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A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  1,582 ratings  ·  127 reviews
She's given him a baby...An IVF clinic mix-up means eternally single Alison Whitman is now carrying the child - no, the royal heir - of Maximo Rossi, Prince of Turan! Now he'll take her for his wife! Maximo gave up on the hope of fatherhood a long time ago, but now the ruthless ruler will seize this surprise second chance. However, tradition is high on the Prince's agenda, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Mills & Boon
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Melody Cox
I was so hoping that this book was going to equal or surpass a great Royal IVF mix up story that I read a few days ago. Unfortunately, it did not. I was so disappointed. This one was quite on the ridiculous side. I was so put off by the repetition of the heroine not wanting love....because her dad left the family and her mom was worthless. Again, I say, does this mean every family member and everyone you meet in the world is going to cause you pain...apparently it does! Does it mean that in orde ...more
Mar 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Alison is a career woman who is deathly afraid of relationship. She decided to get pregnant artificially. Everything would have gone splendidly if there wasn't a mix-up at the clinic, and now she is carrying Maximo's child. She went to let him know about it, but she didn't expect his reaction to the news. He expects her to marry him so that they could raise the child together.

Prince Maximo Rossi has given up any hope of having a wife and children after his (IMO) disastrous marriage. His honour i
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Maisey Yates takes the royal and sperm-bank mix-up themes and combines them in a very satisfactory manner with An Accidental Birthright.

Things I Liked:

*I liked that Max wasn't an over-the-top, arrogant uber-alpha type. He was more on the beta end of the scale, which didn't make him a pushover. He was a nice guy. Although he was born royal, he had a huge work ethic and really cared about his country and his people. I liked that he never disrespected Alison. He showed her a lot of consideration,
3.5 stars
Good story, but I like a bit more angst in my category books.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Maisey Yates takes the royal and sperm-bank mix-up themes and combines them in a very satisfactory manner with An Accidental Birthright.

Things I Liked:

*I liked that Max wasn't an over-the-top, arrogant uber-alpha type. He was more on the beta end of the scale, which didn't make him a pushover. He was a nice guy. Although he was born royal, he had a huge work ethic and really cared about his country and his people. I liked that he never disrespected Alison. He showed her a lot of consideration,
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Alison Whitman was elated when she saw the pink line confirming her pregnancy, her carefully planned entry to motherhood was going smoothly until she recieved a call from the clinic she recieved the donation from. It appeared that the donation she recieved, was the wrong donor, in fact he wasn't a donor at all.

Widower Maximo Rossi, Prince of Turan is stunned by the woman who has asked him to undergo a genetic test for the child she is carrying. All of his hopes of becoming a parent felt like los
Florence ❁
Jan 22, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2021, harlequins
meh. I didn't like anything. ...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: Available Now!
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harlequin Presents
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My Source for This Book: eHarlequin
Part of a Series: Yes, Prequel to The Inherited Bride
Steam Level: Steamy

All Alison wanted was to be a mother. Having seen the devastation caused by the divorce of her parents, she’s never allowed herself to get close enough to a man to experience a serious r
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Fascinating story! Alison and Max have intense chemistry, it literally leaps off the pages! Their personalities compliment each other perfectly and I found myself really drawn into the story from the outset! Max is a heartbroken widowed prince whose dream of having a child died with the death of his wife. Alison is a career woman independent and desperate to become a single mother. Thanks to an IVF clinic mix-up Alison is now carrying the royal heir and according to Max their marriage is now ine ...more
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Reading the blurb on the back cover of this book, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy reading the whole IVF thing…but I loved loved the cover…so I thought..why not???? Also I have enjoyed reading some of Maisey Yates’s books.

This is quite a different plot from the usual secret pregnancy in that the heroine, Allison Whitman has never met the baby’s father and she became pregnant, after longing for years to be a mother has chosen to do it the IVF way. She did this not only because of the pain that her
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
A 'whoops' moment which could have had dire and tragic results ends up bringing together two emotionally injured people giving them a second chance they didn’t realize they needed.

I enjoyed the switch in roles that the author provided. Alison is the one in the story that has everything planned, plotted and controlled in her life. She is driven, focused and a perfectionist. As I read, I realized that the heroine has a huge chip on her shoulder from her life growing up and it’s charted her life’s
Susan in Perthshire
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Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full blown stars!

Okay so I love love love this. This makes me all soft and gushy. Both H and h are great. They were not perfect, but their imperfections made this book great. One of my favourite! Wanting more great things in the epilogue but it's great as it is.
Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
I needed something really romantic, so I went for this book.

Reading the plot summary captured my interest as it told a new and original twist on the lovestory of a very modern-time couple. I was curious so I picked it up, and I'm not sorry I did.

