The Secret (Billionaire's Beach Book 6)
Book 6, Billionaire's Beach
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Being butler to a widower and single father is a dream job in more ways than one for Charlotte “Charlie” Emerson. She helps keep businessman Ethan Archer’s household running without a hitch and enjoys every minute she has with his six-year-old son, Wells. But as time passes, the situation feels alarmingly intimate and when her heart starts beating faster each time Ethan steps through the door, Charlie must exert rigid control over her feelings.
With her secret, falling in love would be all kinds of bad…
Ethan Archer values the woman who keeps his life in order and cares so much for his motherless boy. He and Charlie act in harmony with each other and it’s not hard to picture them as a little family…in fact, it’s so easy, one reckless night he proposes a marriage of convenience.
What will he do if Charlie says yes? And worse, what if she tells him no?
Also available in the series:
Take Me Tender (Billionaire’s Beach Book 1)
Take Me Forever (Billionaire’s Beach Book 2)
Take Me Home (Billionaire’s Beach Book 3)
The Scandal (Billionaire’s Beach Book 4)
The Seduction (Billionaire’s Beach Book 5)
About the Author
Christie Ridgway is the author of over 50 novels of contemporary romance. All her books are both sexy and emotional and tell about heroes and heroines who learn to believe in the power of love. A USA Today bestseller, Christie is a six-time RITA finalist and has won best contemporary romance of the year and career achievement awards from Romantic Times Book Reviews.
A native of California, Christie now resides in the southern part of the state with her family. Inspired by the beaches, mountains, and cities that surround her, she writes tales of sunny days and steamy nights.
Finding Love and a Family
I cried, I loved, and I couldn’t put down The Secret by Christie Ridgway, book 6 in the Billionaire’s Beach series. In this story we meet Charlotte, “Charlie”, Emerson who worked as butler and nanny for widower Ethan Archer and his son Wells. Ethan has taken over his dad’s real estate business where he kept busy in order to forget about the lost of his wife, his one love. Charlie loves working near her butler friends and taking caring of the men in the Archer family. Ethan starts to worry about who would take care of Wells if anything should happen to him and realizes that he needs Charlie as a practical partner, not love, in marriage. There is a definite attraction between the two but a huge secret from Charlie’s past could destroy what these two have forged. Two things I loved about this story was the inclusion of the other two butlers and their men from the last two books in this series. I also loved having Skye Alexander from Beach House No. 9 be a part of this wonderful story.
Ms. Ridgway is a wonderful story teller and wove a wonderful tale in this book. Her characters are relatable, her writing is descriptive and this story was downright sexy. Every time I pick up her newest book thinking she can’t improve on the last one, yet she does, again and again. Christie's books tend to grab me, not let go until I turn the last page, and then wanting more. I really enjoyed reading this book, had trouble putting this book down and highly recommend this book to other readers.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I felt this was a great read, totally enjoyable with a nice amount of detail pulling you in. I really liked the storyline and thought it had good flow overall. Also really liked that this was a different spin, than I had ever read before and was a original storyline. The ending was endearing though I did think the major conflict, “The Secret” was over rather easily. This is the first story that I have read by Christie Ridgway and I look forward to reading more by this author.
The secret was one of my favorites in this series. I loved the chemistry between Charlie and Ethan, as well as the family dynamic that included Wells. The way they fall in love with each other without realizing it, I cried and I loved with these two.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Aug 15, 2017
- Publisher: Christie Ridgway
- Seller: Christie Ridgway
- Print Length: 276 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 6, Billionaire's Beach