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His Royal Love-Child

(Royal Brides #4)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  999 ratings  ·  60 reviews
The prince and his pregnant mistress...

Danette Michaels knew that when she became Principe Marcello Scorsolini's secret mistress there would be no marriage, no future and no public acknowledgment. At the time it was enough.

But Danette can't be Marcello's secret any longer. She wants him, all or nothing -- even if it means their affair is over.

Until a pregnancy test changes
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2541, 186 pages
Published June 2006 by Harlequin Books (first published May 2006)
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The second book in this series is about the youngest brother, better than the first The Prince's Virgin Wife, but by no means as good as The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain.

I'm really afraid that Monroe's heroes are going to get bullied, beaten up and kicked out of HarleyLand by the other real alpha HP heroes. They are just nice. Arrogant, yes, but still nice. The don't call the h sluts' the don't try and ruin their families or their lives, and even when they don't realize that the
Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
Apparently, I didn't read Debbie DiFiore's review and got my second I genuinely-loved-my-first-wife-but-she-died story in a row. Not good. And as I've stated it before, I won't repeat why I don't like this kind of stories.

That part of the story aside. It started angsty enough to give it a chance but somewhere along the way the h started irritating me, I don't know if I have to blame her pregnancy hormones but her hysterics turned me to the H's team.

The story opens with the h hurt after seeing pa
Debbie DiFiore
So he loved his first wife so much he could never love again? This book made me sad. If there really was a Heaven, who would he spend eternity with? The first wife or the second one. I don't think that Heaven takes into account human failings. Is there really a chance that we won't have jealousy in Heaven? That is my fear for if eternity is meant for is there room for three or four or more?These kind of books make me sad. Makes me question God and HEA's. I am feeling low tonight I guess. This bo ...more
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Apr 20, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shorts
I really got wrapped up in the characters and wished it would have been longer instead of a short. I usually enjoy this author's stories and this was no exception. I felt the heroine was a bit immature due to circumstances and it showed in the story. The hero under estimated his feelings for the heroine and almost waited too late to fix it. But there of course was a HEA and it was a satisfying one too. As the couple actually communicated - whoa go figure....

Would love to see a short story on the
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis - Prince Marcello Scorsolini and American Danette Michaels first met when her friend’s fiancé asked Marcello to hire her at Scorsolini Shipping. He was impressed with her work ethic and drawn to her beauty, eventually initiating an affair. Their 6 months together is the longest relationship Marcello has had since the death of his wife, and while he refuses to make a long-term commitment to Danette, he has no desire to stop any time soon. Because of the intrusiveness of the press in his ...more
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved it! The heroine shows tremendous courage in falling in love with this particular Prince since he's got some serious baggage, being a widower and infertility issues(or so he thinks.)So of course he is arrogant and bossy and he feels that in denying himself a future with Danette he is protecting her. Thus he is not ready to commit and when he finally changes his mind cause of her pregnancy she is the one that is reluctant to marry him. And she is quite stubborn about it as well.

I felt that a
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Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
The self-righteous moping of Lucy Monroe’s heroines as they stew in their unrequited love really resonates with my inner adolescent. This heroine actually tries to debate her hero into loving her: "don’t you see? By having unprotected sex with me and risking an unplanned pregnancy, you are secretly expressing your love for me! You would never be so careless with a woman you didn’t care about." (This fails to convince him, because *spoiler*. Also, her argument is totally illogical, but no one see ...more
Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone but part of a series
Ages of H and h: In their 30s
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)
Descriptive Sex &/Or Drama Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)
>>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)
Contains Cheating: (view spo
Paula Legate
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-suspence
Book Description
The prince and his pregnant mistress...
Danette Michaels knew that when she became Principe Marcello Scorsolini's secret mistress there would be no marriage, no future and no public acknowledgment. At the time it was enough. But Danette can't be Marcello's secret any longer. She wants him, all or nothing--even if it means their affair is over.
Until a pregnancy test changes the rules forever....

This book had a good a story line. The love between Danette, and Marcello was sweet. I l
Lady Raven RAVE!
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sheikhs-romance
Loved it the chemistry between Danette & Marcello are great their little arguments are real entertaining and they both had a great story to tell...

