Adam Dorsey was used to living a life of deceit and falsehood both professionally and personally. The former CIA operative—with an extremely high IQ—was ready for a quieter, more authentic life. Enter Jane, a gorgeous and adorable hazel eyed beauty that complicated his plan. No matter what she made him feel, he knew that he had to stay away from her for fear of damaging more than just her innocence…
Jane Marshall always believed in the power of positive thinking and all that could create. She felt accomplished in her career, and was blessed with great friends and family. And yet, she questioned whether or not there existed a man that would be able to unleash and explore her inexperienced heart…until she laid eyes on Adam.
Will Adam be able to let go of his past and accept Jane for the genuine soul she truly is? Will Jane be able to navigate through never before had feelings? Are there some things that are even beyond the control of two highly intelligent people? Discover the truth in …Secret Kiss
I don't think that before this one, I have ever read a book that is at the same time, so funny, that you can't help but laugh out loud, so delightfully adorable that you are in a constant state of swooning while reading, and so sexy that I thought my Kindle is going to catch on fire! This was one of those books that you want to devour, to find out what happens, and at the same time savor every word, cause you don't want it to end.
The Hope Falls series are full of charming, charismatic characters, and Adam and Jane are no different. The socially awkward Jane is so easy to relate to, and when her 'Lucy' moments double fold, when Adam is around, and he thinks that is just the cutest thing ever, you can't help but feel for the girl, and sigh deeply with a big smile on your face.
The attraction they have for each other is captivating, turning both of these brilliant, smart people into a fumbling mess. But when Adam and Jane finally open up about the feelings they have for each other, it is poetry, so beautiful and emotional. Adam truly adores Jane, the affection, appreciation, and tenderness is palpable, and whom ever even sees them together, can sense the feelings between them.
When you add into the mix the lovely folks of Hope Falls, Jane's fabulous grandparents, who seems to have a comic timing, and Adam's past, there's a lot of meddling interference, a little gossip around the town, and several serious conversations that has to happen, for things to work out.
All the Hope Falls novels are stand-alone stories, but each one of them delivers the same kind of bang, and joy, as Secret Kiss, so I would recommend to read them all!
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me