Though I cannot give this book five stars under any pretence, seeing as how I expected something much better from such a plot twist, I really enjoyed reading it. It was light, and romantic, with a hint of darkness and angst. The characters were real and
May 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-for-me
Make no mistake, although this is by Maisey, it's such an early work of hers that the stuff that makes her books hers is pretty much non-existent. If I were her I'd want this freshman effort hidden. Stock characters, telling instead of showing, flimsy pretexts, no inner life, no true romance. Plus, very strangely, an INCREDIBLY sexist, even mysoginistic look at one young female character who, despite being a princess in a Monoco-style kingdom, has absolutely no experience shopping, being in publ ...more
All I can say is i'm glad I don't live in HPlandia and need IVF because chances are I will end up with some random guys alpha sperms impregnating me and an angry husband!
Seriously why haven't these clinics been closed down or investigated? Because this seems to happen a lot and I wouldn't trust these establishments with my eggs for any reason!
She needs to get over herself a bit and he needs to take his neurotic dead wife of the pedestal he put her on and both move on with their lives.
I usually l
Amy Sanders
I haven't read a Harlequin in years. I picked this up just to have something to read.
UGH, Were they always just about how the h/h felt about each other?
Yes, Maximo was a different hero, and Allison had some depth, but thats about it. But when they were together it is just hundreds of impressions about how they felt about each other.
I found myself fast forwarding through all of this.
Maybe I just didn't like the voice of the narrator Laurence Bouvard. I really didn't like the accents she gave
Anita Reads
[2.5 stars]
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
The story begins with the heroine Alison visiting the hero Maximo to inform him that she is pregnant with his child. She doesn't realise that Maximo is a prince. Alison had a traumatic time growing up after her younger sister passed away and her father walked out on Alison and her mother. As a result Alison doesn't want anything to do with love or relationships and decided to have a baby by artificial insemination, however a mix up at the clinic caused the wrong donation to be given. She makes t ...more
Paula Legate
Alison was a very independent lady. She had to have control over her life. She always planned everything out. She planned to have her child. Her life was turned upside down when she found out the fertility clinic had made a mistake. They had switched her donation by mistake, and the file on the donation was missing important health information. She had no choice but to meet the father of her child.

To her surprise the father of her child was a prince. Maximo and his wife had tried for years to h
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance

Maximo, sexy-wealthy-famous prince of Turan, don't know he could be father. He lost his wife in the car accident two years ago.Before that accident he and his wife went to IVF clinic to have a child and it was fail.He wanted a child but when thing turn out like that, his hope was gone.
Until one day There's a woman, named Alison, comes to meet him and claim he as a father of her child via IVF process. That IVF clinic may made a mistake but he don't want to lose this opportunity of having a child.
I quite enjoyed this story. I wasn't overly bound with the title but was intrigued by the synopsis.

When Alison approaches Maximo and explains about the mix up and she is pregnant with his child he immediately states that he wants to be an active parent in his childs life. In most stories the H usually then starts threatening legal action to obtain custody but Maximo realises that the child also need Alison in his/her life and therefore offers marriage although Alison is basically a stranger.

I st
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Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mr
This was a good story. Alison and Max are forced together because of an IVF mix up. I like how their feelings develop and how their feelings are presented in the story. I am very picky about the books I read and I gave up reading Harlequin Presents a while back because of the terrible heroes that are included in them. The only thing I think was a little overdone is the attraction they have for each other in the very beginning. They were too intense for them to feel on their first time meeting. T ...more
This book was okay. The story was readable, but neither of the characters were particularly interesting and I didn't really come to believe in their romance. Also, I found it annoying how often Maximo compared Alison to his late wife with thoughts of how much better Alison was in comparison to her. I don't know why so many romances have to down play all prior relationships of the hero and/or heroine. Other than that, there was nothing wrong with this book; just nothing special about it either. ...more
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm surprised I never reviewed this novel until now. It was definitely a good book to read and I was pretty impressed by it. The hero was super pushy but in a way I related more to him and his feelings. ...more
May ّمي

They took their sweet sweet time ..
Laura's Book Addiction
Nov 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
An awesome read had me from the start til the end
Jo Reads Romance
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was ok

Romance that falls a little flat
2 stars

A mistake at an IVF clinic means that resolute singleton, Alison Whitman, now finds herself having a child with a man she knows nothing about. When she turns up to tell him about it, she finds that he's Maximo Rossi, Prince of Turan and she's now carrying his royal heir,

Whisked off to Turan and finding herself engaged to Maximo, Alison is determined to keep her distance. But she can't hide from the burn of desire whenever she's near Max and soon she fin
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book.

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