Smashwords book reviews by CherriesInTheSnow

  • A Gentleman's Secret on Jan. 15, 2014

    Five "Vero amore" stars! for "A Gentleman's Secret" by A.J. Linn. I have been excitedly awaiting this sequel since the powerful and suspenseful cliffhanger to "A Gentleman's Affair" Mr. Linn did not disappoint. Donovan and Scarlett's story continues in a fast paced, no holds barred page turner, full of plot twist that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. A Gentleman's Secret" runs the gamut of emotions. I found myself laughing one minute, apprehensive and holding my breath the next and near tears as their revelations were exposed. I felt empathy, compassion, frustration and sadness, we are treated to a more intimate view of the relationships between the main characters, leaving us more invested in them. A Gentleman's Secret" is darker than "A Gentleman's Affair" which was light, hilarious and witty. We follow Donovan and Scarlett as their relationship encounters adversity that at times is painful and heart-rending. Donovan and Scarlett are both harboring secrets and we are never quite sure if there is going to be a happily ever after for them. Donovan's sarcastic humor makes appearances that help lighten the mood. And we are finally allowed to visit "The Underground" it is a well needed release of pent up emotions, a night of seduction and self-indulgence. "But I digress" Will Donovan and Scarlett find their happily ever after? Is their love strong enough to overcome their secrets? Has Donovan found his "unico vero amore"? You'll have to read "A Gentleman's Affair" by A.J. Linn to find out !! I highly recommend "A Gentleman' Secret" and "A Gentleman's Affair" by A.J. Linn. I excitedly wait A Gentleman’s Memoir.