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The Secret of You and Me by Melissa Lenhardt – Review

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The Secret of You and Me by Melissa Lenhardt

Genre: Romance
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Rating: 4’5/5
Amazon, Hive

About The Book

Nora hasn’t looked back. Not since she left home, and her broken heart, far behind her. But now tragedy calls her back, where she must finally come face to face with ex-boyfriend Charlie, and best friend Sophie. Only now will she be able to confront her past—and reconcile her future
Sophie seems to have everything. Married to Charlie, with a wonderful daughter and a successful career. Yet underneath that perfection lies an explosive secret. A secret that ripped through their town and destroyed her friendship with Nora. So when Sophie finds out that Nora has returned, she hopes Nora’s stay is short. The life she has built depends on it
But first love doesn’t fade easily. Memories come to light, passion ignites and old feelings resurface. As the forces that once tore them apart begin to re-emerge, both Nora and Sophie must accept that true love is something worth fighting for.

My Thoughts

There are books that you pick for the plot and others for the cover, I picked this one for both, the cover is beautiful and the plot intrigued me.
We are living in a moment where sexuality is still a tabu and is not always accepted by friends and family, so having to repress your emotions and feelings for a long time will make deep wounds for anyone. Maybe it’s time to let people be and love whoever they want without prejudices, don’t you think?
This is the story of Nora and Sophie, they were more than friends in the past, now they haven’t had contact for years. But when Nora returns home she will resurface the feelings that were deeply buried for all these years, making that their planned lives will crumble around them. Maybe it’s time to be true to themselves and stop hiding. It will not be easy, as you can imagine, but I always think that love can defeat anything! And you?
My best friends once told me that “The heterosexuals will never understand how many times the LGBT community have to came out of the closet and the risk and stress that entails” and this book I think that tries to show the reader a little bit of the feelings and emotions they suffer. Having to repress a part of a person is not something they do willingly but with anger and pain.
This is a beautiful story, eye opening and must read. The Secret of You and Me is a delight from the beginning till the end, believe me.

About The Author

Melissa Lenhardt is a women’s fiction, mystery, and historical fiction author. Her debut mystery, STILLWATER, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers’ MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest, and SAWBONES, her historical fiction debut, was hailed as a “thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new sub-genre: the feminist Western” by Lone Star Literary Life. The New York Times called her sixth novel, HERESY, “An all-out women-driven, queer, transgender, multiracial takeover of the Old West”. THE SECRET OF YOU AND ME, her seventh novel and her first contemporary women’s fiction novel, will be published on May 5, 2020. When Melissa isn’t writing, she’s thinking, “I really should be writing” and eating Nutella or peanut butter straight out of the jar. She lives in Texas.

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