A single dad…a marriage of convenience…and a secret!
The Secret by Christie Ridgway is NOW LIVE!

The Secret - Ebook

Amazon →
iBooks →
Nook →
Kobo →

Attractive couple cuddling at the beach


Being butler to a widower and single father is a dream job in more ways than one for Charlotte “Charlie” Emerson. She helps keep businessman Ethan Archer’s household running without a hitch and enjoys every minute she has with his six-year-old son, Wells. But as time passes, the situation feels alarmingly intimate and when her heart starts beating faster each time Ethan steps through the door, Charlie must exert rigid control over her feelings.

With her secret, falling in love would be all kinds of bad…

Ethan Archer values the woman who keeps his life in order and cares so much for his motherless boy. He and Charlie act in harmony with each other and it’s not hard to picture them as a little family…in fact, it’s so easy, one reckless night he proposes a marriage of convenience.

What will he do if Charlie says yes? And worse, what if she tells him no?



Whenever I hear/read/see the word Butler, I think of Mr Belvedere. Especially if said butler essentially runs the household. And Charlie definitely does. She watches over Wells, takes care of him and Ethan and their household. She’s insanely organized and such a planner that it makes me a little jealous.

Charlie loves being around for Wells and Ethan although she tells herself not to fall for them. This is a temporary gig and when Ethan finds out her secret, he won’t want her anywhere near them. But it’s so easy to be the mother figure and wife figure to both of them.

Ethan lost his wife to cancer years ago and hired Charlie to help him with Wells. Suddenly, he sees Charlie in a different light as just his butler and caretaker for his son. He proposes an arrangement, they marry so Wells will have a suitable guardian and they can act upon this attraction they have.

5 stars!


About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.
Author Links:

Leave a Reply