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Carnal Secrets (Billionaires in Love #1)

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  1,745 ratings  ·  160 reviews

Self-made billionaire Alex Damon wants his pound of flesh from the people who ripped his family apart. When he discovers that his enemies' daughter is working at his company -- most likely spying for them -- he decides to start by seducing her.

Natalie Hall is stunned at the personal interest from the CEO at her company. Vulnerable, with an already bruise
Published February 17th 2011
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Jacob Proffitt
I'm so glad I found this one (and not just because it was free)! The biggest surprise was that, for once, the business aspects that entered the novel (and don't worry, it wasn't many) all made sense. That's vanishingly rare, and even rarer that those aspects weren't really anything more than the background plot. Yeah, some of the action was driven by the business stuff, but nothing esoteric or boring.

Alex's character was the hardest to swallow. Self-made billionaires exist, sure, but they aren't
This was a pretty nice read for a freebie. The hero starts up a relationship with the heroine in order to get his revenge on her god mother. The story was good and the relationship between the two of the nice but I never really understood why he needed the heroine for his revenge. There was also an element of the hero suspecting the heroine of corporate espionage. The two plot element sort of warred with each other and I thing the story would have been stronger had the author chosen one or the o ...more
made it 38% on this one and I just can't do it. I don't know and I don't care.
This review was originally posted as a dual review with Lea at Book Lovers Inc.

Both Lea and I jumped on the opportunity to review Carnal Secrets when we first heard about it (because the blurb sounded exciting), but we sure weren't prepared to what a terrific read it was going to be!

I can only tell you my story: on my way to an exam preparatory course I started reading Carnal Secrets, thinking it would be a good way to keep busy on the bus ride, well the story (and mostly the characters) sucked
3.0 Stars

One thing that had my bitch face making an appearance was how quickly Natalie took Alex back and forgave him in the end, considering what he did to her. Girl if that was me, I would've made him work for it, and it will include some groveling. But all in all, it wasn't a bad read. It was actually quite nice. Would've wanted more damage to that certain mole though (not mentioning, so not to spoil the story). Hopefully the second book will make me want to give it more stars. Good book, al
Neyra ♦

Actual Rating: 3 Stars

I got this book as an Amazon freebie a few days ago (just look at that cover!), and I loved the synopsis. I'll admit I'm not really into the whole billionaire CEO love interest. I know, I know, "WHAT ABOUT GIDEON CROSS!?".. Yes, well, he's my exception. I never really found this type of male hero to be alluring because in my eyes, most billionaires pretend to be ALL alpha-male and dominating, when in reality they're nothing but a bunch of controlling, abusive and demanding
Heather andrews
Alex he hates being interrupted when it's about to be naughty time, "since we can't seem to do anything without your family interrupting us, I want to take you somewhere private. A small cabin by the place we went yesterday. And no cell phones." Alex the man has some damn stamina, "they lay there for a few moments, his hands skimming her curves. Then he murmured, "you mentioned something about doing it from the side...?" There was a slight but slowly increasing pressure along a cucumber-sized le ...more

Self-made billionaire Alex Damon wants his pound of flesh from the people who ripped his family apart. When he discovers his enemies' daughter is working at his company -- and most likely spying for them -- he decides to start his revenge by seducing her. Natalie Hall is stunned at the personal interest from the CEO of her company. Vulnerable, with an already bruised heart, she wants to avoid any involvement -- but she can't deny the desire he arouses in her.

...BUT L
I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 4.5 out of 5 Stars.

While we’ve all heard or read the phrase that “revenge is a dish best served cold”, the reality is that revenge is seldom clean and emotionless, something the characters in Nadia Lee’s Vengeful in Love learn firsthand. Filled with well-developed characters, good dialogue and an intriguing corporate mystery, Ms. Lee grabbed my attention from the first page
It was another freebie whose cover was winking at me every time I looked through my reader. Yeah, I know, that's a very shallow to fill like reading a book. And that's why it also came with my usual rather low expectations, that still managed to be often disappointed.
This book did not!
I deeply enjoyed the way it was written, a very contemporary tone that manages never to be too informal, too coarse, too spoken. It's obvious the author has a real experience from the corporate environment, most li
Carrie Ann Lahain
Though I enjoy category romances, there is a tendency for authors of these books to fall back on tired formulas and stock characters. Read a couple of them in a row, and you start mixing up the alpha-male heroes and exotic locals. Nadia Lee's VENGEFUL IN LOVE stands out by taking some risks with plotting and offering a non-mainstream protagonist.

