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Russian billionaire Sergei Antonovich was famous for being knee-deep in stunning supermodels and aspiring actresses. But not one was suitable bride material. Would he ever grant his aging babushka her dearest wish and present her with a grandchild?So, why not handle this challenge as business? Without emotion, but with a contract of convenience that would grant Sergei theRussian billionaire Sergei Antonovich was famous for being knee-deep in stunning supermodels and aspiring actresses. But not one was suitable bride material. Would he ever grant his aging babushka her dearest wish and present her with a grandchild?So, why not handle this challenge as business? Without emotion, but with a contract of convenience that would grant Sergei the perfect deal: a wife he'd bed, wed, get pregnant...and then discard.......

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Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife Reviews

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2018-10-27 22:47

    I found this book very charming. I guess I was just in the mood for it. Sergei comes off as ridiculously appealing, despite his flaws. This is one of those times that I can totally understand why the heroine has a hard time resisting the hero. He's got the powerful, billionaire who happens to be drop-dead gorgeous and has the sexy vibe down big time. And add on him being identifiably Russian.... He really is a sex bomb. I really liked Alissa. She's a very sweet person. She does stand up for herself, but she's also a giving, caring person. I wanted her to get her sexy Russian billionaire, and he shows that he deserves her, which is even better.The love scenes were sizzling, and the chemistry between Alissa and Sergei is off the charts. This is one of the books where the author just hits all the right notes for me. While I can't get over how evil Alissa's sister is, at least it doesn't wreck Alissa and Sergei's happy ending. And it was great to see Sergei's babuskha Yelena as well. Before, she was his only weakness and he adores her and would do anything for her. Now Alissa and their family adds a deeper dimension to Sergei's life. This reader loves to see a hard hero fall from an arrow through the heart.Books like this are why I love Harlequin Presents. A quick, delicious helping of fairy tale romance. This is what Lynne Graham does best.I have to give this one a high rating because I can't say that there was anything wrong with this book for me. Plus, I loved that I got to practice my Russian.So, Five Stars!

  • StMargarets
    2018-11-07 20:37

    "Good" identical twin is forced into marriage with a Russian Billionaire because the "bad" identical twin signed a contract saying she would marry him and bear him a child for a pile of money. The "bad" twin doesn't want to ruin her figure with a pregnancy so she forges the heroine's name and then waltz's off with the money to marry another man.Heroine goes along with the contract because the "bad" twin gave her mother enough money to buy out their adulterous mid-life crisis father and stay in the family home. She also has the hots for the hero and he for her.When the hero finds out the deception, he's angry for a few days. But a trip on his yacht through the Greek Islands and lots of sex calm him right down. The final act is the heroine coming to terms with her feelings for the hero, hiding her wedding night pregnancy, and the hero showing a clear preference for her over her twin. Lynne Graham checklist:Selfish family member Virgin heroineRuthless hero who is a marshmallow with his elderly grandmother, the heroine, and a stray dogSuper tall hero/petite heroineStray dog who worms his way into the hero's heart. This one has 3 legsHero hot for the heroine despite the wrong clothes and figure type.Chocolate loving heroineHeroine who can't hold her liquerHeroine who loves to eatInsta pregnancyHeroine doesn't care about moneyEpilogue with family and dog

  • Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
    2018-10-17 22:36

    4.5 starsJust saying, if I ever marry it's going to be in my country where you can choose to marry by separate or joint goods (or whatever is it called in English)... That is unless I marry a billionaire 😈So what did LG give me in this book that totally worked for me?- The super evil thin and attractive twin sister (Alexa) that always takes advantage of the super good plump and plain h (Alissa). One of my not so guilty pleasures.- The I-don't-do-love H (because dad was a criminal, mom was a drunk and first shallow wife aborted his baby) wants to make grandma happy without risking his heart, aha.So, H (Sergei) wants to get the temporary wife (for two years) to give him the child that's going to make grandma happy and comes with the typical HP solution: ask his lawyers to find him someone that ticks the right boxes, sign a contract and live HEA with his son and no wife.Here comes the evil twin that applies for the job but using the h's name because being educated is a requirement and evil sisters don't go to college. Somehow the lawyers choose Alexa but when Sergei sees the photo and report he's not sure the chosen one is for him. Meanwhile Alexa is using emotional blackmail on Alissa because she's found another rich idiot to marry, whom won't demand her to have a child and make her lose her figure, oh and Alexa forgets to mention the job description BTW.H and h meet at a club and H is horrible because she looks different and wants to sleep with her there and then; so doesn't give her much attention, dances with women and gets all caveman when she dares dance with a guy but she won't let him walk over her so he is obviously shocked.Blah, blah, blah... He sends her expensive gifts everyday, wins mom. They marry, she wins grandma, the wedding sounded sweet and very real and they manage to get away and have the virgin surprise, then go back to the wedding where the guests demand endless kisses.So far so good according to the H but the h is feeling guilty because she's the honest and moral sister and can't deceive him and when there's a mention of having a baby she spills the beans. Obviously he doesn't take it graciously and thinks the sisters were in it together so blackmail is the way to go.The H and h have a honeymoon on a yacht and he is so nice for being the angry blackmailer so we need to stress the h and here comes the morning sickness. H takes her to confront the evil sister to add to Alissa's insecurities (actually he wanted her to realize how toxic was Alexa) and watching her thinner sister flirting with Sergei is too much for her so she flees but H soon finds her and tells her he's not letting her go .His reaction to her pregnancy announcement was worthy of the 5 stars, any bad behavior of his was erased from my mind with that.So why not the whole 5 stars? Here are the minor complaints:- The parents divorce and trying to help mom not to lose her house to scum dad could have been solved with a decent lawyer but then I've read worse excuses for needing the H's money so I didn't mind that much.- The evil sister should have run off a bridge in the car she bought with the H's money, or something. But at least she suffers the H's sardonic tongue every family function, which is more than some evil relatives get as punishment.- The parents reconciliation should never ever have happened, unless mom cut dad's balls or something more painful.

  • Becky
    2018-11-04 01:56

    It was a pleasant read but I didn't really enjoy this one as much as others by Graham. Heroine and her sister were caricatures of Good and evil. Her sister was just too one-dimensionally awful (not a virgin of course so must be the equivalent of a whore) and the heroine too insecure and pathetic. The hero was not a good person...his solution to difficult divorce and custody proceedings he describes (where women only seek custody of their own children out of greed, because no women love their own children) is to purchase a baby. Very Michael Jackson-Debby Rowe. A actually exactly that. Adoption is a beautiful thing, but the particular type of surrogacy (pretend marriage, mother selling and abandoning her baby for load of cash) that was planned by hero, and demanded by him of heroine even when it was clear that she didn't know what she signed up for, was offensive to me. I also didn't like the whole reason for needing money. The backstory of the father and mother was pathetic, wonder where the heroine learned to be a doormat. Mother nursed father for cancer, then he leaves her for another woman and demands a buyout for half of the mother's childhood home and her business while he keeps his good salary? (How was that legally possible?). And then mother takes him back...really sad.Hard for me to read Graham's series with its throwaway mention of other couples (jarring and irrelevant to the story) because it's just not believable that there are these 3 beautiful virgins well over age of consent who happen to be roommates. Also, the loss of her virginity here was distressing to me...hero is not treating her well, doesn't really care about her as a person, threatens to prosecute her even though she was clearly duped, demands that she prostitute herself to pay back money he knows she doesn't have. And he never really sees what was wrong with his original plan....I never warmed to him, couldn't understand why heroine loved him (her first sexual attraction = insta love. I'm already suspending disbelief of knowing how Russian billionaires really make their money, so when they have cold, cruel elements without hints of real sweetness, it just brings too much reality in. I thought his sudden declarations of love were silly and out of nowhere.The Ruthless Magnate's Virgin Mistress was flawed but a better Russian hero.

  • Vintage
    2018-11-14 23:57

    Evil twin applies for bride to be to mega-rich Russian. Good twin has to fill in. Her winsome ways and untried vagina win the Russian over.Evil twin needs to die a slow and painful death. Maybe a shallow grave for a shallow girl?Bette Davis movie plot.

