Day, Zuri, Secret Silver Nights


Day, Zuri, Secret Silver Nights (The Drakes of California, Book 5),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2014).

Title:  Secret Silver Nights (The Drakes of California, Book 5)

Author:  Zuri Day

Imprint:  Kimani

Issues:  Gendered Expectations (Women); POC; WOC


Will winning the race mean losing her love?

The third son of a powerful Northern California dynasty, Nico Drake has dreams of one day becoming governor of his state. First item on his agenda—beating his newest mayoral challenger. Ivy League dazzler Monique Slater is already swaying voters with her innovative ideas…and arousing an irresistible desire in the heart of her unattached opponent.

Monique has big plans for the small scenic town of Paradise Cove—plans that don’t include falling for her sexy political rival. Keeping their sizzling relationship under wraps while running against each other is a tightrope act. Now someone is trying to not only ruin Monique’s reputation, but also make sure Nico does not win the race. With both their futures on the line, can Nico convince Monique that there are no losers when it comes to love?

Dear Reader,

Volunteering on the presidential campaign and then attending the historical 2009 inauguration in Washington, D.C., was an incredible experience, one of the more memorable of my life.

As it turns out, some of the Drakes were there, too!

Niko is particularly inspired, so much so that after a long talk with his grandfather Walter and his family, he decides to test the waters of a political career by running for mayor of Paradise Cove.  The politics there are on a much smaller scale, and Niko fells a win is already in the bag, until a formidale opponent shows up and makes the race interesting in more ways than one.  Ooh…I love it when a confident man gets his cage rattled by a sexy surprise!

Niko’s family rallies around him for support, including his sister, Tessa.  Her story is next.  In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you at

One love!



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