Friday, 8 February 2019

Book Review: The Secret Son's Homecoming (Romance)

The Secret Son's Homecoming
Helen Lacey

Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: 19th June 2018
Series: Cedar River Cowboys #7
Pages: 240
Format Read: paperback
Source: Won in giveaway



The illegitimate son of the wealthiest man in Cedar River, Jonah Rickard spent his life avoiding his father. Forced back home for a wedding, he’s brought face-to-face with the only woman to ever threaten his hardened heart. Connie Bedford knows what it is to be haunted by the past, betrayed by trust…scared by desire. Years ago, Jonah’s father saved her. Now only Connie and her love can save Jonah—and, maybe, his family…

The Secret Son’s Homecoming is book 7 in the Cedar River cowboys series set in South Dakota.

Each book in the series is a good stand alone focusing on the romance between two characters but it’s a good idea to start this series from the beginning so you have backstory on the residents of Cedar River and how they fit into each other’s lives.

The Secret Son’s Homecoming is Jonah Rickard and Connie Bedford’s story. I must admit I didn’t like this as much as A Kiss, a Dance & a Diamond (you can read my review here).
Connie’s relentless nagging to Jonah about opening up and forgiving J.D. and giving the O’Sullivans a chance, really grated on me. She just didn’t let up!!!
It took Connie a long time to open up about her own insecurities, and this was a truly devastating story, but Jonah was patient and kind. He never pushed or nagged. A true gentleman!

The Secret Son’s Homecoming is an enjoyable angst ridden romance with a strong message of consent. Themes of family, forgiveness and new beginnings run deep through the novel.

Although not my favourite Cedar River Cowboys novel I would recommend the series.

My rating 3.5/5  ⭐⭐⭐½

*This review is: 
Book 'S' in the AtoZ challenge
part of the Book Lover Book Review Aussie author challenge
and Book #2  of the Australian Women Writers challenge


Photo credit: Goodreads
Helen Lacey grew up reading Black Beauty, Anne of Green Gables and Little House on The Prairie. These childhood classics inspired her to write her first book when she was seven years old, a story about a girl and her horse. Although, it wasn’t until the age of eleven when she read her first Mills & Boon, that she knew wanted to write romances. Her parents’ love of travel meant she saw much of the world in those early years and she feels fortunate to have had a diverse and interesting education over several continents.

She continued to write into her teens and twenties with the dream of one day being a published author. A few years and careers later, including motel operator, florist, strapper, dog washer, and retail manager, she got the call from Harlequin Special Edition. She loves writing about tortured heroes, both cowboys and CEO’s, and heroines who finally get the love of the man of their dreams.

From Welsh parents and a large family, she lives on the east coast of Australia in a small seaside town at the southern most point of The Great Barrier Reef, with her wonderfully supportive husband, many horses, two cats and three spoiled dogs.


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