Jenny McCarthy reveals ``secret of happy relationship with new beau ``

"I have been so open and truthful in this relationship - it is amazing," a magazine quoted McCarthy as telling at a signing of her new book, ‘Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies and True Romance’, at Miami’s Epic Hotel.

"If he wants Chinese [food] and I don’t, I say it, If he wants to go out and I want to stay in and watch Dancing with the Stars, I tell him so ... Sometimes we both want to play poker and we have a blast at home."

"Our relationship is stronger because of the honesty."

"I got the book deal the same time Jim and I split after five years together," McCarthy says. "While researching and writing it, I looked inside of myself and began to see what was wrong with me instead of blaming him for everything," she said.

"I was a girl who pretended. I would say I liked things when I didn’t, I knew if I wanted to grow, I needed to make myself happy before I could begin to have an equal relationship with another man," McCarthy added.