One Little Secret by Maureen Childs

Posted January 2, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned or Purchased, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments


A routine business deal comes with a secret baby surprise!

The man who got away is back

and a little surprise awaits him…

Single mom Sadie Harris couldn’t resist charming entrepreneur Justin Carey—and she couldn’t convince him to stay.

And then she made the mistake of keeping her pregnancy a secret after they parted ways…

Now he’s back to make a deal with her family—and meet his son for the first time.

With emotions running high, Sadie and Justin soon cross the line from anger to passion…to possibly more. But will Justin stay this time?

Titles in the Dynasties: The Carey Center series include — The Ex Upstairs – Ways to Win an Ex – The Wrong Mr. Right – One Little Secret –

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  One Little Secret
Series:  Dynasties: The Carey Center #4
Author:  Maureen Child
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  December 28, 2021
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  DNF @ 30%

One Little Secret concludes the Dynasties: The Carey Center series.  It’s a story that I was looking forward to throughout the series to finally get to Justin’s story for I love a bad-boy rebel.


This story is also one of my least liked tropes, the ‘secret baby she never told the man she was carrying/keeping the baby from the dad for any length of time’ trope.  I couldn’t do it, you could say that this is one of my triggers, and no matter how much I enjoy the author’s work, nor how well the 30% that I did read before DNFing was written — the heroine did something that I simply could not get past.  It happens, not often, but there are times when I cannot put aside my personal issues to just enjoy a story.

Any review is only one reader’s opinion.  And I’ll not be posting this anywhere beyond this blog.  Sadie was a character I disliked immensely.  And her action was something I could not get beyond.  Should you come across this post please remember that DNF ratings don’t mean the book was horrible, it means that one particular reader made the decision to walk away from a book that wasn’t working for them… and that is what I’ve done with One Little Secret.  I’ll never know how The Retirement Wars ended, but… I hope happily for the senior Mr. & Mrs. Carey.

I own a Kindle edition of this title

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