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Knowing His Secret

(Year of the Billionaire #1)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  3,391 ratings  ·  235 reviews
He looked like the kind of man even my mother would call smokin' hot. Eventually, she did.

He felt like the kind of man who didn't just break the rules, but made new ones. He led and it was follow or get out of the way.

Why did a billionaire with a voice like liquid silk and a face like a bad angel take a second look at a girl in no-name jeans, with a fifteen-dollar haircut
Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published December 23rd 2012 by Aura Publishing, SA
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FREE on Amazon US today (4/12/2015)

Stand-alone (part 1).

He looked like the kind of man even my mother would call smokin' hot. Eventually, she did.

He felt like the kind of man who didn't just break the rules, but made new ones. He led and it was follow or get out of the way.

Why did a billionaire with a voice like liquid silk and a face like a bad angel take a second look at a girl in no-name jeans, with a fifteen-dollar haircut and a beat up car she calls her "Eep" because the 'J' fell
Well, let's see....

It was free :D
I wanted a little smutty read... not too long :D
I knew it was part of a series with more to come :D
Did I mention it was not a long read?
It used New York City as an overall backdrop; I love New York City :D

What didn't work were the main characters- didn't like Raina or Tristan.
For Raina... all her intellect left her the minute she meets Tristan. She suffers from the same disease men do when the little head makes all the decisions instead of the big head. She lets
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pleasently surprised! This is a 3 part series and each one is a novella I think.. so not long. I liked this first installment.. easy read, hot sex, I like the main characters Tristian and Raina. Tristan is a bit complex.. he's a wallstreet billionair, part time actor in a summer play, very sexy.. controlling but not crazy controlling.. sweet but with mild temper.. I'd like to see him be a little more bossy but he does show good amounts of possessiveness that is definitly above average.. He has s ...more
May 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
Not worth reading! I didn't. feel any real connections between the two characters. Tristan is an arrogant ass that gets what he wants. Raina is a naive romantic dreamer that is willing to give up on her on pride to sleep with this man. Raina is a very weak individual in my opinion and just takes whatever Tristan dishes out. It is a short story to get you involved to buy the other books to continue the story. I didn't like it., no new book for me. ...more
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Another alpha billionaire..the only negative I have about this series so far is the heroine is a little on the immature irritating side. She expected way to much from one encounter. Maybe she'll grow as the series progresses. I like Tristan....he's yummy and got all kinds of brokeness that just needs to be fixed. On to book 2. ...more
May 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
This is exactly why the whole "50 Shades of Grey" franchise has ruined these type of books and stories for me...Because then everyone starts writing them, or what not. This book, was totally unbelievable and horrible. There was NO substance to either character and neither of them, are that likeable or even remotely worth remembering.

Tristian, the sexy billionaire who works on wall street, has secrets, a past and he shadows as an actor in theater. Does anyone else see something wrong with that??
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Sep 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Knowing His Secret is a quick little romance novella centered around Raina, a young stage manager at theater in a well to-do area. She then meets Tristan a billionaire who enjoys acting in his free time, and has set his eyes on her.

I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I had some issues with the set up towards the beginning though, I mean…who trades jobs? I imagine that’s a lot of paperwork that the bosses have to go through just because two best friends are bored in their respected fields.
Jen Mcnamara
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-kindle
Oh man! LOVED this book. Love, love, love.

Raina - love her insecurities which in my eyes, makes her more 'human' and less 'fictional character'. It's very easy to understand why shes so curious about Elsa. Any woman who has come before you that a man could love enough to marry seems to be a "threat". In Elsa's case she's not a physical threat, but a mental and emotional threat in that she still has a hold on Tristan's heart. She may be dead but shes definitely not forgotten.

Now Tristan is more
Anita Powers
I liked this book, it was a quick read about the typical millionaire and middle class girl that is swept off her feet and is hoping for more then he is willing to first. I like Raina, she is just like any girl off the street, she is kind, smart, and pretty but needs some excitement in her life. Then there is Tristan, handsome, rich, smart, and oh so sexy and he wants a relationship with her that holds no expectations. I will say what I did not like was how he treated her at first, how ...more
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book has a great story line and plot. I loved the characters, Tristan and Raina. The female character had a strong presence and went after what she believed she deserved out of the relationship. Tristan is the Christian type and trying to protect his damaged heart. The best part is that there are two more books for those of us that can not seem to get enough.
Kathy Buhler
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this book done. Once I started reading it I had to c what happens next. Tristan and Raina relationship is a modern one. The book defitinely had a lot of steamy sex scenes and it was a quick and easy book to read. Can't wait to read the second book. ...more
Leslie Reed
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Tristan is very mysterious. I look forward to finding out more about him. Raina is discovering more about Tristan and more about herself. I can't wait to see what secrets are revealed.
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was very surprised by this book. Honestly I didn't expect much but I was pleasantly surprised!!! I'm buying book two now as I can't wait for the continuation of their story!! ...more
Rene Rogers
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wanted something to escape with and this fit the bill nicely. Steamy, sexy with a nice story line. Enjoyed it for what it is. Well written and edited, too.
May 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