Makes you can't even wait for July for Therese & Claudio's story..I'm just in love with the family altogether

My fav.. line in the book if you don't mind me saying is

" A low sperm count doesn't mean no sperm count" that line made a smile come to my face but anyway when you read the book you will know what i mean...
Aug 19, 2011 rated it liked it
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Feb 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: print
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Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was really good and I only have a few small problems with it.. Im bummed and a little confused as to why the pregnancy wasnt more of the story especially with the name of the book.. I would have expected her to be further along or an epilogue.. Very minor issue but Im bummed she didnt call her parents the whole story. She kept saying she hadnt yet but would have liked an appearance.. Overall this was a pretty good HP.. I have to say it was like a breath of fresh air that Marcello hadnt had ...more
Kaycee ❤️
This was a fairly typical mistress-got-pregnant. It’s one of my favorite tropes and I thought this one was well done. And what made the book especially enjoyable for me was the likability of the characters. I liked both Danette and Marcello; there was so much intensity to this couple and I was so happy to read their bumpy journey to HEA.
short read.. but I am inlove with harlequin... so. I enjoyed it...
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
I got this as a bundle of 3 stories about three brothers. While better than The Princes Virgin Bride, it is reads as a beginner writer, not an established one. It needs editing and shouldn’t because it’s a published book from HP. For instance, when Danette arrives at a restaurant the waiter asks if she is meeting Tomassio, not Marcello. Tom is his brother. Had I not just read the first story I’d have had no idea who he was talking about. I found other minor ones but the wrong name shouldn’t happ ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Eh, not a lot going on considering one of the people in the couple is royal. Not much happens. Hero likes to back peddle a lot. 'Oh I would have married you'...even though he said he wouldn't? Eh skip.
Smriti Jain
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
The fights got repetitive and boring coz danette kept on syaing same thing to the hero everytime when they argued
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Lost Raven
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction, hea, rom
"You are not already married. You were a virgin the first time we made love- of course you could not be married," he said as if speaking to himself.
She turned back to him and smiled, albeit weakly. "No. I am not already married."
"And the baby is mine. Do you try to convince me otherwise because it will not wash. You are a one-man woman and I am your man,"

-Lucy Monroe
His Royal Love-Child
Ashley F
Aug 01, 2013 rated it liked it
This review was posted at Tsuki’s Book Blog on August 16, 2013.

This one followed Danette (weird name) and Marcello. Danette is Marcello's secret mistress and she's getting tired of being his dirty little secret. When she starts making demands of going public she discovers he's been hiding other secrets from her. After she breaks up with him she discovers she's pregnant making Marcello determined to claim his pregnant mistress as his wife.

This was one that was exactly what I expected. The premis
Nov 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
There are so many things that irritated me in this very short book that I'm sure to forget a few.
Let's start with the structure and writing. I do not like when authors need to use chapter breaks to increase the pace or sense of urgency that otherwise would not be there. I did not care for the style, which include very lengthy dialogues/arguments (poor and repetitive moreover), with very limited insights then into the thoughts or feelings of the characters. I would say that more than half of the
Dean MacKinnon-Thomson

A strong romance novel with a smooth prose, flowing writing style and excellent characterisation more than compensating for the plain plot

Characterisation: is one of this novel strongest suits. Ms Monroe is able of unveiling the tough backdrops and histories in such a way that it makes the characters become readily understandable. And this is one of the key things, Monroe characters do act consistently to their own pathos. I enjoyed this, and readily liked the fact that she avoided making or
Fiona Marsden
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this series a while ago but brushed up on them recently. This is the story of Marcello and Danette. I really hated her name. Dinette, kitchenette... But that's just me.

They have been having an affair for six months and Danette is starting to think Marcello might be interested in more than the business colleagues with benefits thing they have happening. Because reasons. At least she hopes so because she can't stand seeing him up close and personal with sexy blondes on the front pages of th
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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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Royal Brides (10 books)
  • The Sheikh's Bartered Bride (Royal Brides, #1)
  • Wedding Vow Of Revenge
  • The Prince's Virgin Wife (Royal Brides, #3; Scorsolini Princes, #1)
  • The Scorsolini Marriage Bargain
  • Hot Desert Nights: Mistress To A Sheikh / Desert Rake / Blackmailed By The Sheikh (Royal Brides, #6)
  • Forbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess (Royal Brides, #7)
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  • For Duty's Sake (Royal Brides, #9)
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