Secret Kiss (Hope Falls Series #10)

Secret Kiss (Hope Falls Series #10)

by Melanie Shawn

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Secret Kiss (Hope Falls Series #10) by Melanie Shawn

Adam Dorsey was used to living a life of deceit and falsehood both professionally and personally. The former CIA operative--with an extremely high IQ--was ready for a quieter, more authentic life. Enter Jane, a gorgeous and adorable hazel eyed beauty that complicated his plan. No matter what she made him feel, he knew that he had to stay away from her for fear of damaging more than just her innocence...

Jane Marshall always believed in the power of positive thinking and all that could create. She felt accomplished in her career, and was blessed with great friends and family. And yet, she questioned whether or not there existed a man that would be able to unleash and explore her inexperienced heart...until she laid eyes on Adam.

Will Adam be able to let go of his past and accept Jane for the genuine soul she truly is? Will Jane be able to navigate through never before had feelings? Are there some things that are even beyond the control of two highly intelligent people? Discover the truth in ...Secret Kiss

**Author's Note: Each Hope Falls full-length novel can be read as a stand-alone**

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150968653
Publisher: Red Hot Reads Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2015
Series: Hope Falls Series , #10
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 155,692
File size: 704 KB

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Secret Kiss 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
heavenlycirce More than 1 year ago
"Secret Kiss" is written by Melanie Shawn, and it is the tenth book in the Hope Fall series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Adam Dorsey and Jane Marshall. Adam Dorsey needed his own place to stay. It just happened to be across the street from Jane Marshall. When Jane discovered Adam was her neighbor, she just happened to be on the phone with her doting grandparents. They're worried about her, so to alleviate their worry, she tells them she has a boyfriend. Problem is, when her grandma asked her what his name was, she said, "Adam," only because she was shocked to see Adam at the other house. It made her grandparents happy, so she continued with this charade. A little lie will never hurt. Adam will never find out, right? Not only are Adam and Jane neighbors, but they also happen to be co-workers too. What happens when they're in the same room together 24/7? Their chemistry was amazing! There were just so much tension. You knew at some point they were going to give in to their feelings. And what I also loved was how Jane didn't realize how Adam saw her. She's kind of innocent, but that's what made her charming and attractive to Adam. She never was doing things intentionally. Adam saw her as beautiful. Jane can't believe an amazing, intelligent, and hot guy like Adam is even interested in her. So what happens when her grandparents find the two of them in a lip-lock? Well, her grandparents are happy, and unknowingly, out her charade! How does Adam react? And what happens when Adam's ex-wife comes back into town? "Secret Kiss" was AMAZING! It had everything I could ask for as a reader. It was scorching hot, had its cute and funny moments, and it was heartwarming! I've read several books by Melanie Shawn, and while I love all of their books, "My Only" had yet to be knocked down as my #1 favorite book by this sisterly duo. But "Secret Kiss" gave "My Only" a run for its money! So they're both in my top 2! It's a toss-up. Everyone should read this book. You will fall in love with Adam and Jane!
wackyheadcase More than 1 year ago
Jane and Adam were perfect for one another. I loved the tension these two had and the passion that hit them when they finally realized what was happening. I'm a huge fan of the fake relationships and this one did not disappoint. Jane's grandparents were a fun addition to the story line and her "Lucy" moments were laugh out loud worthy. I love the people of Hope Falls and each book gets even better. A copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story from Hope Falls. Super genius from the life of hard knocks turns into super hot guy meets brainiac with poor social skills who just happens to be beautiful and not know it. I loved the unraveling of Adam's story - shocking. Jane's "Lucy" moments were entertaining to say the least. The grandparents are a welcome addition to the crazy town of Hope Falls. The characters are complex and thought provoking while making me laugh and gasp. I want to live in Hope Falls. Great series from one of my go to authors!
Marlene976 More than 1 year ago
I loved it! this book made me smile, laugh out loud, upset me and wowed me! Jane is a marvel, her character was so charming. And Adam well you cant say too much about him! I like the alternate POV. The side characters, the town of Hope Falls and even Alexis are great. The grandparents are a hoot and the chemistry OH MY!!! This will not disappoint.
deeeee More than 1 year ago
Adam Dorsey: HOT, genius, wealthy and all around great guy. Jane Marshall: sweet, shy, loyal friend, incredible worker and unknown to her, a beauty. Jane has been working in Hope Falls at the headquarters of Latch Key to Success a year ago. Because Jane was so close to her grandparents, who raised her, she looked forward to her weekly chats and did whatever she could to put their minds at ease. One evening, during one of these chats, Jane lied to her Grandmother telling her she was dating someone. Hopefully, if they didn't have to worry, their health issues would improve. When Nana asked who Jane was dating, the first name that popped into her head was "Adam". The Adam she'd been mooning over since he came to Hope Falls. The Adam that would soon be sharing her workspace, the Adam who recently moved across the street!!!! That ADAM! With that one little lie, Pandora's box of lies spilled open and Jane kept finding herself telling little lies to make life better for everyone. Adam hadn't realize he was living across from Jane until after the move. He, too, had Jane on his mind constantly, but really wasn't in a situation to do much more than dream from afar, until one day Jane's Nana and Papa popped in for a surprise visit while Adam and Jane were kissing in the office. Being the good guy that Adam was (and because it really wasn't a hardship), Adam went along with Jane's story. Suddenly, Jane's boss Nikki was throwing Jane and Adam into sticky situations and the room temperature began to rise! Although there was definitely interest on both sides, Adam knew he wasn't a "forever" guy and that's what Jane needed. Yet every time Adam tried to say something to Jane, something stopped the words from flowing, but not the passion from rising. As a reader, I couldn't help