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At the Greek Boss’s Bidding

In his power - and out of control!

Impossibly, infuriating-and irresistible! Kristian Koumantaros is the most difficult patient Elizabeth's ever had to care for. The arrogant Greek billionaire is used to always being in control, and isn't taking kindly to being temporarily blinded after a helicopter crash. He refuses to be at the mercy of any employee...especially a female!


UK Paperback Edition
March 2007
Mills & Boon
ISBN: 0263853039

Alone with Kristian at his luxurious retreat, Elizabeth is feeling the full force of his sexual charisma. It's out of control and she knows she'll have to leave-like the seven nurses who tended Kristian before her! But Kristian won't let her go, and he'll use every weapon he still has...including that potent masculinity if he has to!

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North American Edition
April 2007 - Harlequin
isbn: 0373126239


The Greek
2010 anthology featuring
At the Greek Boss's Bidding

June 2010 - Mills & Boon
isbn: 978-0263873955


» At the Greek Boss’s Bidding is an emotional and passionate tale about two wounded souls who are drawn to each other despite the precarious position each is in. Elizabeth is a hard-working, kind and committed individual who has overcome great heartache to gain peace and fulfillment in her life. Kristian is a dynamic character whose power, honor, and sensuality burn bright despite his injuries.

For a novel that is romantic, passionate, and entertaining, don't miss At the Greek Boss’s Bidding.”

~ Terrie Figueroa, Romance Reviews Today reviews At the Greek Boss’s Bidding. A link to the whole review coming soon.
(posted April 2007)

» 4.5 STARS!
“With At the Greek Boss’s Bidding, Jane Porter once again demonstrates that she’s one of the strongest voices in category romance writing today.”

“Dazzling her readers with powerful emotional intensity, dramatic romance and incredible storytelling prowess, Jane Porter is a writer whose books should be on every romance reader’s must-read list!”

~ Julie Bonello, CataRomance reviews At the Greek Boss’s Bidding. Read the entire review.
(posted March 2007)

» “Jane Porter delivers a sweet love story that will tug on your emotions as two badly damaged people discover that they can find happiness again.”

~ Romantic Times awarding At the Greek Boss’s Bidding 4 STARS.
(posted March 2007)


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» Travel to Greece with Jane where At the Greek Boss’s Bidding takes place. If you love Greek heroes and Greek settings than you'll also enjoy Christos's Promise, andThe Greek's Royal Mistress.

RECIPES from At the Greek Boss’s Bidding

Dolmadhes: These are mentioned when Kristian and Elizabeth are out for a dinner towards the end of the book.

INGREDIENTS:
» 1/4 cup anise
» 6 tablespoons butter
» 2 lbs minced beef
» 4 tablespoons olive oil
» 4 chopped onions
» 1/4 cup parsley
» 1 dash black pepper
» 1 cup rice
» 3 teaspoons salt
» 90-100 grape leaves, if you can't get vine leaves use dark cabbage leaves

PREPARATION:
1. put vine leaves in boiling water for 3 minutes.
2. mix rice, meat, anise, pepper, onions and parsley.
3. put a tsp of filling in each leaf, roll lightly and tuck in edges but not
too tight since rice will puff.
4. if leaves are too small use two each time.
5. be careful to fold leaves with their face on the outside.
6. take a saucepan and lay dolmadhes in layers side by side.
7. add 4 cups of water, butter and salt.
8. place a china plate on them to keep them firmly in place.
9. simmer slowly at F200 degrees for 90 minutes.
10. serve with tzatziki.

Tzatziki

INGREDIENTS:
» 2 (8 ounce) containers plain yogurt
» 2 cucumbers - peeled, seeded and diced
» 2 tablespoons olive oil
» 1/2 lemon, juiced
» salt and pepper to taste
» 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
» 3 cloves garlic, peeled

PREPARATION:
In a food processor or blender, combine yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill and garlic. Process until well-combined. Transfer to a separate dish, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavor.

Tyropita: (This delicious cheese pie is mentioned towards the beginning of the book
during a lunch)

INGREDIENTS:
» 1 lb. phyllo dough
» 6 eggs
» 1 15oz container ricotta cheese
» 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
» 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
» 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
» 1 cup butter, melted

PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 350F. Layer 15 sheets of phyllo in a 9"x13" baking dish, buttering in between each sheet.

