Title: Keeping Secrets in Seattle
Author: Brooke Moss | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: February 18 2013
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Length: 261 Pages
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Source: Direct from Publisher via NetGalley
Cover Love: How cute and perfect is that? Exactly how I imagined Violet
Point of View: 1st person, following Violet
My Rating: 4 Stars
I love the feeling that washes over you when you finish a really good book. I went into Keeping Secrets in Seattle with the expectation of a run of the mill chick lit book. Filled with laughs, romance and quirky sidekick characters. Yes, don't worry it had all of that but it also had a much deeper storyline than I ever expected.
I really loved Violet. She is so much fun and exactly the type of character that you just fall in love with instantly and hold out hope that everything works out okay for her. And Gabe is great... even though you just want to grab him by the shoulders and give him a hard shake. Alicia, Gabe?! Really?
As mentioned before the side characters are fun and you end up loving them just as much. Violet's roommates Betsy and Kim are hilarious. And Landon... *sigh* I felt so bad for him really. Of course I love Violet and Gabe and of course I know they are destined to be together but poor Landon. Although there is no mention anywhere of there being any other books in this series I wish that Landon could get his own story. That would make me very happy.
As far as the serious storyline goes, I don't want to give away too much so I won't be going into specifics but it really is a heavy but very important subject matter. Moss seamlessly fits the back story into the present and as it unfolds you see exactly how it has effected both Violet and Gabe over the years. This is Violet's biggest secret and the one that changed everything.
So, all in all I strongly suggest Keeping Secrets in Seattle. It was a really quick and easy read and I managed it all in one sitting. To be honest I was pretty engrossed in the story so there wasn't much of chance of me putting it down.