(A Perfect Secret - Book #3/Hope Parish)
by Zoe Dawson
Kindle Edition, 336 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own
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The one secret she can't stand to keep is the one she can't afford to tell.
The perfect little rich girl, River Pearl Sutton has always done what her family expected of her. She’d become the perfect little beauty queen, the perfect child model and now her global success locks her into a life she never really chose.
Coming home for the summer to prepare for the Founder’s Day Festival, a celebration of her lauded ancestor, she is tasked by her father to write a speech to be delivered at the end of the party.
Returning to Hope Parish brings her back into close proximity with sweet-talking, skirt-chasing Braxton Outlaw, the boy who always seemed immune to her charms in high school. But now he looks at her with those challenging blue eyes, both intimidating and seductive at the same time. Using research of her family lineage and his as way to get close to this bad boy, they fall into a hot, torrid affair.
She stumbles across a terrible secret that could bring to ruin not only her reputation, but the reputation and standing of her family. But when her infatuation with Brax grows into something that she can’t live without, she must decide what to do. Keep the secret and lose Brax or destroy her family and lose them.
It’s an awful, heartrending perfect dilemma.
Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity
BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)
Hope Parish Novellas
BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie) – January 2015BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
River wants Braxston Outlaw and has since she was in high school. Braxston wants River Pearl. Should be simple right, so wrong. Braxston tells himself she is off limits because she is the type of girl he will never want to let go and that means she would be subjected to his reputation. He will never let that happen to any woman. River makes attempts to get Braxston once he can no longer avoid her.
She is the rich beauty queen turned international model. Braxston is a self taught awesome cook with a growing reputation for his new restuarant.
Things get out of control and their magnets to each other. They can longer deny the chemistry and sexual tension between them. But going after what they want might just ruin them forever.
River tries to research the Outlaws history and uncovers a truth even she cannot believe and she has to decide to clear the Outlaw name and destroy another families reputation in the process or keep it to herself and feel guilty.
Now that her and Brax have gotten cozy will River go back to her modeling contract in New York and will she accept the television show in California or will she step out of her perfect, rich girl mask and do something she feels to her core and in the process she might just get to keep Braxston too. That is if Braxston can man-up and admit that he loves her and will fight for her and can overcome the need to protect her from his own demons.
I liked this one more than the other 2 and I think it was because there was a bit of a mystery with the history of the Outlaws and the town and uncovering the information and figure out the puzzle. I liked that little twist.
I also like that there was more on Jake and Chase and the relationship they had as kids with the Outlaws and what happened there.
Rating: 3 1/2 STARS