Jewel Henley has a new job that she is
excited about, even if it is temporary. Arriving early at
the hotel where she is to meet her boss, Jewel takes time
for herself and allows herself to have a bit of fun.
Trouble is she had fun with her boss not knowing who he
was. When she finds out, she is a bit peeved but really
needs the income this position as Piers Anetakis’ assistant
will provide. Willing to let their one night stand lapse
slowly into her memory without ruining her working
relationship will be hard, but Jewel can do this – that is
until she arrives the first day of her employment and is
subsequently fired. Destitute and alone things can’t get
much worse – but they do. Months later Jewel is
hospitalized and her unborn child is in danger so she does
the only thing she can think to do at the time. She calls
her baby’s father, her ex-lover as well as ex-employer,
Piers Anetakis for help.
Piers is resigned to the fact that
Jewel just tried to pull the baby card with him. He knows
without a doubt that any child she has is not one that he
fathered. He demands that they marry even though he doesn’t
believe the baby is his. Jewel is adamant that he is the
father – Piers knows what trusting a woman means and he
refuses to go through that again. After all, a paternity
test will definitely tell whether or not Jewel is lying –
and it does. Only the result makes Piers even more furious
than he was.
I can’t blame Piers for being angry,
but I think his hotheadedness and stubborn personality made
more trouble for him than was necessary. Trust and loyalty
are difficult at best to give to someone – having it broken
is even worse. No matter his anger, however, Piers loved
Jewel or why else would he be so shattered at the news?
Jewel was definitely cautious concerning Piers and I don’t
blame her. Her heart was a different matter because it
loved Piers from the moment they met.
This third Anetakis Tycoons installment, The Tycoon's
Secret Affair, is fabulous. Readers will laugh,
cry, and might even get a bit peeved at Piers. It will
definitely make you feel for each character and cheer for
their happily ever after. There is no stopping the talented
writer that is Maya Banks! I love each and every single
book she releases!