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Enticed by His Forgotten Lover

(Pregnancy & Passion #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  5,137 Ratings  ·  331 Reviews
"Have we met?"

Answer: a right hook! Because Bryony Morgan pulls no punches. Even when she's very pregnant and facing down the father of her unborn child. She fell for wealthy hotelier Rafael de Luca when he courted her for her beachfront real estate. Then he disappeared. Now, she's in New York for answers--and she won't accept a brush-off.

But selective amnesia after a cra
Paperback, 186 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Harlequin Desire (first published 2007)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Enticed by His Forgotten Lover is the first book in the Pregnancy & Passion series, and while I can't say I'm a huge fan of Maya Banks’ books, this one is definitely a hit! It’s a heartwarming tale about what happens when a man gets a second chance and is willing to do whatever he has to, to have a future with the one person in this world who makes him feel things he’s never felt before – true, passionate, soul deep love, and the need to be a better man.

And despite the fact that the writing
Sammy Loves Books
I just popped my Maya Banks Cherry!
This one gets 4 "pregnancy and passion" stars

Rafael de Luca

Rafael de Luca

Rafael is a business tycoon looking to acquire beachfront property. His investors are lined up and he intends to build a swanky beachfront resort.


The land owners of the island have refused to sell to investors. They like their quiet quaint oasis. But Rafael won't be dissuaded. He just needs to convince someone to sell, and everyone has a price.


Bryony is pissed!! How dare the man she love treat h
OMG, I am not going to waste any more time on this overstuffed-with-clichés piece o' crap book than I already have by reading it. But I will anyway since my ass is parked on the sofa and I don't have my next book at hand.

Boring. Dull. Unbelievably trite and clichéd down to the dialogue. If you were to write a "Rich Asshole Knocks Up Sweet Thing" romance with every clichéd turn of phrase you could recall, then you'd have this little gem by Maya Banks.

The future series bait was obvious and lam
Dec 15, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was “neither very good nor very bad” for me. I liked Maya bank’s writing. An amnesia, Pregnancy, lies most of the typical HP ingredients were there. I liked Bryony very much, can’t say same about Rafe. He changed and make it up for Byron so at the end It was ok. But, It’s kind of cheesy that how a plane crash transforms a Whole person. Previously he was a bastard after the plane crash he became a lovey-dovey hero. 😜 I say we need more Plane crash for this Asshats. 🤣
I just don't buy Rafe's transformation. He is a jerk with the emotional maturity of a 12 year old. The writing is very good and Bryony is a great heroine except she keeps going back to idiot Rafe when she should have just cut her losses. I think that is the problem I have with MB's category. Her heroines are outstanding but her heros just never measure up. Sure they are sorry, eventually, but compared to the trials the heroines go through, they just have no depth and I can't find any empathy for ...more
4.5 stars. I’m more of a Presents gal than Desires, but it’s hard to go wrong with an amnesiac starchy hero. And indeed, except for a few oddly constructed sentences, there’s not a thing wrong with this story.

Still suffering from memory loss after an accident, Rafael is shocked when Bryony -- a woman most definitely not his type -- claims that during his missing weeks they fell in love and she’s now pregnant with his child. Almost more shocking for the workaholic Rafael is her claim that he was
This is a short story I found at Maya Banks's website, and it's available for download for free.

As expected, things happen hard and fast in this story, which features a one-night-stand-between-strangers plot. That's all I can say, because there's no way I can write a plot summary without basically giving the whole story away. Just forget all the advices your momma's told you and check all your disbeliefs at the door before starting to read it, and you'll be fine. Overall, it wasn't bad for a "sh
Rating 4.5
I enjoy the Desires Maya Banks writes, they are full of passion, drama and grovelling and characters especially heroines who have a backbone and can verbally spar with the best of them, Enticed by His Forgotten Lover was no less with the hero Rafael who has lost one month of memory and the ability to recognize some people, so when he sees a woman shooting visual daggers at him and asks who she is he gets a punch and then finds out she's pregnant.

Bryony tells him that he's the father, t
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sinceramente empezó más o menos bien, pero ha sido un poco flojo. Me esperaba más, sobre todo por que la autora me gusta mucho.
Era una historia corta, pero ha sido todo muy rápido.seguiré leyendo por que es una serie y quiero ver si los demás libros están mejor
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ms Banks is a solid writer and you can pretty guarantee that her works will be well written and interesting and in usual fashion this one didn't disappoint!

