The Secrets Series…
Drea Fortier, a reclusive philanthropist whose painful past influences her belief that there can be no happily ever after for her, reaches out to help others in the hope she can transform their pain and give them hope for the future. Drea’s own story, as well as that of her assistant, Michael Smith, is slowly revealed throughout the Secrets series.
Book One: Masquerade
Frigid bitch. The words seep into Beth Ritmour’s soul, no matter how hard she tries to deny them. A year after her divorce, they still haunt her. So when a mysterious benefactor offers a solution to her problem, Beth takes a vacation from her job as a dental hygienist and follows a cryptic note to Chicago, where she’s soon ensconced as a waitress at Club Masquerade. Although how she’s going to prove she’s not frigid is hard to figure out when the boss makes it very clear that sex, or any precursors to sex, with patrons or employees is strictly taboo. It’s not an easy rule to follow, especially when one deliciously hot bartender keeps very, very close tabs on her.
“A book within a book.”
“I read this book in one sitting, and I had a hard time putting this book down. I loved the two different story lines and liked that they did not compete with each other. This book is like a book within a book. The main and secondary characters were appealing and realistic. I loved the ending of Beth and Anthony’s story, and all the pieces of the puzzle seem to fall in place. Overall, this was a great book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.”
Book Two: Ivory Tower
Jenna Wilton is afraid of getting lost. On the brink of moving from a life under the controlling thumb of her mother, to the arms of her husband, she’s afraid she will never have the chance to know herself. When a mysterious note bids her to leave in the middle of her wedding shower, she slips out the back door and into a world where the choices are hers to make.
Book Three: Perception
Laid off from her job and evicted from her apartment, life couldn’t get much worse for Melinda Atkins. Dylan Maguire invites her to stay with him, but the strings attached are more than Mel can take on. After all, she’s ten years older. And more years than that separate her and the models he photographs. He will lose interest.
Dylan has tried everything else to convince the woman he loves that their age difference doesn’t matter. He’s out of options. Afraid he’s on the cusp of losing it all, Dylan asks for help.
Book Four: Pandora’s Shame
Settled in her new career as a teacher, letters threatening to divulge Kate Storm’s past and ruin her future force her to ask for help in an unconventional way. Enter Cole Madison, a retired Ranger-turned-protector, with the scar on his back validating that women are nothing but trouble. Until he sees Kate.
Book Five: Metamorphosis
All the pain, anguish, and terror of Drea’s life coalesce in this fifth and final segment of the Secrets saga. Michael Smith is determined to show Drea Fortier there is life after bad. And she’s had some powerful bad in her life. As he and Drea fight to keep that past from killing her, the Dom in him tries to show Drea that submission can be good. Healing. Loving.
Other books by Lace Daltyn:
Walls crumble when you build a forever love.
As a couple, the deep, sensual connection between Desi and Alec is imaginative and limitless, even though Desi’s fear that love is transient keeps her from telling her man how she feels. Fun-loving Alec, who lost his parents in a tragic accident, has found that kind of forever love again. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep it, including giving Desi the one thing he lacks-a partner with a serious side.
With their fledgling construction company headed for the skids if they don’t finish the job on time, Desi and Alec are frantic to catch up. Enter Alec’s friend, Matt, a man haunted by the “dull and unimaginative” label his ex pinned on him.
Working side by side, a thirst grows that seems unquenchable and each must come to terms with old hurts in order to consider possibilities never before imagined.
“A quick read”
“I enjoyed this story, I loved that Alec’s main goal is to make sure Desi is happy. Matt also shows a very unselfish side. I feel for poor Desi as she is so conflicted but love that she talks it through with Alec even knowing she may be ruining the best thing in her life. All very likeable characters and I’d really like to see a follow up story on how the there are progressing as they move forward together. A great summertime read with enough hot, steamy sex to make it very interesting.”
Maggie’s New Toy
When brash redhead Maggie Mae McDonough walks into the showroom and selects Sam Preston to sell her a car, he not only says no, he says “Hell,no!” She’d cut him off in traffic, spilling coffee all over him and his car. If that weren’t enough, the way she moved, spoke, acted and looked made him hot under the hood. He didn’t need this distraction. Not when he was working two jobs just to make ends meet.
Maggie doesn’t need love. Some hot, sweaty sex would sure be nice, though. It had been way too long. But when she lays eyes on Sam Preston, both her heart and her libido rumble like the throaty roar of a muscle car. She should steer clear…way clear. Love only hurts. So why does she decide he’s the only one who can help her?
Intent on seducing the car salesman, Maggie coerces him into delivering her new wheels, then waits to see his reaction when he finds her ready to drag…him to her bedroom.