Natalie Hall is beautiful, bright and accomplished--standard romantic heroine--only she's also the Asian adopted daughter of a United States senator. S
Given by the author for an honest review for her Blog Tour

Vengeful in Love is one of the best fast-paced books I’ve ever read!

It’s highly entertaining and does not have a single dull moment in it!
The plot is vaguely familiar, but it is so well written that anything even remotely similar to it simply pales in comparison.

It’s a book that you don’t want to finish, simply because you cannot stand the idea of the ending. You just want it to go on and on…It’s incredible! Its pace is fast, but the cha
Romance Novels in Color
Carnal Secrets is a contemporary romance novel written by Nadia Lee. This was the first work that I have read from this author and I loved the book. Nadia Lee captured me through her writing.

Nadia Lee did a great job with the storyline. She weaved a wonderful story with Carnal Secrets involving a passionate romance, betrayal, lies, corporate espionage, and carnal secrets. I loved everything about this book; the pacing, the characters, the plot, the angst, the sexual tension, the drama, and the c
Carnal Secrets is a brilliant contemporary romance written by Nadia Lee. This was the first work that I've read from this author and it did not disappoint! Ms. Lee captured me through her writing & I devoured this within hours because I couldn't put my Kindle down once I started. Ms. Lee did a great job with this wonderful romance. She weaved a wonderful story with Carnal Secrets involving a passionate romance, betrayal, lies, corporate espionage, and carnal secrets.

I loved everything about
LURV! Not only are Alex and Natalie both super sexy, their personalities are so strong! I love that Natalie is unwavering in her resolve, ethics, and moral values. Thank goodness for that! And I wanted to see Alex grovel at the end...and he did! Yay!

I totally didn't see Natalie's background unfolding quite like it did but I'm so glad to be surprised! It's awesome to not be able to guess exactly what's going to happen. What a crazy life she lives!
He's powerful, she's got spunk. Sparks fly at the office & in the bedroom. They're both a little 'broken' in the love department. In the end, they both 'grow up' a little and figure it out. 4 STARS for me, think I'll check out a few more titles by this author.
Yet another shallow fall-in-love-with-a-billionaire-ceo book.

Alex Damon is a CEO bent on seeking revenge against the Rodales, who he's convinced had a hand in his father's death somehow. Natalie Hall works for Alex's company and is the adopted daughter in a US Senator's family. And she's also goddaughter to Rodale who is her father's biggest campaign contributor. Alex and his right hand man Ethan target Natalie as a mole/spy and are doing everything they can to catch her in the act. Along the wa
Ciarra  Walker
This is Natalie and Alex's story, Alex is a self made millionaire. Natalie works for him. When he finds out she is family with the people that ruined families life he starts to think maybe she is the reason for the information leak in his company.

He starts to pursue Natalie and soon comes to believe there is no way she is behind it. He is falling for her and falling fast but cant figure out where the leak is coming from.

When his business partner and best friend Ethan comes to him with evidence t
Anny hernandez
***** I was provide a copy from the author/publisher for an honest review *****

First let me just say that this is the first book that I read from this author.

Wow just finish reading this book and love it, I love the characters and love how the book turn out, I have to say that this is the right name for this book, I did not wanted to finish reading it I just wanted more, I am gone keep this short cause I don't want to give anything away.

Alex is a self-made billionaire and the CEO of his company,
Adria (Romance Reviews)
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews

This is why you shouldn't ignore those freebies on Amazon! Yes, Vengeful in Love is another "Amazon Freebie" success for me! True, it doesn't happen often but when it does it's so worth it!

