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The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress

(Petronides Brothers Duo #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  3,211 ratings  ·  179 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--

Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2438, 184 pages
Published December 2004 by Harlequin Books (first published October 2003)
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Such fun angst with two fun characters: A Greek hero who puts his loyalty to his grandfather over the woman he has been with for year. A European supermodel with a secret American identity who is working to keep her impoverished, socialite mother in twinsets and pearls.

Things have gone swimmingly between the H/h until

(1)the H's grandfather needs heart surgery and demands the H marry a Greek virgin before he'll sign the consent forms.

(2) The h finds out she's pregnant.

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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
Melody Cox
Absolutely loved and adored this book so much that today was my twelfth time through.

Greek billionaire, Dimitri Petronides, is forced to give up Xandra Fortune, his girlfriend/mistress, to marry the woman his Greek grandfather had chosen for him. Xandra was devastated because she had just taken a pregnancy test and the result was positive. She leaves the day he kicked her out but she does call him and asks to meet him but he doesn't believe she's pregnant.

He finally realized after a week that sh
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
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Again a re-read!

I added one more star this time because hero convinced me of his love and how sorry he was for his rejection and rude words to the heroine. He searched her for a long time. she was so strong. Both infront of her mother and her behavior and against their breakup. I appreciate that they both took responsibility for their actions. The angst level in this was high. And their breakup scene was very hard to read.
Loved the grandfather and all secondary characters.

I strongly recommend.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
This had some GOOD grovel 👌🏼

In all fairness, since I've now read this twice, at least, I need the stars to reflect that. The H is still a little lacking, but he does suffer towards the end. Or at least he says he does.

Read this a while back and never did the review.

Xandra is a model in France and is afflicted with two major problems.(view spoiler)
Why this book is popping on my feed again I do not know, must be some punishment for scorning the neighbor's cat!
But let me remind myself: remember Kiki, he came to his sense conveniently AFTER the fiancée ran off and married the brother and started to look for her AFTER she was evicted and AFTER she left Paris which was actually one week after him throwing his tantrum because she had the brains to think she needs to give him time to cool down. Also he neither apologised nor explained the reason
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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?
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
The story of this book has been playing on my head since forever, guess its time for a re-read :D

Jacqueline J
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
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Nikki ღ Navareus


Oh my hell. I'm a sucker for these asshole heroes who cast out their pregnant girlfriends, denying the child their girlfriend is carrying could possibly be theirs. This story was perfection. Dimitri was a gigantic asshole of epic proportions, when he devastatingly broke up with Xandra to marry someone else. And the way he evicted her from his apartment was cold as hell. I LOVED every second of this story, from the heartbreaking devastation, to the groveling by the ending. It was
I liked how the author portrayed that it really does take two to make or break a relationship. Both Alexandra and Dimitri contributed to the demise of their dysfunctional relationship because of their emotional baggage and poor communication skills, which created further dysfunction in the form of misunderstandings.

The most gripping part of the story was the beginning (even then it's only moderately angsty as I don't find this author's writing style, although well-written, to be overly emotiona
I haven't read one of these books in years but because I saw some positive reviews for this book I decided to give it a recap

Dmitri and the Xandra have been lovers for a year, she was a virgin before him and for their time together they've been basically living together in an apartment in Paris. He knows her as the blonde green eyed model Xandra Fortune. When Dmitri's ailing grandfather gives him an ultimatum he has to end his relationship with his mistress/girlfriend? to marry a sui
Ivy H
Review of book read years.

I really enjoyed this novel when I read it. I enjoyed this in a demented manner. I remember getting really upset at the heroine for cutting off all her beautiful hair. Wtf ?! Why do authors even do this shit to heroines? Cutting off your beautiful hair because your cold hearted bastard boyfriend dumped you? That's masochistic. That's not a symbolic eradication of your old glamorous life. You can be glamorous and sad at the same time bitch. Never allow a man to make you
Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
DNF... Only finished reading chapter 2.

It's my fault because I read Vintage's review and I knew I wasn't going to like it so I erased it from my to-read list but forgot to add it to my will-not-read. My bad.

If the hero is a jerk because he is grieving and/or he wants revenge (even if the heroine is totally innocent and he knows it, or not) I can take it, believe me I've loved really jerks heroes.

But here? Even though he knew he was her first lover and been together for more than a year he's sudd
Debbie DiFiore
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Lydia's Romance
4 "agápi mou--my love" Stars

My thoughts?
It was perfectly ridiculous. I loved it. *sighs wistfully* These Harlequin Greek tycoons are just what the doctor ordered--the boost to my immunity I needed.

Purchased ebook book from Amazon.
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first HP and I really enjoyed the book. I was always wary of trying HP books because every review I read pointed out that the heroine of the book was a complete doormat or involved infidelity...two things that makes me hate a book. But this book was great and had a strong heroine and a loving hero who groveled in a very manly way...not the whiny way or the self-indulgent way of 'I let her go for her own good' crap. I also appreciated the way Monroe developed their relationship. I usually feel ...more
Delaney Diamond
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
It always comes as a shock to me that I used to read, love, absorb and whole-heartedly believe in this type of book. One in which the heroes have all the financial and emotional power, and where the heroines are there to be victims. It's very rare for women to have agency - to take decisive action in pursuit of their goals - and all too common for them to profess as a virtue their continued love for men whose actions proclaim them emotionally-stunted, vicious-tongued, self-absorbed jerks. My onl ...more
Ann Lou
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's been years since my last harlequin read. This book made me realize I should probably read more.

Anyways, the first few chapters were painful for me but the Hero totally redeemed himself in the end. I love that the h was no pushover. He suffered for what he had done to her and I got my HEA.
Apr 17, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: print
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 70 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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