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All the Secrets We Keep
Author: Megan Hart
Series: Quarry Road #2
Published by Montlake Romance
Released: June 13th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
“The development of her [Theresa’s] relationship with Ilya felt very organic and I liked that.”
~ Under the Covers
I was waiting for this book to come out anxiously to get closure on the mystery that we found in the first book. Good thing these two were released pretty close together. Another great thing is that each book features a different couple so you actually get an HEA for each. This may just be a great formula for duologies in my opinion. 😉
I’ll admit I wasn’t the biggest Ilya fan in the first book. He seemed like an uncaring idiot half the time, from how he was acting towards his family and towards his ex wife (personal and business wise). The reasons why their marriage hadn’t worked. I knew there was a deeper reason to why he was the way he was and a lot of that had to do with Jennilynn’s death. But I still wasn’t his #1 fan. After this book, I can’t say I turned into one, but I could understand him better which is all I wanted to do. He made sense to me. Right or wrong. And I wanted to see him find his happy ending.
Theresa was that perfect missing piece in his life. While her father had married his mother for a short period of time, the fact that at one point they were step-siblings didn’t have the taboo impact on me that maybe it should’ve gone for. But there was a sort of easy chemistry between her and Ilya now that was unique to them. I don’t think they had the spark I felt with Alicia and Nikolai in the first book, but I wanted them to find some peace together. Both having gone through a lot in their lives. And this certainly was that.
I was a bit disappointed with Theresa and how she’s handled the bad hand life dealt her. I would’ve acted much differently in her position, but I get it. Overall, though, I liked her character. She was trying to be strong while being good, putting others first and trying to find a balance. The development of her relationship with Ilya felt very organic and I liked that.
I was hoping for more of a twist in the end. I had all these big ideas of what could’ve happened and it turned out to be a simple answer in the end. While this wasn’t the thrilling mystery ride I was looking for, it was an entertaining read that definitely made me care for the characters and kept me reading as fast as I could to get to the end.
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I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me) and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.