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Enticed by His Forgotten Lover (Pregnancy & Passion #1)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  4,305 Ratings  ·  281 Reviews
"Have we met?"

Answer: a right hook! Because Bryony Morgan pulls no punches. Even when she's very pregnant and facing down the father of her unborn child. She fell for wealthy hotelier Rafael de Luca when he courted her for her beachfront real estate. Then he disappeared. Now, she's in New York for answers--and she won't accept a brush-off.

But selective amnesia after a cra
Kindle Edition, Harlequin Desire, 191 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Harlequin Books
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Enticed by His Forgotten Lover is the first book in the Pregnancy & Passion series, and while I can't say I'm a huge fan of Maya Banks’ books, this one is definitely a hit! It’s a heartwarming tale about what happens when a man gets a second chance and is willing to do whatever he has to, to have a future with the one person in this world who makes him feel things he’s never felt before – true, passionate, soul deep love, and the need to be a better man.

And despite the fact that the writing
Sammy Loves Books
I just popped my Maya Banks Cherry!
This one gets 4 "pregnancy and passion" stars

Rafael de Luca

Rafael de Luca

Rafael is a business tycoon looking to acquire beachfront property. His investors are lined up and he intends to build a swanky beachfront resort.


The land owners of the island have refused to sell to investors. They like their quiet quaint oasis. But Rafael won't be dissuaded. He just needs to convince someone to sell, and everyone has a price.


Bryony is pissed!! How dare the man she love treat h
OMG, I am not going to waste any more time on this overstuffed-with-clichés piece o' crap book than I already have by reading it. But I will anyway since my ass is parked on the sofa and I don't have my next book at hand.

Boring. Dull. Unbelievably trite and clichéd down to the dialogue. If you were to write a "Rich Asshole Knocks Up Sweet Thing" romance with every clichéd turn of phrase you could recall, then you'd have this little gem by Maya Banks.

The future series bait was obvious and lam
4.5 stars. I’m more of a Presents gal than Desires, but it’s hard to go wrong with an amnesiac starchy hero. And indeed, except for a few oddly constructed sentences, there’s not a thing wrong with this story.

Still suffering from memory loss after an accident, Rafael is shocked when Bryony -- a woman most definitely not his type -- claims that during his missing weeks they fell in love and she’s now pregnant with his child. Almost more shocking for the workaholic Rafael is her claim that he was
Rating 4.5
I enjoy the Desires Maya Banks writes, they are full of passion, drama and grovelling and characters especially heroines who have a backbone and can verbally spar with the best of them, Enticed by His Forgotten Lover was no less with the hero Rafael who has lost one month of memory and the ability to recognize some people, so when he sees a woman shooting visual daggers at him and asks who she is he gets a punch and then finds out she's pregnant.

Bryony tells him that he's the father, t
I just don't buy Rafe's transformation. He is a jerk with the emotional maturity of a 12 year old. The writing is very good and Bryony is a great heroine except she keeps going back to idiot Rafe when she should have just cut her losses. I think that is the problem I have with MB's category. Her heroines are outstanding but her heros just never measure up. Sure they are sorry, eventually, but compared to the trials the heroines go through, they just have no depth and I can't find any empathy for ...more
Ms Banks is a solid writer and you can pretty guarantee that her works will be well written and interesting and in usual fashion this one didn't disappoint!

Ok we have definately read the plot line many times as it is very much a Harlequin favourite but Ms Banks' spin and talent makes it different. I laughed at the beginning when the h punched the H when he asked if they had previously met. In my opinion he got off light - if that had been me I would have followed that punch with a short sharp ki
Sep 02, 2011 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
You know the story, boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy gets girl pregnant, boy gets amnesia.....But seriously, that is the exact premise of this book and as soap opera corny as that may sound this was actually a really good book!! Maya Banks has never let me down and this is no exception. Rafe and Bryony spend a wonderful four weeks falling in love on the island where she lives and when Rafe attempts to return to New York to attend to some business he has an accident and wakes with ...more
Absolutely loved the book,Rafeal-Bryony both are perfect match for each other,really felt bad for Bryony her pain-fear both touched my heart,Rafeal he used Bryony but fate gave him second chance to win such a wonderful sweet caring person who can change him for good and make him happy,loved Laura a lot such a adorable lady and also liked the drama that was in the story

