❰Reading❯ ➹ The Innocent's Dark Seduction Author Jennie Lucas – Uroturk.info
Wackadoodle fest with a mean hero and a virginal, take it on the chin, heroine.The H shows up at a fancy schmancy party to persuade the hostess, a newly widowed h, to sell the parcel she says she wants to put a 26 acre park in NYC to honor her dead sister He s sure he can convince her as she must be a gold digger to marry an old guy Eye roll.H bids a cool million to dance with her, kisses her in the middle of the dance floor She melts into a disgusting mess of HarleyLand heroine trope at the kiss two weeks a widow then she runs, no, sprints out of the fundraiser all the way to Italy.The stalker hero follows her to Italy and has sex with her She s a virgin Yippee Too bad she s also the daughter of the man he hounded out of business which led to her father s heart attack which led to her sister dying of a brain tumor which led to her mother committing suicide so she doesn t really like him They have words, and he wins as his words are nastier.18 months later Excellent sex, again She lies he discovers what happens when a virgin has unprotected sex with a Harley hero A baby.All along, the H has said he doesn t EVER want a family or a child EVER Once he finds out he has a plot moppet, he goes from seductive Rico Suave to Cruel Asshat They marry and he treats her like an official bootie call.It was all fun and games until he found out about the baby he never wanted He s cruel, he s dismissive, he s arrogant. I have no problem with a heroine who starts out as a doormat Who hasn t been a fool for love Especially if it s your first time around, you re going to give your all I also have no problem with a hero who acts like a real SOB It definitely adds tension and I love it when they have to face the error of their ways but he didn t, not really She left him and he pretty much immediately realized he loved her, went to find her and she took him back with open arms Yep, that s it No groveling, no proving himself, nothing Really Review of a book read years ago.I think this was my favourite Jennie Lucas romance The one thing that stands out for me is the fact that the author gave this couple their own couples love song It was so romantic The hero and heroine danced to Etta James super romantic, timeless treasure of a song called At Last I think that was a first for a harlequin author Be still my beating heart SighThis romance had angst, hot sex, gorgeous MC s, an adorable secret baby girl, hot sex, a hero who felt forced to safeguard his heart after all the pain he had experienced as a child and teen, hot sex, super sex What a romantic novel Jennie Lucas really knows how to keep the love hate ambivalence at a full roaring boil until the story ends That s why I had to give this one a three star even though the hero was pathological in both his love sexual obsession for the heroine at the beginning and then his about face when he discovers she has kept his child a secret from him His cruelty at the end was a huge turn off especially when he was to blame for her father s financial ruin which led to his death, her sister s and her mother s He already had a lot to answer for and the heroine keeping the child a secret wasn t enough of a sin for the way he treated her after they married.Yes, JL has shown his motivation was fear of being close to anyone after losing his entire family in house fire as a child but come on he wasn t too afraid when he offered marriage the first time I did like the fire at the end so the hero had a bit of trauma as payback He did an adequate grovel in his mind when he realized what he had lost after the heroine left him and he did express some of this to the heroine The white wedding at the end was necessary, I thought but he s going to have to continue to work to balance the Karmic ledgers. The hero had no right to be pissed at her after he said he hate to have a child with her Where does he get the nerve to mad about her keeping it from him when he was such a little asshole about it She was the one who was inexperienced If he did not want kids used an condom dumb ass Wtf and she just takes it He did not deserve her at all Even then end he needs to be grateful that she loves his sorry ass However I rated it 3.5 as the part when they dance together was so worth it Wow I love that song and I am glad they included a classic in this book So well written just wished the story line was better but the writing is second to none Bravo Jennie. The Innocent s Dark Seduction is the story of Lia and Roark A virgin countess..A ruthless billionaire..A night of passion and discoveries..A revelation of ruthless agenda..A realization of betrayal..A secret baby..A heartbreaking discovery..A vengeful marriage..A heartfelt pleading..A freak accident..A groveling plead..A sweet HEA..I enjoyed parts of it very very angsty yet oh so sexy Safe 3 5 I m a HUGE Jennie Lucas fan and this was not her best work The sex scenes were BEYOND STEAMY, I m talking smoking hot I don t know how much of an emotional connection I felt between the hero and heroine but their mutual physical attraction was obvious to the reader I really didn t enjoy the first half of the book and it only got interesting to me once the hero found out about his daughter and started treating the heroine like an on tap, traveling booty call As much as a jerk the hero was, the heroine put up with his bad behavior I would have went off on the hero when they were hosting a party in Moscow for New Years Eve and he was flirting with other women You can love someone and still say to them, you re treating me wrong and I m not going to take it The heroine put up with months of bad treatment from the hero before she finally said enough is enough I also felt that the heroine should have told the hero she was pregnant She was rich and influential and if the hero had chosen to suggest that she got an abortion which he never did he could not have forced her to do so I thought it was silly that the heroine thought she could keep the baby a secret considering her assistant and his best friend were married plus, she was a high profile person The beginning of the book when all of those old men were lusting after the heroine at the charity ball was OTT My husband is older than I am and I appreciate the fact that there is maturity that comes with his age however, not with the older men in this book They were all acting like little boys going through puberty after having their first wet dream It was a major turn off for me The real story in this book is not about the heroine keeping their child a secret, it was about the hero getting over his fear of loving and losing someone Why I like Jennie Lucas as a writer is that she writes her books in a way in which, the true story is not obvious from the outset This wasn t just a secret baby trope book, it was the story of a alpha hero who was afraid of getting hurt and losing his loved ones I REALLY wanted to like this book than I did It s not a bad book but Jennie Lucas is a great writer and storyteller and I have come to hold her to a much higher standard than other writers This was a solid 3 Star book. Roark Navarre Is Ruthless And Relentless He Wants Beautiful Lia, And He Will Have Her When He Discovers That She Is A Virgin, Taking His Prize Becomes Even Sweeter But The Innocent S Dark Seduction Has Only Just Begun Many Years Ago, Lia Was The Innocent Victim Of Roark S Merciless Financial Ruin Of Her Father But It S Too Late For Regrets Soon She Finds She S Carrying His Child She Doesn T Want Roark, Her Bitter Enemy, To Know Because Surely He Will Do What He S Always Done Exact His Price Why, Jennie Lucas, why And why do the editors think it is a good idea to publish stories like these in 2009, for the love of all things holy I really disliked this one The hero was terrible and I never warmed to him I don t mind a lot of HP hero cruelty in general, but there have to be some redeeming qualities in the hero while he s doing it either you can tell he loves her or at least you can tell that he has a core of morality ethics even if he s behaving badly I didn t think this guy had either I also thought that the heroine s total helplessness in resisting the hero physically was way over the top again, I don t mind some extreme far fetched physical attraction, but this heroine seemed unable to protest even the hero s verbal taunts about her attraction to him like his claim that he was going to take her to bed that night, when it was the first night they d met and she was a virgin Finally, I just couldn t stand the hero s giant, prolonged pout over the fact that she didn t tell him about the baby when he had done so many terrible things before that.