Saturday, May 14, 2016

REVIEW TOUR: Secret Father by Suz DeMello

Title: Secret Father
Author: Suz deMello
Publication Date: Feb. 15, 2016
Genre: Sweet Romance

 Secret Father: A Sweet Romance by renowned storyteller Suz deMello. When Linda Travers was fourteen, Dave Madsen, then age seventeen, rescued her from a snowy death. They later met at an end-of-term party at their college and lost their virginities to each other before Dave left the country.

And now...Despite spending her teenage years mooning over Dave, Linda Travers has moved on with her life. Being left pregnant and alone will force that on a gal. Age twenty-five, she lives in their hometown with their six-year-old, Mac. Then Dr. Dave Madsen reappears. He's spent the last years exploring in the Amazon, searching for new plants and medications. A vicious snakebite has left him needing rehab from the only physical therapist around—Linda.

Their college lovemaking was the first time for both, so Linda and Dave remember each other. She’s amazed to feel the same old anger, hurt, and need. Less emotional, Dave’s curious about Linda, wondering why she didn't leave her address and phone number for him when what they’d shared had been so good. Neither totally believes the explanations the other offers.

Since the rescue, Dave was always Linda’s hero, but she doesn’t know him anymore. Is he worthy of fathering their son? And what of their love? Can they create a future…together as a family?



     The first time that Linda meets Dave, she is a 13 year old girl out with friends, wandering in the wilderness and they're caught out in the freezing weather, lost. She is the last to be brought in, because she is scared and unwilling to trust Dave to keep her safe. She finally gives in and allows him to take her to safety. Then, when she is a freshman in college, she sees him or finds him again. What happens after that is truly a story to read. Dave heads off to the Amazon to trek through the jungle, finding a new species of animal that was not known before that is named after him. What is it? How did he find it? What happened after he did find it? Things that happen to Dave in the Amazon, as he's doing work for the Smithsonian cause him to come back to town. What happens? What happens when Linda sees Dave? When she realizes he is her new patient? What does she have to tell Dave? What happens when her boss finds out? The one thing that runs rampant in a small town like Renegade Ridge is the rumor mill. Everyone knows everyone and Linda's son Mac starts getting into fights at school because of being in a small town. What is being said about Linda and Mac and Dave? What question does Mac ask Dave that tells Dave why he's getting into fights? What course of action does Dave take after finding out Linda has lost her job as a PT in town? To find out the answers to these questions and the whole story, you're going to want to read this book. This is a very sweet romance that goes through a lot of trials and tribulations to get to the HEA.       

Best-selling, award-winning author Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, has written seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. A freelance editor, she’s held the positions of managing editor and senior editor, working for such firms as Totally Bound and Ai Press. She also takes private clients. Her books have been favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, won a contest or two, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists. A former trial attorney, her passion is world travel. She’s left the US over a dozen times, including lengthy stints working overseas. She’s now writing a vampire tale and planning her next trip.

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