Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal

It’s their second chance at love.

Will the truth come between them?

Returning to her hometown, health investigator Bridgette Colton is reluctantly reunited with old flame Luke Walker. For years, emotionally scarred Bridgette has kept a life-changing secret from Luke.

But now their bond lands Bridgette squarely in the path of a terrifying stalker. Losing her heart to Luke again could be a fatal mistake…for them both.

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Kansas series include —  Exposing Colton Secrets by Marie Ferrarella – Colton’s Amnesia Target by Kimberly Van Meter – Colton’s Secret History by Jennifer D. Bokal – Colton Storm Warning by Justine Davis – Colton Christmas Conspiracy by Lisa Childs – Colton in the Line of Fire by Cindy Dees

Title:  Colton’s Secret History
Series:  Coltons of Kansas #3
Author:  Jennifer D. Bokal
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  September 1, 2020
Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Colton’s Secret History is the third title in the multi-author series, Coltons of Kansas and it is an intriguing, dangerous, and suspenseful second chance romance for Bridgette and Luke.  Their story advances the ongoing situation woven through all of the stories in this series plus adds more information, and perhaps more intrigue to the connection Colton Construction has to the cancer rate among employees.  Both the ongoing suspenseful situation and the current stalker who is after Bridgette and Luke fill this story with enough suspense and edge of the seat moments to satisfy any Romantic Suspense reader.

The reader knows from the beginning precisely who the stalker is that is after first Luke and then Bridgette.  We’ll see the situation from both sides, and while that does (for some) take away the discovering the bad guy aspect, it also gives a very detailed view into how the mind of this particular stalker works, how they react to things they’ve done, and how they manage to trick their family into believing all is well.  I found it fascinating to see through this character’s eyes, where everything they were doing made perfect sense… to them.

Luke and Bridgette were once young lovers before college.  Time apart, career choices, and one secret that Bridgette held close to her heart ended what once was.  Now that she’s back home investigating the cancer clusters that seem to center around her father’s business she knew that she’d have to face Luke again, eventually.  She just didn’t expect to be living in the same building with him.  The past never truly stays in the past, and feelings never really fade away when they were true from the beginning.  The same is true for this couple as the love that was once there flares to life once again.  It was heartbreaking at times and heartwarming at others to watch their journey back to each other as they faced very real danger almost every day.

I enjoyed myself immensely in Colton’s Secret History as Bridgette and Luke reunite, face dangers and family situations together.  Their romance felt very realistic and full of “what’s going to happen next” moments that always keep me glued to my e-reader.  If you enjoy suspenseful, engaging Romantic Suspense then you’ll want to check out this story, and this series for yourself.

I own a Kindle edition of Colton’s Secret History.

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