Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Secret Heiress by Judith Gould

Ariadne and Nikoletta are twin sisters that were separated by birth. Their father Nikos thought Ariadne was cursed and sent her off to live with another family. Ariadne grew up to be sweet and loveable. Nikoletta had all that she ever wanted and more whenever she wanted it. Once Nikos died, the board of advisors didn’t care for the direction Nikoletta was taking the company Papadaki Private Holdings Limited and decided that they would find her twin sister that Adrian Single knew about. Finding her was not so much of a problem but training her to be her sister Niki is another thing all together. Can she pull it off or will something happen to ruin their entire plan?

I have only read one of her other books so I wasn’t sure what to expect at all. The writing was really good but I just didn’t like all the sex. What is it with steamy novels and me lately? Anyways, I enjoyed how well the characters stood out and I really got a deep feeling of dislike for Niki. My favorite character was Ariadne. As I said before she was sweet and lovable a complete opposite from her twin sister. I also really liked Matt Foster. He was looking out for Adriane’s best interest even when things became complicated.

At first, I really didn’t care for the book but it grew on me. I wanted to see how they would deal with Niki as well as how Ariadne was going to deal with her gut feelings on how to be Niki. I was pleased with how well Judith Gould handled the book. The thing that impressed me the most and I feel silly for not seeing it sooner was what Judith mentioned at the end of the book. But I’ll leave that up to you to read and find out. I don’t want to give anything away. This book was delightful and I really felt for all the characters even Niki in spite of her delusions. I wish that a few things had been taken care of and not left hanging. Yet not much I can do about it. I do recommend this book if you love romance and adventure. It is good with that but if you don’t care to read a lot of sex scenes then this would not be the book for you.


Now I am working on The Little Matchmakers anthology. It starts with Debbie Macomber's The Matchmakers. It is supposed to be holiday themed. I'll let you know. :)

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