Friday, January 29, 2010

RUTHLESS MAGNATE, CONVENIENT WIFE – Lynne Graham (Pregnant Brides Series, Book 2)

Author: Lynne Graham
Line: Harlequin Presents/Mills and Boon Modern
Release month North America: February 2010
                          UK: December 2009

The S-Factor:   Sizzling


Billionaire in need...

Sergei Antonovich, a Russian billionaire, was famous for being knee-deep in stunning supermodels and aspiring actresses. But not one was suitable bride material. Would he ever grant his ageing babushka her dearest wish and present her with a grandchild?

Of a bride and a baby...

So, why not handle this challenge as business? Without emotion, but with a contract of convenience that granted him the perfect deal: a wife he’d bed, wed, get pregnant...and then discard...

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

Again Lynne Graham writes a powerful, charged and roller coaster romance with Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife.

Sergei is one arrogant and demanding man. He was married once before and it didn’t last and he mistrusts women. He decides to have his people interview marriage candidates and Alexa is chosen. However, she’s in-love and pregnant with another man’s baby so she takes the money and pays off her mother’s debut but in order to do so, her sweet twin Alissa must now step in to fulfil the contract. However, she’s not aware of what the contract entails, especially about the intimacy and the child she will need to conceive and then give up.

Sergei is powerfully attracted to Alissa and she appeals to him like no other woman and it frustrates him. He’s puzzled that she seems different from his reports but he can’t seem to keep his eyes off of her. This arrogant Russian is demanding, he flaunts himself at other women and he’s also very handsome and straight forward. What Alissa likes about him is his honestly, his directness, how he adores his grandmother and for all his wealth and power he doesn’t take advantage. He’s polite, courteous and made her feel very feminie.

This Russian alphas father was in and out of prison, his mother a drunk, his childhood was dark and troubled ending with the death of both parents when he as a young teen. So he went to live with his grandmother, the woman he adored. The same woman he wanted to please by marrying again and giving her a grandchild.

Sergei couldn’t stop wanting her. He loved her eyes, her freshness, her lush curves and she seemed so different from her profile. She was nothing like her picture, she was sensitive and that didn’t add up. And then on their wedding night he finds more surprises, she’s a virgin and he didn’t use protection. Even though he knows with the contract says, he wants to take things slowly and enjoy her a little longer. Then everything comes crashing down when he finds out about the sisters fraud…..Alexa signing the contract and taking the money and Alissa actually marrying him!

Just when you think there might be a chance for Alissa and Sergei, Alissa comes clean and tells him everything Alexa has done. He’s furious and decides there are only two ways to proceed, he prosecutes the sisters or he keeps her where he wants her, in his bed! The other stipulation they stay married for a year so as not to hurt his grandmother. And then the unexpected a three week honeymoon on a yacht, a surprise visit in Turkey to see her sister and the most unexpected and alarming realization that’s she’s pregnant.

Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife had a very charming and happy ending especially for Sergei when he realizes from their first meeting, then seeing the “bad” twin in action, and spending time with his wife how he can never let her go and that he loves her. It’s a lovely ending for the two of them because they deserve happiness and a family.

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Reviewed by: Marilyn

Lynne Graham’s website

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