blissful ignorance is a bit overkill for me.

She then went on to become a mopping airhead with not much of a personality afterward
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C.M.
Apr 06, 2015 C.M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
definitely as expected.

I would have like to get an epilogue with a wedding and the result of the pregnancy.
Did they have a boy or a girl? Or perhaps twins?
EgyptDiva
Nov 19, 2015 EgyptDiva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars!!
Ash
Dec 30, 2014 Ash rated it liked it
Light read
Michaela
Mar 05, 2014 Michaela rated it liked it
It was really cute
Ltlmer2
Apr 16, 2013 Ltlmer2 rated it liked it
Uneven pacing and a bit unbelievable that almost the entire story happens in 2 days, but I liked the characters and the chemistry. An enjoyable afternoon read if you're expectations are not too high. (As mentioned in other reviews, it is bothersome that the lengthy internal monologues are interspersed within thready dialogue. It creates an odd flow to the action.)
Jacqueline
A very sweet book. Not a lot of OTT angst just two people falling in love with each other sort of to their own surprise. There were a few misunderstandings to work out but nothing major. He fell for her pretty hard and quick. The dialog was fresh and believable. I'm really liking this author.
Aisley
May 24, 2011 Aisley added it
Did somebody said SABRINA? This storyline borrows so much from the movie Sabrina that I could not imagine the main male character as the writer describes it. It was Harrison Ford's face that kept popping in its place, instead... But it was fun to read!
Shen
A lovely Cinderella type story about a plain girl catching the billionaire boss's eye and heart.
I liked Beth. She was a bit of an innocent but held her own with Theo. It was a typical Harlequin Presents story but still a satisfying read.
A Tasty Read Book Reviews
Was looking for a quick, trashy, cry one minute, hot the next kind of book and unfortunately this was not it. The writing was a little confusing...it head hopped A LOT!!

The story dragged on and was kind of boring.
Nenna
Jul 18, 2013 Nenna rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Read way too many stories like this. Only this one was rushed. The chemistry was well established, but this could stand to be fleshed out.
Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
A small one but nonetheless magnificent.

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Tonya Warner
Aug 20, 2011 Tonya Warner rated it really liked it
Very nice. Great whenever someone gets What their heart wants over what they think they waNt.
Toni Davids
Mar 15, 2013 Toni Davids rated it really liked it
Loved the trope and storyline but I did find it heavy on internal introspection.
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Though lacking much authentic Welsh blood, Kim Lawrence comes from English-Irish stock. She was born and brought up in North Wales. She returned there when she married, and her sons were both born on Anglesey, an island off the coast. Though not isolated, Anglesey is a little off the beaten track, but lively Dublin, which Kim loves, is only a short ferry ride away. Today they live on the farm her ...more
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