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Miller s Grove s most eligible bachelor, Josh Owens, could have a different date every night of the week, so he doesn t understand why he s drawn to Tara since she s obviously not interested in him. Tara Sullivan is angry that he s stolen the coveted prime-time anchor position she d been promised.A stranger begins preying on the single young women in Miller s Grove, and thMiller s Grove s most eligible bachelor, Josh Owens, could have a different date every night of the week, so he doesn t understand why he s drawn to Tara since she s obviously not interested in him. Tara Sullivan is angry that he s stolen the coveted prime-time anchor position she d been promised.A stranger begins preying on the single young women in Miller s Grove, and the story s assigned to Tara. As the number of victims grows, Tara reluctantly accepts help from Josh. As he researches his top suspect in the assaults, he unearths events in the past that more than one resident of Miller s Grove wants to keep hidden.Together they discover a web of conspiracy and lies involving the most powerful family in town. Josh and Tara put their reputations at risk in the hope of exposing the truth and, perhaps, finally bringing Tara peace."Sensuality Level: Sensual""...

Title : Small Town Secrets
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ISBN : 9781440551352
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 588 Pages
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Small Town Secrets Reviews

  • SweetSweeede
    2019-06-07 06:59

    Molly Kate Gray has created a small town universe in which very believable characters reside. From the starstruck high school girls to the town gossips to the established members of the community - it all rings true. There's small town corruption, nepotism, traditions, and family bonds. There's also love, loyalty, and some good ol' fashioned banter to keep the reader entertained and flipping pages. I especially enjoyed the details, from the initial description of an airport faced with a hurricane, to the small key elements that tied the mystery together. I'm not a fan of chest hair. There. I said it. However, I'm used to reading this in romance novels, and have developed the ability to erase that particular imagery while reading. My only complaint would be that it was too short. I wanted more. Of everything. The writing was so enjoyable I would gladly have spent twice as many hours reading.

  • Tatum
    2019-06-14 13:38

    A romance novel with a surprising amount of depth, this was an enjoyable read from start to finish. The story is well written and fast paced with several unexpected twists and turns.The characters are charming; Josh, for example, is the quintessential 'bad boy with a good heart' and Tara manages to be sweet, vulnerable and dignified all at once. Their romance is built up well throughout the story, moving naturally from friendship to something more. It never feels forced.Probably one of my favourite aspects of the book was the focus on small town Americana - the small town politics, the gossip and hero worship of prominent town members such as Wyatt ground the story in realism.All in all, this is a good read that I enjoyed very much.

  • Lisa Weseman
    2019-05-28 09:34

    Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover, and in the case of "Small Town Secrets," that's a good thing! Just like the beautiful cover, this story interweaves the magic of falling with the dark mysteries that lurk in a sleepy southern town.Tara Sullivan faces a hurricane, fends off a sleazy ex-boyfriend, and hunts down a serial rapist, but she never becomes a victim. As she comes to terms with her painful past, she slowly opens herself up to friendship -- and love -- with a most unlikely hero, her co-anchor on the local news, hometown hunk Josh Owens.From hurricane-drenched Florida to the elegant world of Georgia's high society, Tara and Josh share a heartfelt, sweet love story.Note: I read an Advance Reader Copy of this book before it was released.

  • Sharon Lee
    2019-06-10 07:30

    A BOOK TO BE READ AND NOT TOSSED ASIDE, review by Sharon Lee FernbergMolly Kate Gray, the author, captivated me as I began to read her novel "Small Town Secrets". This is a story of love with a touch of suspense that brings our heroine, Tara Sullivan, and the hero, Josh Owens, two newscasters, together because of a hurricane that has hit Orlando, and supposedly downgrades to a storm that follows the couple by car. This story takes us to the town of Miller's Grove where this actual story takes place. Ms. Gray has provided us with interesting characters from the start, and has written words as though she personally has been caught in the midst of such a storm and everything that ensues. Tara and Josh drew this reader in, hook, line and sinker, with their pasts, and also all the good and the bad that happens. As in some cases with the beginnings of books, our author provides the reader with too much background information, but as I continued to read, I realized that Ms. Gray had reasons behind all of it in this novel. I COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN. It is a MUST-READ, but if you are expecting to sit on the edge of your seat and jump, this did not happen in my case. I discovered too soon who the bad guy was but I didn't want to stop reading. I COULDN'T. That's because Ms. Gray's writing sucked me in. Her words flowed off each page as I was able to visualize the characters, hear their voices, and read how a love blooms amidst a horrendous crime. I fell in love with the hero's father because he reminded me of my own. Every friend, the heroine's brother and his family became mine (and I have 3 brothers with their own families so I felt them), and they were real. Her words and every scene were unforgettable as I turned the pages, and when I finally finished reading the book, I wanted more. I could almost picture a movie being made from it. Don't stop reading the book because once you begin turning the pages, you will not want to toss this book aside. It is a story that love is made of.