  • Debbie DiFiore
    2018-10-17 19:01

    I love this bookI love kind heroines. She stood up for herself and I liked that. The scene at the disco where she started dancing with someone else because he was ignoring her was priceless. Her sister was just evil. Hated her. Such opposites. I loved the H too. You could feel h in changing from this cold oligarch to a kind loving man. I just loved his transformation. You could feel him falling in love with her too. Just a great book!!! It's another keeper!

  • Jacqueline
    2018-10-31 20:53

    I liked this one much better than the first one. The premise was a little different in that the hero decided to acquire a wife by having his lawyers pick one working off of a bullet list. But of course the girl they pick is the evil one of a set of twins who talks her sister into following through with the marriage without telling our heroine, the good twin, that she had committed her to bearing a child and giving it up to him. She was sweet and I liked the way she kept the hero off balance. I would have liked there to have been a bit more of the story during their honeymoon where they fell in love. That part was a whole bunch of telling rather than showing. I think it was a result of too much story to tell in the amount of space available in the HP format. So the first 2/3rds of the book was wonderful with all the scenes fully shown in action and dialog. The last part half was not as good but all together I liked it.

  • willaful
    2018-10-24 17:47

    Nothing really wrong with this romance, other than that I'm put off by characters who sacrifice themselves for the sake of really nasty relatives. I found it readable, but not especially interesting. It's a good twin/evil twin story, if that floats your boat.

  • KC 2.0
    2018-10-23 18:46

    4.25 starsThis is one of my favorite books by Lynne Graham mostly because of the great hero, Sergei, and because it was romantic, fun and sexy! The chemistry between Sergei and Alissa hummed with electricity, resulting in some passionate love scenes. Sergei was very arrogant but I found this character trait amusing, probably because he possessed enough positive traits (honest, loving, fair and generous) to balance out the negative. I loved his sweet relationship with his grandmother, Yelena. He loved her so much he was willing to do anything to make her happy, even giving up his cherished bachelorhood to give her a great-grandchild. Sergei had a right to be angry with Alissa after she revealed her thoughtless (i.e., naive) part in her twin's scam but, because he loved her, he didn't pursue legal action, instead adding a new condition to their arrangement. It was a bit ruthless but he's the "ruthless magnate" after all. Considering the situation, I thought the bargain a fair one.Definitely the best book in the Pregnant Bride series by a landslide!

  • Victoria
    2018-10-23 22:54

    This review is also published onAlways a Booklover .I really dunno what to say about this book. It had me hooked right from the beginning, but somehow, I just can't say I love it. I really don't have any complaints about this book, but neither do I have anything that particularly stood out to me.Sergei and Alissa are just two very different people. Sergei is cold, sometimes unfeeling and have that idea that women are all not very good people. Alissa is just the entire opposite. She's friendly, sweet and sometimes quite gullible. Oh, one thing that they have in common is that both of them are really loyal to their family. Ok, let's get started with the plot. Pace of the book was alright, it didn’t jump forward too quickly and with barely a word to suggest otherwise. It wasn’t long-winded, each part was elaborated just enough. The plot was interesting and I liked seeing how Sergei was so affected by Alissa.I really liked Alissa. She was really sweet and even though she was tricked by her sister (I hate that girl), she still manages to adapt. As for Sergei, I didn’t really understand him, so I can’t really comment on his character. He’s kinda a little weird. At first, I couldn’t stand him after he described the coat attendant as just a menial servant and was so rude to her. But later, when he was so sweet to Alissa, like buying her chocs frequently, and his actions to her sister, just made me like him. I want to rant about Alissa’s sister, Alexa. Pardon my language, but that woman is a bi**h. Seriously. Gosh, what woman could even do what she did? She totally lied to her twin sister without even batting an eyelid. What’s best is that she totally did not feel remorseful. I hate her! Ok, this part may be a little bit of a spoiler. Let’s see, so first she convinced Alissa to marry Sergei because she’s pregnant and want to marry some guy called Henry. Guess what? There’s no baby. Another thing, she can’t stand it that Alissa can actually attract Sergei. Hello Alexa? You practically threw her into his path and now you’re unhappy and jealous that she’s the one with him. Wth? Oh, and she tried making a play for Sergei. In front of Alissa and her husband, Henry. Can I point out the fact that Alissa and Sergei were married at that time? Gosh, wth is wrong with her! Why oh why is she such a slut? And a bitch? Pardon my language, I’m really very annoyed with her right now. Haha I was so happy when Sergei just completely ignored her every move for him and was just so nonchalant about it. Gosh, that girl is soooo immature, childish and seriously, a bi**h. Ok, I’m not gonna talk about her anymore.I know I said earlier that I didn’t have any complaints about the book. But there is one thing I didn’t really like. I felt that the love between Alissa and Sergei wasn’t very prevalent. Sure, they were wildly attracted to each other, neither having felt the same way before. But I couldn’t feel the love. They hardly spent any time talking to each other, instead most of the scenes containing both of them were of them making love. And they may have good sex, but that doesn’t mean they are in love. I just couldn’t feel it. Sure, all the signs were there. Possessiveness, some jealousy, happiness when they were together, but I just didn’t see the love. And that’s the main problem I have with it. Considering that this is supposed to be a romance, I’m pretty disappointed that it didn’t contain those aspects. But all in all, this was a pretty good book. Yes, I was hooked from the start, but somehow there was just something missing. I think it’s the lack of love that I felt, or rather, didn’t feel. After I finished the book, I had this feeling of dissatisfaction. Oh well, it was still a rather enjoyable read!

