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Reviewed by Debs Carr
Single mother Hattie is happy with her life. She has a small antiques business with her close friend, Maggie, and shares her cottage with her teenage son, Seffy, during his holidays from boarding school. Her nights are taken up with her younger, sexy boyfriend, Ivan. Everything is perfect until her brother-in-law offers her work at his home and she bumps into the widow of a politician, Dominic, who she fell in love with years before.
With Dominic’s widow is his handsome older brother, Hal. Hal has changed from the gawky, student Hattie was so friendly with at university, and who she hadn’t had contact with since her brief affair with Dominic was discovered by his wife. Unable to cope with her shame, Hattie ran away and joined her brother in Serbia where she faced things she could never have imagined before her life led her there.
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Now, Hal has come into her life and Hattie is forced to face her past and the decisions she made and has had to live with all those years ago. She finds that falling in love with Hal will mean having to be honest and it’s not only her family and her son, who she will have to face, but also Dominic’s widow and ultimately her relationship with Ivan. Hal promises her things that will change her life forever, but is Hattie ready to make all these changes, and will she be able to live with the aftermath of her long kept secrets being brought out into the open?
How will her eventual honesty affect her relationships when those closest to her discover how little they really know her and what she’s truly capable of?
I loved this book and as with all the other Catherine Alliott books I’ve read, it kept me turning the pages. Although I guessed some of the events that happened in the book, there were twists and turns that I hadn’t seen coming and I really enjoyed the ending.
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