20 June 2015

Book Review: A Secret to Keep by Railyn Stone

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: 5 Prince Publishing
Published: 4th June 2015
Pages: 334
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Sloane, Gates 
Date Read: 24th May - 30th May 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:Keeping secrets is a horrible way to live. Sloane Davis should know. She's kept her son a secret from his father for almost a year. 
Now, her worst nightmare is coming true. Her ex is re-entering her professional life in the midst of the biggest project of her career. She's about to come face to face with the only man she's ever loved - her son's father. 
Gates McCall is a brash man. He hasn't always been this way, but when Sloane walked out on him, something inside him broke. When his company's newest acquisition brings the two of them together once more, little does he know seeing her will bring back a flood of memories, feelings, and an unexpected surprise.

I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I adore this cover, everything about it has me drawn to the book I just wish the story lived up to the cover. It's so cute with the parent and child holding hands it looks so sweet but what really drew me in is the stunning colours as well as the location.

In the beginning I wasn't a fan yet there was something that had me hooked and I really don't know why because for me the story was a huge let down. When I read the blurb on netgalley I thought it sounded intriguing but when I read more and more I found the secret to be rather vile in her circumstances as if she had kept the baby a secret and the father was a horrible and/or a dangerous person then yes I could understand keeping the baby a secret but no the father seemed an ok person yes he worked a lot and his father wasn't nice it doesn't mean he would be the same she should have given him the chance to be a father. There wasn't much happening in most of this book it was all about the secret which I felt it dragged for a bit longer than necessary. There was some moments in the book when I thought it was cute and I could see the chemistry between the main characters but in the end I found her secret to be unforgivable yet he seemed to get over this a bit too quickly. The ending was quite cute but in the end this book just wasn't for me.

I really liked some of the secondary characters but the two main characters weren't all that. Sloane was one of my least favourite characters as she was selfish, a hypocrite and a huge liar. I just couldn't warm up to her character and I definitely couldn't forgive her transgressions. I wasn't too sure about Gates through out all of this book because he could be quite mean yes he had every right to be angry but some of the things he did I almost ALMOST felt sorry for Sloane but there was some chapters that he seemed so nice that I felt sorry for him, I think it helped that it was told from alternating points of view to get a better understanding of Gates. I loved both Gates and Sloanes friends and family as they where there for them and told them when they where being stupid.

Overall there was moments that I thought I was going to enjoy it but for the most part I could not get over the whole secrecy.