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Our Little Secrets (Montana Romance Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Merry Farmer
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Book Description

Michael West swore he would never fall in love again. So when the beautiful and wily Charlotte steps off the train looking for a new life he jumps at the business opportunity she presents. Engaged forty-five minutes after meeting, married the next day, Michael thinks he’s found everything a respectable man should have. Except that Michael is as far from respectable as they come. They agreed not to ask questions about each other’s pasts, but when the past seeps into their present Michael suspects his passionate new wife is not who she says she is. Too bad he’s already fallen in love with her.

Charlotte Baldwin has a secret. She fled Philadelphia to escape the sins of her past but someone is following her. What better way to hide than by marrying Michael West, Cold Springs, Montana’s enigmatic shopkeeper? A new name, a new life, and a passionate husband is exactly what she needs to leave her sins behind. But when it comes to keeping secrets Charlotte may have met her match in Michael. When a connection neither of them expects catches up with them, the shocking revelation means Charlotte may have run right into the arms of her enemy.

No sin stays a secret forever…. STEAM LEVEL: Very Hot

Editorial Reviews


Our Little Secrets
[Keeps] the reader believing and turning pages at a rapid rate! ... Ultimately making this a totally unique and refreshing bit of fun!
-InD'Tale Magazine

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  • File Size: 1570 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087KI4T4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,508 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A new look at Westerns September 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
***Warning: The sex scenes get a bit steamy so I wouldn't just hand it off to your child without flipping through it to be sure you are comfortable with them reading them.***

Have you ever sunk into a story that has you begging for more and has you searching for answers from the first page? That is what I got with Our Little Secrets. The past haunts the present as two people try to move into the future. A quick marriage with no questions asked. A budding and growing love. And a past that refuses to stay under wraps. A great story that will keep you wanting to know more. With depth characters and a story line that is unique in its own but has all the strength to pull you in and not let you up for air. I'm not a fan of Western but this story may change that.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Hero was a totally annoying May 20, 2013
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Our Little Secrets starts out with Charlie finding a new town to settle down in now that she has escaped her step-father and all of the things she had to do in the past. She meets Michael West a very strange man who thinks up a business marriage for the two of them. Charlie agrees to it because she knows it is a way to keep her safe from her past. Along with this agreement they are not suppose to ask each other questions about their past. That seems to be a mistake they both regret asking of each other.

Through out the book I was totally thrown for a loop when it came to finding out the secrets each of them had. It was crazy! I really liked how all of that turned out in the end.

However the lead male drove me nuts. Seriously it was like he had two different personalities, and it just really put me off of the book. One minute he is charming nice man, then he is a total shrimp when it comes to defending his friends against certain people. I just couldn't get past that.

Then the heroine seemed like a total hypocrite at times because she wanted Michael to spill his secrets to her but she wouldn't tell him anything first. Then when he told her how he felt, she didn't respond and left him to figure out things on his own.

I just got really frustrated with the character's in the book so that made it not as good as it could have been to me. Overall it was an okay book, not great but not bad.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed in 2 days June 5, 2012
By Liz
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I enjoy reading historical romances and this is only the 4th western one Ive read. I enjoyed the setting and the characters alot. The storyline was good and the sex scenes were nice and steamy without being overdone or taking up the majority of the story. I like that we will be able to read about some of the other yummy guys we met in this story in future stories. I also liked the mystery woven into the storyline without it taking away too much from the general fun of the book.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the truth shall set you free May 21, 2013
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Fleeing Philadelphia to escape her demanding stepfather, Charlotte Baldwin found herself in Montana and accepted a marriage proposal from Michael West, a man she just met. Doing so, Charlotte automatically got a new identity as Mrs. West while Michael gets somebody to help him in his store.

Definitely a marriage of convenience; what they did not expect is the chemistry between them. Everything would have been perfect except that both had agreed that they would not ask each other about their past. Unfortunately, the past would haunt them and it had the power to break and separate them.

