Once again Rick R. Reed delivers up something unusual
The Secrets We Keep by Rick R. Reed
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is another unusual romance from Rick R Reed in which the protagonists feel like they’re people he knows whose lives have been played out in front of him.
It’s a strange twist between an angsty May to December romance and a sort of whimsical almost paranormal ghost-like tale of two lives which have known tragedy.
Be aware that this book also has heavy subject matter and, imho anyways, really should have a trigger warning.
As the story begins, I think it’s clear what direction the path of one character is taking but it is still a sensitive matter to deal with on page.
The two men at the heart of the narrative are fleshed out perfectly into distinct personalities even though for much of the narrative they are apart.
It’s not your traditional love story, I was both frustrated and elated by the path taken to happiness.
It’s a Dreamspinner Press publication so the sex is referenced in passing and takes place in bare-bones detail but it works for the melancholy nature of the tale.
There’s a wonderfully uplifting Epilogue which goes a long way to bringing a sense of peace to the relationship between Jasper and Rob which works very well.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.