The Secret Affair
Harlequin Desire, Dec 1 2014, $5.25
Paige Novak tells her sister Jillian that like their two other siblings she cannot go on the cruise with her to celebrate the latter graduating from med school; as she just got a part in a Spielberg movie. Disappointed Jillian understands though she hoped she and her sisters could have gotten together. She decides to go it alone as she needs something to get her mind off Aidan Westmoreland, who she ended their top secret relationship a year ago.
However, Paige put on an Academy Award winning performance when she informed Jillian she can’t join her since she had no intention of going on that cruise; instead she arranged for Aidan to be with Jillian. On the ship Aidan makes it clear he wants to jump Jillian’s bones, but more so wants their relationship to be forever. Now he must persuade his reluctant beloved that they are good for each other; not just in bed but in all aspects of life including their careers as doctors.
The 28th Westmoreland family drama (see Aidan’s identical twin Adrian in The Real Thing) is a delightful second chance at love romance. Part of the fun is learning about the first time around especially the start and climax of their affair. Though Jillian can act immature at times, the protagonists are a nice pairing of an "Unstoppable Force (Aidan – must be in Westmoreland DNA) meets an Immovable Object” (Jillian).