Mikolas was originally Maksym. I pictured him as a Russian and originally had him steal Viveka through the Bosphorus to the Red Sea. I wanted to revisit Clair and Aleksy from The Russian’s Acquisition.
Clair and Aleksy have been fan favorites. If you haven’t seen their Christmas epilogue, look for the link in the extras.
For a number of reasons, my editor suggested I make some changes with Mikolas, including making him Greek. I actually adored the new setting in Greece and had a ton of fun making his mansion as over the top extravagant as imaginable. The bathroom has a forest in it!
As for Viveka, you will see why she is not only the perfect woman for Mikolas, but why she deserves his love when he is finally able to offer it.