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The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress (Petronides Brothers Duo #1)

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,134 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews

When Greek billionaire Dimitri Petronides is forced to give up Xandra Fortune, his beautiful mistress, he's certain she won't be too distraught. For all the intense passion they've shared, she's never let him into her heart, and such a commitment-shy woman could never be his wife....

But after their split Dimitri discovers that Xandra Fortune is not who he thought she was--

Kindle Edition, Harlequin Presents , 192 pages
Published June 21st 2010 by Harlequin Books (first published October 2003)
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Absolutely loved every second of this book,all my questions were answered and absoluetely loved Alexandra -Dimitri both of them,both are stubborn and cute in their own ways,enjoyed and loved every second of their journey towards HEA

Dimitri Petronides is an Italian tycoon and Xandra(Alexandra) is his mistress but he has to break it up with her cause his granfather is sick and he refuses to undergo the surgery till Dimitri agress to marry Phoebe who is a Greek girl and moves around their family ci
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
The story of this book has been playing on my head since forever, guess its time for a re-read :D

I bought this one because I was in the mood for an HP where the hero really done the heroine wrong and after she disappears realizes his mistake and searches for her to get her back. This one was right up that alley and was pretty good. The hero was a super super ass to her and she, while she loved him, didn't whimper and melt but stood up to him. Well written with some good angsty scenes. POV from both the hero and the heroine. He was pretty contrite when he wised up so that was nice. Minor spo ...more
Delaney Diamond
Aug 23, 2011 Delaney Diamond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hp-romance
This didn't read like your typical HP. The heroine is American, from New Orleans. Her mother and her ideas of ladylike vs. scandalous behavior made me laugh and shake my head. She was the stereotypical Southern dame who didn't like to get her sensibilities offended.

This is Dimitri's story, the older brother who was to marry Phoebe (but his brother did instead) in The Latin Lover: The Greek Tycoon's Inherited Bride\Back in the Spaniard's Bed.

This one was well-written, too, and I enjoyed the plo
So my confession for today is... I occasionally love a good melodramatic WTF-ery plot. And boy did this one have it in SPADES.

WTF 1) Xandra Fortune is a European model. Gosh, can't tell you how easy THOSE are to relate to. It's a good thing she wasn't a supermodel yet because I never would have been able to relate to that.

WTF 2) But she's a model with a secret identity. (Again, good thing she wasn't a supermodel because the superhero/supermodel jokes would fly.) You see, Xandra Fortune is really
Jun 07, 2011 Books&Friends rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this before and at Booklover's recommendation I went and did a reread. On the surface Dimitri is a bloodless bastard treating Xandra/Alexandra with cold distain. The way he treated her meant only the best groveling could overcome the readers distaste. Not to say readers aren't justified, but having lived and traveled across the world I've seen a varied style of family dynamics. How much loyalty a family or parent can exert? A LOT. Dimitri went off the rails when his grandfather asked him ...more
Jan 10, 2015 Vashti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did a reread and bumped up to 5***, one of my fav books by LM.I wonder if she ever wrote the sister's love story?
This book I just fell in love with. I loved Xandra! She took a lot of grief from Dimitri and yet she never stopped loving him and even though she was angry for the way he treated her she still didn't give up on them. The hero is of course in love with her as well but his insecurities and obligation to his family name force him to break up with Xandra so as to marry a good Greek girl. Soon he realizes his mistake and is determined to grovel and win her back. Some previous misunderstandings and pr ...more
Jun 08, 2012 Leona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hqn-presents
This is definitely one of my favorite HP's of all times and one of my favorites by Lucy Monroe. It is filled with angst and it has an absolutely incredibly strong heroine. I also felt that Dmitri's recognition of his mistake and his grovel throughout the book were what made this so strong.

My only negative, is I think she forgave him too easily. It would have been so much stronger to draw out the reconciliation.
Leí esta novela hace años y hoy la releí y aunque es buena,fácil de leer como toda Harlequin,me sacó de quicio la actitud del protagonista. Niega que ella esté embarazada de él,le dice que probablemente sea hijo de otro,se va a casar con otra,porque el abuelo lo obliga y porque ella si es una griega virgen,aunque fue el primero en la vida de la modelo,pero claro como ya no es virgen,ya no le sirve. Que arcaico!En fin la deja tirada como si nada y luego vuelve queriendo que ella lo perdone y lo a ...more
Nov 22, 2011 Vanessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexandra Dupree has been living as a fashion model, Xandra Fortune, for the past six years to support her mother and younger sister. She has to keep their connection on the low down so of course her “lover” Dimitri Petronides doesn’t know who she really is. He believes he does though and he believes she is career oriented and that she will move on quickly from him when he has to give her up to marry a woman his grandfather is blackmailing him into marrying.

Xandra is heartbroken when Dimitri bre
Jumping right in: from the get go, this book made zero sense. The intro and the premise of the book was just…

and this is coming from someone who has been reading romance novels since (never you mind) and I have forgiven A LOT of odd plot lines in the name of HEA.
The story reminded me of those old Loveswept series circa 1980s. I saw that it was published in 2004 but that can’t be right. It had to be a reprint.

