His Secret Agenda by Beth Andrews

“Dean Garret is about to break the number one rule of undercover work. And it’s all because this new “boss” is as pretty as a professional cheerleader and has a do-gooder’s heart. Who can resist that combination? Still, Dean suspects Allison Martin is hiding something behind her dazzling smile. That something being the runaway mother and son he’s been hired to find.

To get the job done, he needs to gain Allie’s trust. Only, the lawyer-turned-bar-owner isn’t cooperating. But she can’t remain immune to his good ol’ boy charm and sexy drawl forever. Because Dean never fails. And he’ll do anything to solve a case. Even it means he has to break all the rules.”

This book pulled at your heart strings as you learn about what each character has gone through. Dean and Allie are both rememorable and dynamic characters that you want to see good things happen to. It kills you when you read that Dean gets close to Allie and still ends up betraying her but there is always a bright light when love is involved.

His Secret Agenda was a very fast read with a charming plot and dynamic characters. Beth Andrews brings a group of lively characters to the pages in this enjoyable book.

A Not-So-Perfect Past by Beth Andrews

Finding new authors is fun to do.  You pick up a book hoping it will be well written and interesting to read.  And when I picked up Beth Andrews A-Not-So-Perfect Past that is what I got.

“Nina Carlson knows all about Dillon Ward.  Knows he served time in prison.  Knows nobody put out the welcome mat when he moved to Serenity Springs.  But that doesn’t stop her from renting him a place to live.  And when someone crashes into her bakery, he’s just the man to fix the damage.

And Nina isn’t the only one who thinks Dillon’s the perfect man for the job: her two kids have taken a shine to him.  Still, she can’t afford to get close to Dillon, even if he is tempting her to toss out her good-girl shoes.  Because it’s not that she doesn’t trust him.  It’s that she doesn’t trust herself.”

This book was truly a wonderful modern romance.  I love the dynamic characters that Beth Andrews created.  Nina the hard-working single mother was a weak character but very strong, she just had to give herself a chance.  Then there is Dillon who was a broken man afraid to let himself love, but is afraid of it.  Her children are also a plus in this story helping their mother learn about herself and Dillon.

A Not-So-Perfect Past is a great love story.  Beth Andrews delivers an enjoyable, charming and realistic story through her plot and characters.