Between the fall-out from his father’s latest shady business dealings and his wife Charisse’s alcoholism, Evan Murdoch has his hands full. But he should be most concerned about the scandalous affair Charisse is having right under his nose—with his half-brother. Evan’s being pushed to the edge, and no one knows that better than Leila Hawkins . . .
Leila is back in Chesterton, divorced, penniless, and desperate enough to do anything to save her mother’s home from foreclosure—including turning to Evan, her former best friend. But Evan isn’t interested in friendship. Instead he makes Leila a shocking indecent proposal . . .
Meanwhile, Evan’s newlywed sister, Paulette, wants to be the perfect wife. But a blackmailing bad boy ex has reappeared in her life—and he’s threatening to reveal her most painful secret...
The scandals just won’t quit—and for everyone involved, desire, betrayal, and lies are all in a day’s work . . .
Praise for Best Kept Secrets
“Secrets abound in this full-bodied tale.” USAToday.com
“This fantastic novel is replete with scandal, entitlement, treachery and passion up to the surprising end.”
RT Book Reviews
“Drama, hot sex, and betrayals are all wrapped up in this addictive yet well-written story.”
—AAMBC Book Club
About the Author
Shelly Ellis is an award-winning journalist who earned her journalism degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her novel, Another Woman’s Man, was nominated for a 2014 NAACP Image Award. The romance and women’s fiction author is also a film buff and amateur painter. She lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, not far from Washington, D.C., with her husband. Visit her online at www.shellyellisbooks.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
CATION: There may be spoilers in this review. This the second book I've read/listened to by Shelly Ellis. Her books always catch my attention. I may check out more of her books. I just wanted to throw my phone across the floor when I was listening to this book. The family in this book irked me so much. Like they rather keep the secrets and or mess up their marriage or stay in a bad marriage. The only people in the book that didn't make me right were Leila, Antonio, and Terrance. But end the end they finally reveal their secrets and finally told. I was so glad of that. I got excited and said YES when Evan caught his wife Clarisse and his half brother Dante in the slower I'm like FINALLY. And last but not least I had to laugh at the end when Paulette was watching the news. I was glad Antonio didn't leave her. I did to know what else happen between those to I didn't like how it ended I felt like it should've been more on Paulette and Antonio part.
Family drama, romance, intrigue, murder & more. You will not be able to put this book down. Can’t wait to start the 2nd book in this series!