Esther Carlisle owns a little antique shop in New Orleans. Something she's continued to keep going after her father's death. Her life is very predictable and quiet until Cullen Murphy shows up at her shop one evening right before closing. Cullen claims to have known her father and is convinced that he knew where the famous chocolate diamond was. Esther isn't sure if she can trust him but before she has time to think she finds herself being protected by Cullen when two men break into the shop. As the two fight to stay alive while looking for the treasured diamond, will they find out what a true treasure really is?
The Diamond Secret is a really fun read. It had action, suspense and of course, romance. When I picture Cullen I see Remington Steel. Very suave, good-looking and definitely a charmer. I loved his romantic ways with Esther and they were sprinkled throughout the story which was a real treat! I liked Esther because although she didn't really trust Cullen, she tried to understand him. She was a reasonable heroin which I always appreciate. The story was fast-paced and I enjoyed figuring out the letters and clues along with Cullen and Esther. I think it causes the reader to think about what treasure it is they are seeking. I thoroughly enjoyed the ending and how things turned out. If you're looking for a quick read that keeps you entertained I recommend you try The Diamond Secret.
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (August 7, 2012)
*This complimentary copy was provided by Harlequin through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*