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Mistress: Hired for the Billionaire's Pleasure (Hired: For the Boss's Pleasure #2)

3.31  ·  Rating Details ·  166 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Fast cars, glamorous socialites--everyday components of devastatingly handsome billionaire Orlando Winterton's thrilling, decadent lifestyle...When Rachel arrives at Orlando's remote country estate in desperate need, Orlando cannot deny the pull of her fragile beauty, and takes her passionately. Then a baby is found abandoned on Orlando's doorstep--allegedly his son!Now Or ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Harlequin Presents Extra (first published August 1st 2008)
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Pianist Rachel Campion runs out of her own wedding to an abusive man that she was being forced into marrying by her domineering mother. She ends up by chance at the estate of Orlando Winterton whom she had previously met once before. He offers her a place to stay while she sorts things out. Orlando is losing his eyesight, which he keeps a secret from everyone. On top of this, his ex-girlfriend surprises him with the news that he is supposedly the father to a baby boy, Felix, who she leaves with ...more
Andrea Guy
Feb 21, 2010 Andrea Guy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quick-reads
The title of this book is a bit deceiving. You would really think that this story was about a power hungry man out to keep a woman for his own bidding. The back blurb isn't accurate either, as the child is not left on Orlando's doorstep, but is brought to him by his former lover.

its a same that the two things don't really provide a better account of what the story is about, because it may turn some readers away from a really good book.

In fact this story is much like a modern day fairy tale. It's
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Nov 14, 2008 Marilyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
India Grey has written a spectacular and moving love story in Mistress: Hired for the Billionaire’s Pleasure. Bravo and magnifco would be the way to describe this story as it’s about courage, strength, bravery and determination.

India’s English alpha is a competitive, proud and determined man who is tortured because he has a degenerative eye disease which has forced him to leave the RAF something he loves more than life. He’s recently lost his brother when his RAF plane crashed. All through their
I really wish these characters were real. So they could die.

The H is an RAF pilot and a business tycoon about to lose his eyesight to a degenerative disease. The h is a concert pianist who has been manipulated and verbally abused by her mother, and raped, yes raped, by the conductor, her soon to be husband. Now, I had a controlling mother, and I was a wuss and a wimp, but not even me at my wussiest would have married a man like Carlos, the rapist conductor. In fact, the h doesn't either. She wai
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Midway through this book, I wasn't sure I'd finish it. The mistaken assumptions and refusals to communicate were just too frustrating. I know, I know, and believe me, I knew what I was getting into, reading a Harlequin Presents. I had liked the beginning, the gothic-y feel of the hero and heroine meeting in a cemetery, the heroine running away from her own wedding during a rainstorm and finding herself drawn to the expansive estate of the brooding, mysterious hero. Their initial interactions wer ...more
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Haven't read this one yet but Nalini Singh commented on it in her blog and it sounds terrific.
The type of romance where there's a stupid reason keeping them apart, one which would easily have been solved if (view spoiler). But no.
Aug 24, 2014 Elizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This power dynamic in this one made my crazy.
I quite liked the characters in this book, although why does there always have to be a too spiteful to be real ex in the background? If she was such a bitch why did the hero fall for her in the first place? Doesn't say much for his judgement does it?
Paula Legate
This book will make you thankful for just being able to see. Orlando is a proud man. He was also a pilot in the military. The book starts out with Orlando being told he had Stargardt's Macuar Dystrophy, a degenerative condition. It meant that the center of his vision was blurry. It affect everything from buttoning a shirt, and putting on cuff links to bigger task such as driving, or flying. The emotions in this book were raw, and tugged at my heart.

Rachel flees into the English countryside esca
Jan 14, 2012 Estara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Katerina Dina
The description writen for this book is TOTALY NOT RIGHT!!!
She was not hired. ugh don't know where to start correcting!!

My description:
The life of the best pilot, Orlando Winterton is abruptly changed the moment a serious eye problem forces him to give flying up. He isolates himself hiding the fact that he's graduately going blind. Until one day, when Rachel, famous pianist, appears at his door asking for help.
Her unique, delicate beauty awakens his desires and everything he's sworn to forget f
First of all, what is up with the title? The story is about a man struggling with losing his sight and a woman who seeks refuge at his home.. I call false advertising!

I loved the angsty hero, but that's where my enjoyment of the book tapered. The self-described "impractical" heroine bored me to tears with her fragile perfection. Seriously though, she was a mouse - there was one scene where she was afraid to HOLD A KNIFE because she might damage her fingers (and no, being a concert pianist isn't
Mar 31, 2011 Khim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een heerlijk romannetje voor tussendoor. Deze was niet te soepsappig. Deze ging echt ergens over. Je leest over Rachel die op het punt stond om in het huwelijk te treden, maar ze vlucht. Ze ontmoet Orlando bij het graf van z'n broer. Kort daarna nadat ze een aanrijding krijgt vangt Orlando Rachel op en ze mag voor zolang bij hem overnachten. Orlando heeft een oogziekte en is zo goed als blind, maar dat wil hij Rachel niet vertellen en doet net alsof er niks aan de hand is. Rachel is een succesvo ...more
I really have no idea what the title was supposed to have in common with the content. The story is rather sweet and much less sensational - all based around the traditional miscommunications, naturally. A quick, light read.
Cait Miller
Jun 22, 2010 Cait Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story, worst title ever - not only because it's a terrible title but also because it only relates to the story by the thinnest thread. The heroine isn't his mistress, nor is she paid to do anything.
Tonya Warner
Jul 27, 2011 Tonya Warner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice, fast-paced story.
Jan 05, 2011 Karyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm on some Harlequin trip and i can't seem to stop. Sigh
Kaycee ❤️
I was frustrated the whole time I was reading this! There are so many stupid moments in this book that I can't believe actually happened.
Sabina Alilovic
Sep 14, 2016 Sabina Alilovic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story. Title totally inadequate.
Liz Fielding
Apr 12, 2010 Liz Fielding rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Moving story with a powerful hero, heart rending heroine. The title is a bad joke.
May 07, 2010 Kerensa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
eBook from Mills & Boone. Really bad title, for a very nice book, about a man going blind, and a concert pianist. There were a few "misunderstandings," but they were resolved pretty fast.
Georgie rated it it was ok
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India Grey was born in England, UK. A self-confessed romance junkie, she was just thirteen years old when she first sent away for the Mills & Boon Writers' Guidelines. She can still recall the thrill of getting the large brown envelope with its distinctive logo through the letterbox, and subsequently whiled away many a dull school-day staring out the window and dreaming of the perfect hero. Sh ...more
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