  • Ivy H
    2018-10-26 20:59

    Sergei is unique among Lynne's heroes because he loves football ! YAAAAY. I love football too. And it's called football where I'm from; not soccer. LOL. And Sergei also loves his big boys' type of toys like mega luxury yachts. Where was Sergei when I was single and looking for a husband? Haha it's good that my husband never comes on goodreads. Sergei was also kinda sweet. He could have treated Alissa like in a really cruel vengeful manner, the way a Charlotte Lamb or Anne Hampson hero would have done. However, he was lenient to Alissa and way too lenient to her disgusting slutty thief of a twin sister Alexa. I wished that less time had been spent on Alexa and her stupid idiot husband. That made the romance being Sergei and Alissa feel a bit rushed. As for Alissa, well I loved her because she saved a stray dog who had had an accident in the street. That was so sweet. Anybody who saves a stray dog gets a vote from me ! Sergei wasn't really into dogs at first but he grew to love the little mutt because of Alissa. Sigh. So adorable. The epilogue was so romantic. Sergei and Alissa had their little baby girl Evelina. I remembered reading a subsequent novel by Lynne G ( Lindy and Atreus' novel ) where there's mention of Sergei and Alissa having a baby boy as well. Sergei definitely has a special place in my romancelandia book boyfriend hall of fame for being so very unique.

  • RomanceLover99
    2018-11-17 19:56

    Loved this book! I’m a sucker for a plot that has a heroine who has a mean and selfish sister/cousin/friend etc... This might be my favorite Russian hero so far. This book was a welcome change for me as, though I am a HUGE Lynne Graham fan, I’ve been feeling kind of “ewww” about some of her books lately. If you like the hero Sergei in this book, you will love Apollo from Lynne Graham’s other book “The Greek’s Christmas Bride.” Both are super alpha males who are used to being spoiled by women and are surprised when the heroine doesn’t act the way they expect other women to.

  • Roub
    2018-11-01 18:03

    what an absolutely awesome read !! i simply loved it ! loved how from the first moment seige cud not keep away from alissa. he just had the hots 4 her n it was so funny how he jumped on her in the interval of the wedding reception. the stupid man..he ravished a poor virgin..just fucked her wildly. the 2nd time was no better, he took her on the table. he clearly cud not control himself where she was concerned !! LOL

  • Jenny
    2018-11-04 21:38

    I thought this would be an arranged marriage book. Instead it was a story about twin sisters one of them being evil. Both the hero and heroine were likable but the novel needed more scenes with them as in together. Their chemistry and relationship was seriously underdeveloped in my opinion!

