Life laid out, Tessa had everything set. Engaged to marry the perfect man, a rich, great-looking doctor, she was content with her life, or so she thought. Then the gift arrived. Delivered to her office on Valentine’s Day, it was filled with handcuffs, sexy little toys and a suggestive little card.
It wasn’t from her fiancé, either.
When the emails and the phone started coming, she should have been able to brush them off, except the man said something that left her uneasy…and not because he scared her, but because he was right. Your fiancé will never make you happy, Tessa.
Confused, she starts looking at her fiancé, her life…and other things…in a whole new light. One of the things she finds herself considering is her best friend and neighbor, Caleb. He’s always been there. Even when he spent years in the Navy, Caleb was the one she could count on and now isn’t any different. He’s there to listen when she needs an ear and he’s got nice, strong shoulders when she needs one to lean on.
It doesn’t her long to realize that one thing is certain—her fiancé can’t make her happy. But now she doesn’t know whether she wants to take a chance on her sexy secret admirer…or Caleb, the man who’s been there waiting for her all along.
It includes a short bonus story called Don't Walk Away.
Seduced in Secret was previously published as Whipped Cream and Handcuffs. It has been extensively rewritten, revised and expanded.
So seemingly Tessa has it all, challenging job, good looks, home of her own, great friends, and the almost too perfect fiancé. I say almost as Tessa is discontent with his controlling ways and feels kind of restless. It doesn't help that her gorgeous best friend Caleb keeps telling her she's making a huge mistake and there's also her mysterious admirer who keeps sending her very naughty messages!
To be frank, Caleb has loved Tessa since he met her at the age of four but she only sees him as a friend. Caleb is a former Seal, home from war and wounded but he feels it's time to act on his feelings and stop letting life (or in this case Tessa) pass him by. What follows is a very sexy story filled with heart that takes these two people to the very edge and then we watch them plunge head first into what could be a beautiful thing. Tessa has needs, and boy is Caleb keen to help her feel fulfilled. My only slight quibble is the end as it seemed quite abrupt but I guess when the story is told, it's probably right to leave something to the reader’s imagination.
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.