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Secret Heir Seduction

(Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance #4)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Can he tell her the truth… this time?

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

Discovering he’s a long-lost heir isn’t the only surprise awaiting Darius Taylor-Pratt in Royal, Texas. He’s 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 regrets…an
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Desire (first published February 6th 2020)
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Audra and Darius dated in grad school at Harvard five years ago. Darius broke her heart and also told a lie that Audra discovered three years ago. Audra is brought to Royal Texas for a job. Darius is brought to Royal for a meeting with a women that could catapult his company Thr3d. The confusion of the past becomes the confusion of the present and sorting out the details is what makes this family saga a good one.

I loved that there were multiple couples in love. I have many questions that I thou
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 piece
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
3.5 out of 5. Looks like I’m going to have to binge another Texas Cattleman’s 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 a
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.
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 what’s happening, but I do recommend reading the first book, Tempting the Texan by Maureen Child. Tempting the Texan sets up t ...more
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. She’s an effortless scribe that infuses her characters with so much life. Every book I’ve read by her is witty, sexy, atmospheric, and well-plotted. Although “Secret Heir Seduction” is the fourth in the Texas Cattleman’s 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 he
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a digital copy of this title, free, in exchange for my honest opinion.

This is a second chance romance between Darius and Audra. They are in the same town for different purposes and end up revisiting their previous relationship as they both prepare for professional success. One of the main things that I enjoyed about this romance was that the miscommunication trope was not used. There were opportunities for miscommunication but instead the couple was open – even if they weren’t comple
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,
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.

I’m 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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Marilyn Diamond
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, mysterious, fast paced. Learned much about Fashion week an obsession. Finding out he was the lost Son of a multi-millionaire brought new questions. Lost love of five years put together an long lost feelings sparked.
Maria Rose
Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan is a sexy second chance romance and part of the Texas Cattleman’s 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 he’s 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 he’s found out that
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 o ...more
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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!
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 ha
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I broke my own ‘read a series from the beginning’ rule for Secret Heir Seduction. I don’t regret it one little bit. There is something about that cover, the expression on “Audra’s” face that speaks of vulnerability, passion, and determination combined – so don’t ever think that covers don’t really matter or influence readers, they certainly do. I have the other titles in this series, up to this point, and I’ll go back to the start and continue to follow it to the end
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 M. H.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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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. Dari
Kristen Casey
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Where do I even begin with this terrific romance? It's wonderful in so many ways, and it was exactly the book I needed to read this week. Not too heavy, not too fluffy...just right. It restored my faith that books I'll love are out there, waiting for me to find them.

Let's start with the quality of the writing first. In short, this is how it's done. The plot was tight, the pacing was perfect, there was a lovely balance of sweet and heat and not a single typo, wrong word, or questionable bit of gr
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
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 th ...more
Sera Taíno
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darius Taylor Pratt is a Harvard-educated, self-made businessman. Owner of Thr3d active wear, he has earned every single one of his successes. So when he discovers he is the secret heir to a billionaire father who kept track of him all his life but never once deigned to contact him, it rocks his carefully constructed world. More surprises await Darius, including the return of his love interest, Audra Covington. Her appearance after their love affair during their MBA studies causes complications ...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 ste ...more
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 Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance. It’s 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 I’m reading in this Texas Cattleman’s 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, that’s probably because if you’ve been reading this series, they’ll feel like old friends. ...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 sh ...more
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
Badass Lioness
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars! This story caught my attention with Darius finding out about his biological father and having to deal with that secret and the fallout from it, while getting a second chance with his first love, Audra. Both were entrepreneurs, which was a plus for me. They were independent, strong, and dealing with situations that they did not want to be in. His insecurities and anger kept him from allowing in the love from those who loved him the most.

Audra was being pushed to marry someone that she
•I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review•

The fourth installment of The Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance series (you could see the reviews of the first three books on my Goodreads shelf) turns out to be better than it’s previous book. It’s a story with a solid argument, a believable conflict and interesting scenes. That said, I found myself a little surprised because there are so many chapters in the book. Twenty-four to be exact. In a Desire book with only 224 pages? Th
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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 2020 and 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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