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The Greek's Billion-Dollar Baby

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Unfortunately this story was a bit too flat for me and did not related or liked the main characters as much. Incredibly predictable and it was way too much fluffy writing, my eyes ended up skimming through the pages for the necessary bits that should've been edited out. Not only that, but the descriptions themselves at times made me want to gouge my eyes.

The redeeming bit, was the angst at the end which was well execute as I could feel the pain of it in my chest, however still predictable. A shame.
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Hannah has just come out of a long term relationship and has run off to Greece to escape. On New Years Eve she meets Leonidas who is still struggling following the death of his wife and son. Their passion is undeniable and they promise just one night, but there were consequences neither were expecting

Hannah was orphaned at a young age and sent to live with her aunt, uncle and cousin, she didn't have the best relationship with them and at least some of her motivation is to escape from them. I liked this about her, she was determined to escape, even though things hadn't been easy for her, she knew what she wanted and aimed towards it. She still has demons and I think that this makes her more relatable in some way, she isn't supermodel perfect, just her own person

Leonidas is understandably still hurt and upset about what happened to his wife and son and they have become almost untouchable in his head, people who can't be measured up to and whose memory must be preserved. Hannah gets under his defences and I quite liked that she forced him to confront some of his past and understand his grief but sow ideas of the future

I did enjoy this book, it caught my imagination and pulled me into the world of the super rich. It also highlighted the underlying message, money can't buy you everything. The writing style helped and chunks of the book were very fast passed which I really enjoyed, however this mixed with focus on some of the more important issues

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romance with a beautiful setting and strong characters who clash!
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Two lost souls and unexpected night of passion on a beautiful Greek Island. A lovely holiday memory, perhaps that's what it would have been for Hannah, although her emotions are more engaged than she wanted.  The billionaire child she's carrying changes everything. She has to tell him, but can she trust this precious gift with him, when her trust feels broken beyond repair?

Leonidas is a broken man, rich beyond belief and thankfully now on the right side of the law, but losing his baby son and wife, because of his father's criminality is a burden that draws him to beautiful Greek Island on the saddest of pilgrimages. Hannah is a guilty pleasure, and guilt is something he knows well. 

The couples passion is what draws them to each other, but maybe there is something more spiritual too. Damaged souls, drawn to the pain of the other? A marriage of convenience will allow Leonidas to protect his unborn child, but can Hannah survive a gilded cage, and living with a man who says he doesn't deserve love?

This is a poignant, romantic story against an amazingly glamorous setting, but money isn't everything, but trust is hard to give once it's broken, will Hannah and Leonidas find their happy ever after, for much of the story in the face of crippling internal conflict, it seems not, but after surviving their emotional roller coaster, there is hope.

I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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Everyone would imagine he had everything but, in fact, he feels he has nothing as his family were wiped out in a crash and all of his many millions will not bring them back. The characters in this story are so well written and rounded that several days after I had finished it I was still asking questions of the whys and hows. This is the first book that I have read by Clare Connelly and I do hope it won’t be the last. A really enjoyable, if rather emotional, read
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The Greek’s Billion Dollar Baby is published by Mills & Boon Modern,  written by Clare Connelly and is the first novel in her Crazy Rich Greek Weddings series. .  Hannah May caught her fiancé in bed with her cousin. She flew to Chrysa Varchia in Greece to escape her controlling Uncle, Aunt and cousin,  met Leonidas Stakathis who had been making a pilgrimage to the island for the last 4 years in memory of his late wife, Amy, and their toddler son who were murdered due to Leonidas’ father’s criminal activities. They have a one night stand, Leonidas regrets it, leaves Hannah a note and departs. She moves to London  whereupon she realises she is pregnant with his child. 

She goes to Capri and tells Leonidas he is to become father in a few months time. He insists that they marry and that she move to his private island where he can protect them both.  Slowly they fall in love but will their pasts prevent a HEA? 

Leonidas and Hannah are lost souls. Hannah lost her parents at a young age, thought she had found love with Angus, only for him to extract her by falling into bed with her cousin. Leonidas blames himself for the death I his wife and baby son. He feels that he should have done more to protect them. He has remained celibate for 4 years and feels that he doesn’t deserve to be happy ever again. The author makes this book a romantic rollercoaster, it is the unborn baby. And the need to protect her, not love that brings the couple back together but slowly i develops from their initial attraction.    

I received this book via Netgalley and Mills and Boon in exchange for a honest review. I am a #MillsAndBoonInsider #netgalley
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I loved this book. It had depth and emotion and I really felt for the characters. This was the first book I'd read by Clare Connelly and I will definitely keep an eye out for more of her romances.

Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for allowing me to read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Hannah and Leonidas are two lost souls looking to re-discover their place in the world when fate finds them in the same bar on new years eve.  One night with no promises later, Hannah wakes up alone, and begins to establish a new life in London when she discovers that one night had consequences, and finds herself on a mission to track down Leonidas to tell him that he is going to be a father.
What I love about Clare Connelly's writing is that she always manages to insert a healthy dose of emotion into the plot of her books, and it is credit to her creative narrative that what follows is not your typical shotgun wedding for the sake of the baby plot, but rather both Hannah and Leonidas learning a lot about themselves, and, for Hannah especially, the realisation that settling for second best, even if it means your child having the family you never he'd, isn't enough to make a marriage of convenience work.
Both Hannah and Leonidas are strong, likeable characters, and, as a reader, you really can empathise with both as circumstances overtake their plans, and force both of them to consider exactly what they want from their future.  There is a great deal of emotion and tugging at the heartstrings as Leonidas struggles to overcome the tragic end of his first marriage and his belief that he cannot allow himself to be happy again with the fact that Hannah is about to present him with a second chance, if only he will let her in to his closed off world.
There is a lot to like about this book from the characters, the plot and the glorious Greek island setting, all combined with a strong sense of romance, even though the idea of a happy ending seems a long way off for the most part.  The closing chapter packs quite the emotional punch as Leonidas is forced to confront his feelings in order to avoid losing everything he wants, and there is a beautifully written moment towards the end of the story as he finally opens up to Hannah.
The brief appearances of Leonidas's brother, Thanos, are intriguing, and, fingers crossed his own story will be told soon.
All in all, an enjoyable romance with plenty of emotional depth in a story about finding your place in the world, and learning to be happy again.
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When Leonidas Stathakis has his wife and baby taken from him in the worst possible way he closes himself off and won't allow anyone to get too close to him but one night changes everything. When he see's Hannah he is drawn to her, not just because she reminds him of the wife he lost but her innocence appeals to him. He promises her one night and one night only but when that one night leaves Hannah pregnant she must find Leonidas again and start to break down his walls. Can they have their happy ever after? 
A lovely romantic read that will pull you in from the start.
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Wow what a sad start it brought me to tears. Leonids had lost his wife and son because of his father's criminal activities and now even after four years he still mourn there loss. When Hannah found her fiance in bed with her cousin she felt so betrayed and got on a plane to Greece, when she was having a drink in the bar she noticed  the brooding man sat on his own with a glass of scotch in his hand, something about him made her feel the pull of desire and as she was still a virgin these feelings were new to her and unfamiliar. There was sadness, loss, heartache and so emotional that I cried. I definitely recommend you read this book as it is so well written and worth reading.
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I received this ARC from Net Galley for an honest review.
This is the first book I have read from this Author and I loved it.  
The story is about Leonidas and Hannah who both had suffered great sadness in their lives. They met on a New Years Eve and spent a wonderful night together and then moved on with their lives but of course life is never that simple. They meet up again but of course life is never that simple.
 Clare Connolly writes with such compassion that you feel their sadness from the past and compassion on how they try to move forward into the future.
A great romance book which I would recommend to all you romancers! Out there.
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What are the chances of falling for a woman who looked similar to the woman you lost at the same hotel you propose to your long lost wife.  Leonidas was still mourning the family he lost 4 years ago when he bumped into Hannah who just witness the betrayer of her cousin and fiancee. This book is a must read. I got hooked from the first page but i feel like the story is unfinished. There seems to be a secret surrounding how Hannah parent died and how she ended up with unfamiliar aunty. This story left me with unanswered questions.
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A wife, a family, tragic circumstances, loss and grief.

How do you come back from that!

New discoveries.

The heart will find a way back when it connects with its partner, the head might object but true love wins through.

A baby that draws its parents together after a no strings one night stand. A connection that can't be broken, an attraction that can't be ignored. A love that kindles, grows, recognised and is all encompassing.

True love finds a way with a happy ever after in this emotional story of commitment, love and romance.
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'One night, Nothing more.' 5 Stars 🌟

Leonidas Stathakis blames himself for the death of his wife and son. Vowing never to move on, he lives a solitary life concentrating on making his company an unrivalled success with his brother Thanos and never letting anyone close again.

Hannah May is left reeling and needing to escape, after finding her fiancé and cousin in bed together. Booking the first available flight she ends up on the beautiful Greek Island of Chrysa Vrachia. However, she wasn't expecting a chance encounter with the broodingly intense Leonadis and their immediate attraction. With the promise of just 'One night, Nothing more' between them their attraction ignites; but when the inescapable consequences of their one night becomes apparent, Hannah is faced with a chance of finally having a family of her own if only Leonidas can open his heart and accept his second chance at HEA!

Ms Clare Connelly is a prolific writer with an outstanding back catalogue, her latest series Crazy Rich Greek Weddings is set in the picturesque Greek Islands and is a beautifully written must read for all fans of romance. The first book in the new series The Greek's Billion-Dollar Baby is an enticing story of two lost souls finding their HEA, so if you enjoyed Leonidas and Hannah’s story and would like to find out more about Thanos, Leonidas’s playboy brother then book two of Ms. Clare Connelly’s new series, Bride Behind The Million-Dollar Veil, is not to be missed.

For your information, I received my copy from Netgalley and Mills and Boon via Mills and Boon Insiders however, this does not influence my opinions as all opinions are my own.
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I do love a romance book with a bit of heartache thrown in and this was exactly what I needed to read. 

You have a Greek Billionaire Leonides Satharkis who has known loss after losing his wife and son four years ago. Murdered by a madman trying to get back at his father, the thing is Leonides just can't move forward and is still punishing himself for their death. Hannah May has run away from her home after finding her cousin and fiancé in bed together. She's heartbroken and feels deep betrayal by this so jets off to the first destination she can find to get away from it all. 

Is it love at first sight for the pair of them? Leonides feels a strong attraction to Hannah as soon as their eyes meet across a crowded bar and sparks fly. One thing leads to another and they spend the night together, thing is Lenoides wakes up with regrets and leaves a note for Hannah. A few months later and Hannah is back to announce she is pregnant with his child. Emotions a running riot and Leonides the stubborn male that he is steps in a demands they marry for the safety of Hannah and her baby. 

I love a romantic love story with a bit of drama thrown in for good measure. Even though the ending was inevitable it was fun quick read. The characters though not deep and unrelatable (I mean i'd love to find me a billionaire) they were enjoyable to read. Set in a beautiful location what's not to love about a bit of romance to lighten up the day.
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A lovely read, I loved watching leonidas open up and feel again, begin to trust and love,a lovely romance with fun and a little drama, a great way to spend an evening 

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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