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Picture of Innocence

2.99  ·  Rating Details ·  194 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Lucy Steadman refuses to be intimidated by brooding Italian Lorenzo Zanelli. He may hold the fate of her family's business in his iron fist, but she will not submit to his more "personal" demands.As a talented artist, Lucy can see the truth in beauty; Lorenzo may be devastatingly handsome, but he has a soul blackened by his desire for revenge. And to give in to such a man, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Dec 26, 2010 seton rated it it was ok
Shelves: category, revenge
This is one of THOSE crappy Harlequins where the hero is a raging a-hole who treats the h like a whore thruout the whole bk but all is forgiven at the end because he said the magic words ILY.

Trope: older man (he's 38, she's 24)
The only thing I didn't like about the book was that the author decided not to make the heroine a virgin. Her first and only sexual experience was a qui**y with a college's friend and the worst of that obviously... she said the hero the first time she has sex with him, that she didn't enjoyed that experience and she didn't try to do it again. WHY???? The author should had wrote a virgin heroine instead of that sad, bad experience.
Jul 02, 2012 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 25, 2011 RLA rated it it was ok
The heroine Lucy is all alone in the world, the only thing she had left of her family is a small share in the families business. One of the other shareholder planning to redevelop the area and Lucy goes to see the hero Lorenzo, the other shareholder, to try and convince him not to vote on the redevelopment. Lorenzo has no time for Lucy as he still blames her brother for the death of his brother many years back, all of which he takes great pleasure in telling her. However his initial reaction to ...more
Jul 23, 2014 Alison rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had only just enough within it to make it mostly enjoyable. At times the hero was awful - telling the heroine she was fat and unattractive due to her outfit, but then when seeing her well dressed later at a wedding she was suddenly really desirable to him so it was okay for him to use her for sex. But ok, the heroine was enjoying a no strings moment with him at this point.

If she hadn't had some backbone to take control of her life at various points in the book I would have called the s
Jan 15, 2016 Jaquine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was just disappointing. Lorenzo was an a**hole and Lucy was a weak heroine. After all the hell and insults the "hero" put her through, and forgave him so easily without any groveling. For God's sake, the a hole put her through hell and all of a sudden he realises he loves her and she just forgives him. Nobody is that forgiving. If there was a 1/2 star I would give this book. Lorenzo should never be called a hero and Lucy was just pathetic. First book I read by the author, hope this is ...more
Jan 21, 2016 Nela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Swift kick in the nuts of the "hero" (using the term loosely) would have solved a lot of heroine's problems, but then again, the book would have been a lot shorter.

Nothing much to say. Abominable hero, heroine, while Harlequin's heroines tend to be weak and useless, wasn't so bad, but really - is it that hard to write a heroine that has self-respect and doesn't succumb to lust so easily?

The hero is a total jerk. He deserved to be kicked by the heroine. I was not satisfied by the ending....
An OK read.Had trouble with the whole'treated you like a whore because i love you'. HUH? Yeah i really understand that logic.
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Jun 18, 2012 Cem73 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vo, harlequin
Le "zéros" de service est juste un c.. fini, quant à la "zéroine" de service aucune personnalitée face à ce pédant, arrogant, monstre de suffisance!
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Jacqueline Baird was born on the 1st of April at home in a small village Northumbria, England, UK, where she raised. She went to the local village school, and later an all-girls' grammar school where she passed the University of Oxford General Certificate of Education in various subjects. On leaving school she joined the civil service in the then Post Office department.

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