Monday 1 February 2016


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His Pregnant Princess Bride
Bayou Billionaires #1
By: Catherine Mann
Releasing February 1st, 2016 (Digital)
Releasing February 9th, 2016 (Print)
Harlequin Desire

In His Pregnant Princess Bride (Bayou Billionaires #1) by Catherine Mann, after spending an incredible weekend with billionaire Gervais Reynaud, Erika Mitras never thought she'd see him again. However, when she learns that she's pregnant, she knows she must confront Gervais with the truth. She doesn't expect anything from him, but he's not about to let her go so easy. He intends to be a part of his children's lives, if only he can convince her to give him a chance.   
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Mann, and I've got to say that I was impressed by the way this story gripped me with its fast-paced plot right from the beginning. Erika faces a real dilemma in telling Gervais about his pending parenthood, because she's so independent and if he doesn't love her for her instead of just the babies she's carrying, then she doesn't want to be with him.

I really liked both characters, as well as the secondary characters and the dialogue was compelling. Erika is independent and stubborn. She's torn between returning to her home country and caring for her children alone, or staying with Gervais and allowing him to take care of her. Yet, she handles everything the best she can and that's what I liked most about her. Because being a royal princess isn't easy, and she's feeling pressured from all sides because her parents want a male heir to carry on their legacy. While Gervais wants her to stay and be part of his family, and for her not be concerned with what her family wants but what she wants.

As for the hero, Gervais was confident and very persistent in his pursuit of a future with Erika. By giving her the opportunity to see how good they still are together, and that he will do anything to take care of her. Indeed, they're both quite protective of each other, especially when the pregnancy takes it toll on Erika and a football incident gives her quite a scare.     

Then there's the secondary characters that aren't afraid to express their opinions, especially Erika's family, because they want her to do the right thing for her entire family, and not just herself. Yet, I'm glad she did what was right for her, Gervais and their future.
Overall, this was a really good book where nicely-detailed sex scenes heat up the pages, and illustrate the strong chemistry that exists between this couple. The ending wrapped the story up nicely, and I'm glad Gervais finally convinced her to stay with the words she desperately wanted to hear instead of just demanding what he wanted her to do. I would recommend this book if you enjoy pushy billionaire heroes or independent heroines.


A princess and a Southern billionaire are expecting twins! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann!

His focus is on his family's football dynasty. Louisiana billionaire Gervais Reynaud has no time for romance. But he can't say no to a tryst with Erika Mitras. True, she's a princess, but in no way prim…or proper. Their time together is unbelievable…and all too short.

When Erika said goodbye, she meant it. But now she must tell Gervais the truth. He's about to be a father…to royal twins. After leaving her overbearing family, Erika wants nothing from Gervais. But the tempting tycoon just may charm her into a future she desires all too much.
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His dark eyes heated her with memories as he strode toward her. His long legs ate the ground in giant slices, his khakis and sports jacket declaring him in the middle of a work day. He stopped in front of her, his broad shoulders blocking the sun and casting his handsome face in shadows. But she didn’t have to see to know his jaw would be peppered with the stubble that seemed to grow in seconds after he shaved. Her fingers – her body – remembered the texture of that rasp well.

Her breath caught somewhere in her chest.

            He folded his arms over his chest, just under the Hurricanes logo stitched on the front of his jacket. “Welcome to the States, Erika. No one mentioned your intention to visit. I thought you don’t like sports.”

            “And yet, here I am.” And in need of privacy out of the bright Louisiana sun and the even brighter curious eyes of his team and staff. She needed space and courage to tell him why she’d made this unexpected journey across the Atlantic to this muggy bayou state. “This is not an official royal visit.”

            “And you’re not in uniform.” His eyes glided over her wrap around dress.

            “I’m out of the service now.” About to return to school to be a nurse, the career field she’d hoped to pursue in the military but they would not allow her such an in-the-field position, instead preferring to dress her up and trot her around as a figure-head translator. “I am here for a conference on homeopathic herbs and scents.” A part of her passion in the nursing field, and a totally made up excuse for being here today.

            “Are you here to share specially scented deodorant to my players? Because they could certainly use it.” His mouth tipped with a smile.

            “Are you interested in such a line?” Still jet-lagged from the transatlantic flight, she was ill-prepared to exchange pleasantries.

            “Is that why you are here? For business?”

            She could not just banter with him. She simply could not. “Please, can we go somewhere private to talk?”

            He searched her eyes with for a long moment before gesturing over his shoulder. “I’m in the middle of a meeting with sponsors. How about supper?”

            “I am not here for seduction,” she stated bluntly.

            “Okay.” His eye brows shot upward. “I thought I asked you to join me for gumbo, not sex. But now that we’re talking about sex--”

            “We are not.” She cut him short. “Finish your meeting if you must, but I need to speak with you as soon as possible. Privately. Unless you want your personal business and mine overheard by all of your team straining to listen.”

            She definitely was not ready for them to hear she was pregnant with the heir to the Reynaud family dynasty.
USA Today bestseller and RITA Award winning author Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, Sourcebooks and Tule. With over sixty books released in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. Catherine and her flyboy husband live on the Florida coast where they brought up their 4 children – and still have 5 four-legged, furry “children” (aka pets). Catherine is an active volunteer with an animal rescue, serving on their Board of Directors and fostering over 200 puppies, ill dogs, and dogs with service/working potential.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing and featuring HIS PREGNANT PRINCESS BRIDE!