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12 July 2021

Book Review: Uncovering Small Town Secrets by Tyler Anne Snell *AD gifted

Mills & Boon sent me a free e-copy of Uncovering Small Town Secrets by Tyler Anne Snell via NetGalley.

I only recently read my first Mills & Boon Heroes, and I loved it so much that I knew I had to seek out more. I love the themes that seem to run through them, I am a sucker for a loyal hero. I love the determinism of the heroines. Basically, I have a new favourite romance sub-genre.

The Saving Kelby Creek Series is my latest foray into the Heroes books, and Uncovering Small Town Secrets by Tyler Anne Snell is first up.

Uncovering Small Town Secrets by Tyler Anne Snell cover Mills & Boon Heroes

Dodging bullets isn’t the homecoming he expected...

When Detective Foster Lovett's pretty next door neighbour, Millie Dean, begs him to help her find her missing brother, the other deputies warn him not to investigate the case.

But Foster’s gut says something is off, particularly once Millie becomes a target.

Foster will do whatever it takes to keep her safe, but can he solve the most dangerous case of his career?

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Source: NetGalley | Review Copy 

5 Word Review: Family, danger, secrets, loyalty, justice.


Kelby Creek is a bit of a toxic mess when we start the story. It's the kind of place with a bad past and people who have seemingly given up. Except for Millie.

I loved Millie's determination, although her impulsiveness had me gasping at times. This is a very tense read, as at any moment I felt Millie was just going to go off and put herself in danger. But I wouldn't change it, Uncovering Small Town Secrets had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

I felt like the tone of the writing really brought the setting to life. From somewhat despondent and hopeless at first, as Millie and Foster's story progressed the tone itself changed. I thought it was very clever, the way the writing itself became more hopeful as the protagonists started to trust each other more and have some hope for what they would find out.

I really liked Foster - I loved his values and his own determination, the way he trusted his gut. I especially loved the way that he never took anything at face value and tried not to let prejudice cloud his judgment.

The relationship between Millie and Foster is intense. I'm not sure I'm fine with the ethics of it, and the power dynamic, but their passion is electric and kind of overtakes all that. The fast plot and tense situations really drive the romance. I loved the building of trust, the realisation that they can depend on each other, the forgiving of past secrets.

This is the first book in the Saving Kelby Creek Series, and I will definitely be reading more! Next up is Searching For Evidence which has just released this month and I have already purchased, and Surviving The Truth which comes out in August. Kelby Creek is a mess and I can't wait to see that rectified.

Luck was the ripple effect of action. Consequences of actions, whether accidental or intentional.

 

1 comment:

  1. Ooh this sounds like a gripping read with lots of twists and turns. I love a setting in a small town, as well! x

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