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Her Shadows, His Secrets by CC Monroe

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Author: CC Monroe
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Hanna
I hid in the shadows all my life. That was where I felt I belonged the most, because I was ridiculed by the ones I loved, by society’s view of women like me.

But now I believe someone is out to hurt me, yet I don’t know who it could be. I didn’t think I had anyone to fear, except for in the shadows, the same ones that used to keep me safe.

Moving to Cherry Hill meant I could start fresh, but this town holds something I wasn’t ready for. Not only do I find things out about myself and parts of my life I didn’t know existed, but I also meet him.

Theo
I was only here for a job. But now she’s in front of me, interfering and blocking the clear path. Bending and breaking under my hands day in and day out. The secrets I hold could destroy her and, in turn, hurt me.

I regret how we began the moment I get to know her. Now, it all hangs in the balance. My secrets are getting too heavy, and when they come out, I just may lose the one woman I know I could fall for.
MY feelings
When I saw this cover and read the synopsis, I just knew I was going to enjoy this book. Y’all, this book was a mess. The characters weren’t likable, the romance was forced, and the plot was all over the place.

There were so many times that I wanted to shake Hanna. She kept a “woe is me” mentality the entire book. Do you know how exhausting that was? I get it, she was a bigger girl. Hell, I am too. I’m in a 16/18 size range. We never got a good description of Hanna so it’s hard to say what size she was. But she kept wallowing with she had no friends and god forbid someone actually thinks she’s attractive. Along with that, she’s still making new people in her life pay for what one guy did to her in high school. The self-pity got old fast!

Theo. I refuse to call this man a love interest! He was such an asshole. He didn’t want a relationship, only casual until he left town. Fine, but the way he went about was such a turn-off. Anytime Hanna did something remotely affectionate he would always accuse her of falling in love with him and you know we can’t have that.

Speaking of love, there is not a way in hell that I believe that these two are in love with each other. This relationship was built on sex and that’s all it was. They never got to know each other past sex.

Also, since the author didn’t put in a warning, there’s blood and knife play in this one. I didn’t expect it and would have liked a heads up.

As you can see, this didn’t work for me.
1 Star Rating

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