Betanda Shanam’s Review of No More Secrets with a Special Guest Post & Giveaway! @CateBeauman

No More Secrets
(The Carter Island Trilogy)

Cate Beauman

June 19, 2021


Three Siblings. One Year. Everything Changes.

Aussie billionaire businessman and pilot Cade Paxton has struggled to put his life back together after suffering a tragic loss. With his purchase of Carter Island Air and recent move to the small Massachusetts island, he sees his chance for a fresh start. Cade’s sole focus is on growing his investment and avoiding romantic entanglements at all costs. But then he hires Rebecca Carter Interiors’ new assistant designer to help him update the aging airport. Cade quickly finds himself fascinated by the sassy beauty who often speaks her mind, talking to him in a way most people wouldn’t dare.

Single mother Gwenyth Carter has recently been through hell. She’s starting over after several months of nasty surprises. Newly divorced and nearly broke, she’s rebuilding her life one step at a time. Gwen’s certain she has everything she needs: her sweet baby girl, a supportive family, and her dream career. She’s endlessly grateful when the lucrative airport project falls into her lap. But Gwen soon realizes that her new job comes with unforeseen complications, mainly the amount of time she’s forced to spend with her gorgeous client and his sexy accent.

Their mutual attraction is undeniable, yet Gwen tries her best to keep a professional distance, even when she recognizes how wonderful Cade is with her daughter. But it isn’t long before Gwen is dealt another unexpected blow that she struggles to handle on her own. Gwen will have no choice but to turn to the one man she’s determined not to want or risk losing what she loves most.

I have been looking forward to the last book of this series and I was not disappointed.  I have found Cate’s writing easy to absorb and visualise. Cate’s smooth writing made it easy to escape to Carter Island, where I was reunited with the characters of the previous books. Though No More Secrets is part of a trilogy, each book is a standalone so nothing is lost in the story should you decide to read this book before the others. 

Nevertheless, I did enjoy the fact that I knew the history of the other characters. It made the story feel like I was part of the Island. 

Cade a good-looking billionaire, businessman and pilot is doing his best to get on with his life after the death of his twin sister. Torn apart by grief and guilt Cade is content with filling his life with work, he does not feel able to invest in emotional relationships as he is still mending his heart. 

However, things quickly change for him when he as a chance meeting with the no nonsense Gwen Carter, an attractive divorced single mother who does not have the time for personal relationships. 

Cade is unaware that Gwen is trying her best to rebuild her life and show the world she is not a failure, and she can do it all by herself. With the support and love of her siblings, family and friends, Gwen is on track to reach her goal. She takes on a job to update the local airport, which is owned by Cade. Gwen is relying on this job help to her build up her bank balance.

Their work relationship soon develops into a pattern and their attraction for each other is hard to ignore. 

If you love a good romance story that you can absorb yourself in then the Carter Island trilogy might just be what you are looking for.  

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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Cate Beauman’s No More Secrets Release Celebration!

Fresh starts and second chances…

It’s hard to believe that The Carter Island Trilogy is coming to an end with the addition of No More Secrets. Originally, I intended to write Secrets Hidden in the Glass, book one in the series, as a standalone title. As I told the story of Sheriff Nathan Carter and famous stained glass artist Callie Davis, I fell in love with Carter Island and the many secondary characters, particularly Nate’s sisters, Molly and Gwen. They’re so sassy and irresistible. I knew I had to tell their stories, too. 

By trade, I’m a romantic suspense author. There are definitely a few mystery/suspense elements in Secrets Hidden in the Glass, but Molly and Gwen’s stories take us into the contemporary romance genre. Nate and Callie’s adventure evolved into the Carter siblings’ journeys as they move through one year. From autumn to summer, so much changes for Nate, Molly, and Gwen, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. 

In No More Secrets single mother Gwenyth Carter finds herself betrayed, divorced, and nearly broke. She’s determined to pick up the pieces of her life on her own, but sexy Aussie billionaire businessman Cade Paxton keeps getting in her way. 

Gwen and Cade were so much fun to write. I hope you’ll enjoy their story.


Cate Beauman is the multi-award-winning, international bestselling author of The Bodyguards of L.A. County series and the Carter Island Novels. She is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense and contemporary stories.

Cate’s novels have been named Readers’ Favorite Five Star books and have won the Booksellers’ Best Award, Maggie Award for Excellence, the Holt Medallion Award, two-time Aspen Gold Medal, two-time Readers’ Favorite International Gold Medal, three-time Readers’ Favorite International Silver Medal, and the Readers’ Crown Award.

Cate makes her home in New Hampshire with her family and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack.





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3 thoughts on “Betanda Shanam’s Review of No More Secrets with a Special Guest Post & Giveaway! @CateBeauman

  1. Thank you Sascha and Betanda! I appreciate both of your efforts to share No More Secrets with your followers. Betanda, I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to Carter Island!

    Thank you very much,


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