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A Night, A Secret...A Child

3.02  ·  Rating details ·  194 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Nicolas Dupre thought he'd left his past in a small Australian bush town far behind. He'd made billions as a theatrical entrepreneur in New York and London. But then he received a request to return to Rocky Creek, and everything he'd tried to forget came rushing back....Including Serina, whom he hadn't seen since that last night when they'd shared passion like hungry anima ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Large Print, Harlequin Presents #2921, 246 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Miranda Lee is my favorite HP author working today. As usual, I liked the sexy and emotional depth of the writing she achieves in this book but it was not enough to overcome my distaste for the fact that this is a Secret Baby story.

This books features a couple who first get together (about) 22 years ago and have always been each other's Love of his/her Life. Since the heroine is the one who is mostly responsible for them not getting together sooner and had the dreaded Secret Baby and then, keeps
Jun 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: flying-books
First, I feel I should say that I largely skimmed this book, as it pissed me off so much. Nicolas is often pretty despicable in the beginning. I'm annoyed by the fact that part of the storyline plays on the "woman says one thing but means the opposite and the guy was supposed to know that despite all evidence to the contrary." By which I mean that Serina told Nicolas she didn't love him but he was supposed to know that she did still love him even though she turned around and started dating and e ...more
Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince
"Tell me you that you love me...You don't have to mean it. Just say it. I want to hear you say it."

Nicolas Dupre is a prideful, arrogant male who made his fortune in the music world while forming no real human attachments. Serina is the small-town girl he left behind, whom he never forgot. Not only does a twenty year old passion unite them...but there is a child as well.

Hidden, secret babies are not my thing, especially when the mother makes it appear that the child is her loving, unknowing husb
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Night, A Secret…..A Child is the 18th stand-alone romance novel by Australian author, Miranda Lee. Serina Harmon has kept a guilty secret for thirteen years: just before her wedding to Greg Harmon, a night of passion with Nicolas Dupre, the man who broke her heart at eighteen, had produced a daughter, Felicity. Now Greg is dead and Felicity has invited Nicolas, former world-class concert pianist and theatrical entrepreneur, to judge a fund-raising concert, and he’s coming to Rocky Creek! Nicol ...more
Feb 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two people in love with each other that also share a passion for music that can't be honest with each, go their seperate ways. Years later they meet again bought together by their secret child, one a widow & one a womanizer. Was a good read.
Dagmara dagmar
Jun 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book it's not bad but why does he give a shit she had her chance to tell the truth when the kid was two and Nick came for his mom's funeral She also had the chance to tell Nick before the wedding To Greg and I think Greg's parent's knew deep down she wasn't There grand kid what is why they told what they told to Nick to be honest if she love her daughter and care at all for Greg she should have told the truth regardless of who got hurt Nick had the right to know and frankly he should ...more
This was definitely sexy but I agree with other reviewers re: the heroine's handling of her pregnancy; it was so selfish and cowardly (the cowardice I can appreciate) to deceive the father, and the other "father". Girly, that's not the way it goes! And the fact that the father still wanted you and loved you back (ditto your daughter) in spite of this MASSIVE OVERSIGHT just shows how gargantuan a mistake you made.

Granted, Nicolas, put simply, turned out to be quite the prick, but he was a heartbr
Alexis-Morgan Roark
I just don't get these secret baby books! So, I am still not sure WHY she couldn't have told him sometime in the last 12 years that he had a daughter.

To top it all off, the kid, even towards the end, does not feel comfortable calling her actual dad, "Dad." She still calls him her "stepfather." He was cheated, and I am angry for him!!!
Raquel Bernardes
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ai gostei tanto desta história que ninguém imagina. Quando comecei a ler, óbvio que rapidamente soube qual era o segredo, mas esta uma história muito bem estruturada, bem construída e que leva qualquer uma a suspirar. Esta será uma das histórias que irei adorar reler. Nicholas não esquece aquela sua paixão que deixou ficar em Rocky Creek, a Serena. Serena guarda um segredo que o Nicholas não sabe nem suspeita. Até que um dia, Nicholas recebe uma carta a pedir para voltar à sua Terra Natal e ning ...more
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book it's okay.
May 08, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book had a heroine who made me despise my own sex. She is one of the most hateful and selfish women in all of hplandia.

She is more worried about what others might feel instead of the heroes feelings. She can say anything about him" The only thing you are good for is sex" and when he calls her a lay she is hurt????

