Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Comfort of Secrets by Christine Nolfi ~ My Thoughts


The Comfort of Secrets

The Comfort of Secrets by Christine Nolfi
Series: Sweet Lake #2
Print and e-book, 318 pages
Published July 18th 2017 by 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?


My thoughts about The Comfort of Secrets ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"The poster wagged before her nose: Sage Advice: Thyme to Discover Nature's Medicine—Right in Your Spice Rack! Speechless, Cat Mendoza shrank back in her chair."

Right away, I knew that the Sirens were involved in this poster wagging. This wonderful group of women, the Sirens, are definitely a force to be reckoned with but they will always have your back!

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Sweet Lake, and and this one was just as good, if not better. The characters I met in the first book are back in full force and I loved being a part of their lives again. A whole new set of characters are added to the storyline in this book and it was fascinating to discover how their lives are so intertwined.

The Comfort of Secrets focuses on Cat, one-third owner of the Wayfair Inn. Watching her as she tries to get her life figured out (with a lot of help from the Sirens - I love those crazy, quirky women!) was what drove me to get to the end of the story. But I was also sad when it ended. I am so looking forward to the next book in this fabulous series!

I received a copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily reviewing it.

About the author

Some writers are gifted with an unusual life and I’m certainly one of those. I’ve lived in Ohio, Virginia, California, Utah and now South Carolina. In college I was featured on the front page of the Houston Post for a lark that erased all my debt. I met my four adopted children for the first time in the sweltering heat of the tropics. I helped build several companies and was lucky enough to earn a living doing what I love best–writing–in a PR firm I owned.

In 2004 I made the wisest and most irrational decision of my life–I began writing fiction full-time. All those years of hard work pay off daily in sweet notes and comments by readers. Please continue the mail, tweets and comments on FaceBook, GoodReads and other sites. I cherish your support and love chatting with readers.

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  1. Susan, a thousand thanks for reading and reviewing the second book in the Sweet Lake series. I'm delighted you enjoyed The Comfort of Secrets. Lake Union will release book 3 in spring, 2018.

    1. You are so welcome! Great news about book 3 - I'll be watching for it. Thanks for the great stories.


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