Title: The Comfort of Secrets
Author: Christine Nolfi
Publisher: Lake Union
Publish Date: July 18, 2017 (Yesterday!)
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Cat Mendoza needs a win. After a business failure and years of dating the wrong men, she’s ready to turn things around.
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
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 Two Cents:
"The Comfort of Secrets" is the story of Cat, a young woman trying her
best to show the small town that she grew up in that she can be an adult
with true responsibilities that she can take seriously. After
developing a reputation for being fun loving and fancy free with no
regard for consequences, Cat has a long road ahead of her. Luckily she
has some good friends in her corner who are pulling for her to figure
out her career and her romantic life.
This is the second book in
the Sweet Lake series by Christine Nolfi but you don't need to read the
first book in order to enjoy this book. Many of the same characters
from the first book appear but Cat is really at the center of this book.
The characters in the book were great. I loved Cat! She's the
kind of scrappy character that you can't help but to root for her. The
reader knows early on that Cat really has changed and she really is
ready to take on being the event planner at the inn in town but almost
everyone around her seems convinced that she is going into this endeavor
with her eyes closed and want to make sure that she knows that they
think about this.
You're also pulling for the love match in the
book! Ryan comes to Sweet Lake as the ad-exec charged with getting the
inn some business through some slick advertising. Love is the last thing
on his mind. The love between Cat and Ryan feels a little insta-love
but works relatively well. Ryan is more of a realist but Cat is a
dreamer and this seems to fit in her character a little more. The love
between them is very sweet, especially when we see the plans that Cat
carries out to give Ryan back some of the childhood that we learn he
missed out on.
This is a sweet romance with a quirky set of characters. This book was a lot of fun!