The Tycoons Secret Daughter ePUB ß The Tycoons Epub
The Tycoon s secret daughter finito nelle cose da leggere perch come al solito non riesco a dire di no ad una romance non quando mi si presenta con una copertina che non lascia nulla all immaginazione, non quando ho voglia di una romantica storia d a che mi riempia il cuore di passione Ecco perch pur ignorando bellamente la trama della storia mi sono ritrovata a leggerla con animo leggero.Max Montgomery vive da sempre a Pine Ward ed un super milionario che manda avanti l azienda di famiglia A causa del suo passato da alcolista sua moglie, Kate Hunters, lo ha lasciato scomparendo dalla citt e dalla sua famiglia Immaginatevi la sua sorpresa quando la incontra per caso di nuovo in citt con una bambina di circa sette anni Trisha Max intuisce subito che quella sua figlia e vuole conoscerla Kate e Max inizieranno a frequentarsi nuovamente rendendosi conto che entrambi sono cambiati totalmente Riusciranno ad accettarlo ed a essere felici Tennessee La storia narrata da entrambi i punti di vista, esattamente come piace a me e questo immediatamente aggiunge fascino ad una situazione che virtualmente non ne avrebbe Siamo seri, di storia del genere ce ne sono due milioni, perch scegliere di leggere questa Beh forse perch io ho il cuore tenero quando ci sono bambini di mezzo e Trisha una bambolina bionda, iper tenera che si affeziona subito al suo pap Quando le fa il primo regalo sembra totalmente indifferente ma la prima volta che lo chiama Dad ci si commuove immensamente, perch sappiamo quanto sia difficile per lui scoprire di aver una figlia di cui non aveva mai saputo nulla e aver perso tantissimo della sua vita Max il classico redento, ha iniziato a bere per un motivo che per me ridicolo, serio ma assolutamente incomprensibile sulle prime e che in qualche modo si rende conto di aver toccato il fondo e fa di tutto per uscire dal buco nero in cui caduto Max un uomo d onore, tenero, generoso e assolutamente delizioso, in un modo che dovrebbe essere vietato Quando gira in costume intorno alla piscina crea un ingorgo mai visto.Ma non cos facile per Kate tornare a fidarsi di lui, non dopo aver visto dove pu arrivare con il suo alcolismo, non dopo aver subito le conseguenze sulla sua pelle Ma cambiato, non pi il ragazzino impulsivo che la blocca con la seduzione, un uomo intenzionato a prendersi le sue responsabilit e le dimostra che con lui ci si pu parlare, che tiene in considerazione la sua opinione ed pronto a farsi indietro.Entrambi sono bloccati dal loro passato e non riescono a vedere il loro futuro, ma sar proprio Trisha ad avere un ruolo fondamentale per i due.Il particolare da non dimenticare Un vaso di cristallo.Uscito a giugno 2012, la scrittrice ha gi in serbo un sequel basato sulla storia di Chance, il fratello di Max, in uscita proprio ad agosto 2012 Nanny for the milionaire s twins.Vi consiglio la lettura di questo libro tenero, romantico e irresistibile, come possono esserlo solo le storie d a strappalacrime che inducono alla lettura e al perdersi nelle pagine di una storia emozionante Io non riesco mai a dire di no ad una romance e voi Buona lettura guys Ringrazio Netgalley e Harlequin per avermi concesso l opportunit di leggere questo libro in cambio della mia opinione.Recensione anche sul mio blog I was in the mood for a sappy love story and when I saw this one on Netgalley I had a feeling it would fulfill my need And it did, it was a really cute story that kept me interested throughout and ended up being really cute.The main character Max is a recovering alcoholic He made a mess of his life with his drinking and finally began to clean up his life after his wife Kate left him When Max sees Kate again he is surprised by how quickly she tries to get away from him He thinks it s because she dislikes him so much but really it s the fact that she was trying to avoid him seeing the little girl with her The little girl Trisha that has eyes exactly like his Kate realizes that it s time to fess up and let Max know that he has a daughter, and she knows she can t avoid it any longer when Max gets a good look at Trisha Kate and Max meet and discuss visitation while Kate is back in town What she doesn t intend to happen is for her feelings for Max to come rising back to the surface Determined to ignore her desires, she keeps reminding herself of the man Max was and how miserable she was while married to him Max on the other hand is determined to win back Kate s trust and show her the man that he s become.This was definitely a sweet story that had me smiling throughout There were times when I had to suspend reality to fully enjoy the story Sometimes some of the reactions that Kate had in regards to Max and vice versa were a little hard to believe While I did enjoy the book I probably wouldn t explore any sequels or prequels. This week I ve read two books on topics that can press emotional hot buttons The first is The Tycoon Millionaire s Secret Daughter It deals with alcoholism, a subject I had considerable experience of as a child What are the chances of picking up a romance novel, a reunion story of course, because I love reunions, and finding the hero not only has the same addiction as my father, but shares the same surname That was bound to press a few buttons.Max Montgomery reacted badly ten years ago when a family secret exploded in his face and he turned to alcohol to help him through His marriage to Kate suffered as for