Review:  Secret Heir For Christmas

Devereaux Inc.(Book #4)

Harlequin Desire


Brenda Larnell (A)


REVIEW: From the cover of this book, I became intrigued with the story. SECRET HEIR FOR CHRISTMAS is a well-written, character driven romance story that features two males as lovers. Stephan Devereaux-Smith and Carter Jimenez are both without partners, and a second chance at love is looming in their futures.

First, both Stephan and Carter are highly protective of their families. Carter’s precocious six-year-old daughter, Nevaeh is the cause of his protective nature, along with the tragic death of his wife. Yes, I said wife. On the other hand, Stephan is a Devereaux, and that says it all. He has taken it upon himself to protect the venerable Devereaux name at all costs. The story takes place in Brooklyn, New York, the home base of the
Devereaux Incorporated Family Saga. SECRET HEIR FOR CHRISTMAS is Book #4 in the series. I read this story as a stand-alone, but now I am captivated by the other Devereaux stories. THE Devereaux name is prestigious and carries great weight, and Stephan is carrying that weight on his shoulders. You will understand that when you read the story. His Uncle Ace, patriarch of the family is key to the storyline, because Stephan is charged with carrying on the family legacy, and a special celebration for his beloved uncle. I love the way Stephan and Carter meet. It’s one of those meet-cutes that make you smile. There is definitely instant chemistry, and although they both try to ignore their feelings, there is no denying the power of love.

The side characters, the Devereaux family members, and Carter’s family members offer advice, solicited and unsolicited, and add to the intrigue of the storyline. I love Uncle Ace’s character and Carter’s daughter, Nevaeh. Both minor characters have major supportive roles. For Carter and Stephan, their HEA is so satisfying, with both families coming together and being in a better space because of it.

This was a great story, and I recommend it for your reading pleasure. LaQuette did a masterful job in presenting second chance at love between two characters of the same sex who are so deserving. I enjoyed
SECRET HEIR FOR CHRISTMAS, and I think you will, too!

1st November 2023 |