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Morgan Grady — a rich business tycoon with his own Caribbean island — is a wonderful man who has had a difficult past and needs someone to look after him. Winnie Graham is perfect for the job –- and Morgan decides she will also make him a good wife. But Winnie is full of insecurities and finds it hard to believe in herself, and finds it difficult to understand why Morgan wants to marry her. And Morgan sometimes overlooks what is right in front of his nose. The pair both need totake a look inside themselves and overcome their pasts to be truly happy but will they dare to take the chance?

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The Secretary’s Seduction

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Morgan Grady — a rich business tycoon with his own Caribbean island — is a wonderful man who has had a difficult past and needs someone to look after him. Winnie Graham is perfect for the job –- and Morgan decides she will also make him a good wife. But Winnie is full of insecurities and finds it hard to believe in herself, and finds it difficult to understand why Morgan wants to marry her. And Morgan sometimes overlooks what is right in front of his nose. The pair both need totake a look inside themselves and overcome their pasts to be truly happy but will they dare to take the chance?

The Secretary’s Seduction

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It was sweltering. No one, but no one, married in Manhattan in the middle of July. No one but Winnie Graham that is.

The organist paused and the packed congregation in St. Paul’s Cathedral seemed to rise in unison and all four hundred and fifty heads turned to stare at Winnie where she stood at the back of the church in her twenty-thousand-dollar silk bridal gown.

White silk gown.

Just like her white garter, white silk hose, white flowers, white carpet, white, white, white for a virgin bride.

For a twenty-five-year-old virgin bride who knew so little about life and men, that she was about to walk down the aisle without ever being kissed.

Well, she had been kissed once, badly kissed, back in seventh grade when Rufus Jones practically stuck his tongue down her throat at a junior high birthday party. She’d been so disgusted by the kiss that she’d nearly thrown up afterward, so that kiss didn’t count.

And now she was about to marry the love of her life except he didn’t love her and he’d never kissed her and she’d actually signed a contract agreeing to this horrible public society wedding which meant nothing to him.

What in God’s name was she thinking? What in God’s name was she doing?

How could she be a wife before she’d ever had a date?

Winnie closed her eyes, drew a deep breath and tried to calm herself but she was losing it, knew she was losing it. She was shaking so hard now she could barely keep her teeth from chattering. Funny how your teeth could chatter when you’re burning up. Perspiration covered her skin. Her heart raced. She couldn’t get enough air.

What a fool she was. What a perfect idiot.

Yes, she loved Morgan Grady. Yes, she was madly in love with Morgan Grady, but how could she sell herself like this? How could she sign away her life?

A contract.

She’d signed a contract to become his wife.

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Harlequin Presents

ISBN: 0373820135

August 1, 2005

The Secretary’s Seduction

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  • “Jane Porter’s The Secretary’s Seduction features another billionaire who blithely ignores the potential of a legal imbroglio when he sees a woman he wants. The book opens as Winnie Graham stands at the back of a church in a $20,000 silk bridal gown, about to marry her boss — at least until she turns, runs, and dives into a taxi. Winnie has a year on Ellie; she’s a twenty-five-year-old virgin who hasn’t even been kissed since seventh grade. Winnie explains her virginity by describing herself as a frumpy, dull, plump secretary. Morgan Louis Grady, on the other hand, is extraordinarily beautiful, and beloved of Scandinavian models. Morgan’s reasons for a convenient marriage are somewhat obscure, but given that Winnie never makes it to the altar, it hardly matters. He whisks her off to his private island, where she throws off all her clothes to go skinny-dipping, essentially seducing him. Perhaps she lost weight? Perhaps she started anti-anxiety meds? Perhaps it doesn’t matter, because Winnie and Morgan are a sexy, combustible example of opposites attracting (I particularly love the moment when he overhears her extolling the book Never Work for a Jerk), and readers will take huge pleasure in their adventures.”

    — Eloisa James, "Losin' It" - June 2014 Reading Romance Barnes & Noble Column

  • “Jane Porter’s The Secretary’s Seduction was superb. I absolutely loved Winnie Graham! Winnie is a genuine soft-hearted woman who captivates her audience. I enjoyed the feistiness she exhibits in the story as she fights for what she wants to hold on to…

    “Ms. Porter’s wonderful and descriptive words of the gorgeous island that Morgan and Winnie spirited away to, transfixes a reader. I wish I could find a place like Morgan’s private island! This was a very enjoyable and even tear-jerking romance. Winnie really captured this story and held it as her own. Jane Porter penned a wonderful contemporary romance that readers can enjoy. It’s one of Ms. Porter’s best yet.”

    — Tracy West, The Road to Romance

  • The Secretary’s Seduction is a Presents fairytale and one you’ll remember for a long long time. Most highly recommended! Note–for some reason Presents decided to make this an ‘extra’ Presents and it will only be found at selected retail outlets in North America. It’s also available from eHarlequin.com. I’d grab a copy, because it’s likely to become a classic.”

    — Debora Hosey

  • “Jane Porter’s latest, The Secretary’s Seduction, is a fun, fast-paced read that you are sure to find enjoyable. Traveling from New York City to a private luxurious island, this latest Porter entry is sassy and fulfilling. A classic love story, The Secretary’s Seduction will bring out the romantic in every reader.” (awarded 5 blue ribbons – the highest rating!)

    — Brooke Wills, Romance Junkies

  • The Secretary’s Seduction by Jane Porter is a fun, sexy and entertaining read with easily lovable characters and a fantastic double Caribbean/Manhattan setting. This is definitely a more light-hearted read than usual from Jane Porter but I recommend it highly as it is incredibly well written, and Ms Porter has injected a very clever underlying humour right from the start.

    I found it very easy to identify with the heroine and for this reason (and the fact that it is a wonderful heart-warming story) this book will remain on my keeper shelf for a very long time.

    Please note -– this book, although part of the Harlequin Presents line, is a limited release and may be harder to find then Jane Porter’s other releases.” (awarded 5 stars!)

    — Katie Stalham, CataRomance