Anabelle Rowley, 55 is a successful high-end bridal gown designer who is taking a two week break at an exclusive beach-front villa she meets a man. Not just any man, one who ticks every box on her imaginary boyfriend list.
John Ethan, 52, has just moved to Australia and taking a two week break to recover from injury. Imagine his surprise when he meets a woman who aroused every desire in him.
Is it just a holiday fling or was there something more, something long lasting?
Their holiday romance lights fires in them both but when Anabelle has to leave suddenly neither have a way of finding each other again.
But the big question is will they ever be able to locate each other?
And if they do how will Anabelle react to John's past?
My inspiration for John Ethan is the gorgeous Idris Elba
OMG - the sex was amazing!
Posted by Catherine Rowley on 30th May 2018
This was a new author to me and it certainly won't be the last book I read of hers!
First - I love that they were both older characters. I'm sick of reading books about 20 and 30 year old when I'm in my 50s. Instead I could easily put myself in the heroine's place and completely understand her reactions.
Second - There was a great romance story going on. It made sense.
Third - that scary bit! OMG I was shaking and then I was crying.
Finally - I fell in love with the hero and heroine and I totally loved Charlie!
The sex was sizzling! The hero hot and sexy. I can't wait for her next book - I'll be at the head of the queue to buy it!
Jean Day rated it 5 Stars
Oh wow! This book was fabulous, Ms Shearer has done it again!
I really like that her books always have mature characters - in their 40s, 50s and 60s. I'm 52 and it's nice to read a book with heroes and heroines a contemporary age. I can relate to them.
The characters were well developed and I raced through with fingers crossed they would meet again.
Have to admit to shock at one point - I wasn't expecting what happened but it really worked great in the story.
I did fall in love with John - who wouldn't?
Oh and all that hot sex... yes please!
Tina rated it it was amazing
Ana thought John would be a holiday fling. Until he was more. John thought Ana would be a holiday fling. Until she wasn’t. But when their holiday is over will that be the end of them?
Her Dom’s Secret Past is a wonderful read by Suzy Shearer. Both John and Ana are closer to retirement which is I thoroughly enjoyed. Ms. Shearer showed us that love, at first sight, isn’t just for the young. Both John and Ana were not looking for love. In fact, love was the furthest thing they had in mind. I love that Ms. Shearer caught both Ana and John off guard with growing feelings. Even as John and Ana’s relationship grows danger stalks them. Will their budding relationship survive?
I love the unexpected twists and turns Ms. Shearer gave us. The story changed from a sweet late in life love story into something much more intense. I loved seeing John and Ana roll with the punches. I loved seeing them struggle to accept their reality. Ms. Shearer did not make it easy. John and Ana had to learn to accept what they couldn’t control. Ms. Shearer showed their journey with a deft touch. It felt emotional and real. I enjoyed seeing John and Ana emerge stronger for the experience.
This is my first time reading Ms. Shearer but it definitely will not be the last.
Five Shooting Stars Shining Star Award (less)
SiKReviews rated it 5 Star
Just because you are over 50 doesn't mean you can't fall in love an live like you are 20.
Throughout reading this book, I felt like I was on vacation in Australia. Probably the only way I will be able to visit. The author was very descriptive and as such, I was able to picture every "scene" with ease and "see" it's beauty.
One of my favorite parts was Annabelle found a new friend in Rolly. Well at least when she had an apple. It was a pure and innocent gift that wildlife can give.
John's love for Anna was instantaneous. Hers was just as fast, but very cautious.
Touching and full of action