Line: Mills and Boon Modern / Harlequin Presents
Release month: UK: Dec 2010 / North America: February 2011
The S-Factor: Sassy and Sexy
She had run away…and her husband wanted revenge!
Alejandro Navarro Vasquez, the Conde Olivares, has long desired vengeance… His wife betrayed him with an act that by the proud Spaniard’s code was unforgivable. What’s more, the breakdown of their marriage is a bitter truth which undermines Alejandro’s every achievement.
Alejandro’s opportunity for justice comes when the private detective he’s hired pinpoints Jemima’s whereabouts…and delivers the news that she has a two-year-old son. Clearly her wanton ways have led to an illegitimate birth… But no matter: Alejandro is determined to settle the score with his runaway wife… SECRETLY PREGNANT… CONVENIENTLY WED With this ring, I claim my baby!
No one can create a stubborn and arrogant hero like author Lynne Graham. In Book1 of her new trilogy, one will meet the extremely proud Spaniard, Alejandro Navarro Vasquez. Stubborn doesn’t even describe this man who takes the word of his half brother that he was having an affair with Jemima, Alejandro’s wife.
Now two years later, Jemima is living back in her native England with her two year old son Alfie, the son she thought she had miscarried when she left her husband after a bitter argument, However, her doctor confirmed she was definitely pregnant and had probably lost a twin. Still married to Alejandro, she was running a florist shop and raising her son. What she didn’t count on was for her ex to make an appearance and demand a divorce.
What this proud man didn’t count on was to find out he had a young son. Of course there was a DNA test and which proved Alejandro was the father. Demands, more demands and finally they agreed that they would give their marriage a three month trial, for their son’s sake. And so, the three of them returned to Spain and the Castle where Alejandro’s wicked stepmother and sweet sister resided.
Accusation, after accusation kept being sent Jemima’s way. Her husband wouldn’t believe her concerning her relationship with his brother. However, the physical attraction and sensual awareness for both of them was still strong. What had always good between them was their love making, and so they resumed their relationship in the bedroom.. While reading this romance, I wondered how much Jemima would endure for the sake of her son? It was obvious his statements hurt her and that he would believe his brother over her. However, he did get rid of his stepmother when he finally realized all of the things his wife told him about her were true. Each of them, in their own way tried to get along, make the marriage work but they both were keeping secrets. Jemima about her abusive upbringing and about all of the money she had been blackmailed into given her father shortly after they were married.
It was obvious to me that Jemima still loved her husband and was hoping he would believe her. I sincerely thought he loved her from the time they met because he finally agreed for their relationship to be exclusive. Then when he asked this young woman to marry him. But I also felt for her living in a strange country, being treated so poorly by her in-law, having her husband working long hours and not paying attention to her. So I could understand why she sought out the friendship with his step-brother Marco. But as the three month period came to a close, there was a chain of events that set in motion suffering and pain for them both. However, when both of their secrets were revealed and Alejandro finally learned the truth about his brother and let down his guard, this couple got their amazing happy ending.
About Secretly Pregnant Trilogy:
“This trilogy is set in the charming and pretty English village of Charlbury St.Helens is home to three young women whose Cinderella lives are about to be turned upside down….by three of the wealthiest, most handsome and impossibly arrogant men in Europe!
Jemima, Flora and Jess aren’t looking for love, but all have babies very much in mind. As you will learn in Book 1, Jemima has Alfie. Flora is hoping to adopt her late half-sister’s little daughter and Jess just longs to be a mom.
But whether they have or want a baby, all the girls must marry ultimate alpha males to keep their dreams….And Alejandro, Angelo and Cesario are not about to be tamed!”
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Reviewed by: Marilyn