three years he became and violent and out of control While he never actually hit Kate, her fears multiplied when she realised she was carrying a child Afraid of the power wielded by the Montgomery clan she fled.Seven years later she is back in town for a family crisis and meets Max accidentally The existence of his daughter is revealed immediately and both Kate and Max have to deal with it Max has been sober since not long after Kate s leaving gave him a wake up call Will the stress of finding himself a father, and the emotional issues involved in meeting his ex wife, the anger at finding she hid his child from him, send him back into the spiral For Kate, it is all about trust and guilt She doesn t feel she can trust the man who let her down so badly but she feels a sense of guilt about keeping her daughter away from the little girls father She wants to be fair, but it becomes even harder when she realises her feelings for Max may just still be lurking.I admit I found the first chapters worrying as Max struggled with his anger at his wife s betrayal Then the lessons he learned over the years with AA started to kick in Lessons about responsibility and about asking forgiveness.The challenges this couple face are heartwrenching at times when you realise how much everyone has missed out on over the years because of Max s weakness They have both changed and grown stronger because of the circumstances they ve had to deal with By the end I had a very positive feeling about the future of this little family Susan Meier has done a wonderful job bringing these very real but wounded characters to life. The Tycoon s Secret Daughter is a simple novel about Max, an ex alcoholic man who found his ex wife, Kate, in a hospital with Trisha, a daughter he had never known Apparently Kate left Max after witnessing his drunken rage and was pregnant the whole time and Max didn t know about it for years The majority of the plot is about Max wanting to know his daughter and subsequent asking for Kate s forgiveness and reconcile their relationship.The plot the girl have a baby and later the guy find out have been overused in so many Harlequin books and in its entirety, it was disappointing for something that was just written and published recently But eventually I finished the book yesterday in its predictable glory Some reviewers have low threshold on the predictability range, me on the other hand need to read hundred books with the same plot to endure the unexciting nature of it Its very sad since I really like the plot with the main male character having a drinking problem and struggling to undo his past but the way the author try to play it up weakened the entire storyline Since its a average romance, we all know they ll be together, but the problem is, Kate gave up to him so easily and Max remained unconvincing in his emotive state I do read books with characters with serious addiction problems but the author decided to focus the romance aspect of the book instead of Max s problem on psychological level Besides, he was an ex drunkard who is destructive, that can be enhanced into a better character progression instead of mellowing the matter Harlequin authors need to be decisive and creative with their plots when they have a good start to begin with.I never intended to review this book because I read through it and only notice several parts until I finish with it But if you wanted the secret child storyline in Harlequin, this book is not for you even if you wanted some light readings. apesar de tudo gostei uma historia tranquila, sem grandes pretens es e di logos intensos.a trama gira volta de um grave problema que afecta transversalmente a sociedade, o alcoolismo, e de como ele pode destruir familias e relacionamentos.mas fala tambem da coragem de assumir o problema e de o controlar, de uma forma eficaz de modo a garantir estabilidade nas rela es familiares.Max Montegomery apesar de ser oriundo de uma familia abastada, nao consegue superar determinados acontecimentos e acaba por achar que o alcool o ajuda a esquecerKate ainda muito jovem nao consegue chama lo razao e por receio acaba por fugir da vida que Max lhe estava a dar.Ao fim de 8 anos, o reencontro ocasional vai despelotar uma nova aproxima o e o reacender da chama do amor que afinal nunca se apagou uma leitura doce com um final feliz A sweet romance that kept me reading all night long Second chance romances always go straight to my heart This one is sweet I can totally understand how Kate feels She doesn t want to get involved with her alcoholic ex husband Yet, she finds that in the seven years, he s a new man.Max is an alpha hero who makes my heart pitter pat He knows he messed up in his past and lost the one thing that made him happy Kate Little did he know he lost a daughter too Once he finds out, he spends time with his little girl and his ex wife and finds that his heart never gave up on the love he had for Kate and opens up even with a love for his daughter Although, I usually prefer steamy romances, this story had it s sensual moments with a closed door policy common for Harlequin Romance So, I knew what I was getting into What I love even are series books and was pleasantly surprised that Max has a brother, Chase, with a book of his own It s already sitting on my nightstand and I cannot wait to crack it open. His attraction to her sprang up like a lion that had been lying in wait in the African bush, confusing him The happy