Rating 3.5 stars
I've always enjoyed Christy Reece's writing, so when I heard she was launching a new series under a different name, I was excited and my excitement proved right. Midnight Secrets is a solid start to what I predict will be a great series.
The book begins with a murder and then jumps ten years forward to when the three triplets who were left orphaned by their parents apparent murder-suicide, going to their high school prom. The heroine of this book is Savannah, the shy, bookish sister who we see blossom and fall in love with the town bad boy Zach.
Now, the hero Zach is not actually a bad boy, he is just a guy who has struggled to support his brother and a mother who only cares about men. He is about to go into the army when he meets the heroine and falls for her. They have different backgrounds and life experiences and yet they click and we see them fall in love and then the book jumps ahead a decade again.
The heroine is now an attorney and it is apparent that the hero and heroine are not together and slowly we learn how, when the heroine goes back to her hometown where the hero is now the Sheriff.
I found the characters appealing though the hero's reason for leaving was dumb and the dragging on of the heroine's secret which could be easily guessed was annoying but otherwise I liked the book quite a bit. The heroine's reticence to open up again, to keep her cards close to her chest rang true, and so did Zach's regret over what happened between them when they were teenagers. Plus the revelation of her parent's murder was shocking, I didn't guess who the culprit was at all.
All in all this is one book I would recommend.ARC provided by the publisher through Edelweiss.