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[[ Read Kindle ]] ó Intimate Secrets È She Had The Kind Of Secret No Woman Could KeepWhen Josie O Malley Found Herself Pregnant, She Knew Her Father Would Surely Mete Out The Texas Law Of The West And Shoot The No Count Before He D Demand A Shotgun Wedding What Her Dad Didn T Know Was The Josie Has Been With The One Man He D Respected Above All Others Clay JacksonHe D Never Guessed He Fathered Her ChildTwo Years Ago Josie Left Texas In A Hurry For The Solitude Of Montana Now Clay Knew Why But It Boiled His Blood That She D Had Anybody S Baby But His It Burned Him Even That A Thief Led Clay To Her Doorstep So What Was Josie Hiding Besides A Child And What Would Clay S Investigation Reveal About The Toddler S Fatherand The Woman He D Never Stopped Loving Review to come doctors but can t wait to read by this author May 28, 2000Another month, another secret baby, this time little Ivy O Malley in B.J Daniels Intimate Secrets Two years ago, Josie O Malley fled her home in Texas Pregnant, in danger, and unwilling to be forced into marriage with a man who didn t love her, she made a new life for herself and her baby daughter in Montana Then Clay Jackson turned up in town Clay Jackson, who she s known all her life Clay, the father of her child He s been trying to solve a jewel theft that happened shortly before she left town, and he s sure it can t be a coincidence that the trail has led him to Josie He knows she s keeping something from him But what Intimate Secrets features all the conventions about secret child books that make me and most people I know throw up their hands at this overused device I groaned at every one of the annoying complications the author threw on to justify the baby secret and drag out the revelation for as long as she could The number of misunderstandings are insanely convoluted The book even contains one of those irritating sequences where Josie has something to tell Clay, but no, he says she can tell him later Anyone who cringes at the very mention of a secret baby should be warned, there is nothing here to convince you this plot should ever be used again.That said, the story still worked its way under my skin, enough for me to say that it is the best of this month s Intrigues It s also probably Daniels best book since Undercover Christmas My main complaint about some of her recent work A Father for Her Baby, Stolen Moments is that, in keeping her characters constantly on the run, I never got the impression that they got to know each other well enough to make the sort of life changing decisions they inevitably did in the end especially in Stolen Moments It s different this time, as Josie and Clay s relationship changes and evolves enough to make us believe they have a lasting future together Even when I was annoyed by the cliche they were trapped in, I kept reading Daniels writes with warmth and charm and her characters are likable Josie and Clay are both strong and intelligent, and their passion feels real I came to care about them both The secondary characters are developed in a few deft strokes that brings them to life without overshadowing the leads The mystery is well done, an equal part of the story with the romance as it should be in an Intrigue The final twist is a surprise because we ve been expertly mislead to believe things were straightforward than they are Nicely done.The book is still seriously underwritten, even so than usual for this author, with some moments and emotions skimped on Judging by the huge page margins and large type, there was than enough room to flesh out this tale some Normal type and margins would probably make this of a 220 page book than the 248 it clocks in at Still, I would recommend it as a solid example of romantic suspense Anyone who can still stomach this plot hook will find Intimate Secrets to be a satisfying romance and mystery.