Monday, 18 April 2022

Publication Day: Secrets Behind The Billionaire's Return (including international giveaway)

Find out what happens when a billionaire returns to Felicity’s life in book one of Rachael Stewart’s new duet, Claiming the Ferrington Empire, from Harlequin Romance. 

The man she never forgot…

The feelings she never lost…

Sixteen years ago, Felicity fell in love with the boy from Ferrington Manor. But their affair was short-lived when Sebastian vanished and she was left with the secret consequence of their love. Now he’s back and his return sends shock waves through Felicity! Will the revelations about Sebastian’s departure be enough for Felicity to succumb to the feelings that still draw her to him?

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In a small town in Yorkshire, single mother Felicity is trying to keep her BnB afloat when her first love Sebastian strolls in the door. Only he's not just her first love, he's the father of her beloved daughter, the heir to the grand manor up the road, and now a billionaire hotelier. As Facebook might put things, it's complicated. Felicity and Sebastian must come to terms with their shared past and new present if they are ever going to have a future.

Overall, this was a steamy and romantic read with engaging characters - brooding Sebastian, sensible Felicity, and a special mention to Felicity's daughter Angel, who despite her heavenly name is the most down-to-earth, relatable character. She and Felicity have managed on their own for sixteen years and I felt Angel's entire plotline was understandable and realistic.

Sebastian and Felicity have great chemistry and never truly got over one another, but of course there are obstacles and miscommunications that force them to confront what they really want. I especially liked Felicity standing up for herself and drawing healthy boundaries, and the way they navigated Sebastian's unexplained departure - both the circumstances and what happened afterwards.

I'm sure this will tick many boxes for people - billionaire, second chance, secret baby, even some forced proximity. If any of that sounds like it will hit the spot, I recommend you pick this book up!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via Rachel's Random Resources; all opinions are my own

About Rachael Stewart

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.
She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.
A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she's not glued to her laptop, she's wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

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Giveaway to Win 4 x Signed Rachael Stewart Paperbacks and more (Open Int)
Prize Contains:
4 x Signed paperbacks:
•    Tempted by the Tycoon’s Proposal
•    Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella
•    Beauty And The Reclusive Millionaire
•    Secrets Behind the Billionaire’s Return
•    “Hug” Bracelet
•    Diamond Metallic Pen
•    Heart Post-Its 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Lauren! I especially love that you enjoyed Angel's character so much :-)