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It was a year since their tempestuous affair had ended. So why was he back? Elisa trusted Salvatore di Vitale as far as she could throw him. And, as the wealthy Sicilian was over six feet tall, that wasn't very far. Salvatore told Elisa he had come to protect her. And if their close proximity led to passion... and if passion should lead to pregnancy... all the better! Beca ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2590, 192 pages
Published December 2006 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2004)
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Val⚜Shameless,  Bitchy, Skanky, & Not Sorry⚜ Mrs. ClayDanvers/RemingtonTate
3.25 Stars
KatieV
This had one of my favorite train wrecky premises, but somehow didn't quite do it for me. Not sure why?

The hero ditches the heroine when she tells him she's pregnant because he assumed she wasn't a virgin when they first had sex due to her youth spent doing gymnastics. He went on a nasty sexist tirade and then refused to speak to her. Then he decides he misses her and wants her back. So what if she had a revolving bed? That was before they met and he'll marry her and raise the little bastard as
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Alexis-Morgan Roark
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Becky
Oh, the injustice, the pain, the grief, the guilt, the remorse! This was an emotional read and unusual in the fact that the entire book centers on hero's remorse and guilt rather than a brief scene at the end. Salvatore was vicious and had no good reason for accusing heroine and treating her like crap (but then HP heroes rarely do). This was somewhere between a 2 and 4 star for me..almost gave it 4 because I could recognize hero's love through his empathy for heroine, his fidelity, his steadfast ...more
Jenny
May 26, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
Wow the hero was a total ass in the beginning of this book. The heroine suffered a traumatic miscarriage as a result of his behavior. He was callous and cruel. Yes his ex lied about her pregnancy and cheated on him but still Elisa didn't deserve his cruelty. He believes she sleeps with other men, he doesn't even believe the baby she lost is his and hurts her so much. After he abandons her she calls him nonstop but he refuses to listen and acknowledge he is the father of her baby. When he regrets ...more
sbf20112011
Dec 06, 2011 sbf20112011 rated it it was ok
I thought this was pretty lame. His reason for doubting that he was the father of her baby originally was ridiculous -- yes, he was suspicious based on his past experience, but that doesn't overcome BASIC BIOLOGY -- he knew he'd had unprotected sex, how on earth could he angrily swear that the baby wasn't his? And speaking of which, if he'd truly been scarred by that prior experience, wouldn't he be obsessive about using protection in the first place? I'm not one to care much about plot believab ...more
RLA
Jan 06, 2012 RLA rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

The heroine Elisa is not pleased when the hero Salvatore turns up at the jewellery store she works for. It reminds her too much of the pain she experienced a year ago when Salvatore had cruelly left her and she had later suffered a traumatic miscarriage. Salvatore has never forgiven himself for the cruel way he treated Elisa when he didn't believe her about the pregnancy, and he searched high and low for her when Elisa seemingly disappeared after her ordeal. Now she has come back, and w
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Kay
Feb 23, 2012 Kay rated it really liked it
Shelves: print
Salvatore diVitale is determined to make amends for his cruel behaviour towards his ex-lover; only Elisa refuses to have anything to do with him. So he jumps at her father’s request to see to her safety while the jewelry store that she manages houses crown jewels awaiting auction. Salvatore is a world renowned securities expert with huge resources and expertise equal to the secret service. He insists that he will be her bodyguard until the auction, and Elisa tries to fight him with cold contempt ...more
Shen
2.5 Stars

“I destroyed what we had because of fear, old wounds, and a stupid misunderstanding.”



Elisa fell in love with Salvatore, gave him her virginity, and got pregnant. When he questioned whether he was the baby’s father, she miscarried and walked away. Now over a year later he is back in her life insisting that they marry. Elisa knows that he never loved her, he just believed she was a fun, easy time and has no intention of marrying him. Until they got locked in a vault for the night and som
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Leona
May 24, 2012 Leona rated it it was ok
Shelves: hqn-presents
Did not care for the hero at all in this one.
Dee
3.5 Stars

Aarann
Aug 10, 2015 Aarann rated it really liked it
This was a pretty solid Lucy Monroe and reminded me why I used to like her so much. The story is simple: Elisa and Salvadore were previously lovers, but thanks to Salvadore thinking that Elisa was a big ol' tramp, he thought she was only mistress material. When she ended up pregnant, he determined the baby wasn't his and dumped her. He realized his mistake pretty swiftly, only Elisa had already disappeared. Fast-forward to present day and Salvadore has finally managed to track her down and is de ...more
Maura
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Kaycee Sapinoso
This was Elisa and Salvatore's story and a very enjoyable read.

