I have been looking forward to this book since I read the first chapter in the SYTYCW competition years ago.It didn t disappoint This is a reunion romance which is my jam.Nearly six years ago, marine Riley Cooper spent his last night before shipping out with Meg McBride, the kid sister of his best friend.Any idea of coming home to her was pushed away once he experienced war in Afghanistan Meg loved Riley forever and for a brief moment she had hope something might come of it Until her letters telling him about the consequences of their night together were returned unopened.Now Riley is back and Meg has to finally tell him what he should have known six years ago.This is a nice little story set in a small town in Vermont Meg has settled there with her daughter making a good life The arrival of Riley threatens that future.I really enjoyed it and the ending was satisfying Also the daughter had an excellent name ARC review supplied by the author. Small towns, secret baby, forever loves, and reunions are my my favorite kinds of reads, and Carrie Nichols delivers them all in one book Riley and Megan deserve a happily ever after, and despite some road blocks along the way to falling in love, they eventually get there with a little help from the title character and her much loved stuffed animal Carrie s well written snappy dialogue, tension and her ability to portray believable characters makes this a book you will definitely want to add to your library ARC supplied for an honest review. 4.5 StarsThe story of Meggie and Riley is both heart warming and heart breaking From the beginning, I could understand both the hero and heroine s reasons for what they did, which resulted in Riley not knowing he was a dad until his daughter was five Considering the book title, I don t think I m giving away much here I love second chance romances because there is an instant bond and attraction that feels genuine between the characters And these two are so good together Fiona, the marine s secret daughter, is ADORABLE The fable of Princess Fiona so touching The letter sigh Fiona s mangy mutt LOL There is so much to love in this story The only gripe I had was how long Meggie waited to come clean once Riley returned That wasn t cool I might have yelled at her a couple of times Overall a wonderful story This book was thoroughly enjoyable The pace was great, the dialogue was fun and there was fabulous chemistry between the two main characters Riley and Meg The characters themselves were believable and very likable Riley was dealing with a difficult past and recent trauma from his tour in Afghanistan and Meg was dealing with the very real struggles of a single mother, and together they were perfectly matched It really was a delightful story, and the writer Carrie Nichols, has such an effortless writing style, I was pulled into the story instantly This is a wonderful debut and I am looking forward to reading from this talented writer She Has His Eyes Her Mother Has His Heart Years Have Passed Since Marine Sergeant Riley Cooper Last Held His Best Friend S Sister In His Arms Bound For Afghanistan, He Believed Walking Away From Meg McBride Was The Kindest Thing He Could Do Now That He S Home, He Doesn T Blame Meggie For Hating Him But She Hasn T Told Him Everything And He Hasn T Met The Little Red Haired Girl Whose Gray Eyes So Resemble His Own I felt in love with the main characters right away The author gave both a voice and I really like when both have a voice Riley is a great guy and Meg has strength and humor This couple was easy to love from the beginning The writing is delightful The plot will keep you from putting the book down until the last page Lovely read The Marine s Secret Daughter carefully follows the secret child trope Each of the main characters, Riley the Marine is honor bound to return to Afghanistan and his fellow Marines rekindles his love with his best friend s sister, Meg I enjoyed this romance The author wrote both characters with feeling and compassion, and the secret daughter is adorable. I really enjoyed this It was not too angstyperfect for me And I loved the New England setting, the family dynamics.Very sweet. I enjoy romances about second chances, and the Marine s Secret Daughter didn t disappoint Riley is on leave from the Marine s and has come back to the small town where he vacationed as a child He needs to gather his thoughts and heal, both mentally and physically, after his tour in Afghanistan He is reunited with Meg, a childhood friend, whose family owned the adjacent cottage to the one his parents once owned Riley and Meg share a history This is a story about forgiveness, realizing what is truly important in life, and moving forward.I smiled throughout this book and even blinked back a couple of tears during one heart breaking scene The writing was smooth making this a fast and engaging read.I received an ARC for an honest review Thank you This is the first book I read by this author, and it will not be the last one I really loved this one.The story centers around Marine Sgt Riley Cooper and Meg McBride the girl that stole his heart The night before he left to serve his country, they made love He never contacted her again because he did not think he was good enough for such a special girl That left Meg heartbroken and unbeknown to him, pregnant.He returns to the town he had fond memories and where Meg lives since he has a month of leave due to an injury after an incident that affected him not only physically but also emotionally when he loses one of his men.When he sees Meggie, he now sees a woman and the attraction is still there But Meg has secrets and fears what would happen when he finds out.It s a story that will touch you deeply It s heartbreaking, heartwarming, insightful, thought provoking and at times bring tears to your eyes.Not only is the story engaging and the characters are well developed, but I most appreciate the other aspects the author brings to our attention The fact that how we are treated by our parents when we are children , will affect how we see ourselves and life when we are adults That we need to be reminded of the sacrifices made not only by the brave men and women that serve our country , but also those left behind For that, thank you , Ms Nichols.Looking forward to books by this talented author.I was gifted a copy of this book The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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- 224 pages
- The Marine's Secret Daughter
- Carrie Nichols
- 14 July 2017 Carrie Nichols