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Secret Baby, Convenient Wife

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  271 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Dervla was the nurse who'd tended his wounds when he was injured. He was the sexy billionaire who'd seduced her. She refused to be his mistress, so Gianfranco made her his wife....He had only one condition when they wed: no children...For a year they were blissfully happy, making lazy love in the mornings, hot passionate love by night. But Dervla was carrying a secret. She ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Harlequin (first published 2002)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This was a cute, quick read. Dervla and Gianfranco are married when the book starts, and their fast courtship is told in flashbacks. Dervla has the usual inferiority complex of the ordinary heroine who can't understand why the Italian God has fallen for her. Especially since she cannot conceive, although Gianfranco doesn't want any other kids anyway. She meets him when his son and he comes into the emergency room at the hospital where she works as a nurse. Initially, Gianfranco is arrogant and b ...more
Apr 23, 2013 Tishke rated it liked it
The synopsis is a bit inaccurate. She actually was his son's nurse - yeah, he did have few scratches, but it was his son who was admitted to the hospital and in the critical care unit.

I did feel some emotion in this book but I really didn't care for how the book was arranged, with the flashbacks of how they met and the present day scenes. The transitions had lots of hiccups and were not flawless, so I found myself mostly skimming the flashbacks. The other woman's role and the added drama was goo
I like Kim Lawrence's writing style for the most part. This one had too many flashbacks that disrupted the story for me. There wasn't really any secret baby here. The title is a bit misleading. The hero was stubbornly and willfully blind about his feelings. The heroine had a TSTL moment at the end which was totally and blatantly just a way to but the characters where the author wanted them for drama. It was totally out of character and something that no sane woman would have done.
Feb 21, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
Wonderful read,loved both the hero and the heroine. Dervla touched my heart she is such a great stepmother to Gianfranco's son and so patient with the hero who is not a bad guy at all just totally oblivious to his deep feelings about his wife. Still he respected her, took his marriage vows seriously and when he finally realized he was in love with Dervla and the way he told her, well that was the best scene in the whole book. The epilogue was also adorable beyond words! Heartwarming story!
Apr 02, 2016 DIANY rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not wonderful.
Solo es una novela más del montón para pasar el tiempo libre o algo así. Yo me la leí en mi viaje de autobús y sirvió para lo que fue hecha: entretener. Como no me enloquesen los amantes europeos y mucho menos italianos, está ok.
Lo que más me gustó fue que ya estuvieran casados desde el principio <3
Aug 20, 2012 Tia rated it really liked it
Some of this book was absolutely hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing. It frustrated me near the end though where we find out she is pregnant then she's all of a sudden due in four weeks or whatever, it was such a huge gap. Not to mention the whole Carla thing, the heroine should of been able to see through her manipulative bullshit before the end of the book.
3.5 Star
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Secret Baby, Convenient Wife by Kim Lawrence (2008)
Jul 15, 2013 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ia a entrar no terceiro capítulo quando tive a certeza que já tinha lido esta história. No entanto, não me apeteceu parar. O que diz muito acerca daquilo que penso do livro...

A história é interessante e um pouco diferente, dentro do género. Começa com o casal já casado, depois de um namoro quase inexistente e um casamento apressado e muito vantajoso para ela, dado que ele é podre de rico, bem sucedido e, claro, sexy as hell!... São aparentemente felizes e, claro, a chama sexual e física é intens
I am Gamz
3 Miracle Baby Stars

“There is no use begging Dervla. I will not give you a baby.”

Dervla meets Gianfranco when a horrible train crash brings his son to the emergency room where she is a nurse. From the start she knows he is a difficult man. Yet, she falls for him, accepts his proposal with the understanding that he will never love her and he does not want any children.

A year later, when Dervla wants a baby of her own and Gianfranco does not, she learns that she is pregnant. Gianfranco is less t
May 28, 2014 Roub rated it liked it
this was light and entertaining! a fun romance! unfortunately, dervla was a doormat but it was obvious gianfranco was besotted wid her and had fallen hard for her, right from the first. so this did compensate for her lack of pride& self-respect! the story changed from the usual ones, it had a fresh touch to it and i enjoyed it very gianfranco was obsessed wid his lil wife, how dervla wanted to shock him out of his shell but cud not get past her neediness. yes she was incredibly nee ...more
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Oct 20, 2013 Aruna Nandigama rated it did not like it
Motherhood, a Distant Dream later becomes true to a woman but it comes at the cost of Love and Trust of her beloved. So what should she choose, and more importantly will she forced to choose?

A Good Book running between past and present, Touches your heart at many places. The emotional drama the attachment between the step son and Step Mom are really highlights of the Book.
Jul 09, 2014 Angy rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequine
well, you may find me narrow minded but i like my heroes to be bachelors not widowers or divorcees...
so was the first set back of this story for me.
rest of the story was ok.
loved the boy Alberto though.
This book was meh with me. There were too many flashbacks it made things confusing. But another thing that bugged me the title was misleading. I just founded unbelievable that they both got together in the first place.
Mar 30, 2013 Dhaverma rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Just couldn't read it. A wife who runs away because she is pregnant and argues with her husband. Ick.
Jul 26, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: gave-away, romance
Maybe not very realistic, but I enjoyed it just the same. The main character Dervla is a nurse who is married to a billionare.
Anita Santiago
Jun 09, 2014 Anita Santiago rated it it was amazing
I just love this book. The character were really well developed and have a good story line with sense of humor.
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Though lacking much authentic Welsh blood, Kim Lawrence comes from English-Irish stock. She was born and brought up in North Wales. She returned there when she married, and her sons were both born on Anglesey, an island off the coast. Though not isolated, Anglesey is a little off the beaten track, but lively Dublin, which Kim loves, is only a short ferry ride away. Today they live on the farm her ...more
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