Also, see what readers and fellow authors have to say.
Porter does alpha males so very well. They may be very alpha
but they endear themselves to their chosen ones so that you know
that is the forever kind of love.
"This book was such an emotional read. I so wanted Lucio
and Ana to have their happy ending. I just knew that Jane Porter
wouldn't disappoint me in this regard. The surprise twist at
the end only added to my enjoyment of this wonderful book."
Reviewed by Tracey West, reviewing The
Latin Lover's Secret Child for The Road to Romance
Porter puts her characters through the emotional wringer, and
The Latin Lover's Secret Child is no
exception. Porter's keyword is intensity, and this exceptional
entry in the Galvàn Brides series is intense to the nth degree.
Ms. Porter is becoming an expert at writing sympathetic and believable
alpha heroes. Lucio Cruz is one of her best. The
Latin Lover's Secret Child and December's
The Spaniard's Passion are without doubt Ms Porter's most superb
Presents so far.
~Debora Hosey, reviewing The
Latin Lover's Secret Child for theromancereadersconnection.com
December 5, 2003)
her usual grace and unique talent, Jane Porter has put forth,
for readers who enjoy daring plots and achingly real characters,
another beautiful romance that makes us sit up and appreciate
all that love and romance have to offer.
"The Latin Lover's
Secret Child is a powerful story that deals with a subject which may or
may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I for one, found it very
easy to surrender my heart to Ana and Lucio.
~Leena Hyat, reviewing The Latin
Lover's Secret Child for thebestreviews.com
December 1, 2003)
» " I
became so involved in the story, that I could not put it down..."
~Dina Smith reviewing The Latin
Lover's Secret Child for romancejunkies.com
(posted November 10, 2003)
THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS: "Two
weeks before the divorce he never wanted becomes final, Lucio
Cruz receives a phone call from his brother-in-law Dante. His
estranged wife has been ill and has been asking for him. He
rushes home to find that Anabella doesn't remember the last
5 years...a great hero. He loved her so much that he wanted
her to be happy...even if it meant her divorcing him. But the
minute he heard she needed him, he was there for her immediately."
~Mad reviewing The Latin Lover's
Secret Child at RR@H (posted November 3, 2003)
Porter and her books have become favorites of mine since I read
Christos's Promise. Her heroes seem
to come to life as I'm reading about them, and I've always been
a sucker for alpha men. Mistaken For A Mistress and The
Latin Lover's Secret Child are
no different. Lucio just oozed charisma, and the only problem
I had with Carlo's book was that it was only twenty-five pages
like to have read more about him and Estrella."
~Fatin Shukri reviewing The Latin
Lover's Secret Child for Romance Reviews
November 3, 2003)
»"Within moments of cracking open
The Latin Lover's
Secret Child I found myself immediately drawn
into Lucio and Anabella's story. I was captivated... It was
taking all my self-control to not flip ahead to the final pages
and read the gripping outcome. "
~ Diana Tidlund reviewing The
Latin Lover's Secret Child at www.writersunlimited.com
(posted November 3, 2003)
Porter writes Romance with a capital R.... I've got to add Jane
Porter to my list of writers who can take a romance, the oldest,
most told story in the world, and make it new again. And she
does it with two of the most overused tricks of the trade: a
secret child and amnesia. Somehow, in Porter's capable hands,
heroine Ana's amnesia becomes a powerful, and sometimes scary,
"The setting here is exotic, Lucio and
Ana are Argentinean -- she's an aristocrat and he's a former
gaucho, another angle that could be cliche in a lesser talent's
hands. Porter skillfully swept me up and into this foreign adventure,
and I was, for a few hours, happily taken from my comfy reading
chair. (5 out of 6) "
~reviewed by Cynthia
Harrison, a reader
(posted November 17, 2003)
A SPANISH GLOSSARY
None of the Galvàn men would call their loves "Sweetie" or "Hon".
These are alpha male men of strong South American and Spanish
descent. When writing The Latin Lover's Secret Child and The
Spaniard's Passion I let them speak as they would. Here is a
glossary cheat sheet to help non-Spanish speaking readers get
the full sense of how these characters speak.
negrita/negrito > feminine and masculine form,
slang, special friend, pal
flaca/flaco > feminine and masculine form,
slang, buddy or friend, literal is "skinny"
carida > darling
chica > slang, little
mi amor > my
mi mujer >"my
woman" (modern day women don't like this one very much!)
carnino > dear what a woman would say to a
The aristocratic Galvàns of Argentina
are a complicated family, their relationships with each other
stretched and tangled as they struggled to come to grips with
their troubled past and hopes for the future.
The Galvàns, created by Jane Porter > updated
for this book!