Ok we have definately read the plot line many times as it is very much a Harlequin favourite but Ms Banks' spin and talent makes it different. I laughed at the beginning when the h punched the H when he asked if they had previously met. In my opinion he got off light - if that had been me I would have followed that punch with a short sharp ki
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
You know the story, boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy gets girl pregnant, boy gets amnesia.....But seriously, that is the exact premise of this book and as soap opera corny as that may sound this was actually a really good book!! Maya Banks has never let me down and this is no exception. Rafe and Bryony spend a wonderful four weeks falling in love on the island where she lives and when Rafe attempts to return to New York to attend to some business he has an accident and wakes with ...more
Absolutely loved the book,Rafeal-Bryony both are perfect match for each other,really felt bad for Bryony her pain-fear both touched my heart,Rafeal he used Bryony but fate gave him second chance to win such a wonderful sweet caring person who can change him for good and make him happy,loved Laura a lot such a adorable lady and also liked the drama that was in the story

What Rafeal did was really unforgivable but cause he was so ashamed and guilty and even he was so disappointed by himself how can
A quick read. One of the better category romances that I've read. Rafael, the hero, has amnesia. He cannot remember a month of his life from about 4 months before, due to a plane crash. He is at a party when a woman is staring at him and he makes the mistake of going up to her and ask "Have we met?". Well, we learn that Rafe has been busy and is going to be a father soon. Things are a bit predictable in how it turns out but I was a little surprise at certain events.
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☂ ℬrandi
3.5 (rated slightly less generously but only because of the length)

I am quite pleasantly surprised. This is my first Harlequin and to be honest, I was expecting a lot of cheese. I anticipate good things from Maya Banks but for many readers Harlequin earns the (undeserved) perception of being trite, cliched and inferior. {Maybe that was only my perception?} Sure, this book is only 186 pages so one can't expect the sort of character and plot development you'd find in 350+ pages; there is a degree
Sep 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I won this book on Twitter and thought it looked like a good book to read on a Saturday afternoon. My review will be honest based on how I felt about the book, not how I felt about winning it.

So what happens when a wealthy hotelier, Rafael de Luca, looks at Bryony Morgan and asks, “Have we met?” A right hook comes flying at your face! Bryony, pregnant with Rafael’s baby, has come to confront the man she loves for loving and leaving her. The problem: Rafael was in a plane crash and has short-term
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
While the premise of Maya Banks latest has been done before – he falls in love, fathers a child, and forgets it all - her writing was fresh, and I loved the hero and heroine. Rafael meets Bryony when he’s trying to convince her to sell the land so that he and his corporate BFF’s can raise a hotel. Bryony gets him to loosen up, and falls in love with him. Hurt in an accident, he’s lost his memory and when confronted by her at a party, forces her to confess her relationship to him.

There were some
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe-for-me, series
This was an interesting re-read for me. I read it a couple of years ago and vaguely remembered the plot so I knew what I was getting into. I like this author and wanted to see how I would react to this book after a couple of years of becoming a lot more picky about what I read.

On the surface, this is a fairly easy read. Pretty simple plot. But then something happens and your heart falls into your stomach.

This book presents a Hero that causes so many emotions and wide swings from love to hate, t
This was actually a mistake read for me, I don't usually read the short Harlequins because I feel like I get cheated out the length, detail of the story and especially the conclusion always happens too fast. I guess I just ordered this off of PBS because I like the author and her style. I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed the whole thing; story line, characters, love connection. There was even a twist towards the end that I was a little surprised about, but the best was the right hook ...more
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
I always seem to forget how much I love Maya Banks until I pick up one of her books.

She is an amazing author and I have loved everything I've read by her. This book was no exception. I'm just sorry that I didn't read it as soon as I bought it. I can't wait to read the other three books in this series.
Mar 31, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF@60%! So boring!
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leído el 01/09/2012

Good, good, good!!
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harelquin Desire
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Pregnancy & Passion
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

Bryony Morgan has come to New York to confront the lowlife businessman who lied to her, seduced her, and then abandoned her, leaving her pregnant with his child
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25. Sometimes I'm such a sucker for Harlequin romances! They are just so romantic and sweet. This wasn't any different. I love Bryony (I had no clue if I'm saying this correctly but it sounds pretty in my head lol). I do wish the story was a bit more developed but still adorable in my book! :)
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Hollie Gillick
May 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
No No No No No.
This book was so bad I wanted to throw it a wall.
I recommend you run as far as possible from this book and don't look back
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Muy buena historia
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult-lit
First off I have to say I had a hard time swallowing the concept of a hidden pregnancy and amnesia. Bryony kept said pregnancy a secret because when Rafe left her island home he promised to come back to her. And Rafe never called, texted, or returned because he had amnesia. Rafe suffers from short-term amnesia, meaning he’s only forgotten the last 4 months or so of his life rather than the whole thing. Conveniently, the only space of time he’s known Bryony. Did I mention the amnesia occurred bec ...more
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it

The hero Rafe is trying to go about his life business as usual without any of his business associates realising that his recent plane crash has left him with amnesia for the preceding months. During a business gathering he is approached by the heroine Bryony, and left stunned when her response to his query whether he knows her or not is a punch to the face. Bryony is upset to learn about Rafe's condition, especially that the time he has lost is the time he spent with her. Rafe doesn't know what
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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

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“For the love of God, what was he thinking? She was pregnant with his child, he couldn’t remember her and yet he was ready to tear both of their clothes off and damn the consequences. Well, at least she couldn’t get pregnant again…?.” 0 likes
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