This book was just okay for me. In fact I just finished it yesterday and cannot remember too much about the story. I doubt I will continue with the series.
Vikki Vaught
Entertaining read. Just downloaded the new one in the series!
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Mar 06, 2013 marked it as to-read
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candave thomas
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I do not know where to begin with this review.

So... we know that the billionaire theme has been done and overdone, however one may come across a read that does not disappoint based on the writer's imaginative ability and writing skills. This was certainly not one of them. I really hoped that this book would go somewhere but there were so many grammatical errors, poor character development (other than Raina having "brown chain salon hair" I have no idea what she looked like) and instances where
Mar 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF 60%.

It's a very short book. Short enough that I thought I could force myself through until the end (i literally only have 40 minutes left to read). But I just cant do it anymore.

This book is horrible. It's written horribly. There is WAY too much telling and not enough showing. The lack of dialogue makes the entire read utterly boring. I feel like I'm reading someones diary.

Raina is probably the most boring character I have ever read. Shes a doormat. She barely has any character at all. Like
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romaine
Raina is a beautiful college graduate with a Literature Degree. She is working at a theatre to gain some experience. It's an all man play that consist of rich men. Raina starts to lust after one of the actors.
Dominant Tristan is a wealthy billionaire who spends a few months each year, with his friends, acting in a play at the theatre. He shows interest in Raina and sparks begin to fly. It's hard for Tristan to open up about his feelings since the death of Elsa. How did Elsa die?
When Raina's fa
Amy Haas
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
So, in all fairness I have read a lot of these types of books and this doesn't even hit the mark of being anywhere near as good. I think it has a lot of potential. I think the author could have made it so much more with added details and a better plot. The story line felt rushed and in a way a bit juvenile, which for a story such as this, juvenile shouldn't be anywhere a part of it. Anyway, I do plan on reading the next book in the series in hopes that it gets better. I hate leaving off on just ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was so annoyed with this. Raina is this middle class girl who meet Tristan a billionaire with secrets apparently, or that's what the title says anyway. He's lost his wife/fiancé but the details of what happened is never revealed (I thought maybe he had murdered her, but that's just me 😅) . All way through the story Raina dos everything she is told and never ask questions, Tristan keeps her at an arms length all the time but still takes over her life and apparently Raina just goes along with it ...more
Donyae Coles
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
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Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy it

Reina & her best friend Jenna have always taken jobs outside of the city to have no st for expenses. They both went to the college, but this will be their summer together without full time jobs. They switch jobs, now Jenna is working days and Reina is working at the theatre where is she meets billionaire Tristan. He is going to become a big factor in her & her family's lives.
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Raina gets into a whirlwind of a relationship with Tristan and struggles a bit with giving up control to him.
Not sure it's a healthy way of living when there isn't much depth between them, even though he has opened up a bit along the way.

I didn't know this was part of a series so beware of the cliffhanger.

The title isn't really accurate because we don't get to learn his secret just yet.
Toni Lewis
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was good , sometimes I just wanted to reach in and strangle Tristan . Sometimes he made no since but the dynamics between Tristan and Raina was hot . But I guess I'm a big fan of longer books cause at the end there flying high to good knows where .. I guess I need to read on to find out what happens ...more
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was ok

Hate cliff hangers! Now, WHEN are authors going to CAPITALIZE the NAME of God!!!
This had potential but too many are keeping short stories thinking readers are stupid to keep buying more books! Instead, write a GOOD COMPLETE STORY and entice more to want to read your books! I'm sure this story could easily be in one book!
Shweta Smallwood
Sep 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Spelling and grammar mistakes

The first thing that stuck out were all the spelling errors that are in the book. Second, the storyline was so pointless that you were basically just reading it for the erotic parts. Third, and lastly, she only knows his secret. That's all there is to it. Very disappointing book.
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