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Race to the altar: Maxie, Darcy and Polly are The Husband Hunters.The terms of the will: the late Nancy Leeward has left each of her three god-daughters a share of her estate if they marry within a year and remain married for six months....The hunter: Maxie Kendall, who, because of her father's compulsive gambling, is faced with a debt she can't settle. Nancy's bequest couRace to the altar: Maxie, Darcy and Polly are The Husband Hunters.The terms of the will: the late Nancy Leeward has left each of her three god-daughters a share of her estate if they marry within a year and remain married for six months....The hunter: Maxie Kendall, who, because of her father's compulsive gambling, is faced with a debt she can't settle. Nancy's bequest could be the answer to her prayers....The husband? Greek tycoon Angelos Petronides has waited three long years to bed Maxie. He mistakenly assumes that she once was another man's mistress, and now she's in need of a new sugar-daddy.Only Angelos finds he has to offer more than money to make Maxie his!...

Title : Married to a Mistress
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ISBN : 9780373230037
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 460 Pages
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Married to a Mistress Reviews

  • Jacqueline
    2019-02-18 23:29

    I really enjoyed this one. The hero wanted the heroine as his mistress and since he knows that she was already someone else's mistress, he can't understand why she'd turn him down once she's free. Of course like almost all LG heroine's she is really a virgin who had been forced to pretend to be the other man's mistress. They fought throughout the whole thing. Sometimes he would come out on top and sometimes she would. I can take a lot of bickering if the winning is not all on one side. She had him frustrated 6 ways from Sunday. He treated her emotionally like crap several times but you could always tell he was just clueless about what he really wanted and was refusing to change his mind. She didn't help him out any. She kind of went with the 'well if that's the way he feels, I'll just live up to his bad opinion.' There were a lot of fun scenes in this one if you like over the top melodrama which is of course what I read these for.Okay I've read the 1st and 3rd of these books, now I have to hunt down the 2nd.

  • StMargarets
    2019-02-07 03:29

    Plenty of reviews for this one, so I won't get into the plot. I have this listed under revenge by hero - but it's really more of blackmail plot, since our smitten hero really, really wants the heroine in his bed - first as a mistress then as a secret wife and then as a real wife. It's adorable to watch him move the goal posts so that heroine will feel safe and secure with him. I really liked the chicken pox scene and the poor hero taking on five thugs to protect the h. I wasn't as impressed with the heroine. The dyslexia hangup and the fact that most of their conflict hinged on a misunderstanding (she was not the old guy's mistress) knocked a star off for me.But those aren't huge quibbles. The hero more than makes up for the heroine's deficiencies. Lynne Graham did a great job setting up a very memorable trilogy. All of them are worth reading.

  • Leona
    2019-02-13 03:39

    This is one of the few Lynne Graham books that I actually liked. I understand that it is the first in a three part series, and the second book "Vengeful Husband" is supposedly even better...Can't wait to read that. Surprisingly, the reason I liked this so much was for the Hero....and yes he was typical alpha, arrogant, close minded, rough handed...but he had ALOT of redeeming qualities...It was obvious (in his alpha way) that he truly cared for the heroine. For example, ditching his date to take care of her with the chickenpox...taking on 5 men to rescue her, worried that she would walk out on him over a misused photograph and article, seeing enough of the signs to recognize her dyslexia and helping her through it...and finally putting all the clues together to realize that she wasn't what she portrayed to the world. So often we read about these self-made billionaires who don't see the clues...which is absolutely ridiculous because they would not be billionaires if they weren't really very very astute men able to cut through all the bull in a matter of seconds. ; ))What I didn't like....all that virgin baggage that authors love to play up that supposedly all of a sudden makes for a better person. Also the heroine came across very annoying at times and very immature.

  • Kiki
    2019-01-29 05:33

    Massive rant to follow.If you liked this book, you might want to stay way.This had the shittiest double standards concluding with women are to me subservient to men, so no, I’m not really going to soften the blow.

