The official blurb courtesy of Amazon
The trouble with secrets is that you can’t guess what the consequences will be . . .
Lainey has lost everything. Luckily one little fib (OK, quite a big fib) helps nail her dream job. Soon she’s living in a stunning house by the sea, fending off obsessed fans for a retired – if far-from-retiring – actor and organising his charming but chaotic family. It’s definitely worth the challenge of keeping her secret.
At least Lainey isn’t looking for love. It’s time for a break from all that. And yet . . . Seth, the actor’s grandson, really is rather attractive. There’s growing chemistry and a definite connection between them. But how would he react if he knew she hadn’t been honest with him?
Lainey’s not the only one with a secret, though. Seth has one of his own. And everything’s about to start unravelling . . .
If you’ve read my Bio, you will know that Jill Mansell is one of my favourite Romantic Fiction authors. I’ve not met a book that I’ve not enjoyed and It Started with a Secret didn’t disappoint.
The story opens with a catastrophe of a proposal triggering a chain of events which leave Lainey single, jobless and homeless.
Lainey and Kit, her best friend, hatch a plan to interview for a fabulous job in Cornwall. Hired on the spot, they fall easily into their new roles and strike up great relationships with all of the new family that they’re working for.
Of course, there’s a drop-dead gorgeous man in the mix, the lovely Seth who has his own secrets to contend with.
Of course, Seth is in a relationship and Lainey is protecting her secret so, there is no chance of any romance, is there?
Jill is a master at her craft and, despite knowing that there’s going to be a happy ending, you can’t assume anything. I love the way she writes characters that I want to be friends with and some that I don’t care to ever come across. Yes, Anton and Christina, I’m speaking about you!
If you enjoy a feel-good story with a real heart, look no further and, if you’ve not read anything else by Jill Mansell, what are you waiting for?