No Perfect Secret

No Perfect Secret

by Jackie Weger


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Betrayed thrice-over by her husband, Anna believes her imploded life will right itself if only she buys a dog. Investigator, Frank Caburn, has a better idea. His attraction to Anna is electric. Yet he is honor bound to juggle his investigation with his growing affection. He can't decide between doing the right thing and just doing it. Hounding Caburn to keep the investigation low-key and secrets from Anna are his elderly bosses--both of whom plan to keep their jobs until the Rapture or the sun burns out-whichever comes last. Adding to Caburn's woe is a cross-dressing dominatrix with OCD, a purple haired hacker on parole, and Anna's back-stabbing mother-in-law. Falling love has never been more difficult

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500977108
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2014
Series: No Perfect Collection , #1
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

A South Alabama native, Jackie Weger has been writing novels off and on for thirty years. She enjoys destination travel--going to new and strange places, meeting the natives, learning their customs, their foods, how they survive good times and bad. She lived part of one winter with trappers in the Louisiana Swamps, volunteered at a Sister's of Mercy Mission in Colon, Panama--and had one of the most interesting conversations in her life with an old man and his dog as they sat on a bench waiting for a train in the Village of Versailles. Jackie loves books, coffee, tea, cats, gossip and all things Southern.
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No Perfect Secret 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite No Perfect Secret by Jackie Weger is a contemporary romance about betrayal and redemption. When Anna learns her husband is living a double life, she could throw in the towel, especially since she has the mother-in-law from hell. But she doesn't want to give her husband that control over her life any more. Because he works in the state department, it makes his deception a national matter. When Frank Caburn is sent to investigate her husband's deceptions, he is surprised to find the beautiful and lovely Anna. He tries to shield Anna from as much of her husband's lies as possible and keep their relationship professional. But that is easier said than done as their attraction for one another grows. Frank finds himself at a crossroads and considers throwing out his work ethics in order to be with the one woman who could make his life worth living. But Anna is gun shy around men and doesn't want to open herself up to trusting too easily. And how can she ever trust the man sent to investigate her husband? This is an uplifting, well written story that is heavy on the drama and poignant moments. It is a little deeper than some traditional romances, so have the tissues handy, especially when Anna reflects on past relationships and her mother. But this story also has humor and delightful secondary characters that add a needed spark of comic relief. The best of both worlds!
DuckyDi More than 1 year ago
**4.5 stars* This was my first story from this author but it won’t be my last! The premise seems simple. Anna, on the surface, appears to be living a happy, good life. She is happily, if not ecstatically, married and still hopeful they will have the child she’s always longed for. A visit from Frank, a co-worker of her husband’s at the State Department, is the catalyst in unraveling all she thought she knew about her marriage. I loved this book! The storyline intrigued me but I got so much more. While a gentle romance, the relationship between the main characters seemed always to be simmering as they faced one after another of unwelcome revelations. And those revelations just kept on coming! Anna and Frank were surrounded and supported by funny, loving, friends, neighbours and co-workers that made the story that much richer. Definitely on my re-read stack. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JeanW53 More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. ‘No Perfect Secret’ by Jackie Weger is a book that I was not able to put down. The laundry could wrinkle in the dryer, I had to read the next chapter, and the next, and the next, etc. Anna Nesmith has been married to Kevin for 10 years. Clara Alice her mother-in-law has been living with them since 9/11. An unexpected knock on the door during a terrible sleet storm starts the unraveling of the secrets and lies that Kevin and Clara Alice have told Anna. I don’t want to be a “spoiler” so that is all I am going to say. The twists that the plot takes is part of the reason that I could not put the book down. I had to know what happened next. I would rate this book more than 5 stars if I could.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
No Perfect Secret. Jackie Weger. ARC supplied by Author. Well, I've loved the first to books I've read of Jackie' so maybe I had too high expectations....I liked this book, enjoyed it but didn't quite have the love for it that I did the others. I'm not sure why as the cast of characters were great. Anna, there are thousands of wives like her, looking after elderly family members, working outside the home, keeping the household jobs done and providing backup for husbands while putting their own hopes and dreams on hold....I really felt for her. She gets a visit one day from Frank. Internal investigator fpr a state department. I'm sure they don't work the way they do in the book but hey – this is fiction and it makes the story far more interesting that if he simply phoned and sent numerous duplicated letters etc! He seems to work in a small dept, almost off grid, with lots of flexibility. That allowed him and his colleague Helen to spend lots of time with Anna sorting out the mess her husband had left. And he'd certainly been doing some dreadful deeds that left her well ordered life in tatters. Frank – the attraction between him and Anna is there from the start but they both dance around it, and its not til really far in the novel that they do get together. Jackie has some great expressions for male appendages... I loved “tally whacker” in the first one, dingus in the next then this time its Mr Johnson :) Helen, lady in control of the office, fabulous woman, knows what she wants from life and loves helping others, her tenants JoJo and Clarence – what a great pair, added so much colour to the novel. I think my favourite though (discounting Franks sex appeal) is neighbour Lila, in her nineties but the sort of lady I aspire to be one day, she drinks, enjoys life, laughs and is full of joie do vivre. I got a bit confused over the storyline though, didn't really understand the political machinations of what Anna’s husbands job was, he seemed top be some sort of diplomatic courier, which clearly allowed him to live his double life, leaving his mother -the mother in law from hell – with Anna. I think that part just wasn't strong enough for me – I didn't feel engaged with the actual story though I loved the characters, I’d love friends and neighbours like that. I loved the gentle way once again Jackie has woven the romance through the novel, starts slowly but right from the early part you can see that attraction is unstoppable, and then once they do get together its Jackie's characteristic well written sex scenes, sensual and racy but never smutty or overly “in your face” - what happens fits perfectly in the novel. That’s a treat when so many novels seems to have badly written sex scenes just for the scandal and selling point. I love spice in my romance, not and steamy no problem, but it must fit the story and characters and must be well written. Stars: four, loved the people but not so keen on the actual plot.