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The Millionaire's Mistress

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  248 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Made to be his mistress!

Justine Montgomery desperately needed a loan, otherwise she and her mom would be out on the street. So she steeled herself to ask handsome millionaire banker Marcus Osborne for help.

Marcus had no illusions about the Justines of this world. He could tell just by looking at her that she was a gold digger, out to target a rich husband. Just like his ex
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Published April 1st 1999 by Harlequin (first published August 14th 1998)
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Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
This is sweet light and fluffy read. And immensely satisfying too.
The h is especially likable – sweet, spirited and a wee bit spoilt. She is a rich kid who admits that she never gave education or career much thought, as it was never a priority. But her inner strength of character shines through as rather than having a meltdown on finding herself rendered penniless by her father’s shenanigans, she tightens her belt and gets ready to do battle. With her bff as sidekick, they come up with few hare
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seton
Jul 20, 2009 seton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: category
This is one of those HQNs that has a misleading title and backblurb.

It's a simple and sweet story, despite Lee's usual sensuality. The heroine is a pampered 22 year old college student who has a lot of growing up to do when her father dies leaving a huge debt. She learns to come into her own without trading in her looks for money. The hero is a stodgy banker in his mid 30s who is still bitter about his gold-digger ex-wife and is determined to think the same of the heroine.

One of the few Lee stor
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Vintage
Feeling VERY generous so 4 stars, but, with a couple of exceptions, this was fun, sweet and frothy. Just what a romance should be.

The H first sees the h laughing at a pool party and thinks she's a shallow, spoiled bimbo. He's not too far off, but she a shallow, spoiled bimbo with a good heart. Her jackass father dies in a brothel and leaves her and her scatty mother destitute. The h wants to start a boarding house, but needs a loan.

Mr. Cranky Pants meets her for the loan, and it's a clash. He th
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Sapheron
I laughed a lot! Some places I don't even think Ms. Lee intended laughter (in a good way). I loved these characters, they were exactly what the other needed. Justine was a sweet, but spoilt girl who started making steps on her own before meeting Marcus, but really got a great catalyst for change and growth when she met him - at first just to prove his smug preconceptions wrong and then later, without knowing how it happened, to make him proud of her.

Marcus had been hurt in the past and didn't li
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Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince
MINI-REVIEW:

Miranda Lee's "The Millionaire's Mistress" is a bit of an uneven read.

What begins with a great sexual build up, is kind of a let down on the delivery.

Marcus is a "stuffed shirt" hero with a heart of gold. Justine is young, sexy and spoiled (but despite her hot-to-trot ways, a virgin).

I enjoyed Justine's character development, but Marcus was too good to be true. I like Lee's nice guys, but prefer her (rare) bad boy heroes.

Still, it's an enjoyable, quick read. Miranda Lee is almost al
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Jenny
Jan 08, 2013 Jenny rated it liked it
Cute and funny story about a spoiled little rich girl and a bitter cynical banker.

Just adore the heroine. She was not your usual poor and humble heroine. The hero was brooding but not an ass to her.

Funny, heart warming, charming and romantic. Worth reading!
Shonnie
Apr 13, 2014 Shonnie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-book
What in the Tom Sawyer....

I'm curious about the hero calling women out of their name (female dog). This is the second or third Harlequin book in a row in which either the lead character of secondary has been a derogatory name. Now that is a turn off.
Nurul Badia
Oct 09, 2016 Nurul Badia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ceritanya sebenarnya klise karena pasti sudah banyak dikisahkan oleh author lain dg versi yang berbeda tapi satu hal yang saya suka adalah karakter Justine yg sangat kuat, mandiri & pantang menyerah meski dalam situasi hopeless.

Tough woman bgt dh secara Justine sangat Mandiri bahkan disaat keluarganya bangkrut dia mampu survive dan berusaha membangun rumah kos sebagai usaha tuk mengembalikan uang pinjamannya dari Marcus plus Justine pun tak ragu menjadi office girl di malam hari.

Di lain piha
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Adriana Fogaça
Jul 04, 2013 Adriana Fogaça rated it liked it
Armadilha da Paixão
Miranda Lee

Uma ótima estória para ser lida debaixo das cobertas num dia de chuva...

Não tem nada de mais... homem incrédulo, empresário na área financeira, que perdeu a confianças nas mulheres... garota inocente e desesperada, que faria qualquer coisa para conservar a casa da família..

Obvio que apesar dos obstáculos, impostos por eles mesmo, vão se apaixonarem e viver felizes para sempre...

Tá pensando que vou entrar em detalhes... perdeu seu tempo... pra saber exatamente o que
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Perdani Budiarti
Cetak ulang dengan kover baru tanpa ada kode pernah terbit, jadi cukup menjebak bagi yang tidak hapal judul dan alur cerita, termasuk saya. Untuk saya golongan cumi rental jadi tidak merasa rugi untuk membacanya lagi.

Setelah membaca buku ini kembali, terjemahannya bagus dan tidak bertele-tele jadi alurnya terasa cepat. Pemikiran kedua karakter utamanya selalu diceritakan dan terkesan saling berprasangka yang berlawanan karena kesan pertama pertemuan keduanya. Sayangnya saking sederhananya konfli
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Roub
Mar 30, 2014 Roub rated it liked it
very much fun, sweet n nice! from the blurb, u wud think it's a dark kinda romance where h is used n humiliated! however this was not the case at all. marcus did not have clinical sex or make their liason cheap. despite all the bitterness n his cynical nature, he acted like a besotted man, cud not control his impulses where she was concerned. she was just a pretty thing really, not much brains or wit. just a beauty who did not know real life, had never faced any hardship n wud never face them bc ...more
Vira
Feb 06, 2017 Vira rated it really liked it
Awal-awal baca harlequin dari tempat sewa buku...suka cerita ini simple tapi cukup memikat
Marianne
Apr 17, 2011 Marianne rated it really liked it
The Millionaire’s Mistress is about the 41st of Miranda Lee’s sexy romances. Set in Sydney, it revolves around Justine Montgomery, whose father has just died, leaving her and her mother penniless and in debt. She catches the eye of Marcus Osborne, a banker, at a party. He is convinced she is a spoiled little rich girl, but is attracted just the same, and can’t help himself when she comes to see him about a loan. A sweet Aussie romance: an enjoyable read.
Giovanni
A story about a spoiled rich girl and a brooding man. Gotta like them.
The hero's rather cute, not really alpha for my taste. The heroine's strong and really confident. A great character for a virgin. And surprisingly, all the other characters were likable enough.
Leona
May 28, 2012 Leona rated it liked it
Shelves: hqn-presents
Cute fast read
Erotic Horizon
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Riz
Sep 03, 2015 Riz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Stars
Diah Didi
Jul 27, 2011 Diah Didi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-but-sold
Orang-orang bilang ini bagus, tapi saya baca justru jaman saya belum kenal sama temen-temen pecinta harlequin dan waktu itu saya menganggap ini nggak seru, makanya dijual. :))
Yoshe
Jul 10, 2009 Yoshe rated it liked it
But I've read the Indonesian ones (Harlequin Edition)
Afsana
Apr 30, 2011 Afsana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was a typical m & B romance
Fairlita
Read the English edition, between 1993-1998.
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“There’s no need to apologise, Justine,' he said tautly. 'No need at all.'
'Good, because I didn’t mean to. It’s a habit with females, that’s all, saying sorry all the time when there’s absolutely no need. . .”
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