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Heiress Behind the Headlines (The Whitney Heiresses #2)

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Haunted by one scandal too many, tabloid-savaged and vulnerable, Larissa Whitney turns her back on her gilded fortune. Desperately hiding from the paparazzi's relentless cameras, Larissa escapes to a small, secluded island, seeking refuge. But she's not alone—instead, Larissa finds herself face-to-face with Manhattan tycoon Jack Endicott Sutton.Now she's trapped on an isla ...more
Paperback, Scandal in the Spotlight Miniseries, 192 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Harlequin (first published October 1st 2011)
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willaful
"'Hilariously,' she said, as if she was choosing her words with great care, as if she was afraid they might bite back, 'I keep thinking that you've said the worst possible thing you could say -- that your opinion of me could not possibly sink any lower. And I am always proved wrong.'"

Everyone knows about party girl/heiress Larissa's scandalous life -- the most recent scandals being a stint in rehab and a broken engagement. But the truth is, Larissa had actually spent those two months in a coma,
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Vashti
Sep 15, 2012 Vashti rated it did not like it
This book was a total waste of my time.The book just droned on and on about how each of the characters were from America's bluest of blueblood families.Did not like the heroine nor the hero.
RLA
Nov 07, 2011 RLA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The heroine Larissa has been in sort of hiding for the last eight months, after recovering from a very public collapse/breakdown. After waking up from a coma Larissa realised that she needed to re-evaluate the mess she has made of her life and the only way to do that was time away from the fish bowl society of New York's upper class. Her new found peace is shattered when the hero Jake turns up and she is forced to play her spoilt-and-heartless-heiress persona once again in order to protect her v ...more
Laura's Book Addiction
WOW I really didn't like this book at all. Jack just treats Larissa like shit and he would make me cry all the time talking to me the way he did to her. The killer is that she loves him after all that WFT girl get it together.
Tali
I really wanted to be able to give this book more than 1 star, but unfortunately I can't. I really liked the main character of Larissa. I thought her backstory and development throughout the book were really well written and I found her to be a sympathetic and engaging character, one who's not presented as a saint. By contrast, however, I really hated her male counterpart, Jake. You can forgive Larissa for her mistakes, because she knows she's making them and she makes no excuses for herself. Bu ...more
Nisareen
The book follows on from events in The Replacemment Wife. After her recovery from her coma and amicable split from fiancee Theo, Larissa takes stock of her life and decides to retreat to a small island to lick her wounds. Things take an unexpected turn when she runs into an old flame whom she had a brief fling with five years ago. Jack Sutton has never forgiven Larissa for walking out on him and refuses to believe she's changed for the better. Despite this, they begin an affair, but can Jack get ...more
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Scandal in the Spotlight
Category: Classic Romance
Jasveen
Oct 20, 2011 Jasveen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book made something move inside me - irritation.
Clare O'Beara
Jun 07, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it liked it
Shelves: america-romance
Scott Fitzgerald has told us that the rich are different. If we believe this book they are neurotic, self-obsessed, self-destructive and despise one another, while jumping into bed with people they claim to hate.

Larissa Whitney previously partied herself almost to death and none of her Ivy League family cared that she spent three weeks in a coma, claiming to the media that she'd been in rehab. Understandably she has gone away to recuperate both mentally and physically and has decided to put her
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Rhonda
Oct 01, 2012 Rhonda rated it liked it
3 STARS This novel is hot. Lots of sex scenes in it. If you want that this book is what you want. If you don't want it stay away. I admit that I skimmed over those parts of the book. Just depends what you want on the day you want it. Its a good fast read. Larissa Whitney has a wild reputation that she worked hard to get. Now that she has changed, others don't see her changed. To get away from Society, her father and so called friends. She came to an isolated Maine island, cut her famous hair,dye ...more
Lia
Mar 03, 2013 Lia rated it liked it
Shelves: category, presents
There's nothing I like better than a redeemed heroine and this one definitely delivers at this point.

Two reasons why I didn't give it more than three stars:
- There is a lot of rinse-repeat narrative. I find myself glossing over it a number of times, which is not a good thing. Should have had more dialogue.
- I honestly couldn't figure out why Larissa fell in love with Jack. Apparently they spend a number of weeks together on the island (though I'm not 100% sure on that), so much of the falling i
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ChickLitWorthReading
Original review appears on http://chicklitworthreading.wordpress...

I have to confess. I've never read a Harlequin Presents romance before. I know that sounds like sacrilege. And I honestly don't know how that happened. But once I realized it, I wanted to correct that over site as quickly as possible. I found them to be fun reads, with heroines I willingly rooted for. The romances were wonderfully rom-com like in their dealings with the 2 leads. And when I saw this title on Netgalley, I expected
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Tammi
Sep 22, 2012 Tammi rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin
I won this book though one of the contests with a promise I would review it. I have to say although I liked the characters. Larissa and Jack, I really did not like the repeating of the family connections over and over. Yes we knew from the first few chapters that Whitney Media was Larissa's family business, so it really did not have to be repeated over and over again.

