A job at The Riverview Inn offers Delia a safe place to hide with her daughter—and the chance to salvage their damaged relationship. But when her secrets follow them, she has to make the most difficult choice of her life.
Delia has made some mistakes. Maybe more than other women, other mothers. She just needs a little time to regroup and figure out what’s best for herself and eight-year-old Josie. But The Riverview Inn and her job there as a massage therapist offer her something she never expected—happiness.
Working at the inn gives her purpose, friendships, and an exciting and forbidden attraction to the mysterious Max Mitchell.
The only problem is—she’s lying. About everything.
But she isn’t the only one with secrets. There are things Max isn’t telling her about his past. And one guest is hiding something that could destroy everything at The Riverview Inn.
Secrets of the Riverview Inn (Riverview Inn, #2) by Molly O'Keefe
Series: Riverview Inn #2
Genres: 1 Flame- Sweet Hallmark-ish, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Max and Delia’s love story in Secrets at the Riverview Inn by Molly O’Keefe, book 2 in the Riverview Inn series, was an emotional and enjoyable tale that holds a number of secrets.
Delia divorced her abusive husband, a man of the law who was partook in criminal behavior, and used their daughter as a power ploy to control Delia as he saw fit.
The magic of the Riverview Inn, along with her job as a massage therapist provides Delia a happiness she never expected and time to heal her damaged relationship with her eight-year-old daughter, Josie. Working at the inn gives Delia a purpose, allows for friendships, as well as offers an exciting and forbidden attraction to the mysterious Max Mitchell.
Max was a police officer who suffered a career ending injury. Max kept to himself, appearing grumpy to those who encountered him. Delia and Josie were able to break through every obstacle he constructed to protect himself. The attraction and chemistry he and Delia shared were out of this world and Max was the only one able to connect with Josie, understanding the little girl.
When Delia’s ex-husband finds them, everyone will need to make difficult choices in order to protect and save their lives. We also meet Max and Gabe’s mother, who left them when they were young children, and learn a little about that secret too.
Ms. O’Keefe wrote a “can’t put down,” emotional, second chance romance that should not be missed. This tale abounds with emotions, sexual chemistry, humor, wonderful dialogue, and endearing characters giving Max and Delia a chance at love, a family, and forever. I highly recommend Secrets at the Riverview Inn to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series.
Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.