SECRETS: BOUND BY PASSION by Juliet Burns, Rachel Carrington, Calista Fox, and Kate St. James
Secrets: Bound by Passion by Juliet Burns, Rachel Carrington, Calista Fox, and Kate St. James
Secrets, Volume 26
Reviewed by Amelia
“Secret Rendezvous” by Calista Fox
McCarthy Portman’s dating service is very successful. She’s managed to put lots of couples together successfully. But the software says her match is Josh Kensington, the owner of a successful club and a man who never lacks for a woman on his arm.
Josh has always loved spending time with his friend McCarthy. But when he helps her with a problem one night, and finds a sack of sexy lingerie, he knows the time is right for them to be together. But can a ladies’ man convince his friend that she’s his one and only?
McCarthy and Josh are a perfect match, and watching them discover it was entertaining. Sexy Josh could definitely push a few of my buttons. “Secret Rendezvous” was definitely an engaging tale.
“Enchanted Spell” by Rachel Carrington
Everyone knows that witches and wizards don’t mix, so when witch Ella finds herself hurtling though space and lands in wizard land she knows she’s in for a world of trouble.
When Kevlin finds the saucy witch he knows it means trouble, but he can’t help but be attracted to her, even though her presence has spelled disaster for one member of his family.
Can these two prove that opposites attract, and live through it?
“Enchanted Spell” casts one whopping enchantment on its readers. Ella and Kevlin are perfect together, even though their different heritages tell them it’s not possible. I loved watching these two come to terms with their differences, and learn that they wanted to be together, despite opposition from their families.
Rachel Carrington has penned a story full of charm that’s sure to attract
“Exes and Ahhhs” by Kate St. James
Lovers Risa Haber and Eric Lange had a good thing going, until Risa mentioned her ticking biological clock. Then Eric ran. Now they’re partners in a catering business, and things are going well in the business department.
When the two of them decide to have one last night of sex, things heat up. Can this couple find their way back into each other’s arms, permanently?
Risa and Eric are perfect together, and I have to say that Eric is one hunky hero. He made my toes curl from the beginning of this story and they stayed that way until the end. There is a great deal of love between these two, and watching them discover it provided pure satisfaction.
“Exes and Ahhs” is definitely a story to read more than once.
“The Spy’s Surrender” by Juliet Burns
Major Ambrose Delacourt does his best to serve in the British fight against Napoleon. When the spy is injured and captured, his thoughts turn to surrender. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like it’s going to be possible, until he’s taken from the prison to the house of a marquis, who is known for his debauched parties.
Ambrose is supposed to be part of the “entertainment,” but the marquis has other things in mind, too.
Courtesan Eva Werner is also a spy, taking information given to her unwittingly by the marquis and delivering it to the British. But when Ambrose comes to the house party her orders are clear: rescue him, or take care of him, permanently.
Can these two totally different people escape the intrigue of the war and find happiness, or will they die trying?
I have to say, I’m not a big fan of this time period. But in the capable hands of Juliet Burns, the Regency era comes alive. This story captivated me from the first page and kept me enthralled until the last. I love both Ambrose and Eva, and their time together was wonderfully put together.
“The Spy’s Surrender” is a great read, full of intrigue and romance that played true to its characters. A definite winner.
Secrets Volume 26, Bound by Passion contains four stories that will entice the reader. All four of these authors did an excellent job of weaving tales of romance that speak to the readers. The anthology introduced me to a few new authors that I will be looking out for in the future. Definitely one for the keeper shelf.