Betrayed [NOOK Book]

Overview

Nicole Cuvier went to New Orleans to share the most wonderful news with her husband only to discover him in a hotel room murdered, with two other women claiming to be his wife. It seems there are three Cuvier Widows and one is suspected of murder.

For years, Nicole Cuvier had tried to erase the shame of her illegitimate birth and start the family she longed for with her husband, Jean. As the mistress of Rosewood, she owns one of the largest ...
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Overview

Nicole Cuvier went to New Orleans to share the most wonderful news with her husband only to discover him in a hotel room murdered, with two other women claiming to be his wife. It seems there are three Cuvier Widows and one is suspected of murder.

For years, Nicole Cuvier had tried to erase the shame of her illegitimate birth and start the family she longed for with her husband, Jean. As the mistress of Rosewood, she owns one of the largest plantations on the River Road in Louisiana. Now, she's pregnant, unmarried-a widow with a plantation dependent upon the sugar cane crop to survive. She needs a temporary husband. Handsome Maxim Viel, a drifter, comes to her rescue and marries her, but unbeknownst to Nicole, Maxim wants more than a temporary arrangement. He has the power to heal her shattered heart, but could his past be intertwined with Rosewood?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016150635
  • Publisher: Virtual Bookseller
  • Publication date: 12/30/2012
  • Series: The Cuvier Widows , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 14,503
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    Betrayed the second book in the series Curvier Widows are a defi

    Betrayed the second book in the series Curvier Widows are a definite must read. Filled with secrets, lies, suspense, fear of being hurt all played a part in building this intriguing love story to a climatic end where each person is confronted with truth, of letting go of the past to allow a future to unfold before them.
    The main emphasis of the story line was richly encrafted through out many of the characters drawing them together as their lives become one. Illegitimacy running havoc in the main character Nicole Curvier the second widow of the deceased Jean Curvier. 
    The story continues from book 1 as we met the young widow Nicole in difficult circumstances, without a husband and pregnant. Her life in turmoil as she admits that history was repeating itself in her life. Growing up as a love child never knowing who her father was and been teased by other uncaring children she never wanted that same life for her own child. Deciding to find a husband who would be willing to give her unborn child his name and than leave. This is where all the trouble started for her but yet opened a world of renewed love to her which all centered around Rosewood.
    Finding a diary in her deceased husband closet she get to see the devastation in another woman's life allowing her self to heal through this unknown woman's pain.
    Maxim Viel an influential Financial Business owner who grew up with the knowledge that he has the responsibility to get Rosewood back that once belonged to his family. Agreed to marry her to get his heritage back and giving the unborn child a name.
    But as time went on and the baby grew feelings also grew between the husband and wife in name only but always apart because of all the secrets stacked between them. The fear of trusting again. Of giving over the control of their hearts, the plantation a continues barrier between them.
    Nicole thought Max to be a drifter and he never corrected her as guilt plagued him of his own deception. Loosing the baby brought them together as they admit they care for each other without uttering a word. 
    We meet his son Paul who showed up and he tried to hide the fact from her. A young twelve year old with the wisdom of an adult.
    Consuelo servant and friend of Nicole, a wise old woman that protected her like a mother. Playing her part beautifully in the back ground. Strong and silent, an anchor to Nicole.
    Desiree mother of Paul and whore that only use his son to get more money from Max. Manipulative,  calculating and down right selfish human being.
    Charles a drunken father struggling with his own pain as he looses himself in the bottle.
    Audra an uptight mother who believed Rosewood belonged to her, trying to take over.
    Curious neighbors and gossiping women with nothing better to do but slander.
    This all played part in the unfolding story as we get to know Nicole who is trying to make sense of it all and leave a past behind. At the end the two strong characters had to let go of family burdens and the hold of illegitimacy to be together. 
    The way that Max found her father giving her sense of belonging was thoughtfully written bringing closure in her heart and the final shift in this suspense filled romantic story.
    The love scenes wonderfully written to emphasize their hearts longing and the depth of their love for each other.
      

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    I think I am half in love with Max! He was stupid at times but I

    I think I am half in love with Max! He was stupid at times but I think I love him! lol. And I honestly didn't know how I was going to like Nicole's book. When I first read about her in book one I thought she seemed like a bit of a drama queen, but then you get to know her better and love her too! I highly recommend this series. It is a great romance with mystery as well. Can't wait to start book 3!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Nicole, the second wife of Jeans' that we meet in this series is

    Nicole, the second wife of Jeans' that we meet in this series is a wonderful and very easily likable character. We meet her in the same motel room we met Marian, the first wife. The motel room where their husband was found murdered, and they discovered that they weren't the only woman who was married to their husband, but in fact their were three woman married to him, and one of them was suspected to have been the one to have murdered him. 




    Nicole is now not only a widow, but also pregnant. It is only natural for her to wonder who will help her raise her child and who will act as the babies father? After all, Nicole herself grew up without knowing who her father was. Of course she doesn't want that same fate for her own child, and in fact, she doesn't want her child to grow up with any hardships at all. Even though Nicole is the owner of a very large plantation, she worries that the crops might not provide enough for her and her child. 




    She decides she need to find someone who will step in and marry her,  sort of a temporary situation, one that would be beneficial to both of them. When she finds good-looking Maxim, who she believes to be a drifter, she thinks she has hit the jackpot. She and Maxim discuss the situation and decide to give it a go. Nicole thinks everything is going to turn out just fine for her and her child now that she has met a man who will step in and be the child's father and help out with the plantation.




    What Nicole doesn't know is that Maxim isn't exactly a drifter. In fact, he already has ties to Rosewood, as it once belonged to his family and he wants it back! Maxim thinks that Nicole's plan of marrying for the sake of the unborn baby is the perfect cover-up for his real intentions. And in fact, they might even help him get what he wants even faster and easier. The secrets he keeps from Nicole are numerable.




    But soon, as the two are living together and working together everyday, it is inevitable that they will start to actually get to know each other on a more personal level. Well, this is exactly what happens, and they actually start to have feeling for one another. The romance between the two grows slow and sweet, and I really enjoyed the turn their relationship took.




    But the secrets and lies are bound to come out at some point, and Maxim knows this. Now that he has real feelings for Nicole, he is torn between his original  intentions and his new found conscience. He doesn't know what to do.




    This is where I will leave you, as I don't want to give away too much. I highly recommend the second installment of this series, just as I did the first. Even though I still have some questions I want answered and a few things I'm curious about, I'm pretty sure that is exactly  why there is another book in this series. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    betrayed

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