A steamy love story with suspense woven in, OUR LITTLE SECRETS grabs your attention from the first page to the last. Charlotte and Michael are so lovable. And their friends are very colorful and thus adding a lot of drama in the story. Phineas Bell, a supporting character is worth a mention in this review. His story, though very sad is also inspirational in some degree.

This book is rated M for Mature due to sex and violence
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Wait for the Next One! June 25, 2012
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I am typically not a romance reader, but I really enjoyed this book. The plot is different and the beginning unexpected, it kept me guessing. I really enjoyed the development of the characters as their secrets were revealed throughout the book. The love scenes are steamy and emotionally charged but not overly done. There is a wonderful balance of adventure, history and humanity in this tale and I am excited to read the next one in the series. I hope it comes out soon!
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65 of 79 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Meh to TOO MUCH PC modern social issues May 22, 2013
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I'm a sucker for MOC/mail order bride type of books. Especially in historicals.

In my opinion, Ms. Farmer spent WAY too much time and focused WAY too long on a certain issue that wasn't even relevant to the story. It was something I've never read about in a historical so blatant but IMO it just felt like her wanting to tie in current issue topics into a historical. It's a hot button social issue VERY current and media focused right now at least big with the GOP and a general issue that they're very against and it's one with a lot of slurs that irk some so if you want to know read on further or by now I'm sure with the clues I've given you can figure it out on your own

SPOILERS---------------------Trust me and read it.

The big gist of Michael's secret is whether he's really gay or not. Yes, you read that right. If the HERO is gay. Michael ignore the slurs and jabs in his direction when HE'S NOT GAY. And if you don't like slurs know that they're pretty much ALL in here.

When Michael first moved to town he lived with his best friend from Philadelphia Phineas who IS gay and people just automatically assumed to men, one who's definitely a "confirmed bachelor" were lovers. But the fact that this issue is so discussed and woven in this story was completely unnecessary. It just felt like an addition for no reason.

Phil being gay, Michael being assumed gay but not really and Charlotte having a gay uncle so she's "cool" with gay men had NO bearing on the actual plot and/or relationship between the HERO and HEROINE at all.

END SPOILERS-----------------

But the issue is that his best friend is (a best friend who has NOTHING to do with the story) none whatsoever.
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Published 15 days ago by Linda Harbin
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Western Romance
This was an incredible storyline with lots of suspense and romance. I enjoyed how the author developed this story and I especially enjoyed all of the secondary characters, it was a... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading more from her!! I recommend it as I found it hard to put down!
Published 1 month ago by Melody Schreiber
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay read
A bit boring. Okay read. Characters are a little bland. Could use a little more character development and some less annoying scenes.
Published 1 month ago by bb
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
For me I had a hard time finishing the book. Story line was unbelievable. I didn't like the characters. The story felt lacking in areas where new people would come in. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynette Eakin
4.0 out of 5 stars The Mystery Unfolds
This novel is unique. It is as much a mystery as it is a romance. The author spins out a compelling tale which does not completely reveal itself until the end.
Published 2 months ago by NancyLady
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A GREAT STORY!
I was very pleased with my first story by this author. Very well written with interesting twists and turns. Would read more of her books. Good romance and sexual content.
Published 2 months ago by shirlgirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Good characters, good dynamic between the lead characters
Good characters, good dynamic between the lead characters. A bit choppy at first, but it smoothed out. I enjoyed it.
Published 2 months ago by Becky McAllister
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed the book. Worth reading.
Published 2 months ago by Evelyn Fellows
5.0 out of 5 stars SO MANY DIFFERENT LAYERS!
I am a fan of Merry Farmer's writing. Her books have it all, but this was had so many layers, I finished it in one day. Read more
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Merry Farmer lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Butterfly and Torpedo. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn't have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to earn not one but two degrees in History so that she would always having something to write about. Today she walks along the cutting edge of Indie Publishing, writing Historical Romance and Women's Sci-Fi. She is also passionate about blogging, knitting, and cricket and is working towards becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer.

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