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Author: Paula Altenburg
Publishers: Entangled Bliss, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: April 11th, 2016
This review is for the closed door Bliss version of the story that was released in April 2016 rather than the original Red-hot Bliss released in 2014.
This is a delectable, quick, easy read, well written second chance romance that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It has a strong, independent female lead in Cassiopeia Stone who ran away from her home and domineering father at fifteen, only to be forced back until she finally left to follow her own dreams when she was eighteen. Now she’s a fully qualified engineer on her way up the corporate ladder. After a stupendous one-night stand left her pregnant, she did seek to contact the father, Logan Alexander, but he’s mysteriously disappeared so she maintains her independence but adds loving her gorgeous daughter in her life. When the one night stand turns up to work as her temporary administration assistant things are going to be fraught – especially as he’s staying with his grandmother who lives next door to Cass. How will he react to seeing his daughter? What’s with his mysterious past?
Logan’s actually an undercover agent, trying to locate who is selling military ordinance information to foreign agents and can’t tell Cass what his real job is. She thinks he’s a loser, moving from one short term job to another. She’s also terrified how he’ll react to discovering his daughter . . . but the attraction between the two is still rampant but with so many secrets at stake, do they stand any chance of a HEA?
This is a great read, one that keeps you turning pages and forgetting to look at the time! Cass has plenty of problems at work with ex-military misogynists, people not following secure procedures, making inaccurate assumptions about how she’s become head of department and, unknown to her, a spy in their midsts. Logan is fighting his need to be honest with Cass and his need to keep quiet about his true life until the security breech has been identified and closed – no wonder the tagline for it highlights the conflict of interest aspect! The story has a well paced flow that keeps your reading. Highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a delightful second chance romance to escape into with well developed characters and a mystery to be solved.
I was gifted a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Conflict of interest is an understatement…
Since being disowned by her strict father, Cass Stone has spent her adulthood trying to prove him wrong. Her drive has led to more success than her family ever thought she’d achieve, and life is looking great. Not even an incredible and mysterious one night stand that leaves her a single mom can trip her up…until the father of her baby stumbles back into her life, as sexy and unreliable as ever.
Logan Alexander hasn’t forgotten the night he spent with Cass two years ago, but he never expects to end up undercover as her assistant. His job saves lives—like it should have saved his brother—and he can’t afford complications. It’s difficult enough to maintain his cover as a carefree wanderer when he realizes his attraction to Cass hasn’t faded…and then he meets Cass’s daughter.
**This title was originally released under Red-Hot Bliss and has been updated to be a closed door Bliss.
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