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His Royal Love-Child (Royal Brides #4)

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The prince and his pregnant mistress...

Danette Michaels knew that when she became Principe Marcello Scorsolini's secret mistress there would be no marriage, no future and no public acknowledgment. At the time it was enough.

But Danette can't be Marcello's secret any longer. She wants him, all or nothing -- even if it means their affair is over.

Until a pregnancy test changes
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2541, 186 pages
Published June 2006 by Harlequin Books (first published May 2006)
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Mar 27, 2014 thadine rated it did not like it
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Oct 04, 2011 Ladyacct rated it really liked it
Shelves: shorts
I really got wrapped up in the characters and wished it would have been longer instead of a short. I usually enjoy this author's stories and this was no exception. I felt the heroine was a bit immature due to circumstances and it showed in the story. The hero under estimated his feelings for the heroine and almost waited too late to fix it. But there of course was a HEA and it was a satisfying one too. As the couple actually communicated - whoa go figure....

Would love to see a short story on the
Jan 29, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
Loved it! The heroine shows tremendous courage in falling in love with this particular Prince since he's got some serious baggage, being a widower and infertility issues(or so he thinks.)So of course he is arrogant and bossy and he feels that in denying himself a future with Danette he is protecting her. Thus he is not ready to commit and when he finally changes his mind cause of her pregnancy she is the one that is reluctant to marry him. And she is quite stubborn about it as well.

I felt that a
Jul 27, 2012 Virginia rated it it was amazing
Synopsis - Prince Marcello Scorsolini and American Danette Michaels first met when her friend’s fiancé asked Marcello to hire her at Scorsolini Shipping. He was impressed with her work ethic and drawn to her beauty, eventually initiating an affair. Their 6 months together is the longest relationship Marcello has had since the death of his wife, and while he refuses to make a long-term commitment to Danette, he has no desire to stop any time soon. Because of the intrusiveness of the press in his ...more
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Aug 04, 2013 Paula Legate rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-suspence
Book Description
The prince and his pregnant mistress...
Danette Michaels knew that when she became Principe Marcello Scorsolini's secret mistress there would be no marriage, no future and no public acknowledgment. At the time it was enough. But Danette can't be Marcello's secret any longer. She wants him, all or nothing--even if it means their affair is over.
Until a pregnancy test changes the rules forever....

This book had a good a story line. The love between Danette, and Marcello was sweet. I l
Lady Raven RAVE!
Feb 05, 2011 Lady Raven RAVE! rated it really liked it
Shelves: sheikhs-romance
Loved it the chemistry between Danette & Marcello are great their little arguments are real entertaining and they both had a great story to tell...

Makes you can't even wait for July for Therese & Claudio's story..I'm just in love with the family altogether

My fav.. line in the book if you don't mind me saying is

" A low sperm count doesn't mean no sperm count" that line made a smile come to my face but anyway when you read the book you will know what i mean...
Aug 24, 2011 Marajean rated it liked it
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Nov 03, 2016 Kay rated it really liked it
Shelves: print
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Dec 12, 2011 Nicky rated it really liked it
This was really good and I only have a few small problems with it.. Im bummed and a little confused as to why the pregnancy wasnt more of the story especially with the name of the book.. I would have expected her to be further along or an epilogue.. Very minor issue but Im bummed she didnt call her parents the whole story. She kept saying she hadnt yet but would have liked an appearance.. Overall this was a pretty good HP.. I have to say it was like a breath of fresh air that Marcello hadnt had ...more
short read.. but I am inlove with harlequin... so. I enjoyed it...
Ashley F
This review was posted at Tsuki’s Book Blog on August 16, 2013.

This one followed Danette (weird name) and Marcello. Danette is Marcello's secret mistress and she's getting tired of being his dirty little secret. When she starts making demands of going public she discovers he's been hiding other secrets from her. After she breaks up with him she discovers she's pregnant making Marcello determined to claim his pregnant mistress as his wife.

