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Secret Games

(Tropical Temptation #2)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Event planner Zoe Burkhart’s biggest event--the upcoming celebrity wedding of the year—is going to kill her. Nothing is ready—including the chapel. So she heads to the local bar and ends up venting her frustrations to a handsome stranger. The more they talk, the sexier he becomes, and it isn’t long before her Screaming Orgasm cocktail turns into the real thing. But in the ...more
ebook, 188 pages
Published September 25th 2017 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
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Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm in a place I don't like to be with a book and that's the middle of the road. The plot was ok, I really had a rough time relating to the characters and while I love a steamy, hot book this one was a tad much. It seemed like it was filler and didn't need to be. That said....

Zoe is an event planner at a resort on an island and is dealing with a celeb bride from hell. The woman is driving her nuts, so in a free moment one evening at the bar a friendly, handsome gentleman sits next to her and the
Tanja OMGReads
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: omgreads
It's really hard to write this review...I can't say it was great, but I also can't say it's terrible...this story leaves you somewhere in between.

Zoe and Tate start their relationship as a one night of fun, which turns into spending a lot nights of fun.
They both have their reasons why they don't want to open up to each other

"We're not so different, you and I." "How so?"
"You say that all of your life you have been running from your family responsibilities, but I have also been running from min
Kiss And Tell Book Blog
Book Boyfriend: 💋💋💋

Strong Female Lead: 💋💋💋

Plot: 💋💋💋

Steamy Factor: 💋💋💋


Full review on the blog at https://kissandtellbookblog.wordpress...
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rock-s

This was a nice book. It was well written. Bridezilla brought them two together. Wow a usefulness of a bridezilla...

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
I’m becoming a bit hooked on these Entangled Brazen titles, and the authors that write them. Secret Games was the first work I’ve read by this author, and was full of heart and heat. What more can a gal ask for? – I say!

Who knew event planning could be so stressful? Organising the ‘Wedding of the Year’ for the latest celebrity ‘IT’ couple is starting to take its toll on Zoe Buckhart. Added to which, is the heavy weight of her own personal responsibilities resting on her shoulders. There is more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it

Zoe Burkhart is a woman with a mission, and that's to make certain everything goes off without a hitch for an upcoming celebrity wedding. However, with things not going to plan, she's not sure what to do, other than head to the local bar. Yet, the moment she meets Tate Carrington, she finds her mood lifting, especially since he knows just the way to get her to forget her problems. But when Zoe discovers the truth about Tate and his family connections, will she be able to forgive him or will she
Anita Byars
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Zoe Burkhart had taken a job as an Event Planner at a tropical resort to help pay for her mother's medical bills while doing something she loved " Planning Parties." But with her newest client, famous country singer, Sadie Harris, sucking all the fun out of her life with all her Diva demands, as well as demanding a wedding chapel be built to her specifications for her ceremony, that was at the end of the month. She had commissioned Carrington Construction to build the chapel, but it was sti
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I give Secret Games 4 stars for providing fun in the antics of a bridezilla, steamy sex scenes, and a love story that manages to heal old wounds.

Suzanne Rock is a new author to me and I enjoyed her story. It was a fun short story that was well written and flowed quite well.

When a sexy stranger sits beside Zoe at the bar she spontaneously sets out to have a one-night stand. When Tate asked is the seat was taken he hadn't set out to find a gorgeous blonde practically throwing herself at himself.
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Zoe Burkhart is a woman on a mission... pull of the wedding of a dive client and provide for her mother's medical bills.

Tate Carrington is attempting to live a life of his own choosing, not one of his father's.

These two meet one night and things quickly heat up. But in the light of day things turn complicated.

Will these two be able to make a go at a real relationship when all the dust settles? Or this just a fling that burns hot and quickly dies?

Secret Games is an entertaining, sexy, swoony read
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done
Oooh! What a juicy story this is!!  Set on a tropical island, Zoe is planning a celebrity wedding that is sure to be the answer to all her money problems. That is if she can stand the constant changes and impossible requests the bride keeps placing on her! And to make matters worse, the chapel that is being constructed for the event, hasn't even started! At this rate, she will be glad to keep her job!!

On a particularly bad day, Zoe heads to the resort bar to unwind.  There she meets a handsome a
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Zoe Burkhart is an event planner that works way too many hours, but she has no choice, as she's trying to make sure that her mother gets the medical help that she needs. She rarely takes any time off, so when she has one of those elusive nights off, she meets a hot man that she decides that she will need to blow some steam off with. That night is super hot, but little does she know that the next day, she's going to come face to face with him, as the man who is putting her job into jeopardy. Tate ...more
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars:
In Secret Games by Suzanne Rock, what begins as a one night stand – a means of blowing off some stress – becomes something more. Zoe is an event planner for a tropical resort; the bride for an upcoming wedding brings her nothing but stress with outrageous demands that seem impossible to fill. With time running out, Zoe needs everything to work out – the money from this wedding will go a long way to help her. Tate Carrington is happy to help her relieve some stress but after one night,
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Secret Games is sexy and has a hot, sweet hero. Zoe is in the middle of dealing with the wedding from hell with the bridezilla from hell. She needs to blow off some steam so she decides to indulge in a hot one night stand with the gorgeous guy she picks up in at the resort's bar. But what will she do the next day when she shows up at the construction site of her bridezilla's wedding site and the construction company owner whom she's mad at for being behind schedule is her sexy ONS?!

