Note from the Author
This book was created during the pandemic, a time when the only escape was an armchair vacation. For me, it meant this trip could be as glamorous and fantastical as my imagination would allow. And who wouldn’t want to visit a sunny private Greek island for a Valentine’s ball, no less?Well, now that you ask, my hero, that’s who. Security expert and CEO Atlas Othonos doesn’t want to visit Ludus Island and its luxury resort…even though he now owns it. Because dealing with the island means coming to terms with his painful past, and that’s the last thing he wants. Atlas is determined to sell the resort to the first buyer.
Hermione Kappas has gone from a state of homelessness to being the manager of one of the world’s finest resorts. In the process, the employees have become her makeshift family. But when the owner unexpectedly dies, the resort’s future is at stake.
One stormy night, Atlas’s and Hermione’s lives collide and a friendship is born. But in the light of day, everything changes when identities are revealed. Atlas is there to destroy Hermione’s world, but she’s not going down without a fight.
In this heartwarming read by Jennifer Faye, escape to a Greek island paradise for Valentine’s Day…
From Greek island fling . . . To forever?
Managing a luxury resort on a picturesque Greek island is more than a job for Hermione Kappas. It’s been her lifeline since losing her home and family. So when gorgeous Atlas Othonos, who has recently inherited the resort, arrives set on selling it, Hermione has just two weeks to change his mind. But as their Valentine’s Day deadline approaches, it’s Hermione’s feelings for Atlas that are changing into something more…
She was unforgettably beautiful.
And an indulgence he couldn’t afford right now.
Atlas wasn’t at the Ludus Resort for a holiday. He was here to conduct business—at least that’s the way he’d come to regard his mother’s estate. Because to consider what it truly meant would mean scratching back scabs on old wounds. It would mean dragging to the surface emotions he’d worked for years to bury.
Now with room service ordered, he’d showered and changed into a fresh button-up and jeans. He rolled up his sleeves as he stepped out of his bedroom into the living room. He glanced around the suite, taking in the details from the palms and trees that soared up to the second-story ceiling with fake cockatoos and parakeets in the trees to the forest green wallpaper. He couldn’t help but wonder how the other rooms were decorated. Or what Thea’s private apartment was like—not that he wanted to spend time there. He wanted nothing to do with her things.
He turned his thought to his security business. For him, working was like breathing. His business was the reason he got out of bed in the morning.
Whereas people were unreliable, his business never let him down. It was there for him each day, and it rewarded him for all of his efforts. As it was, if he didn’t work another day in his life, he would never want for a thing in his life.
But at this late hour, business was concluded in Europe. He grabbed his phone to check his messages and answered a couple of emails that he’d received while he’d been in transit to the island.
He decided to send a text message to his old friend, Krystof.
Have arrived. This resort has a lot of promise. Will send pictures soon.
He slipped the phone back in his pocket. No sooner had he done that than it vibrated. He withdrew it to find a response.
Looking forward to them. Can’t wait to see in person.
Come now. We can see it together.
Can’t. Playing cards in Monaco.
Krystof was always moving from one challenge or game of chance to the next. He was a nomad much like himself. But he was the one person Atlas knew and trusted that had the funds to buy this place.
Come as soon as possible.
I’ll check my calendar. Maybe next week.
See you then.
Atlas returned the phone to his pocket. By next week, he planned to be finished with this part of his life. The sooner, the better.
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Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming
contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and
enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into
nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews
Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a
TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
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I would love to try the food and shop. Sounds like a great read.
I’d love to plan a Greek escape to explore the countryside, and enjoy the food, drink and music!
I have been to a Greek paradise and it is so amazing! I have visited many Greek Islands, but Santorini is my absolute favorite! There is so much to see and do! My favorite is watching the sunset!
Lisa Cobb Sabatini
If I were to travel to Greece, I would love to simply walk or hike everywhere and eat local food. This book sounds lovely!
The cover is beautiful and eye catching. The excerpt has caught my attention. I would love to visit a resort like this in person and lounge by the pool and enjoy trying Greek foods.
I would like to shop and see the sights.
Loved reading the excerpt and can’t wait for the opportunity to dive in reading this great sounding book.
If I were on a Greek Island paradise and with my love of photography, I would love to photograph both landscapes and critters in order to have a physical reminder of my time there. I’d want to see everything and experience it to the best I could. As pretty as one area might be, I would be scared that I had missed the next great spot around the next curve. So instead of just sitting on a beach, I’d want to explore. Then when I was tired, there would be time to sit on the beach with a good books relaxing while building up energy for the next day.
I love all your book! The Lighthouse Christmas was my favourite until now – this book looks like my new favourite.
I would enjoy exploring, trying the food there, and just relaxing.
The book cover is just beautiful!
Sounds like a great Valentine story!
I would spend as much time near the ocean–walking along the beach, wading, exploring.
Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.
Cheryl Ann Bomar
I would love to sight see and go shopping and trying new foods!
I’d love to go out on a sailboat around the Greek islands
I would love to simply walk and takes lots of pictures. It would be an incredible experience.
I would like to try local cuisine as well as see local sites
Aside from exploring and tasting the local foods, I would lounge around on the amazing beaches reading!!!!
I would love to explore and see the sights.
I would do some sightseeing and also take some tours of the Greek Island paradise. I think I would visit some shopping stores and ask questions of the people who live there too.
Love the book cover with exception of the fact that the background is way to white.
Greek Heir to Claim Her Heart sounds great! Thank you
I’d love to swim and shop!
I loved the excerpt and can’t wait to read the entire story.
I would enjoy the food and beautiful views
Doris H Lankford
I would sit in the sun and stare at the waves washing onto the shore.
never been to a greek island but if i could i would have to just relax and look at the beautiful scenery.
I would swim, lay on the beach and have something nice to read with something good to eat and drink.
I’d sail around the islands.
The cover is beautiful. I’d love to go sight seeing.
I’d love to spend my time on the beach, enjoy all the amazing food, and take a ride on a sailboat around the islands.
I would relax and take advantage of everything the island had to offer me.
Love the Greek resort storyline. Looking forward to reading the book.
This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.
Enjoy the scenery. Eat lots of new foods. Kayak around the island. Just relax and recharge.
I think I would like to spend a great deal of time walking along the beach where i might find seashells. I would also like to window shop.
I would probably spend time soaking in the culture and hanging on the beach.
I’d love to see some of the ruins then visit an olive grove and just enjoy the country.
I would love to go to Greece!
I think it’s wonderful.. would relax there and explore around.. try out the food there.
I would want to try some Greek cuisine.
I would shop, sightsee and enjoy the cuisine in the Greek islands.
I would sunbathe on a yacht and eat baklava in Greece. What a life.
I have no idea what I could do on a Greek island but would love to go.
Eat their food, look Greek cooking!
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Thanks for the opportunity!
I like the excerpt & cover.
I like the cover. I would love to visit Greece and spend time exploring culture and relaxing on the beach.
I would eat ALL the foods.
sounds like a fun one
I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’d hide from the sun. I burn.