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Scandalously Expecting His Child

(The Billionaires of Blackcastle #2)

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Will he renounce his birthright for the woman who carries his child? Find out in this novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Gates! 

Self-made billionaire Raiden Kuroshiro escaped a dark past vowing to reclaim his heritage. But when the woman who once betrayed him returns, his desire for her threatens his plans. So he swears he'll purge her from his system and be do

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Kindle Edition, 186 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by Harlequin Desire
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Izy
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rating~ 4 stars

Short review:
This is the second book in the Billionaires from Blackcastle series by Olivia Gates. This time it's about Lightning aka Raiden Kuroshiro and Hannah aka Scarlett Delacroix.

Like in the series predecessor book, Raiden and Scarlett also had amazing chemistry and a very strong connection. Raiden and Scarlett have a past, they met years ago and fell in love but then a betrayal lead to them leading separate lives and 'Hannah' disappearing from Raiden's world.

Scarlett is
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Jen - Reviews
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh, once again Olivia Gates has delivered in spades! What a beautifully woven love story filled with exotic locations, revenge and two tortured people. What more could you want in a romance novel? Oh yes, that's right, and the steamiest love scenes delivered in beautiful poetic writing as only Olivia can do!
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Paula
Dec 27, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too slow-moving. I never really cared for or felt connected to Raiden and Scarlett, and I didn't feel the love between them. Their relationship seemed based more on lust and their strong physical attraction for each other. The storyline about The Organization wasn't very compelling. I was looking forward to reading this because of the Japan setting, but there was no sense of place in the story. Other than the Japanese characters, it seemed like it could have been set anywhere. ...more
Bibi
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely believe this book is one of Olivia Gates's best work. I loved it and have re-read it a couple of times.

Raiden, our hero, is super hot and if memory serves me right, he's the first Asian male (that I know of) to feature in a Harlequin novel. Having been kidnapped as a child and trained as a mercenary, he grew up never quite having a sense of where he belonged. He escapes from the oppressive and sinister group of mercenaries, creates another persona then proceeds to ingratiate himself
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Tanya Mayes
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

Let me start off by saying I absolutely love this book. The story takes me on a trip to Japan a place I want to visit especially now. Raiden is on the verge of getting everything he ever dreamed of his family back. But doing his engagement party he has this feeling that he just can't shake. In walks the source of that feeling Scarlett. Love this love at first feeling. From the moment these two get together it's super HOT!!! The way the author
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Susan
Good book with some very intense emotions. Raiden is on the verge of gaining everything he has worked for during the last ten years. Taken as children and forced to work for organized crime, Raiden and his "brothers" finally escaped. They all swore to do whatever necessary to bring down those that harmed them and save others from the same fate. Raiden also wants to reclaim his heritage and is about to enter the highest echelons of Japanese society through marriage. It doesn't matter to him that ...more
Amelia
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Billionaires of Black Castle miniseries is about a group of men who were abducted when very young to be trained as mercenaries for a ruthless organization. After escaping from their ruthless capturers, they started business ventures which made them extremely wealthy. Now the goal of each is to crush those who made their lives miserable, and keep anyone else from suffering the same fate. The second book is about Raiden Kuroshiro who is determined to regain the Japanese heritage that was lost ...more
Judyrudy
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Scandously Expecting his Child is the second book in Olivia Gates’ The Billionaire’s of Black Castle series. We are introduced to Raiden Kuroshiro who along with his partners in Black Castle Enterprises endured a childhood that no one should ever have to encounter. Freed from the captors that took his childhood away, he’s finally close to realizing his goals. Then, Scarlett Delacroix reenters the picture. He needs closure from a past that left him feeling betrayed. Both have secrets in their pas ...more
Cheri D Mendenhall
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good

I really loved this book, as other reviews stated, more information about " The Organization" is revealed and more of the brothers. In the series, I hope Cypher will get his own story too.
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Debra Guyette
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The second book in The Billionaires of Black Castle, Scandalously Expecting His Child by Olivia Gates take us to Japan.

