Tuesday, August 15, 2017



A single dad...a marriage of convenience...and a secret! The Secret by Christie Ridgway is NOW LIVE!

The Secret - Ebook

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Being butler to a widower and single father is a dream job in more ways than one for Charlotte “Charlie” Emerson. She helps keep businessman Ethan Archer’s household running without a hitch and enjoys every minute she has with his six-year-old son, Wells. But as time passes, the situation feels alarmingly intimate and when her heart starts beating faster each time Ethan steps through the door, Charlie must exert rigid control over her feelings. With her secret, falling in love would be all kinds of bad… Ethan Archer values the woman who keeps his life in order and cares so much for his motherless boy. He and Charlie act in harmony with each other and it’s not hard to picture them as a little family…in fact, it’s so easy, one reckless night he proposes a marriage of convenience. What will he do if Charlie says yes? And worse, what if she tells him no?

Ethan and Charlie are employer and butler, so this is essentially a workplace romance with the boss...and, I was looking forward to it.

Unfortunately, I had a tough time with this one. I thought the secret was both obvious, and unbelievable that the circumstances would actually align in such a way as to make this realistic.

Other than this, I liked the book overall. I liked their chemistry, and I believed in the relationship. But, at the end, when the secret is revealed, I felt like I was reading about entirely different characters than I was in the beginning of the book, possibly because I think the end was a little rushed. There was a lot of build up to the resolution, but the resolution was handled so quickly, the emotional impact was a little lacking.

I did enjoy it, but I wanted a little more from the story, and from the eventual resolution of Charlie's secret.


 About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.

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