I would have liked to read more about Larissa's struggle and how she got where she did. I hated the way Jack spoke to Larissa at
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Escapee
Oct 27, 2015 Escapee rated it liked it
Things I liked:
- The angst
- The heroine. How she had changed after her incident from running away as an attempt to be herself to going back to her world and actually started to have concrete plans on reinventing herself.

Things that were lacking:
- I did not really see how their fling 5 years ago actually affected them.
- There wasn't much redeeming from the hero despite how he had treated her from the start other than the change in attitude and stance towards the heroine's actions over time.
- I w
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Hsiau Wei
Oct 08, 2012 Hsiau Wei rated it it was ok
This book tell the story of internal conflict that Larissa have with herself and the attraction that she have for Jake whom she run away from five years ago. The story plot focuses on Larissa and her internal struggle to make things right after all the blunders that she did over the years which make her popular for the wrong reason in the society. Jake, who is prepared to believe the worst about her yet he dont seem to be able to overcome the attraction that he have over her. Overall, the book f ...more
A Full Bookshelf
Sep 26, 2012 A Full Bookshelf rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Actual star rating: 2.5

Thanks to a goodreads first reads giveaway and the author for this book.

This book was very predictable and exactly what you'd expect from this type of book.

I found the main characters, Jack & Larissa, to be fairly likeable. Jack was pigheaded for the entire book. I did feel sympathy for Larissa and her situation, however, I felt that her coma was never talked about much and it would have been nice for some clarification about it. Although, that's not what this kind of
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Jaime
Mar 03, 2013 Jaime rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-fiction
I received an autographed copy via Goodreads giveaways!

Larissa and Jack haven't seen each other in 5 years when they run into each other on a sleepy island off the coast of Maine.

Larissa is hiding from society to change her wild ways after a traumatic ordeal. The island is an escape for Jack.

They are passionate for one another, but they both must trust themselves before they can trust each other.

The story is of a sexual nature, but not overly graphic.

I really ended up liking the book and read it
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Brad
Oct 01, 2012 Brad rated it it was ok
"Heiress Behind the Headlines" Caitlin Crews, Well I'm going to start by saying I was disappointed in Caitlin Crews , for the simple fact that she writes really good PR novels. "The Heiress behind the Headlines"... I literally had to tackle the book from many angles and just couldn't get into it that much.. I totally got the concept that Larissa Whitney wanted to become her own person ...from being caught in the limelight by the media but really?..I think both Larissa and Jack wasn't a believabl ...more
Tawnya
Oct 31, 2013 Tawnya rated it liked it
Larissa was a character I had a hard time accepting. She was so put down by everyone, friends, family, and press alike that she seemed not to even believe in herself. At first Jack seemed eager to be on the bandwagon with everyone else to use her for his own selfish desires and not believe she was capable of change, even though he himself had changed shortly after their first affair 5 years ago. Somehow I think I wished she had started to believe in herself sooner.
Nas Dean
Oct 17, 2012 Nas Dean rated it really liked it
HEIRESS BEHIND THE HEADLINES by author Caitlin Crews in a Harlequin Presents release.

HEIRESS BEHIND THE HEADLINES is an emotional rollercoaster of a story packed with sizzle and sexual tension. Author Caitlin Crews wrote a hero in Jack Sutton who appears uncompromising and domineering on the outside but is really tortured and intensely emotional on the inside. Larissa is a strong and feisty heroine.

My rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars.
Ralitsa Ivanova
Jan 12, 2014 Ralitsa Ivanova rated it it was ok
Shelves: relaxing
it was different than what I have expected. The story line goes about two outrageously rich people who shared love for each other for years. However due to different events in their lives their perception of the world changes completely. This is what was not too appealing to me. its just not believable and its not that me as a reader was able to believe in their redemption and the new path in life they have undertaken.
Melissa Sargent
Sep 28, 2012 Melissa Sargent rated it liked it
It was a quick, easy read. A perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon. I couldn't fully related to the main charactoers, but I still liked it. This review was provided in exchange for a copy of the book from the author and Goodreads Firstreads.
Angief
Sep 18, 2012 Angief rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I liked the characters and the sex scenes were steamy but I did find it a little repetitive at times. Over all it was a good, easy, quick read.

I received a free copy of this book through GoodReads FirstReads.
Shannon Davison
Oct 27, 2012 Shannon Davison rated it really liked it
Beautifully written. Caitlin Crews does an amazing job of setting the scene in such a way that it's like you're there watching this all happen.
Charlene
Apr 13, 2013 Charlene rated it it was amazing
When Presents are at their best, there just isn't any better romance anywhere. And this is one of the best. Loved, loved, loved.
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Scandal in the Spotlight
Category: Classic Romance
Julz
Aug 22, 2012 Julz marked it as wish-list  ·  review of another edition
Read the replacement wife first.
Tizah
Oct 16, 2013 Tizah rated it really liked it
loved it! !!
Arifa
Arifa marked it as to-read
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Caitlin Crews discovered her first romance novel at the age of twelve, in a bargain bin at the local five and dime. It involved swashbuckling pirates, grand adventures, a heroine with rustling skirts and a mind of her own, and a seriously mouthwatering and masterful hero. The book (the title of which remains lost in the mists of time) made a serious impression. Caitlin was immediately smitten with ...more
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