After Elisa's disastrous affair with Salvatore ended, she tried to moved on and forget the man she loved who didn't believe the child she had carried and lost was his. And she thought she had put it all behind her until he showed up at the jewelry store where she works and old feelings started to resurfaced.

Salvatore can't forget Elisa. But it was already too late when he realized his mistake. She already lost the baby and he lost h
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Marilyn
Nov 14, 2008 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
This is Elisa and Salvatore’s story…..one full of passion, pain and will, in the end, warm your heart.

All of Elisa’s life she just wanted to belong and she felt she belonged to no one, not her lover nor her parents. She craved acceptance from her American mother who chose not to marry her Italian father. Throughout her life she spent time in Sicily with her father and his wife and their sweet, traditional Sicilian daughter.

However, Elisa always felt somewhat like an outsider. Her lover, Salvato
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Ashley F
This review was posted at Tsuki’s Book Blog on August 12, 2013.

This was the first of the two I picked up. I was looking for something to read during a break at work and picked it up at the library book sale for 50 cents. It seems a bit pricey for the little Harlequins in comparison to the large mass markets but whatever. This was one of those books where you actually question whether or not the author meant to be funny/ridiculous. I want to say no but that's how it read.

The book followed Elisa w
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Missy
Sep 01, 2014 Missy rated it really liked it
A wonderful emotional heartwrenching read. The passion between Elisa & Salvatore just lights the pages on fire. Due to misunderstandings & the miscarriage of their child a year ago their romance had ended. Now Salvatore is trying to break through the stone wall around Elisa heart as he has come to realize he was wrong a year ago & needs her to make him complete. It is an uphill battle as Elisa is determined not to be hurt again by the man she had loved. You can't help but feel the em ...more
Jacqueline
Sweet story . If you like a grovelling hero, this book was one long grovel. Well written and flows well. No major quibbles.
Cheesecake
Elisa and Salvatore. I do love a good harlequin. Arrogant Heroes and devastating secrets and delicious grovelling. What more could you ask for? This one had it all. As a bonus, the heroine in this one is pretty strong and self sufficient. Lucy Monroe is definitely one of the best harlequin authors (I also like her highlander paranormal stuff too). Salvatore has dug himself a pretty big hole by disbelieving that their child was his. To make matters worse, Elisa loses the child after his rejection ...more
Vintage
Wow, this actually made me cry. Lucy Monroe can usually provide a plump, fun to be around, sassy heroine, but not in this case.

I actually teared up when (view spoiler)
Yes, there is a lot to ponder as it fits soon many Harley-land tropes: bad parents, misunderstanding
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Lu Bielefeld *Book Whore Brazil*
==> Re-read 2016, march 17
==> Rea 2012, october 15
FeliciaKarenB
the hero abandons the heroine knowing she's pregnant
Tory Michaels
Apr 29, 2015 Tory Michaels rated it it was ok
Shelves: scribd
Ugh
Helen
Apr 21, 2012 Helen rated it liked it
Pregnancy of Passion by Lucy Monroe wasn't one of her best but the storyline was great all the same. Elisa has moved forward with her life since her miscarriage a year ago and this has involved by avoiding the baby's father, Salvatore. Now, however, he's back in her life as her bodyguard due to the small jewellery business she works for being in charge of hosting the auction of the crown jewels. The whole story focuses on Salvatore struggling with his guilt because he believes it's his fault Eli ...more
Paula Legate
Dec 30, 2015 Paula Legate rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-suspence
This was a heartwarming, emotional story. Elisa, and Salvatore were lovers. Something happened, and Elisa never wanted to see Salvatore again. A year later he walked into her shop. He was there to protect her, and she couldn’t get him to leave. Salvatore was a security expert, and body guard. Elisa was going to have some very expensive jewels stored in her shop, till the auction. Her dad wanted to make sure she was protected, so he hired Salvatore to protect his daughter. The Two still had passi ...more
Mara
Aug 11, 2015 Mara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I see why it's one of the better books out there in HP world. Still, I prefer my women with a strong backbone; and I do not see lust asa good excuse to cave. Mind over matter, guys. :)
Becca
Jul 11, 2014 Becca rated it it was amazing
Casi nunca (De hecho es el primer Harlequín que le doy cinco estrellas) pero me encanto, me dejo con ganas de más y no quería parar de leer.
⚓ Basil ⚓
Oct 20, 2014 ⚓ Basil ⚓ rated it really liked it
Shelves: scribd, hp
3.5 stars. I liked the emotional aspects and that the hero spent the whole book trying to make amends but some of the dialogue was very dated.
garnetyuna
Oct 26, 2015 garnetyuna rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-f
He was a total a$$hole. And too bad we can't give "0" stars.
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or ...more
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