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The Greek's Innocent Virgin

(Kouros Brothers Duo #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,220 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Greek tycoon Sebastian Kouros thinks he knows all about Rachel Long: she's a scheming money-grabber who deserves nothing from him or his family. Rachel has come to Sebastian's island to claim her inheritance -- but although the bitterness between them is ripe, neither is expecting their searing sexual chemistry. Sebastian takes Rachel to his bed, but it appears she's not t ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2464, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Harlequin Books (first published March 2005)
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You say tom-ay-to, I say to-mah-to… In this case, the author was saying “sexy and romantic times” and I was saying “yyyyiiiikkkeeesss” and in the alternative “Uh. Awkward.”

What she wrote:

Without any warning, Rachel found herself on her back, a sexually voracious male vibrating with his need to possess above her… He made guttural sounds deep in his throat and then reared up to tear his shirt all the way off, exposing gleaming, hard masculine planes to her eyes.

What I pictured:

What she wrote:

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
It turns out this was an accidental reread for me. But I was drawn into the story enough to keep reading, despite the familiarity of the events.

Lucy Monroe is one of those authors that draws you into her stories. She doesn't go for some fantastic, world-changing writing style. She just tells a story about two people in love. I like that she has a down-to-earth approach as an author. There is something wholesome about her stories, that also appeals to me. I like that the love relationship is the
Look, I shouldn't be liking this book, but it was hilarious! And I LOVED it! Don't pay attention to the blurb. Because it makes the hero sound like an Ancient Greek playboy dinosaur who's looking for a virgin bride. He wasn't! And the whole thing was even funnier and the virginity wasn't the issue here!
He was still slapworthy and deserved couple of kicks to his balls but sweet baby Jesus I was laughing too much to get angry! The whole situation was a ridiculous mess and it was a pleasant read at
Aug 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommended to Dina by: Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" Hill
We all know the drill: 30-year-old Greek tycoon Sebastian Kouros has the hots for 23-year-old innocent Rachel Long, but he thinks she's like her spoiled, scheming and unfaithful mother (who married and eventually caused his beloved great-uncle's death, no less). So Sebastian treats Rachel with contempt and disrespect, because everyone knows that character flaws are genetic traits and passes from mother to daughter. *rolls eyeballs* Moving on...

At first, Rachel takes the usual crap from Sebastian
Lu Bielefeld **
UPDATE: reread july 2018
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Heroine actually has a spine and makes Greek alpa her work for it.

No plot discussion here as it's been done and done well.
I do want to contribute something as this is such a deliciously tropey Harlequin:

Virgins (just one)
Unrequited love
A magic P
Rotten parent(s)
Running from the hero
Spines of steel (heroines only apply within)
Sudden illness
Hidden/secret baby (kind of, see sudden illness)
Failure to communicate and leaping to conclusions (heroes don't just jump, they leap in Harley-land, a
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another instant favorite! Sebastian is in lust with Rachel. Rachel is in love with Sebastian. After their night together he misjudges her and treats her badly. Very soon he realizes how badly he has maligned sweet innocent Rachel and he will do anything to rectify his mistake. After his mistreatment the heroine really hardens her heart and was determined to not let him in again.

She contacts him again not for her sake but for the sake of her unborn child. She is advised to have an abortion becau
Re-read. Nice angst in this one as the heroine is judged by her evil mother's actions. The hero ran away from his feelings the morning after their ONS and created a narrative in his own mind. The heroine had enough spine to leave him and go back to her life. The rest of the story is the hero trying to make amends after the heroine's health scare.

I liked that the heroine got a lovely mother-in-law and that she was reunited with her father. That was a nice bonus to the romance.
Aug 05, 2011 rated it did not like it
I admit it gives me a heart-twinge when a guy tears up as he realizes how badly he has maligned the heroine. As a mom, I just want to comfort him [instead of the ill-used girl] and say “it’s okay, dearie, she’ll forgive you” [thus preempting the girl’s prerogative to say no].


be still, my beating heart! I’ve got a bone (make it a vertebrae) to pick with this dubious fellow.

First: face saving. I didn’t at all like the way the hero Sebastan used the non compos mentis defense to excuse his beh
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this to the core!
Wow I loved this. It was very fast paced and filled with angst,drama, passion, pain of unrequited love. The main characters were made for each other. I loved how the heroine made hero work for her forgiveness. Hero was so ashamed of his behavior. His mother also won my heart. I kept procrastinating reading this book because I loved, loved the second one in the series and didn’t want anything to spoil that. But now I’m glad and sure I’ll be re-reading this soon.
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hqn-presents
This is one of my all time favorite Lucy Monroe books that I often go back to read on those rainy days. Sebastian makes an absolutely horrible mistake and loses the love of his life, Rachel. Rachel, on the other hand, is a very strong heroine...Recognizing that she has been tramped on by Sebastian, she leaves without a backwards glance. Unfortunately health reasons cause her months later to contact Sebastian and from there, the rest of the book is focused on how Sebastian (recognizing his mistak ...more
3.5 stars. Yet another 'you're a scheming slut' plot.

The h's mother was a real piece of work. A narcissistic type who wasn't even capable of loving or protecting her own daughter.

