The Greek Tycoons Miniseries
UK ISBN 0-263-833-21-6 ~ US ISBN 0-373-12353-1
My first sale to Harlequin Mills&Boon Modern Romance/Presents/Sexy
September 2003 - UK/ October 2003 - North America/November 2003 - Aus/NZ
Savannah has returned to Greece with the intention of making her
peace with the Kiriakis family. But Leiandros Kiriakis has other
ideas. He still believes the lies about Savannah, and is set on
making her pay for the past.
Savannah is reluctant when Leiandros demands that she share his
home. There's an unbearable sexual tension already
throbbing between them. As for Leiandros, now he has Savannah
right where he wants her - and in a short time he'll be giving
her an ultimatum: if she doesn't want to lose
everything she holds most dear, she'll agree to be his wife!
Dedication To my mother Shirley Ann... The beauty of your
character and strength of your spirit in the face of
adversity is a constant source of inspiration for me.
Thank you for believing in my dreams.
Savannah popped into my head, fully formed characters with histories that were
both intriguing and heart wrenching. I put off writing their story for
months. I finally had to listen to my heart and write the story burning to get out.
And I'm so glad I did.
SETTING: I'm fascinated with the country of Greece and
its swarthy alpha heroes and wanted to set the book someplace that would
be both beautiful and accessible to the mainland (specifically
Athens). Evia Island fit both requirements.
The Kiriakis home, VILLA
KALOSORISMA, is modeled after Evgenikon,
the former mansion style home of a Greek shipping magnate on Evia
THE STORY: The story was sometimes
difficult to write as it dealt with such deep emotions. I was terrified of
minimizing them in some way. The idea of love as a healing balm for
revenge and pain in the past is one I thoroughly enjoy exploring...but it
carries with it a lot of responsibility. Love may cover the price of
forgiveness, but that in no way makes that forgiveness cheap. It comes at
emotional cost and I hope you find the growing relationship between Leiandros
and Savannah a testament to love's power to restore.
& Reader Comments
REVIEWERS are saying...
enjoyed getting to know Savannah and Leiandros while they were
learning about each other. I loved everything about THE
GREEK TYCOON’S ULTIMATUM - the characters, the plot, and the
beautiful descriptions of Greece. I am looking forward to
more from Lucy Monroe!" ~ Alane Coppinger for Blue
excellent debut novel -- well paced, sparkling dialogue.
Lucy Monroe has captured all of the elements of a good romance
as well as a good novel. Her characters are well developed, the
plot is well paced, and the dialogue sparkles. Whoever reads
this novel will look forward to Ms. Monroe's future works."
~ Angela Black, Sensual Romance Reviews (To
read Angela's complete review, click here.)
Greek Tycoon's Ultimatum is a sensational debut by brand new
author Lucy Monroe. The sexual tension between Leiandros
and Savannah is scorching... I so loved this story, I think I'm
going to go and read it again right now." ~ Dawn Brookes
debut book really rocks! I
was simply fascinated with this story and couldn't wait to see
if and when Leiandros would finally redeem himself. Lucy
Monroe's debut book couldn't have been any better!" ~
Kathy Boswell, The Best Reviews (To
read Kathy's complete review, click here.)
you believe in destiny, second chances and happy endings, you
won't want to miss Lucy Monroe's THE GREEK TYCOON'S ULTIMATUM."
~ Sondrea Cash, Romance Reviews Today
marks the promising debut of new author, Lucy Monroe. The Greek
Tycoon's Ultimatum has a lot of passion, conflict, drama and
emotion." ~ Shannon Short, The Romantic Times BOOKClub
rejoice, and take note: Lucy Monroe will soon be a shining
star within the Presents line. THE GREEK TYCOON'S ULTIMATUM is
a fabulous read with all
the elements beloved by Presents fans: alpha hero, strong
heroine, scorching sensuality, and exotic setting. Ms. Monroe understands
alpha heroes and what readers want because though Leiandros is
definitely alpha, he isn't cruel or abusive, and he does indeed crawl
when he discovers the truth about his misconceptions and absolutely
melts your heart. If you haven't read a Presents lately, or are new to
the line, THE GREEK TYCOON'S ULTIMATUM
is the perfect introduction. Highly recommended.” ~
4 1/2 Hearts ~ Debora
Hosey, The Romance Reader’s Connection (To
read Debora's complete review, click here.)
