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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Her Secret Friend by Juliana Stevens - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Culmin are supposed to get married at a young age. Their climate isn't friendly and the cold often makes it difficult for culmin to stay warm. Kaya's mother has been trying to convince Kaya to get married for years. She's pressuring her daughter, but Kaya only wants to marry someone she truly loves and she doesn't want to give her heart to a hunter. Hunters are idols among their kind, but their work is tough, they travel in bad weather and hunt dangerous animals. A hunter can break someone's heart and Kaya wants to keep hers in one piece.

When Kaya starts receiving gifts from a secret admirer she's flattered. Kaya always believed that there would be no romance after marriage, but her admirer shows her he knows her well and this gives her hope for the future. She's thinking about marrying an unknown man, but if she's being completely honest with herself she's already spoken for. Will she make the right decision together with a little help from the Paragon, emotional beings that can help others to move on, who are watching and aiding her?

Her Secret Friend is a great romantic story. Kaya's world is cold, there isn't much sunshine and the brightness in people's days mainly comes from the love in their hearts. Kaya is cynical though. She's seen how love can wreck someone completely and doesn't want to experience this horror. She tries to build walls around herself to remain safe, but there is someone who can break through them. I was curious to find out if she'd give this man a chance or not and read their story in one sitting.

Juliana Stevens writes about a fascinating bleak world. Culmin are trying to make the best of tough circumstances. They don't know they are being watched and helped by Paragon, which is an interesting concept. It was fun to see the same story from two different sides. Juliana Stevens writes about true love in a beautiful way. I love how she gives emotions a face and a voice. I kept hoping this would help Kaya to get over her fears and give love a chance. Her Secret Friend is a wonderful sweet story that I really enjoyed.


If you love a combination of fantasy and romance, Her Secret Friend would be an excellent choice.

About Juliana Stevens

Juliana Stevens is close with her family and grew up in a small town outside Austin. Her favorite pastime is going to the beach and spent many summers in Rockport and Port Aransas, Texas growing up.

She used to write short stories for her friends in middle school and has been an avid reader since elementary.

She lives in Texas with her husband, three kids, and three dogs.

Her goal is to write likable heroines, sexy yet nice heroes, and realistic love stories (Even in those fantasy realms!)


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  1. This looks fab - would love to read!

  2. I would like to read this book!

  3. Her Secret Friend sounds like a heartfelt, romantic fantasy with an unique and original setting.

  4. It sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing it.

  5. Great Review.Thank you for giveaway.

  6. Love the idea of a secret admirer in a positive way and this sounds a great read. Not sure about the "cold" aspect. Need to wrap up when I'm reading it.

  7. We could all do with Paragon in our lives - like guardian angels, I suppose, who keep us from harm.