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Secret Heir Seduction

(Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance #4)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Can he tell her the truth this time?

Will he risk everything for a reunion?Will she give him the chance?

Discovering hes a long-lost heir isnt the only surprise awaiting Darius Taylor-Pratt in Royal, Texas. Hes next door to his ex after five long years. Darius broke off his red-hot relationship with designer Audra Covington without explanation. He still has regretsand
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Desire (first published February 6th 2020)
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Steph's Romance Book Talk
4.25 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

As I started this book, I was extremely interested in this story. Darius is a fashion designer that has built his business from the ground up, and when he is invited to this small town in Texas for a possible business deal, he learns that there is more to the small town that just the deal. Audra is a diamond princess that has gotten out from under her parents' wishes by creating jewelry that is in demand by high profile people. When she is invited to create custom
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
3.5 out of 5. Looks like Im going to have to binge another Texas Cattlemans Club saga!

When I can start in the middle of a series and almost immediately decide that you need to read the rest of the series, I call that a job well done! I really enjoyed being back in the world of Royal, Texas and the Texas Cattleman's Club and I feel like Reese Ryan did an EXCELLENT job of adding some color into a world that can come off as pretty whitewashed. I believed the tension and chemistry between Darius and
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reese Ryan is one of the authors who has made me a fan of Harlequin Desire books. I honestly see her name and don't bother to read the blurb. That is definitely what happened with Secret Heir Seduction, the fourth book in the Texas Cattleman's Club: Inheritance series. Having read all the previous books in the series, I don't think you have to read them all to understand whats happening, but I do recommend reading the first book, Tempting the Texan by Maureen Child. Tempting the Texan sets up ...more
Richelle Robinson
*NetGalley Review*

I'm a sucker for second chance romance stories so I jumped at the chance to read this book.

Darius and Audra dated in grad school and broke up. Five years later they are reunited. I liked the both of them because they were go getters and Darius was self made. I felt like simple communication would have solved their issues. While reading this book I was able to catch up with previous characters and that was a nice surprise.

This story did mention two other characters and I'm a
Isha Coleman
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Secret Heir Seduction draws the mind into a mystery. Ryan tapped into my inquisitive nature with a tale of secrets and the thrill of romance. Darius and Audra have a past to work through, a present to figure out and a few big secrets that threaten to topple everything. Can a love that ended in heartache survive the drama that haunts their second chance? A revelation that entrances from start to finish.
Maria Rose
Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan is a sexy second chance romance and part of the Texas Cattlemans Club: Inheritance series of interconnected books and plot lines but with complete couple romances in every story.

Darius Taylor-Pratt has experienced the shocking news that hes an heir to the Blackwood fortune by way of his now deceased and new to him father, Buckley Blackwood. Darius thought he was in Royal to meet about an investment in his athletic wear company Thr3d. Now hes found out that
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received an ARC for a fair and honest review!*
My thoughts: Reese Ryan is a writer of immense talent. Shes an effortless scribe that infuses her characters with so much life. Every book Ive read by her is witty, sexy, atmospheric, and well-plotted. Although Secret Heir Seduction is the fourth in the Texas Cattlemans Club it can be can read as a standalone and to say I enjoyed the novel is an understatement. Harlequin Desire is a line all about glitz and glam and drama, but Darius, the hero-
Kari Hansen
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darius had come to town for professional reasons but his reasons to stay are about to become very personal as not only does he find himself an heir from the father he never knew but it also brings the only woman he has ever loved and his ex-girlfriend Audra back into his life.

Audra was devastated when Darius ended their relationship especially since the reasons he told her were not the truth. They now find themselves neighbors and the chemistry and connection between them is stronger than ever,
I don't think I liked a single thing about this book.

The characterization was shallow, the writing was clunky, the story seemed off. I got tired of having every single meal described in minute detail and the author taking every single chance she could to throw in a designer label (Tom Ford! Balmain! Bentley convertible!). The dialogue felt fake and forced. Who goes down on a woman and them compliments her "rapturous" expression when she comes? And for the love of god why did chapters 9 and 10
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
This thrill story will keep you glued to the story from start to finish. Darius and Audra were in a relationship before but separated. Now they are brought back together by Darius sister when Audra is asked to do a design for his sister. They end up staying next door to each other. Will this spark a rekindling of the love they had before that can lead to happily ever after. This story does not leave you hanging and Darius is definitely one alpha hulk you will love reading about.