She doesn't leave a single opportunity to deceive him belittle him but justifies her actions as if she is a damn martyr. The first time she takes a dig at hero saying he doesn't li
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the fact that this particular "Harlequin Presents" book didn't follow the typical plot of “virgin marries millionaire and they never ever experience a relationship with anyone else in their lifetime.” In fact, in this book, the couple may be "soul mates" but each have had relationships with other people in their lives. This could be classified as a "second" or "third chance" relationship, in fact. By the time Nicolas and Serina meet again, they are much older and have a 12-year-old daugh ...more
Roger Burk
Serina had a fling with an old flame a month before her wedding and managed to get herself pregnant. Well that's surely an awkward situation. But that was thirteen years ago, and she managed to pass off her lover's child as her husband's. A few years later he died an heroic and convenient death, so all is OK. Re-enter the lover: rich, handsome, powerful, talented, passionate, masterful, tender, a heartbreaking tragedy in his past. And of course, Serina: capable, beautiful, womanly, passionate, a ...more
May 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I generally give romance books where I reach the end 3 stars; however, my I had 2 problems with this book I simply couldn't overlook. Warning #2 provides spoilers.

1. The cover doesn't match the book. The cover has a man with short dark hair and all 10 fingers. In the book the lead has long blonde hair and is missing a thumb. I know you're not supposed to pick a book by its cover, but honestly with Harlequinn romances that is generally what I do because I want to imagine the guy on the cover as t
Adriana Fogaça
Por Pura Vingança
Uma Noite... Um Segredo
Miranda Lee
H. Paixão 86

Porque todo homem, da Harlequin Paixão, é tão egoísta e egocêntrico, sem duvida é a pergunta que não quer calar.

Normalmente, acabo gostando dos livrinhos da série Paixão, mas alguns deles que passam dos limites do bom senso...

No final, quando Serina pede para Nicolas ir embora é cumulo da covardia e egoísmo. Até este momento gostava da figura da mocinha, mas essa atitude foi o fim...

Surpreendi-me com o mocinho que não se rebelou
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
Nicolas Dupre thought he'd left his past in a small Australian bush town far behind. He'd made billions as a theatrical entrepreneur in New York and London. But then he received a request to return to Rocky Creek, and everything he'd tried to forget came rushing back….

Including Serina, whom he hadn't seen since that last night when they'd shared passion like hungry animals. Nicolas had never gotten over her, or how she'd wronged him. Here was his chance to claim one final bedding, and closure….

Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I was upset with how Serina handled the issue about Felicity's biological father. I was also mad that Nicholas didn't go after her. They both still had intense feelings for each other, but did not pursue it. I felt really bad for Greg because he didn't deserve to be lied to like that. Even when Serina admitted that she didn't love Greg as much as she had ever loved Nicholas. Overall it was a good book, but it was funny how she was able to keep the secret for so many y ...more
Oct 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There were a lot of annoying things in this book but overall I enjoyed it. Spoilers: things that I didn't like -
1. h's actions about the pregnancy were selfish and cowardly
2. h was so indecisive
3. H was a bit of a dick
4. The fire scene was unrealistic
5. The h was cruel to send him away (twice!) just to protect her selfish lies.
Jan 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Yaa tamam romanlar 112 sayfa da bu kadar hızlı ve duygusuzunu da görmedim ben sayfa sayısı çok olmasa da içi dolu dolu olan kaç tane harlequin okudum o yüzden anca bir yıldız verebilirim buna sevmedim hiç..
I was hoping for a fast read, and I got one. I was hoping for more meat in this short read, and I didn't get any. This did not hold my interest from the start. Apathetic and too much back story, slow start, and felt incomplete.
Smangele Belebesi
cheesy and predictable. I was something to do i guess
Oct 13, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a classic reminder of the reason I generally hate this genre. :/ Like, it was super bad. Cringe worthy bad! Hamster bad. Just...B.A.D.
Georgina Madrid
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
I enjoyed every word. I was so into the story that I totally forgot to eat.
Sep 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay in all honesty I've never heard of a ten month pregnancy, that woman must of been hella overdue. It was crazy reading this novel and the secrets that came out of the woodwork.
Jennifer Warner
Mar 18, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This heroine is a ridiculously selfish and horrible human being.
Sevimli Hırsız
Uff, çok saçmaydı. Çocuğun üstün yeteneğinin babadan olmasıyla mı babası oldu şimdi. v,v
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A simple yet delightful read. I really enjoyed it.
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