but love Jane and Adam. Jane had always felt like a wallflower and Adam made her feel like a princess. The heat between the two of them is steamy, yet there is so much humor and sweetness throughout the story. Nana and Papa are a hoot and their meddlesome friends' hearts are in the right places. REVIEW COPY FOR HONEST REVIEW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Melanie Shawn has been one of my favorite authors since I was introduced to her Crossroads Series, and since starting to read the Hope Falls Series I have been just as enamored with her characters and story lines. I thoroughly enjoy that we still have character reappearances through the series and we get to continue on in their stories as well. Secret Kiss has been my absolute favorite book of this series! In addition to an unfolding love story there was so much humor and laugh out loud situations in this book that at times my sides hurt from laughing. The characters are just so loveable. I also once again have to complement the chemistry and crazy heat, all the things that make Melanie Shawn's books so amazing. I loved this set of main characters.Melanie Shawn has an ability to keep their readers engaged in the story. They make you want to live with these people and be friends with them. All of Melanie's books always have the perfect blend of romance, sex and plot. This can be ready as a standalone novel, even though reading just this book will not be enough, you will have to read the entire series! I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Molly_76 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I say that about all of Melanie Shawn's book but it's just the truth. I was able to read this book during a cross country road trip and there was some moments in the car where I just LOL'd. I love the story line between Jane and Adam, especially because they had to fake a relationship to appease her grandparents. Fake relationship books make a great story line. Just like all her books this book had heart, warmth, humor, swoon moments and sexiness. It's getting harder and harder to decide which book is my favorite. I love them all and I just want to live in Hope Falls. If only Melanie Shawn could write me in one of her books I would die a happy woman. This book is a fun and sexy read, perfect to add some extra hotness to your reading. READ THIS BOOK!! Thanks Melanie Shawn for writing books that take you away from your every day life.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
I love returning to Hope Falls! In this installment of this fantastic series, we are treated to the story of Adam Dorsey, the CIA agent turned app designer, and Jane Marshall, the positive thinker, who strives to be as independent as she can be. Adam has just gotten out of a relationship that has turned him off of the opposite sex. He wants nothing to do with a relationship, but the trouble is, he meets Jane and sparks fly immediately, however he's not sure if it's one-sided. Jane has always wanted to meet that perfect for her guy, but every relationship she's ever had has been a disaster. Now she has her well meaning grandparents breathing down her neck worrying about her and wanting her to settle down. Will the slip of Adam's name to them be the start of something great or will it once again backfire in her face? I love reading Melanie Shawn books because I always know I'm going to get a fantastic story with well developed plots and characters; this book was no exception. While it can be read as a standalone, I'd recommend any book in this series and for that matter, any book this duo has written!
booknerd81 More than 1 year ago
Jane and Adam in Secret Kiss are two of my favorite characters in a long time. First Jane is a super smart woman who has always struggled to fit in to social situations. I loved everything about Jane! I loved that she was a total klutz, adorably clueless, a terrible liar, and the funniest person who has no idea she was funny. Adam is a man who has had a rough childhood and then has spent the last 10 years working for the CIA. An extremely intelligent man who has been burned by love and is convinced he is never going to open his heart again. That is until he meets Jane. I loved reading this book mostly because Jane is such a wonderfully refreshing character. She is just so likeable and is so real you can see parts of yourself in her or in someone you know. Watching Jane and Adam fall in love was funny and heartwarming. I enjoyed watching these two fake it until they made it. The real scene stealers in my opinion were Jane’s grandparents. They will make you laugh so hard your sides will hurt. This book can be read as a standalone however, I would personally recommend you start at the beginning of the hope falls series and work your way through all of the books in this series are like precious gems.
MaureenBartlett More than 1 year ago
In this latest release from Melanie Shawn we get to know Adam and Jane. The two have chemistry that's off the charts, and while they may try to ignore it they are not very successful. When a fake relationship becomes one that's not so fake, things really start to heat up. Secrets make themselves known and they'll have to face the past before building their future together. Another great read, pick it up today and you won't want to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story! Absolutely sweet and sexy! Two thumbs up!
Sweetpea53 More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have read all the Hope Falls series and I have to say I think this one was my favorite. Every time I read one of the books, I wish I could move there and be a part of the lives of all the characters. And this book was no exception. Jane is a bit socially awkward and I love the internal dialogue she has with herself when she finds herself in uncomfortable situations. I found myself laughing out loud at some of her comments. She lost her parents at a young age and was raised by her grandparents. She is very close to them and in order to keep them from worrying, she tells them she has a boyfriend who is watching out for her.. which is a bit of a little white lie! Enter Adam... they share an office space at work and the chemistry between them is off the charts. He cannot stop thinking about her and Jane finds herself in a few "bumbling" situations when she is around him. He keeps telling himself he does not want to get involved with her.. he is dealing with a broken relationship and is not ready to make a commitment to anyone. Watching Adam and Jane fight their attraction to each other was a big part of the humor I found in the book. They both come from difficult pasts and are wary of allowing themselves to give in to their feelings. But fate intervenes and the little white lie Jane told her grandparents comes back to bite her.. with some humorous situations along the way. Take the time to visit Hope Falls.. you will be glad you did.