These are the upcoming June '09 Harlequin Mills & Boon Modern books. I have not altered a single word from the publicity material. Notice how many secret baby stories there are - it looks like dumb characters having unprotected sex is back in fashion. Don't any of the alpha Italian/Greek billionaires have heard of paternity suits and/or paying off the inconvenient pregnant wench?
The Billionaire's Bride of Convenience by Miranda Lee
Playboy Hugh Parkinson was prepared to marry his uptight PA, who was in desperate need. But Hugh also wants his convenient wife in his bed...
Valentino's Love Child by Lucy Monroe
Valentino's mistress is testing his resolve. The only woman capable of taming this Sicilian is now carrying his child...
Ruthless Awakening by Sara Craven
Believing Rhianna to be a dangerous gold-digger, ruthless billionaire Diaz Penvarnon imprisons her on his luxurious yacht where Rhianna's inexperience is no match for his merciless desire!
(Mrs G's note: why would a ruthless billionaire want to have sex with a gold-digger? Does he want her to sue him for paternity payments?)
The Italian Count's Defiant Bride by Catherine George
Count Francesco de Luca plans to collect the debt owing him - a wedding night! But his runaway bride is proving challenging... until he discovers Alicia's still a virgin...
(Mrs G: I wonder how he discovers for certain that she's a virgin when she's a "challenging" woman.)
The Multi-Millionaire's Virgin Mistress by Cathy Williams
Alessandro Caretti's glamorous world drove ordinary Megan away. Now Alessandro wants her back! This time he'll keep his mistress firmly between his silk sheets...
The Innocent's Dark Seduction by Jennie Lucas
Seduced by the ruthless Roark Navarre, Lia finds herself pregnant. But she must keep the baby a secret from her bitterest enemy...
(Mrs G: I wonder why the baby has to be kept a secret. Is this a Rosemary's Baby thing?)
Bedded For Pleasure, Purchased For Pregnancy by Carol Marinelli
Italian playboy Zaros D'Amilio seizes his chance to make Emma his convenient fiancee. But passion leads to pregnancy... suddenly, the stakes are higher!
(Mrs G: My deepest condolences to Carol Marinelli for being stuck with that particular title.)
The Diakos Baby Scandal by Natalie Rivers
A scandalous incident makes Kerry Martin vow never to reveal her child's heritage, but a Diakos heir will never go unclaimed...
Salzano's Captive Bride by Daphne Clair
Arrogant Venezuelan Marco Salzano thinks he's tracked down his pregnant one-night stand, but he's found her sister! Nevertheless, he vows to make her his bride!
(Mrs G: A Venezuelan? Is that the new Greek? And Marco is such a stud: he's gonna bang both sisters, cool!)
The Tuscan Tycoon's Pregnant Housekeeper by Christina Hollis
Alessandro Castiglione has found an unexpectedly charming plaything in mousy housekeeper Michelle. But when she falls pregnant, Michelle runs. Now the Tuscan tycoon has come to claim her...
(Mrs G: Is it just me or does Michelle seem completely braindead? Giving the billionaire the milk for free and then letting him get away for knocking her up? If I'm her mother, I'd have slapped her silly for being so stupid. My daughter would have made the billionaire pay and pay and pay...)