Storms Over Secrets
by J.A. DeRouen
Promises are lies dressed up for the party.
Secrets poison the fairest of fairy tales.
Lies stain the purest of loves.
I’ve paid the ultimate price for my choices. The tendrils of those sins bind me to my past. The remnants of my love hold me captive.
Then he walks into my life, and makes me believe in second chances. He awakens feelings in me I know I shouldn’t have. I yearn for a future without guilt. With him, I dream of a love untainted.
Regret is a far-reaching emotion. It barrels through time like a blazing comet, and its path isn’t always straight. No matter what I feel, I cannot bring myself to regret the time I’ve spent with Cain.
But it doesn’t mean I can have him.
My name is Celia Lemaire and this is my story of broken promises.
Storms Over Secrets is the third book in The Over Series, a group of interconnected standalone novels.
I’ve been lucky enough to review the previous two books in this series and absolutely loved both of them. So, it was an easy decision to help promote this newest addition to the series. Here are two more characters in this series that I absolutely fell in love with from the very beginning. The story line kept me on my toes throughout the whole book, the characters reeled me in, and the sex scenes spiced things up. This was another fabulous page-turner in the Over series.
Cain and Celia are drawn to each other when they first meet but both keep their distance for different reasons. Celia is one of Cain’s tenants and he doesn’t want to cross that line. He also senses that Celia is unavailable. Celia is dealing with a lot from her past. I won’t go into details because the whole story unfolds throughout the book in the form of flashbacks. However, I will say that it causes issues for Cain and Celia and there’s a lot of turmoil throughout the book. I really took a liking to both of these characters. Cain and 6’ 4” of all kinds of hot. He’s also easy going and enjoys being the jokester. Celia is more serious but I think a lot of that has to do with her past. Cain helps her laugh more and I loved that.
I briefly mentioned above that Celia’s past is told in a series of flashbacks. I’m kind of wishy-washy on flashbacks in books. I’ve read some that were really well done and some that were so horrible that it took me a minute to even realize I was reading a flashback or I’d be bored to tears with it and skip it all together. I can say with enthusiasm that this book falls in the former category. The flashbacks were scattered throughout the story and were well laid out and were interesting and easy to read. They’re actually very important in understanding Celia. I easily devoured this book in an afternoon and can’t wait for more in the series. I’d love to see all the people in this growing group of friends have their own story. This was a solid 5 out of 5 palm trees!!!!!!
J.A. Derouen lives in South Louisiana with her husband, son (aptly nicknamed “The Professor”), and her furry friend, Scout. She has earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing. When she’s not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women’s health nurse. She’s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she’s never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.
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