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Review: Shattered Secrets by Grahame Claire

We were on a course of destruction from the moment we met.

I hate him at first sight.

He’s arrogant. Ruthless.

We’re complete opposites.

We spent one weekend together and two decades later, I still can’t forget it . . . can’t forget him.

He saved me once, and now I desperately need him to do it again.

He’s the only one who can help my daughter.

And I’m beginning to realize he’s not the man I thought he was.

But will the secret I’ve been keeping shatter us both? Or will my sister find out the real reason I’m back in New York . . . her ex-husband.

I loved Jojo and Kane’s story from the moment they met. I hadn’t read the prequel but the author helpfully includes it as a prologue and I was hooked from the first page. Kane rubs Jojo the wrong way from the moment they meet but she tells herself that he’s just her sister’s flavor of the moment and they never last. They have a moment of sorts but his arrogance and smart mouth are annoying. This is one long holiday weekend at the beach house and once it’s over, she never has to see him again.

Skip ahead 22 years and we find out that Kane is now divorcing Jojo’s sister. With her hectic schedule and frequent travel, she’s been able to avoid him for more than 2 decades. But now she needs a lawyer and he’s the best, so it’s time for Jojo to swallow her pride and go to him. The banter between these two couldn’t be better and the tension between them is incredible. This is a teasing slow-burn that ends in a cliffhanger. And even though I was expecting it, I still have to say holy mother of cliffhangers.

The ending didn’t shock me because I had my suspicions but it also didn’t answer any of my questions and even raised some new ones. I can’t wait for the conclusion to their story. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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