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Posted October 27, 2011
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Pia Baxter had a lot riding on Warner Bramson's estate. JT Hartley believed he was one of Warner's three son's. His mother had once worked for Bramson. He had come up the hard way and was now challenging his two brother's for the estate as he believed his mother was entitled to some sort of settlement for the way Warner had treated her. Pia had a lot riding as well, since she had personally brought the case to her firm. If she carried it off, she would make partner. For JT it would bring satisfaction if he won because that would mean his mother would be cared for for all she had suffered at the hands of that man. Plus for all she had sacrificed for her son. All I could think of was how would Pia and JT be able to forget how much they had once loved each other and how much they had lost fourteen years ago. The pain must have been unbearable for both of them, loosing each other the way they did plus loosing their baby, Brianna. Could there be a chance they could rekindle that romance, forgive each other and get a fresh start? After their loss, Pia had done what her parents had wanted, she had become an attorney. giving up her dreams. Now, if her boss found out she had a past with JT would she would loose her partnership and possibly her job? His other two brother's trusted her and JT had asked her not to bias them in any way. She agreed because that was the sort of woman she was, she had integrity. Add to the mix, that while comforting Pia, JT and Pia rekindled their passion, the ending result; she was again pregnant with his child. Talk about a mess and how would they deal with it? What would her boss say and how would his brother's feel about their involvement? I couldn't imagine how she would be able to keep her job and what about her family when they found out? Because all of those years ago, her parents had believed him to be a loser. Now he was worth millions. He had worked hard to get where he was today whereas Pia had given up her dreams to be a fashion designer and had become z lawyer like the rest of her family. All of the memories came flooding back for both of them. Both the good and the painful. I wondered how they would survive this mess and could they forge a new relationship based on their remembered love of the past? Stunning is the only way I could describe the sensual journey in Return of the Secret Heir. There were so many twists and turns to this romance. In addition, a shocking and surprising ending for the Bramson men and JT. This romance was brilliant thanks to the extremely talented Rachel Bailey and like the author, I'm sad this is the last book in the series. Continuity: The hero in Return of the Secret Heir, JT Hartley, is the half-brother of Ryder Bramson (At the Billionaire's Beck & Call) and Seth Kentrell (Million-Dollar Amnesia Scandal). However, although this book is linked to At The Billionaire's Beck & Call and Million-Dollar Amnesia Scandal, it stands alone - you don't need to have read the other books to be able to read this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 12, 2011
RETURN OF THE SECRET HEIR is a Mills & Boon Desire presentation by USA Today Bestselling Australian Author Rachel Bailey.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
We were briefly introduced to JT Hartley, previously in Rachel Bailey's At the Billionaire's Beck and Call, and then again in Million-Dollar Amnesia Scandal, when he appeared to challenge the will of his late father.
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He's returned for a fortune and is confronted by memories. Though tycoon JT Hartley is a success in his own right, he's set on claiming his share of his late father's legacy. But first he has to get past the estate executor-none other than Pia Baxter, a woman he's never forgotten.
Theirs had been a fast-and-furious union that ended all too suddenly. And though desire still courses between them, JT knows starting anything with Pia again is just asking for trouble. His future is set in stone. But even the best-laid plans are no match for true passion.
Note: although this book is linked to earlier books, it stands alone - you don't need to have read the other books to be able to read this one.
Pia Baxter is about to be promoted at the law firm she works for. She brought in a big client, the Bramson account. And now she has to clear up this account and the will of Warner Bramson and she'll be on her way to the partnership offered. No one will come in her way, will they?
JT Hartley finds out he is the illegitimate son of Warner Bramson. And he is determined to challenge the will as the first-born son to get his mother acknowledged. He is a self-made, hard-working property developer now but in his teens he was the rebel from the wrong side of the tracks whom Pia loved. Facing Pia after fourteen years takes them back to their teenage passion and they find out that the attraction still smolders underneath their adult selves. But can JT trust that she won't walk away, breaking his heart all over again?
Pia knew she broke his heart before and to make amends she wants all three brothers to get together. She wants to do this for JT. Will she succeed in getting the whole family together?
The poignant and realistic way Pia and JT deal with their past is truly magical to read. And when Pia discovers she is expecting JT's baby once again, the sensitivity JT shows is very thrilling.
RETURN OF THE SECRET HEIR is as much a story about recovering from past grief and guilt as it is about the unquenchable desire between Pia and JT. It truly is a romance packed with sizzle and sexual tension adding to the page turning quality of the book. It was also lovely catching up with Ryder, Macy, Seth and April.
Rachel Bailey's master story-telling makes the characters come alive on the pages and the reader is personally involved in their happiness and craves the resolution as deeply as they do.
Posted February 24, 2012
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