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Preview — Baby of Shame by Julia James
Baby of Shame (Greek Tycoons #34)
Will one night of unforgettable pleasure lead to a lifetime of hatred and desire...?
Rhianna has struggled against the odds to survive since that fateful night. But she knows that, one day soon, the secret she carries will cost her....
Sure enough, Greek tycoon Alexis Petrakis has discovered that their shame-filled night created something beautiful...a baby that he will do...more
So first off, I wanna give a shout out award to the title maker for this bad boy, whomever that may be.
"Baby of Shame."
Then I would like to take a shout out award away from myself for continuously reading books with titles like "Baby of Shame" - and spending $4.50 on them to boot.
Idiocy, I tell you.
But what can I say...
Now, enough of that.
On to my "review."
This was one of those books which employs what I like to call the "Soap Opera S ...more
This book had nothing new to offer but for the description for the h when she’s sick and scrawn ...more
The heroine, and I use that lightly, is quite frankly a moron. We start out with a disjointed scene where she is waking up in a hospital after being in a hit and run. We find out(flashbacks) that five years ago she has a (stupid) plan to accost a business tycoon (Alexis Petrakis) at a charity dinner with a business plan only to fall into bed with him. ...more
I might admit that the HEA came a little suddenly (it felt that way a bit), but really, at < 60,000 words, and with the low opinions both leads had of each other at the beginning, there would ...more
The hero is everything that represents the worst in an A$$ole..he's ruthless,cold, crass, dispassionate, judgmental and many more....still I was still engaged in this overwhelming drama that this pathetic hero created for himself and along the way, the author made me feel more "comfortable" with him after his ad ...more
She had daddy issues, He had both mommy and daddy issues. He was an idiot for 2/3 of the book but he grow in character and admitted all the wrongs he did. She was a mom in true form. The case worker part was a bit unrealistic or at least I hope it was. Nicky was the best part of the book and I was super happy for him (view spoiler)[to make his parents take him to Grand Floridian at WDW for their honeymoon. That was one kid with lots of power and he had them both wrapped around his littl ...more
In a last ditch effort to win her father’s love, Rhianna buys a fancy dress and goes to London to persuade Greek billionaire Alexis not to block the sale of her father’s yacht building company to a company he’s buying. She’s capable enough to wrangle an invite to a fancy dinner, and alter the seating ...more
Author – Julia James
Publication Date – February 28th 2006
Type – Harlequin Presents
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
In an attempt to save her father's failing company after his heart attack, Rhianna Davies decided to talk to the only man who could help her save it, Alexis Petrakis. She attends a charity dinner where she meets the gorgeous Alexis. She is overwhelmed by her reaction to him and unwisely, has a tad too much to drink. She asks him for a private ...more
I know I know, I brought this to myself from the moment I purchased this kind of Harlequin. Well, I just can't help it! I even have a very own 'forced' shelf which contains this kind of books.
I always love angst. Especially stories about misunderstanding and hero-hurting-heroine. I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed gooey romance.
But this book is simply ridiculous. Why? Because the hero is a douche who refuse to believe the truth and the heroine is a weak lady with a meek ...more
If you love insta-love, cruel ass hats that won't listen to reason, heroines who shriek, heroines that roll over at the first kiss then this is the book for you.
The H is so horrible to the heroine it is scary. I just don't know where to go with this as for some readers it would be a 4 star due to the angst. Angst can be okay, even great, but there has to be something more than a one night stand to get you through it. I never bought it from either side.
Plus, there was a serious case of m ...more
BU hikayede gecmiste yaşanan acılarin bireylerin ikili ilişkilerini etki boyutlarini açık şekilde gösteren bir hikaye idi
Bu hikayede ise cok aci ceken bir kadın karakteri vardi ki okurken içim parcalandı. Rhianna Davies onu kücüklügünde terkedip giden maddi durumu bozulan babasi icin milyarder Alexis Petrakis ile konuşmak için gittigi yemekte isler bir anda cigrindan cikmis kendini bu adamın yataginda bulduktan sonra bir de aşagilanmisti. Babasina yardimci da ol ...more
There was a connection between Rhianna and Alex. One night of passion can turn to shame and you never know what the consequences are. Rhianna knew she was pregnant and knew when Alex found out everything would be hitting the fan. She spends the next five years taking care of her son and her ailing father. After her father dies she has really taken care of everyone else but not herself. ...more
It wasn't short nor long. The story was emotional and heartbreaking.
So many misunderstandings but I loved the protagonist, she was brave.
As for the hero, Alexis Petrakis was hard to like. He was too alpha, too hard to please and an asshole.
Oh he was... There were times when I wanted to just rub his nose on the ground. Yes, there were reasons for what he did but as I said before, he was hard to like. I couldn't like his behaviour, his way of ...more
But at the end i was totally in love with him ... i mean you can understand where all that hatred come from ... why he would believe all the bad things he thought of her ... each of them had thought of their one night together five years ago by their own way ... and now it's time for you to know the truth ....
so for people who loves Harlequin romant ...more
Like most of HP heroes, Alexis could use a good slapping. But to give him his credit, once he learned about the evidences of Rhianna's innocence, he owned up to his misconceptions of her and apologized.
And I applauded Rhianna for her strength. Although the circumstances of her first meeting and got in to bed with Alexis was a bit pushing it, I chalked it up to she's being out of he ...more
Wow all the latest harlequins I've read are 1 star books. Fingers crossed my luck will change.
Julia adores the English countryside ("And the Celtic countryside!"), in all its seasons, and is fascinated by all things historical, from castles to cottages. She also has a special lov ...more