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Poppy's Secret
September 16, 2018 Comments.. 208
Poppy s Secret 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 con

  • Title: Poppy's Secret
  • Author: AndrewGrey
  • ISBN: 9781635331448
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 laA 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.

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    1. Karen says:

      3.5 stars rounded up to 4 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR.Some secrets shouldn't be kept'Poppy's Secret' was my third try at an audio book narrated by John Solo involving children and definitely my last. Unfortunately, while I do like John Solo as a narrator for me his children's voices are the one area that falls short. For me, Emma's voice was at time's whinyI'm talking nails on chalkboard here and her moments of cute and precocious became mouthy and rude add to this that her voice sound [...]

    2. Lilia Ford says:

      You don't go to this series looking for "edgy," but so far I've found the books to be pleasant surprises, balancing out the ridiculous tropes of rom-coms and drugstore romances with sensitive, grounded character work which generally escapes the trap of outright sentimentality. This is the first book where the balance shifted a little too far in the sentimental/sweet direction for my taste. It's probably mostly my fault, since I am picky about the depiction of children in novels, and I have what [...]

    3. Serena Yates says:

      Second chances stories are one of my favorite tropes to read, and Poppy’s Secret is an excellent specimen of this genre, if you ask me. Pat and Edge loved each other a lot, but were at very different points in their lives nine years ago. Pat wanted a family and thought Edge wanted the same thing. Edge wanted Pat and to spread his wings – and got cold feet when he had to choose one or the other. Now they meet again, and suddenly they have not only their personal pasts to deal with but the fac [...]

    4. R * A Reader Obsessed * says:

      3 StarsSurprisingly more angsty than I thought it would be, I think for many, this will be a great read about past lovers reconciling, in the hopes for possibly an even better future than imagined. As per the blurb, Edge has returned, and he wants to be back in Pat’s life. Despite being gone for almost a decade, he's determined to make things work. Pat is understandably very doubtful, not to mention scared about the obvious secret he’s been keeping to himself all these years. Of course, to m [...]

    5. Pianka *call me PIU* says:

      3.5 stars‘Poppy’s Secret’ is a second chance romance by Andrew Grey. I loved the theme of the story which was mostly about forgiveness, love and family. Pat and Edge was a couple who did not work together before but after all the years they spend apart, they both grow into strong individuals better equipped to handle a family together. When they decided to start a family, Pat was all-in whereas Edge was not. But without talking about the pace of their relationship, Edge decides to bail and [...]

    6. Truuss says:

      Pat is left alone 9 years ago by his boyfriend Edge. They had big plans for the future, starting a family.Then in a wink Edge left Pat following his artistic dream Pat is devastated but making the best decision of his life he will raise their unborn child alone. Edge knows nothing of this all.Pat finally finds an evening to go out. In a club between three handsome men he understands he is out of this to long and turns on his heels home. At the exit he stumbles against a big strong bodyd familiar [...]

    7. Dee says:

      3.5 stars This is how you do cliché, with a nod and a wink and a light touch. (I just finished Diplomacy of Wolves which was a bit too lengthy to sustain my attention; a winning formula seems to be X times cliché divide page number then halved otherwise it gets tedious.)I am a fan of the idea of the Dreamspun Desires series though much like the heterosexual counterparts I pick through the titles for what I fancy. How could I resist a secret baby theme from a gay perspective? How would it work? [...]

    8. Jenny Wood says:

      SUCH a cute cover! Anyone who follows my reviews, know that I am such a sucker for hot guys with kids. I feel like I say that a lot, but….whatever, it’s true. First, we have Pat and his daughter Emma; left by his long time ex-boyfriend who he thought he’d be having a family with, he decided to have the baby and raise her on his own. Of course he held some resentment and heartache over the years but seeing Edge (the ex) in a crowded club, all that resentment and heartache comes back. Edge l [...]

