Sunday, December 19, 2010

Review of Keeping Secrets and Telling Lies by Trice Hickman

Keeping Secrets and Telling Lies

Paperback, 285 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Platinum Books (first published June 22nd 2009)
From Goodreads:
What would you do if the secret you were keeping could set you free...yet ultimately devastate the ones you love?...Victoria and Ted are the ultimate power couple. She's a beautiful, business savvy sister who owns one of Atlanta's most sought after event planning companies. He's a powerful, blue-eyed CEO who knows how to take care of business in and out of the boardroom. But their seemingly happy life begins to unravel in the blink of an eye when long-held desires and decades old secrets come back to haunt them!
My thoughts:
This book is a sequel to Unexpected Interruptions.  Ted and Victoria are married and now have a daughter named Alexandria.   They are worried about the race issue and are putting her in a school called Jack and Jill.  Who happens to have a child there?  
"When she finally reached the main office and opened the door, she froze in her tracks.  She wanted to believe that she was imagining things, or that she was witnessing a mirage, the result of sleep-deprivation.  But as much as she wanted to dismiss it, she knew what she saw in front of her was real.  Even though his back was turned to her, she knew it was him.  The broad, muscular shoulders, and alluring scent of citrus and spice could only belong to one man.  It was Parker Brightwood, and he was shaking hands with Katie Palmer, the Director of Admissions.  What the hell is he doing here?"  P.35
You will have to read Unexpected Interruptions to find out about Victoria and Parker's previous relationship.    This just makes her life more complicated when he shows back up after all these years.  To make things worse, her best friend Tyler started dating his cousin Samantha.
On top of all that, Ted's mom isn't so well, then he finds out a secret that nobody else but his mom knows.  He isn't sure what to do with the secret.  He is getting all stressed out.
You will have to read this book to see what the secrets and lies are and who had the secrets and lies.  You will be surprised.  It all isn't what you might think from just looking at the cover of the book. 
Race plays a big part in this book, and Trice Hickman did a great job with this story making the characters come to life.  My favorite character is Victoria.   In the first book Unexpected Interruptions she began as a single woman and she just was a great woman that I know I would be friends with.  She  continued to be my favorite character in this book.  Although I didn't necessarily agree with some of the things that she did, in the end I was happy with the outcome.  The end almost made me cry.  I really like her friend Tyler too.  He was such a good friend to Victoria and really gave her great advice.
5/5 diamonds
Awesome book!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Trice Hickman for sending me an autographed review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

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  1. I read both books. Unexpected Interruptions had me literally throwing the book across the room. The sequel, Keeping Secrets and Telling Lies was predictable, but still an okay read.

  2. I really liked them both. Thanks for visiting my blog and posting!