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His Sinful Secret

(Notorious Bachelors #3)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  497 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Betrothed to one brother, then married to another, Julianne Sutton finds herself a pawn in an unknown game. The enigmatic new Marquess of Longhaven knows all about the art of deception but he's baffled by innocence. His new wife is trusting, lovely, and utterly bewitching. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that she has secrets of her own. As he battles a ruthless enem ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Signet (first published November 1st 2010)
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Shawna
GAWD...The covers for the Notorious Bachelors series are terrible. Maybe they look better in print, though?
Ivy H
4.5 stars.

I created two new shelves after reading this regency romance: The Pathetic OW and the Pump & Dump OW. The OW in this novel was actually a former OW, because the H had ended their affair YEARS ago. However, I gotta say that this hero must have had some Love Potion Number 9 in his penis because he has this bitch Antonia ( OW ) mooning over his dick and obsessing over him even though he hasn't touched her in years. She has a regular sex buddy but still claims to be desperately in lov
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Amy
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fv-review

When I think of secrets, espionage and romance, I am immediately excited by the prospect of being transported into an adventure that captivates my mind and heart. Unfortunately, I was not whisked away in His Sinful Secret by Emma Wildes, the last book in the trilogy of the Notorious Bachelors.

Since birth, Jualianne Sutton has been destined to marry Harry Hepburn, the Marquess of Longhaven. The marriage, an arrangement between both families, came to an abrupt altering after Harry's sudden and une
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Sandra
É impossível não gostar de um romance desta autora

Emma Wildes mais uma vez primou pela boa construção quer de enredo, quer de personagens, quer do ambiente e sociedade desta época.

Desta vez acompanhamos o misterioso Michael na sua demanda de proteger a família da dor da perda do seu irmão mais velho assim como manobrar uma identidade secreta que muito contribuiu para a derrota dos franceses e de Napoleão.

No entanto, Michael é apenas um homem. E tal como qualquer ser humano, é impossível fazer de
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Belinda Kroll
I picked this up from my local half-price bookstore because I thought the cover was gorgeous and it was only a dollar. I can only say that I liked this book because the romance just didn't really do it for me. I think this is because the romance started out historically correct, rather than pandering to my modern romantic sensibilities. I can't help it. I want the romance (intellectual and emotional) to come before all the smexiness.

Julianne and Michael are brought together by an arranged marria
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Fernanda
:) gostei muito.
com o culminar de uma trilogia muito gostosa de ler, com personagens cativantes e situações engraçadas.
como nao poderia deixar de ser EW, prende o leitor em cada palavra, torna a leitura voraz.

Michael e Julianne, dão voz ao par romantico desta historia, não foi uma paixão á primeira vista, até porque o casamento foi "combinado" pelos pais de ambos, mas a convivência torna possivel o despoletar de uma paixão e de um amor
"forever"!
Tori
Oct 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2010/11/rev...

Favorite Quote: “It was irritating to think that everyone was concerned on how she pleased him, but no one seemed to worry over whether or not he pleased her.”

Julianne Sutton has been committed to marry the Marquess of Longhaven since birth. But when the current Marquess, Harry, dies, it’s his brother Michael who is to be her bridegroom. Julianne soon realizes that it’s not only her wedding plans that have changed.
Michael Longh
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María José
Apr 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pues este no me ha convencido, tenía puestas demasiadas expectativas en la historia de Michael y de repente el personaje me ha fallado, no es lo que yo esperaba y encima toda la historia de los espías me ha aburrido. Una pena porque además es el ultimo de la autora que tradujeron al español.
Elphaba J
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ó quando folhei-o as primeiras páginas de um romance de Emma Wildes é que me apercebo da verdadeira saudade que sentia da sua escrita.
Com um carácter envolvente, os enredos desta autora primam pelo misto de inocência e luxuria que caracterizam as suas personagens femininas, fortes e intensas nas suas emoções. No que respeita à paixão, sempre ardente, ela começa cadenciada, repleta de possibilidades, até que o leitor, a par com os intervenientes, se apercebe que está completamente enredado na out
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Valérie
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dernier tome de la série Les Célibataires, il est aussi réussi que les précédents mais si la romance est présente, Emma Wildes a cette fois-ci mis l'accent sur l'intrigue et nous permet enfin de savoir qui est se cache derrière le mystérieux espion Roget. J'y est de nouveau trouvé ce que j'apprécie dans une romance historique : une intrigue qui se révèle complexe et bien construite, un contexte historique détaillé juste ce qu'il faut, de l'action et des rebondissements, un beau héros plus sombre ...more
Ana Luisa
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chegado o final desta trilogia maravilhosa, fico com uma sensação de vazio imenso. Não queria que terminasse, queria continuar a ler mais acerca destas maravilhosas personagens e das suas aventuras. Emma Wildes chegou devagarinho e aos poucos veio enfeitiçando os nossos corações e fazendo com que esta ânsia por ler os seus livros viesse a crescer cada vez mais.
Confesso que Michael foi o meu favorito desde o início, a sua aura misteriosa fascinava-me e estava ansiosa por ler a sua história, que v
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Denise
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition


É o segundo livro que leio da Emma Wildes. Li o primeiro a algum tempo, e sabia que não tinha gostado, só não me lembrava do porquê, bem bastaram 3 capítulos e lembrei-me do motivo: é frustrante e exaustiva a forma como ela demora a desenvolver a história...



