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The Tycoon's Undercover Daughter

HypGothic

Story about:
romance, ambition

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#209 in Contemporary Romance
#165 in Billionaires


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Publication: 13.02.2019 — ...


Description of book "The Tycoon's Undercover Daughter"

Alicia Liddard has only known privilege due to her Father's publishing company, Liddard Publishing. After completing her schooling, she is set to jointly manage a new publishing company which will have a youth focus and will come from a merger between her father's lucrative publishing house with a smaller, European, family, one called Verdi. At first, it seems like a great idea to go undercover in her father's business and to choose her team for the American office but it quickly turns sour, becoming one set back after another. Unexpectedly, Verdi sends their future manager for the merger to look over Liddard's operations in America and he mistakes her for an administrator. It wouldn't bother Alicia so much if she didn't find him so attractive and familiar. (all ages romance/1st draft)

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BarbyL 05.07.2020, 01:32:36

i Love this story, but what does it mean it is a sample. Not long ago I read the entire story.

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HypGothic 07.07.2020, 04:40:00

BarbyL, Thank you for your comment. This book has been given a traditional publishing deal and will be available by the end of the year in bookstores as a hard copy book and as an ebook.

Red Heart 19.04.2020, 15:58:50

I love this story so much and I wish for a sequel.

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HypGothic 20.04.2020, 06:46:06

Red Heart, you are very kind. I have been considering a sequel but that will be a long time in the future before I get to it. Thank you for your kindness.

Ryo Francis 05.03.2020, 16:02:03

(1). Wow — this was such a good read. Enjoyed it very much.
(2). AmberElla — nice name invention there. :)
(3). Again love the short chapters — i was able to finish this in one sitting.
(4). Great job in making me hate those mean characters so much (Louise, her friends and Terri) — now i need to read this again and analyze carefully how u were able to make me feel this way so i can learn from the master

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HypGothic 06.03.2020, 00:24:15

Ryo Francis, oh intriguing. If you crack any formulas, can you tell me please? Thank you for your kind words though. I really appreciate them.

Beata Gos 18.02.2020, 09:31:55

Nice n wonderful story

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HypGothic 18.02.2020, 10:40:04

Beata Gos, thank you. It was so important to me to write a feel good story for all ages.

Beata Gos 18.02.2020, 09:18:53

Thank you for your excellent work, giving us pleasure while reading the story for free

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HypGothic 18.02.2020, 10:39:39

Beata Gos, thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much to me.

Marilyn Lucero 25.01.2020, 09:02:42

I'm sad this ends abruptly. I would have wanted to see more of their sweet moments together. Book 2, please!

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HypGothic 25.01.2020, 11:25:33

Marilyn Lucero, it's a promise

Marilyn Lucero 23.01.2020, 09:16:52

I'm still on chapter 3 but I'm already eager to know how this story wraps up.

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HypGothic 23.01.2020, 12:38:26

Marilyn Lucero, oh you are very kind

Roza Csergo 20.01.2020, 06:14:31

This cover is my fav. Elegant and mysterious.
I'm really happy you like it too. Thanks for using it.

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HypGothic 20.01.2020, 06:33:01

Roza Csergo, it's beautiful

Emma Swan 14.01.2020, 03:08:43

ch. 29 "it was almost like his *spirit..."

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HypGothic 17.01.2020, 12:31:31

Emma Swan, No need to reply. I am talking to you on facebook and testing that I can reply xo

Emma Swan 14.01.2020, 03:07:04

ch. 20. "honest"...well, I don't know about that...

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HypGothic 14.01.2020, 10:45:55

Emma Swan, yeah there is that big deception of who she actually is....

Emma Swan 14.01.2020, 03:10:12

ch. 20 pushing things?! dude, she kissed you!

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HypGothic 14.01.2020, 10:44:44

Emma Swan, haha yes then he rushes it at the end. Funny Jude

Emma Swan 14.01.2020, 03:28:59

ch. 22. this Terri... what a b***h!!!! really, queen?! it's Amber's fault that your precious or is so unfit to do her job?! I can't wait to see your face when you'll find out who Amber really is!!! I'm going to make some popcorn to better enjoy the show!

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HypGothic 14.01.2020, 10:44:19

Emma Swan, :) boo Terri

Emma Swan 14.01.2020, 08:49:31

Hi, sis!!!! I finished reading your story... I want more!!!! it has a good pace, witty dialogues, nice characters, and Jude is... to die for! (and he is half Italian). I like his and Alicia's story. I have one suggestion... how about a sequel? because I want more of these two! or maybe a Mary's story?! This was a good reading!

