The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress, by Maya Banks
The first in Ms Banks’ The Anetakis Tycoons trilogy, this is also her debut title with Silhouette Desire. Having read some erotic romance by Ms Banks before, I was very keen in reading her category work and seeing how her voice adapted—or transformed, if you will—to the constraints of category lines. I am very happy I had the opportunity to read this novel, as I enjoyed Ms Banks’ writing even though some of my less favorite plot devices made an appearance.
Here’s the much hated back cover blurb:
He had an heir!
Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis’ former mistress was pregnant? And had amnesia? That meant Marley Jameson didn’t remember betraying him by selling company secrets. Or that he’d thrown her out of his life. So he told her a little white lie: they were engaged. Then he swept her away to his Greek island to await the birth of his baby and enjoy her sudden devotion… before tossing her out.
But he didn’t count on Marley regaining her memory so soon.
The Anetakis Tycoon’s: Three Greek tycoon brothers bound for love… only as a last resort!
Did I mention that I hate the blurb? I do. The novel is soooo much better than that! Seriously, I wish someone would make the marketing people read the novels they are writing blurbs for! /rant (more…)