Review: His Secret Mistress

His Secret Mistress (A Logical Man's Guide to Dangerous Women, #1)


At the Logical Men’s Society—an exclusive bachelor’s club—brandy flows like water, bawdy stories abound, and a gentleman tempted to marry is always persuaded to reconsider…

Brandon Balfour made the mistake of trusting his heart to the exquisite, strong-willed actress, Kate Addison, with whom he shared one intimate night before fate intervened. Now a decade later, Brandon is a leading member of the Logical Men’s Society—for no woman since Kate has managed to captivate him.

To Kate, the memory of that night still burns strongly, because it was followed by a stunning betrayal. A chance encounter may have brought Brandon back into her life, but that doesn’t mean Kate will ever forgive him. She’s vowed to make him pay—even as she realizes the promises of the young love they once shared are still etched upon her heart…

Loving her exiled him.

Trusting him ruined her.

And now, a clash of passions threatens everything each of them ever desired.

Rating: 4-stars


His Secret Mistress by Cathy Maxwell is a mixture of both women’s fiction and historical romance genres. Inside, is a scorned woman bent on taking revenge of her former lover. But their chemistry still burns strong even after all that time. The man is an engineer trying to get his small business off the ground. Yet not only did he lose his love for a special woman but he lost a project he was bent on completing. Both are frustrated and tempted but neither one knew that sparks can ignite something bigger than they can ever imagine.

Cathy Maxwell writes well. Her characters are strong. Maybe, that’s part of their problem. Both are know what they want and they go for it. However, it can be a problem. Communication is their other problem. I like the characters. Bran (aka Brandon) is a known bachelor that women want to marry. Bran was only interested in one particular woman. That says a lot about his character. He is also a hard working man. Kate is a woman with a career that is way too independent for her own good. Being around and with Bran again undoes every wall she’s built. I loved seeing them fall apart when together. It was fun, charming, and sweet. These characters were three-dimensional.

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