Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Secret Place by Melodie Starkey

Emma only knows love from her older brother Trey. Her father ignores her and her mother hates her. Trey has always treated her like his own daughter. When their parents die in a car accident, Trey takes on the parental role even more giving his all to take care of Emma. When Trey marries, his new wife makes life miserable for fifteen year old Emma.

Two years later, Emma meets Jeremy. He is the great grandson of "The Witch" in Hutcherson, Oregon. Jeremy thinks he sees an angel when he sees Emma. Emma sees someone she can trust and be friends with. She also falls in love with his Gran, who treats her like family. Emma feels safe in Gran's home. But what will happen when Emma's secret comes out?

I couldn't put this book down. I read it in about eleven hours. I loved Emma. She has the best attitude. So spunky and bright. Jeremy is so loving and sweet. Gran is a spitfire and Trey gives you mixed emotions. I will definitely be reading this book again. The story was so compelling and vivid. If you're looking for a sweet romance then this isn't the book for you. It's a slightly dark story involving rape and incest. Jeremy is the light at the end of the tunnel.

Stars- 5
Passion- 2
Length- 278 pages

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