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When the Greek Claims his heir Greek billionaire Dimitri Petronides has one rule: duty over passion--especially for the women in his bed and this includes his . The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress (Petronides Brothers Duo Book 1) - Kindle edition by Lucy Monroe. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, . Start by marking “The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress (Petronides Brothers Duo #1; Greek Tycoons #4)” as Want to Read: (Petronides Brothers Duo #1) When Greek billionaire Dimitri Petronides is forced to give up Xandra Fortune, his beautiful mistress, he's certain she won't be.
The Italian's Pregnant Virgin. She stared at the six-foot-four-inch sexy giant towering above the bed. Forgot everything but how much she had missed this man over the past three weeks. His fiancee ditches him and runs off with his brother. Are you sure you would like to remove these items from your wishlist? She pressed her body to his in blatant invitation and he laughed. The Marriage He Must Keep.
It was no wonder that his brother and sister-in-law kept their visits back to Greece to a minimum. Alexandra tsked. The children had run ahead into the big villa that had housed his family for more than three generations, Phoebe and Dimitri following at a slower pace, so the young ears missed the French curse word his lovely wife uttered.
How much he hurt you? Phoebe and Spiros? Philip is just fifteen months old. Dimitri found great joy in being a father, thought his wife made the most estimable of mothers, and thought both of his sons would no doubt adore having another sibling. Theo was a natural big brother, nurturing, teasing, kind and keen to help his little brother learn. Philip was social and fascinated by other babies. It was really very sweet. I love the idea of having another baby with you.
Alexandra laughed, the sound rich and warm, going straight to his libido, despite knowing they could do nothing about it for hours and hours yet. And honestly? I adore your brother. Full stop. No other reasons. And later that night, after the children were in bed, they skipped dinner with his grandfather to make love…and maybe make a baby.
Phoebe rushed to answer the door before the bell pealed again. Before he could answer, the door opened behind her brother and Spiros stepped inside their Parisian penthouse. Well, not exactly. Why would she? You were protecting yourself, from both Spiros and Dad. I read the other one too, the one that outlined just how much money Spiros would give our company in exchange for you becoming his wife. I love her now. Her younger brother, now the head of Leonides Shipping, focused on Phoebe.
Right out of university? There was no way of saving the company without a huge infusion of capital. I remember the long hours you worked back then. Just his daughter. To protect our company.
Of all her family members, Chrysanthos was the only one she was still close to, the only one she cared what he thought of her and her life. Been there for her—as a little brother, but been there all the same. Spiros sat down beside her, his expression more appropriate for a hostile boardroom than their living room. Phoebe shrugged, her arm rubbing against Spiros, finding comfort in even that small contact.
I see my beloved wife as a brood mare? She was not having our child until she was ready, and if that time never came, then it never came. Her brother sighed and then smiled at them both. Spiros understood that. Chrysanthos fisted his hands. She turned so she could look up at him, holding his hand tightly against where their baby grew inside of her. You are doing fine speaking for yourself. Well, darn it. You know I loved you, but marrying because of the money, to save my family, being pressured into marrying Dimitri by everyone, not knowing how you felt…it hurt me.
Spiros gave her brother a sulfuric glare. He had too many things going on with Leonides Shipping to take any extra time away from the company. She was still thinking about it when she got home from work. He had, leaving the office a couple of hours before he usually did, so she was surprised to find the apartment empty when she got there a few hours later.
Only a gorgeous dress by one of her favorite designers was on the bed, along with a note. The note told her to be dressed and ready to go out—she looked down at her watch—in thirty minutes. Phoebe was sure her husband had intended her to have more time to get ready. What happened was that her perfect, romantic, loving husband dated her. At least once a week until their baby was born, Spiros courted her with dinners, live theater, trunk shows they lived in the fashion capital of the world, after all , concerts, date-night movies, and gifts.
Lots and lots of little and big gifts that showed just how well he knew her, how much he thought about her. And the night she delivered their baby, a beautiful little girl they named Clea which meant gift of God, because she was their gift, timed to their life and their love , that happiness bubble was complete. Both Philip and Alexandar are lucky to have him. Dimitri cleared his throat, wiping surreptitiously at his eyes. Alexandra knew how healing these words her brother-in-law was speaking were to her husband.
