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The Italian's Blackmailed Mistress

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"You really expect me to sleep with you to pay my father's debt?"

Italian magnate Max Quintano knew exactly how to get his way...by blackmailing Sophie into becoming his mistress.

""Sleep" is not what I have in mind."

Sophie will do anything to prevent her family's ruin--even if it means living in Max's luxurious Venetian palazzo--and being beholden to him...and will be until
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ebook, Harlequin Presents #2543, 140 pages
Published March 2010 by Harlequin Presents (first published January 1st 2006)
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Best_beloved
Yes, yes I read the Italian’s Blackmailed Mistress. And yes, I am ashamed.

The Italian in question is Max. He’s a self-made millionaire (at 31) despite coming from a very wealthy family, dashing and handsome he’s loved by women everywhere. Enter Sophia, the Blackmailed Mistress, who at 19 is working at one of the family hotels. She’s a beautiful, innocent, and studying to be a linguist. It’s instant attraction on both sides and soon the pair is dating. Max, who has a shred of decency, knows bette
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RomReader
Heroine had a very brief affair with Hero when she was 19. She is now being blackmailed by him to be his mistress as payback for for her supposed callousness with him 7 yrs ago & his clearing her dad's huge debts in the present. Heroine is confused about why he feels this way. She feels she's the one wronged, after overhearing a part of his conversation with his stepsister about their secret r/s with each other. She reluctantly agrees to be his mistress for the sake of her young half-brother ...more
Lady Raven RAVE!
OK i love this book, WARNING though if you like the whole being blackmail concept then this is for you but if you don't like the female to be too controlling by the man then this isn't for you
The plot is base on one big misunderstanding (aren't they all)but the author takes us on a ride with these two characters and she really tease us and gave us some good love scenes that i have read in a while in a harlequin presents book
Booked
JB brings love at first sight back to life. She gives hope to her characters and there's no quota on that. It's kinda ballsy of her to place our hero in a rather unique circumstance. She glides on some pure emotions but just scratching the surface. I'm a total sucker for the besotted hero and the highly possessive ones. Not her very best but it's one of the better ones.
Kay
Sep 08, 2012 Kay rated it 4 of 5 stars
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4 Stars ~ Hotelier Max was instantly bewitched when Sophia walked into his Sicilian hotel suite. She was the most beautiful creature he'd ever seen. Tall, slim but with delicious curves, and he wanted her. He soon learned from his manager that she was the 19 year old daughter of a friend working her vacation time from university, and definitely hands off. Max was enchanted and couldn't help himself from flirting; not seducing Sophie was nearly his undoing. When Max discovers that he has testicul ...more
Paige
One big misunderstanding between then 19 year old Sophie Rutherford and 31 year old Max Quintano led to an ugly end in their relationship. Now 7 years later 26 year old Sophie and 38 year old Max meet again. Filled with rage over the reason he thinks Sophie left him, Max uses her father's debt to get her into his bed. Although they are both filled with anger at each other, they can't stop the chemistry that is between them. Then, suddenly they learned the reason for their breakup was a mix up. A ...more
KatieV
Kept me reading and was fun for what it was but h was TSTL. She initially leaves hero because someone tells her he's messing around with his sister (VC Andrews did not co-author). (view spoiler) One of THE top ten stupidest big misunderstandings ever.
Uxia

I don't know how people gave this book 3 a nd 4 stars......... The H was a jerk without redemtion. She was not treated as a mistress, she was a sex slave and in the end of the book, when she tells him that him and her father could go both go to hell, he comes back and tells he "I love you" and she marries him, just like that..... she even can't wait to take his clothes off............... what a shitty book, she didn't even had a loving family worth sacrficing for, only his brother, but is not l
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Jenny
Heroine had a passionate brief affair with Hero when she was 19. Both are smitten and hero even proposes marriage. Heroine abandons him cause she thinks he is having a mistress. Hero believes she left him cause she couldn't handle his medical condition and serious illness.

Seven years later, Max wants revenge. He purchases Sophia’s father’s debts, and blackmails her to be his mistress. She reluctantly agrees to be his mistress and they discover how wrong they were about each other and how a terr
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Contessina
Hatun evleneceği adama , duyduğu iki kelâmın hesabını soramadı diye yedi yıl ayrı kaldı bunlar ... Yanlış okumadınız, rakamla yedi . Kızım ayna mı kırdın ne yaptın yahu ? Sen o zekayla nasıl Çince de dahil 6 dil öğrendin ?
Sonds
Loved the twist. I really enjoyed reading this book, predictable ending, though.
Melissa
Highly recommend. Great book, never disappointed with Baird.
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Jacqueline Baird was born on the 1st of April at home in a small village Northumbria, England, UK, where she raised. She went to the local village school, and later an all-girls' grammar school where she passed the University of Oxford General Certificate of Education in various subjects. On leaving school she joined the civil service in the then Post Office department.

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