Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan

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Can he tell her the truth this time?

Will he risk everything for a reunion? Will she give him the chance?

Discovering he’s a long-lost heir isn’t the only surprise awaiting Darius Taylor-Pratt in Royal, Texas. He’s next door to his ex after five long years.

Darius broke off his red-hot relationship with designer Audra Covington without explanation. He still has regrets…and truths he’s hiding. Rekindling their flame may cost him…especially when new secrets surface to threaten their second shot at seduction.

Titles in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance series include – Tempting the Texan by Maureen Child – Rich, Rugged Rancher by Joss Wood – From Boardroom to Bedroom by Jules Bennett – Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan – Too Texan to Tame by Janice Maynard – Her Texas Renegade by Joanne Rock –

Title:  Secret Heir Seduction
Series:  Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance #4
Author:  Reese Ryan
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 1, 2020
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I broke my own ‘read a series from the beginning’ rule for Secret Heir Seduction.  I don’t regret it one little bit.  There is something about that cover, the expression on “Audra’s” face that speaks of vulnerability, passion, and determination combined – so don’t ever think that covers don’t really matter or influence readers, they certainly do.  I have the other titles in this series, up to this point, and I’ll go back to the start and continue to follow it to the end especially now that I’ve gotten a taste for this world.  But for whatever reason, the cover drew me in and had me needing this story first, and I’m completely okay with that decision.

Five years ago, Darius and Audra were in college, in love, looking at a possible forever kind of future – until Darius made a decision that ended the relationship and broke both of their hearts in the process.  I understood Darius’ reasoning, I did “get” it but I also certainly hurt for the man and the woman who were affected by that choice.  (I’m not getting into those reasons, that’s for you to experience firsthand.)

Now both Audra and Darius are in Royal, Texas and involved with the Blackwood family in far different ways.  They are about to be reunited which is awkward, joyous, and still full of secrets that Darius cannot or will not speak of just yet.  Their love has never died, it’s still there beneath the surface of their current lives and as the years have changed them both in ways, it also has not dimmed their reaction to or their feelings for each other.  I also understood Audra’s reaction to what Darius was keeping from her this time.  She trusted once again, and again was hurt so she’s very reluctant to take another risk – I got that, it broke my heart for them both, but I understood the why of it.

I liked this couple very much.  They’ve both followed their dreams, become successful in their own right yet still, that one right person was missing until fate or someone made sure they’d cross paths once again.  If you love a good, solid romance with believable characters reacting to relatable things in their lives then you’ll love Secret Heir Seduction.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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