Liz writes in with more than a few details, but her efforts to locate this book, or the trilogy of which it is a part, have been thwarted:
For the life of me I cannot remember the author of this category that I read ages ago. It’s driving me nuts because I want to read it again, the complete set.
I think it was a Mills & Boon but it could be a Silhoutte (sp?). I read this when I was 14. I remember the title was Chris. I know there is a trilogy. It was about three siblings from a winemaking family in Portugal (I think). There is an older brother which I can’t remember the name, Chris is the second brother, Francesca is the sister’s name. I know Francesca ended up with a millionaire Texan cowboy or oil baron in her book, his name is Sam. Can’t remember anything about the older brother’s book.
Ok here’s the gist of Chris (this is the first book). I think the heroine is called Tiffany (???). When the book started, Tiffany (?) was a gold digger, she planned to hook the older brother into being her sugar daddy. There was a party right at the start at the hero’s family home in Portugal (I’m pretty sure it’s in Portugal, but I could be totally wrong). Chris saw through Tiffany’s plan and he either threatened/blackmailed/seduced her into being his mistress instead, or something like that. They moved to New York where he looked after their American branch. I remembered Tiffany ended up pregnant, Chris thought she had an abortion, can’t remember anything except that at the end he found her back in Portugal several months later with a massive belly thus realizing he had wrongly accused her of killing their baby. I’m sure there was some kind of misunderstanding.
I hope the amazing awesomeness of the Bitchery can help me out. I remembered really enjoying the book when I was reading it. It was one of my first category that I read and actually liked. I really want to read it again. Many thanks.
ETA: Oops. Posted the wrong one earlier. This is the correct HaBO. I’m sure it was all a big misunderstanding between my undercaffeinated brain and my very quick fingers.