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Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife

(Pregnant Brides #2)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,503 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Russian billionaire Sergei Antonovich was famous for being knee-deep in stunning supermodels and aspiring actresses. But not one was suitable bride material. Would he ever grant his aging babushka her dearest wish and present her with a grandchild?

So, why not handle this challenge as business? Without emotion, but with a contract of convenience that would grant Sergei the
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I found this book very charming. I guess I was just in the mood for it. Sergei comes off as ridiculously appealing, despite his flaws. This is one of those times that I can totally understand why the heroine has a hard time resisting the hero. He's got the powerful, billionaire who happens to be drop-dead gorgeous and has the sexy vibe down big time. And add on him being identifiably Russian.... He really is a sex bomb.

I really liked Alissa. She's a very sweet person. She does stand up for hers
Evil twin applies for bride to be to mega-rich Russian. Good twin has to fill in. Her winsome ways and untried vagina win the Russian over.

Evil twin needs to die a slow and painful death. Maybe a shallow grave for a shallow girl?

Bette Davis movie plot.
Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
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"Good" identical twin is forced into marriage with a Russian Billionaire because the "bad" identical twin signed a contract saying she would marry him and bear him a child for a pile of money. The "bad" twin doesn't want to ruin her figure with a pregnancy so she forges the heroine's name and then waltz's off with the money to marry another man.

Heroine goes along with the contract because the "bad" twin gave her mother enough money to buy out their adulterous mid-life crisis father and stay in t
Debbie DiFiore
I love this book

I love kind heroines. She stood up for herself and I liked that. The scene at the disco where she started dancing with someone else because he was ignoring her was priceless. Her sister was just evil. Hated her. Such opposites. I loved the H too. You could feel h in changing from this cold oligarch to a kind loving man. I just loved his transformation. You could feel him falling in love with her too. Just a great book!!! It's another keeper!
Melody Cox
4.25 Stars

I enjoyed this book both times I have read it. I may have enjoyed it more the second time as I took my time to absorb it.

Hero wants a marriage so he can produce a grandchild for his grandmother without love or commitment involved. He has his attorneys do the wife search for him and lucky for him there was a hiccup. The woman that was chosen has a twin unbeknownst to the lawyers. The chosen one is evil and wicked and has blackmailed and used her sister throughout her whole life and the
It was a pleasant read but I didn't really enjoy this one as much as others by Graham. Heroine and her sister were caricatures of Good and evil. Her sister was just too one-dimensionally awful (not a virgin of course so must be the equivalent of a whore) and the heroine too insecure and pathetic. The hero was not a good person...his solution to difficult divorce and custody proceedings he describes (where women only seek custody of their own children out of greed, because no women love their own ...more
Chitra *CJ*
"Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife" is the story of Sergei and Alissa.

Basically our hero, Russian billionaire Sergei Antonovich has been burned by marriage before and comes up with the genius idea of having a bride of convenience to give him a baby and scram off, in order to please his elderly grandmother. He auditions many women, only to find the perfect "Alissa", who as per her interviews and picture is supposed to be ideal, however leaves him cold. However, when he meets her, he finds himself
4.25 stars

Sergei, the Russian hero, was the star of this book. His chemistry with heroine Alissa was electric, resulting in some passionate love scenes. I also enjoyed this a lot because it was romantic, fun and sexy.

Sergei was very arrogant but I found this character trait amusing, probably because he possessed enough positive traits (honest, loving, fair and generous) to balance out the negative. I loved his sweet relationship with his grandmother, Yelena. He loved her so much he was willing t
Jacqueline J
I liked this one much better than the first one. The premise was a little different in that the hero decided to acquire a wife by having his lawyers pick one working off of a bullet list. But of course the girl they pick is the evil one of a set of twins who talks her sister into following through with the marriage without telling our heroine, the good twin, that she had committed her to bearing a child and giving it up to him. She was sweet and I liked the way she kept the hero off balance. I w ...more
Nothing really wrong with this romance, other than that I'm put off by characters who sacrifice themselves for the sake of really nasty relatives. I found it readable, but not especially interesting. It's a good twin/evil twin story, if that floats your boat.
Ivy H
Sergei is unique among Lynne's heroes because he loves football ! YAAAAY. I love football too. And it's called football where I'm from; not soccer. LOL. And Sergei also loves his big boys' type of toys like mega luxury yachts. Where was Sergei when I was single and looking for a husband? Haha it's good that my husband never comes on goodreads. Sergei was also kinda sweet. He could have treated Alissa like in a really cruel vengeful manner, the way a Charlotte Lamb or Anne Hampson hero would have ...more
This is the usual hp story. You will forget it the next day:D...hmm...Separately both the h and H are good characters but not a match in this story. He is cute and sweet and all but just not for her. She is the alpha. How he got to be a billionaire beats me..
wait wait i cant end the review and not say about the dog... the cute little 3 leg dog
Nov 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This review is also published on Always a Booklover .

I really dunno what to say about this book. It had me hooked right from the beginning, but somehow, I just can't say I love it. I really don't have any complaints about this book, but neither do I have anything that particularly stood out to me.

