Sunday 17 January 2016

♥ Secret Confessions: Down & Dusty #3 ♥ Kelly ♥ Fiona Lowe ♥

They say that no one has secrets in a small townthese women prove them wrong.

Eight brand-new stories from some of Australia's hottest writers in Australia's hottest genre. From the bar stools of the local pub to the wide open plains of the biggest stations in the world, these tales travel the dusty roads to the heart of Australia and the women who understand how to work hardand play even harder.
In the latest in the wildly successful Secret Confessions series from Escape Publishing, the women of Down & Dusty invite you into their livesand their bedrooms.

Kelly Wilkins' marriage has always been a team effort, but lately, under the daily grind of work, kids, and an unrelenting drought, she feels like her team has dwindled to one. The lack of rain in Milpinyani Springs isn't the only dry spell affecting her and, despite her best efforts, her once attentive husband hasn't touched her in weeks. With the threat of a long, dry summer stretching out in front of them, can Kelly and Grant rediscover their spark, or will their relationship be another casualty of the drought?

ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

Episode three:  Kelly

Kelly and Grant may seem to be the perfect couple, from the outside, but from the inside things aren't going so great.

Drought is a terrible thing for anyone to go through, but anyone who thinks that the only casualties in a drought are farmers and their stock or crops is wrong. Drought affects everyone in farming communities, and this short story brings that to the fore.

My heart breaks for Kelly as the tries to get that spark back in her marriage before it is too late.

Just when she feels it is over for good, Grant shows just what lengths he is willing to go to to bring them back closer than ever.  I adored Grant (though it was kind of hard, because that is my brother's name, and eeeew lol) and my heart was filled with so much hope, so much joy when things happen.

Can't wait for the next episode.




Multi published with Berkley, Carina Press and Harlequin, Fiona's been the recipient of a RITA and a R*BY (Australian Romantic Book of the Year) for her novel, Boomerang Bride. She's also won a CataRomance Reviewers Award and been nominated for a RT Reviewers' Choice Award & an Australian Romance Readers Award. Her current Medicine River series is set in Montana, She loves creating characters you could meet on the street and enjoys putting them in unique situations where they eventually fall in love. Fiona currently lives in Australia, which is a lot warmer than Montana, and she attempts to juggle her writing career with her own real life hero, a rambling garden with 80 rose bushes and two heroes in the making.