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Cinderella's Scandalous Secret

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  23 reviews
The maid has a secret

And it’s getting harder to hide!

Isla McBain’s affair with Rafe Angeleri was meant to be temporary, a chance to explore their passionate connection—but now she’s carrying the famous hotelier’s baby! This pregnancy will make headlines, but no one can know. Isla can’t risk anyone digging into her heartbreaking past and ruining Rafe’s impeccable
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Published October 1st 2019 by Harlequin Presents
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Steamy and passionate love story. Isla and Rafe are having a fling but she leaves him when she finds out she is pregnant. Months later hero finds her again and when he finds out she is pregnant he is determined to marry her. Heroine loves him but she doesn’t want a duty marriage. Plus how will they cope with the shame of her past splashed over every paper?

Loved this couple. They have amazing chemistry and they are both nice and loving. Ηeroine is feisty. Hero is caring and protective even when
Very underwhelming!
The story lagged in parts and I found the whole "scandalous" topless pics thing to be blown out of proportion. Heroine was the only one who made a big deal out of it because she's so ashamed of her sleazy past working in a "gentlemen's club". The H was a good guy.
Xai Xai
A Scottish heroine with a scandal and a Sicilian hero with huge daddy issues. Their first meeting sparked the spitfire passion connected between them. They spent all waking hours together within the 2 months they spared. Rafe was all Sicilian filled with hate for his father, loving his deceased mother, a Billionaire by his own making but compassionate and considerate. Isla was the consistent rejected one, her parents foster parents the two past boyfriends made her feel unlovable and undeserving. ...more
lily waheed
Sep 10, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Cinderella troupe is one of my favourites and MS Milburne has rocked the pages with this one I want Rafe for myself he truly is an outstanding hero one who knows how to cherish and love his heroine, even if he doesn’t think he can love.

Isla McBain grew up in foster homes and feeling very unloved when she meets gorgeous Sicilian Rafe Angeleri and they spend two months together in a very sensual and passionate affair, Isla discovers she is pregnant and decides that it will be best if she
Ishara Dasruth
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked this story but I really wanted an epilogue. I think there maybe a book for Layla so hopefully we see more of Isla and Rafe.
Geraldine Sadiku
This book had it all for me and the heroine in the story was almost Alpha as well which gave it an interesting plot twist. Would like like to say a huge thank you to Melanie Milburne for drawing my name for an advance copy and this is defo one for my keeper shelf,
Gawd! I cannot believe I actually finished this ... book.

I disliked both main characters. The “scandalous secret” was ridiculous. The whining was annoying. I never felt any tiny bit of connection/sympathy/empathy for either of the characters. They seemed like paper cutouts. Their characters were flat and boring. Tedious.

Ok, maybe I’m being harsh and my cold meds are having a nasty effect ... nah! This really did suck. Luckily, I fell asleep in between chapters to break up the boredom. I’ll put
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it

This book made for a very nice, relaxing read. I'm glad that there wasn't a lot of miscommunication going on (I don't mind the trope but I don't like it when it's overly dragged out) between the MCs. I didn't really fault the h for keeping the pregnancy from the H (view spoiler)

Lynn Brooks
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

CINDERELLA'S SCANDALOUS SECRET by Melanie Milburne is the latest addition to the Secret Heirs of Billionaires series and brings us a yummy reunion story of a maid/artist and the hotelier she had a fling with ... and lets not forget the surprise baby she's bringing into the picture!

Isla is a complicated character. I started out feeling a little resentful of her secret keeping, but then the author did a good job of showing us her endearing side that led her to run instead of
Nas Dean
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
CINDERELLA’S SCANDALOUS SECRET by author Melanie Milburne is an October 2019 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Isla McBain had secrets in her past which she was determined to hide at all costs. So when she became pregnant she walked away from Rafe Angeleri.

Rafe had no idea why Isla had dumped him and when he meets her again, he was determined to find out. But what will happen he finds the consequences of fling with her. And then the real reason she had walked away. Would he still want her?

Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another delightful Sunday read that is started and not wanted to be put down.

I really loved the concept of the plot and the developing of the characters mixed with the location and emotions of both parties. Both likeable characters and all of this combined made you really want then to find a way to be together as a family. I enjoyed the sass of Isla, although she wasn't sassy in the true sense, I just can't think of the correct word. She was real. I iked how Rafe tried to do the right thing by
Janie Evans
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful story by the fabulous Melanie Milburne. In "Cinderella's Scandalous Secret (Secret Heirs of Billionaires)," we meet Isla McBain and Rafe Angeleri. These two have pasts that haunt them, and even though they didn't know much about each other they had an affair that lasted a couple of months and resulted in an unexpected surprise. When Isla found out she was pregnant she left billionaire Rafe. They reconnected when she was cleaning his hotel room and neither of them knew what to ...more
Sarah C
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was phenomenal. Isla’s character was very relatable and she was a fierce heroine. Her backstory of being a foster child was heartbreaking and I loved she was an artist and that Rafe indulged her passsion. Rafe was also an amazing hero with a great back story too. Their love was fire and I enjoyed the character of his housekeeper Concetta. Wished there would have been an epilogue and we would have read about the wedding and the name of their baby and the sex of the baby. I get ...more
Nov 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
And it’s getting harder to hide!

Isla McBain’s affair with Rafe Angeleri was meant to be temporary, a chance to explore their passionate connection—but now she’s carrying the famous hotelier’s baby! This pregnancy will make headlines, but no one can know. Isla can’t risk anyone digging into her heartbreaking past and ruining Rafe’s impeccable reputation.

After learning about her pregnancy, Rafe is intent on sweeping her away to Sicily and marrying her! Isla is tempted beyond desire, but dare she
Patty Duplechin
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Isla McBain had a rough life. Did things she wasn’t proud of. She had an affair will wealthy hotelier. She left him because she didn’t want him to ruin his impeccable reputation. Once she left, she found out she was pregnant but didn’t want to say anything to ruin his businesses. Once Rafe Angelico finds out she’s having his baby, he whisk her off to Sicily and demands to marry him. He’s never had a woman leave him. He still doesn’t understand why. Will she tell him? Can he protect her and the ...more
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Isla McBain and Rafe Angeleri spend a few months together resulting in Isla being pregnant. She decides the best thing is to leave Rafe and not tell him. Fast forward a few months and they meet again when Isla is cleaning Rafe’s hotel room. Now that Rafe knows about the baby he is determined to be a parent to his child, Isla is determined to keep him at arms length as there are things in her past that could damage his reputation.

Great characters and a great read.

Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
I couldn't take this one. I was getting pissed off because the guy kept telling the woman what to do, ordering her to marry him, ordering her to his home in Sicily. He was so damn condescending and so damn determined to ignore what she wanted. I got too pissed off to read anymore of it.
Harlequin Books
Romance, Contemporary Romance

Secret Heirs of Billionaires
Jemi Fraser
A steamy & emotional read that will have you cheering for Isla and Rafe to find the HEA!
Lynn Smith
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Enjoyable read
Harlequin Books
Romance, Contemporary Romance

Secret Heirs of Billionaires
Limau Nipis
Sep 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Meh, just a book to fill up my time. Sometimes you need a no brainer book, and this is one of it. I do not overthink about it, and it's just the usual does he love me or not?
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I grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Sydney and as a keen horse rider, often competed in local gymkhanas and even broke in a few horses from time to time. As I was surrounded by animals, I decided at an early age to become a nurse, however I couldn’t stand the sight of blood and so opted for a career in teaching. It’s a bit ironic that I married a surgeon.

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