Keeping Secrets by Kitten K. Jackson (Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)


Title: Keeping Secrets

Author: Kitten K. Jackson 

Published Date: December 1st 2012

Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense


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A tormented man, Greg Parker, is obsessed with a woman he raped 16 years ago, but hasn’t seen since then. Over the years, he transforms himself from Johnny Moretti, the skinny geek and rapist, into a very attractive and manipulative man, not even recognizable to himself.

The woman, Abbie Kolbeck, is haunted by the memory of her rapist, someone she trusted. When he contacts her after all those years, she’s passionately drawn to him, believing the familiar feeling between them means their union is fate. She has no idea she’s falling for her rapist.

After a whirlwind romance, Abbie finds that Greg is being investigated for the murder of his best friend and the friend’s girlfriend. And after a not-so-gentle session in bed, she realizes that he’s the man she forgave for raping her so long ago.

Abbie desperately wants to believe his denials, but she’s torn between her feelings for him, and her desire to protect her daughter and herself from a man the police are telling her is a murderer.



***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s  Review***
Let me start by saying this is not a romance in the “normal” sense of the word but for me it read as very romantic. Yes it was dark, twisted, and obviously the main characters had a ton of issues that they were dealing with, but I loved it.

It was exciting for me that Kitten took the risk, stepping outside what would normally be considered the “acceptable” outcomes and although a few of the plot points were a little predictable (if you think as twistedly as I do) the premise was definitely a good on.

This book is definitely not for everyone and people should be aware that there are some very adult themes running through with graphic descriptions some readers may find upsetting. To be honest I am not sure how many people would really “get” the whole story and see that the actions taken by the main character Greg, whilst not what the average person would do, made total sense to him. Kitten stays true to his character throughout and I think she does a great job keeping Abbie believable.

Not everyone in the world is going to make the best choices. People are going to make mistakes, and they are going to find ways to live with them ….. even if these ways are not what society would like to believe would happen.

I gave Keeping Secrets 5 out of 5 stars and let me add that I was VERY glad that I had book 2 on hand. Those that don’t? Prepare yourself for a cliffhanger!



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