"Lucy Monroe captivates readers with her first
book, a tale about family loyalties, desire, compassion and romance as if she
has been doing it for years. Ms.
Monroe brings together a strong alpha male with an intelligent, fiery female who
need each other and captured my heart. This book is a MUST read, one I believe readers will enjoy immensely."
~ Tracey West, The Road to Romance
throughout, THE GREEK TYCOON'S ULTIMATUM is a charming yet realistic
portrayal of a man and woman struggling with the past in order to
secure a future for themselves. A highly recommended and enjoyable
debut!” ~ Anne Hayes Cleary, Reader to Reader (To
read Anne's complete review, click here.)
other AUTHORS and BOOKSELLERS are saying...
FABULOUS!!! If you enjoy stories by Linda Howard, Diana
Palmer, Elizabeth Lowell, then I think you'd really love
Lucy's work. Bigger than life alpha hero who takes charge,
but is loving and protective. Heroine with few choices
left to her. A GREAT resolution and lot of sexual tension.
I'm loving it, folks! I can't wait for the next one."
~ New York Times Bestselling Author, Lori Foster, posted to her
Greek Tycoon's Ultimatum by new author, Lucy Monroe, is an
intense, compelling read from page one to the very end. With her
powerful voice and vision, Lucy packs emotion into every scene.
If you like sizzling stories with tangible sexual tension, The
Greek Tycoon's Ultimatum is not to be missed!" ~ Bestselling
Author, Jane Porter
Greek Tycoon's Ultimatum transported me back to the Greek Islands
where I have holidayed many times over the years. So much so, I
could almost smell the scent of honeysuckle in the air!
Lucy has written a wonderful full-blooded hero and a beautiful warm
heroine with two of the most adorable little girls in the world!
If you're in need of a little Mediterranean sun and a romance to
remember long after the sun goes down, then look no further!" ~ Harlequin
Presents Author, Maggie Cox
"The Greek Tycoon's
Ultimatum is a charming tale of culture clash and love. The
delightful characters jump off the page!" ~ Theresa Scott,
"Debut romance novelist,
Lucy Monroe will be a definite hit with fans of alpha male vs strong willed
female. In the style of Lynne Graham, The Greek Tycoon's
Ultimatum meets all the requirements of an unforgettable story."
Bookseller Vickie Denney, NPOB
stayed up until
reading The Greek
Tycoon’s Ultimatum and I very much enjoyed it.
I thought the author did a great job, particularly with
the characters . They
were well-rounded and believable.
As was the plot. I
liked the conflict and felt if I’d been put in the same
situation, would have reacted the same way.
I really liked Leiandros – even though he was the alpha
male, when it came right down to it, he had a heart.”
Marcy Dodge, Borders Books, Music & Cafe
READERS are saying...
“Hi Lucy - Wanted to send a quick email and let you know that
I just completed The Greek Tycoon's Ultimatum.
Great Job!!! I was
captured by your story immediately. The storyline is a
very compelling and emotionally gripping. The sensitive
's marriage and the attraction to another man was written
tastefully, yet sensually. You have won my readership.
You are a star among stars. Three cheers and hoorah for
all your future successes!!!” ~ Patricia R in the USA
"I live in the U.K and
wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your book. In fact I am now
re-reading it and I only bought it yesterday!!!! Please tell
me you have got more stories lined up? Thank you for such a
great read." ~ Dee in the UK
a word, EXCELLENT! TGTU took me on a roller coaster of emotions,
even in scenes where I didn't expect almost unbearable emotional
intensity, you whammied me. Savannah was great: gentle and
feminine but strong and courageous, not always an easy mix to get
right, but you did it! And Leiandros was a perfect alpha male.
An area you handled like a pro who's been doing it for years was the
controversial topic of domestic violence - very sensitively
portrayed. Truly well
done Lucy! No wonder it's debuted in the UK Top 100!! Thank you for
a delightful read, and looking forward to many more in the
future." ~ Judy in
“I hope you'll take this
as the highest compliment--your book is exactly like the kinds of
Presents I LOVE to read and don't find enough of. I can't wait
for the next one. So much emotion, such sensuality and that
wonderful, WONDERFUL way of presenting a kind of otherworldly
connection between the hero and heroine. It was awesome.
Great book. Great job.
You should be very proud.” ~ Dani in Canada