  • Kaycee ❤️
    2019-02-03 00:25

    I enjoyed this book! She had him so tied up in knots that for most of the story and I loved how Maxie stood up for herself and gave as good as she got! And I adored Angelos. He's such a great guy and I was so giddy to see him with Maxie and how he tried to deny his feelings for her and failed. Angelos and Maxie are absolutely sizzling together. The romance isn’t sweet at first, they fight constantly, but the dialogue, snark, the banter, the sexual tension, everything between them… uber chemistry! Then there's the scene where he confessed his love. That big gestures he did for her seriously had my heart melting!

  • sbf20112011
    2019-02-16 06:39

    Great Lynne Graham. I normally find it tough in an HP to find characters falling in love for the first time truly believable, especially where they fight all the time (the books are too short for it to be believable), and normally I prefer stories where the characters were in love in the past, because with that history you can understand the love despite the fighting/cruelty. But this is a good one and you can really feel that Angelos can't help being totally in love with Maxie the whole time, even if he tries to hide it.

  • Sapheron
    2019-02-09 06:32

    These two were a match for each other, on every level, and it cracked me up seeing them interact. My favourite line was when he said to her, after her umpteenth time of telling him to leave her alone, 'You really can't look at me like that and expect me to throw in the towel.' That one line pretty much sums it all up.

  • Vintage
    2019-02-23 04:46

    Well, the H is another LG alpha-romero-hunka-hunka of magic penis hero in totally over his head, and the heroine is yet another gorgeous and misunderstood virginal martyr with dyslexia.Good but not The Spanish Groom good.3.5 stars

  • Fatimama
    2019-01-29 07:47

    I’ve re-read this so many times. It still captures my attention with all the angst and drama and OTT caveman ways of the H.Safety:Hero is the usual greek billionaire manwhore but at least he became celibate when he started to seriously pursue the heroine.Heroine is a virgin model who agreed to be an older man’s mistress as a charade but they never had sex. This deal is to save her useless father who racked up huge debts.

  • Booked
    2019-02-01 23:22

    The most memorable thing about great book is that the Angelos went over the top with everything regarding Maxi. The best part was that he wasn't even aware of how ridiculously obvious he was. He kinda just waited for her to catch on. LG did a wonderful job adding a good measure of humor at the right places. I had some lmao moments with this book. It's equal measure emotion, breathless seduction, fun and wit. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one.

  • Blaze King
    2019-02-22 03:41

    4.8 stars out of 5.It's a great book that only improves as it progresses !However it lost two points, because for a book this good, I wished it had a more impassioned ending. It felt like how most HEA's end, simple and rushed. Therefore the ending didn't feel like much different from any other 'run of the mill' romance story.Nonetheless, it is a good read.

  • Booklover
    2019-02-20 04:46

    Enjoyed this one.It was intense emotional full of tension,liked the way Maxie always gave it back to him but it always backfired.Overall a good read.

  • Diah Didi
    2019-01-31 03:42

    This novel had the combinations of those theme I love. The love-hate, arrangement, marriage of convenience, doing the sex-after-marriage, virgin, a good girl pretend to be a bad girl or had a bad reputation, the hero despised her but wanting her too badly.I was just a bit surprised at the ending, when both hero and heroine revealed their feeling.

  • Roub
    2019-02-10 04:41

    the sypnosis was wrong. maxie was not actually looking for a husband! neway, this was one emotional rollercoaster where angelos said lots of unforgivable things but at the same time was marshmallow where she was concerned! they were so hot for each other, the chemistry was palpable and maxie actually tamed the man!

  • Hemavathy DM Suppiah
    2019-02-23 00:42

    Not bad. Likeable hero and heroine though he did have some anger management issues. And she was a little to hung up with her learning disabilities and a little too forgiving of the assholes in her life.

