So glad he didn't stop and think about how easily they were found, check her bank balance to see if she had a big deposit, or anything like that. Much better to drop the boom. Marley leaves in shock. Three months later, and Chrysander sees on the news that his ex-mistress was rescued from a den of kidnappers. She has amnesia plus a little something extra. She's about five months pregnant.
The rest of the story shows us Chrysander struggling with his lust for the mother of his child, and the poor h trying to figure out why the H blows so hot and then so cold. Hey, he may think she's a money-grubbing, corporate spy, but he has the hots for her. The climax occurs when she overhears him discussing the situation with his brothers and the uber-skinny PA she can't stand.
Marley's memory returns full bore, and now it's the suspicious ass-hat hero and his condescending brothers on the defensive block. For some reason, this book tickles my fancy.
When Maya Banks is on, she is ON! The scene where Marley remembers everything really gets to me.
To the heart. The H is a jackass for the beginning and the middle, but when he realizes what a Grade A idiot he was he does grovel, gets pale and interesting. High marks from me. Re-read Holes so big an 18 wheeler could plow through, but so much fun. Jan 21, willaful rated it liked it Shelves: angsty-goodness , amnesia , uxorious-hero.
In this book's acknowledgments, Banks writes about how much she loves category romance. Perhaps that's why she decided to write The Category. It has everything you'd expect: the overbearing Greek hero constantly spouting Greek endearments, the pregnant, vulnerable, doormat heroine, the evil other woman, the big betrayal twice! Really seems like it should have been a Harlequin Presents rather than a Silhouette Desire, but I guess there's some overlap. I like all the elements In this book's acknowledgments, Banks writes about how much she loves category romance.
I like all the elements, why didn't I like the book more? The enormous plotholes and implausibilities are pretty much par for the course with these sorts of categories, but they bugged me quite a lot. The concerned father-to-be hero got very irritating, practically not letting the heroine go to the bathroom by herself.
And the heroine's efforts to stand up for herself just come off as feeble and childish. There's an interesting plot twist and some major drama, so it did hold my interest, but sadly, it wasn't the keeper it had the potential to be. View 2 comments. This one goes to A rip-roaring angst-fest with so much drama and unnecessary suffering that I should be embarrassed for enjoying it. But I don't regret it. View all 10 comments. Will he help Marley? Will Marley even let him? What about the Evil Assistant? What will she do?
Aug 08, Tia rated it really liked it. Read this long ago, loved the series as a whole. This one is about Chrysander and Marley. She was just his mistress to him but she was pregnant and in love with him. When he thinks she has done the worse, he abandons her. Only for her to wind up kidnapped. When he finally realizes the truth, it may just be too late because Marley seems to be broken beyond repair. Apr 10, Penny Watson rated it liked it. This review includes all three of the "tycoon" books by Maya Banks What exactly is a "tycoon" and why is it so damned popular in certain romance novels?
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a tycoon is "a businessman of exceptional wealth and power: magnate. Okay, I sort of get why that would be sexy.
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I'm getting the whole tall, dark and handsome thing, with the added benefit of them speaking Greek, which is sexy. Here's the deal with these books, and the shocking and embarrassing conclusion I reached: Tycoons are big a-holes. There's arrogant, and then there's I'm-going-to-strangle-you-if-you-tell-me-one-more-time-to-be-careful-walking-on-the-stairs.
These guys are ridiculous! The characters in these books are pretty unlikable and not very well developed.
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The women are whiny, manipulative, submissive, wishy-washy Jiminy Cricket! She jumps into bed with a total stranger, then gets pissed off when she's fired because she unwittingly slept with her new boss. She screams "You can tell Mr. Anetakis that he is the lowest form of pond scum He's a gutless piece of chicken shit, and I hope he chokes on his damn cowardice. The TSTL moments are unbelievable. You're a pregnant woman with amnesia, and you allow a total stranger to take you to a secluded island and then jump into the sack with him at the first opportunity? You've been warned about potential kidnappings, but insist on escaping your security team so you can sub in for your friend at her stripper club, even though you've never danced before?
Hee hee I love that one! You find yourself pregnant after a one night stand and call the "chicken shit" up to insist he cares for you during your high risk pregnancy, even though you have a best friend who could do the job, who you are conveniently ignoring.
The purple prose is incredible. Here is an actual line from one of the books There is a kidnapping in book one, and the criminals are never apprehended. The threat of potential kidnappings for the heroines in books 2 and 3 is brought up repeatedly, and they both have a team of big, beefy security guys yapping at their heels. I was waiting for the kidnappers to strike again, get caught in a dramatic way, find out that they were actually 2nd cousins of the Greek family, something.
It was like dangling a piece of unresolved plot in front of the reader's face.
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However, after waiting patiently throughout the third book for a bad guy to jump out of the bushes or something, Banks casually mentions that the kidnappers were caught in NYC. We never find out who they were or why. What the hell is that all about? Okay, end of rant. Now for the embarrassing conclusion. In spite of the unlikable characters, bad purple prose, bizarre TSTL moments, and plot lines left dangling with no where to go, I still found myself addicted to these books.
And, if Maya Banks suddenly decided to find a long-lost Greek brother in the family who wants his own tycoon book, I would probably read the damned thing. Well, I guess it all comes down to one simple thing These books entertained the hell out of me. I laughed my ass off at the purple prose.
I gasped at the stupidity of the heroines. I shook my head at the "black moments" and their obvious conclusions.
Maya Banks knows how to get a reader addicted to her storyline, and that is a very good thing. Honestly, it was worth inhaling the whole trio just to say I've read a book with the title The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress. Happy reading, Penelope Jan 24, Julie jjmachshev rated it really liked it Shelves: reads. What can I say except that when I find an author I enjoy, any time I see the name the next thing I know the book is in my cart!
Yes, Maya Banks is writing a trilogy for Silhouette Desire. The good news is, the heat is still there. The bad news is, it's still 'formula' romance.
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The rest of the good news is, I still enjoyed it and it was a steamy, quick read! Marley was heartbroken when Chrysander called her his mistress and then accused her of selling his company secrets! She quickly g What can I say except that when I find an author I enjoy, any time I see the name the next thing I know the book is in my cart!
She quickly grabs her coat and runs Three months later Chrysander is still dealing with the fallout of Marley's betrayal when he hears her name on the TV. He can't believe it! She'd been abducted and held for three months Chrysander didn't get to be a gazillionaire by not being able to count Yes it's a formulaic romance, but it still managed to bring a tear to my eye. And yes I knew who the 'bad guy' was almost from the first, and felt like smashing Chrysander's Greek head against the wall As a side note, having lived in Greece for almost five years means I don't necessarily find Greek heroes immediately sexy Now if he'd been Australian?
Anyway, fans of Banks will enjoy this book for what it is. And I can't lie I'll pick up the upcoming books about the brothers as soon as they hit the shelves!! View all 5 comments.
And I'm still left wondering who kidnapped her, and why? That should have been a huge part of the story, but after Marley was released, it was just kind of forgotten about.
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