Nurse Tori Morgan needs to regroup following a personal tragedy. Seeking refuge, she accepts a position at a remote ranch in Montana. Firmly convinced love happens once in a lifetime, she resigns herself to being alone.
And then she meets her new boss. Wade McBride is six feet four inches of man capped off with a potent sexuality that makes clear thinking difficult. To make matters worse, she discovers she must pretend to be his fiancée for the sake of her new patient.
Wade needed a nurse for his mother but got more than he bargained for in Tori. She was a breath of fresh air in world full of crap. Pretending to be in love with her seemed like a good idea at the time. The plan starts out easy enough even as they try to ignore the electricity radiating between them, unware of danger watching from the shadows.
The test kiss changes everything. Once was not enough for Wade. Tori is convinced his mouth should be registered as a lethal weapon. But is she ready for this? Will she ever be ready?
They dance around the elephant in the room until they have to ask themselves…what happens when make believe becomes real?
Review: Compared to other stories of the same genre, Secrets of the Heart certainly stands out for originality. The tragedies of two complete strangers mirror each other while fate seemingly draws them together at first as employer/employee with a pretence relationship. There is a lot of suspense surrounding the plot which makes it work really well. The characters are strong and the work is well-written and constructed. Originality and well-written prose go a long way for me even when a work belies my preferred genres. Hence the five star rating.