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The Secret of Us by Liesel Schmidt

Title: The Secret of UsThe Secret of Us

Author: Liesel Schmidt

Publisher: Carina UK

Published: April 13th, 2015

Rating: 5/5

OMG – amazing! This is so much more than just a romance . . . Eira was devastated and heartbroken when her fiancé, Matt, takes her out for a meal then tells her he’s breaking up with her. Whilst she goes to the toilet to calm down he disappears from her life, leaving a napkin with his final message, “I’m sorry”. With no explanation and not understanding. Eira eventually makes a new life for herself in a new area hoping to rebuild her life. She’s working as a waitress in a restaurant when she’s amazed to see – and have to serve – Matt at one of her tables. He reacts as if he’s never seen her before, not acknowledging her in any way other than the waitress serving her. . . . Sorry, I daren’t say more here or it would be giving spoilers away – you really need to read it to appreciate the events which follow!

This is a truly bitter sweet novel, one that I’d only intended to glimpse at, not read just yet but, from the very first I was hooked and didn’t want to put it down. This story explores the emotional turmoil of Eira as she finally uncovers and understands Matt’s motivations whilst moving on with her own life. The author takes the reader along this bumpy roller coaster ride, making it easy to empathise with the various characters involved along the way. A superb ending, poised to be so unhappy, that is rescued and left me, the reader, emotionally refreshed and keen to read more by this author in future. I really enjoyed this novel and cannot recommend it too highly for anyone who is interested in exploring life’s twists and turns rather than straight forward romance. It is a really moving and complex story, brilliantly told, keeping the reader enthralled from start to finish.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including
amazon.co.uk           amazon.com           barnes and noble

P.S. You can read my review of Coming Home to You here and
read an interview with the author here!

2 comments on “The Secret of Us by Liesel Schmidt

  1. Pingback: Coming Home to You by Liesel Schmidt | splashesintobooks

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