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I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

Keeping Secrets in Seattle

Keeping Secrets in Seattle - Brooke Moss This was a bit darker than I thought it was going to be. But it turned out to be a pretty compelling read. When I first started reading, I had My Best Friends Wedding expectations from this book. But it was nothing like that. It turned out even better. This book had me in tears in quite a few places for different reasons, but in the end, I was happy with the book.

I couldn't imagine pining for my childhood best friend for a majority of my life. Even worse, I couldn't imagine watching that best friend date and eventually propose to another woman. There were times I had hoped that Violet would find a better life with the hunk Landon after times where Gabe was terribly insensitive to Vi and her feelings. Violet's life seemed to revolve around everything Gabe and his parade of girlfriends. About half way through the book I was hoping she would start to live for herself, rather than Gabe.

One of my favorite characters in this book wasn't Violet or Gabe, it was be Landon. He was the perfect literary boyfriend. Despite riding a motorcycle and having tattoos, he was a perfect gentleman and a very loving person. He showed how much he cared not only with his words but with his actions. While dating him, Violet couldn't keep her mind off of Gabe. Such a travesty, this guy deserved her total and uninterrupted attention.

The darkness of this book had my feelings split down the middle. One, it was a horrific thing to go through. Two, I have a hard time imagining it would take this long for these two to talk about "That Night". But really, in the end, I enjoyed the writing and the story. It seems like certain things were meant to be, no matter how hard people fight against it.

This book doesn't end abruptly. Thank goodness for that! There are times that a good romance novel ends so abruptly I want to know how things turn out. Do they last? Do they break up five minutes after the book ends? This doesn't leave the reader with any doubt. I'm a sucker for a good romance novel. Even more for happy endings. I'm excited to see what else Brooke Moss has in store. Great things, I imagine.

*ARC provided by the publisher for honest review*