Though Spiros had long ago forgiven Dimitri for almost marrying the woman he loved and being less than honest about his own relationship with Alexandra and what she meant to him, her husband had always harbored a sense of guilt where his brother was concerned. Spiros got up from the bed and came to hug Dimitri, his own tears running unchecked down his cheeks. Alexandra knew Spiros meant his words sincerely.
After all, he and Phoebe had packed up their apartment in Paris and moved back to Greece near the end of the pregnancy, so their daughter could be raised near Dimitri, Alexandra and their children. At eighty, he was still going strong.
They were two incredibly blessed women to have married the men they did. The Petronides brothers were the best Greece had to offer, and she knew Phoebe agreed with that sentiment. With more than seven million copies of her books in print worldwide, award-winning and USA TODAY bestselling author Lucy Monroe has published over sixty books and had her stories translated for sale all over the world. While she writes multiple subgenres of romance, all 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. So happy to read what happened after ten years to Spiros and Phoebe, Dimitri and Alexandra. These characters made an impact to me. Thank you so much harlequin.
Leave this field empty. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time.. Her husband and best friend grimaced at whatever his grandfather said in response to his words. Not her father. Not her mother. Not Theopolis Petronides. Dimitri looked over. You are getting better and better at staying under the water.
Theo looked up, to make sure Dimitri had been watching. Dimitri gave his son a thumbs-up. Five years, two children and the fire between them still burned hot.
Alexandra shook her head at him, smiling as she pulled herself from the pool. His Alexandra knew him better than anyone else.
She finger-combed her wet hair. She flung it open. She shrugged. Father had choices. Phoebe spoke the only truth that mattered to her. I have always loved him. Being CEO is a big job. I needed to feel like I had a say. But after their split Dimitri discovers that Xandra Fortune is not who he thought she was-- When Greek billionaire Dimitri Petronides is forced to give up Xandra Fortune, his beautiful mistress, he's certain she won't be too distraught.
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Published December by Harlequin Books first published October More Details Original Title. Petronides Brothers Duo 1 , Greek Tycoons 4. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress , please sign up.
Donna Miller how can I read this book online. See 1 question about The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. May 29, Booklover rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 14 comments. Dec 13, StMargarets rated it really liked it Shelves: Such fun angst with two fun characters: A Greek hero who puts his loyalty to his grandfather over the woman he has been with for year.
A European supermodel with a secret American identity who is working to keep her impoverished, socialite mother in twinsets and pearls. He is marrying another and had sex with her after he made that decision.
He never would have married her. He doesn't believe in love or what they had as a couple.
Doesn't believe the baby is his. Wants to give her a parting gift, but now won't because she's not going quietly. Has her evicted. Mother is ashamed of her. Angst highlights for the hero: After he realizes his mistake he can't find the h for months because of her secret identity. Family is mad at him after his fight with the h is in the papers. When he does track her down, he thinks she's dead for a few minutes.
Having to hear how he kicked her out when he's trying to get his own way. He's done wrong and h is fairly good about reminding him of that.
As you can see the angst doesn't match up, but this is HP world. I thought the eviction and thinking the h was dead were both soul-destroying and the reader gets to angst along in real time so I'm good with the balance. The secret identity thing with green contacts - really?
The H didn't know her eye color?
View all 16 comments. Feb 21, Aarann rated it really liked it Shelves: So my confession for today is I occasionally love a good melodramatic WTF-ery plot. It's a good thing she wasn't a supermodel yet because I never would have been able to relate to that. WTF 2 But she's a model with a secret identity. You see, Xandra Fortune is really So my confession for today is You see, Xandra Fortune is really Alexandra Dupree, a convent-raised blue-blood with a conservative, snotty mother, so she creates a whole new identity for herself as Xandra Fortune and becomes a model to support her ungrateful parent, as the family fortune heh heh is now nil.
While in her secret life, she meets and begins a year-long relationship with the "hero," Dimitri Petrodines. Said grandfather is basically refusing to have life-saving heart treatment if Dimitri doesn't marry the woman he's chosen, so it's literally a case of life-and-death, ya'll. She takes the opportunity to leave all her clothes there, along with the pregnancy test, but she stays in town hoping he'll come back to her.
And seriously, she's done her job at this point. Every HP heroine knows that when you find yourself pregnant by the love of your life, you either A leave immediately without telling him after he behaves like an asshat, with no intention of collecting child support even though he's a gazillionaire and she generally has very little discernible income, or B tell him and immediately leave after he behaves like an asshat, with no intention of collecting child support even though he's a gazillionaire and she has very little discernible income.
