Pregnant by the Greek Tycoon - Kim Lawrence
Mills & Boon Modern
In 'His Pregnant Bride' Mills & Boon By Request
Harlequin Mills & Boon, 2009
From the back cover:
"After a whirlwind marriage to Greek billionaire Angolos Constantine, Georgie was pregnant - and was sure Angolos would be delighted. Instead, he told her to "go away and never come back." So that was exactly what she did.
Angolos has never seen his son - until now! In fact, Angolos Constantine didn't think he could have children, and now he's not prepared to let this miracle go. Even though Georgie seems to hate him, he'll have what's rightfully his...by whatever means possible!"
This is the first book in the By Request omnibus, as above.
The heroine Georgie is shocked when the husband she hasn't seen in four years - ever since he kicked her out of his life - turns up demanding to see his son. The hero Angolos has spent five years believing that Georgie had betrayed him and that her son was not his. Now he has been confronted with the truth that not only did he abandon Georgie but also his precious son. Georgie initially thinks that Angolos is there to get a divorce, and although this brings her hurt she is only too happy to agree. But she's even more shocked when he tells her that he wants them to be a family. She agrees but knows she will never forgive him for the way he treated her, and Georgie refuses to let him take over and change the life she has built for herself and her son. Angolos is surprised by the new more assertive Georgie, and pleased that the all consuming passion that was always between them is still there. However, as much as he wants Georgie to forgive him he still can't make himself completely trust her.
I have read quite a few of Kim Lawrence's books and I find them a little hit and miss, so I didn't actually expect to like this one as much as I did. There is so much emotion and tension weaved throughout this book that makes it totally absorbing to read. The hero's background is so sad yet he behaves badly towards the heroine, but this somehow works and is very entertaining to read. The heroine is strong and independent, and not at all silly. I loved reading the snippets of their past, it really added depth to the book.
This is an engaging and riveting read. Recommended.