Leio outras autoras que se tivessem agarrado nesta história teriam a contado muito mais rápido e melhor. A Emma Wildes, não sabe acabar uma história, a reviravolta final dos livros que nos deixa sempre com um friozinho na barriga devido ao su
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Denise
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
The stories of three English soldiers/friends who've been changed by their experiences during the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte. One was a British spy working undercover in Spain. His capture and torture by the French nearly cost him his life. If not for his last-ditch rescue by his two friends, he would not have survived.

War changes the people involved in it. These books show how each friend must adapt back into society. But for one of them, his self-doubts and mistrust may prevent him from
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Lori
Nov 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
I was really looking forward to this one - Michael seemed to have so many secrets. I liked the subtlety with which she showed how Michael hurt Julianne by not sharing with her, except in bed. And I liked that she wasn't a doormat for him - she challenged him about the way he treated her. Michael thinks he's doing such a good job keeping his marriage separate from his job, but in the end realizes he hasn't done that at all. Nice finale to the series.
Mskychick
Jan 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Michael Hepburn does too much thinking in this book. Or, rather, there is too much text devoted to Michael's interminable musings in this book. Not as bad as a Staphanie Laurens book, where I just want to slap the characters because they never stop the unending dissection of what they think they want and what they think they must do, but definitely enough to make me annoyed by this book.
Bia
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Tal vez de las tres, esta fue la más decepcionante para mí. Esperaba grandes cosas del más misterioso de los truhanes. Te lo muestran de tal forma en el libro anterior, que tienes ganas de llegar a conocerlo. Pero no lleno mis expectativas. Michael era demasiado complicado, tenía muchos diálogos internos (no puedo con los protas que reflexionan tanto consigo mismos), la historia de fondo es de una de sus antiguas amantes y la trama está muy centrada en el espionaje.Es decir, no me gustó. Si algo ...more
20012206
Este si estuvo mejor que el otro, si es divertido y muestra como el amor puede surgir, el roce hace el cariño

Julianne es despierta y tiene buen corazón y a Michael ya lo conocíamos de antes

Me gusto saber quien era el espia, no lo digo para no dañar el suspenso
Adriana
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Acabei de ler Pecados Escondidos o último livro da serie que engloba os títutos: Um Homem imoral e Um Erro inconfessável.

Gostei muito deste livro, como já vem sendo habitual com esta autora, que se tornou obrigatória para mim. Não desilude e sei o que vou ter uma boa leitura cada vez que pego num livro dela, desta vez não foi diferente.

Dos três homens que faziam parte desta serie, Michael sempre foi o mais enigmático e misterioso. Com um trabalho de espionagem e obrigações de risco que o obrigam
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Tina
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Spy, His Wife, The Widow, Her lover...

I am finding that I really, really like Emma Wildes' voice. She has taken a trope that I despise with the fury of 1,000 fists -- the spying Duke/Earl/Marquess -- and made it not only palatable but very interesting.

Michael Hepburn, the new Marques of Longhaven is a spy for the Crown. He was merely a younger son until his older brother died suddenly. To help his parents through their grief he agreed to marry the young woman his brother was promised to from
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Joana
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quem não se lembra de Michael Hepburn de outras leituras de Emma Wildes? O misterioso e enigmático ex-militar, cuja ligação à guerra nunca fora dada por terminada, nem mesmo após a deposição de Bonaparte.
Michael é agora marquês devido à morte súbita do seu irmão mais velho Harry.
Com o cargo de Harry, vieram também as suas responsabilidades, tais como a sua noiva Julianne.
Julianne Sutton é uma jovem aristocrata, comprometida com Harry Hepburn desde que nasceu, mas, de um momento para outro, o seu
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Cristiana Ramos
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emma Wildes era uma novidade para mim e descobri esta escritora com este belo romance. É apresentado ao leitor Michael Hepburn, um homem frio, controlado, que calcula e pensa em todos os seus pequeninos passos. E claro que é um homem cheio de segredos por desvendar! Por ter este tipo de personalidade e comportamento, ele conseguiu escapar da morte muitos vezes, especialmente na guerra entre Inglaterra e França.

