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Olympia's mother needs expensive medical treatment now. What can she do? Olympia has no choice. Approach Nik Cozakis and ask him to reconsider the marriage they abandoned ten years ago, in return for financial help? Nik agrees, but on his terms: he wants a son. Yes, Nik has seized his chance for vengeance!...

Title : the cozakis bride
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ISBN : 11710738
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2018-11-28 17:14

    I found another book from my favorite Mills & Boon author, Lynne Graham that I had not read. I was like, so…….By chapter 2, I was like……………Give it up, continue, give it up…..persevere or not..……!!!!! But this is a LG story…..I should not even question myself about not “dnf” one of her books!!! Yes, I continued with the most “boring and annoying characters and a plot that had so many things happening that had me trying to keep up with who was who and what was what!!!!!A rich playboy of 19 is engaged to a plain and overweight heiress of 17. Not such good things happen and the hero drops the heroine, accuses her of opening her legs for any man…..and that is just so not on for a man like him…remember he’s alpha Greek…..he flies away into the horizon after calling her really nasty names…….10 years later, heroine is in desperate mode and drops her pride and asks the hero for help…..and yes…she still loves him. He’s been having a good time without her and but…not so good…in fact pretty awful………but swallow the pride, go on her knees and let him help you, even though he thinks who trash and a lady of the night!!!!!!!! This Nik guy…is still “fuming” all those years later after the heroine dishonored him when they were engaged…..and he’s not prepared to listen to her side of the story…….But the heroine knows differently………..she has a secret…she might be 27, but she’s still a So, I like alpha heroes, but geez….Nik Cozakis, gorgeous, sexy, Greek billionaire, takes it to the max….no…beyond the max……Okay, I get that he’s Greek and all that “male” pride thing…...I was “gnashing” my teeth and telling him to wear his machocism like….. …..just to remind us, in case we forgot, that he’s….Lots of things happening…….she marries the hero, her grandfather who in the beginning despised her and her mother….now loves them and brings them into his arms and millions. A few wicked bitches (we need those in these stories…), who get their comeuppance in the end. Fabulous locations….greek villas, greek islands……what could be more exciting…right???? The settings and Nik’s younger brother were the only things I liked in this story!! Oh yes, I also loved the heroine’s name, OLYMPIA!!! I was totally frustrated with this book…really!!! But if you are a LG fan like me, you just have to read this one. Who knows, you might like it!!I’m on the lookout for LG’s next book!!!!!!!!!!!

  • StMargarets
    2018-11-12 22:57

    A second chance story with a vengeful hero, an OW cousin who is still around to cause mischief and desperate heroine who isn't afraid to dare the hero into listening to her (are you a man or a mouse?) so she can get medical treatment for her mother. (view spoiler)[The H/h were engaged as teenagers. Because of the hero's cousin (the wanna be OW) the heroine thought it was an arranged marriage and that the H wasn't that into her because she was overweight and unattractive and the only thing keeping him sweet was her huge dowry. The H was trying to keep his hands off of her because she was so young. The cousin used these insecurities to set them up. The H's friend pretended to make out with the heroine in the parking lot of a club, while the roofied H was kissing a random girl. This caused a big scandal. They both thought the other was cheating. The engagement was off, causing the h's grandfather to disown her and her mother again.Fast forward ten years. The h's mother is ill. They have been living in poverty. In desperation the h goes to her grandfather who will only help if she marries the H so he will have someone to pass his company on to. The heroine goes the H's office only to have to wait in the lobby for three days until she barges into his office. The hero is still angry about the events of the past and sees his means of revenge: marriage and an heir and then the heroine can live some where away from him. They have a wedding where his parents treat her with disdain and the cousin pretends that the h is being rude to her. They go to a yacht for their honeymoon where the heroine is confronted with a message on the mirror and pictures of the H's mistress. Once they go to bed the H realizes she's a virgin, but he's still mad about the past. He takes off for a week, leaving the h on her own on the yacht. They reunite in Spain after the hero has been thinking. He realizes they were young and made mistakes and is willing to let the past go. All is well. The heroine is pregnant. Then the heroine sees the tabloids - he was with his mistress during the week away. Another fight. Heroine kicks him out after telling him she's pregnant. (He's very happy and then worried because the heroine could have injured herself when she hit him). Hero finds out who sold this story to the papers. He has a big confrontation with the cousin in front of his parents, the grandfather and the heroine. Cousin confesses to meddling in the past and present. HEA. (hide spoiler)]I liked this because the H/h were obviously smitten with each other from the beginning and the hero's OTT behavior at 19 sounds about right. They were both passionate people and the crockery will probably fly every now and then - but I think they have a future together. I also liked how LG kept up the intensity for the entire story and the cousin had to confess all. The only discordant note was the grandfather. He disowned the heroine and her mother for years and let them live in poverty and now he's all nice and playing happy families? That didn't ring true.