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HypGothic 14.01.2020, 10:43:54

Emma Swan, awww thank you. I think there are a few chapters at the start and at least five or six more for the end. In the future I do want to write those but I wrapped it up because I want to do that in the future some time. I do agree with you that there is way more to tell.

Emma Swan 13.01.2020, 02:43:33

ch. 18 Birds flying high, you know how I feel... I adore this song. even if my favorite, the one that I sing in the shower is "My Baby Just Cares For Me"... I love Nina

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HypGothic 13.01.2020, 07:48:40

Emma Swan, I adore Nina

Emma Swan 13.01.2020, 02:52:37

ch. 19... first kiss and she was kissed by Jude... how perfect is this?!

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HypGothic 13.01.2020, 07:48:26

Emma Swan, she's lucky. It's her first and the best

Emma Swan 13.01.2020, 02:46:41

ch. 19. yasss!!!!! Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!

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HypGothic 13.01.2020, 07:47:56

Emma Swan, woot woot

Emma Swan 13.01.2020, 02:40:32

ch.18. I'm in love with Jude... he has a way with words...

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HypGothic 13.01.2020, 07:47:49

Emma Swan, awww so glad you like him

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 03:13:19

ch. 17 Oh, the guys from the Swiss college... would they recognize Alicia? especially Mitch and Arienne.

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HypGothic 07.01.2020, 03:58:23

Emma Swan, I think in terms of how some events are huge to us and can shape our lives but to others who are there, it's just a small blip in their time.

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 03:06:57

ch.16 Mary, you are a wonderful person!

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HypGothic 07.01.2020, 03:56:21

Emma Swan, i like their friendship

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 03:03:36

ch. 15 ... OMG! she's not so undercover anymore

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HypGothic 07.01.2020, 03:56:04

Emma Swan, Kind of

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 02:56:30

ch. 15 - I hate that damn Louise!!! i just hate her!!!!

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HypGothic 07.01.2020, 03:55:39

Emma Swan, boo Louise

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 03:15:26

ch. 17 "girlfriend"... well played, Alicia, well played indeed

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HypGothic 07.01.2020, 03:53:51

Emma Swan, just a little bit sneaky but all in a good cause

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 03:16:42

ch. 17 "His sharp, blue eyes.... personality." - wonderful!!!!!

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HypGothic 07.01.2020, 03:50:44

Emma Swan, yep, definitely undercurrents with that one.

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 03:18:48

ch. 17 Wait!!! What? Italy?

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HypGothic 07.01.2020, 03:49:13

Emma Swan, yes, yes!! yay

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 03:01:16

ch. 15 Jude's note... so romantic, so perfect, so amazing... she said sighing

Emma Swan 07.01.2020, 02:58:31

ch. 15 I hope that Alicia will fire her lousy behind.

Emma Swan 06.01.2020, 02:20:06

ch. 14 oh, now I see. nevermind my ch. 13 questions. now I've got my answer.

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Emma Swan 06.01.2020, 10:51:19

HypGothic, yes, it does.

Emma Swan 06.01.2020, 02:36:07

ch.14. the note... I am... in love. Jude is my man.

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HypGothic 06.01.2020, 03:13:38

Emma Swan, awww you are too sweet xo

Emma Swan 06.01.2020, 02:15:35

ch. 13... awww... Jude, my hero!!!! Sis, where can I find me one like him?

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HypGothic 06.01.2020, 02:54:29

Emma Swan, haha Mads Mikkelsen will do for me :)

Emma Swan 06.01.2020, 02:28:56

ch. 14 the part when you "play" with Verdi's name... great!

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HypGothic 06.01.2020, 02:34:33

Emma Swan, awww thanks sis

Emma Swan 06.01.2020, 02:09:37

ch.13 I find hard to believe that she forgot all about him ... that the name Jules Giovanni was so well hidden in her past that she remembered him only when she heard the nick name.

Emma Swan 06.01.2020, 02:06:55

ch. 13. question: if Alicia was so starstrucked by Jude when she was in that school, how come she didn't recognize him right away? as I can understand, Mr. Jules /Jude is one of a kind...

Emma Swan 05.01.2020, 03:37:28

ch. 12 - this one has feelings for Jude? Really, queen! Get in line!

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Emma Swan 05.01.2020, 10:50:58

Emma Swan, Always!

Emma Swan 05.01.2020, 03:29:13

ch. 11 - Jude her first crush?! interesting... tel me more, tell me more, was it love at first sight? (Thank you, Grease guys)

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HypGothic 05.01.2020, 03:45:13

Emma Swan, *haha* tell me more, tell me more!! Keep going & you will see.

