Review: The Truth About Secrets by L.P. Dover

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.

The Truth About Secrets is a second-chance romance standalone from L.P. Dover, and readers are introduced to Zachary Ward and Clara Berkeley. These two were young and in love and could see a future together at only eighteen. But the unthinkable happens when inklings of betrayal catch them unaware, leading to a break-up and feelings of hurt and anger. They go their separate ways, with Clara later finding her way to the West Coast working at an illustrious public relations firm and Zac moving to the East Coast to work way his way towards becoming a renowned architect. Twelve years pass before their paths cross once again while they're both in their hometown of Snowy Creek, Wyoming. Vengeance is on both their minds for the heartbreak they cause each other, but as they reconnect, they come to a shocking realization: someone wanted them to break-up years ago, and it looks like there's been a conspiracy to keep them apart all this time!

One of my favorite things about L.P. Dover is how adept she is with the different romance sub-genres she writes. My most recent reads from her over the past couple or so years have leaned more towards romantic suspense and paranormal romance, so this newest standalone of hers being a romantic comedy was a nice change of pace. I enjoyed reading all about Zac and Clara, and seeing them go from teens who were smitten with each other to adults who were looking for some vindication after that sudden and painful heartache they delivered each other was certainly entertaining. I know that sounds weird, but I promise, these two still held on to a heck of a lot of feelings even after all these years. If you love small-town and second-chance romances, The Truth About Secrets is one that could be right up your alley and will leave you with a satisfied smile. This gets four stars.

Date Read: 31 August 2021

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