Belle’s Secret by Victoria Purman

Posted June 30, 2018 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Isabella Martenson never expected to be a runaway bride. She never expected to be a bride, period. She simply has the wrong DNA to do the whole happily married thing. Until one night in Vegas with a handsome winemaker changes everything… 

A year later, Harry Harrison’s bride is still a mystery. Who was she? Where was she? And why did she run? When Harry flies to Australia for his best friend’s wedding, he runs straight into the woman he’s never been able to forget. 

All she asks is for their marriage to be kept a secret. All he asks is for a divorce. But after a week together, Harry and Isabella are forced to face what they really want. 

Titles in the multi-author series, Outback Brides, include:  Maggie’s Run by Kelly Hunter – Belle’s Secret by Victoria Purman – Elsa’s Stand by Cathryn Hein – Holly’s Heart by Fiona McArthur

Title:  Belle’s Secret
Series:  Outback Brides #2
Author:  Victoria Purman
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 25, 2018
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

If a crazy in love romance, the good kind, tops your enjoyable Romance reads list then Belle’s Secret is perfect for you.  Fall in love, have a whirlwind wedding, and a panic attack the next day which prompts you to run home hoping to never have to face that crazy impulse again.  Except you cannot simply forget, no, the memory, the ‘what if I’d only thoughts’ just won’t stop.  Now one year later, at the opposite side of the world you run into your spouse.  Shocked much?  Yeah,  Belle is frantic and Harry is furious.  Somehow this crazy love has come home to roost… and the happy ever after is completely up in the air.

I completely feel in my own kind of crazy love with Belle’s Secret.  This couple was made for each other yet somehow they managed to toss everything up in the air and now they have to fix it… one way or the other.  It’s the kind of story where you’re desperately hoping that each one will realize just what a good thing they have together and start working toward each other, not away.  On the surface this is a crazy love story, but read on, go a bit deeper and you’ll find a lovely, emotional romance.  I love the descriptions of the locations we’re at during this romance.  When an author can make me feel as if I’m right there, then I pay attention to all of their small details.  Sometimes love can be absolutely crazy, but when it’s with the right person then it’s completely worth it all.  Belle and Harry are worth it, and I’d recommend their story and this complete series to any Contemporary Romance reader who loves a great romance, crazy or sane or anywhere in-between.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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