Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Thirty-two year old English Architect Sam Marshall had vowed never to return to Oxley in Oxfordshire. When he meets Megan Lawrence, a twenty-five year old ethereal beauty for the first time in ten years, old wounds are re-opened.
Their troubled past has remained unspoken all this time. Neither of them wants to broach the subject, yet they both know the deep attraction between them will not go away.
Are they really willing to lay their emotions bare in order to move on? Can they finally put the past behind them once and for all? Will Sam eventually find it in his heart to forgive Megan? And will Megan ever learn to forgive herself?
Jan Bowles has a fluid way of writing that keeps you glued to the pages. Dark Secrets is a complex story of love, loss, and “dark secrets”. I enjoyed the sprinkling of suspense throughout the book.
Megan has a troubled past, making her the shell of a person she is as an adult. We get hints of her problems, but have to wait until much further in the book to grasp the full scope of her issues.
Sam Marshall is a proud bachelor, too busy with his career to worry about starting a family. When Megan comes back into his life, all the old feelings come back. A mixture of love and contempt.
The romance was sweet, and the sex scenes, hot! Dark Secrets had an emotional, character-driven plot. The ending had me smiling long after I read the book.
If you enjoy a classic, well written, contemporary romance…Dark Secrets is a great choice. Jan Bowles makes her characters so multi-dimensional, who can’t help but believe you know them. I’m looking forward to more novels by this author. She puts heart and soul into her words.
4 1/2 Tea Cups!