After reading the title and the back
cover blurb of Her Secret Lover, I was
expecting a book that focused more on the sex than on the
romance. I was happy to discover I was wrong.
Gabriel Langley pretends to hold up a
coach carrying the supposed mistress of the man who stole
his home, but instead he finds a woman that sparks desire in
him. Antoinette Dupre is an heiress who was sent away as a
tactic in a game played by a ruthless man. When Gabriel
touches Antoinette the first time, it sets fire to them
Through a series of misunderstandings
and secret nightly visits, the two find themselves wanting
each other despite the horrible things each believes about
the other. The romance, as well as the sex, is paced very
well and is completely believable. As the story developed,
the romance did, too.
Her Secret Lover was a wonderful surprise and
a very enjoyable read. It actually got better as it went
on, which is not always the case in romances.