Book Summery (Via Goodreads): Seattle hairstylist Violet Murphy always knew the day would come when her best friend Gabe Parker would want to settle down. She’d secretly wished it would be with her, but now that he’s chosen someone else—the prim, perfect Alicia—he wants Vi to be his best man.
Healing her broken heart isn’t easy, but when Violet meets Landon Harlow, a man who isn’t fazed by her funky style and less-than-delicate attitude, she takes a step in the right direction. Until Gabe’s fiancé’s gorgeous façade begins to crack, and Violet’s disturbing past comes back to haunt her, that is. Vi now finds herself armed with a series of lies that would break Gabe’s heart—and his engagement—if he knew their truth, and a secret from their childhood that could change everything.
With the wedding looming, her relationships unraveling, and the bachelor party of the century to plan, Violet must choose between a fresh start with Landon, or confronting her painful past and risking it all for a chance at a future with Gabe.
I knew as soon as I started this book, I would have a difficult time setting it down. In fact, I polished this beauty off in one sitting. Keeping Secrets in Seattle is like a cross between My Best Friend's Wedding and 13 Going On 30. The characters are flawed and realistic. Violet makes a fun, funky, and albeit frustrating protagonist. The chemistry between her and Gabe is undeniable. I felt bad for poor Landon, I felt that despite her best efforts, Violet just wasn't as into their relationship as much as Landon was (see...realistic!). One of my favorite components of Keeping Secrets in Seattle is that Violent was surrounded by two really GOOD guys! Girls, you know that a good man is hard to find. Usually when a love triangle(ish) occurs, there is a good guy and a bad guy. Both Gabe and Landon were really awesome guys. I would have a hard time choosing either of them as well! This adult contemporary was fast-paced, fun, and enjoyable. There were times where I laughed and times when I cried. I highly recommend this to fans of adult and YA contemporaries!
Thanks to Entangled Publishing for this copy
Published February 18 2013
This is my honest review.
"Betsy's eyes danced behind her glasses. 'We're going to an improvisational dance workshop for Valentine's Day.'
I tried to stifle my laugh as I let myself out of the apartment. 'Wow. Sounds...incredible.'
'I'm picking up on some sarcasm,' Kim bellowed, just as I pulled the door shut behind me."
Cover Art Commentary:
How could you not love this cover?! The curvy main character in a vintage dress, standing next to a stack of books just seems like an invitation to an interesting story. It immediately caught my eye the first time I saw it!