Poppy’s Secret (Ana’s Review)

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Title: Poppy’s Secret
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 15th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 190
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A second chance born of love.

Pat Corrigan and Edgerton “Edge” Winters were ready to start a family–or so Pat thought. At the last minute, Edge got cold feet and fled. Pat didn’t bother telling him the conception had already gone through and little Emma was on her way. He didn’t want a relationship based on obligation. He’d rather raise his daughter on his own.

Nine years later, Emma and her Poppy are doing fine. Edge isn’t. He realizes what he threw away by leaving, and he’s back to turn his life around and reclaim his family. It’ll take a lot to prove to Pat that he’s a new man, and even if Edge succeeds, the secret Pat has hidden for years might shatter their dreams all over again.

I really enjoyed reading this sweet story. I loved the father-daughter relationship.

Pat and Edge were both nice characters. I was trying to pick a side on this battle of who’s right, but it wasn’t as simple as that. I didn’t choose anyone’s because I got the feeling both were as right as they were wrong. It was so interesting to put oneself into each character’s shoes, try to understand their points of view. It was easier to understand Pat since it was his side of the story, but Edge was a sympathetic character. None of them were trying to be perfect, their reactions felt real.

The plot had a few nice surprises. I really loved the part Emma play in the story. I don’t know if her conduct was age appropriate, I’m not used to be around kids, but she seemed nice and I liked the way she interact with the others.

It was beautiful to see the opportunity of a second chance. The love was easy to feel. I believe they love each other and is sad to see how sometimes love just isn’t enough. I really had a good time reading it.

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Galley copy of Poppy’s Secret provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I love to read M/M books. I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject. Here are some of my favorite books  
Strain Violence Vegets Arctic Absolution Dark Soul The dreams you made in the Dirt
Fog Bought Caged Jaye Evenfall The Invasion of Tork