  • Jenny
    2018-11-11 17:03

    Without a doubt one of the best marriage of convenience stories!! It was so good,I couldn't put it down! The characters are easy to relate with and to fall in love with them. These two were made for each other and their chemistry was hot! Very emotional read!

  • Jacqueline
    2018-12-03 15:52

    Okay I generally like LG. This one was a bit odd. How to explain? There were some situations which happened and people reacted to them as if they had been much worse. I guess the whole book was full of over reactions. For example the OW. Sure she did a bad thing and she spoke nastily to the heroine but I guess she wasn't written bad enough for me to believe the reaction she got. Also a big deal was made out of how poorly the hero's parents treated the heroine but there was no actual scene of them treating her badly. The hero was a bit of a goober too. I forgive him for believing the OW when he was 19 but to try to figure out a way that she could still have been cheating on him 10 years ago after he sleeps with her and finds out she's a virgin. Just stupid. Surely instead of saying 'she must just not have gone all the way' he might have thought 'hmmm, she says that she was set up back then and golly turns out she's a virgin. Maybe I'll ask her to explain what happened and try to listen with an open mind this time.'Still it's LG and she can nearly always suck me in.

  • KC 2.0
    2018-12-10 17:56

    3.5 stars Talk about drama! On the one hand, there are the deep emotions: love, passion, bitterness, angst and betrayal. And on the other, there are the tropes: a reunion, misunderstandings, a marriage of convenience, the other woman, revenge and unrequited love. Wowzers. Sounds like a stellar read, right? Yes, and no.While I liked this, the bitterness between Nik and Olympia drained some of the romance. Nik's behavior, too, frustrated me a little. After receiving evidence that Olympia probably hadn't betrayed him ten years ago, Nik still clung to his mistaken belief about her, nor did he ask Olympia to clarify this anomaly. Are you kidding me? (view spoiler)[While making love to Olympia for the first time, he discovered she had been a virgin after all. But to Nik that still did not absolve her of cheating. Stubborn much? (hide spoiler)] Oh well, no one is perfect. A good read nonetheless!

  • Vintage
    2018-11-22 21:52

    The fact that I squeaked out a second star for this horror fest is a bloody miracle. I hated the heroine. I hated the hero. I hated the heroine. I hated the grandfather. I hated the hero. I hated the in-laws. I hated the heroine. I hated the evil manipulative witch. I hated the hero…You get the drift.The H doesn’t miss a move on humiliating, shaming, or blaming the spineless, hormonal virginal heroine for something she didn't do, SHOCK, and doesn’t care who else does either. Even after having sex with her and finding out she’s a virgin, he humiliates her. And the heroine, ugh, vacillates between I hate you and my womanly parts LOVE you. Barf.Lynne Graham, you are better than this.

  • Leona
    2018-11-19 18:00

    I was actually thinking about a 1/4 of the way through this book, that it would end up a wall banger. I hated the animosity between the heroine and the Hero. I also did not like the way her grandfather was so hard and punishing. .....but somewhere at the half way point, I fell in love with all the characters (except the evil cousin) and couldn't put the book down. This is a passionate story about revenge and the ability to forgive. I'm not a big LG fan, but this book won me over.

  • Nikki ღ Navareus
    2018-11-17 15:50

    ***FOUR STARS***Classic HP story. Someone tells a nasty lie about the Heroine to our Hero. Hero believes lies, dumps and devastates Heroine. Then he makes her life hell in the future, making her pay for the sins he believes true of her. I loved this story. Loved the Vindication and Grovel (view spoiler)[(and the evil cousin getting what she deserved too!) (hide spoiler)] towards the ending. Everything tied up nicely in this one as well. Perfect way to spend my evening.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Brenda
    2018-12-03 18:50

