Her Secret, His Surprise
by Paula Altenburg
Conflict of interest is an understatement…
Since being disowned by her strict father, Cass Stone has spent her adulthood trying to prove him wrong. Her drive has led to more success than her family ever thought she’d achieve, and life is looking great. Not even an incredible and mysterious one night stand that leaves her a single mom can trip her up…until the father of her baby stumbles back into her life, as sexy and unreliable as ever.
Logan Alexander hasn’t forgotten the night he spent with Cass two years ago, but he never expects to end up undercover as her assistant. His job saves lives—like it should have saved his brother—and he can’t afford complications. It’s difficult enough to maintain his cover as a carefree wanderer when he realizes his attraction to Cass hasn’t faded…and then he meets Cass’s daughter.
I haven’t read very many “secret baby” stories, but if they’re all like this one, I may change my mind…
I loved Her Secret, His Surprise–didn’t want to put it down! The characters were great, their chemistry was smoking, and their baby was adorable–and realistic! I loved that she wasn’t always the perfect child; some of those fictional kids (much like fictional dogs) just make me feel so inadequate at times. It’s refreshing to see ones that act up from time to time 🙂
Logan was a great character–a real stand up guy, *and* he has a job that requires him to work undercover! A total win-win! Every time he called Cass “Miss Mary” (referring back to their first night together, when she did a horrendous job of choosing a fake name to give him) it made me smile. Though he was sickeningly good with Olivia–so maybe I did feel a little bit inadequate after all. 😉
I also enjoyed Cass’s character–she did a great job of raising Olivia on her own for a year and a half, and though yes, she maybe could have tried harder to find Logan originally but I get why she was hesitant to. I felt bad for her to be in the dark about who Logan was and why she was there, but in the end I was very glad she didn’t hold a grudge against him–the poor guy literally couldn’t tell her!
(Well, maybe he could. But then he’d have to kill her. Or are they too nice to do that in Canada?)
Overall, this was a great read. I can’t wait to read more from this author in the future!
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Paula Altenburg lives in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, with her husband and two sons. Once a manager in the aerospace industry, she now enjoys the freedom of working from home and writing fulltime. Paula currently writes fantasy, fantasy romance and category romance. Visit her atwww.paulaaltenburg.com and follow her on Twitter @PaulaAltenburg.
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