I received a free
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
If your looking for a good read then this book is truly wonderful and leaves itself open for more from this series.

Im looking forward to seeing more.

I voluntarily received an advanced copy of this book via Booksprout and any opinions expressed within this review are solely and uniquely made by me and I am happily leaving this review.
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Secret Heir Seduction was a cute and sweet, second chance story. I enjoyed Audra and Darius' story, they're both driven, ambitious and successful in their chosen field. It was predictable and a bit repetitious but still quite an enjoyable read.

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Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I do love a good second chance romance. Reese Ryan is a new to me author. Secret Heir Seduction wont be the last book of her's i read. This is book 4 in the series, it would probably be best to read the series in order. Having said that you can also read as a stand alone. Our hero Darius is busy building up his active wear company Th3rd. When he gets a call from Miranda Dupree owner of Goddess a health and lifestyle business. He heads to Royal, Texas. Darius is in for a big shock,when he finds ...more
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a second-chance romance and Darius and Audra were perfection! The story was a great mix of twists mixed in with romance and sexy times! Absolutely loved it, and need to pick up the others in the series now!
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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I broke my own read a series from the beginning rule for Secret Heir Seduction. I dont regret it one little bit. There is something about that cover, the expression on Audras face that speaks of vulnerability, passion, and determination combined so dont ever think that covers dont really matter or influence readers, they certainly do. I have the other titles in this series, up to this point, and Ill go back to the start and continue to follow it to the end especially
Quick Plot Synopsis: Second chance romance between a couple who met and fell in love in grad school and then broke up for reasons and now have run into each other in Royal, Texas after Darius discovers that his biological dad was this really rich guy who is now dead and he has three half-siblings.

I've stated before that I'm new to categories, but I'm loving my discovery of them because they're quick and are basically giving me a dose of trope-y serotonin straight to my brain. Which likely means
Joyce Hudson
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reese-ryan
These Texas Cattleman continue get better and better.
I have read several books by Reese Ryan and I must say that I'm never disappointed.
Darius and Audra are such a cute couple even with secrets between the two they seem to keep everyone wondering what's going on between the two.
Darius is a millionaire with this own clothing design company by the name of Thr3d. Audra is also a millionaire with her diamond jewelry company Covington Brand. Darius and Audra met in college and there were sparks.
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read, 2020-arcs
Reese Ryan's Secret Heir Seduction was a fun read. Families vying for inheritances, secret heirs, and love affairs gone wrong. This book had it all! I really enjoyed Darius and Audra's second chance romance. Their enthusiastic support of one another's careers, their honest and vulnerable conversations, and their smokin' hot chemistry, all made for a great read. I'm a sucker for a second chance romances, and this one checked my boxes. This couple obviously had a special connection and watching ...more
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
Darius Taylor-Pratt is excited to be called to Royal, Texas to meet with the owner of Goddess in hopes of a partnership with his clothing line Thr3d. He is shocked when his ex-girlfriend Audra Lee Covington is staying right next door to him. When Darius finds out the real reason he is in Royal, it sends his world in a tailspin. He is thankful to have Audra there to cope, but he can't exactly tell her what is really going on. Audra is now a jewelry designer, in town to make wedding pieces for ...more
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from the author via BookSprout in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Reese Ryan is another new discovery from the implosion in Romancelandia over last few months, and while Secret Heir Seduction is my first book of hers, I definitely look forward to reading more.