    9. MorganSkye says:

      I think I may be in the minority here – but I wasn’t a big fan of this story.First, I didn’t think Pat’s devotion to Poppy (total abstinence!) and lack of a social life felt healthy and I wondered at his inability to even date in all that time.Second, I really didn’t like Edge and his reasons for leaving nor his making Pat feel bad for his “secret”. I just never warmed to Edge very well.Third, John Solo, though he did a fine job didn’t do much to make me fall in love with this st [...]

    10. Sandra says:

      This is a sweet romance about a second chance at love between two men whose story was derailed 9 years prior when one of them got really cold feet and ran off, and a huge secret the other one's been keeping. It deals with family, forgiveness, and realizing where your heart belongs. About nine years ago, Pat and Edge were in love and about to start a family. Except, as they were very young, Edge, a bit more of a free spirit, bolted to become a famous artist, and Pat ended up becoming a father to [...]

    11. Lelyana says:

      * 4,5 stars!*Andrew Grey is one of those hit and miss author for me. I was kinda giddy when I requested this to review, but I didn't disappoint. This is a really cute story about second chance love. About family and acceptance and forgiveness.Honestly, I really understood the reason why did Edge bolted out from their dreams to have a family. They're young, very young. Lacking of communication was their biggest problem. If only Edge told Pat the truth and Pat didn't that stubborn.But what's happe [...]

    12. Sandra says:

      Not gonna lie. I was ready to say that this was cute and well-paced, that I enjoyed it, although it had some too-mushy moments and was somewhat predictable then the end of the epilogue actually kinda hit me in the feelz (view spoiler)[I was trying to picture how the paintings were formatted, and then Pat described a portrait of his mother with a split image wearing a head-scarf/sick compared to healthy and I should have seen the proposal coming but I thought the way he did it (in the painting) w [...]

    13. Ralph says:

      A poor imitation of a genre romance. The biggest source of tension is one character lying to the other and keeping a secret. He needed to grow some balls and stop lying. This book was more whiny angst than actual romance. It's trying to shoehorn in a trope that just doesn't work, at all. There are so many better Dreamspun Desires, I'd recommend skipping this one.

    14. Keith says:

      So many emotions. This story took me on a wonderful journey. Several times I teared up and had to put it down. I loved the range of emotions that Pat and Edge shared. The mother is a great balance to the telling.

    15. Mel Bradley says:

      This was one of my favorite books from the Dreamspun Desires series – and definitely a great Andrew Grey addition! In Poppy’s Secrets, we meet “Poppy” (Pat) with his 9 year-old daughter Emma, as the person who broke Poppy’s heart, Edge, tries to step back into his life. Edge is surprised Pat has a daughter… around the same age as the daughter they had planned to have together.Throughout the story, there was a lot of push and pull for Pat – he had deeply loved Edge in the past, but [...]

    16. Melanie says:

      A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words reviewRating: 4.5 stars out of 5For the full review, visit wp/p220KL-9Fa on 2/15From that review: "If you read the blurb, you know the whole story. Its all there except for how Edge finds out the secret. Luckily Andrew Grey has done a fine job telling the story so that you don't mind knowing what's coming"For all our reviews, author interviews, and all things books visit us at scatteredthoughtsandroguewords

    17. The Novel Approach Reviews says:

      What a read!Poppy’s Secret by Andrew Grey was an emotional journey filled with real-life problems, presented through the raw and believable lives of the characters. If I were to grasp onto a theme for this book, I think of forgiveness, second chances, or chasing one’s dreams. All fit and are beautifully portrayed through a storyline that progresses smoothly. No words are wasted as the tale unfolds in a natural and, at times, nail-biting way. But you’ll have to read to the end for me to tel [...]

    18. Barb ~rede-2-read~ says:

      **3.5 stars**Audiobook provided through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review. Pat Corrigan loves his daughter, Poppy, with all his heart. It’s too bad he has to raise her alone. Nine years ago, just as she was conceived with his partner’s sperm, his partner, Edge Winters, walked out on him and hasn’t looked back—until he just now showed up on Pat’s doorstep. The thing is that Pat never told Edge that the surrogate was pregnant already when he left. Pat [...]

