Readers will be delighted with nine sweet, contemporary
romance novelettes in Sweet & Sassy: Hidden Identities. In this charming
anthology, you will fall in love again and again.
THE BEST OF ME by Paige Timothy
Becky is a cancer survivor who has been blogging about her journey. She's
shocked to find that Josh, her one-time love and now-famous oncologist, is the
main speaker at the symposium she’s been asked to attend. Has fate given them a
second chance at a future together, or just a shot at miserably ever after?
SECOND-HAND HEARTS by Jo Noelle
When Elena sees Chase for the first time, his turquoise eyes and tousled blond
hair convince her that she might believe in insta-love. Just in time, her brain
takes over, reminding her that her business is in trouble, making the future
uncertain—not a good time for love. But being with Chase is as easy as
following her heart, until she finds he has a secret big enough to break it.
FIRST LOVE, SECOND CHOICE by Lindzee Armstrong
When wedding planner Keslee gets asked on a date by her long-lost high school
crush, Bryce, everything should be perfect. But Bryce mistakes Keslee for her
deceased twin sister, Jadyn. And she doesn’t correct him. Now they’re
unexpectedly working together. Keslee knows the charade can’t last much longer,
and fears she’ll lose Bryce forever when she tells him the truth.
HACKED by Stephanie Connelley Worlton
NSA data analyst Samantha Perry never knew being an introverted computer geek
could get dangerous until she digs a little too deep into a greedy blackhat’s
business, forcing her to change her identity and relocate. She risks everything
to try to close the case, but may end up putting a nail in her own casket. And
if she doesn’t, Seth, her hot new neighbor, just might.
TO LOVE AND PROTECT by Ruth Roberts
First Son Daxon Hayward has refused a secret service detail since the day his
father was elected President. This time the threat against Daxon is very real,
and his father plants an undercover agent to protect him, Lorelei Davis who is
capable and beautiful. She’s received her assignment: Protect the First Son,
don’t let him know she is an agent, and don’t fall in love.
CLOSING TIME by Candice N. Toone
Chef Will Morrison can’t help himself after watching Kelsey sit alone at a
table waiting for a blind date. When he steps in to save her from being stood
up, he expects to exchange dull first-date pleasantries, but finds himself
drawn in by her quick wit and spunk. Will hears himself confirming plans for a
second date only to realize that she still believes he’s someone else.
SINK OR SWIM by Laura D. Bastian
Shelly can’t believe she’s fallen for another cheater. The last few weeks at
the gym swimming next to Brandon had almost convinced her she could date again.
Brandon’s excited to be back home with a career that can finally hold a candle
to his twin brother’s success. When Shelly suddenly turns cold, Brandon can’t
help wondering if it has something to do with his brother.
WRITE AND WRONG by Kaye P. Clark
Jon Patterson is burned out. After publishing a series of blockbuster novels
under his pen name, he’s hit a brick wall. He escapes to a rural town in Idaho
where he meets Abby, the local librarian. She ignites his imagination and
quickens his heart. Without the pressure of his pen name, Jon is free to be
himself. But will he lose Abby when she learns his secret?
UNDERCOVER LOVER by James C. Duckett
Agent Johnny Anderson is struggling with an investigation that could make or
break his career. However, it’s love at first sight when beautiful and witty
Hannah moves into the neighborhood. Will Johnny lose Hannah when she finds out
his cover story is a façade? As things get hotter between them, his love for
her might endanger her life.
I was excited to be able to read and review this new anthology. The cover looks great and I love the premise of "hidden identities". Every novella in this book revolves around that theme and I really liked it.
This book starts off strong. I LOVED the first half of the book. The stories were great and I was just eating them up. I think my favorites were Second Hand Hearts, The Best of Me and Hacked. After I read Hacked, I was over to Amazon trying to find anything about the next book after Hacked because it mentions it in the after word. Alas, I could find nothing but I really want to read it!!
After the first five books, things sort of went downhill for me. The stories just weren't as good. Write and Wrong had sexual innuendo and frequent mild swearing which made it stick out in this collection as not quite like the others. Undercover Lover is a lot like To Love and Protect in premise, but not nearly as good.
Overall though, a great collection of stories. As of today, you can pre-order this anthology for just $.99. Seriously, that's a steal of a deal, even if you don't love every novella in there. It releases March 26th.