16 August 2018

Playful & Professional | The Lawman's Secret Vow by Tara Randel


To have and to hold—

Until the case is solved?

When an undercover assignment pairs laid-back Florida detective Dante Matthews with by-the-book cop Eloise Archer, he knows it won’t be easy. And not just because they’re competing for the same promotion. Now they’re living together under the same roof, and it’s getting harder to ignore his deepening feelings for his “wife.” Can he convince Eloise to partner up—for life?

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: August 1, 2018


An opposites-attract, fake-relationship-but-real-feelings type of romance, Tara Randel’s The Lawman’s Secret Vow is a ton of fun to read. Main characters Eloise Archer and Dante Matthews are entirely lovable, though very clearly different, and the sparks fly when an undercover assignment requires them to pose as a married couple. Amidst their crime-solving intent, previously unacknowledged feelings and attraction rise to the surface, giving the detectives much more to puzzle out than a simple string of car thefts. Complicated yet hopeful,  this story unfolds with a sweet suspense.

So, it’s easy to say that The Lawman’s Secret Vow is a great choice for any fan of heartwarming contemporary romance. I completely enjoyed the time I spent with it—seeing Eloise and Dante both playfully and professionally work their way to a happy conclusion made me smile every time I picked up the book—and now, I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for Randel’s Meet Me at the Altar books.


Thanks to Prism Book Tours, I received a complimentary copy of The Lawman’s Secret Vow and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


USA Today bestselling author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.


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  1. Thanks so much for your awesome review of The Lawman's Secret Vow! So happy to be here today!

  2. fake-relationship-but-real-feelings type of romances is one of my favorite tropes!