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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Secret Words (Secret Dreams Book 1) by Miranda P. Charles

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Secret Words (Secret Dreams Contemporary Romance 1)Secret Words by Miranda P. Charles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Consider the ending. More than one book club member voiced out that the ending was predictable but hey, the journey to it was absolutely fun.

Top 3 things I liked about the whole book. Cover, writing and ending. Yes, I'm a sucker for happy endings and this book had all the ingredients of a fantastic summer read. Definitely recommending this book to others.

Do any characters grow or change during the course of the novel? Jasmine. She learns there is more to life than her secrets and that she needs to learn how to trust herself before she trusts others.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

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She thought of blue eyes that belonged to a handsome face as she washed her hands.  Maybe he was here on a picnic, too.  If he used this particular bathroom, he must be hanging around close to her group's spot.  Didn't her sister say they chose this part of the park because it was a lot quieter?  A smile formed on her face at the possibility of bumping into him again.

The sound of male voices coming from outside prodded her to hurry up and leave the room she wasn't supposed to be in.  She hastily turned towards the door, eager to get out, when she felt her left foot slip from underneath her.

"Oww!" She landed on her butt awkwardly, her arms thankfully managing to stop her upper body and head from hitting the floor.

Gingerly, she braced herself up and tried to stand.  Pain shot up from her ankle and her face contorted in an ugly wince just as the door flung open.  To her delight and chagrin, there he was again.  Mr. Hunk.  How freaking embarrassing!

"Are you okay?" he asked.

"Uh, I think so.  I didn't notice the puddle."

"Here, let me help you up."  Her knight in sexy blue jeans leaned down to give her a hand.

She smiled her thanks as she accepted his assistance.

"Ahem," a voice intruded, causing her to look away from Mr. Hunk's handsome face to find a middle-aged man poking his head inside the restroom.

"Excuse me.  May I go in now?" the man asked.

"Yes," Mr. Hunk answered.  "Thanks for waiting."

She gave her new friend a quizzical look.

"I told him not to go in until you came out," he explained.

"You were guarding the door for me?" she asked in disbelief.

"Yeah.  I thought you might need a little privacy while you invaded the men's room," he said with a teasing grin.

"Thanks.  That's very kind of you."

"No worries.  There's not many people around in this part of the park and a pretty girl like you shouldn't be found in the men's room.  It always pays to be careful," he said quietly, then turned his head towards the cubicles.  "Not that I think you're dangerous, sir," he called out loudly to the older man.

"I understand," the other guy responded.


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