  • Lady Raven RAVE!
    2019-01-28 01:30

    I read this book a few years back. They put all 3 books in the series Called the Prusuit. That's the book i originally review years back but decided to leave individual reviews.Third book in the series.Nancy Leeward cared deeply for her goddaughters, but how had those three foolish girls repaid her love? Maxie was living with a married man, Darcy was a single mom, and Polly was being paid to bear some selfish man's child. Nancy was determined to force them into happiness . . . by stipulating in her will that her millions would only be bequeathed to each of them if they married within a year, and stayed married for six months. . . .Maxie furiously informed Angelos that no matter what his claim on her, the next man she lived with would have to be her husband inMarried to a MistressThis one i found to be ok. its enjoyable. Maxie was blackmailed into living with a married man because he wants her for himself. So he marries her to have her. Like i said not bad and love the whole series together.Join my book group on Facebook (Romance Novel Junkies) as well as LIKE us on our fan page (Romance Novel Junkies Book Reviews). We have over 500 members, which includes well known and indie authors and avid readers as members, who are apart of this group. We would love to hear about new books and thoughts. Also check out our kindle and ebook lending library. Twitter @romanceJUNKIES.

  • Chi
    2019-01-26 00:27

    Oh, that was good! Nothing beats LG when she's at her best! The enemies-to-lovers formula might be a much-relied upon trope for her, but in this instance, it was one of the best!The first half of the book or so was amazing! There was just so much antagonism between Maxie and Angelos, mixed with an attraction between them that Maxie hadn't the experience to recognise - it was absolutely delicious and smouldering! Then... somewhere near three quarters of the way, some of that tension just seemed to dwindle away (though mind, that really didn't detract from how wonderful the book was). I must however add that her father was flaky and utterly awful. How she could ever reconcile with him was beyond me, but meh. Apparently one can't choose one's father.Look, this was completely textbook LG. There were misunderstandings galore, and both H and h set out to almost continually hurt one another. The h though, was at least not a doormat. She knew her own mind, and she was determined to subvert the situation to her own favour to protect herself (even though more often than not, it ended up blowing up in her face). The contrivances... were just that, and sometimes they seemed perhaps a tad unrealistic, but what's an LG book (or Harlequin or Mills & Boon for that matter) without a bit of fantasy?

  • Annarose
    2019-02-02 23:36

    The story revolved around Maxie, who is a model who had to pay a huge dept instead of her gambling father by being the companion of a wealthy selfish old man for three years. Because of this relationship, people thought she was his mistress and so did the hero, Angelos. After the old man had a heart attack, the hero sets the heroine's dept and demands that she becomes his mistress instead, but she had other ideas. Her godmother left her a fortune, but she can't have it unless she gets married, so she insists that Angelos marries her. After reading all the positive reviews here, I decided to buy and read this novel. It made me laugh at times and it was full of angst, but it failed to impress me that much. Both the main characters were childish and implausible to the extreme, specially the hero. From an enigma to a total hilarious normal person. The heroine stayed ignorant till the end of any relevant information about him.

  • L H
    2019-02-01 05:39


  • Debra Ashwood
    2019-01-24 04:26

    Married to a MistressDyslexia played a large part in this story. She couldn't read most of what was written on paper so there were people who took advantage of her. When the one man who wanted her finds out that the real truth about her things start to change. But because of his act of revenge it slowed the true connection of them.

  • Kalyee
    2019-02-20 23:48

    I stumbled upon the 2nd book in this series first and while I found it Ok, I was intrigued with the mysterious Maxie who "stole Darcy's fiancé", so I decided to read this book.I'm really glad I did! It's a classic HQ and fairly formulamatic, but also very enjoyable. Have you ever heard Smokey Robinson's "You really got a hold on me?" , that song pretty much sums up this book. The H doesn't like the h, and he's very angry for most of the book. Hes full of self disgust that he could be so obsessed with a woman he considers a step above a whore, and he often takes that out on the h. Believing she's spent the last 3 years as mistress to a man old enough to have been her grandfather, he rather arrogantly assumes that when he offers her the role as his mistress, (after her previous sugar daddy dumps her), that she'll jump at the chance.The h doesn't like the H. Shes very attracted to him and resents her inability to control that. She is constantly pushing him away, sniping at him while fighting her own feelings. Throughout the book she swings between anger at his persistence and pain when he treats her like a mistress.I'm not usually a big fan of books where the H/h fight the whole time, however I liked it in this instance. The anger both had just felt real to me, they both struck out, constantly wounding each other. They both resented the attraction with someone they each felt was unsuitable while at the same time hurting at the rejection from the other.Overall, an enjoyable read that I could definitely see myself picking up again :)

