4 out of 5 stars
SADIE’S SECRET by Kathleen Y’Barbo is a delightful mix of suspense and romance.
Sarah ”Sadie” Callum is kept on her toes at all times. When she’s not vetting out criminals as a talented Pinkerton agent, she is busy staying one step ahead of her five overprotective brothers. Though her family thinks she in only a secretary, her mother is more and more aggravated by her constant traveling, and begins to wonder what it is her daughter really does that requires so much roaming.
After Sadie sees to Jefferson Tucker’s release from prison - a position he found himself in when mistakenly taken for his twin brother – she assumes they both will go their separate ways. But much to her dismay, the handsome and disarming Jefferson Tucker has a case of his own to solve and knows that he needs Sadie’s assistance to solve it.
British detective Jefferson Tucker is determined to find his elusive brother and make him pay for the year Jefferson lost in prison while mistaken for his brother. And though he planned on doing this on his own, he realizes the beautiful Pinkerton agent that saw to his release is just the person he needs to help clear his name and get his life back.
Both Sarah and Jefferson are taken with each other, but for professional reasons they insist nothing personal can happen between them. But the more time they spend together as their cases intersect, they more their attraction for each other builds.
I really enjoyed SADIE’S SECRET. Sadie was a strong character while Jefferson was quite debonair. The twist and turns in the book are not difficult to figure out, but that does not diminish the journey. I loved both Sadie’s and Jefferson’s family members. They really added depth and appeal to the story. This is the third book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series. I didn’t read the first two books, but I didn’t feel lost or confused either. An all-around entertaining adventure.
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