All in all I was thoroughly disappointed by this book. In all honesty, I only picked it up for vanity reasons to begin with: the heroine and I share a first name and my name isn't all that common.
Thankfully, the first name is all that I share with the heroine. She is a complete pushover and her reasons for loving Roark and marrying him are completely beyond me. I also did not understand why she married an old Italian man after the passing of her parents, the reasons stated in the book did not strike me as valid reasons and if the old Italian guy was as nice as she claimed it was, he would have helped Lia without her marrying him.
Roark is just a completely unlovable guy and in their marriage he treats Lia as if she is his personal prostitute. No amount of bad childhood the guy had suffered can justify his treatment of Lia. Which made it impossible for me to believe she loved him.
Secret baby plots are not amongst my favorites, but if written well, can be appealing. However, the Innocent Dark Seduction is not of them. With Lia's lack of backbone and Roark's complete and utter lack of lovability, they probably deserve each other.