  • Nenya
    2019-01-31 04:29

    Good fun with their banter back and forth, sniping at each other.Issues: Issue 1: H's attitude towards h undergoes tremendous change when faced with the reality-- of her hymen. Having an intact hymen, which he tore through, made him go rushing to find what really was the deal between the h and the man he thought was her lover/keeper.Why this theme annoys me? Women can lose that bit of tissue for a number of reasons. Some are even born without it. Does that mean they are not virgins? Issue 2: The ow. Was the H sleeping with Natalie while pursuing h or not? Well, there are cold showers mentioned early on, and that he hasn't been with anyone in weeks. He noticed the sparks between them 7 months ago, and as a reader, I really want to believe that that he wasn't 'distracted'. But then there's this photo with Natalie that crops up, and H assures h that it's 3 months old. The story takes place over a couple of weeks (def. not more than 4 weeks). But hey, the author never explicitly states anything, so I'm free to interpret anyway I want :).Issue 3: Actually, there isn't an issue 3. The insta-sex, can't-think-just-want-to-boink attitude is not exactly an issue. This is a lowly romance, so I guess I can't crib about that ;).It was a fun read, and not too many misunderstandings or too prolonged. Nothing dragged it down. Fun, flighty read.

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2019-01-27 07:26

    I actually LOVED this book. For a Harlequin it was fun, fascinating, and pretty much sums up most of my favorite Harlequin themes. The heroine was feisty but realistically flawed which added a nice touch. The hero was sexy as hell, domineering, sweet, and just awesome. Their relationship started on misconception and chasing, fighting, all fun. It wasn't filled with sex or anything, but it was much steamier than most of the Harlequins I've been reading. There were genuinely giggle-out-loud scenes, serious sweet scenes, and just about everything else thrown in there. To be honest the back blurb didn't make this one sound appealing to me really, but I was pleasantly surprised. It just goes to reenforce you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover OR its synopsis.

  • Claire
    2019-02-07 03:34

    Obsessive hero to the point of being stalkerish. Heroine doth-protest-too-much. Hero wanted to bed her but hated her slutty rep; she insisted on marriage to make him balk. What I like about the hero: arguing in the rain, dumping date when he saw that she was ill with chicken pox, stupid enough to brawl with 5 men to defend her, gave a list of phone numbers to make sure she'd be able to contact him at any time,scared she'd leave him when newspaper printed photo of 3 month-old date with ex.What I don't like about the heroine: annoyingly argumentative, over-the-top emotions doesn't mean gutsy, always getting into scrapes, using dyslexia and father-issue as crutch.

  • nowyat
    2019-02-03 02:30

    A battle of Titans, but awfully romantic too. :pTwo people with strong characters clash in a humorous and loving book. Many funny remarks and it's a bit of a rescue romance, which is my favorite type of all.

  • Shruthi
    2019-02-15 23:30

    God! I can't believe I didn't rate this book. My absolute favorite book with favorite couple. Yes, h was rude to H most of the time but it's already mentioned in the book that they both fight fire with fire!LG rocks!

  • Suzanne
    2019-01-27 06:35

    very romantic ...great chemistry between the two lovers ....strong Heroine ...I like that.

  • HB
    2019-01-30 06:37

    The hero was great but the heroine not so much... whiny, immature and in my mind, the kind with a shrill voice.

  • Jenny
    2019-02-22 01:33

    Hateful heroine!

  • Deneira
    2019-02-13 02:25

    Got to read the right book at the right time... I love Maxie and Angelos....