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Secret Crush Seduction

Secret Crush Seduction, September 2020
The Heirs of Hansol #2
by Jayci Lee

Harlequin Desire
224 pages
ISBN: 1335209352
EAN: 9781335209351
Kindle: B085MH5TRF
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"A sexy, glitzy, and fun contemporary romance!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Secret Crush Seduction
Jayci Lee

Reviewed by Danielle Dresser
Posted August 20, 2020

Romance Contemporary

Adelaide Song is an up-and-coming fashion designer who wants to make her mark on the world and prove to everyone, including her successful and strict family, that she’s more than just a spoiled heiress. While everyone else in her family has done great things for the Hansol Corporation, they all assumed, as the baby of the family, Adelaide would simply ride on the coattails of the family name and fortune. But Adelaide has always been a hard worker, and now she had a chance to show everyone she’s ready for running her own fashion division at the company. If only they would take her seriously. . . 

Powerful PR exec and best friend of Adelaide’s older brother, Michael Reynolds has always had a soft spot for Adelaide, and when she asks for his help to pull off a sophisticated and innovative charity fashion show, he’s impressed that this is the same Adelaide he always thought of as his friend’s little sister. Growing up, Michael’s family life wasn’t the best, but the Song family took him in and made him feel like one of their own. Adelaide’s drive and determination to have a successful event is admirable, and Michael finds the woman she’s become hard to resist.

Adelaide has always had a crush on Michael, so she knows this is her chance to make something happen. But with her reputation--and that of her family’s business--on the line, are they sure they want to risk a relationship?

Jayci Lee’s second book in the Heirs of Hansol series, SECRET CRUSH SEDUCTION, is a sexy, glitzy, and fun contemporary romance! The “best friend’s younger sister” trope is used well in this novel--Adelaide is set on proving she is a grown-up instead of always being treated as the family baby. She wants to prove that she can be as successful and powerful as the family matriarch and be taken seriously by her colleagues. Michael tries to resist Adelaide’s charms, but when he finally lets his guard down, their chemistry is off the charts. There’s a late-game reveal as to why Michael really feels he and Adelaide shouldn’t be together that came out of left field, but aside from that, the journey to their happy-ever-after is well earned and enjoyable to read. The backdrop of a charity fashion show is glamorous and sheds a light on an interesting part of the fashion industry. Jayci Lee continues to make a name for herself among Harlequin Desire’s most promising authors.

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SUMMARY

She’s done waiting for what she really wants…

“If I don’t have you after that kiss,

I’ll burn to dust from the inside out…”

Aspiring fashion designer Adelaide Song wants to prove she’s more than just a pampered heiress. All she needs is a little courage—and the help of deliciously sexy Michael Reynolds, her childhood crush and her brother’s best friend. But when her secret crush turns into an illicit liaison, Adelaide realizes mixing business with pleasure spells trouble for all her plans…


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