When self-made billionaire Raiden Kuroshiro escaped his brutal past, he vowed to reclaim the heritage that was stolen from him. With his engagement to Megumi, he is close to achieving his goals. Then the one woman who betrayed him, the one woman he never forgot, returns and Raiden finds himself unable to stay away from her. He refuses to allow his irresistible desire for Scarlet
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Lisa Weaver
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Gates weaves a sensual web of attraction between billionaire Raiden Kuroshiro and the intriguing Scarlett Delacroix. Gates' latest novel in the Billionaires Of Black Castle series is as impossible to put down as the last. I'd planned to stretch this book out over a few evenings, but I didn't have the willpower not to read it in one sitting. An amazing setting, vibrant characters, and an intriguing plotline all combine to make this one a must read. ...more
lily waheed
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
what a heroine? ?????
full of surprises , but I loved her she is a tough girl ♡
Jennifer Mcpherson
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
All of the chapters are filled with pleasant surprises and adventures. My initial anticipation for this book is that it was going to have a predictable ,"happy ending"plot,and I have been gladly proven wrong. To say the least, this book was truly explosive. Raiden one of the Black Castle gods "accidentally" met Hannah and then he started ,"living" He then found out that nothing was as it seems. Olivia Gates uses so much imagery which in turn allows the audience to make a connection to the story. ...more
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D2345 Dec14 #2 in the series. Raiden Kuroshire reclaim his heritage by marrying a Japanese woman. He reconnects with Scarlet, the woman he has loved for years. She had disappeared and now he discovers she did it to save him and his brothers from the man who had kidnapped them as young children, and forced them into a life of crime.
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"Don’t let the title fool you: This is a story of intensity, from the hurt of ultimate betrayal, to the highest peaks of ecstasy to a love that reaches beyond understanding" (RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars).

Miniseries: The Billionaires of Black Castle
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Chelsea Ortiz-Gonzalez
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am on a roll...

This is book number 2 of the Black Castle series that I have read just today. I read A LOT when i love what I'm reading. And I've loved them both. Can't say too much because I'm too anxious to read the next one!!!
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Sinead
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Restarted reading on 26 April 2016.
Found it hard to get into first but once I got into it, loved it.
Did find all the code names a bit confusing at first but than got used to them.
Shan
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 72-in-2016
Olivia Gates wrote a spectacular book! Raiden and Scarlett are a fantastic couple and well written. Now I have to buy books one and three!
Dj
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Will he renounce his birthright for the woman who carries his child? Self-made billionaire Raiden Kuroshiro escaped a dark past, as child mercenary, vowing to reclaim his heritage. But when the woman who once betrayed him returns, his desire for her threatens his plans. So, he swears he'll purge her from his system and be done with her…Scarlett Delacroix believes she's sinned beyond forgiveness by seeking him out for his handler to get proof he’s the one who escaped. She saved his life and that ...more
Judy
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scandalously Expecting His Child by Olivia Gates
The Billionaires of Black Castle Series Book Two
Raiden Kuroshiro is closer than ever to his goal of reclaiming what it is. After being taken as a child, and losing out on taking the head of his household, he has found a way to succeed in doing so now. And then “she” appeared at his engagement party—the woman who'd betrayed him years ago.

Scarlett Delacroix has recreated herself. Again. She's lived a hard life...most of it not by her choice. Her grea
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Melinda
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance
I feel like this book has potential to be something really good if it was longer.

The storyline was slightly different and intrigues me. I feel the strong pull between Raiden and Scarlett, there is something about them that draws me in. They cannot help being drawn together even after 5 years and changes to Scarlett, especially her appearance and identity. For the majority of the story it is about these 2. Hiro is a nice little touch, he is an interesting guy, would have liked to seen him utilize
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Joelle
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Extremely well written
Absolutely one of my favourites 😀
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: january-2017
I'm being very critical with this book because i'm sure it deserves a 5/5 for some but for me it was a solid 4.5/5 simply because it wasn't as fluffy as i wanted it to be.

BUT. I would also like to state that the fact that harlequin novels don't do writers justice by coming up with the back description because this book had so much more to offer. The characters were beyond interesting and their backstories were so different from any harlequin desire books I've read. Not to ruin anything for peop
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H.L. Laffin
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love books where the Hero feels one last tryst will be that. And then the heroine is left with a life time package. As females we all want the picket fences and loving family. However she understands that Raiden does not want that, therefore she will make do, leaving him to decide what is most important. Good story.
Tigger
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a hard one for me to read...
started off very slow and did not know where this story was going.

Pressed on and by chapter 5, I was hooked.

Happy that I kept reading, Olivia did a good job as usual


brenda jennlngs
Dec 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
Scandalously the worst book ever

I gave this BOOK one star it's the lowest rating u can go. A total waste of money.don't recommend this book to anyone
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Spinneretta
Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
The second in the Billionaires of Black Castle. Good.
Kathy Jund
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! Book two in the Billionaire's of Blackcastle series! ...more
Kim
Jun 09, 2017 added it
Self-made billionaire Raiden Kuroshiro escaped a dark past vowing to reclaim his heritage. But when the woman who once betrayed him returns, his desire for her threatens his plans. So he swears him returns, his desire for her threatens his plans. So he swears hell plunge her from his system and be done with her... Scarlett Delacrox believes she's sinned beyond forgiveness. So she accepts Raiden's
offer of temporary passion as her last chance with him. Then she becomes pregnant. But she and her ba
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Eliza
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
The ending disappointed me. For some reason I wanted him to reveal to his uncle that he was their relative, but nope, that did not happen. Otherwise, it was ok.
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