Thankfully Zo
Scarlett Ian
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Zoe and Tate could not be from more different worlds and yet they had such a connection that they couldn’t stay away. From their very first meeting they are drawn to each other, and even though the resort policy states there can’t be relationships on resort property they quickly decide that they can’t stay away from each other. But how lasting is a relationship if only one side is open and honest? Zoe shares so many family stories and history with Tate but he never seems to share anything. He’s ...more
Kodie Mackay
3.5 stars

- I'm at the middle road with this story. I enjoyed it well however i didn't feel connected to it in the way I'd like to have been.
Zoe's a struggling party planner at the end of her tether with a bridezilla making her wish she could just up and leave.
Tate a smoking hot construction boss is also trying to please a bridezilla set out on wanting the impossible.
I enjoyed both characters well. The storyline isn't the most original but the author wrote it well. I feel like parts of the stor
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex 4.5 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Story 4 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5

Secret Games is the second book in the Tropical Temptation series by author Suzanne Rock. Each book in this series is a standalone romance and can be read out of order. I have not read the first book in the series and I had no trouble with following along. The storyline line is light, steamy and fun and much needed after a series of dark romances!

Zoe is a wedding planner at an island resort and out getting a drink to destress from a
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
This was my first book by Suzanne Rock and I did enjoy it. I felt that it some parts the sex seemed to go on and on. I know its hard with romance on knowing how much is too much or too little. I can say that it is steamy as all hell. This book is about two people who get together not realizing at first that they are going to have a lot more contact with each other beyond the one night. I enjoyed reading about them navigating and finding their feet once it all comes out. Tate is full of secrets a ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️+

This was a fun quick read but it was a little too predictable. No serious twists or turns. Likable characters, a little bit of drama - just seemed a little too formulated to me...event planner dealing with a bridezilla, financial hardships due to her mother's illness, etc. one night stand that turns into something more with a guy who has something to hide which would have an impact on her situation money), and when she finds out?...just a little too predictable for me.

Well writ
Page Turners
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read from this author but it wont be my last. I loved how this story unfolded with two characters that were taking a chance on a one night stand and were comfortable in letting tomorrow take care of itself. Yet that never works out well. Zoe was looking to unwind after a rough day as wedding planner and she finds the mysterious Tate. Unknown to her, Tate is also the building contractor that she has been having problems with. This does not damper their desire for eac ...more
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
The fiery way Tate and Zoe got together was a great start to the book. Great sexual adventurous connection! This book was a quick paced, easy read that is a great escape from a busy life. It has two very likeable main characters who are struggling to make their own way, despite an unhappy childhood. And Zoe makes you feel for her more with her dedication to get mom. This is a very sweet and hot story.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Laurie Beemer
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a romance that everyone wishes for at least once. The emotions that Zoe has to deal with have taken over her life, she needs to find a way to disappear from herself for a little while and she just might have found the answer in a total stranger; Tate. The chemistry created between these two is steamy, romantic, and fun. Thank you NetGalley and Suzanne Rock for allowing me to read this book in advance and write a honest review.
Pelusa Rivera
Sep 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. We meet Zoe's who is an event planner and is struggling with her temper having to deal with a bridezilla. We also have Tate, a too hot used to be playboy now a construction boss, who also has to deal with this bridezilla. They deal with it together, and just imagine how. ...more
Bridget Shaw
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received ARC from NetGalley.

Zoe and Tate, heat, secrets and passion. This entire book is all three of these things continuously. It never stops from beginning to end. They may come from different places, but have a lot more in common then they realize. This is a very easy book to read. Loved it!
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from Net Galley. I enjoyed the story between Tate and Zoe, but I think I liked the plot more than I did the characters. They really had some chemistry and that was fun. Usually I feel more from the characters and the story can be a little lacking, this time it was different, the story carried the book.
Kiss And Tell Book Blog
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

Book Boyfriend: 💋💋💋

Strong Female Lead: 💋💋💋

Plot: 💋💋💋

Steamy Factor: 💋💋💋


For the full review, check out our blog at
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a good read for me. The story is fast paced with great characters and steamy chemistry. Zoe and Tate have a lot of issues with their families and even though this started as a bit of fun will they be able to say goodbye? Good story and an entertaining read. I liked it.
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Books and
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Welcome back to Tropical Temptation. Secret Games is a bite size morsel of naughtiness and romance.
Read full review at
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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