Review: Two Sinful Secrets
The two come face to face in Paris, where Dominic is on family business. Sophia is trying to start a new life for herself, after her late husband left her penniless. They are drawn to each other again instantly. But Dominic is caught up in the longstanding animosity that his family holds against hers. At first, he tries to stay away, but goes on to see a relationship with her as a surefire way to get under her family's skin.
I must say, just like in the last book, the family feud is very weak. And the fact that Dominic wanted to use Sophia to hurt her family made it difficult for me to really like him. Yes, he eventually comes around, but it's almost too little, too late.
In the meantime, there is a man from Sophia's past who is stalking her. This is the main external conflict in the book, and it didn't work for me. This is a powerful and attractive man who could have anyone. His actions and obsession with Sophia are over the top and simply don't have enough of a basis to ring true. It made him seem almost like a caricature of a villain, instead of a believable threat.
There were some parts of the book I really liked, though. Sophia, for instance, was a pretty good heroine. She was sympathetic with her cold family and loser husband. You could really see that she has grown a lot, and she does her best to do right by Dominic. Also... the sex was hot. Solid tension and great payoff. Plus, McKee is really great at laying the groundwork for future books. She did it last time, and she does it here again. I can't wait for Elizabeth and Brendan's book. There is so much angst there!!!
I definitely enjoyed it more than One Naughty Night... and I have high hopes for book 3.
*ARC Provided by Forever
Two Sinful Secretsby Laurel McKeeRelease Date: November 20, 2012Publisher: Forever