    This is one of my favorites HP mainly because even though Nik and Olympia were hot-tempered, stubborn and harshly blunt, and despite all the heartache and pain between them, amazingly their love and passion for one another kept sizzling right throughout the book. I loved them both despite their flaws. Pride and hurt made them lash out at each other.The first time when he wanted her to speak the truth -- he and her grandfather were waiting for her when she returned home after spending the whole night out-- her insecurities and anger led her to be defiantly silent, letting them believe in Nik's cousin's lies (view spoiler)[Katherine tells them that she saw Olympia making out with Lucas, Nik's best friend, in Nik's car (hide spoiler)] Ten years later when she wanted to tell the truth, he'd didn't want to listen having allowed hurt to his Greek male pride and anger sink so deep that he remained stubbornly unforgiving even when he had proof that she hadn't been with anyone ever, preferring to isolate himself from her than to lower his pride and admit he may have been wrong about her. Also, considering Olympia had been a victim of viciousness herself, I'd like to think it was pregnancy hormones that prevented her from accepting Nik's clarification about his pictures with Gisele in the newspaper. Even then, I liked that Olympia gave tit for tat and did not let Nik walk all over her. At the start of the book when she was dealing with him, I kept chuckling at these various thoughts she had of what she'd like to do to him, my favourite one being that if she'd had the money she would have hired hitmen to snatch him out of his stretch limo and personally starve and torture him in some dark, dank cellar. I also liked how she planned kicking him out of his own house, although, he left mainly because he was more stunned by her words. Loved how that entire confrontation scene played out and when she stuns him with the news of her pregnancy, his first concern was she could have hurt herself when she'd lashed out and hit him.Then their conversation when he calls her a week or so later --both of them so miserable-- made me go all mush especially when he says, "You got what you wanted. You got my favourite house. You got my baby. You haven't got me." I also loved their tender moments before the big confrontation Nik had arranged with the family and Nik's panic when Olympia's grandfather whisks her away.I liked how Nik's brother Peri tried to help patch the two up. He was very sweet. The epilogue in the end was very sweet too.Overall, it was a very intense and passionate read and will always be my favorite.

  • Jasbell76
    2018-11-21 22:56

    My second novel by Lynne Graham and one of her best. I loved it! 5 stars for sure :)

  • Sruthi
    2018-12-06 22:56

    Wooh . Okay . Let me breathe . So much of greek feelings .Finished reading this late in the night and I realised I really really liked the aftermath effects it had on me . LOL . Both the characters were pretty strong and flawed . Thats what makes them real , their flaws make them real not their perfection . So Yeah I appreciate the fact that they they both are flawed and they knew it .A handsome , Rich , Ruthless H who just grabs the chance for vengeance , well but the thing is he is he has a soft heart which melts for her , Do I need to put in words that he is madly in love with her even after 10 years of their broken engagement . And so was she , 10 years and yet they were still the same , craving for each other . The moment I read * Man or Mouse * I was sure this is gonna be a fun read . I really liked how Olympia gave it back to him every time but of course he is more intelligent . Tit for tat . Saving their faces . False pride . And what not ? But Did I not mention I loved it , coz it felt real . The best part of the book is , You will fall in love with a not-so-beautiful heroine unlike other HP . You will not hate a Ruthless-Arrogant-Rude hero . The back story and their inner turmoils were beautifully penned . Nikos-Olympia ... I love them . Well also , I learnt so much about Greek culture . lol . Thanks to Nik for his pride in Greek culture and his always ready to lecture attitude . Haha , just curious , would love to read more about greek culture .

  • Roub
    2018-12-03 23:50

    this was quite an intense read ! the betrayal which happened 10 years ago was heartrending ! they were both set up and thought bad of the other. olympia was deeply insecure and i think this is what spoiled the relationship beyond repair for me. she shud have told the truth and ask nic for an explanation instead of jumping to conclusions ! the cousin was a real bitch and i'm sad to say dat people like dat exist, even in real life.

  • ♡Tonya♡
    2018-12-07 22:11

    Sometimes, you just need to read a cheesy, dripping with angst Harlequin. The H was absolutely horrible to the h for nearly 90% of the book. He believed lies he was told and never gave her a chance to defend herself. Ten years go by, he thinks he's been betrayed and is with other women. . .she of course is a virgin.

  • EeeJay
    2018-11-11 22:51

    Honestly, when will the torture of enduring heroes who don't believe the heroines for whatever wrong they're supposed to have done end? For this story, the hero makes some concessions for the heroine but it'd have been cute in 1980s ( for that time period, this book would have stood out) - for the 21st century - I can't believe Harlequin is still spewing this crap all over the place.... UGH.

  • Becky
    2018-11-25 23:52

    In some ways I loved the book but the exxagerated double standard, even for an HP, really killed me.

