Title: Secret Love
Series: Love Stings Book 2
Author: Evan Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Competition is healthy. Except Carrington Carter can’t ever seem to win…
Carrington has never been good enough, between competing with the ghost of a sister she never met and a brother who can do no wrong in their parents’ eyes. She’s convinced finishing nursing school will finally make her parents proud, until she finds out she didn’t pass her boards. Now she needs money, more than she’d make working as a nurse’s aide.
A secret life of late nights and fast cash may be the only way to keep the news of her most recent failure from her parents…
While driving to the hospital, she spots a gentlemen’s club, the Thirsty Beaver, and decides to apply for a job as a dancer. She’s danced her whole life—how hard could it be? The only problem is it’ll have to be a secret because if her parents found out, it’d be one more thing for them to be disappointed with her about.
David “Damien” Michaels loves his job with the DEA. Posing as a bouncer at a strip club is just another assignment…
Damien lives the single life, scratching his itch one woman at a time, while jumping his career up the ladder. The fact-finding case at the Thirsty Beaver goes perfectly until one gorgeous redhead complicates everything. She doesn’t belong there, and he knows it.
One look leaves him mesmerized, and he realizes she’s gotten under his skin. He knows he should stay away from her. It could jeopardize her safety and his case, but when he can’t convince her to leave the club…rules no longer apply.
Will the truth set them free, or will Carrington and Damien finally be consumed by their…
Carrington's life is not going to plan and she is left in limbo and not wanting to disappoint her family. Instead she tries to find her way out by herself, which leads to waitressing at a Gentleman's Club. Bouncer Damian has his own secrets to hide and as much as he tries to stay away from Carrington the temptation is too great.
Carrington has always felt like second best in her family but her strength of character in not letting life defeat her is admirable.
The suspense elements were just as strong as in the first of this series but in a different way as the threat is an unknown one. Coupled with a strong romance, this was a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable book.
"Well, she did it again! I shouldn't be surprised, really. I mean, I have yet to read an Evan Grace book I didn't like. Secret Love is no exception and in fact it's now in the running for my favorite book of 2016!!" ~Reviews From The Heart
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.