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The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress
by Maya Banks
Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Sweet Surrender, Colters' Woman, Sweet Persuasion, Sweet Seduction, In Bed with a Highlander, Darkest Hour, Seduction of a Highland Lass, Colters' Lady, No Place to Run, Hidden Away, Men Out of Uniform, Red-Hot Summer, Never Love a Highlander, Brazen, Sweet Temptation, Whispers in the Dark, "Colters' Wife", Colters' Promise, Echoes at Dawn, Undone By Her Tender Touch, Four Play, Cherished, Never Seduce a Scot, Highlander Most Wanted, "Softly at Sunrise", Shades of Gray, Rush, Fever, Burn, Colters' Daughter, Colters' Gift, Be With Me, When Day Breaks, After the Storm, Taking It All, Keep Me Safe, Darkest Before Dawn, Enticed by His Forgotten Lover, Sweet Possession, Sweet Addiction.
Genres: Contemporary Romance
First in the Anetakis Tycoons romance series. The couple focus is on Chrysander Anetakis and Marley Jameson.
Also published as The Mistress.
It’s cute. The sex is mild. The emotions are drama-queeny. I liked Marley’s character before, during, and after her amnesiac episode. She likes the truth and doesn’t let fear hold her back.
The typical “oh, he wronged me” plot turned into a tragedy with a pregnancy she never got to tell him about. The required span of time in which he has the chance to realize how much he misses her with the twist being her amnesia when she’s rescued from her kidnappers. Kidnappers he never knew about.
There is a nice balance Banks creates between the lover and the betrayed as Chrysander blows hot and cold with Marley, confusing her. Making her wonder about the truth of their relationship. There are too many inconsistencies Marley wants the answers to before she’ll marry him. Chrysander, meanwhile, is torn between realizing his love for her and his anger over her betrayal.
I am rather skeptical about kidnappers who keep their victim for three months and simply release her.
The revelation is dramatic with Chrysander’s learning the truth very simply and elegantly done.
Pregnant? Pregnant. She’s pregnant and she doesn’t know where she stands with Chrysander. He’s never spoken of the future, only the present. And Marley is shattered when he states that she is only his mistress.
And yet more shattered when he accuses her of stealing his plans. Selling them to his rivals and orders her out of his apartment in the next thirty minutes.
Stunned, Marley staggers away only to be grabbed, a bag dragged over her head, and thrown into a vehicle.
Marley Jameson was Chrysander’s newest assistant before he asks her to move in with him. Now, she’s pregnant and unsure of the future of their relationship.
Chrysander Anetakis is a Greek tycoon who, with his two brothers Theron and Piers, has created a hotel empire. Roslyn is his intrusive personal assistant. Stavros is one of the security people assigned to Marley.
Mrs. Patrice Cahill is the private nurse Chrysander hires to ensure that Marley remains healthy while Dr. Karounis is the obstetrician who will make island calls to monitor the pregnancy. They seem to have their own flirtation.
The Cover and Title
The cover is sweet with Marley and Chrysander gazing into each other’s eyes with a backdrop that is reminiscent of the Mediterranean with a touch of rocky shore.
The title is descriptive; she is The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress.