Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Goodbye Secrets Blog Tour

What if your life wasn’t exactly as you thought it was? What if there were secrets you kept—from yourself?

Becca Campbell has no idea her world is about to be turned upside down when she and Grayson return to New Hampshire.

Pieces start flying into place, answering the questions of the puzzle she calls her life. Things finally add up—it all makes sense. All that was lost is now found.

But will she be able to move forward, knowing the truth?


Ok… so my first thought after the “Big Reveal” was…. WUH…?!?  Then it was… how the hell am I gonna review this without revealing the “BR” (spoiler) in my review?  So, if after you read my review, and you go….wuh? well, that’s just gonna prepare ya for the bigger WUH that comes with reading the book.

Lemme first say that this is the 2nd book in Jacquelyn Ayres “Lost & Found Series”… it’s the sequel to “Goodbye Caution”… which, in all honesty… I hated.  I hated the lead male character, Grayson, hated the lead female character, Becca, and of course, hated the 3rd point on Grayson & Becca’s disturbing and distasteful “love triangle” Ray.  And the “eye rolling” icing on that fruit cake disaster was Becca’s juvenile habit of providing her own “theme music” inside her head based upon her current mood/situation…. Anyway… if you’re gonna read “Goodbye Secrets” ya really need to read “Goodbye Caution” first to know what’s going on. 

That being said… I liked this second book so much better than the first one.  After some additional details are revealed and discovering things are, well… a lot more complicated than once thought (hehe… understatement of the year!)  I’ve changed my opinion a little of the characters in the story.  I actually liked Grayson, I LOVED Ray and Becca… nope, still can’t stand Becca.  Oh yeah, I get she’s had some tragedy in her life, but the absolute last thing this nutcase needs is a romantic relationship with one man…much less two of them.  I so wanted to send a copy of the movie “Forest Gump” to Ray… but with a little audio dubbing so when the bullies are chasing Forest the little girl says “Run Ray… Run!” instead of the line we’re all used to hearing.  Poor Ray… he should’ve run.  In the first book, even though I didn’t particularly like Becca, I still felt pity for issues in her past.  I’m just gonna say, that based on the inner workings and dreams from Becca’s mind…ummm “psycho!” and I thought her bestie Stacey was loony.  Well, at least there’s been significant progress in the diagnosing and treatment of mental disorders. 

So, there it is… it ain’t pretty, but I will say that the author certainly has a way of “flipping the script” on her readers and eliciting some strong emotions, to say the very least.  Jacquelyn is a talented author who can develop strong characters and weave twists and turns into a storyline that I don’t think ANYONE could see coming!

4 Stars  ~Kathy

I am a Domestic Engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging, yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine) and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work all of this magic in the beautiful state of New Hampshire.

Before becoming a Domestic Goddess (not really), I spent over a decade working in the medical field where I wore more hats than the Queen.

I have had a love for the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn't reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures. Finally, I have been putting a pen to paper allowing my characters to come to life. When I don't have a pen and paper in hand,you can often find me laughing at the conversations my characters are having in my head.

Goodbye Secrets (Lost and Found Series Book 2)

Goodbye Caution (Lost and Found Series Book 1)

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