From NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a forbidden romance. The Secret is the first in the Single in Seattle series!
Vaughn is everything I'm supposed to stay away from. Sexy. Cocky. And famous.
I grew up in a family full of wealthy celebrities. My father, Luke Williams, is the celebrity of them all. A superstar actor and producer, my father knows the downside of living in the spotlight. And because of that, he sheltered my siblings and me from everything Hollywood entailed. We didn't attend premieres. We weren't photographed. There were no friendships with other celebrities' children.
The limelight couldn't touch us.
But now, at twenty-five, I'm ready to start my life, working for my father's production company in downtown Seattle--until Vaughn Barrymore walks through the door.
He can't keep his hands off me. He's completely forbidden, but I can't help falling for the sweet, complicated man.
When--and it's when not if--my family finds out that I've been keeping this secret, will I have to choose between the man I love and those who mean the most to me? Or, by some miracle, can I have both?
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Narrated by: Erin Mallon & Tim Paige
Vaughn is a celebrity and Olivia is the daughter of one who has worked very hard to shield her, and his family, from the pressures and the exposure of being famous. This is a fun aspect of this title, as her father is Luke Williams...a name that matters if you have read the other Seattle series by Kristen Proby. It's not necessary that you have read them, but if you had it adds an interesting dimension.
So, since they shouldn't be, of course they are instantly attracted to one another, even if at their initial meeting it seems like they are not going to be able to be friends, the chemistry is there. And both of them want to act on it...even though they both know it's not a great idea.
There were parts in this book where I found Olivia to be a little immature and annoying. Not enough to take me fully out of the book, but definitely she is not my favorite of heroines for Kristen Proby.
That said, Vaughn is definitely one of my favorite heroes. I love how earnest he is in the attraction they have to one another, and how willing he is to do what it takes to make them work, even when it involves taking a look at how he reacts to things or how he handles situations and realizing that there may have been a better way.
I also enjoyed the secondary characters in this one, and the way they were introduced worked well in the story. I think this book did an excellent job of avoiding the trap that many that are first in the series fall into...namely becoming a who's who of the characters you will meet without getting to know the characters in the story. This title was balanced well between getting to know the secondary people and still focusing on the main couple, Olivia and Vaughn.
As usual with this author, I enjoyed and recommend this title.
Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.
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