I'm not kidding here - several times, characters make the rather melodramatic sweeping statement that Xandra is dead, rather than, you know, completely fictional. Several times during these conversations, I thought to myself Ask your doctor if Schizophrenia is right for you This leads to the hero believing for several heart-stopping minutes that his ex and baby have both died.
And honestly, that's just , which occurs in just the first few chapters which is why I did not do a spoiler warning. There is much more to be had in this story, including more of the wily grandfather, the ungrateful mother, and most importantly, enough weirdly phrased miscommunications and misunderstandings to make for a British sit-com. And okay, for all of my giving this one a hard time, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and went through it in one sitting, even as I mentally ripped it apart and wanted to scream at the characters, which is why it gets 4 stars.
I'm not proud of that. It's just the way it is. View 2 comments. Feb 19, Melody Cox rated it it was amazing Shelves: Absolutely loved and adored this book so much so that I read it four times in two days. Xandra was devastated because she had just taken a pregnancy test and the result was positive. She leaves the day he kicked her out but she does call him and asks to meet him but he doesn't believe she's pregnant. He finally realized after a week that Absolutely loved and adored this book so much so that I read it four times in two days.
He finally realized after a week that she was telling the truth and desperately tries to find her. But find her he could not. He was told Xandra was dead but what the person meant was that Xandra, the model, had exited her career and went back to her given name. This was a great read in my opinion! I definitely recommend this book. View all 9 comments. Nov 30, Kiki rated it it was ok Shelves: Why this book is popping on my feed again I do not know, must be some punishment for scorning the neighbor's cat!
But let me remind myself: Also he neither apologised nor explained the reason Why this book is popping on my feed again I do not know, must be some punishment for scorning the neighbor's cat! Also he neither apologised nor explained the reason for so brutally evicting her when she was pregnant when he's claiming he always loved her. Die you pathetic dog of a SOB! One star down for chauvinist Neanderthal cruel SOB hero. One star down for heroine ever forgiving him no matter how much she loved him and the fact he was baby daddy after he EVICTED her off their apartment.
He can of course say all the bullshit about how he was never going to go through with the marriage and how he was looking for her straightaway. However there was no proof and it all conveniently started AFTER she was evicted and AFTER she left Paris which was actually one week after him throwing his tantrum because she had the brains to think she needs to give him time to cool down.
So he VERY conveniently starts believing her and desperately searches her on the seventh night the precise moment she exits Paris. Yeah, just peachy. I trust him as far as I can throw him, which is not far at all. He's actions were unforgivable and unredeemable.
And I don't think he redeemed himself either. All he did was sulk, brood, and then yell at the heroine saying how it was all her fault and then she went an apologise.
Thanks but no thanks. I suddenly realised why I prefer to be single! Previous review: Hero however, was a complete freaken jerk! View all 3 comments. The story of this book has been playing on my head since forever, guess its time for a re-read: I bought this one because I was in the mood for an HP where the hero really done the heroine wrong and after she disappears realizes his mistake and searches for her to get her back.
This one was right up that alley and was pretty good. The hero was a super super ass to her and she, while she loved him, didn't whimper and melt but stood up to him.
Well written with some good angsty scenes. POV from both the hero and the heroine. He was pretty contrite when he wised up so that was nice. Minor spo I bought this one because I was in the mood for an HP where the hero really done the heroine wrong and after she disappears realizes his mistake and searches for her to get her back. Minor spoiler on that point though view spoiler [He had some of his employees evict her from their apartment.
Totally uncool but I can take most any asshatery from a hero in an HP as long as there us sufficient grovelling. Here although he grovelled, I don't think this particular aspect was covered to the extent it needed to be. Sep 15, Vashti rated it it was amazing. I wonder if she ever wrote the sister's love story? Dec 02, AvidReader rated it it was amazing. Again a re-read! I added one more star this time because hero convinced me of his love and how sorry he was for his rejection and rude words to the heroine.
He searched her for a long time. Both infront of her mother and her behavior and against their breakup. I appreciate that they both took responsibility for their actions. The angst level in this was high.
And their breakup scene was very hard to read. Loved the grandfather and all secondary characters. I strongly recommend. Apr 08, Vintage rated it it was ok Shelves: Read this a while back and never did the review. Xandra is a model in France and is afflicted with two major problems.
