A Dark Sicilian Secret
Lethally attractive Vittorio d'Severano was everything Jillian Smith wanted - until she discovered his secret life, and her dreams of a happy-ever-after 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...more
They marry and Jill realizes how wrong she was about Vitt. He is not a mobster, he is a decent good man and Jill had misjudged him. He is a sweet father and husband and Jill starts to finally feel safe for the first time in her life. Still her own secret past t...more
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Jane Porter’s A Dark Sicilian Secret is an exciting, fast-paced romance that will keep a reader on the edge of his or her seat while tugging at the heart.
Jill takes her baby and runs from the father, Vitt. Why would she do such a thing? A rumor led her to do some research on her own, and it seems her beloved Sicilian hunk is not the good guy who captured her heart in the first place.
In a dramatic begi...more
I found this a fairly annoying read actually. I adored Vitt, he is the perfect hero, but Jill is just so foolish, even when she is supposedly cunning. She runs because of a comment made by an 18 year old maid. She does some research, but doesn't read about Vitt's father's shooting, or his business ventures. She doesn't seem to know who she works for, doesn't question anything but is supposedly so smart that she is totally able to alter her idenitity. Really? I just found her i...more
Harlequin romance novels usually aren't guy friendly. Meaning, the guy is usually in the fault somehow, trying to right a wrong and spends his time trying to make the woman fall for him again so he can make it up to her for the rest of her life. This did not follow that fo...more
I don't agree with the other reviews- I didn't think the heroine was stupid- I thought she was a strong and brave woman that tried to raise her son and give him a better life that she had.
I rolled my eyes when I first saw the description of this book. It reads as so much melodrama and it is in fact a melodrama (defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as having a theatrical or sensational quality). That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the story.
Jillian Smith is in hiding trying to protect her infant son from his father. Vittorio d’Severano knows why Jillian ran but h...more
Raised the daughter of a mob king pen, she lives her childhood in witness protection. Graduating from college, she escapes to Europe where she meets Vittorio d’Severano. She flees upon learning he may...more
Should have been 5 stars but there was just something missing that I've come to expect in Jane Porter books (I'm a huge fan, by the way) -- That intense emotional pull that connects me with the heroine and makes me fall in love with the hero from get-go. I have to admit I abandoned this story halfway through which I never do when I'm reading Jane Porter stories. But I'm glad I finished it. It is a great st...more
Jillian is actually a unique heroine with a real past, real secrets, and real danger! I loved Vittorio, and I loved that he took charge and wouldn't be the bad guy that Jillian figured him to be. A Dark Sicilian Secret actually surprised me, which is tough to do in category romance, and I enjoyed the...more
Vittorio reminds me of Lucien Antonescu from Meg Cabot's Insatiable.
He sounds like the perfect guy. Guys like him can't exist. I like Vittorio though! He is the ultimate alpha male like Jill said.
I felt like there was more focus on the sex than the actual story behind Jill's various identities. Not that I didn't like the sex scenes but I felt that Jane tried to rush the storyline.
As a little girl I spent hours on my bed, staring out the window, dreaming of far off places, fearless knights, and happy-ever-after endi...more