  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    2019-05-27 07:30

    3.5 stars. -----I have to admit before I go on that this isn't a genre I would normally read. I prefer YA, MG or UF, so this was out of my comfort zone. That said, I ended up really enjoying it so I'm glad I gave it a try!This book is split up into chapters, and also into months. At the beginning of some chapters the name of the month shows where the reader is in the story, and I thought this was a really nice addition. It helped me to keep track of the timeline, because a lot of stuff went on during the six months or so of the main character's life. It flowed wonderfully due to the fluid pacing and the author's writing style.I really liked the main character, Tara, and I thought she was the perfect protagonist for this kind of story. She went through a hell of a lot, and I loved how she was able to deal with all the things being thrown at her. What I most enjoyed about this book was the build up between Tara and Josh. I have said many times that I like good build up between characters before they become full blown love interests, and the author did it wonderfully. THIS is how you slow burn.The only things I wasn't a fan of were the one point at the end when (view spoiler)[Tara fell pregnant, because contraception is a #1 priority in my opinion and Josh and Tara should have known better (hide spoiler)], and also body hair and pubic hair. PUBIC HAIR. *shudders* But that's just me being me.Overall, it was a really good book and despite it not being something I would normally read, I enjoyed it!

  • Erin Richards
    2019-05-27 06:58

    Captivating Romantic Suspense! Intrigue, suspense, adventure and romance all make SMALL TOWN SECRETS a solid fast-paced read. The story starts off with a bang when a natural disaster leaves Tara injured and the door open to the start of a relationship with Josh. It then proceeds with a lively slice of small town life as a mystery unfolds which tosses Tara and Josh together as they use their solid investigative skills to solve a string of assaults and uncover lies and secret agendas.Excellent character development and motivation provide a solid ground for a well-plotted storyline in SMALL TOWN SECRETS. I liked the natural slow build of Tara and Josh’s relationship, and how Josh stood by her even when he could have walked away from the obstacles in their path. Despite Tara’s deep vulnerabilities, she pressed for answers and justice and I loved how she didn’t back down from the naysayers and the town’s power players. Depth and heart lead the reader to a satisfying conclusion in this small town romance.

  • Kathryn
    2019-05-25 07:57

    Really enjoyed Molly Kate Gray's Small Town Secrets. All secrets were unraveled and justice administered in the end, and the hero and heroine were likable, complex people. Plus, the story began with a hurricane. After going through both Rita and Ike, I could relate to that in a big way.Beautiful Tara Sullivan, angry at losing a coveted anchor position at her small town TV station to nationally known Josh Owens, heads for the airport when a hurricane bears down on the town, only to find herself stranded with Josh in a seedy motel while the storm rages. When Tara is injured, she is astonished to learn her image of Josh as a conceited playboy is all wrong; he is actually a caring gentleman rather than the prima donna, she had thought him.Small Town Secrets is a delight of a book that held my interest from beginning to end. The pace never let up as Josh and Tara investigate the dark, small-town secrets that endanger Tara’s life and reputation. I rooted for Josh and Tara to win their deserved happy ending. My only complaint was that the book wasn’t nearly long enough.

  • Leah
    2019-05-23 10:34

    This is a must read for anyone looking for some solid summer reading. The characters are very well developed, with so much depth and back stories that manage to be told throughout the story, so as not to seem overwhelming. The pacing of the story is excellent, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. This novel is so much more than a romance as the narrative is woven through layers of character growth and action that allow the reader to not only empathize with the heroine, but to cheer her on in her quest for justice. I absolutely adored both Tara and Josh. I must say it was refreshing to read of a male hero that could never be classified as controlling nor overprotective. He recognized Tara’s strengths and vulnerabilities and stood alongside her throughout this story. I commend the author, Mary Kate Gray, for developing a hero I wanted to root for the entire way through. I will be recommending this novel to all of my friends.

