Wednesday 13 July 2011

Book ~ "Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress" (2009) Maya Banks

From Amazon ~ Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis's 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.

This is the first book in the "Tycoon" series with the Anetakis brothers ... this one is about the oldest brother, Chrysander. I'd read the one focusing on Theron yesterday (they are quick reads) and thought it was pretty dumb. But I'd already downloaded this one from the library so thought I'd give it a shot.

It's not a great book but I enjoyed it more than the first one and the author seemed to be more in touch with reality.

I know it's a Silhouette Romance but there were some flaws that I had to shake my head at:
  • Marley was kidnapped for three months and no one even missed her (it's always convenient that most heroines are only children whose parents are dead). After she is found, Chysander waltzed into the hospital, announced that he was her fiancé and was able to take her home. Considering the kidnappers are still out there, you'd think someone would have used some diligence to ensure that Chysander was indeed her fiancé (he wasn't).
  • Marley spent about a half hour online looking for info about Chrysander's and that's it. The first thing I would have done was Google my own name (that's all she can remember) and see what pops up to see who I was. Instead she took Chrysander's word about everything.
  • They fly to from New York to Greece a couple times on a private jet but there doesn't seem to be any issue about going through security, passports, etc.
  • When Chrysander discovered the "clue" that led him to believe Marley was selling company secrets, he threw her out five minutes later without even giving her a chance to explain. Who would want a guy like?!
  • If you based your opinion of Greek men on this series, you'd think they are rich, arrogant, manipulative, cold A-holes who, once they realize they love you, become putty in your hand.
  • I figured out "whodunnit" on page 2!
It is reminiscent of The Darkest Hour with its storyline of the heroine having amnesia and our hero lamenting on and on about what will happen when she gets her memory back.

I think the titles of this series are so lame ... The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress, The Tycoon's Rebel Bride, etc.


Teresa said...

These novels remind me of the harlequin romance series.

Cindy said...

I don't think these were really written for intelligent minds to consume. They would figure out just what you have and not be too thrilled about continuing on with the series. That's why they seldom use their real names.

Sílvia said...

Hello Teena
Thanks and congratulations also for your new blogoversary.
Greetings from Barcelona

Teena in Toronto said...

Teresa: Silhouette Romance is the same as Harlequins.

Teena in Toronto said...

Cindy: These are definitely not deep novels :) I wouldn't put my real name on it either. Ha!