couple.Kate is a construction project manager who left her alcoholic and increasingly violent husband without telling him she was pregnant Max is a newly sober real estate mogul who is stunned STUNNED, I TELL YOU to find out he s the father of a predictably adorable six year old daughter.The setting.The predictable small town with all the amenities of a metropolis.The storytelling.Bland and predictable.The romance.Boring and predictable.The recommendation.Another cookie cutter rich guy with secret baby Don t bother. This was a fairly mediocre book Although there was nothing horribly offensive about it, there wasn t really anything great about it either I give it about 2.5 stars The main problem with this book is that nothing happens And while that nothing is happening, the characters have very, very repetitive inner monologue talks with themselves The book could easily have been half as long without losing anything important.The premise is that Kate and Max were once married and very much in love But then Max became an alcoholic and their lives took a turn Kate spent years trying to cover Max s inebriated state and worrying that he d gotten in an accident whenever he didn t come home Then she realized she was pregnant On the night she would have told Max about the baby, he was so drunk and violent that he smashed some windows and it made Kate realize that his dangerous behavior was escalating Instead of telling him about the baby, she packed her bags and left She divorced him via lawyers so he wouldn t see her growing belly, and kept their daughter, Tricia, a secret for the next 8 years.That was a decent enough backstory for the book, but unfortunately nothing half so interesting actually happens in the present day When Kate s father has a mild stroke, she comes back to town with Tricia to help and inevitably runs into Max He takes one look at Tricia and realizes he s a father And that s basically the whole book, barring about 250 pages of filler Max is sober and uses the 12 steps to stay on an even keel So even though he s got a right to be upset that Kate kept his daughter from him, he s super understanding about the whole thing Kate had a legitimate reason for running away from him and taking the baby with her, and she s mistrustful of Max when they first reconnect, but she s fair about letting him see Tricia now that he knows about her.The rest of the book is spent on Max visiting with and getting to know his daughter while he and Kate have extremely repetitive inner monologue thoughts Kate goes on and on in her mind about how even though she s very attracted to him, they can t go back They just can t She remembers how he broke that vase She remembers the smashed windows They just can t go back there Max meanwhile thinks over and over about how great things were when he was married to Kate but how he knows they can t go back, they just can t and he has to accept that Over and over and over they go through these thoughts but it just didn t hold any weight All of this was told rather than shown Kate didn t seem the least bit traumatized by the marriage She talks thinks a lot about how rough it was but she doesn t ACT like someone who d been through a rough time She s not flinching away from Max out of fear or doing anything that a true survivor of this situation would do I just didn t buy it And since those allegedly traumatizing memories were the only reason she wouldn t get back together with Max, it just didn t work.I also have to wonder just where the heck the editor was on this book The wording was so, so, SO repetitive I lost track of how many times the author discussed Max or Kate s heart His heart stopped Her heart exploded His heart swelled Her heart squeezed Over and over and over There are other ways to convey a character s emotions without using the word heart Seriously, if you made a drinking game out of taking a shot every time their hearts did something, you d have alcohol poisoning before the 1 3 mark.On the whole it was just a boring book There was no real conflict Both Kate and Max were reasonable, good people and they got along fine right from the start The climax at the end was barely a blip since nothing actually happened They just kept right on being reasonable and good The end Truth be told, I was a lot interested in the tidbits we got on Max s brother, Chase, than I was in Kate and Max s story. Sweet, sappy, perfect for the mood I was in Was it a literary masterpiece No It definitely was not.Still, the light romance kept me reading and the characters were pretty likable on their own.An added bonus was the fact that the setting was rather inventive I was not 100% happy over the way alcoholism was inserted, but at least it was not glossed over or forgotten in the end All in all, the read intrigued me enough to keep a look out for the next book in these series And I am very glad NetGalley provided me with this ARC. The CEO s second chance Max Montgomery had it all charm, good looks and a career as CEO of the family business Marriage to Kate Hunter was the icing on the cake Until a devastating family secret sent his world and then his marriage crashing down around him Years later, Max is accidentally reunited with Kate, who also has a secret the daughter he s never met Bonding with adorable Trisha may come naturally, but with the shadows of the past still haunting him, recapturing the heart of the woman he s never stopped loving is quite a different matter.