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Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017 Book 240: THE COMFORT OF SECRETS by Christine Nolfi

The Comfort of Secrets (Sweet Lake #2) by Christine Nolfi
ISBN: 9781542045711 (paperback)
ASIN: B01N4N00OR (Kindle edition)
Publication date: July 18, 2017
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Cat Mendoza needs a win. After a business failure and years of dating the wrong men, she's ready to turn things around.

First, she must convince the residents of Sweet Lake, Ohio, that she's taking her responsibilities seriously. As the events director of the newly restored Wayfair Inn, she has the support of her best friends, Linnie and Jada. But everyone else
including her overprotective mother and the well-meaning Sweet Lake Sirens
can't help but chime in with advice about her plans, her apparently too-tight clothes, and her undeniable attraction to Ryan D'Angelo, the charming ad exec hired to promote the inn.

Cat knows she should keep Ryan at a distance, but she's drawn closer by the heartbreak he tries to hide. Will uncovering his secrets derail the new life Cat hopes to achieve…or will she gain something to cherish forever?

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Author Christine Nolfi returns to the idyllic Sweet Lake, Ohio and its wonderful and quirky small-town inhabitants in The Comfort of Secrets. This amazing follow-up to the first book in this series, aptly named Sweet Lake, sees another romance on the horizon between Sweet Lake resident Cat Mendoza and big-city ad executive Ryan D'Angelo. While they both work to help the Wayfair Inn with marketing, they must overcome their initial attraction to one another that quickly becomes much more. Adding spice to the mix are all of the secrets that abound around them, individual secrets, family secrets, and Sweet Lake Siren secrets. Will these past secrets come back to haunt everyone's present or can they be finally be laid to rest?

I've read and enjoyed a number of Ms. Nolfi's books and The Comfort of Secrets has been added to the list of enjoyable reads by this author. I found this to be a pleasing and quick read. Ms. Nolfi provides a bit of comic-relief, by way of the Sirens (trust me, these ladies and their antics are hilarious) along with much more serious tones. The Comfort of Secrets touches on some weighty matters such as family estrangement, domestic abuse, child abuse and depression. The author may not go into depths about these matters but she doesn't sugarcoat them either as these themes are crucial to the storyline. Obviously, there's a lot more going on in this story, but if I tell you everything then you won't need to read it. It is sufficient for me to tell you this if you enjoy well-written, women's fiction then you'll need to grab a copy of The Comfort of Secrets. For those of you that read Sweet Lake, you already know you'll need to get yourself a copy of The Comfort of Secrets and I presume you have it on pre-order. If you haven't read anything by Ms. Nolfi (and I don't know why because I already recommended Sweet Lake to you), get a copy of Sweet Lake to read and then grab a copy of The Comfort of Secrets to read. These might just be the perfect vacation or even staycation reads! I'm enjoying the Sweet Lake series, thoroughly enjoyed reading The Comfort of Secrets, and can't wait for the next installment in the Sweet Lake series just to see what the Sirens will get up to next.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital review copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes via NetGalley. I was not paid, required, or otherwise obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing the ARC of The Comfort of Secrets, Vivian. I always look forward to reading your reviews of my books.