Keeping secrets is a horrible way to live. Sloane Davis should know.
She's kept her son a secret from his father for almost a year.
Now, her worst nightmare is coming true. Her ex is re-entering her professional life in the midst of the biggest project of her career. She's about to come face to face with the only man she's ever loved - her son's father.
Gates McCall is a brash man. He hasn't always been this way, but when Sloane walked out on him, something inside him broke. When his company's newest acquisition brings the two of them together once more, little does he know seeing her will bring back a flood of memories, feelings, and an unexpected surprise.
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I hate novels where woman keep children from their dads. Especially with the weak excuse this character used. She assumed he would be a bad dad because his dad was bad what happened to communication. You can not profess your undying love for someone and then fail to communicate. I will never understand books with this type of storyline.
This truly a great read. It is full of life's applications for everyone. One should not judge a book by it's characters but rather by looking for life's journey. We all know people along our journey with issues that range from childbirth to adulthood that paint our attitude towards life. You get to the end of this book And you will see somebody you know thru these individuals. Don Lawrence
Railyn definitely reels the reader in with a hook of a title and plot line. I jumped at the opportunity to review this novel through Loving The Book. I love the friends of the main characters in this novel, and their down to earth appeal and advice to Sloane and Gates, who both desperately need some wisdom in their lives. I also appreciate the interracial couple...with so much hate in the world, I LOVE a story that shows unity among individuals no matter the skin color or background. I do say, as a Jesus follower, I wish there were spiritual elements, though, Railyn does not profess to be a Christian Author. Her characters, Sloane and Gates, were intimately involved before marriage, which, God can totally redeem all situations, circumstances etc, if she'd allow. Both main characters have internal struggles that are very real, and I applaud Railyn for being so honest with her characters thoughts/feelings. That whole "I do what I don't wanna do" thing discussed in the Bible is definitely going on in this book, but without a God factor. The pacing was a bit too slow, however, I really did want to know how the book ended, so Railyn kept me hanging in there! :) I give this book 3 stars.
Sometimes it just takes being in the mood for a particular storyline in order to fully appreciate it. Apparently that was the case for me while reading A Secret to Keep by Ms. Stone, as I did enjoy this 334 page predictable, mildly angst-filled romance. Though the book cover and synopsis pretty much reveals the story, I want to point out there are times when it is perfectly fine to get exactly what you are expecting. The author’s writing style seemed to flow effortlessly, and she did a good job with character development and keeping the storyline focused. It did seem to take a considerable amount of time for the hero to discover he was a father (40% into the book) and even longer for the hero/heroine to start to become a couple (70%). The back and forth struggle of the heroine to reveal the truth then the same angst on the hero’s side of things did start to get tiresome. The good news is the story was not rushed, and the HEA ending was wonderfully sweet and very romantic. Overall, if you are looking for a romance that is not dark, twisted, or overly steamy to cleanse your reading palate, you might want to consider A Secret to Keep. It worked for me. (This review is based on ARC ebook received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.)
A Secret to Keep, Railyn Stone Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction I enjoy novels set around this kind of story, but sadly this one was just meh...OKish but nothing special for me. It started well, and when Sloane and Gates relationship began to deteriorate I really felt for her. A Dear John letter though? Cowardly way out. Then she finds out she’s pregnant and doesn’t tell Gates. She has this idea that as his father was a bad dad, and Gates has recently become more and more like him ( hence the break up) that her child deserves more, and she doesn’t tell him about Brayden. Its the kind of storyline that I’ve seen done well before, but in this book it just wasn’t backed up with enough evidence. Then Gates renters her life, and from then on it seemed to be one lie on top of another, and a constant backward and forward “shall I tell him, yes I will, no I won’t,” with her aunt and friends telling her he has a right to know. It became boring, all the angsting about the decision, and where I had first admired her I got really irritated at the way she dragged her friends in without thinking about their position. They were a fabulous support and if I was Chase’s girlfriend Hannah, I’d have been saying “ her or me mister – you choose” as Sloane's faffing about was having a terrible effect on their relationship. She really abused their friendship IMO. There really wasn’t enough story here to keep me interested, usually there’s more day to day issues and other things that keep the tale fresh, but this was just one long, long plot of Sloane, Gates and Brayden, and The Decision and for me it palled...I needed more variety, more interest, more evidence of her stance that Gates had changed. Allie the would-be girlfriend could have been made so much more, and plots like that expanded to add interest. Stars: two. Just didn’t cut it for me. as ever this is just one opinion, and others will feel differently. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers