Friday, July 25, 2014

Royal Secrets

In a way, this is a continuation of Royal Target. The story involves all the characters we came to love in the first book but we get to know an old character more in depth along with a new character.

In the throes of creating a royal wedding, Janessa employs an old friend, Alora, to help her. Alora is a young widow with two young boys. Her arrival at the royal family's summer home coincides with the physical recovery of Prince Stefano. They end up spending time together and you can guess the rest.

But as they say, the course of true love never did run smooth and it’s certainly not easy on multiple fronts for Alora and Stefano. Intrigue, betrayal, bombs, missing funds, gunfire, hostages and religious differences are just a few things standing between them. Makes your own everyday romance seem like a cake walk!

Ms. Abramson brings all her best stuff back to the table: emotional tension, spy tactics, mistrust, misunderstanding, and wonderful romance to name a few. Clean romance, just kisses. 

A quick read that doesn't disappoint and makes you wish there were a third prince or a first princess so we could read a third book in this too short series!

It’s been three years since the tragic Christmas Eve when CIA agent Alora DeSanto returned from a doctor’s appointment to find her husband dead and her Paris home destroyed by a terrorist firebomb. Still mourning her heavy loss, she seeks a new life for herself and her two young sons by accepting a job offer from her friend and fellow agent Janessa Rogers, who is engaged to Prince Garrett of Meridia. As Janessa’s personal assistant, Alora takes up residence in the royal chateau in Bellamo, where Prince Stefano is recovering from a possible assassination attempt and reeling from some life-shattering news of his own. As their paths repeatedly cross, Alora and Stefano are surprised by a budding attraction that draws them together in friendship. But as their hesitant affection evolves into romance, royal secrets plunge them into plots of espionage and blackmail that threaten all they hold dear—including each other. And as enemies arise to crush the Meridia monarchy, Alora must confront the fears that destroyed her past before they destroy her future. 

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