Review: Confessions of a Secret Admirer: A Valentine’s Day Anthology by Jennifer Ryan, Candis Terry, Jennifer Seasons

February 1, 2014 Review 1

Review: Confessions of a Secret Admirer: A Valentine’s Day Anthology by Jennifer Ryan, Candis Terry, Jennifer Seasons

Some secrets are meant to be revealed …

Or so you’ll discover, in three sexy, unforgettable Valentine’s Day stories from New York Times USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan and contemporary romance stars Candis Terry and Jennifer Seasons.

Waiting for You by Jennifer Ryan

Rancher Grant Devane has waited for Taylor Larson’s return to Fallbrook for more than ten years. Now that the fearless beauty has come home on her terms, he’ll do anything and everything necessary to win back her heart.

Sweet Fortune by Candis Terry

Sarah Randall is tired of being invisible to the opposite sex. So when a leap of faith sends her to Sweet, Texas, and into the path of ridiculously hot Deputy Brady Bennett, she’s determined to catch his eye … even if it means staying hidden just a little bit longer.

Major League Crush by Jennifer Seasons

Professional baseball player Drake Paulson can’t help wanting to know more about his cute, shy neighbor. But when he discovers her deepest secret and she flees, it’ll be up to him to win her trust—and her love—one gift at a time.

Title: Confessions of a Secret Admirer: A Valentine's Day Anthology
Author: Candis Terry, Jennifer Ryan, Jennifer Seasons
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Anything but Sweet, A Better Man, Perfect for You, When It's Right, Her Lucky Cowboy, All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: 4 February 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 100
See the title at Goodreads
Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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So who doesn’t LOVE love?  While I can completely empathize with the ‘dislike of Valentine’s Day’ that is the common thread in each one of these short stories, I can honestly say that everyone had a new perspective on what has become one of the most hated holidays I know.

Three authors have contributed to this anthology, and while I had never read any of these authors before reading this book, you can bet they are all on my list of books to buy.  As I read, each one became my favorite of the three, and now I still can’t pick one – and you can’t make me!

Starting with Waiting for You by Jennifer Ryan, Taylor and Grant are electric together. While Grant does his best to eat his foot up to his knee, Taylor isn’t making things any easier on him.  The two must learn to be honest and open with one another before they will find their happy ever after.

Next up is Sweet Fortune by Candis Terry.  I loved this story as Sarah takes no prisoners in her attempts to be noticed by the hot and hunky deputy Brady.  Seeking to reinvent herself into the adventurous and gutsy woman that she isn’t, she enlists the help of some friends and a twist on a fortune cookie to show Brady where his fortune lies.

Last but not least is Major League Crush by Jennifer Seasons.  Bertie is absolutely wonderful as the brainy, snarky and clumsy neighbor to the hot baseballer Drake.  Convinced that all he ever wants is brainless bimbos with few inhibitions and fewer clothes, Bertie’s heart and mind speak to the disillusioned Drake.  Her quirks amuse him, and intrigue him, and something is very familiar about her: but will he be able to convince her that he is ready for the challenge of a real woman?

Each story has believable characters that you will want to shake or cheer on in equal measure.  The ‘awkward’ moments are pure genius, and each story has its opportunity to heat up the room as the lovers pair off for their own ‘adult time’.  These are shorter stories that pack the punch of a longer book, the characters and story pacing is developed with precision and skill to bring the reader plenty of enjoyment.

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