Saturday, 25 June 2016

Review: Secretly Hers (Sterling Canyon #2) by Jamie Beck

*****4.5 Stars*****

Ever since reading book one in the series, Accidentally Hers, I've been curious to know more about the elusive manwhore, Trip Lexington. I knew their must be more to the story about why he was such a player and I was right. In this book, we learn that Trip has a vulnerable sweet side and Jamie Beck did an amazing job with Trip's backstory and the reasons why he has such a careless demeanor. I loved Trip in the first book but I loved him even more after his sweet vulnerable side is revealed. He tries to hide this secret side of him, but Kelsey sees the real him. There are many different facets of this book - family drama, great friendships, and most importantly, romance.
For reasons in his past, Trip is known as the ultimate manwhore and doesn't believe in marriage and settling down. Kelsey is the complete opposite. She is ready for the whole package: marriage, the 2.5 kids and the white picket fence. At times she comes off as completely desperate so when Trip strikes up a deal with her she jumps on it. They start up a friends with benefits relationship and in exchange Trip will give her the perfect tips to land herself a husband. But when Kelsey calls it quits after meeting a man she thinks could share her dreams of marriage and kids and the man happens to be Trip's estranged half brother he has to figure out if the feelings he has are due to sibling rivalry or jealousy and love.
I loved this book and the only reason why it isn't receiving 5 stars is because it took me a little bit to actually get myself into it but once I did I could not put it down! I loved this series and I hope the author does a few more books for some of the side characters, like Kelsey's best friend Emma. I look forward to reading more from the author.

Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler

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.

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