Can they do what’s right…without betraying their hearts?
Senatorial candidate Byron Robidoux always does the right thing. And, after years of focus and dedication, his life and campaign are going exactly to plan—until a blackmailer jeopardizes everything. No one is supposed to know that thirteen years ago, Byron told a lie to protect a college friend. And now that lie could destroy his career…and threaten the woman he never stopped loving.
Zoe Hammond hardly recognizes the refined and handsome politician Byron has become. The last time she saw him, he was the friend who saved her life by claiming to be the father of her unborn baby. For that, she’d do anything for him. Except Byron’s world of wealth, reputation and deceit isn’t a place where Zoe or her daughter belong. But when a menace from the past comes calling again, staying with Byron is best for them all. And, as the searing attraction between them builds, they soon realize some things are worth fighting for…especially love.
So What Did I Think of Scandalous Secrets by Synithia Williams?
Iwas drawn into Scandalous Secrets from the premise and it had what I was looking for. Filled with political, familial and romantic drama that took center stage. Really I enjoyed all of the drama between the couple from the romantic undertone of their past to present when they meet again under very interesting circumstances.
The conflict felt intricate and layered with emotion that felt real. The stakes were clearly drawn and I was very curious to see how Zoe and Byron would deal. And ultimately I felt they handle it nicely. The situation had a semi intensity through out with nice suspense and a lot of anticipation with what would happen. Although the level of real actual danger was low the political career and emotional elements were very present, so it wasn’t as big of a problem for me since they kind of balanced each other out.
Zoe had strong internal conflicts she dealt with, with a clear explanation as to why she was the way she was. Though completely understandable, it still saddened me to see the serious self-doubt she carried, the way she pushed Byron and their developing feelings away. Given the great potential of happiness with Byron.
Adding Byron dealing with the huge conflict of his major public career, what he was willing to take and do for it plus his family drama. He really had to come to terms with who he wanted to be and stand on his own while fighting for the relationship he wanted. Those issues really drove the story and made me invested and I wish that it was delved into even more and I was shown more moments of them dealing and overcoming them. Cause I was quickly and easily rooting for them.
“The fervent tone and direct stare added more to his words. Turned them into a vow that resonated deep in her chest.”
Zoe and Byron’s relationship was where the story pick up, such a built up sizzling connection that I was here for. Eager for all of their moments together. Filled with emotions and history, I enjoyed getting to know their history and them coming a grips with their true feeling for each other. I ultimately wanted more of them cause those moment were good. I really liked how even though Zoe & Bryon were dealing with alot of internal and external conflicts there was strong communication between them and they addressed things.
The story’s peak had a nice unexpected twist to it and though it wasn’t as intense as I would have liked it was exciting and had some action with it. But for the long lead up it had I found things resolved way too quickly for me. I wanted more action cause the potential was there. Though in the end they did figure things out and found their way to happy.
Overall I enjoyed reading Scandalous Secrets by Synithia Williams. Would I recommend it? Yes, yes I would and I now I’m gonna go and look at Synithia Williams catalogue for more great reads!