On her thirty-first birthday, hopeless romantic Kelsey Callihan has all but given up on happily ever afters, which is why she agrees to a risqué proposition from Sterling Canyon’s notorious playboy, backcountry skier Trip Lexington. After all, every girl needs a little fun, and with Trip, there are no mixed signals or risks of a broken heart. And if his tips can help her land a husband in the process, all the better.
Trip couldn’t be happier with his secret, no-strings fling with sweet and sexy Kelsey until she calls it quits after meeting a man she believes could share her dream of marriage and family. His jealousy turns to outrage when he discovers that the man is his estranged half brother and lifelong rival.
Now Trip must decide whether the fire in his gut is due to sibling rivalry or something much more dangerous…like love.
This is the second book in the Sterling Canyon series and I am officially hooked. Trip and Kelsey were quirky secondary characters in the first book. Kelsey is set-up to be a slightly annoying woman desperate to get married. Trip is a mysterious playboy who runs at the first mention of commitment. Early on in Secretly Hers, it becomes clear there is more to each of these characters than these generalities. While predictable (at times absurdly so), the story was still cute and the characters were charismatic. Sterling Canyon is a great town and this story is a good beach read for your summer vacation.
OVERALL RATING - 4.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jamie Beck is a former attorney with a passion for inventing realistic and heartwarming stories about love and redemption, including her popular St. James and Sterling Canyon series. In addition to writing novels, she also enjoys dancing around the kitchen while cooking, and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah. Above all, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family. Fans can learn more about her on the web (www.jamiebeck.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/JamieBeckBooks).