A vida de Michael dá uma reviravolta quando o seu irmão mais velho, Harry, herdeiro do
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Lindy
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My 5-kiss review from www.TwoLipsReviews.com:

Fans of the Notorious Bachelors series will fall in love with the familiar yet enigmatic Michael Hepburn, whom we met in the previous books. Michael marries Julianne Sutton, the woman his late brother was supposed to have married. Their families arranged the marriage years ago, and Michael is willing to fulfill his familial duty despite the fact that he barely knows the girl. His brother was in love with her and he's feeling guilty and worries that sh
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Melanie
Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ms. Wildes has done a wonderful job of bringing us a story of three best friends, Lord Alexander St. James in “My Lord Scandal”, Luke Daudet, Viscount Altea in “Our Wicked Mistake” and Michael Hepburn, Marquess of Longhaven in “His Sinful Secret”. All three have survived the Napoleonic/Peninsular War and are now trying to get back to the life they were meant to lead. There is plenty of romance, intrigue and mystery in all three stories.

In “His Sinful Secret” we find our last Notorious Bachelor M
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Angela
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
His Sinful Secret, the third and last installment of Emma Wildes' Notorious Bachelors Series, tells the story of Michael Hepburn, the new, yet reluctant Marques of Longhaven, and Julianne Sutton; Michael, respected soldier and spy for the Crown, returned home a year previous to the story opening to inherit after his brother's unexpected death; Michael not only inherits a title and fortune, he has also inherited his brother, Harry's fiancée; To please his parents he has agreed to the betrothal af ...more
Jm
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ce dernier tome, qui conclut la trilogie d'Emma Wildes, est malheureusement un peu en dessous des livres précédents. Pourtant, on attendait beaucoup du personnage de Michael et de son caractère mystérieux. Ce n'est pas que le livre n'est pas bon, il est même bien meilleur que certains autres déjà parus, mais on a l'impression de ne pas avoir eu l'histoire qu'on nous avait promis.

Tout comme il s'est sacrifié pour son pays, Michael Hepburn, marquis de Longhaven, est prêt à se sacrifier pour sa fam
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Hacedores
Como ya os anuncié en el segundo libro de esta trilogía, Un error inconfesable , Michael es el protagonista de este libro. Si ya habéis leído los dos libros anteriores, entonces podréis haceros una idea y unas ganas de quién es: el espía que todo lo sabe y que todo lo puede. Al menos, así es como se nos presentaba desde fuera. Y, en cierta medida, así es en realidad, pero la perspectiva de verlo desde dentro y conocerlo a fondo es distinta. En el libro anterior nos enteramos de que Michael se h ...more
Bookaholics
Jan 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
His Sinful Secret by Emma Wildes
Historical Romance – Nov. 2nd, 2010
4 Stars

This was my first Emma Wildes book, but ‘His Sinful Secret’ is actually the third story in the series about three notorious bachelors. I think I may have to go back and read the first two, not because I need to for the story’s sake, but because it was a strong book and I am intrigued by the
secondary characters. This story stands strong by itself.

Michael, a loyal British spy is ill equipped to become a Duke, much less marr
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Catarina
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uma excelente maneira de terminar esta trilogia, com a história de Michael, o enigmático, e a doce Julianne.

Tenho pena que a relação de ambos não tenha sido mais aprofundada, porque sei que muito mais havia a dizer sobre estes dois, especialmente sobre Michael e a sua personalidade tão distinta.

Gostei especialmente do facto de termos quase que duas histórias numa só, e de uma personagem do primeiro livro desta trilogia ter tido aqui um papel importante.

Mais uma vez Emma Wildes não desilude, cons
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Susana
2,5 stars

It isn't a bad book. The story and the characters were okay, i guess. Michael and Julianne make a cute couple. They're both quiet and reasonably sensible persons...there's no drama in their relationship.

Regarding the secondary romance, well, unlike what happened in the previous books, i felt that it was a little neglected. (view spoiler)
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Linda
Apr 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: regency, romance
What does a former spy during the Napoleonic wars do when he gets home? After he becomes the heir to a dukedom? Does he marry his brother's fiancee?

In this story, the Marquess of Longhaven does marry his brother's intended, after his brother's unexpected death. It's a book all about transitions, from single to married, from spying for a living to a more relaxed life, and of learning to care about people, instead of detaching from all emotions.

The clear focus of the book is on the male lead, Mic
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Emma was born in Minnesota and she lives in the Midwest, though she grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended Illinois State University where she majored in geology, and there she met her husband, Chris. They have three children, a temperamental cat named Poot, and are lucky enough to live on a beautiful lake. On warm days, she does enjoy a glass of wine on the dock now and then, and always ...more

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