Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A DARK SICILIAN SECRET - Jane Porter




Jane Porter has written one intense and glorious romance with a Dark Sicilian Secret.

Like the heroine with her alias of Jillian Smith, I actually believed as she did that her ex-lover Vittorio d'Severano was part of the Sicilian Mafia.  He certainly was powerful and ruthless as far as a successful business man.  It was obvious after reading several chapters that he had once loved Jillian.  However, now he had tracked Jillian and his infant son down in California and he was determined to take his son back home to Italy and to his family.  The hell with Jillian's feelings because she had hidden the fact that he was a father.  So no matter how she felt, she could come home with him and marry him or else!

Vittorio actually months earlier  felt she was the one. He had cared for her like no other woman.  But he put down firm ground rules she was to follow or he would take his son from her.  He just needed to remember she had lied and she had run and cut up his heart in the process.  She couldn't resist telling him it would kill her if their son turned out like him.  But he was sick of the rumors that he was a part of the mafia, because he knew he wasn't.  Yes, he had some secrets but he was not a criminal.  Her words cut through him.  But one learned later she had a reason to fear and hate the mob, because her own father had been a member and a killer.  Plus the fact that her sister had died because of him  and Jillian ran and feared her family in America would find and hurt her and her baby.  When she finally had the courage to tell Vitt who her father was, he felt sick because the man was a monster.

Would Jillian ever stop being afraid, would she ever trust her husband?  In the end, Jillian realized that Vitt was loyal, worked hard for his family and worked even harder trying to dispel the thoughts that they were part of the crime world.   Watching him with his son and family she realized she again loved him and trusted his integrity.  She also realized the most important, that Vitt wasn't a threat it was her family who were the threat and she found out in a most bizarre way.  You'll just have to hold on to your seat while reading the final chapters because it's full of action, fear and threats.  A Dark Sicilian Secret applied more to Jillian than Vitt and was an excellent read.

Description:

She can run…

Lethally attractive Vittorio d’Severano was everything Jillian Smith wanted – until she discovered his secret life and her dreams of a happy-ever-after crumbled into dust… Broken-hearted and terrified, Jill disappeared.

But she can’t hide!

Now Vitt has returned – to claim the tiny son Jill has sworn to keep from him! But to stay with her child she must put Vitt’s ring on her finger. Yet what kind of relationship can they have when it’s based on secrets…and a heat impossible to resist?

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