Book Review: Secrets and Suitors

Reluctantly returning to London for yet another Season, shy Nora Hamilton has nearly given up hope that she will ever find the love match she longs for. After all, the one man she does harbor feelings for—her closest friend, James—has made it perfectly clear he views her as just that: a friend.
With James traveling half a world away and Nora’s father pressuring her to marry for wealth and status, Nora is forced to set aside her desire for love and accept the future she has always dreaded. Until James returns unexpectedly and Nora’s feelings once again rush unbearably close to the surface. Determined to save what is left of their friendship, Nora ignores her own heart and allows herself to be swept up in the London Season, soon finding herself the object of two very different gentlemen’s affections. Though she should be thrilled, both men come with a glaring fault: neither is the one man who holds her heart. But there is much more at stake than heartbreak.
When long-kept secrets are laid bare, Nora must face the fears that have plagued her all her life and decide what true love is worth.

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I kind of love Nora. She was so quiet and shy but sooo relatable. She reminded me a lot of myself. I am absolutely the worst at social situations, so I really felt connected to her. I love the way Nora finds her way through her insecurities and timidness. 

I loved that this was written in the first person point of view. It made me feel like I was right there with Nora helping her make the decisions that ultimately lead her to find her voice. The book itself is very character driven and doesn’t rely heavily on plot, but it was very good nonetheless. 

I felt like Nora wasn’t the only character who grew during the time in this novel. Every character seemed to grow from their first introduction. It was very refreshing. The author has a very detailed way of writing to make you really feel the characters emotions. 

I feel like I really got to know Nora during my time with her within the pages of this book. I do hope we get to see more from Nora and what her future holds. Thank you so much to the author, NetGalley, and the publisher for allowing me to review this title. 

Image and synopsis taken from NetGalley.

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