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Review: Secrets of the Heart by Patti Shenberger

Ten years ago, Nicholas and Isabelle were madly in love, or so Isabelle thought. After he left without a backward glance, Isabelle gave all her attention to her career in medicine. Now she’s a respected cardiologist, and likes her life the way it is, devoting her time to her patients and throwing herself into her work, until her past comes back to haunt her. The man she knew as Nick Carter reappears in her life, only this time he’s Prince Nicholas Corsairs, heir to the throne of Wellfleet Isle.

Prince Nicholas Corsairs will do anything for his family and his people. He left Isabelle once before when family and duty called. Now he wants her to come to Wellfleet for six months to care for his ailing father.

Together again their attraction and passion is undeniable. But Isabelle’s hesitant to let him back into her life. Regardless of how much she loves him, Isabelle knows a future with Nicholas is out of the question. His country needs him and Isabelle won’t take second place in his life. She deserves better than that. But fate has a way of making you see things differently . . . .

Sensuality Level: Sensual

  • File Size: 312 KB
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (December 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • FTC Disclosure: Book given for the purpose of an honest review.

This weekend was a good one for my reading pleasure. I received a copy of Secrets of the Heart a few days ago, and I whipped through it. While it started off a little rough (both of the principle characters were virtually unlikeable in the first chapter), the book turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The whirlwind romance between Prince Nicholas and Isabelle has that old-school romance feel that I’ve been a bit nostalgic for in this 50 Shades world. Secrets of the Heart does leave some pretty big unanswered questions, but this is a short book, bordering on novella status, and for what it is, the novel is a sweet love story that, over-all, makes great sense, and has good characters. I hope that the author writes a second book with the Prince’s brother (you know how I always go for those secondary characters).

4 out of 5 meows


A recent college grad and lover of all things literary, MamaMia has been reading romance novels probably before it was appropriate for her to do so. She is addicted to her iPhone and all social media, and she is always on the prowl for good characters to fall in love with. She is currently on a contemporary romance kick, but is known to read about vampires, teens fighting bad guys, and Navy SEALs, to name a few.

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