Book Review: The Judge’s Secret by Amaka Azie

This is the third book in this series by the author I have recently read and once again It was a delight.

‘The Judge’s Secret’ follows Philip, the third friend in the trio and how he finally finds his own perfect love. Six years earlier, on the day the relationship which Philip had hoped would lead to marriage ends, he has a one night stand with a mysterious woman. The newly appointed Justice Iyoma Haruna on their first meeting looks familiar and after some flash backs he realizes who she really is, the mystery woman. Worst of all, he bumps into her and her 5 year old son who is a spitting image of himself when he was that age. Philip immediately knows what he wants, he wants to be a father to his son and give him what he never got from his own father but can he trust a woman who has kept his child away from him for all these years? Somehow in all this, anytime they meet, he is pulled towards her and he senses that it may just be the same for Justice Iyoma Haruna.

This was the icing on the cake. I really enjoyed the story which I thought was well written with well developed characters and adequate back stories that made it much more meaningful. It was great to see the characters featured in the first two books again and somehow this made it seem like I was reading about old friends. I loved the general theme of forgiveness, second chances and also the inclusion of a sub-theme around child abuse which was nicely done. Overall it was interesting and held me spell bound until I was done with it.

I highly recommend the entire series to all romance lovers and note that you don’t have to read the series in order as all can be read as standalones.

Rating: 4 Stars

Published: February 6th 2020

Pages: 269

Genre: Romance


The Author

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Amaka Azie is an award-winning author of romance fiction set in tropical West Africa. She explores the beauty and intricacies of the continent in her sweet and sensual love stories.

Born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, she developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in secondary school when she joined the press club. Her books showcase bold and exciting female and male main characters with compelling storylines, and her active imagination has captured the interests of many. Apart from getting lost in creating fascinating fictional characters, Amaka enjoys reading, painting and travelling with her family. She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and daughters and where she also practices as a part-time family doctor. Amaka was named one of the Most Influential Nigerian Authors Under Forty by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) for the years 2017 and 2018.


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