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The Christmas Love-Child (Snow, Satin and Seduction)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  366 ratings  ·  29 reviews
It's Christmastime in London, and unwittingly Grace is swirled into the sumptuous and scandalous world of Prince Maksim Rostov. When the unworldly secretary learns he took her innocence in exchange for a business deal, she flees broken-hearted.

But when Maksim discovers Grace's pregnancy secret, the ruthless Russian drags her to his guarded mansion in snowy Moscow. There he...more
Paperback, Modern Romance, #906, 192 pages
Published October 2nd 2009 by Mills & Boon (first published January 1st 2009)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Wow. A really good Harlequin Presents novel is a great tension-releaser for me. This one counts on my list. Plus, brownie points for the sexy Russian hero. Okay, he was a jerk at times, but he was a jerk who fell in love, had to deal with his conscience kicking in after twenty years, and manned up when he was supposed to. That's my kind of jerk.

I've noticed that Ms. Lucas has the heroes who are really into the whole, "I'll fix you. I'll marry you and make you pay," school of revenge. Okay, I th...more
Lynsey A
Another enjoyable read by Jennie Lucas. She has become a favorite hp author of mine. Her books keep my interest where I don't want to put them down. That makes a good one for me.

The heroine, Grace was a bit of a doormat and she knew it but it didn't annoy me enough to dislike her. I didn't like her constant belief that Maksim was cheating on her with Francesca. However, she was sweet, kind and selfless.

Maksim seemed pretty hard in the beginning but he had a crappy childhood that made him bitter...more
Booklover
Good read,it was intense emotional full of tension,the story was good but i had problems with characters,i wish Grace was shown to be a little strong character instead of such a doormat.Maksim's cruelty and cold behaviour sometimes was unreasonable,yes Grace insulted him and did not believe him but how can he be angry at her,he lied and when later things changed for him he should have come clean but he never did which resulted in so many misunderstandings.But inspite of all the hurdles they mana...more
MelissaB
The heroine was a twit with no self esteem and the hero was an ass. Parts of the story were okay but others were kind of dumb and could have been written better.
Paula Legate
I loved the buildup of this story and the characters. Most books I read jumps straight into the story, this story however was like a slow walk in a beautiful park. It gave lots of details, and the suspense was really great. There were a few times I wanted to jump ahead to see what happened, but I was a good girl, and waited.
The budding romance between Grace and Maksim was so sweet. He wanted to buy her gifts, and spend money on her, and the only thing she ever wanted was his love.

They had a fi...more
Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars. Another quick easy read. My main problem was that Maksim didn't tell her how he felt about her. She left him cause she thought he'd betrayed her and she saw him with his ex. Rather than trying to make her believe him, he chose to storm off. But wait! He changed his mind and insisted they get married cause he found she was preggo. Did he tell her he loved her? No. Did he try to convince her what she saw wasn't how it was? No. Did he even act like he likes her? No. He was a prideful jer...more
Jenny
This book was passionate, heart-wrenching and poignant. Yes the hero was a jerk at times but also complex. The heroine was the most lovable sweet and honest heroine I've ever read. I loved how opposites these two were and how in the end Grace's unconditional selfless love pulled him out of darkness changed him completely and made him a better man/father. The angst, the fighting, the revenge, the heartbreak and finally the HEA had me on the edge of my seat. I didn't want it to end. Really amazing...more
Diah Didi
it was a quick read, but with great emotinal tension.
love the theme even more. Thanks to Ping who recommended it to me.
Now I can't wait for my friend, Vita, to read it, too. :D
Susanna Carr
The Christmas Love-Child taps into every woman’s romantic fantasy.
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Kitap çok iyi olmasa da iyiydi. Adamın kızı acımasızca kullanış biçimi başta tepemin tasını gerçekten attırdı. Hele ki kızı patronu kovması ve buna sebep olanının Maksim olduğunu söylediği anda bunuda mı ettin be zalim demeden edemedim. Ama gerçek farklıymış orası ayrı. Kızımızın sonunda saçmalamasına da cidden sinir oldum. Be akıllım adam bildiğin başta sana kullanmak için yanaştı. Bir nevi kullandı da. İşten çıkmana, patronunun işlerinin bo
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Aayesha
1.5 stars

This rating does not mean that the book was awful, it was in fact wonderfully written with 3-dimensional characters who make mistakes and a very well-though out plot with lots of twists and turns and angst. It's just that I didn't find this book to my liking.