The two main characters are both interesting, both independently and as a couple. Despite not being massively into fashion or jewelry, I enjoyed seeing how Darius and Audra both persevere in their
Angela Anderson
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 Stars
Secret Heir Seduction is the fourth installment of the Texas Cattlemans Club: Inheritance. Its an upbeat, fast-paced read that will keep you turning the pages from start to finish.
Darius Taylor-Pratt has had his share of reality checks and the discovery of life-changing truths that forever changed who he thought he was. Who knew that a trip to Royal, Texas, for what he thought to be a new business ordeal would be another life-changing discovery of his true paternity? Adding fuel to
Mar 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book Im reading in this Texas Cattlemans Club series and apparently is the 4th book in the series and you can kind of tell that the other couples that feature in this book have had their moment and that you are missing some insider context back story with them. Nonetheless, this stands alone pretty well although sometimes I felt like too many characters were being introduced- but again, thats probably because if youve been reading this series, theyll feel like old friends.

Tanya Mayes
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan. This is Darius and Audra's story. They had a red-hot romance in college but because Audra was rich and just finding out his backstory that he was adopted Darius didn't think he was good enough for her so he broke up with her breaking her heart as well as his own. Fast forward They're both in Royal Texas. Was it faith bring them back together. Darius is in town surprised to find out that he was summons there to let him know who his biological father was and to ...more
LaKesha Seegars
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow another great read from Reese Ryan. Definitely a page turner, once I started I couldn't stop. The chemistry and sparks between Darius and Audra were instant. Fear of rejection on his part and hurt on her part, put both Darius and Audra in a place to almost loose an opportunity to rekindle a love they both thought was dead. It's nothing like life making you realize that you aren't over the man or woman that you thought you were five years prior. He hated to see other men talking to her and ...more
Lynn Brooks
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Explosive secrets come to life! With the fourth book in the Texas Cattleman's Club: Inheritance series, Reese Ryan brings the illegitimate secret son of Buckley Blackwood to Royal, Texas.

Darius Taylor-Pratt is such an easy guy to like. He's worked hard to grow his company, and isn't happy to have a possible business deal bring him to town only to sideswipe him with the information of who his secret father was. To make matters even more electrifying, his temporary next door neighbor is none other
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Secrets and money are a wicked combination!

A hard hitting story of love, betrayal, a secret offspring, overbearing political parents on Darius's ex lover's side, estranged parents on Darius's side and a biological father who left a mess for the children and ex wife to sort out. Darius our illustrious lead character shows up in the town of his biological father expecting to close a deal with another clothes designer and gets the wind knocked out of him when he meets his father's attorney and
Sharon Robinson
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a page turner for me. Darius and Audra's story was the perfect second chance romance story. Handsome, sexy Darius who built a very successful active sportswear business, who had secrets from his past. One of those secrets caused him to be estranged from his parents. The biggest secret was revealed to him when he arrived in Royal, TX for what he thought was a business meeting. Then there's Audra a beautiful, sexy, smart, rich jewelry designer. She met Darius in grad school and he ending ...more
Brittany Torres (Everyone Needs Bibliotherapy)
Darius Taylor-Pratt is shocked to discover the identity of his birth father. He gets another surprise when he runs into his ex, Audra, from grad school and discovers they are temporary neighbors. Darius broke up with Audra, because he felt he wasnt good enough for her (she comes from a wealthy, political family). Audra never knew the reason Darius broke up with her, but discovered later he had lied to her about something important. Now that they have the chance to rekindle their relationship, ...more
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Reese Ryan, did not disappoint. I received an ARC through Booksprout for my honest review. First let me start by saying that I love second chance novels. Darius and Audra are both very driven people with a history of a grad school romance that ended badly. Fast forward to a chance meeting while they are both in a small town in Texas on business. They clearly still have feelings for each other and I love the fact that Audra is a free thinker with piercings, that greatly intrigue and ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG I loved it. I loved Audra, shes smart, determined, ambitious and not afraid to go after what she wants. And Darius, well damn hes sexy AF and finally is ready to face his destiny.

After five years of separation, Audra and Darius are unknowingly brought together in the city of Royal, TX under false pretenses. Darius believes he is collaborating with a designer for his athletic wear line, but instead he finds out who his biological father really was and he learn of his three siblings. His
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Author of the Bourbon Brothers and Pleasure Cove series, Reese Ryan writes sexy, emotional love stories with family drama and surprising secrets.

Reese is the recipient of the 2018 Donna Hill Breakout Author Award, a panelist at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and past president of her local Romance Writers of America chapter.

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Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance (6 books)
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