First off, Xandra (Xandra?) Fortune is a French supermodel (working only in Europe) who
Simona Misevska

I loved this book,i know the theme is cliche and was predictable but i did not care because i enjoyed every page of this book,after so many DNF this week and books i did not enjoyed i m glad i read this one.Let me say Dimitri was one HOT alpha male,yes he was asshole in beginning but Alexandra make him pay it for it.This book is page turning,steamy and light read,loved both hero and heroine,great second characters.
Penny Watson
Jan 16, 2016 Penny Watson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, favorite-hps
The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress by Lucy Monroe

Mistress gets pregnant, Greek dude promises dying grandfather he will marry some Greek chick and dumps mistress, mistress runs away, Greek dude realizes he's a big schmo and grovels for the rest of the book, yada yada yada, HEA.

UPDATE: 5 stars!

The first time I read this I didn't love it, but I've since reread it about a million (billion...hee hee!) times, and now it's my all-time fav HP.

Apr 26, 2016 Mo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Alexis-Morgan Roark
Love and redemption and miscommunication and pain and love. Good book once you get past the really painful first couple of chapters.
Mar 03, 2013 Kay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: print
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Jun 30, 2013 B.E.Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**May contain minor spoilers**
I will admit I know these books can be cheesy at times and I know they are out of date but there's still something about books like these that I almost find comforting and I like, when I want an easy romance with an archaic man(yes sometimes I like my men archaic) I go to books like this. Dimitri and Alexandra had a whirlwind romance for just over a year. Alexandra was a model and Dimitri was a billionaire businessman. Both Dimitri and Alexandra had a lot of secre
May 31, 2011 Marajean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 17, 2011 Sam rated it did not like it
I'm pretty sure that cutting the lights and breaking into your baby mama's room while she's in the shower is the beginning of a horror scene--not romance.
two and a half stars actually.
The element of surprise on reading the book for the first time - (view spoiler) - gives you goosebumps....that's what the half star is for.
otherwise the hero is your archetypal....arrogant...posturing...male!!!! Didn't like the way he treated the Heroine .....(view spoiler)
Melissa Maxwell
Feb 11, 2013 Melissa Maxwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story. Demetri and Alexandria are lovers who have been together for a year when he breaks off their relationship. He breaks it off to please his grandfather who refuses to get necessary surgery until his grandson marries. Alexandria just found out she was pregnant but is devastated when he breaks off their relationship and to top it off his does not believe the child is his even though he is the only man she has ever been with. His pride and anger nearly costs him everything when he ...more
Dec 19, 2011 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe 4.5 stars. This one started out really, really good. Mountains of angst and behaviors you knew were going to demand major grovelling later on. And I know some people think it's a cheap trick, but I love it when (view spoiler) In the middle I thought it lost steam -- too much dialogue or something. But it was satisfying again at the end. Until now I haven't been that impressed by Lucy Monro ...more
Samar Estwacol
Jan 06, 2016 Samar Estwacol rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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A little sweet, a little sappy, but satisfying on the whole. I liked how the author portrayed that it really does take two to make or break a relationship. Both Xandra (Alexandra) and Dimitri contributed to the demise of their dysfunctional relationship, with their emotional baggage, poor communication and misunderstandings doing a lot of the damage.

The most gripping part of the story for me was the beginning (even then, it's only moderately angsty as I don't find this author's writing style, a
Hemavathy DM Suppiah
Absolute rot. The plot could have been pulled from the Dark Ages.

Within the first ten pages the hero decides to break of with his mistress, marry the eligible young woman chosen for him by his family and blames the mistress/heroine for the who,e thing because you know, she had a job and was therefore a career woman and had never waited on him hand and foot. Because honor is important to Greeks.

And when he finds out she's pregnant, he accuses her publicly of sleeping around, two-timing him whil
The beginning of this book was heart-wrenching. Very sad. I was deep into it but then the pace slowed down because it seemed the introduction, conflict and even the climax had taken place within the first three chapters. I wondered what would happen next and was disappointed to find it was the typical Harlequin stuff with the hero being macho, in love with the heroine but not admitting it, the heroine feeling insecure in love believing the hero to not love her. The story was sweet and all but I ...more
3 You Are The Father! Stars

“Do you think I’m stupid? You cannot possibly be pregnant with my child.”

Xander is a famous French model and billionaire Dimitri Petronides’s lover. She has just found out that she is pregnant and is eager to tell Dimitri. Until she learns that he is dumping her to marry a nice Greek girl. She tells him that she is pregnant. He doesn’t believe her and evicts her from the apartment that they shared. Xandra does the only thing she could. She cancels her modeling contrac
Aug 28, 2011 Nancy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my "mindless, need to kill a couple of hours" books. I only like it because, after he has treated her badly, she leaves him and disappears, making him come looking for her. She does change her mind too quickly when he finds her but I am so tired of these books where the women "can't help themselves" whenever he touches them and the allow the men to treat them like stupid dolls. At least she stood up for herself, even if not long enough.
Kaycee Sapinoso
Alright, so y'all know I always loved Greek/Latin/Spanish heroes, and secret-mistress/pregnan-mistress themed romances. So when I saw the blurb, I grabbed it,started reading it and I was hooked. I couldn't put it down.

Dimitri Petronides was an awesome greek hero. I loved how the author showed us that beneath the cold and unfeeling exterior lies an emotionally tortured man who lost the woman he loves and sacrificed his own happiness.

Xandra Fortune was beyond hurt when Dimitri breaks off their ar
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or ...more
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Petronides Brothers Duo (2 books)
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