On her thirty-first birthday, hopeless romantic Kelsey Callihan has all but given up on happily ever afters, which is why she agrees to a risqué proposition from Sterling Canyon’s notorious playboy, backcountry skier Trip Lexington. After all, every girl needs a little fun, and with Trip, there are no mixed signals or risks of a broken heart. And if his tips can help her l...more
OMG this book was an emotional ride. I cried, I laughed, and I swooned. Damn this book worked me over. I have been waiting for Trip's book since I read the first book in this series Accidentally Hers, back in Oct 2015. I knew there was more to Trip then his playboy act and I wanted to see him shine. This book was everything I wanted and more! Better than the first book and that is saying something since I can still remember how much I love that book a year af ...more
I can't tell you how much I love a friends to lovers book, especially when it has the right amount of fun, sweet, sex, and angst. Secretly hers fit the bill completely. This is a book that made me smile......giggle......sigh......swoon......and even get teary. It was a perfect read that hit all my emotions.
I read Accidentally hers which is the first book in this series. So going into this book I knew the cast of characters and it felt like it was home. There were also ne ...more
I admit to going into this story with a little trepidation. I loved the first book in this series as well as other books by Jamie Beck. But I wasn’t quite sure I had another “let me help you find a partner while we have a no strings fling” story in me. But, as I mentioned, Jamie Beck’s stories are always so much more than just a typical romance so I dove in with an open mind. I was not disap ...more
The hero, of course, is an unrepentant manwhore. In one scene, the heroine sees him sneaking out of the local inn from a hookup. They then engage in banter. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think flirting with a guy who just had sex is cu ...more
Kelsey wants marriage and a family. It's all she ever wanted. To settle down. To be loved by one man as much as she loved him.
Trip wants adventure and adrenaline. He loves women. All women. Marriage seems boring and if his father is anything to go by, the idea of comitting to one woman just isn't part of his DNA. So rather than hurt one woman he prefers to sample many, have a good time, and call it a night.
Sparks fly between these two characters, especially when Trip decides to help Ke ...more
Secretly Hers was such a beautiful and heartwarming read, loved it.
My attention was held from start to finish, the storyline was interesting and entertaining.
The characters were likable, relatable and you couldn't help falling in love with Kelsey & Trip and the journey they took to get their HEA.
Overall great read and hard to put down.
I'm loving the Sterling Canyon series, each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend them all.
Thank you to Montlake Romance via NetGalley ...more
Jamie Beck really grabbed me with Secretly Hers. Her writing was fun, refreshing and caught me totally off-guard. Interesting, fun characters mixed with a little bit of sass and desperation made for a great read that had me turning page after page.
Trip is just that … a trip. He was sarcastic, the innuendos were funny and outrageous. He was sexy and knew it and pulled off the hot cowboy scenario without blinking an eye. He didn’t have a care i ...more
Trip is Greys bff and a very complicated guy. He's a massive flirt but it his way of keeping people at arms length. When he meets Kelsey a beautiful successful estate agent that is desperately wanting to settle down and start a family but struggling to find the right guy and also has a massive crush on Trip.
Love the relationship between Trip and Kelsey especially that the both want each other and both a playing it very safe.
New to this writ ...more
I didn't love this book, and I ended up skimming a lot of it. The characters seemed a little forced to me, and I was not able to relate to either Trip or Kelsey.
There was a lot of potential in this story, but it was not realized for me. I thought the pacing was off, the characters spent 95% of the book not thinking there was anything permanent with them, and the resolution felt not only rushed but forced by events...which really didn't work for m ...more
I won this book in a good reads giveaway! So happy I did! Love to find new authors that I enjoy reading. ...more
I was a little conflicted with this book. I was disinterested and bored when I first started reading. I couldn't really connect with the characters. Then it picked up for me up until the showdown between brothers and I got bored again. Then I got sad and then satisfied.
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I have to say the obsession with marriage was slightly annoying. Also the obsession with how families a ...more
While I have enjoyed every single book that Jamie Beck has written, ...more
Trip is a lovely man because his family history, he didn't aware he is a nice man, until he met K.
K just a simple small town lady, always looking for a family, husband n kids. However, she didn't get it because she was too eager to present what she is looking for, men feel annoying, afraid to be trap. When Trip to.e her n she starts to change, things are different.
They became in friends with benefit n the unexpected pregnancy then miscarriage tell them they were in love, n willing to sacrifi ...more
This copy was badly in need of an edit, but the shell story behind it was solid. I didn't like how easily forgiven a cruel nickname was. CRUEL. The author didn't leave it with a cliffhanger which I appreciate. And it was a sweet, sweet HEA. Sticky cotton candy sweet, but all in all it was a nice story. ...more
Small town, friends with benefits that becomes so much MORE and the ANGST before they admitted to their feelings. What else could you need? Perfection. ...more
Thirty year old Kelsey Callihan wants nothing more than to be married with children which is more than fine by me but what I don’t like is the manipulation to get what she wants. She literally talked herself into her love of Trip. When one of her go ...more
I was disappointed at the beginning, for the story had all the usual elements of a romance s ...more
Jamie Beck is still a fairly new to me author, so for some reason I go into these books with low expectations...which she defies every time. I loved this book.
This is book #2 in this series, although you can easily read both books as stand-alones. This book features two very unlikely main characters. In the first book, Kelsey became known as Boomerang, because even though the hero kept telling her no, she never understood he was just not that into her...and she kept coming right back. ...more
This story or should I say the character of Trip Lexington, made me blush. What a quintessential playboy and alpha man! Now, I don’t think I agreed with his mentality and I questioned his ability to be Kelsey’s hero, but he seemed like a character that needed to be redeemed. I did not get the chance to read the first book in this series, so I wasn’t properly introduced to Trip early on, but it did not ...more
Ever since reading book one in the series, Accidentally Hers, I've been curious to know more about the elusive manwhore, Trip Lexington. I knew their must be more to the story about why he was such a player and I was right. In this book, we learn that Trip has a vulnerable sweet side and Jamie Beck did an amazing job with Trip's backstory and the reasons why he has such a careless demeanor. I loved Trip in the first book but I loved him even more after his sweet vulnerable side is revea ...more
This is book #2 in the series (Sterling Canyon). It's the story of Kelsey and Gunner aka Trip.
At thirty-one, Kelsey was obsessed with marriage and babies. all she wanted was to have a husband and a bunch of children.
" she was hunting husband material-a man who wanted wife and children."
When Trip suggested a secret arrangement with a no strings attached fling in exchange of tips to how to find a husband, she emidatly accepted.
After all that's Trip Lexington and....
Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than three million cop ...more