Lucy Monroe: What Happens After the I Do?

Lucy Monroe talks about what happens after the happily ever after!

A few years ago, I wrote a Christmas Coda for my Greek Tycoons.  It was a gift for my readers, especially the ones who asked me over and over again if I knew what my characters were up to now. 

I loved writing the scenes that gave glimpses into my characters’ lives years after the endings of their books.  It also got me to thinking.  What about a story centered around what happens after that initial HEA?


A few years ago, I wrote a Christmas Coda for my Greek Tycoons.  It was a gift for my readers, especially the ones who asked me over and over again if I knew what my characters were up to now. 

I loved writing the scenes that gave glimpses into my characters’ lives years after the endings of their books.  It also got me to thinking.  What about a story centered around what happens after that initial HEA?

The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain by Lucy Monroe

I love a good marriage in peril story, but the closest I’d come to writing one was The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain.  I still look at that book primarily as a marriage of convenience because the couple did not marry because they were madly in love.  Claudio’s love grew after the marriage and he has yet to acknowledge it when the book begins.

In my new release from Harlequin Presents, After the Billionaire’s Marriage Vows, both Polly and Andros have declared their love.  They got married because they loved each other.  Only it’s five years on and Polly’s pretty sure what Andros calls love is lust with some affection thrown in. 

Andros believes the only things he needs to give to Polly to prove his love and make her happy are his wealth and his body.  Spectacularly wrong, his marriage is on the line and their second child is on the way.

What will this billionaire businessman do to keep his family together?  Launch a rescue bid of course.

That rescue bid takes Andros and Polly on a journey of discovery of the other’s emotional needs and deeply held feelings.  When they build their new and improved HEA, it’s solid and strong in a way it wasn’t when they first married.

I loved writing this kind of story.

My own marriage has not always been smooth sailing and one of the reasons I love my husband so much is because of how hard he has worked to keep our relationship strong.  Like Andros, Tom doesn’t always realize when he’s done something damaging, but when he figures it out, he’s a fixer.  Like Polly, I don’t sit passively by either and neither do I believe it’s all on either of us to make a lifetime of love work.  We are in this together.

As are Polly and Andros.

I fell a little in love with Andros because, like all my heroes, he’s got a bit of my husband in him.  But he’s his own character and he’s special.  He and Polly are well matched.  Their intimacy is hot, but the emotion between them is even hotter.

I hope that if you get a chance to read the book, you fall for Polly and Andros like I did.

After the Billionaire's Wedding Vows by Lucy Monroe

Can this Greek marriage go the distance? Find out in this passionate and dramatic romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Lucy Monroe!

First came passion, then came vows…

What comes after “I do”?

Greek tycoon Andros Kristalakis knew that his white-hot whirlwind romance with Polly could end only one way—with her wearing his ring! He offered her his world of unbelievable luxury while he ruled his family’s business empire. But that was all he could give.

Now pregnant Polly has revealed that for the past five years she’s secretly craved more! With his marriage on the line, Andros must choose—because closing the distance between himself and Polly will mean destroying the protective barriers he’s long fought to keep intact…

https://www.lucymonroe.com/book/after-the-billionaires-wedding-vows/

Lucy Monroe

With more than 8 million copies of her books in print worldwide, award winning and USA Today bestseller Lucy Monroe has published over 75 books and had her stories translated for sale all over the world.  While she writes multiple subgenres of romance, all of her books are sexy, deeply emotional and adhere to the concept that love will conquer all.  A passionate devotee of romance, she adores sharing her love for the genre with her readers.

2 Responses to Lucy Monroe: What Happens After the I Do?

  1. Michelle E

    I finished it last night!! This was a great read and my only regret was it was not longer!! So happy you are writing again!

  2. Anne Rainey

    I LOVE your books and I’m so thrilled for your new Presents! You are so right, it takes two to make it last. My husband and I have been married for 27 years and there have been lots of ups and downs. Luckily we’re both determined to keep it going and I’m happy to say that the last few years have been out best yet. ❤️😍

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