The Comfort of Secrets – Book Review

by Christine Nolfi ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Comfort of Secrets book coverir?t=cometreadings 20&l=li3&o=1&a=1542045711The Comfort of Secrets is the second book in the Sweet Lake Series, but it can also be read as a stand-alone. Cat Mendoza needs a win. After a business failure and years of dating the wrong men, she’s ready to turn things around. First she must convince the residents of Sweet Lake, Ohio, that she’s taking her responsibilities seriously. As the events director of the newly restored Wayfair Inn, she has the support of her best friends, Linnie and Jada. But everyone else—including her overprotective mother and the well-meaning Sweet Lake Sirens—can’t help but chime in with advice about her plans, her apparently too-tight clothes, and her undeniable attraction to Ryan D’Angelo, the charming ad exec hired to promote the inn. Cat knows she should keep Ryan at a distance, but she’s drawn closer by the heartbreak he tries to hide. Will uncovering his secrets derail the new life Cat hopes to achieve…or will she gain something to cherish forever? (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon)

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Cat Mendoza has been promoted to event director of the Wayfair Inn that she runs with her two best friends, Linnie and Jada. Despite her good ideas, she can’t handle the ad campaign without help and prefers to ask some advice to an old friend, who has offered reduced rates. Due to her friend’s pregnancy, she will have the chance to work directly with a successful person in the industry, Ryan D’Angelo. But from their first meetings, it’s evident they need to define some rules, to put business’ priorities ahead of their mutual attraction. Ryan is a handsome man, but the scar on his face is only the first visible sign of a turbulent past, which has left more invisible scars in his life. Even if he’s now an adult, some psychological fears follow him since his childhood/adolescence, and in order to live a pretty quiet life, he and his mom need to maintain a low profile and hide everything linked with their past, including their family name. Meanwhile, the eccentric and hilarious Sirens unite all their positive energies to help Cat and the Wayfair to succeed. But, what they have not considered is a touching discovery that will change the future of one of their leaders.
Thanks to The Comfort of Secrets, I’ve had the chance to enjoy another brilliant book by Christine Nolfi. She always surprises me not only with bright, compassionate, and always well-described characters but also with her books’ positivity.
In this one, we can observe how Cat’s feelings and her optimism, will encourage Ryan in facing his past and all the memories shut down from his mind for so long. In The Comfort of Secrets, the importance of love, family, friendship, and solidarity are the keys to happiness. In my opinion, this book is a very charming and hilarious read. The storyline will captivate you from the very first pages, and you will enjoy the funny jokes between the Sirens. Thank you, Christine, for this compelling read. It deserves five out of five stars.

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About the author

Award-winning author Christine Nolfi writes heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her latest release, The Road She Left Behind, has remained on the Amazon bestseller’s list since its release in June 2019.

The Sweet Lake Series has been recognized by the International Book Awards, Royal Palm Literary Awards, Readers’ Favorite Awards, and Best Book Awards.

Prior to writing fiction, Christine owned a small public relations firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Her articles and press releases have appeared regionally in The Plain Dealer, The Akron Beacon Journal, and Cleveland Magazine.

Christine is the proud mother of four adopted children and two stepchildren, all of whom are now grown and in no hurry to give her grandchildren. She resides with her husband Barry and a crazy Wheaten Terrier named Lucy in Charleston, South Carolina.

For more about Christine, check her website HERE!


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