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01 March 2021

Book Review: Our Little Secret by Rachael Stewart *AD gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of Our Little Secret by Rachael Stewart ahead of the blog tour.

It has been a long long time since I read any of the stories from Mills & Boon Dare, and I think I had forgotten quite how steamy they are. Grab a fan, a glass of wine, and prepare for a women's pleasure to be front and centre.

Our Little Secret by Rachael Stewart Mills & Boon Dare

A little secret sexy fun

Under the Tuscan sun!

It's her best mate’s wedding week – and Faye Davenport is celebrating with a skinny dip under the Tuscan moon. Except she's not alone. The sexy Italian dish is Rafael Perez – her mate’s off-limits older brother.

But now it's too late.

This illicit, irresistible fire is already out of control…

Source: Blog Tour | Review Copy

5 Word Review: Lust, attraction, passion, family, friendship.

From the moment I picked up Our Little Secrets, it felt a bit like summer. The setting made the glimpses of spring around me come to life, and now I can't wait for more sunshine.

I resonated so much with Faye, and I can't think of why! There was something about her that was so relatable, something so normal and human that I was like girl, I feel you right from the start. I love her hesitancy and doubts, the game face and false confidence she puts on.

There is a fairly hefty age-gap in this story - but then again that is also true for the secondary characters, and it's something very much acknowledged on page. And I loved that. I loved Rafael stopping and thinking to himself this is a bit much, and the internal battles that went on with the characters.

This is a relatively short book, and the pace is driven by the intense passion and lust between the characters. It's a book that is easy to fly through and will leave you breathless. 

And for all that it's a story primarily about lust, there are plenty of sentimental and deeper emotional parts too, including some really profound depictions of grief. Our Little Secret delivers so much more than I expected, it truly exceeded all of my expectations. I loved the family dramas and reconciliations that helped drive the characters on.

I will definitely be checking out more of Rachael's Stewart's Dare titles. This was a romance that had me thinking yes, this is it. This is perfect.

It's our little secret. Our little bit of fun...

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  1. Wow, this sounds like such a brilliant read! I'm a contemporary romance fan, so this is definitely one for me to add to my list. Thanks for sharing :)

    Anika |

  2. I do love a bit of contemporary romance and you always have such great recommendations Cora!

  3. This sounds like a really great romance! Great review!

  4. It has been YEARS since I picked up a Mills & Boon and it sounds as if they've come a VERY long way since my day! I think we could all do with a dose of steamy escapism from time to time - brilliant review, thank you, Cora! x

  5. That is one moody and striking book cover.

  6. This sounds like an excellent romance book! Great review!

    Lois |

  7. Glad you liked this one! Great review!


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