Seducing the Secret Heiress
Jennifer St George
Jennifer St George has such an articulate way with words that within the opening scenes of Seducing the Secret Heiress the reader is immediately enveloped by the story.
In Seducing the Secret Heiress we meet the fearless and very likeable Aussie chick (and secret heiress to a diamond empire), Charlotte Wentworth (aka Charlie Brown) and the strappingly handsome reality-TV entrepreneur Gabe Grenville. Their romance is one that is filled with twists and turns, ups and downs, and challenges that would see most relationships shatter into a million pieces. But not Charlie and Gabe…
Charlie is a lovely character—an absolute breath of fresh air. Her optimism was palpable, she is fiercely independent, strong-willed yet still open-minded, and even with a chequered past that revealed just how painful life and love can be she was still reasonably unaffected by this. Add to this a killer sense of humour and some serious kitchen skills, she was a character who developed well throughout the story.
Obviously it takes a certain kind of man to handle such a wonderful woman, and St George was enormously generous in presenting us with Gabe. Gabe is a self-made man, as authoritative as he is chivalrous, and in the business world he’s certainly in charge. But even a gentleman has a weakness and in this case, Gabe’s weakness is Charlie. Boy oh boy, she swept in and completely knocked him off his feet, poor guy!
I loved the complexity of both Charlie and Gabe’s individual stories, and collectively they had more than their fair share of challenges to overcome. St George put these two through the ringer and though at times it seemed as though they mightn’t make it through, the pressure refined them, individually and together, much the way carbon under enough pressure can turn into a diamond.