  • HÜLYA
    2018-11-14 23:59

    Yazarın okumadığım kitabı kalmamıştır diye düşünüyordum..Özlemişim okumayı...

  • Romance_reader
    2018-10-27 01:51

    It's been a long time and I've finally found a recent book by Lynne Graham that didn't make me cringe or suffer from boredom. RMCW features a hero who's alpha without being cruel (is also surprisingly mature and mostly gets amused at the heroine's many missteps, instead of turning into a raging volcano) and a heroine who kind of has a spine and doesn't roll over to please her vicious relatives at every turn (in this case a malicious twin). So there were the usual elements - an express pregnancy, allusions to the H's many supermodel/actress lovers (thankfully, none of them had an important role to play; but it's important for a harlequin hero to be something of a man-whore i think, for readers to believe in his virility) and of course, the heroine's (predictable) virginity. But even with all these cliches, I quite enjoyed the story - although I really wasn't expecting to (hated the first one in this series - the typical cruel hero and helpless heroine trope thingy again). Fortunately, it seems like Ms. Graham finally got some of her groove back with this one and I can finally stop hesitating (hopefully) about whether to read her new releases or not. If not, I can always re-read The Cozakis Bride (one of my absolute favourites by this author :) ).

  • Lady Raven RAVE!
    2018-10-27 19:44

    I Love Sergei and Allissa. I love the concept, but Allissa's sister what an a#$hole sorry for that term but when you read the book you will detest her sister as well, money does things to people. Any way I enjoyed my read I still love Lynne Grahman of course you know her men are a little overbearing.

  • KatieV
    2018-10-29 20:36

    I really liked the concept, but it sort of fell flat for me. A Russian hero is a nice change of pace from all the Greek Tycoon's (that entire country must be populated by them). It wasn't bad, but wasn't great either. The twin was just too up-front nasty/evil to be believable.

  • Mou
    2018-10-17 18:59

    2.5 stars.

  • Azet
    2018-11-12 17:43

    I really enjoy Grahams works,and almost all of them has earned a five star from me.This one lacked the all too intense element of a kind,but the romance were still hot and exciting.Sergei Antonovich is a russian business tyccon,famous for being cold-hearted and ruthless who wants a convenient wife who can give him a child for his grandmothers sake-a marriage based on contract.He meets the honest and innocent Alissa,and both of them falls into the puddle of sexual desire,all the while Alissa fights the love...and the hidden secret of her not being what he thinks she is.Enjoyed this book immensely and i give Graham a credit for being so talented when it comes to hell of a hot steamy scenes!

  • Sönïa Dhillion
    2018-11-11 23:43

    I loved the couple chemistry their passion and how the heroine never backed down a argument.Like this ¦¦¦ vvv"I’m not trying to appeal to you.’ Aggressive to the last, Sergei flung his arrogant dark head high. ‘I am what I am and I’m unlikely to change.’ ‘Well, that’s certainly telling me, isn’t it?’ Alissa quipped. ‘You’re not even bright enough to learn from your mistakes.’I found Alisa twin Alexa vile bitch . I can't believe sometimes people can be this low.How I see the characters:https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/31827789...https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/31827789...

