The Bartender's Secret

· Masterson, Texas Book 1 · Harlequin
2 reviews

About this ebook

USA TODAY bestselling author Caro Carson delivers her signature heartwarming and contemporary storytelling in her brand new series: Masterson, Texas!

Her perfect man is hiding an imperfect past

When street smart meets book smart…

Connor McClaine notices Delphinia Ray the first time she walks into his bar. Quiet, sheltered, educated, the shy Shakespeare professor is way out of his league. But “whoever loved that loved not at first sight?” The rough-edged bar owner tries to push her away, convinced she can’t handle the harsh truth about his past. Sweet Delphinia, however, has gotten under his skin, daring him to face his demons and defy what he believes is his fate.

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Ann Major
February 19, 2020
I knew this would be a great book because I have enjoyed all of Caro Carson’s previous books. I was so excited about it, I took it with me on a recent vacation and read it on the plane and then late into the night. I even delayed breakfast the next morning so I could finish it. Then, after I finished reading it, the characters haunted me and I wished it were longer. I loved the characters. Their stories touched me so profoundly I totally lost myself in their world. This is a badboy/good girl story. I liked how the conflict between the badboy, bartender and the good Shakespearean scholar paralleled themes in Othello. Like Othello, Conner has a dark past and wants to move beyond it although he doubts he can. She wants to realize her full potential and fulfill her dreams but is being held back by her parents’ expectations. The conflict between the heroine and her parent and the other boyfriend who was sort of the villain added layer and depth. I thought the ending was fabulous. I can’t say more without inserting a spoiler. Such a great story. With a true hero. And a charming heroine. I liked Murphy and all secondary characters a lot. You won’t go wrong if you choose to read this romance. The author sent me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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miya the potato
September 15, 2020
I loved this books characters from the very beginning , Connor and Delphinia have that instant connection that true soul mates have. I love that she is a teacher and he actually reads, so they have that connection as well, but What I really loved about this book is that if left me wanting more , more stories from this couple , more banter , more everything .
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About the author

Despite a no-nonsense background as a West Point graduate, Army officer, and Fortune 100 sales executive, Caro Carson has always treasured the happily-ever-after of a good romance novel. As a Rita-winning Harlequin author, Caro is delighted to be living her own happily-ever-after with her husband and children in Florida, a location which has saved the coaster-loving theme park fanatic a fortune on plane tickets.

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