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The Innocent's Dark Seduction (Harlequin Presents, #2855)

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  320 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Roark Navarre is ruthless and relentless. He wants beautiful Lia, and he will have her! When he discovers that she is a virgin, taking his prize becomes even sweeter. But the innocent's dark seduction has only just begun!Many years ago, Lia was the innocent victim of Roark's merciless financial ruin of her father. But it's too late for regrets--soon she finds she's ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Sep 23, 2009 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Harlequin Presents fans who don't mind the obvious plotlines
This book is full of Harlequin Presents' most tried and true tropes, and I wanted to punch the hero Roark's lights out in the first page, and that only changed on a few of the pages in this book. But somehow, I ended up liking this book.

This book is not for a hardened cynic who cannot appreciate some of the silly aspects of Harlequin Presents novels when used to good effect in a story. I don't feel that the approach was at all silly. This was a book that kept my interest and engaged my emotions
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Lynsey A
Mar 20, 2010 Lynsey A rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of baby themes and angsty moments
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sbf20112011
Nov 14, 2011 sbf20112011 rated it it was ok
I really disliked this one. The hero was terrible and I never warmed to him. I don't mind a lot of HP hero cruelty in general, but there have to be some redeeming qualities in the hero while he's doing it -- either you can tell he loves her or at least you can tell that he has a core of morality/ethics even if he's behaving badly. I didn't think this guy had either. I also thought that the heroine's total helplessness in resisting the hero physically was way over the top -- again, I don't mind ...more
KatieV
I have no problem with a heroine who starts out as a doormat. Who hasn't been a fool for love? Especially if it's your first time around, you're going to give your all. I also have no problem with a hero who acts like a real SOB. It definitely adds tension and I love it when they have to face the error of their ways... but he didn't, not really. She left him and he pretty much immediately realized he loved her, went to find her and she took him back with open arms. Yep, that's it. No groveling, ...more
Farah
Mar 24, 2014 Farah rated it it was ok
Sometimes I really hate those Harlequin villains heroes !! Roark was really cruel .. I hated him and Lia was a push over. The last scene was good but Roark didn't quite redeem himself.
Mo
Nov 16, 2014 Mo rated it it was ok
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Chantal ❄️
Mar 21, 2015 Chantal ❄️ rated it liked it
The hero had no right to be pissed at her after he said he hate to have a child with her. Where does he get the nerve to mad about her keeping it from him when he was such a little asshole about it. She was the one who was inexperienced! If he did not want kids used an condom dumb ass!!!! Wtf and she just takes it!!! He did not deserve her at all!!! Even then end he needs to be more grateful that she loves his sorry ass. However I rated it 3.5 as the part when they dance together was so worth ...more
Tammy
Sep 06, 2009 Tammy rated it it was amazing
a little predictable towards the end, but all in all, from the 2nd page, i couldn't stop reading...i loved the guy....then i hated him...then i felt sorry for him....
Nonieღserenity2bliss
Dec 16, 2011 Nonieღserenity2bliss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-b
This story is pretty hot and sexy for a M&B. My favorite by the author so far, and I enjoy every single page of the story :)
Danielle
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Leyns
Nov 28, 2016 Leyns rated it liked it
It's a decent read if you like OTT arrogant heroes and a heroine that acts like a doormat for love. Perhaps if he did a bit of grovelling in the end I would've liked it better. But obviously the heroine is a more forgiving and better person than I am.
Lady Jaye
Why, Jennie Lucas, why?

And why do the editors think it is a good idea to publish stories like these in 2009, for the love of all things holy?!
Jenny
Nov 16, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
Very sweet love story. Jennie Lucas never fails to capture me with her sweet, warmhearted heroines and her dark but vulnerable smitten heroes! Plus the secret baby plot is my weakness!
Tonileg
Jun 18, 2011 Tonileg rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Fun and quick read with only 184 pages. I felt that the end was rushed and the issues and feeling would have taken longer to work through but overall a cute story.
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Jennie Lucas had a tragic beginning for any would-be writer: a very happy childhood. Her parents owned a bookstore, and she grew up surrounded by books, dreaming about faraway lands. Her mother read aloud to her in French when she was little; when she was ten, her father secretly paid her a dollar for every classic novel (Jane Eyre, War and Peace) that she read. As a chubby teenager, Jennie ...more
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