This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Jessica Barbosa for Readers' Favorite
Undisclosed is the second book of Elsa Miles’ Old School Romance series. The story focuses on Libby Duncan, a resourceful, inquisitive, and uptight professional assistant who wears thick glasses and keeps her hair up in a bun. Or, at least, that is what Libby wants her boss, Nicholas Tremaine, to think. Libby Duncan’s assistant persona is nothing more than a necessary disguise she wears to work. Nicholas Tremaine’s former assistant, Roxanne Blair, harassed him to the point where he filed a restraining order against her. So, wanting to distance herself from the kind of person Roxanne is, Libby remakes herself into the image of a strict, humorless woman for work. Although she feels guilty for the small deception, Libby promises herself that she’ll come clean to her boss someday. She will even tell him about her ties with his former assistant, Roxanne, just as soon as she has what she needs to make her and her friend’s business plans come true. However, her plans are hindered by an electrifying encounter in the darkness with Nicholas Tremaine. Determined to maintain her assistant façade, Libby struggles to hide her growing affection for her charming boss.
Undisclosed is the perfect title for Elsa Miles's second Old School Romance book. Libby keeps so much of herself hidden away but she still manages to catch Nick’s attention because she unwittingly shows him glimpses of her true self in their everyday interactions. The amount of pining and yearning in this story honestly made me want to scream at the main couple. That itself is a testament to how involved and invested I was in this romance novel. Miles has created such a sweet, interesting, and exciting plot, it had me glued to the book until the very end. The relationship between the characters develops wonderfully. I loved how the very first chapter already shows the potential chemistry between Libby and Nick. Even with all of Libby’s pretense, Nick still took an interest in her because of the glimpses he could see of who she really was. I loved how, despite her determination to keep Nick at arm’s-length because of her secrets, she and Nick still grew closer. There is an undeniable connection between them and it is clear all throughout the plot. In this novel, love came knocking on these two main characters' doors but misunderstandings and challenges deterred their love story. So it made me glad they were able to get through it in the end and come together perfectly. I’ve always been a fan of happy, sappy endings and this romantic story guarantees this and so much more.