  • Paula Legate
    2018-11-29 19:12

    This was a very good book. Please read more than a chapter or two before judging this book. Olympia’s pain, and strength drew me right into this story. I loved the way Olympia was not afraid to stand up to nick. The first few chapters I really didn’t like Nick at all, but he won me over. The book explained later on why he acted, and felt the way he did. This was one of those rare books where we got to see the hero’s (Nick) insecurity’s. Don’t get me wrong, Nick is Greek, and powerful, and alpha male.I loved the intense passion, and sizzling chemistry that Olympia, and Nick shared. Sample from chapter 3 – The hard, sensual shock of him engulfed her in a split second. She had never tasted passion like that before. The stab of his tongue inside the tender interior of her mouth hit her with such electrifying effect, her whole body jerked and quivered, a low moan of response breaking deep in her throat. Instantly she was melting, burning, craving more. Her arms closed around him and an amount of hunger that blew her away erupted with shuddering force of damn breaking its banks within her.

  • Aayesha Khatri
    2018-11-25 17:09

    I loved this book so much, it's one of my most favourite ones! I loved the strength of the characters and their compassion and love. I loved the story-line and plot and everything about it. I hope the next Graham novel I'm reading will be just as good.

  • Grace
    2018-12-09 22:17

    Decided to readjust my rating system for category romances.This one was pretty darn good, one of Lynne Graham's best. I have read a lot of her books, simply because she's very prolific, but not all of them are winners. Why did this one work for me? Here are some of the reasons:(1) The H was written to be ACTUALLY ruthless. There are a lot of "ruthless" Hs floating around in HPland, but that is just hearsay. This one was actually pretty darn tootin' hardcore ruthless out to hurt the girl. I felt that his hatred was pretty believable and hard to combat, given his making the h wait to meet him in his office for two days and just leaving by another door without even paying one ounce of attention to her was pretty cold, given that their families at one point had been on close terms with one another. Then there was his readiness to dump her back on her wedding day if she didn't comply with the terms of the contract (aka consummate). That was pretty bad. I'm not in support of such nefarious characters in real life, but I was getting kind of sick of fake ruthless males who melted into puppies in a matter of seconds.(2) The h had a serious self-image issue. For some reason (or just because she's a female -- face it, females really have self-image issues to start with and don't need additional reasons), the h thought she was fat and unattractive. When faced with a malicious chick who told her that H found her "ugly, fat, and unattractive, but worth her weight in gold," it was pretty damning to her. Yeah, she was only 17. Those words gotta hurt, especially if she saw the guy kissy-facing a skinny blond model chick.(3) The h had a believable financial crisis going on. Her grandfather had never acknowledged her mother after she had an illegitimate daughter. The h's disastrous trip to Greece ended super badly and put paid to her scholastic endeavors, and I'm assuming, didn't make her employment ventures easy. Considering that I had friends whose romantic failures in college ended in them unable to finish college, and other friends who just plain partied too hard to complete their courses, this is not out of the realm of believability. The mother then was ill, and she had looked for a job for 10 months without getting an interview. She had a freaking wealthy grandfather who COULD help and yelled at her that she ruined the family name by the disastrous episode. I felt her pain. She was described as reckless (despite her sometimes quiet appearance). I'm down with that. I meet impetuous people every day who don't think twice before jumping. She was desperate.(4) The H was seriously, seriously hung up on the past. Well, he was 19. He was from a rich family and was raised to believe "face" the most important thing in the world. Later he explained that he was not even able to hear his friend's name without something just imploding in his head. That works for me too. Things happen when you're a teenager and you have a hard time getting past it. Teens feel things with exclamation marks and hurts leave deep scars. There was a study on it. (5) They had a huge communication problem. Again, I get this. They had a "connection" in the past, but no actual emotional conversations are exchanged. When he proposed, it was a very dry, factual, maybe even nervous proposal, but because he was already mature and grown-up, it came out sounding cold and unloving. He had that problem even in the future. His younger brother explained that as the older child, his parents were super hard on him and sent him away to military schools, while the younger brother got nighttime stories and cuddles. Given that he's Greek and yes, everyone on the face of the earth thinks that "in America, parents say 'I love you' to the children all the time," I think this is believable. And that's an actual quote I got from someone while I was abroad. I know, the h is British, but there's still a cultural difference somewhere. There are cultural differences even if both people are American, so there's gotta be a gap when they're not from the same culture.I thought the romance well done. Recommend!

