Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Treasured Secrets by Kendall Talbot Review

From Romantic Book of the Year winner Kendall Talbot comes an adrenaline-fuelled new series introducing sassy sexy characters, exotic locations, and action-packed adventure.
Some secrets should remain hidden forever… 

The last place Rosalina expected the clue to a 700-year -old mystery to lead her to was back into the arms of Archer, the man who broke her heart. When neither can solve the puzzle without the other, they set off on a new adventure. They’re forced to ignore the sparks that still fly unhindered between them as their search for the golden riches weaves from Tuscany’s underbelly to Archer’s luxurious yacht in the Greek Islands. 
 Archer desperately wants to salvage his shattered relationship with Rosalina but fighting for her love soon takes a back seat to fighting for their lives.
Ruthless competition is hot on their heels and will do anything to get his hands on the treasure. With evil close on their trail, and Archer wrestling with the remnants of a childhood tragedy,
Rosalina begins to wonder if some secrets were never meant to be revealed.
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 Treasured Secrets opens with a heart pounding shark attack -- and a missing boat.
The secrets keep compiling as you read further. Mystery and danger, action, adventure and humorous episodes reminiscent of popular movies such as National Treasure, the Indiana Jones movies and Fool's Gold kept me turning the pages. 
The trio of main characters are exceptionally well written. While each has their own talents, with grudging acceptance of each other's intelligence and skills, they all play a role in discovering clues.
I will reread this to examine again the parallels between Archer's and Nox's lives.
The treasure sought is both that lost decades before and Rosalina's love.
This is a wonderful book for a club discussion group.
Rosalina has this magical talent with food. The descriptions are sensual.
Rosa thinks in "food" terminology, thinking of a room's size as "big as a twenty table restaurant," and wanting to crush an idea "like pine nuts in a mortar and pestle." 
The men vying for her heart each have admirable qualities. Archer tries to keep many secrets, including his past, his nightmares and his wealth. Alessandro is much more forthcoming.
Sometimes when he begins to speak he goes on and on. His developed mind and knowledge base can seem overwhelming. But he is a man you grow to respect and admire.
The other characters in this novel add much to the experience, as do the location descriptions.

Although I was given this book in exchange for my honest review, the opinions expressed are 100% my own. I look forward to reading more by this author.


Kendall Talbot is an award winning author, thrill seeker and a hopeless romantic. She has travelled extensively, some 36 countries, and counting and she’s addicted to experiences that make her scream…white water rafting, scuba diving with sharks and hang gliding are just a few. Her stories reflect her sense of adventure and her long running love affair with her very own hero. 
Kendall collects junky jewellery and expensive perfume, her favourite night out is with great friends and a fabulous bottle of wine or two, and she rarely watches TV. She lives in Brisbane with her hubby, her two grown boys and her little dog, Josie McLuvin. 
Her debut novel Lost in Kakadu (Escape Publishing, 2013) has received a clutch of award nominations and most notably won the exclusive Romantic Book of the Year.
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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.
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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!


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