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Secret Child, Royal Scandal

(The Sherdana Royals #3)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  31 reviews

The prince must produce an heir. Little does he know, he already has… 

Christian Alessandro lives life in the fast lane. But royal duty calls, and the bachelor prince must settle down and sire the future king of Sherdana. That's when a chance encounter with former flame Noelle Dubone yields a bombshell discovery: Christian's already a father! Marrying Noelle will make his

Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2016 by Harlequin Desire
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Melody Cox
I have nothing positive to say about this book. The hero was horrible, a really serious man-whore and nothing was off limits. He was a wild, out of control, spoiled, entitled brat of prince. He was cruel to the heroine and crushed her heart. In my eyes the author failed to redeem him at all. I can't even describe him because his character was all over the place.

The heroine I liked but she sure did not deserve the awful treatment from the prince. I viewed her as weak in this 'relationship.' She
Mar 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
Awful book. heroine was not in love with Christian she was in love with her career.
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

MY RATING: 3.5 /5

Okay, so this book was not you're typical harlequin book because it features an 5 year old child that has cognitive thinking and can produce more words than a random gah gah. The child was not a plot device but simply a character that both main characters had to deal with. I'm not saying that the child had a main role but it was soooooo interesting to hear what the child had to say or see how ador
Mar 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Hero was an idiot prince who ended a sexual relationship with heroine. Heroine was pregnant didn't tell hero. Hero decides years down the road that he needs to marry and have an heir. Hero discovers heroine has borne him a son and decided to capitalize on that. Hero and heroine find love, the end.

Secret Child, Royal Scandal tells the story of the last brother Christian. This story I didn’t enjoyed it as much as the previous books, the main characters weren’t as likable as the previous stories Noelle was too prideful and Christian too much of a playboy. I wished it would have been a bit different, Noelle hiding her child for five years I was like oh boy too much. I think it wasn’t fair for Christian to lose so much of his child’s life just because Noelle didn’t say anything after the b
Very good conclusion to the series. In the first two books, Royal Heirs Required and A Royal Baby Surprise, the first two of the triplet princes find love, but leave the royal succession in doubt. That leaves Christian to find a bride and marry to provide an heir. As the youngest of the three, Christian has enjoyed his bachelor status and isn't too happy about ending it.

Enter Noelle, the woman he never forgot. Five years earlier they had been friends and lovers, until he broke it off. He has gre
Kathryn Kohorst
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secret Child, Royal Scandal, the third book in the Sherdana Royals series, is a modern day fairy tale that will bring you a world full of royalty and palace intrigue. You will luxuriate on vineyards and private yachts as you watch a fashionista and her handsome prince fall in love.
We first meet Christian in Royal Heir Required. He’s a dashing rogue whose charm is matched only by his obvious love for his family. The outwardly carefree prince, will do anything for his family, even sacrifice his
Lynn Brooks
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another of the Alessandro Princes to whisk us off our feet and take us along on his journey to love!

Now that neither of his older brothers will be able to produce the future heir to the throne, Prince Christian Alessandro of Sherdana is being pressured by his family to settle his wild ways and find a fitting bride to give him an heir. Imagine his surprise when he runs into former flame Noelle Dubone at a party and when trying to woo her back into his bed, discovers he's already a daddy!

Isha Coleman
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have had the pleasure of reading all three of Cat Schield's Sherdana Royals books. Have enjoyed every single one but Secret Child, Royal Scandal is my absolute favorite of the lot. Christian is the perfect guy. He loves his family, is wealthy and looks out for the best interest of the people he cares about. Noelle has always held a special place in his heart but misunderstandings and tough choices ruptured the bond they shared. I received a copy Secret Child, Royal Scandal in exchange for an h ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked how Noelle would tease Christian, “what a glorious day,” she said, stretching her arm across the seat to rake her nails through his hair. “Did you plan this, too?” I loved that Christian was attentive to his son. I enjoyed this book Christian could be relentless and persuasive to get what he wanted.
Beyond the Pages
Mar 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Rating: 3/5
Recommend: +/-
Audience: Adult
Status: CR
Chemistry/Intensity: Yes
Conflict/Drama: Yes
Family Dysfunction: No
HEA: Yes

Source: NetGalley
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So I liked and didn’t like. There were areas I felt the book dragged and I really dind’t like Noelle. I felt that she was being really selfish in some ways about her telling Christian. Her justification to herself throughout the book did help to drag the story.

