posted on August 4, 2023 by Lucy Monroe

Writing Inspired by Readers & Travel

Although I spend time with my writing friends several times a week, I don’t talk about my books as I’m writing them. One exception to this is HER GREEK BILLIONAIRE. I chatted with readers a ton about it before and during the process of writing it. Lysander is a Greek tycoon because readers polled in my FB group, Lucy’s Book Nook, voted for a Greek hero in my next billionaire romance.

Worried about including the characters going on a cruise as part of the storyline, I asked them what they thought about that too. The positive response was fantastic.

While on a cruise with my husband to Mexico, I was able to do a ton of research for the book and get oodles of inspiration.

I was working on the beginning of the book at that time too and posted snippets of each day’s progress for my readers.

The coolest thing is that there is more than one scene in the book heavily influenced by my experience aboard ship. When you read HER GREEK BILLIONAIRE, you’ll recognize this necklace and how it was made from one of the scenes between Rowan and Lysander.

I hope you’ll get a chance to read this book that brought my readers and me together in a new way.


From USA Today Bestselling author Lucy Monroe another passionate Greek billionaire hero.

Rowan has come up with the perfect plan to get her family and her ex off her back. One night of steamy passion with his enemy, Greek billionaire, Lysander. When she shows up at his mansion in Athens, things do not go as planned…but a few minor pitfalls like overactive security and tripping on her come-and-get-me-baby heels do not stop these two from burning up the sheets.

The next morning, Lysander offers his own revenge scenario. If one night together will get under her ex’s skin, how about a full blown affair? He doesn’t do commitment. She’s not looking to get trapped in another stifling relationship. It’s a delicious arrangement for both of them. Until they catch feelings. Neither wants to admit their steamy intimacy could lead to something more.

When a woman from both their pasts tries to convince Rowan that Lysander broke the one rule they set – exclusivity as long as they’re together – both the billionaire and the free spirit have to decide what they really want.


Lucy Monroe

Lucy Monroe

Award winning and prolific USA Today Best Selling author Lucy Monroe's books have hit national bestsellers lists in both the US and England. Her highly charged, sensual stories touch on the realities of life while giving the reader a fantasy story not easily forgotten. Whether it's a passionate Harlequin Presents, a sexy single title for Grand Central or a steamy historical or paranormal, Lucy's books transport her readers to a special place where the heart rules and love conquers all. Visit her website at and read about all her upcoming books. Or email her at "Lucy Monroe captures the very heart of the genre." --- New York Times Best Selling Author Debbie Macomber "Lucy Monroe writes smart, sensual, emotional books for intelligent women." --- New York Times Best Selling Author JoAnn Ross "Thank you for writing those alpha heroes I love." --- New York Times Best Selling Author Lori Foster "A Lucy Monroe book is a treat not to be missed." --- New York Times Best Selling Author Lora Leigh "Lucy Monroe is one of my favorite indulgences." --- New York Times Best Selling Author Christine Feehan

4 thoughts on “Writing Inspired by Readers & Travel”

  1. dee dee Andersson says:

    Lucy is not just a prolific writer, she writes in a way that grabs hold of you and won’t let you go until you read the last word in her books. Her Greek Billionaire is a fabulous read, exciting, fun and romantic. She writes with and from her heart and it shows. When you are done reading it, start on her latest books, Syndicate Rules, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

  2. Lucy Monroe says:

    Thank you so much Dee Dee! ❤️🤗❤️

  3. Amber says:

    Looks like you & Hubs enjoyed your cruise – nice!

    1. Lucy Monroe says:

      We really did. 🙂

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