The Secret of a Kiss


About the book: A lonely stretch of highway, a handsome stranger, and a long-kept secret that could wreck everything.

Linden Adair is a talented makeup artist on the New York Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera, creating the hideous scar for the actor who plays the phantom every night. But nobody knows the deep scars Linden carries after the divorce from her husband, Mark Denly—the famous director of Phantom. Why didn’t somebody ever tell her that marrying your director was a bad idea, especially when he has a wandering eye? 

Desperate to get away after enduring several years of heartache and scars, Linden takes a cross-country trip to visit her best friend in Seattle. While driving on a deserted stretch of highway late at night, she hits a deer and crashes the rental car into a gully outside of Snow Valley, Montana. A devastatingly handsome stranger with a tow truck rescues Linden and her smashed vehicle, but when she catches sight of him in the light, she’s shocked. Anton Baldwin possess a terrible scar on his face—just like the phantom she created every night for the theater. 

But Anton is hiding more than the truth behind his scar, and during a whirlwind week while being recruited for a television show being filmed in Snow Valley, the secrets of this enigmatic man turn her world upside down. 

When Anton helps Linden open up to the world around her, Linden wonders if the small town of Snow Valley might hold the magic she needs to heal the scars on her broken heart. 

My review: I LOVE these Snow Valley romances and this one is no exception! 

Linden is such a great character. I love the way she just needs a change, so she leaves everything behind. She leaves her job as the makeup artist for the Phantom of the Opera and the Phantom himself. She leaves her apartment, her mom, her ex and her sweet little daughter's grave. It takes a brave and strong person to be able to just leave everything and try something new the way she did.

Then there's Anton. He and his brother rescue Linden when her car runs off the road late at night in Montana. I love the way he goes out of his way to help, and I love knowing that he and his brother would have done the same thing for anyone who needed help the way Linden did. But not only did he help her when she was stuck, but he helps her over and over when she's just living normal life. And it's kind of fun that he's scarred the same way Phantom is!

I really liked the one. I liked the way Snow Valley is portrayed as the kind of town where everybody knows everybody and actually cares about everybody as well. It's the kind of place where I would like to live...well, if it wasn't in the middle of nowhere in Montana that is! It's kind of the ideal.

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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