“The story is inviting, intriguing, heart-tugging, and splendid in its sexiness.”—USA Today
“Shirley Jump’s stories sparkle with warmth and wit and glow with strong, heartfelt emotions.”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
“Emotional and unforgettable, thumbs up for Jump.”—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
“A fun, heartwarming, small-town romance that you’ll fall in love with…Shirley Jump is a true talent.”—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
“Shirley Jump packs lots of sweet and plenty of heat in this heartwarming first book of her promising new series.”—Virginia Kantra, New York Times bestselling author
“I knew instantly that when I started reading the first page of this novel I was going to be hooked. Shirley Jump just has something special about the way that she tells a story, it’s magical. In fact she is a rising star with The Sweetheart Secret, a novel that glimmers with humor, love and second chances.” — Night Owl Reviews
“Crisp, clear storytelling filled with tons of humor and sass is at the forefront of Jump’s latest novel. Snappy dialogue and the colorful characters who speak it are the highlights of this story. Colt and Daisy are lovable and appealing. This is one delightful read. 4 stars – HOT!” — Romantic Times
“The Sweetheart Secret is an emotionally charged book that gripped me! The characters are true to life, leaving a lasting memory…I liked how their relationship developed, how they recognized past mistakes, and were struggling to come together again. Daisy and Colton’s second chance at love is a great story made even better with a cast of strong secondary characters.”
“The Sweetheart Secret has powerful, catchy characters. I liked how Shirley managed to explore family connections and different generations without taking away from the main plot. She also paints a vivid picture of small town Rescue Bay and its inhabitants! I love the setting and her descriptions of the Gulf coast.”
“The Sweetheart Secret is fast paced, easy to read and immerse yourself in, and will fill you with all kinds of emotions. I’d recommend The Sweetheart Secret to any contemporary romance reader.” — Harlequin Junkie
“This is a very sweet, very emotional story where two deserving people are given a second chance to live their happily ever after. It’s beautiful and I loved being able to witness their journey.” — Marie’s Cozy Corner
“Some story scenarios just catch my attention and I can’t resist them like small town romances and reunion romances. In this case, it was a double bonus because I already enjoy this series and author for her heartwarming small town setting and tender yet tough romances, for her characters that desperately need love and of course for her inclusion of those adorable rescue dogs that end up with each couple…”
“This one left me with a heartfelt sigh of happiness and an appreciation for the author’s way of writing a romance. Contemporary Romance fans who like small town settings and couples who don’t make it easy on themselves might want to check these out.” — Delighted Reader
The Sweetheart Secret
Colton Harper, Rescue Bay’s resident physician, gave up his wild ways years ago, in exchange for a straight and narrow life. But then a one-night stand comes back to haunt him when the intoxicating woman he left behind shows up in Rescue Bay.
Once upon a time, fiery Daisy Barton was Colt’s wife—and still is, thanks to a paperwork glitch. Now she’s here in Rescue Bay, with a once-in-a-lifetime chance at a fresh start—renovating a crumbling B&B. The catch? The loan she needs requires her “husband’s” financial backing.
Colt wants to turn Daisy away, but when he sees her coax a smile from his cantankerous grandfather, Colt realizes maybe she can help him, too. It’s the perfect arrangement—until the sparks start flying. Suddenly Colt realizes he’s still head over heels in love with Daisy, and that he’ll have to risk everything…or risk losing her forever.