How I resisted the- Return of the Secret Heir!

 Last Friday needing a bit of downtime after my last paper, Biology, which I confess I didn't do too well! Last paper it was, though but by no means it's over. After two weeks I have to sit again for my external exams.
But anyway I needed downtime and raided Mum's bookshelves. I came across a set of three books stacked together...and all by the same author...intrigued I picked them. First was Return of the Secret Heir, okay, so this is interesting and I'll read this! But looking at the other two, I realized that this was the last from a series. So putting it back reluctantly as next I can read after my external exams, I started reading At the Billionaire's Beck and Call.
Wow! I got hooked by the mention of all the chocolate in it, not to say the strong heroine and the gorgeous hero! By late night I had reached the end of Ryder and Macy's story!
Alas I can't start on the next Million-Dollar Amnesia Scandal as I have to prepare for exams. But after that I'll be home from November till February, guess what I'll be doing?
So I went to check what mum had to say about Return of the Secret Heir....and here it is! 
RETURN OF THE SECRET HEIR is a Mills & Boon Desire presentation by USA Today Bestselling Australian Author Rachel Bailey.
We were briefly introduced to JT Hartley, previously in Rachel Bailey’s At the Billionaire’s Beck and Call, and then again in Million-Dollar Amnesia Scandal, when he appeared to challenge the will of his late father.
The Book Blurb reads:
He's returned for a fortune and is confronted by memories. Though tycoon JT Hartley is a success in his own right, he's set on claiming his share of his late father's legacy. But first he has to get past the estate executor—none other than Pia Baxter, a woman he's never forgotten.
Theirs had been a fast-and-furious union that ended all too suddenly. And though desire still courses between them, JT knows starting anything with Pia again is just asking for trouble. His future is set in stone. But even the best-laid plans are no match for true passion.
Note: although this book is linked to earlier books, it stands alone - you don't need to have read the other books to be able to read this one.

My Review:
Pia Baxter is about to be promoted at the law firm she works for. She brought in a big client, the Bramson account. And now she has to clear up this account and the will of Warner Bramson and she’ll be on her way to the partnership offered. No one will come in her way, will they?
JT Hartley finds out he is the illegitimate son of Warner Bramson. And he is determined to challenge the will as the first-born son to get his mother acknowledged. He is a self-made, hard-working property developer now but in his teens he was the rebel from the wrong side of the tracks whom Pia loved. Facing Pia after fourteen years takes them back to their teenage passion and they find out that the attraction still smolders underneath their adult selves. But can JT trust that she won’t walk away, breaking his heart all over again?
Pia knew she broke his heart before and to make amends she wants all three brothers to get together. She wants to do this for JT. Will she succeed in getting the whole family together?
The poignant and realistic way Pia and JT deal with their past is truly magical to read. And when Pia discovers she is expecting JT’s baby once again, the sensitivity JT shows is very thrilling.
RETURN OF THE SECRET HEIR is as much a story about recovering from past grief and guilt as it is about the unquenchable desire between Pia and JT. It truly is a romance packed with sizzle and sexual tension adding to the page turning quality of the book. It was also lovely catching up with Ryder, Macy, Seth and April.
Rachel Bailey’s master story-telling makes the characters come alive on the pages and the reader is personally involved in their happiness and craves the resolution as deeply as they do. 
Review by Nas Dean.

To read a snippet from Return of the Secret Heir and to win a copy of At the Billionaire's Beck and Call, head over to Romance Book Paradise!

And I'm heading back to my studies, preparing for external exams is hard work!


  1. Aw, glad you enjoyed Ryder and Macy's story, Riya!

    And good luck with Biology - it was my favourite subject in high school. :)

  2. Hi Rachel,

    Thank you for coming along! I enjoyed Ryder and Macy's story but can you tell how hard it is for me to resist reading JT's story at the moment?

    And especially after reading the above review!

  3. Books were always my biggest distraction when I was studying. Great review.

  4. Hi Lynda,

    I can't imagine living without reading novels! Thanks for your comment!

  5. Hi Riya,

    I loved your review so much that I'm about to order the whole set. Thank you for a lovely post. Good luck with your exams.

  6. It's nice to have that escape of books during your studies ... Good luck with your exams!

  7. Chocolate usually hooks me too! :) These sound like intriguing reads.

  8. Good luck with your next exam, Riya!

    Sorry to hear about the Biology. Comfort yourself with the thought that keeping masses of definitions and processes in your head (the definition of a Biology exam -- unless they've changed substantially since my day) is rendered obsolete by Google. ;-)

  9. Sound like a good book. Really love the cover on the first on Return of the Secret Heir.

  10. Sounds like you got to hang out with some great books this weekend. I always love when that happens.

  11. Those look like awesome books and I enjoyed your review.

    I remember sneaking in a few minutes (or hours) here or there reading in between studying. It was my break from it all.

  12. These 3 sound like awesome books! I'm putting them on my wishlist! :)

  13. I haven't read a Desire book for a while, and Rachel's sound very good. All the best with your finals, Riya.

  14. It sounds fantastic - I can see why you were hooked!

  15. Hi Riya
    Thanks for coming by. I've read something on this book at another blog. It sounds like a fun read.

  16. Best of luck preparing for exams! And fitting in tons of reading time, of course. :)

  17. Thank you for the well wishes on the exam and for coming along to read this post.


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