Tuesday 3 October 2017


Secret Games
Tropical Temptation #2
By Suzanne Rock
Releasing September 25th, 2017
Entangled Publishing


In Secret Games (Tropical Temptation #2) by Suzanne Rock, Zoe Burkhart is a woman with a mission, and that's to make certain everything goes off without a hitch for an upcoming celebrity wedding. However, with things not going to plan, she's not sure what to do, other than head to the local bar. Yet, the moment she meets Tate Carrington, she finds her mood lifting, especially since he knows just the way to get her to forget her problems. But when Zoe discovers the truth about Tate and his family connections, will she be able to forgive him or will she walk away from the man she's falling in love with?

This is the first book I've read by this author and it was a riveting read that had me enjoying both the main and secondary characters because of their back stories and had me completely entertained by the dialogue because the hero isn't about to give up the heroine so easily, especially when she discovers what he's hiding about his family that makes her decide she can't trust him. The way this story started had me sympathizing with the heroine, as her job is hectic and making her stressed, but she can't quit because she needs a way to help her ill mother. Luckily, the hero offers her the kind of distraction she needs to take the edge off. Really, the hero is good stress relief for the heroine.

Both the main characters were fascinating and I absolutely loved the hero's back story, because he needed to get away from his dad's plans for him and live his own life. Moreover, the hero is confident, driven and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over because he needs her in his life. I also liked the hero's back story because losing his brother made him realize that he couldn't live his life the way his father wanted him to. I also liked how willing the hero was to help Zoe when it came to her mother, While the heroine, she's resilient, courageous, independent and I liked how determined she was to do her job to the best of her ability, even if the soon-to-be bride is a bridezilla of epic proportions.

Overall, Ms. Rock has penned a wonderful read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance red hot and had me wondering if my kindle would spontaneously combust because of the heat between Zoe and Tate; and the ending had me totally hooked because Tate will do anything to win back the heroine after things go awry with their relationship. Will Zoe forgive Tate for lying to her about his life and keeping things from her when it comes to his past? However, what I really liked about the end is what happens at the wedding that has Tate's friend, Gavin, making a prediction about their future; and how Zoe helped Tate with his father and how she brought them closer together than they've ever been. I would recommend Secret Games by Suzanne Rock, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope or books by authors Elizabeth Otto, Amy Andrews, Rebecca Brooks and Daire St. Denis.

Event planner Zoe Burkhart’s biggest event--the upcoming celebrity wedding of the year—is going to kill her. Nothing is ready—including the chapel. So she heads to the local bar and ends up venting her frustrations to a handsome stranger. The more they talk, the sexier he becomes, and it isn’t long before her Screaming Orgasm cocktail turns into the real thing. But in the morning, she learns that it’s his construction company that’s put her job on the line.

Playboy turned construction boss, Tate Carrington, is going crazy trying to please the diva bride-to-be. But he’s sure attracted to wedding planner. One night with her isn’t nearly enough. When she offers him a sexy deal—one he knows will land her back in his bed--he believes it’s a win-win situation.

That is, until he starts wanting more than just her body. Now he wants her heart, and everyone knows that whatever Tate Carrington wants, he gets... 

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A lifetime New Englander, Suzanne married her college sweetheart and has been with him for over twenty years. Every summer she drags her husband and two daughters to Maine on a quest for the perfect lobster dinner. Every fall she can be found down in Foxboro, Massachusetts cheering on her favorite football team. In between those trips, she’s a chauffeur, a maid, a chef, an event planner, a hairdresser, a wardrobe stylist, a tutor and a sometimes masseuse. To keep her sanity, she often drinks copious amounts of coffee and stares at the blank screen of her laptop, dreaming of great adventures. Sometimes she even writes them down for others to enjoy.

Suzanne is represented by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency and writes mainstream romances under the pen name Ava Conway.

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