  • Carol Smith
    2019-06-13 08:31

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was drawn into it immediately by Tara's desperate need to fly out of Florida before a dangerous hurricane hits. I felt I was right there in line of the storm with Tara. Very descriptive writing, Ms. Gray! When Josh offers to help Tara vacate the area, I knew he was a great guy, even if he did manage to snag her possible promotion at the TV station. When a serial rapist targets her small town, Tara and Josh team together to do a little investigative reporting and cover the story. But soon they discover the small town has many dirty secrets. Even Tara has one. What will happen when those secrets are revealed?This book has everything a woman would want in a romantic suspense novel and I highly recommend it. If I had to say something negative, it would be that the ending came too quickly. I'm looking foward to reading more by Molly Kate Gray.

  • Nancy
    2019-06-16 12:50

    I spent many summers of my childhood in a small town and this novel captures the atmosphere I felt during that time in my life. Misconceptions and drawing conclusions are concepts I experienced and are touched upon in this novel. Tara thinks that Josh is a spoiled and conceited "pretty boy" until she gets to know him. In turn, Josh doesn't understand Tara's past and how it impacts her relationships and him. The town hero, who is idolized, isn't who he seems. They are drawn together and their secrets exposed. I loved the depth of the characters and the plot. I won't give it away but suggest that you read it to find out!

  • Lynn Cahoon
    2019-06-06 14:39

    Loved the imagery from the start. Ms. Gray brings us into Tara's world, just as it's falling apart, and gives us a hero we can cheer for, even though Tara's not so sure. The banter and play between the two convinces the reader that no storm, or job, or problem will be too big, eventually, to stop a happy ever after for this couple. Kept me reading page after page. Looking forward to this author's next release.Note: I was provided an ARC for review as a professional courtesy. No monetary or other compensation was involved.

  • Micah Persell
    2019-06-06 11:33

    I loved this book! Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. The villain was a man I loved to hate, and his foil in every way, the book’s hero, Josh, was a man I easily fell in love with. Readers often love a wounded hero, but Small Town Secrets’ wounded heroine stole my heart. I was rooting for Tara from page one, and when she got her happily ever after, I cheered. Gray has a gift for suspense, and I will definitely be looking for her next installment.

  • C.A. Szarek
    2019-06-09 09:42

    I enjoyed this book. It was a nice debut for the author and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I laughed a few times, and I liked the relationship of Tara and her brother David. Josh is hot, that never hurts a story! I look forward to the next book, and I hope we learn more about these characters, and meet new ones!

  • Shelley Wall
    2019-05-31 13:46

    Enjoyed this one very much. Read it.

  • Theresa
    2019-06-01 14:45

    Tara is in the news business. Her goal is to be the primetime news reporter in the town she is living in. The job was promised to her by the owner; only when it comes time to be promoted he brings his handsome son in from another station to take the job. Tara either has to learn to live with this guy or find another job, and she really doesn't want to do that. Then an old boyfriend comes back to town to live. He was in pro football and he injured his knee and can't play anymore. He is a big star back home to the whole town, except Tara.What secret does she have on him, and what is happening in the town since he came home?I enjoyed this story. It was a quick read and I like when everybody is happy.

  • Diana Francis
    2019-05-20 10:59

    The writing was fine on this, but I thought a lot of the story was too easy/too swept over. For instance, what did her fear of storms have to do with her life and what was the source? How did it relate to her experiences with Wyatt? Then the whole issue of overcoming her sexual/intimacy issues seemed to go a little easy by the end (in the book I thought they were well done). Then the business with her parents and the elder Miller/the trial/the seizure of stuff--all that went too fast. It needed, for me anyhow, more fleshing out.

  • Christine
    2019-06-08 10:51


  • Annette Frost
    2019-06-13 13:47

    Enjoyable and you feel the characters all get what they deserve.

  • Tanya
    2019-05-24 12:58

    A love story with no secrets!!! A storm, a rapist, past, and babies!!

  • Kanella
    2019-06-07 09:56

    Cute fast read...nothing more.

  • Diane
    2019-05-26 10:46

    This book was good, not one of the best.