The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress (Petronides Brothers Duo #1)
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--...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
My only negative, is I think she forgave him too easily. It would have been so much stronger to draw out the reconciliation.
Xandra is heartbroken when Dimitri bre ...more
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 ...more
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.
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.
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 ...more
The element of surprise on reading the book for the first time - (view spoiler)[ when you realise that Xandra Fortune and Alexandra Dupree are one and the same (hide 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)[ Doubting the baby's parentage, accusing her of deliberately falling pregnant, suspecting her of in ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more