Beat eggs and cheeses with an electric mixer until well mixed. (add a tsp of milk if mixture is too thick - mixture should not be runny - but should be pourable.) Pour mixture over phyllo dough. Spread evenly.

Layer remaining 15 sheets of phyllo on top of cheese mixture - buttering between each layer. Pour any remaining butter over the top of the phyllo. Score top of dough into diamond or square pattern. Bake for 1 hour.

(May be frozen before baking)

 

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Kristian Koumantaros might be fabulously wealthy and able to afford an eccentric and reclusive lifestyle in the Peloponnese, but that didn’t excuse his behavior. And his behavior was nothing short of self-absorbed and self-destructed.

She was here because Kristian Koumantaros couldn’t keep a nurse, and he couldn’t keep a nurse because he couldn’t keep his temper.

The voices in the library were growing louder. Elizabeth, fluent in Greek, listened as they discussed her.

Mr. Koumantaros didn’t want her here.

Pano, the elderly butler, was attempting to convince his employer that it wouldn’t be polite to send the nurse away without at least seeing her.

Mr. Koumantaros said he didn’t care about being polite.

Elizabeth’s mouth curved wryly s the butler urged Mr. Koumantaros to at least offer her some refreshment.

Her wry smile disappeared as she heard Mr. Koumantaros answer that as most nurses from First Class Rehab were large women Ms. Hatchet could probably benefit from passing on an afternoon snack.

“Kyrios,” Pano persisted, “she’s brought a suitcase. Luggage. Ms. Hatchet intends to stay.”

Listening to the ludicrous conversation, Elizabeth had to bite her tongue to keep from interrupting.

“Stay?” Koumantaros roared.

“Yes, Kyrios.” The elderly Greek’s tone couldn’t have been any more apologetic but his words had the effect of sending Kristian into another litany of curses.

“For God’s sake, Pano, leave the damn glass alone, and dispense with her. Throw her a bone. Get her a donkey. I don’t care. Just do it. Now.”

“But she’s traveled from London--.”

“I don’t care if she came from the moon. She had no business coming her. I left a message two weeks ago with the service. That woman knows perfectly well I’ve fired them. I didn’t ask her to come. It’s not my problem that she wasted her time.”

Speaking of which, Elizabeth thought, rubbing at the back of her neck to ease the pinch of pain, she was wasting time standing here. It was time to introduce herself and get the meeting underway.

Shoulders squared, Elizabeth took a deep breath and pushed the tall door open. As she entered the room, her low heels made a faint clicking sound on the hardwood floor.

“Good afternoon, Mr. Koumantaros,” she said. Her narrowed gaze flashed across the shuttered windows, cluttered coffee table, newspapers stacked computer high on a corner desk. Had to be a month’s newspapers piled there, unread.

“You’re trespassing, and eavesdropping.” Kristian jerked upright in his wheelchair, his deep voice vibrating with fury.

She barely glanced his way, heading instead for the small table filled with prescription bottles. “You were shouting, Mr. Koumantaros, I didn’t need to eavesdrop. And I’d be trespassing if your care weren’t my responsibility, but it is, so you’re going to have to deal with me.”

At the table Elizabeth picked up one of the medicine bottles to check the label, and then the others. It was an old habit, an automatic habit. The first thing a medical professional needed to know was what, if anything, the patient was taking.

Kristian’s hunched figure in the wheelchair shuddered as he tried to follow the sound of her movements, his eyes shielded by a white gauze bandage wrapped around his head, the white gauze brilliant contrast to the thick onyx hair. “Your services have already been terminated,” he said tersely.

“You’ve been overruled,” Elizabeth answered, returning the bottles to the table to study him now. The bandages swathing his eyes exposed the hard carved contours of his face. He had chiseled cheekbones, a firm chin and strong jaw shadowed with a rough black beard. From the look of it, he hadn’t shaved since the last nurse had been sent packing.

“By whom?” he demanded, leaning crookedly in his chair.

“Your physicians.”

“My physicians?”

“Yes, indeed. We’re in daily contact with them, Mr. Koumantaros, and these past several months have made them question your mental soundness.”

“You must be joking.”

“Not at all. There is discussion that perhaps you’d be better cared for in a facility—“

“Get out!” he demanded, pointing at the door. “Get out now.

 

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