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Secret History of a Good Girl (Unbuttoned by a Rebel #2)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Miami hotel tycoon Paulo Domingues knows that beneath her Southern priss, his event planner Alyssa Hunt is all sass. Little Miss Prim has Paulo's inner rebel roaring to life—he's determined to seduce the fire out from behind it!Tough cookie Alyssa hasn't fought tooth and nail to shake off her past to be blindsided by one smooth-talking boss. Until, punch-drunk with desire, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sep 30, 2011 RLA rated it really liked it
The heroine Alyssa is a hard working and very determined event planner hoping to convince suave hotelier Paulo, the hero, to take a chance on her despite her rather sketchy past. Paulo is intrigued by Alyssa, not to mention very attracted to her. He also recognises her capability so gives her a chance to prove herself. Alyssa is also attracted to Paulo but the struggles in her past makes her intent on ignoring the chemistry between the, as she can't let anything ruin the hard work she has put in ...more
I enjoyed the book, it was romantic & modern. The heroine had spunk & had made mistakes when she was younger(stealing) but she had worked hard to overcome that. The hero had a lot of hang-ups with his family which we learn weren't as black as he thought.
Feb 18, 2012 Tia rated it really liked it
One word to describe this book? Cocky! Actually you could use many words such as hilarious, enlightening, soul defining. Overall it was an amazing read. By the end I was smiling, laughing and have a good time.

When Alyssa meets Paulo, sparks fly! Alyssa is looking for a job, she is an event planner, so she needs some clients. When she applies for a job with Paulo as a partner, things start happening and dreams start coming true. Together the characters are uplifting. You can easily connect with t
Jennifer Probst
Feb 17, 2012 Jennifer Probst rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I started it with intentions of just reading a chapter or two (I was exhausted) then woke right up and ripped through it. Smart, sassy heroine Alyssa matches Paulo stroke for stroke. The first love scene was hot and blew me away. Chemistry off the charts. Emotion is strong, and the writing is fluid and engaging. The perfect book and I MUST read all Aimee Carson's other work. Highly recommended!
Wendy S. Marcus
Oct 02, 2011 Wendy S. Marcus rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Paulo is a smokin' hot hero. Alyssa is a smart, strong heroine. The chemistry between them is amazing. Well done, Aimee. I am looking forward to your next book so get writing!
Michelle Styles
Oct 09, 2011 Michelle Styles rated it really liked it
Lovely sassy debut from a talented Presents Extra/Riva author. Really good escapist reading. I shall be looking forward to her next book.
Mar 14, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good debut from a new HP author! I loved that the hotel magnate hero wears tshirts and jeans to work because he doesn't like suits.
Oct 02, 2015 Evie rated it it was amazing
Secret History of a Good Girl got under my skin. Yes, it is that good.

In this story Aimee Carson gives you:

1. A hot Latin guy with caramel mocha (cafe con leche) eyes.
2. He's got a body other men would kill for.
3. He dares death every time he rides his bike.
4. He is an oh la la lover.

Do I have your attention? Isn't he just yummy??

Then, there's Alyssa. I feel for this girl. She's had it rough. She's made some real bad mistakes that no matter what she does, she can't take anything back. She h
Nas Dean
Mar 03, 2012 Nas Dean rated it it was amazing
Secret History of a Good Girl is a thoroughly enjoyable story that sizzles with scorching sensuality, steamy love scenes, intense emotional drama, witty and sassy dialogue and is highly entertaining.

It is Aimee Carson's debut offering but it's full of surprises! She writes steamy and sexy! Her tension filled story was an emotional churner! She is a new writer who understands that the best stories not only gives us great reading pleasure through deep characters and beautiful prose but challenges
Bridie Coleman
Dec 28, 2011 Bridie Coleman rated it it was amazing
Had been really looking forward to reading this after having read Aimee's next book and it didn't disappoint. Set in/around a fab hotel in South Beach Miami event planner Alyssa gets her dream job working for the gorgeous and spunky Paolo - both with skeletons in their respective closets. A great story and steam by the buckets. Fab. Recommended
Jun 03, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing
Yay! A break-away book from the traditional Harlequin Presents plot-line, but in these differences:
1. The female lead ISN'T a virgin. Thankfully, our author recognizes the readers out there who have lived past the virginity experience. But she is celibate at the age of 28.
2. The story doesn't take place in either England, Australia, Italy, Greece or Spain--something typical for most of the Harlequin Presents series. It takes place in Miami, Florida. So the female lead isn't English or Austrailia
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Jun 17, 2012 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it it was amazing
Secret History of a Good Girl is a sizzling hot debut by author Aimee Carson; a page turner from start to finish that only keeps getting hotter by the minute.

Resort owner Paulo is smoking hot and Alyssa is my kinda girl feisty and sassy together these two set off a blaze.

‘Secret History of a Good Girl’ is a wonderfully written book with great characters, witty dialogue and rich in emotional drama; the sex scenes are hotter than hot….oh yea!

Aimee is definitely an author I want to read more from
Lynne Marshall
Apr 13, 2012 Lynne Marshall rated it really liked it
Wowie - this sizzling hot book got off to a quick start and continued on from there. Event planner, Alyssa is always looking over her shoulder for her past to catch up with her. Resort owner, Paulo never wants to look back again. Together they take his boutique resort - Samba - and make it the talk of the town, and while discovering incredibly intimate things about each other, a miracle happens: Alyssa lets her demons go and accepts her roots and how far she's come, and Paulo learns to open his ...more
Jul 24, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it

A most excellent debut! Can't wait to read more of her
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May 16, 2012 Leona rated it really liked it
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Great, fun, quick read!
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