Reading this book, I found myself so confused and conflicted regarding the characters and the plot. I loved Grace's innocence and her good heart, yet I hated that she was so infatuated with her boss (not the hero. He was an ass, and...more
Netha
Grace Cannon mencintai Allan Barrington, rela melepas semuanya & mengikuti Allan ke England, menerima semua perlakuan Alan bahkan membeli hadiah lingerie istimewa untuk tunangan Alan, Lady Fransesca Danvers.

Pertemuannya dengan Prince Maksim Rostov yang mempesona mulai membuka mata Grace.
terlepas dari persaingan antara Maksim & Alan, Grace menikmati perhatian Maksim.
perhatian Maksim membuat Grace tersanjung & sedikit mengobati sakit hatinya akibat pertunangan Alan, walaupun Grace tah...more
Jacqueline
Fairly decent. It started slow. The heroine was a bit too naïve for words. The hero made some over reacting leaps. But all in all readable.
Jenny
I liked it because he actually went after her and try to get her back. which is not something that happens often on these books.
April
I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a little predictible but I like stories set at Christmas and it was an enjoyable read.
Michelle
The heroine's (I don't remember her name) constant assumptions about her husband's infidelity irked me.
MaryReadsRomance
3.5 Stars Better done contemporary classic Harlequin style Romance with a London, LA, and Russian setting. Writing and romance well done overall with an appealing hero and heroine. The promise of the 1st half of the book, the very appealing hero and heroine, and the Russian Christmas HEA make it a 4 point read but the frustrating and somewhat classically contrived misunderstandings in the second half of the book pull the rating down from 4 stars to 3.5 stars.

In this case, almost two books in on...more
Little_xandi
Ci sono libri che sono il mio personale gatto schiacciato sulla strada: so che non dovrei guardare ma lo faccio lo stesso. Così leggo la trama di un libro, so che non dovrei leggerlo, ma un gusto perverso per il trash mi spinge a passare un'intera serata china sulle sue pagine. "The Christmas Love-Child" non ha disatteso le mie aspettative negative: attrazione fisica che offusca opere e pensieri, innamoramento più veloce del silicone a presa rapida, stravolgimenti dell'animo umano - che neanche...more
Cady Lorenzana
I think the first few chapters are kind of weak and slow. And I don't like the insecurity of the heroine, Grace, here. But still liked it though. Just not my Jennie Lucas book favorite.
Ashley M Minor
Very Good.

I just started reading Harlequin novels. And I must say that this is a very good one. The dark, brooding, passionate man in this story pushed his emotions to the limit. He pushed hers even further. I loved every minute of this story and finished it in less than 3 hours.
Pingle McCloud
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Russian prince + innocent heroine + baby + MoC = harlequin presents yg layak dibaca bwt hiburan :)
o ya plus steamy love scenes, not because it's explicit or erotic, but because the sexual tension between the characters is sizzling hot [image error]
Ana
loved the book, but the end...i really don't like public declarations of love.
Tia
Read this years back, the hero was a first class idiot at times but oh did he make my heart and the heroines go pitter patter. Definitely a worthy read.
Jules
This was a fantastic book...I got this one through my local library at overdrive.com and could not put it down...Finished it just after midnight.
Ange
Good novel but the both of them were just stupid
Bridie Coleman
Very enjoyable book
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Jennie Lucas had a tragic beginning for any would-be writer: a very happy childhood. Her parents owned a bookstore, and she grew up surrounded by books, dreaming about faraway lands. Her mother read aloud to her in French when she was little; when she was ten, her father secretly paid her a dollar for every classic novel (Jane Eyre, War and Peace) that she read. As a chubby teenager, Jennie covere...more
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