What Rafeal did was really unforgivable but cause he was so ashamed and guilty and even he was so disappointed by himself how can
A quick read. One of the better category romances that I've read. Rafael, the hero, has amnesia. He cannot remember a month of his life from about 4 months before, due to a plane crash. He is at a party when a woman is staring at him and he makes the mistake of going up to her and ask "Have we met?". Well, we learn that Rafe has been busy and is going to be a father soon. Things are a bit predictable in how it turns out but I was a little surprise at certain events.
☂ ℬrandi
3.5 (rated slightly less generously but only because of the length)

I am quite pleasantly surprised. This is my first Harlequin and to be honest, I was expecting a lot of cheese. I anticipate good things from Maya Banks but for many readers Harlequin earns the (undeserved) perception of being trite, cliched and inferior. {Maybe that was only my perception?} Sure, this book is only 186 pages so one can't expect the sort of character and plot development you'd find in 350+ pages; there is a degree
While the premise of Maya Banks latest has been done before – he falls in love, fathers a child, and forgets it all - her writing was fresh, and I loved the hero and heroine. Rafael meets Bryony when he’s trying to convince her to sell the land so that he and his corporate BFF’s can raise a hotel. Bryony gets him to loosen up, and falls in love with him. Hurt in an accident, he’s lost his memory and when confronted by her at a party, forces her to confess her relationship to him.

There were some
Sep 17, 2011 Shari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book on Twitter and thought it looked like a good book to read on a Saturday afternoon. My review will be honest based on how I felt about the book, not how I felt about winning it.

So what happens when a wealthy hotelier, Rafael de Luca, looks at Bryony Morgan and asks, “Have we met?” A right hook comes flying at your face! Bryony, pregnant with Rafael’s baby, has come to confront the man she loves for loving and leaving her. The problem: Rafael was in a plane crash and has short-term
This was actually a mistake read for me, I don't usually read the short Harlequins because I feel like I get cheated out the length, detail of the story and especially the conclusion always happens too fast. I guess I just ordered this off of PBS because I like the author and her style. I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed the whole thing; story line, characters, love connection. There was even a twist towards the end that I was a little surprised about, but the best was the right hook ...more
I always seem to forget how much I love Maya Banks until I pick up one of her books.

She is an amazing author and I have loved everything I've read by her. This book was no exception. I'm just sorry that I didn't read it as soon as I bought it. I can't wait to read the other three books in this series.
Aug 20, 2015 CC rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe-for-me, series
This was an interesting re-read for me. I read it a couple of years ago and vaguely remembered the plot so I knew what I was getting into. I like this author and wanted to see how I would react to this book after a couple of years of becoming a lot more picky about what I read.

On the surface, this is a fairly easy read. Pretty simple plot. But then something happens and your heart falls into your stomach.

This book presents a Hero that causes so many emotions and wide swings from love to hate, t
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harelquin Desire
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Pregnancy & Passion
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

Bryony Morgan has come to New York to confront the lowlife businessman who lied to her, seduced her, and then abandoned her, leaving her pregnant with his child
This book combined both amnesia and unexpected baby tropes. And a healthy dose of Cinderella syndrome as well.
There were some very good ideas in there as well as some good moments. However I never managed to totally care for it. Part of the reason comes from the format. The book is too short, in my opinion, to deal properly with the topic at hand. Some scenes were way too short, remained unexplained and lost all potential. For instance, I could not understand what fact triggered the hero's memor
Feb 27, 2015 Dianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25. Sometimes I'm such a sucker for Harlequin romances! They are just so romantic and sweet. This wasn't any different. I love Bryony (I had no clue if I'm saying this correctly but it sounds pretty in my head lol). I do wish the story was a bit more developed but still adorable in my book! :)
Listened to on audio. Narrated by Harry Berkeley.

The narration was ok, 3 stars. Kind of dated, in that it's just read to you and not really performed, but the pacing is good and it didn't drive me to drink as this style of narration usually does.

