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The Virgin's Secret (Harlequin Presents, #2932)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  610 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Leo Parnassus has returned to Athens to head the family empire. A New Yorker since childhood, he finds life is certainly different here with family feuds and expectations to marry and produce heirs! Amid all this tradition, the beautiful girl who catches Leo's eye is a welcome distraction.She may be a lowly waitress, but Angel has her secrets.... Leo will be pleased to dis ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2010)
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The H/h come from warring families with a back-history of rape, murder, and suicide. However, they cant keep their eyes - and other body parts - off each other as soon as they meet. Since her family has done his family the most wrong, he blackmails/bribes her into becoming his mistress.

This turned out to be a sexy Presents with a healthy dose of distrust on the hero's side. I was surprised by how much I ended up liking it since I was thinking of DNFing after the first 50 pages. The author initia
I was a little nervous purchasing this one because it seemed like the reviews were very conflicting. I was also a little leery given that I really don't like the super macho, arrogant, alpha, cruel, abusive Heros and heroines that have absolutely no backbone. I was afraid that these two characters might fall into that category. But they didn't.

I really enjoyed Leo and Angel and was cheering them onto their happy ending almost from the first page. Both characters were strong...and even though An
Surprisingly good for a Harlequin, real rating is 3.5 stars.

OK, I'll admit it. I'm not always in the mood for a 6 course meal at a fancy restaurant, sometimes I just want a bag of chips, and Harlequin romance books are my chips.

Soooo, yes, 3-4 times a year I pick up a Harlequin, but the thing is, I never put it on my bookshelves or review it.
One of the reasons for that is that they're all variations on the same theme: rich tycoon (usually Greek/Portuguese/Brazilian/Russian/Italian) sees a girl
The first time Leo Parnassus meets the beautiful waitress named Angel, he doesn't know who she is. The second time Leo sees her, he knows he won't make the same mistake again. Angel is the daughter of his families longtime enemy and part of a family feud that has been going on for years. Leo believes she is just another in a long line of treacherous Kassianides looking to betray his family.

Angel has been estranged from her father since the beginning of time, when she finds him rejoicing over the
Fiona Marsden
Jul 14, 2014 Fiona Marsden rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any romance fan
Recommended to Fiona by: Read anything by author
I had to laugh when one of the other reviewers complained about the icky title. I used to complain about the generic titles HM&B were using at this time and rejoiced when they moved away from that habit. Now I'm starting to feel a fondness for them because at least you know exactly what you are getting. YOu want a virgin, and I admit to being one of the longtime romance readers who really loves a story where the heroine actually gets it right first time, then if there is the word virgin in t ...more
Paula Legate
Wow! I felt an emotional connection to angel, and Leo, and everything they had gone though. At first I wanted to dislike Leo, But the more I read the more I liked him. He was a rich, powerful, alpha male, which showed his gentle side. Angel’s story just touched my heart. No one should have to go through what she did, or what she was doing now, to save her family. This story was an emotional read, with some good hot, sex scene’s thrown in. If you’re looking for a good quick book to read, don’t pa ...more
Another HP with an icky title, another virgin..not that there is anything wrong with that! I am more than ok with fantasies where the heroine's first time mirrors that of the model in K-Y Intense commercial..Lucky b**** What is funny/sad are the creative ways the h's virgin status has to be explained away by the author..this one was certainly different from all other HPs!
Alex is The Romance Fox
Another great book from my favorite author, Abby Green.

I was hooked from the first page until the last. An emotional story that had me turning page after page, wanting to know if the hero and heroine would ever get together and be happy.

An amazing, and powerful and brilliantly written love story that has depth, family feuds, secrets, betrayal, anger, mistrust, murder, drama and the consequences of family sins have on their children.

Leo and Angel, two complexed characters that you can’t stop fal
Leo Parnassus has returned to Athens to take over the family business. His father has finally regained control after a lot of sacrifices. Leo wasn’t happy w/ the sacrifices and he is even less happy to discover the daughter of his family’s turmoil is at his home. Angel Kassianides truly didn’t go to the Parnassus house voluntarily and she isn’t feeling great about the difficulties that the Parnassus family endured because of her diabolical father! But she has some good reasons for doing what she ...more
Tonya Warner
Angel Kassianides is surprised to find that a family enemy, Leonidas Parnassus, is the man she falls for at the Parnassus home. Working as a waitress to help support her family, she is in the home of the family a relative had betrayed and accused of a horrific crime. A crime the accuser had actually committed. The ensuing fued drove the Parnassus family out of Greece, until the now triumphent return of Leo.

Angel's father, an abusive alcoholic, sought to keep himself from bankruptcy by blackmaili
Angel Cullen
Everybody's got a secret ...BUT the beautiful girl who catches Leo's eye has BIG BIG ones ...
Let's list them shall we :
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So what would a girl do with all these secrets ???
Jennifer Marie
Oh my word! About once a year I get a "wanting" to read some mindless romance. And I was in good will and they have five for a $1 so I got five books. I've read two so far and this once is just ugh. Boringly predictable...but all these romances are I guess...I think I needed a mindless book though after just finishing 4 heavy duty (make you think and pay attention) science fiction books.
Abby Green pens yet another amazing story, but I was a little disappointed by some of the action gaps in the story, such as when Leo comes home and something happened to Angel. It was just out of nowhere and I had to go back and make sure I didn't accidentally skip some pages. Besides that it was really good and worth a read. Angel and Leo just work, especially considering how he treats her even when he thinks she's evil and just like every other girl out there to try and gain something from him ...more
Abby's novels are always so emotional (at least her 'older' ones) and this one was no exception. Worth the read.
Lynsey A

3.5 stars. Good read even though there weren't many sweet moments in the book. Most were at the end.
A great read.....pleasantly surprised at what a well written sweet read this this was the first book read by this author. A very charming passionate read......You come to feel for these two as they struggle to overcome their families' feud & misunderstandings so they can have a happy ending. A modern day "Romeo & Juliet" romance with a happy ever after.
a love story with a lot of passion :-)
I didn't like the hero at all
I received the book Exotic Nights from First Reads Giveaway. It contains three full length romance novels and The Virgin's Secret was the first story in the book. It is definitely a good read built around an intricate plot, filled with all kinds of emotions and love, family as well as romantic love. Well worth reading.
Great angsty emotion. Love how the H obviously cares for the h, even when he thinks she's done something bad.
Jewelry designer, blackmailed to get sis married, family feuds, abusive dad, prego.
Not the best Abby Green book but it was short and sweet! I especially liked the ending!
3.5 stars

A good read from Abby Green.
Bit of a hot read!
Ashley Gibson
Ashley Gibson marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2015
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Abby Green spent her teens reading Mills & Boon romances. She then spent many years working in the Film and TV industry as an Assistant Director. One day while standing outside an actor's trailer in the rain, she thought: "there has to be more than this". So she sent off a partial to Mills & Boon. After numerous rewrites, they accepted her first book and an author was born. She was nominat ...more
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