Sergei and Alissa are just two very different people. Sergei is cold, sometimes unfeeling and have that idea that women are all not very good people. Alissa is just the entire opposite. She's friendly,
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I’m a sucker for a plot that has a heroine who has a mean and selfish sister/cousin/friend etc... This might be my favorite Russian hero so far. This book was a welcome change for me as, though I am a HUGE Lynne Graham fan, I’ve been feeling kind of “ewww” about some of her books lately.

If you like the hero Sergei in this book, you will love Apollo from Lynne Graham’s other book “The Greek’s Christmas Bride.” Both are super alpha males who are used to being spoiled by women and
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
what an absolutely awesome read !! i simply loved it ! loved how from the first moment seige cud not keep away from alissa. he just had the hots 4 her n it was so funny how he jumped on her in the interval of the wedding reception. the stupid man..he ravished a poor virgin..just fucked her wildly. the 2nd time was no better, he took her on the table. he clearly cud not control himself where she was concerned !! LOL
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
I thought this would be an arranged marriage book. Instead it was a story about twin sisters one of them being evil. Both the hero and heroine were likable but the novel needed more scenes with them as in together. Their chemistry and relationship was seriously underdeveloped in my opinion!
Nov 14, 2017 rated it liked it
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Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's been a long time and I've finally found a recent book by Lynne Graham that didn't make me cringe or suffer from boredom. RMCW features a hero who's alpha without being cruel (is also surprisingly mature and mostly gets amused at the heroine's many missteps, instead of turning into a raging volcano) and a heroine who kind of has a spine and doesn't roll over to please her vicious relatives at every turn (in this case a malicious twin). So there were the usual elements - an express pregnancy, ...more
Lady Raven RAVE!
I Love Sergei and Allissa. I love the concept, but Allissa's sister what an a#$hole sorry for that term but when you read the book you will detest her sister as well, money does things to people. Any way I enjoyed my read I still love Lynne Grahman of course you know her men are a little overbearing.
I really liked the concept, but it sort of fell flat for me. A Russian hero is a nice change of pace from all the Greek Tycoon's (that entire country must be populated by them).

It wasn't bad, but wasn't great either. The twin was just too up-front nasty/evil to be believable.
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.
I really enjoy Grahams works,and almost all of them has earned a five star from me.This one lacked the all too intense element of a kind,but the romance were still hot and exciting.

Sergei Antonovich is a russian business tyccon,famous for being cold-hearted and ruthless who wants a convenient wife who can give him a child for his grandmothers sake-a marriage based on contract.

He meets the honest and innocent Alissa,and both of them falls into the puddle of sexual desire,all the while Alissa figh
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Meh. This was wordy. Like really wordy. And I like words. But it just felt it but superfluous (see!). Sergei was a jerk, Alissa was too mealy mouthed, and Alexa got away with far too much. The entire plot was propelled by lies, deceptions, and a refusal to communicate on both of the main characters part. They just really weren't that likable, but for some reason I felt compelled to finish the book in hopes that Alissa would grow a pair, even though I KNEW how it would all play out. And Alissa ne ...more
Sönïa Dhillion
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This reminds me a bit of a historical the wife trap, with the same evil good twin theme.

The H is really quite a overbearing bulldozer. Though usually I hate this type, his pov shows he is not really as insensitive as he shows, just cautious and cynical where women are concerned. It is actually quite funny seeing him being so incredulous by the h's behaviour at the beginning; not only doesn't she think him god's gift on earth and fawns all over him, she seems to be totally opposite of what he ex
Paula Legate
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-suspence
This was a good book. It didn’t take me long to read it.

Sergei loved his grandmother. He would do anything for her, including get married, to give her, her first grandchild. He had been married once. The way the marriage ended made him distrustful of all females. He thought he would treat a new marriage like a business arrangement. He had contracts drew up, and had people apply for the job.

Alexa applied for the job, but used her sister’s name, on the application. They are twins. They grew up sh
Sergei and Alissa are one of my favorite heroes-heroines/couple. Just loved the two of them, loved the chemistry between them. The book had all my fav tropes, hunky, sexy alpha male, kind, vulnerable, virgin female who knew which battles to pick, marriage of convenience, pregnancy, yet compared to other books that have these tropes, there was something extra-ordinary in this book (I can't pin point what exactly) that just stole my heart.
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
The book wasn't bad per se, but it was kind of boring-- nothing special.

I didn't get why she would love him (other than that he was hot and good in bed, he had no redeeming qualities) and he didn't act like he was in love with her, he just said the words in the end and that was that. LG usually is much better at showing the hero falling in love and doing all kinds of nice stuff for the heroine before they say the words.
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
The book redeemed itself later, but it had a silly premise. I'm happy they got it cleared away early, though. The main characters are likable enough, although I kept getting irritated at how forgiving the heroine was at the sister. Ridiculously naive too. Not that steamy, but the end was sweet, even if Graham again rushes babydom.
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Lynne Graham was born on July 30, 1956 of Irish-Scottish parentage. She has livedin Northern Ireland all her life. She grew up in a seaside village with herbrother. She learnt to read at the age of 3, and haven't stopped since then.

Lynne first met her husband when she was 1

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