Christian changed from when Noelle knew him. He was no longer the party boy. He was responsible and a smart businessman. He took his role in business and his family seriously. It took alot for this to occur but it did. He was no lo
Monica Cardoza
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting read. You had a prince that felt pressured to get married and have a child. He was not ready but it seemed that as soon as he saw Noelle things changed instantly. I wondered if he was being true to himself. Prince Christian was who she loved but he didn’t want her now he was at her home and the truth was about to be unleashed. Marc was a precious little boy that acted as if he was older than 4 years old. He was the type of little boy that didn’t like for people to yell at ...more
maria a vega
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Me gusto mucho!!! Como un principe tan bello, sacrifica su amor por asegurarse que el amor de su vida sea independiente y se haga su camino en el mundo de la moda, porque vio su potencial!!!
Elena Centeno
Light reading

It was like reading a Corin Tellado novels from magazines .. I like it though. Easy reading and romantic story.
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hubo algo diferente en la trama que me gustó.
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: royal
Secret Child Royal Scandal was a good read that I received from NetGalley in exchange for review. It is the story of Noelle and Prince Christian whom Noelle has loved for many years, despite them being apart for 5 years. Noelle has spent the previous 5 years in Paris, France training under a top clothing designer. While she is gone she has had Christian's son who is now 4 years old. Noelle has moved back to Sherdana to help her mom who also helps with her son Mark's care while Noelle works in he ...more
Tony Parsons
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Parts of this book were hotter than a bonfire!
Sherdana (town). Prince Christian Alessandro (aka P.C.) is quite wealthy & has lots of business ventures.
Quite the playboy his family is on him to find a bride-to-be to bear him the next heir to the throne.

The other 2 brothers are: Crown Prince Gabriel Alessandro (eldest son, future king, 2 girls) & Nic Alessandro (middle son) who also enjoy a life of luxury.
Noelle Dubone (cloths designer) & her son Marc Dubone (4) arrives on the scene.
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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Some people love secret baby/child, others not so much. I personally love them. I did like this one, because when Christian and Noelle broke off their relationship she didn't think he wanted to see her again. Noelle basically decided she was going to raise the child on her own no matter what, Christian just happen to find out he had a child. I could understand why he was upset with her, because she kept it a secret. At the time she felt he would care about the child, wh
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The weight of the monarchy is on Christian's shoulders and being the third in line to the throne - he never imagined that he would be one who would need to produce an heir. But with his two brothers having married women, one not able to have children and the other an American... that left the job of continuing the rule of the Alessandro's reign up to him.

Seeing Noelle at his brother's wedding stirs up all kinds of feelings. She was the one that got away but that was all because of him. It's been
Melissa Morr
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying I am a sucker for the secret baby storylines, & Secret Child, Royal Scandal did not disappoint. After seeing Noelle at his brother's wedding, Christian shows up at Noelle's door step uninvited & boy did he get the surprise & shock of his life a 4 year old little boy. He needs an heir for the crown since his oldest triplett brother married & woman who can't have any children & his other triplett brother married American. It is up to Christian to have the ...more
Brandy Dorsch
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love secret babies. :) I came into this series late but you can bet that I have already downloaded the first two! Christian knows that it is time to step up and do what is right for his family. He loves to play the carefree bachelor but when duty calls, he does what needs to be done.

Noelle had loved Christian at one time but now there is a man that means more to her than anything else and she will do everything to protect him.

I love where this story goes and the journey it takes. If you like
Jennifer Craig
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Secret Child, Royal Scandal by Cat Schield. The storyline provides for great escapism and makes for a fun book. The interactions between Christian and Noelle had a great combination of chemistry and strength. There were some fun twists along the way and the book proceeded at just the right pace to keep me interested. Well done! I am looking forward to going back and reading the first two books in the series.
Robin Selvig
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a perfect quick read, and I loved the little boy, Marc. The primary characters certainly had chemistry but couldn't seem to get together. Because it was a quick read, and because I have not yet read the other books in the series, I didn't know all the back story. Still, this book can stand on.its own. Cat Schield has a nice grasp of language and is able to insert humor into her story. I will definitely read more.
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Because of the way Christian, the next king to be, left Noelle she doesn't let him know of her child, by him. When he does Will he be able to have his son and this lowly seamstress? She doesn't want any thing to do with him. What is a royal to do? Cat Shield's book shows a strong female, which I like to read about.
Nov 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bea-2016
This is a quick easy review. The book is short and predictable and worth reading. Even though I knew where the story was going, it was fun to go with it! It did not need anymore pages or words - it was exactly as it should be.
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Secret Child and Royal Scandals was wonderful it was romantic , sexy , sweet book that wrapped up in the perfect happily ever after ending that was just perfect for Christian and Noelle . If you love your books with all these things I suggest you pick this book up as soon as you can.
I loved how this book progresses. It shows the true struggles of being a parent and wanting the best for your child versus your own wants.
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Cat Schield lives in Minnesota with her daughter, Emily, their Burmese cats and a Doberman puppy. Winner of the Romance Writers of America 2010 Golden Heart® for series contemporary romance, when she’s not writing sexy, romantic stories for Harlequin Desire, she can be found sailing with friends on the St. Croix River or more exotic locales like the Caribbean and Europe. Contact her at www.catschi ...more

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The Sherdana Royals (3 books)
  • Royal Heirs Required (The Sherdana Royals, #1)
  • A Royal Baby Surprise (The Sherdana Royals #2)