Emma Swan 05.01.2020, 03:22:33

ch.11 - I knew it!!!! Jude, my man, do your thing! Alicia, this is your second chance!

Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 04:03:00

ch. 10 - "precious Amber".... aww...so sweet... but is precious Alicia

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HypGothic 04.01.2020, 12:27:23

Emma Swan, that's blown her cover now

Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 03:41:40

Alicia, can you do something about Louise? I kinda hate her!

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HypGothic 04.01.2020, 12:26:58

Emma Swan, haha of course

Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 04:10:39

ch. 11 Delio's Delicatessen... Delio again?

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HypGothic 04.01.2020, 12:26:44

Emma Swan, that would be wonderful :)

Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 03:59:43

ch. 10 "Jude noticed... keyboard"- this paragraph was so good... it gave me the impression of being there.

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Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 04:08:26

HypGothic, you're welcome. it's the truth

Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 03:32:28

i want a Jude too...with piercingly blue eyes... thank you.

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Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 04:05:05

HypGothic, :*

Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 03:44:20

ch. 10 - OMG!!!! Jude is so hot! Italian clothes and shoes... hmmm, nice touch.

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Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 04:04:17

HypGothic, he is mine... thank you

Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 03:47:06

ch. 10- oh, Jude, you met her all right...

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HypGothic 04.01.2020, 03:53:19

Emma Swan, yep but he was too busy pushing around that guy though

Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 03:30:03

really, girl?! oh, Mary, please teach Alicia what to do th next time she'll see Jude...

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Emma Swan 04.01.2020, 03:51:53

HypGothic, yep

S. N. Nina Arthur 27.12.2019, 19:07:18

please read my book " Mixed feelings" and give a review about it guys

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HypGothic 28.12.2019, 02:12:03

hello, are you new to Litnet? We have a facebook writer's group where we all meet up for chats. Emma and myself run the Litnet Author's Spotlight where each month we interview authors about their work. Goodness and Anna run the Booknook where we all review a different book and give feedback and pointers etc. Please consider joining our facebook writer's group and get involved with these opportunities. Charity oversees the group and offers invaluable advice and guidance.

Emma Swan 26.12.2019, 03:43:47

Delio is such an... unusual Italian name... never heard and I've heard some crazy Italian names...

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HypGothic 27.12.2019, 01:59:06

I don't like the usual names. I much prefer the unusual.

Emma Swan 26.12.2019, 03:47:43

me like Jules...

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HypGothic 27.12.2019, 03:47:32

yes aside from my Gothic tendencies, I think yes.

Emma Swan 26.12.2019, 03:39:07

Jude is so cool, I like this dude

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Emma Swan 27.12.2019, 03:23:29

HypGothic, well said

Emma Swan 26.12.2019, 03:36:45

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I LLLLLOOOOOVVVVVEEE this movie. Deborah Kerr and the awesome Cary Grant... but I liked also the one with Annette Bening, Warren Beatty nd Katharine Hepburn made in 1994 was good.

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HypGothic 27.12.2019, 01:59:36

oh wow, yes. But I did think he was lovely

Emma Swan 26.12.2019, 03:29:46

I love classic American movies... tonight I decided to watch... again, "Meet Me in St. Louis" ... such a good movie.

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Emma Swan 26.12.2019, 15:46:06

HypGothic, I know...

Celeste I. 01.12.2019, 00:21:28

Well, this was an interesting read.

I liked the relationship between Alicia and Mary; their friendship is so wholesome and genuine, it reminds me of a bond I have recently. I also like the relationship between Jude, Mitch, Adrienne, and that cab driver, that was pretty sweet too. I like how we saw different sides for Alicia and Jude as it shows lives outside of one another, so they're not just as a love interest.

I like the idea behind the story, but I'm not a fan of the side plot between Louise and Terri, that took too long, was repetitive, and could've been condensed. I wish we saw more of their shocked reactions over the secret, and the fact that they'll lose their positions. I hate both of them so much.

I also wish we had an epilogue tying up other loose ends or see how the characters we did like are doing and end up. I also wish we had more interactions between Alicia and Jude, seeing as it's a romance.

I do like that Jude and Mary were okay with Alicia's secret, I was so worried about the liar revealed and misunderstanding part, but I'm glad it didn't go where I thought it did.

I may not be the biggest fan of romance, but this was a solid read, for the most part~

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Celeste I. 01.12.2019, 06:47:39

HypGothic, You're welcome, I look forward to seeing it develop more as time goes on~

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