I'm not a fan of this style of romance and unfortunately this book confirms that I really should stay away from Harlequin/Mills & Boon books. I thought I may be safe, given that it's Maya Banks and I love KGI and Breathless, but I found this really c
Cocktails and Books
Rafael de Luca has been trying to get on with his life after surviving a near fatal plane crash four months ago. He's left with one reminder of that crash, the selective amnesia that has left him with a memory gap of the four weeks prior to the accident. So it isn't any surprise when he doesn't recognize the dark haired beauty who comes up to him at a party and then punches him in the face.

Bryony Morgan fell for Rafael hook, line and sinker when he came to Moon Island trying to buy the parcel of
Feb 21, 2012 RLA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The hero Rafe is trying to go about his life business as usual without any of his business associates realising that his recent plane crash has left him with amnesia for the preceding months. During a business gathering he is approached by the heroine Bryony, and left stunned when her response to his query whether he knows her or not is a punch to the face. Bryony is upset to learn about Rafe's condition, especially that the time he has lost is the time he spent with her. Rafe doesn't know what
Feb 21, 2012 Sara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-lit
First off I have to say I had a hard time swallowing the concept of a hidden pregnancy and amnesia. Bryony kept said pregnancy a secret because when Rafe left her island home he promised to come back to her. And Rafe never called, texted, or returned because he had amnesia. Rafe suffers from short-term amnesia, meaning he’s only forgotten the last 4 months or so of his life rather than the whole thing. Conveniently, the only space of time he’s known Bryony. Did I mention the amnesia occurred bec ...more
Mar 01, 2012 Cecilia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elibrary-books
It's not a horrible book. It's just that it seems so perfunctory. There's limited character development - only enough detail to serve the plot. Nothing non-essential, such as food preferences, feelings about pets, exercise habits, friendships, music tastes - you know, the kind of things that help make a character seem like a person with a life. Characters seem kind of flat with a soupçon of sappiness as a result. The whole plot rushes by, no time for subtle progress. He doesn't know her, inexpli ...more
Maya Banks - Unutulmayan Kadın

Bi kere kapağı çok beğendim yeni bir seri başlangıcı güzeldi.

Rafe bir kaza sonucu hafızasında kayıplar yaşıyor özellikle son 4 ayda ne yaptığını hatırlamıyor ve de bu arada tanıştığı ve de gördüğümüz kadarıyla hamile bıraktığı kızımızıda hatırlamıyor. Bryony tipi değilmiş oğlumuzun o yüzden başta pek inanamıyor kızımızın anlattıklarına kızımızla yeniden başlıyorlar hatırlaması için tanıştıkları yere dönüyorlar falan tabii arada bazı şeyler ortaya çıkıyor.

Dec 22, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, bad-boys, betrayal
The first time Bryony Morgan met Rafael de Luca she saw a overworked, uptight man whose only goal was to buy her property. A month later she was in love with Rafael and his promises to come back after he handled some business affairs.

Four months later, a very pregnant, Bryony lands Rafael with a right hook, vowing to never fall for his charms again. Rafael doesn't remember Bryony, an accident claimed his memory after leaving her on the island the one thing he does know though is that she is carr
Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
This would have gotten at least three stars, if I was to judge it by the beginning. But, by the time I finished reading, it was more like - one star or two stars?!
Simply put - I didn't buy it. There's something missing, that would explain this incredible change that happened all of a sudden. Or maybe it's just the fact that I don't believe in those fast transformations. Which is kind of funny, since I'm reading romance novels, right? Maybe I just got used to historical ones, that seem somehow co
Jan 18, 2013 Dalia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 - 5 stars
This is the first book in the Pregnancy & Passion series.
Maya Banks writes intensely emotional stories. This book packs quite a punch. I like a strong h and Bryony is just that. Even her love to Rafe doesn't make her weak. I like the fact that MB doesn't shy from making Rafe a total jerk. It's great to see a H repentant and willing to do anything to redeem himself and win back the woman he loves. I m sooo eager to read the rest of this series. the stories of Ryan, Devon and Came
:/ wellll.......
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