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Secret Love (Madaris Family & Friends #8)

4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  471 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Celebrity actress Diamond Swain needs a peaceful place to hide out from the news-hungry paparazzi—a place like Whispering Pines. And yet from the moment she arrives at the remote Texas ranch, Diamond finds herself at odds with its rugged owner, Jake Madaris—a man who challenges her to care about more than making it to the top.

Jake doesn't have time to bab...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Harlequin Kimani (first published 2000)
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Chelsea
Jake Madaris the ultimate cowboy.... Rounded up Ms. Diamond! Lovely, lovely story! Who wouldn't want to have too much love in their relationship! I love how these two individuals didn't want to fall in love and did anyway on the beautiful Whispering Pines ranch. Great Read! True Love is next in line!
Karen
Another excellent love story in the Madaris series. It's amazing how true love wins out over troubled times always. Jake Madaris is a man after my own heart that will stop at nothing, not threats against his own life to protect his true love Diamond Swain Madaris. This is a must read! Brenda Jackson has outdone herself again. I can't wait to read the remaining installments in this series!
Bridget
This is one of my favorite books by Brenda Jackson! When I read this book it felt as if I could smell the bluebonnets of the page and could visually see his ranch. I loved how descriptive this book was of Jacob and Diamond's feelings as well as the land. I could picture the story as I read it. I could read this over and over.
Sheila Jackson
I just started reading Brenda Jackson's books and I have fallen in love with them. I really enjoyed Secret Love. I love the way that she protrays blacks in her books, with the characters (Jake Madaris and Diamond Swain). I believe that "Secret Love" shows that real love can prevail over any situation. LOVE IT!
Pamela
One of my co-workers let me borrow this book...it was so good. And, actually, I had to buy her another one because I carried it around so much, the cover got torn off...lol!
Shannon
Second time reading this one. Jacob and Diamond
Connie Whitfield
Loved it! Jacob Madaris is the wealthy owner of Whispering Pines Ranch. Imagine his surprise when his friend, Sterling, asks if the famous movie star, Diamond Swain, can rest/hide there for three weeks. Jacob wants so badly to say no, but once he gazes into Diamond's beautiful eyes, Jacob finds it impossible to say no! Great story!
Brenda Hillmon
I love books in my age range over 40
Stacey Williams
This book didn't disappoint!!! Mrs. Brenda Jackson books are awesome!!!
Dorel
This 8th book's story line is very sweet & loving. Some parts of this story surprised me. I felt sorry for Diamond. I loved how Diamond stood up for herself. I loved Jake's character. I loved the updates about the previous characters. I loved the ending.
Brandi
Just as good as reading the first time.
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Brenda Jackson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She got married to Gerald, her high school sweetheart, in 1972 after graduating from high school. She went on to earn a degree in business administration from Jacksonville University, and to expand their family by having two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brando...more
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