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Public Marriage, Private Secrets

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Four years ago Gianna made a whirlwind marriage to the man she loved—Raúl Velez-Saldaña was the father of her baby. But, tragically, her pregnancy didn't last and neither did their marriage. Discovering Raúl's infidelity, Gianna left.

But the Spaniard who stole her heart has returned!

As far as Raúl is concerned, his marriage to Gianna was simply postponed—now he wants his w
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2010)
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That was my reaction when the heroine bolted after learning of her husband infidelity – without CHECKING OUT ALL THE FACTS! Taking the word of a beautiful skank for scared without bothering to confront her husband? I don’t think so. Is everything all right with her?


That was my reaction when the heroine, AFTER FOUR YEARS, finally decided to discover the truth about whether her husband had really cheated on her before or not. Uhm, couldn’t she have done that when she learned of t
Jan 07, 2011 Paige rated it liked it
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After Gianna's miscarriage, she felt alone and emotionally detached from husband Raul Velez-Saldana. But when the beautiful Sierra's answer's his phone when she calls him while he's out of town for business and insinuates things are going on between closed doors she packs up and leaves. She refused to answer his calls and the one time he flew out to see her refused him then too. Claiming the next move was hers.

Now four years later, Gianna has her own successful business and a quiet life. That ch
Aug 21, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it
Heroine and hero were blissfully married but after she suffered a miscarriage, she felt depressed and abandoned her husband Raul cause an evil OW made her believe he was cheating on her which wasn't true. In fact he stayed celibate during their separation.

Three years later hero's mother is dying and her final wish is to see Gianna again. Gianna visits her mother in law and spends time with Raul. She realizes she was wrong about him. He never cheated and he never stopped loving her.

Good angsty
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Jan 12, 2016 ceecee rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Most Harlequin books don't give much character details, but this one gave enough for you to get to know them. The characters were engaging and deep. The emotional turmoil was what really kept reading page after page.

What would you do if you fell in love with a man and married him just as quickly. What would you do if he suddenly became distant after a tragedy when you needed his support and you felt the distance between the two of you getting larger and larger. Would
Jan 20, 2016 Jane rated it liked it
Not a bad read. As it's about an ex mistress lying her way through to sabotage the marriage between Ra and Gianna. And she succeeded. Both of them had been separated for 3 years. And one day, Raul suddenly appeared at Gianna's shop entrance. Requesting her presence at his mother's place. Cos his mother is being diagnosed with cancer and with limited time lifespan. And then the story flows... How Gianna reacted around Raul. And towards the end, she managed to find out the truth about the so-calle ...more
Mar 17, 2014 Baseballmom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad

I had no trouble understanding who was speaking and I thought the H loved the h. What I didn't get was why psycho ex girlfriend was allowed to "stalk" him for over 4 yrs and then magically went away just because h confronted her about her lies. In typical HP fashion, the author never really explained why H took 3 yrs to reconcile with h when he clearly loved her.
Nov 07, 2015 Janice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
he was set up to appear like he cheated
Aug 15, 2015 Caro rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A pretty good book. Good for passing time or just for something to read. Good characters, plot, and personalities. This was good but not really page-turning. Some aggravating and exasperating parts but a good ending. Some just to read.
Oct 08, 2010 Leigh rated it it was ok
Not sure what to say. . . This author used to be a favorite, but I guess my taste has changed. While I bought her books for the gorgeous heroine, and the rich, alpha hero now her books seemed filled with the same self talk from the heroine over and over and over. The plot either have an antagonist after the hero or stalker type guy after the heroine. In between a lifestyle of the rich and famous. . Not really a comfort read anymore.
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Feb 17, 2013 Shubhika Rose rated it it was ok
Grand title! Splendid characters! And riveting plot.

Sadly the writer didn't utilize anything completely. Very poorly written. The love isn't conveyed well at all. Felt really futile. -_-
This was a quick, light read with a few hot sex scenes. I liked Raul very much and Gianna. I would have given this one 4 stars if there had been more dialog and less explanation.
Nov 03, 2012 Judith rated it it was ok
I didn't hate it, but I definitely didn't want to finish it. I thought the male character of Raul was very two dimensional.
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Helen was born on February 20 in New Zealand, where she grew up, an only child possessed by a vivid imagination and a love for reading. She wrote stories for amusement in her early teenage years, and when she left leaving school, she took a secretarial job at a father-and-son legal firm.

At age twenty-one Helen joined a girlfriend and embarked on a working holiday in Australia, travelling via cruis
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