She can run…
Lethally attractive Vittorio d’Severano was everything Jillian Smith wanted – until she discovered his secret life and her dreams of a happyeverafter crumbled into dust… Brokenhearted and terrified, Jill disappeared. But she can’t hide!
Now Vitt has returned – to claim the tiny son Jill has sworn to keep from him! But to stay with her child she must put Vitt’s ring on her finger. Yet what kind of relationship can they have when it’s based on secrets…and a heat impossible to resist?
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First book I have read of JP. Could not put it down. I enjoyed the story tons and the hero and heroinne were both strong characters. The lovemaking was very sensual, wonderful. Strongly recommended a great read.
What a Scorcher!
I LOVED this book � one of the best M&B I�ve read in a long time. Our hero, Vittorio, is gorgeous, sexy (of course) but also fallible, while our heroine is feisty and vulnerable. He realises he�s in love with Jillian half way through the book, which makes a nice change, even as he tries to come to terms with her secrets.
The sex scenes are amazing and so well written that you feel their passion. Seeing how their anger and frustration manifests itself in a rawness and impatience to their lovemaking is so realistic and makes this book utterly unputdownable!
I love the interaction with the secondary characters too because without them, that whole �he said, she said� misunderstanding can get a little dull after a while. The best thing though is the constantly bubbling menacing undercurrent that adds an extra piquancy and dimension to a love story that is sometimes lacking from other Modern books I�ve recently read.
My only �negative� comment would be that the story ended too abruptly for me, as I wanted their love story to run and run. In fact, a second book showing what happens to Vittorio & Jillian would be great as I think the characters and setting are strong enough to take it.
As a result, I will be hunting down more of Jane Porter�s books. Many thanks.
I felt the hero should have done more in this story considering what the heroine went through. Didnt really feel the passion between these two.
I love Jane Porter's books and this was another one that kept me up, reading it all in one sitting. I adored Vitt. I fell for him from the minute he made an appearance in the story. I only wish the book had been longer! Porter has combined all the drama and passion readers have come to expect from a Harlequin Presents and delivered it in a well-crafted, unforgettable sexy read! If you love hot, intensely passionate and heart-wrenching stories, don't miss this one!
Loved this book. Vittorio was my kind of man, and I loved the hint of menace running through the storyline. Great read. 10/10
This is very much a curate's egg!
Parts of it are outstanding particularly the sex scenes between Vittorio who is a superb alpha hero and the strong-in-character Jill whom your heart goes out to for what her life has been.
There is a thrilling undercurrent but this to some extent makes uncomfortable reading.
I found much in the plot which was offputting. Without divulging too much Vittorio quite often casts up the fact that he has lost almost the first year of his son's life - yet he has known where Jill was from the start so why not claim them immediately?
It also makes me very uneasy that money seems to be able to buy "classified" information - if Vittorio can do this then others can too.
While it is in many ways a powerful novel it left me feeling very edgy - the ending rather suggests that Jill is not completely safe.
7 out of 10.
oustanding story and one of the best from a Mills & Boon author.
I agree that some of the storyline is questionable i.e. why did Vittorio wait a year to pursue Jill and their son especially with the wealth he is portrayed as having. Money talks and how it talked became evident later in the story.
An truly powerful and well written story.
10 out of 10 for me.
Reading Jane Porter's A dark Sicilian Secret is akin to getting a shot of pure romance adrenalin. Spare, concise writing with lots of dialogue between the main characters (an alpha male & a strong willed (thank you, Jane!)heroine), sensual love scenes and a believable storyline makes this book one of the best M&B I've read in a long time
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