  • Chris
    2018-11-18 20:12

    The best part about this book is the heroine. Olympia does not think much of herself but she's sweet, loyal and damn stubborn. When she's fighting for anyone other than herself, namely her mother, she will do anything - even go back to the man who rejected her so many years ago. My favorite scene of the book is when Olympia goes to Nik's office and tries to talk to him. Nik does everything he can to avoid talking to her, even taking a back way out of the building so he doesn't have to walk past her while heading to the elevators. But Olympia does not give up and she returns every day to try and talk to him. I really admired her for that kind of tenacity, especially when it was just so embarrassing. But she had to talk to Nik for her mother's sake and that's what kept her coming back. Olympia is a heroine who, on the face of it, looks like she's a rug to be walked all over. But she really isn't and that's evident throughout the book, making her a real challenge for Nik that is rather unexpected. Pleasantly so, of course.

  • Widala
    2018-11-25 21:53

    HP at its finest. Angsty drama, with a very high level of misunderstandings, revenge, blackmail and enough sexist double standards that made my inner feminist burned her bra. Oh, don't forget evil scheming other woman and unforgiving family member.Olympia was a strong heroine with a temper. She put her pride aside for her mother and asked Nik to marry her so her mother could have a better life. I like, even though like typical HP heroines her panties dropped when Nik batted his lush eyelashes, she won't stay dormat and keep insisting to be heard her side of the story,Nik was a jerk, but he's not being a jerk for the sake of being one but because he's hurt. He didn't understand what really happened in the past, all he knew was he was betrayed by the girl he loved.It's all worked out in the end, of course. It's a very satisfying read.

  • Mary
    2018-11-21 20:10

    Very intense. Both Nik and Olympia were much too young to get married in their teens and it showed in how childish both of them were when it came to trusting each other- and to lack of communication with each other back then.The conflict because of the "set up" was intense, even in modern times, but I still think she should have tried to explain and he should have listened... but then I guess it wouldn't be a HQP without conflict.

  • Alexandra
    2018-11-27 15:57

    No offence but the guy was a downright jerk . Wouldn't have dreamt of forgiving him . Just.....too too...

  • Katya_Mee
    2018-12-07 19:12

    re read 2013

  • ♥Aicha~high~on~books♥
    2018-11-14 17:55

    The hero was a real jerk for most part of the book but a more than simply endearing ending made the book a worthwhile read for me.

  • Daniela Pinos
    2018-12-02 23:10

    Me gusto mucho peroo...... Volvi a mis tiempos oscuros xD

  • Pam
    2018-12-09 15:58

    loved it all

  • Nerissa
    2018-12-03 22:07

    I'm going 4 star with this, but that may be because I have read some real dud's leading up to it. SO maybe it's really only a 3.5 but definitely a 4 works for me today. So...Reasonably well written. Good angst - great angst the first 50% but still good last 50% just not Great. If anyone ever reads my reviews you know I LOVE my angst. That's what I want in a book. Mostly believable plot. Good characters and reasonable depth. Showdown was reasonable. OW drama very good - (could have been exceptional with a slightly more believable reaction from her at the showdown). OK sex scenes.Negatives - writing sometimes didn't make sense (but only occasionally. The author was good at expressing emotions and plot and was descriptive with minimum words which to me is essential for a good book). OW showdown could have been better. Mothers recovery a little unbelievable and takes away from the intensity and reasoning behind h's actions and reasoning for marriage. She couldnt have been that ill if all it took was some Greek airto fix it. But now i'm just nit picking. I enjoyed this book.

  • Debra Ashwood
    2018-11-19 21:53

    The Cozakis BrideWhen she was just seventeen Olympia meet and gotten engaged to Nik. Only to be torn so by lies being told. Now ten years later they meet again and things are so different. Those lies can't be untold since the one person who could clear it up has died. But the marriage is on. But will the truth ever see the light? I have read this book several times and still feel the hurt she felt.

  • Nikki
    2018-12-07 19:57

    I did wish we could have switched perspectives the heroine was out of the loop for most of the story. I'm glad the villain got called out, rarely happens in these short books. But the couple didn't mesh as well as I hoped. So much from the past and too much double standards from the hero, as if they were always on different pages. Not too great. But nothing terrible either.

  • Dana Weiczman
    2018-11-21 17:55

    I like older Romance novels, because they are technology free, and not socially correct at all. The hero can act like a blowhard, it's ok, it was ok back then when the book was written. The best way to enjoy old Harlequin Presents novels is to block out all feelings of "oh that would never happen!" and just accept it at face value. They are great fun then.