    19. Katy Beth Mckee says:

      Pat made decisions that he felt were best for the situation he had found himself in but it does leave some secrets left unspoken. Edge knows that he made a mistake early on but he sort of left things to float on. But now Edge's is ready to try again. He wants to make things right or at least find a way to start again. Yet fear holds Pat back from fully embracing the reunion. He is still dealing with the hurt of Edge leaving and the fear of what the secret he holds will do to all of them. He does [...]

    20. Cathy Brockman says:

      Pat and Edge were young lovers. After being together, they had planned their future or at least Pat thought so. Edge got cold feet and accepted a job in Boston leaving Pat behind. Pat went ahead with the plans and had a lovely daughter Emma. Nine years later Edge returns shaking up Pat's happy life.I loved Poppy's Secret. It is a fast paced, sweet story of second chance and true love. Both men made rash decisions at a very young age. Both was doing what they thought was best, though Edge's reaso [...]

    21. Becky Condit says:

      Poppy’s Secret is a sweet love story about a father and his daughter. What’s missing is the child’s other father. When Pat and Edge planned a family what Pat didn’t count on was Edge panicking and running away before he even knew their surrogate daughter was on the way.Pat, a loving father, has always dreamed of having a family and decided to raise little Emma on his own. Nine years later, Edge wants a second chance, especially when he finds out their dream of a family had come true. The [...]

    22. Lily says:

      3.5 stars

    23. Arzu says:

      3,5 stars

    24. Mekiho says:

      ~2.4~

    25. Morningstar says:

      Book & Author: Poppy’s Secret by Andrew GreyRating: 4 starsThe Dreamspun series is one of those things that brings me back to when I was just 16 years old reading my grandmother's Harlequin books, but better because of the level of emotion that goes into nearly everyone of them. And this one was no different.Andrew wrote a sweet buy heart breaking story of a second chance love. Edge walked out of Pat’s life years ago leaving him broken and alone. For the last 9 years of that time he has [...]

    26. Natosha Wilson says:

      This has to be one of my favorite books of Andrew Grey's to date. There was so much emotion in this book that it was truly not hard to feel it. Andrew Grey did an extremely exemplary job on this amazing book.There was not an overload of sexual scenes in this book. As a matter of fact there was not a lot of sexy scenes at all, only just a few but regardless this book was extremely powerful in a way that I cannot remember a read in a while being.Edge and Pat have a past with one another that was p [...]

    27. Bo says:

      Only Andrew Grey Could Make This BelievableYou learn Poppy's secret midway through this deeply introspective and loving book--it comes casually but still surprisingly in a way you never suspect until it becomes obvious at that point.When you realize how much of a dilemma Poppy Pat Corrigan is going to have with both his daughter Emma and his suddenly returned ex-boyfriend Edgerton (Edge) Winters you may do as I did: Stop reading for a while rather than face the surely heart-wrenching crisis that [...]

    28. Heather Martin says:

      *Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*Pat and Edge were a successful couple living in their lives together and planning for their future. The couple had decided to get a surrogate and have a baby, but before Pat could tell Edge the surrogate was pregnant, Edge decided that was not the life he wanted and left. Edge went to Boston to take a job as an art professor, and Pat was left alone to [...]

    29. Elayne says:

      A lovely and gentle feel good story from Andrew Grey. There was just enough intrigue, an adorable child and a grand second chance. I read it very quickly.

    30. llv says:

      Rating: 4 stars. I liked this book. It was very reminiscent of the old Harlequin romances that I used to read. It was a bit predictable, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the story. I loved all the characters in this story and loved the interaction between Edge and Emma especially. I liked that the main conflict between Pat and Edge was not resolved quickly and both had to work toward forgiveness. I thought the book ended beautifully. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good love sto [...]

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