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Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she’d escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town’s biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend–just until she’s ready to return to NYC. But the handsome, fun-loving Shane makes it tough to determine where their friendly agreement begins and ends…
Shane has no intention of settling down–in fact, his job depends on it, and nothing’s more important than his work. Still, he can’t help but agree to Kagan’s scheme, if only to find out more about the mysterious beauty. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire, he realizes playing an accidental boyfriend may be more than he bargained for–and more than he can give.
Who doesn’t love it when good-hearted, but commitment-phobic, rakes fall head over heels in love …. As a follow up to the first “Secret Wishes” book, Kissing the Maid of Honor, readers couldn’t have asked for more. Bielman does a fantastic job of giving us heart and heat, charm and humor.
I loved Shane in the first book and was very excited to see that his story was going to be the second book. He’s got a good heart but he’s got more playboy charisma than the ladies of Cascade can handle. You know that he’s locked his heart away for a reason so it was nice to see him face his demons and move on.
We also met Kagan in the first book and it was obvious there was more to her than we knew. I loved the fact that she manages to make a home for herself, to finally feel like the real her. It isn’t just Shane, although the love of a sexy man doesn’t hurt, but it is finding a place where you belong and can be accepted for the person you are on the inside. I think that is what almost all of us want and it was so satisfying to see her get that.
There’s a little bit of a teaser for a future book with Luke’s little sister Erin and a paramedic, and something is probably in the works for Kagan’s friend Charlotte and I’m guessing Shane’s friend Sebastian. And if they are anything like the first two, I can’t wait.