Yeah, for being a model. Her other big problem is Dimitri, her poor, pitiful misunderstood billionaire Greek lover. Poor guy. Ye Read this a while back and never did the review. Yep, she misunderstands when he returns from a trip to the mother-land and dumps her because he needs to marry another a woman she had no idea about.
She misunderstands when he accuses her of cheating on him and foisting off another's man's baby on him although she was a virgin when they first met.
She also misunderstands when she is evicted from their apartment by three people that come to make sure she gets out.
He actually really, really loves her, and can't understand why she's so difficult when he finally hunts her down. Die a thousand painful deaths, you alpha romero dog. Best part of the book is when she gets a clue what an ass-hat he really is when the evictors come to pack everything up. She piles all the stuff he gave her and tosses the pregnancy test on top like the cherry on a sundae.
The only thing better would have been if she lit it on fire like Angela Bassett on Waiting to Exhale. He does love her, and goes through some poor-baby, petulant moments when he thinks she still hates him even though she jumps him every chance she can. Not enough 2' by 4's for this crowd. That mother was a real piece of work. No wonder the h is such a doormat. View all 7 comments. Dec 17, Jenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book I just fell in love with.
I loved Xandra!
She took a lot of grief from Dimitri and yet she never stopped loving him and even though she was angry for the way he treated her she still didn't give up on them. The hero is of course in love with her as well but his insecurities and obligation to his family name force him to break up with Xandra so as to marry a good Greek girl. Soon he realizes his mistake and is determined to grovel and win her back. Some previous misunderstandings and pr This book I just fell in love with.
Some previous misunderstandings and problems were still there so they still fought they made sizzling love and i loved it. This is a great book and a keeper!
Lucy Monroe did a good job of making these characters real and you could feel their emotions leaping off the page. The epilogue was fantastic! I'm a sucker for these asshole heroes who cast out their pregnant girlfriends, denying the child their girlfriend is carrying could possibly be theirs.
This story was perfection. Dimitri was a gigantic asshole of epic proportions, when he devastatingly broke up with Xandra to marry someone else. And the way he evicted her from his apartment was cold as hell. I LOVED every second of this story, from the heartbreaking devastation, to the groveling by the ending. It was all delicious!! View all 6 comments. Apr 06, Rachaelthebiliophile rated it did not like it. I haven't read one of these books in years but because I saw some positive reviews for this book I decided to give it a try He knows her as the blonde green eyed model Xandra Fortune.
He goes to end things but Xandra seduces him, he can't resist so they have sex then he gives her the news. But wait Xandra was Just about to tell him she's pregnant, he leaves before she's able but after crying she calls and sets up a meet with him next day. There in a restaurant she breaks the news. He orders her out of his apartment and when she doesn't leave week later he sends his people to pack her up and move her out.
Xandra had been waiting and calling him during that time but upon facing eviction she FINALLY finds her backbone and packs only her stuff,leaving the positive pregnancy test and his previous gifts behind. She returns to her roots and goes back to her original eye and hair color. Dimitri had no idea of her real name or these aspects of her physical appearance or even that she's been working to support her mom and sister. Right, so he's had guys looking for her accidentally finds her at her sister's house and within a couple pages they're kissing and such and she agrees to marry him.
Yadda,yadda,yadda we find out his brother married his intended bride after pictures of him and Xandra with the pregnancy test at the restaurant turned up in the papers.
Of course it's flipped to appear as he had no intentions of going through with the ceremony but I didn't quite believe him. Anyways the spineless h gets her hea with her Greek billionaire after a bit more drama with yet another promise to his grandfather. Nope didn't like either!
Feb 19, Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta added it Shelves: Only finished reading chapter 2. It's my fault because I read Vintage's review and I knew I wasn't going to like it so I erased it from my to-read list but forgot to add it to my will-not-read. My bad. But here? Even though he knew he was her first lover and been together for more than a year he's sudd DNF Even though he knew he was her first lover and been together for more than a year he's suddenly doubting her faithfulness.
Oh, and don't forget he knew there had been a broken preservative Forgetting about his reasons for marrying the OW, I can't understand why he is such an ass. She is not blameless, I can get from the H that she wasn't really communicative about her feelings in the 14 months, and she said she had been in love in that time