Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl
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As sisters, they tell each other all their secrets…except one.
With divorce and infidelity hanging from nearly every branch of her family tree, Katherine Fuller sees no point in marriage. Boyfriends? Sure. Sex? Of course. Wedding vows? No, thanks. Still, when her younger sister Amy gets engaged, Katherine gathers all the enthusiasm she can. She won't let Amy down. She's done enough of that for a lifetime.
As the sisters embark on wedding plans, Katherine's college love resurfaces. It nearly killed Katherine to part from sexy Irish musician Eamon more than a decade ago, but falling under his spell a second time forces her to confront everything she hid from him. The secrets surrounding her mother's death are still fresh and raw in her mind, but one has haunted her more than the others. She can't bear to tell anyone, especially not Amy. It could ruin far more than a wedding. It could destroy a sister's love forever.
4 1/2 STARS!
An emotionally raw depiction of life, love and happily ever afters! He saw her in a way no one else ever did ... but circumstances split them apart. Now reunited at a time that her life is in turmoil, Katherine has to dig deep and confront her past in order to have the brighter future she never even let herself dream about. The relationship between Kat and Amy is heartfelt and once Eamon comes onto the scene, the platform is laid for a very strong book. I really enjoyed their story and watching the past get laid to rest once and for all. Highly recommend!
Katherine Fuller has spent her life avoiding what she considers to be the kiss of death ... commitment, marriage, family. She adores her little sister Amy who she's extremely close to, but a traumatic childhood has her keeping everyone else at a distance. She's thrown for a loop when Amy announces she's getting married. She thought they both knew what destruction the sanctity of marriage could reap, but evidently Amy has blinders on. She'll do anything to keep her sister happy, so she guesses she'll be faking some enthusiasm!
Irish rockstar Eamon MacWard can't believe his eyes when he sees Katherine at his New York concert. For a few short months more than a decade ago, she was his, and he's never forgotten her. He can't let this moment of fate pass them by and insists she meet up with him to catch up. It doesn't take long for the passion of the past to reignite and lead them towards the reunion they'd given up hoping for, but getting closer to Eamon leads Katherine to have to confront the past she so adamantly wants to keep hidden. Will the secrets she reveals ruin the sunny girl that's just beginning to shine again?
Sisters, a wedding , family secrets and an Irish hottie all in one book!
I very much enjoyed reading this story and seeing how secrets of a family and between sisters being brought out in the open paved a path for possibilities in love and new beginnings in life. Katherine’s sister Amy has just told her the one thing that she didn’t see coming —- she’s engaged to be married. Katherine musters up all the happiness she can but feels her sister has gone against their pact to never marry because marriage in their family seems doomed.
Katherine Fuller intends to put her best foot forward and keep her lips sealed to not rock the boat with Amy and hold their tight sisterly bond. Amy loves her big sister and sees an opportunity to surprise her with VIP tickets and passes to see someone from her past — Irish hottie Eamon MacWard. Katherine suddenly knows her past won’t stay quiet for long.
Eamon MacWard walked into the backstage area after his concert, and that’s when he saw her. Katherine. His Sunny Girl. After a decade apart he wonders if fate has brought her back into his life. And now he knows he must do whatever he can to keep her there this time. They both realize the chemistry is still there and leads them to develop that closeness once again. The closer they get, Katherine realizes she has to tell Eamon of the dark time from her past she never wanted to relive again and worries she isn’t the woman he needs as he once did.
Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl
I have avoided romance novels for years, as they often seem too cookie cutter and contrived. A friend asked me to read this one, and I am glad she did. Karen Booth did not stick to the usual, formulaic contemporary romance. She included real life situations, tragic though they were, and really took time to delve into the effects of these events on her characters. The emotions were raw and real,and the complexities of the relationships in this book, whether between siblings, lovers, or parent/child were intriguing and genuine. There was enough romance and feel-good moments that the heavy stuff did not stick with me or depress me, but at the same time I felt connected to the characters on a deeper level and had several moments of “Yeah, I totally get where this character is right now”. I stayed up past 1:00am reading it, which I haven’t done with a romance novel for over 20 years. Well done, Ms. Booth.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Oct 16, 2018
- Publisher: Karen Booth
- Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
- Print Length: 394 Pages
- Language: English