Single mother Laura Walters had her life under control. She had a jewelry business, a generous best friend and a careful watch on her nine-year-old daughter, Emily. Then, Emily is seen on national television with Vic, the man who could tear their world apart. With one thirty second news clip, Laurel’s life turns into a tailspin. The paparazzi chase her. Two men from her past want her: Vic is a former lover. Kyle a former friend. They both know her secret, and either one could ruin the careful life Laurel built for herself and Emily.
Faced with no other option, Laurel turns to Kyle to protect her and her life with Emily. But just as Laurel and Kyle are beginning to trust each other, they learn of shocking betrayals they each have been hiding. Some secrets are made to be broken. Some secrets never should be. But how does Laurel learn which ones are which? Truths Not Spoken is the debut novel by promising new author Pamela T. Starr. It is a must-read for every woman who balances her dreams of love with a man with the needs of her child. Truths Not Spoken shows readers that yes, dreams can come true.
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My Review: 4/5
The Truth Not Spoken has everything I look for in a book. First you have the main character, Laura. A single mom, she is so strong and independent. Her daughter Emily is 9, and she’s raised her on her own from the beginning. She even has her own jewelry company. Throughout all of the trials and tribulations in this book, she keeps her daughter at the forefront, her safety being her main concern.
Next you have the attractive friend, who helps Laura. This is Kyle, a successful attorney from Laura’s past. There is so much attraction between them, but with their history is it truly ok to act on it? And, can Laura really trust Kyle?
And, of course, there’s the villain Vic. The ultra-successful businessman who has himself in a heap of trouble. Politics are in his future, but when scandal threatens to ruin his career he does whatever it takes to clear his name, even if it destroys Laura in the process.
There is a web of lies between the three of them. After signing the contract years ago, promising never to reveal the father of her baby, Laura thought she was free and clear of Vic and his vicious, playboy ways. She takes action and does whatever she can to protect her daughter, and protect the secrets she has from Vic, and Kyle.
This book was so enjoyable, I find it hard to believe it is the author’s debut novel! While I’m not big on the cover (I know, I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover…), the characters are strong and so likeable. As mentioned, Laura is so strong and independent and Kyle is dashing and successful. I also loved Laura’s best friend, and gossip queen, and Emily with her sassy, almost-teenage ways.
I recommend this book and am eagerly anticipating the author’s next one!
Pamela T. Starr has been recognized as an outstanding new author with a promising future. Truths Not Spoken is the first in her Shifting Sands series, all set in her home state of Florida.
An accomplished trainer and public speaker, Pamela has motivated more than 60,000 people at live presentations and workshops. She has also logged more than 30 hours of live national television appearances.
Pamela is inspired by the two men in her life. The one she mothers is still young enough to be excited by life and the many opportunities he discovers. The one who is her life-long partner is old enough to know that life is an adventure and he embraces it every day.