What surprised me the most about this particular book is that it's main male lead is a billionaire and I didn't hate his guts! Right now the trend in contemporary is the billionaire overbearing jack ass meets stupidly "innocent," supposedly independent woman and proc
I find it a little creepy for an author to dedicate an erotic novel to their parents. Is that just me? Also, why have no romance heroines ever heard of the morning after pill? Seriously.

As a rule, I avoid pure romance novels like the plague (as opposed to other genres including romance as part of the story, which are fine). I find many of them have absolutely no plot, characters with abhorrent personality traits, poor writing/editing, rely entirely on tired cliches or are aimed at the kind of pe
" Vengeful in Love" is a very quick romantic read about a billionaire, Alex Damon who sets out to take down a family that ruined his life by dating their daughter. Natalie Hall was adopted by Senator Hall. She was always an outsider in the family, being shuffled off to schools abroad and constantly demeaned by her mother and sister. When Marc, a man she dated for three years breaks up with her, she leaves the company and begins working for a company owned by Alex Hall.

After arriving 30 minutes l
3 1/2 stars

Alex's obsession with revenge pushes him to take over his enemy's company and use Natalie to get the information he needs to settle the score between the two families. This was a predictable read, but I enjoyed it. Alex tries to seduce Natalie to get information about her family's company, but he falls for her instead. She's not at all what he expected. She was grounded, intelligent and not afraid to stand her ground. Natalie does everything she can to avoid Alex's advances, but he's
3.5 Stars!

Great concept...but an okay execution. The writing is well written (grammar, structure, description, etc.), but it needed more to make it fantastic. If I were to compare the book to food (because I'm weird like that), I'd compare it to a ham submarine sandwich. It's delicious with 2 or 3 slices in between, but it'd be downright mouthwatering loading it with some more ham slices and other stuff. In the book's case, it was great with what it already had, but would've been fantastic if mo
Boxy Frown
3.5 stars
Natalie is the daughter of a US Senator and grew up with his love and acceptance but as an adopted child she always felt scorned by his wife and their biological daughter. Luckily she had her godmother Louise to lean on, but Natie is in the middle of a mess now. The CEO of her company is looking to do a hostile take over of her godmother's company. Alex Damon has a bone to pick with Natalie's godmother; she ruined his family and he had had to build himself back up piece by piece. Natali
Natalie Hall has had a few bad relationships in the past. But growing up being adopted by the governor whose wife and daughter treated her like a third wheel never helped. Natalie worked for a company that was the rival of her adopted parents best friends. But she runs into the man that runs the company when he comes in to "clean house" and is immediately attracted to him, but does not believe in relationships within the work place. Little does she know that he is a wants to use her as revenge a ...more
Ashley Haines
Apr 22, 2014 Ashley Haines rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ashley by: Grace Coronado
WOW! All I can say is this story was hot sexy and there was a twist at every turn just as you think you can figure out what's going on something changes. I started reading this book and was finished in about 6 hours it is a series and I see it becoming a very intriguing long term relationship. I found my self reading every page of this eBook even the credits as I call them one thing I would like to point out is that Nadia Lee has a way of getting her readers attention and running with it and not ...more
This book was reviewed for Kelly's Kindle Konfessions.

This book is about revenge. Alex wants revenge on the people that he holds responsible for his family life being torn apart. He decides the best way to get the revenge he desires is to seduce the daughter of his enemy. Unknown to Natalie, she meets the successful CEO of her company in a last minute meeting, that seems to change her whole world.

A dinner meeting between Alex and Natalie soon turns into a different sort of dinner, one were Alex
Crystal's Many Reviewers
When I first started this book, I thought it was going to be really good. It was interesting to see what was going to happen between Alex and Natalie. But as the story went along, it felt very predictable to me. Like we knew what was going to happen.
There was one big twist that had to do with Natalie, and that is one of the reasons why I did enjoy this book so much. It was just how off the wall and holy shiz what is going on here moment that was.
I thought Natalie’s character, I really liked he
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