The mother, Andrea, marries the hero's much older great-uncle, a man who has been like a father to the hero. She basically uses him for his money and sleeps with other men. As the book opens both have died in a car wreck leaving a party where the uncle caught his wife cheating (again). With all the anger and the alcohol
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked Rachel. She had an inner strength and her expectations of herself was commendable. Sebastian is an ass in the first part of the story but even then the reader can clearly see his struggles with his own feelings when it involved Rachel. He does a 350 turn around in the second half but Rachael made him earn her love.
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: print
4 Stars! ~ Rachel returns to Greece to attend her mother's and step-father's funeral. She's had a crush on her step-father's nephew since she met him when she was 17, and seeing his bitterness now, Rachel knows that he will be very glad to see the last of her. Sebastien resents the attraction he feels for Rachel, especially as he feels that Rachel could have stopped her mother's reckless behaviour that led to the accident that took his uncle's life. In the days following the funerals, Sebastien ...more
Riverina Romantics
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, on-blog
3.75 Stars

Sometimes I have a real hankering for a sweet and easy Mills & Boon novel and this story filled the spot nicely.

Rachel had been crushing on her sort-of brother-in-law since she was sixteen, but had moved away from their home in Greece many years ago so that she could get away from her manipulating mother and attend university in America.

When her mother dies in a car accident killing Sebastian's Uncle (that he treated like a father) they are reunited. But Sebastian holds a grudge t
This was so cute, and I read it faster than any book I've read in a while. I loved how strong the h was, even though she knew she loved him and he was the only guy for her, she didn't allow him to walk over her.

Our H was an autocratic Greek male who jumped to the entirely wrong conclusion mostly because of his pride, but, when the smoke cleared he was sooooooo remorseful it was melancholy. You could see he started to value her for her actual attributes and had stopped judging her by her mother's
Sneha Jaiswal
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love Lucy monroe!she writes the most amazing heros!!yes the hero was horrible in the beginning,but he redeemed himself throughout the book.I mean the chap was practically begging the heroine! i loved the portrayal of the heroine as well.After all she went through she didn't turn out to be a wallflower and was strong.i loved how she stood up to the hero.I really liked the scene where the hero drunk dials the heroine,it showed how much he loved her and was hurt when she started to ignore hi ...more
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-read
This is book one of a 2 book series about bothers. I loved the second book, but this one is just not as good. It is a good story, and while it has the typical hero thinks heroine is greedy ho thing he quickly realizes he is wrong (with a timely verbal slap from his momma!) and he does a nice job fixing everything. It is just hard to rate this book better when it is compared to book 2.
Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
Thanks Mrs. Lucy Monroe for this jewel!

Oh, for further references read Vintage and Jenny reviews. Nuff said.
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
A feel good book . Though Sebastian had been nasty at a point , He made up for it . I loved reading it . Rn reading #KourosBrothersDuo 2 .
Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: keepers
Rachel Long aka Rachel Newman has returned to Greece for the funeral of her nasty, overreaching, gold digging ho bag mother and sweeter-than-can-be-believed-finally-sprouted-a-brain stepfather. She wasn’t planning on staying, but she was talked into it by the hot Greek who was always nice to her, Sebastian Kouros. (or at least he didn’t treat her poorly because of her mother) Well that was then, and this is now because he isn’t as nice now. He actually had the gall to tell her she should have re ...more
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars :)
Jacqueline J
Reread in Feb. 2016 Enjoyed it the second time also.

I enjoyed this one. Loved the hero's mother. The heroine was not a spineless ninny.
Melody Cox
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread
Very good book and I will review further after my reread.
Kaycee ❤️
What a great book! The Greek Innocent Virgin had the common elements the readers usually see in a Harlequin Presents novel - A handsome-alpha billionaire hero who doesn't trust and thinks all women as a cold-blooded gold digger, a naivé, sweet and virginal heroine, heroine got pregnant on their first time, major misunderstanding, hero's to-watch-for grovelling moments followed by a grand gesture and happy ever after in the end. Yes, the story line was a bit too predictable but Ms. Monroe still m ...more
Paula Legate
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-suspence
This was a sweet story, that I enjoyed reading. Rachel has liked Sebastian since she was 16. She has saved some items from their time that they spent together, and has kept them in a keepsakes box. Sebastian never liked Rachel’s mother that was a money grabbing greedy person. He has often thought of Rachel the same way. They do have chemistry, and they share one night together. Sebastian says some hurtful things to Rachel the next day. She packs, and leaves. A short time later Rachel finds out s ...more
This is my second Lucy Monroes book and, just like the first (For Duty's Sake), I don't know how I should rate this book.

The writing itself is good by harlequin standard (at least by MY harlequin standard). The main characters have some depth - both good and bad aspect. But somehow, I couldn't get past the logic of the hero's initial stance on the heroine. I could take it if they barely know each other, thus giving a solid foundation to hero's hatred towards the heroine. But it's nothing like t
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
i absolutely loved this one! sebastian was a real ass to rachel in the 1st half. i was so glad dat she made him grovel and cud look at him quite objectively. he got what he deserved as he had misjudged her on the assumption she had her mother's genes, so she had to be a manipulative and lying slut! she made him work big time to get back in her good graces! my fav moment in the book was when rachel threw her box of mementos in the dust bin and sebastian retrieved it. the box was proof of the pure ...more
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like it much. I just didn't have faith in it. Like once you know Santa Claus doesn't exist, there is no going back. The character of Rachel is stronger than Sebastian's but it wasn't enough to make me appreciate the story.

I don't know what is it about these characters, the millionaires types: sometimes I'm over the moon about them and sometimes, eurh! I couldn't stand Sebastian. He makes it possible to be mean and sweet in the same sentence. His idea of courtship is flowers and jewelry.
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 70 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or ...more

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