This was one that was exactly what I expected. The premis
Nov 26, 2013 LaFleurBleue rated it did not like it
There are so many things that irritated me in this very short book that I'm sure to forget a few.
Let's start with the structure and writing. I do not like when authors need to use chapter breaks to increase the pace or sense of urgency that otherwise would not be there. I did not care for the style, which include very lengthy dialogues/arguments (poor and repetitive moreover), with very limited insights then into the thoughts or feelings of the characters. I would say that more than half of the
Dean MacKinnon-Thomson

A strong romance novel with a smooth prose, flowing writing style and excellent characterisation more than compensating for the plain plot

Characterisation: is one of this novel strongest suits. Ms Monroe is able of unveiling the tough backdrops and histories in such a way that it makes the characters become readily understandable. And this is one of the key things, Monroe characters do act consistently to their own pathos. I enjoyed this, and readily liked the fact that she avoided making or
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Jeanna-Has Probably Read It!
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Folks you do not ever and I mean EEEEVVEERRR have to worry about me saying no to a millionaire, billionaire, or rich man period. What is up with these women who have all these issues with their mens loving them? I'm just saying you knock me up we go-together permanently and you are a rich man. True, the hero had his faults but man if he sounded yummy and took yout to meet his mama come on now...He's rich, fine, little bit of drama issue, ...more
Jan 19, 2015 Cindy rated it liked it
Contemporary romance with unprotected sex (thus the title of the book).

An OK read. Danette, best friend to Tara in "Wedding Vow Of Revenge", gets her own story. Somehow, she gets involved with a Sicilian prince & CEO of a large shipping company (her boss!). She has her own personal issues to get through, as well as Marcello's issues. They discuss these issues over & over, until your head is going around & around. There's a lot of talking in this one & not much other action. St
Consuela Rossetto
Danette ha una relazione segreta da mesi con il suo capo, il principe Marcello. Ma quando vede una sua foto a un ballo ufficiale abbracciato a un'altra, gli chiede che il loro rapporto venga reso pubblico. Lui si rifiuta di dare in pasto alla stampa la sua vita privata, ma lei vuole conferme diverse
Aly is so frigging bored
Aug 06, 2011 Aly is so frigging bored rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin
At the start the chick, Danette, was ok, but then the story had to go on.... And she became a crazy woman who had no idea what she wanted, that could also be the hormones...
The dude was an ass who only realized he wanted her after she was pregnant.
I have to recognize that I did get what I was looking for when I choose this: drama and a short read.
Feb 01, 2013 Tasha rated it liked it
This book was pretty good to read until.... Im not gonna tell that... there are people who havent read the book that are reading this review (maybe im lying and there is no Until... you will have to read and find out for yourself)
May 15, 2015 Florentina rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this...I actually wanted it to be longer cause it was interesting and I loved the fact that the heroine took her stand. I recommend it to anyone looking for a quick short romance story to read.
Sep 24, 2012 Floqueta rated it really liked it
Shelves: pregnancy, royal-h
This book has some coincidences with "An Arabian Courtship" by Lynne Graham An Arabian Courtship.
Oct 23, 2011 Mareli rated it liked it
another sweet story, sweet the key word here. I really had a hard time trying to like both hero and heroine they were a little insipid to me.

All the series is lacking in passion
Nov 17, 2015 Kelly added it
2 Stars.

Meh. The characters were annoying, and could not seem to just sit down and talk to one another honestly.
I totally loved the angst of 'His Royal Love-Child'! Of course with all the angst comes me being pissed of with the characters but that was okay. It comes with the territory.
May 24, 2012 Leona rated it liked it
Shelves: hqn-presents
my least favorite of the royal series. I had a hard time believing that Marcello really loved Danette
Feb 12, 2014 Deneira rated it liked it
Got confused along the way of whom was eager to marry and what made danette refuse to marry Marcelo
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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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Royal Brides (10 books)
  • The Sheikh's Bartered Bride (Royal Brides, #1)
  • Wedding Vow of Revenge (Royal Brides, #2)
  • The Prince's Virgin Wife (Royal Brides, #3; Scorsolini Princes, #1)
  • The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain (Royal Brides, #5; Scorsolini Princes, #3)
  • Hot Desert Nights: Mistress To A Sheikh / Desert Rake / Blackmailed By The Sheikh (Royal Brides, #6)
  • Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess (Royal Brides, #7)
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