  • Cherise
    2018-11-10 00:46

    This reminds me a bit of a historical the wife trap, with the same evil good twin theme. The H is really quite a overbearing bulldozer. Though usually I hate this type, his pov shows he is not really as insensitive as he shows, just cautious and cynical where women are concerned. It is actually quite funny seeing him being so incredulous by the h's behaviour at the beginning; not only doesn't she think him god's gift on earth and fawns all over him, she seems to be totally opposite of what he expects from a wife. I am glad he actually saw through her early on and there are not too much acrimony for long, though I wish the author can show more of how they interact and despite everything fell for one another, instead of devoting a large portion to events leading up to the wedding.The h is pretty standard fragile innocent ingenue. I understand how she totally cannot believe her twin sold her out. Having come from a loving family myself, I am just as incredulous one's sibling can be so callous and cruel without much cause, as both came from the same family with the same upbringing afterall. I like this h though I did wish she doesn't melt instantly whenever H is around, though the H did make it easy with his charming smile and wicked ways (it is harder and usually annoys me if the H is all uptight and grouchy and our h still melts). It is sort of cute he just dones on a big smile right after he got over his hissy fit finding out the truth and proceeds to make the h forget he was about to haul her to jail, exasperating but totally fitting for such a self assured domineering H. This has a lot of exaggerated drama here that makes it hard to take it seriously. I seriously cannot believe someone can be so blatantly horrible as the twin. I like the parents and granny quite a bit though.I like most of the book especially the fact that once both found out what is what, there are not weeks or months of H acting like a nasty arse and the h either cowering or mopping (though contrarily I sort of wish h will close up, letting H know what he misses besides a warm bed, evil me). It is quite nice to see both acting quite adult and making the best of what seems like not an ideal situation.The confession scene is the part I have a problem with. It doesn't seem very long and there is not much emotions beside the L word and H disclosing his take on the twin. I guess this ties in to the fact that we missed the weeks of thoughts and interactions, the turning of opinion and growing closeness. I felt a chapter was missed somewhere there... Though we are richly compensated with quite a nice epilogue (harlequins don't usually have this so I like getting a glimpse of how they are doing a while down.)

  • Paula Legate
    2018-11-05 21:43

    This was a good book. It didn’t take me long to read it. Sergei loved his grandmother. He would do anything for her, including get married, to give her, her first grandchild. He had been married once. The way the marriage ended made him distrustful of all females. He thought he would treat a new marriage like a business arrangement. He had contracts drew up, and had people apply for the job.Alexa applied for the job, but used her sister’s name, on the application. They are twins. They grew up sharing most everything. So why can’t she use her sister’s education to better herself, and put herself above the other’s that would apply? When she was selected, she asked her sister to Alissa to take the job. Alexa admitted that she forged her sister’s name, and they could both be in big trouble if she didn’t go through with it. Alexa also told her sister that she was pregnant, and was going to marry Harry. If her twin couldn’t take the job, she would have no choice but to abort the baby, and follow through with the job/marriage. Alissa loved her family and would do anything for them. So she had no choice but to go through with the fake marriage to Sergei.I really enjoyed this book because Sergei was never a jerk. The things he thought he wanted in a wife, was way off the mark. He feel in love with all the little things that Alissa did. None of the other woman he had ever dated cared if an employee was sick. They sure wouldn’t get dirty to save a puppy. She had a big heart, and he was thankful for the twin that became his wife for real.

  • Shar
    2018-11-11 00:43

    The book wasn't bad per se, but it was kind of boring-- nothing special.I didn't get why she would love him (other than that he was hot and good in bed, he had no redeeming qualities) and he didn't act like he was in love with her, he just said the words in the end and that was that. LG usually is much better at showing the hero falling in love and doing all kinds of nice stuff for the heroine before they say the words.

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2018-11-03 19:49

    The book redeemed itself later, but it had a silly premise. I'm happy they got it cleared away early, though. The main characters are likable enough, although I kept getting irritated at how forgiving the heroine was at the sister. Ridiculously naive too. Not that steamy, but the end was sweet, even if Graham again rushes babydom.

  • Ivy Deluca
    2018-11-16 19:56

    Standard HQP romance that spends too much time telling instead of showing. I was hoping for more, but I was disappointed. The hero at one point laments that he got the “dim” twin. He wasn’t wrong. Everyone is pretty one dimensional and other than sex, I don’t see the attraction.

  • Saundra
    2018-10-30 18:51

    A typical Harlequin romance, it is what is to be expected. A quick easy read, with flowery overdetailed sexual descriptions. Along with a ridiculous cheesy plot. If you want something mindless to read and pass the daytime, this is the book for that. Enjoy.

  • lily waheed
    2018-10-24 21:52

    Sergei ♡

  • رومولا الن
    2018-10-25 21:46

    قراءتها بعنوان بريئة بين يديه بترجمة منتدى روايتياحببت هذه الروايه كثييراا كانت ممتعه

  • Pam
    2018-11-05 20:54

    I really enjoyed it. Only i didn't get why the Heroine stood up to the hero but not to her twin. Or she remained so clueless for so long.