The Secret Son - Joan Kilby

The Secret Son

By Joan Kilby

  • Release Date: 2015-08-25
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 573 Ratings)


A birthday card out of the blue from his estranged father sends successful Seattle marketing man Alex Chernoff on a detour to Sweetheart in search of answers about his past. A day, maybe two, to tie up loose strings and he’ll be out of there, heading for Mexico, margaritas and blondes in bikinis.

Emma Stanhope is all too familiar with hot, rich, entitled guys like Alex. They never hang around for long, especially not for a Plain Jane like herself. No problem. She’s smart and logical, like any good scientist, and knows better than to lose her heart.

What Emma doesn’t count on is chemistry—of the romantic kind. What Alex doesn’t count on is meeting the girl who’ll make him want to change his ways. But when he learns that he’s a secret from his father’s real family, he can’t stay in Sweetheart… even if he wants to.

Will love be enough to convince Alex to stay… for good? 


  • Great title

    By Dropspinner
    A fascinating read with a great plot, character development, descriptions of the various places and personal emotions. Thank you for a lovely afternoon read😃😃💕
  • So sweet

    By SJfunfun
    A sweet story
  • Just Perfect!

    By Nya A.
    Absolutely haven’t felt excited to read in a while until I started this.
  • Great story

    By Montanafilly73
    A mixture of every emotion fill your heart reading this book. I loved the characters and the difficulty and struggles each one endured. Would like for the storyline would continue.
  • The Secret Son

    By Sug36ll
    WOW! Wonderful full of loving family. Clean romance that won’t let you stop reading. I want to read the next book.
  • Heartwarming

    By JoanieVA
    Yes, it was a little kitschy, but I absolutely loved this story! I heartedly recommend it, and it’s a very quick read.
  • The secret son

    By LJ Beauty Queen
    Loved the story! Made me smile.
  • Heartache & Healling

    By Renae_D
    Joan Kilby did an excellent job describing the feelings of being a secret child. The spontaneous of Alex showing up in Montana from Seattle. Alex was a quick learner and was able to blend in but stick out in his surroundings, while the complexities all tied in nicely of the family finding out he was one of them. The heartache and understanding of a secret family was amazingly done. Received an ARC for an honest & fair review.
  • Loved it!

    By SBart79
    A great start to a a new series , Secrets of Cherry Lake. Alex receives a birthday card from his estranged father out of the blue. Alex is tired of his life style and ready to make a change. He packs up for a week to go to Cherry Lake, where the one week will change the rest of his life. What he does not expect to find is the chemistry between him and Emma, nothing like he is use to. But will it be enough to keep him in Cherry Lake, along with the secret that his dad kept for all of these years. This is book that will leave you with tears, happy tears that is. Have tissues on hand. Love the characters of Cherry Lake. Can't wait to read more of their stories. I received this book from netgalley for an honest review.