Lady Willow Douglas holds the powers of persuasion and can charm men with her appearance as well as her words. But when her skill doesn't work on Sir Conrad Lochwood, he becomes a thorn in her side. The autumn festival is about to start, and all the eligible, rich, single noblemen are arriving. She has decided to find a husband, but unfortunately, her father has other plans. He's hired Sir Conrad to keep her away from all the men until his return.
When a visiting earl's prize ruby is stolen, Willow steps in without hesitation to use her skills to figure out which of the guests is the thief. But with Sir Conrad constantly looking over her shoulder and dragging her away from everyone, she finds it difficult to accomplish anything. She is a member of the queen's secret group of strong women and feels the need to find and return the ruby to help the earl out of a terrible predicament that involves the king.
Can a strong woman determined to catch a thief accomplish her task before a dashing knight steals her heart instead?
Be sure to listen to Highland Secrets - audiobook one of the series as well.
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What a wonderful fun love story. Kevin E Green was perfect narrating it. Willow was the daughter of Rook. He was one of the bastard triplets. If you haven’t heard about them, grab them! I loved them all.
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Three cousins, granddaughters of King Edward, the eldest daughter of each of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown are called to the king’s deathbed to receive a bequest from Queen Philipa. The girls are allowed to choose one of the late queen’s crowns as a gift and given a heart pendant, the symbol of the special group of women known as the Followers of the Secret Heart. Each of the girls is trained to use their talents to become strong and powerful women. Willow’s talent is persuasion, but she has until now used it only for her own benefit. Perhaps the time has come for her to learn to use her talent for the good of others.
Seductive Secrets is the second book in Elizabeth Rose’s Secrets of the Heart series.
The story of Lady Willow Douglas and Sir Conrad Lochwood is an interesting and sometimes humorous love story. These two have known each other since childhood. They are not, at the beginning of the story’ particularly fond of each other. Conrad, at the request of her father, does his best to keep her away from the men gathered for a festival and tournament and out of trouble. She is not happy about his guarding her and gives him the slip every chance she gets. They are both quite determined to fight their growing attraction for each other. This one looks like a long, uphill climb to HEA.
A creative and unpredictable story and a range of wonderful characters keep you turning pages right up to the end to see what happens next, or at least what Willow will do next. Conrad and Willow are great together and opposite each other. There is mystery when a series of thefts occur in the castle, a tournament with brides as prizes, and Conrad’s younger sister who needs a friend (maybe Willow). This series just gets better. I look forward to the next book. I recommend this one and the series.
In the audio version, Kevin E. Green does a fantastic job of bringing this story to life. You can hear the frustration in Conrad’s voice and the haughtiness in Willow’s.
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