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Please Don't Tell

(Please Don't Tell #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  3,041 ratings  ·  128 reviews
Sixteen-year old, Sophie Gerrard has been in love with her close friend, Peter Watson since childhood. She planned to tell him how she felt during their families’ yearly vacation to the Caribbean. But when Peter arrives from London with a girlfriend and his cousin Ethan, her plans change.

Disgusted by how the vacation has turned out, she agrees to go island hopping with
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published February 2012
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GR tricked me! You know those 'if you liked _ try this' recommendations? Sophie is horribly selfish and immature. So. Many. Tropes. Sometimes that's okay if the story and characters are entertaining, but that wasn't the case here.

Poor or no editing, wrong words used, zero character growth. The author got the title of a Bob Marley song wrong! No!
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I really am in love with "Please Don't Tell." This book is far better than "Never Say Never," the first book of Kelly Mooney that I'd read.

I think the plot of "Please Don't Tell" is so perfect and really into it. The story's about Sophie's being in love with a guy, Ethan, who she doesn't want to be fallen with. It's because she's so many dreadful memories about him when she was a little girl. I like the way that Kelly Mooney showed such a pure, simple but beautiful love between Ethan and Sophie
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-romance
Kindles make word over usage fun and easy to spot. Inch was used 17 times.

"Her tongue licked every inch of my face." Regarding a dog. Vomit and I love my dog.
"Disgust tugged at every inch of my body." Especially at the elbows.
"...licking my face inch by inch." Regarding the dog again.

Although the last three involve a hot guy, I think there is a definite point where thoroughness stops being commendable. Were I the editor I would suggest the following addenda (look who's fancy and looked up the
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Read this as a recommendation from a fellow GR friend, very glad I listened. Such a sweet story. I really liked how Sophie was a die hard romantic and we got a small glimpse into her childhood crush and how Peter and Ethan played a huge part in it. I would of given 5 stats but there were a lot of grammatical errors and typos that were slightly annoying but I was really into the story that it wasn't too much of a pain. I do have to agree with my fellow GR friend, if you are a sucker for romance ...more
Ugh! I should have listened to my gut feeling. Nothing good comes out when the heroine is 16 but acts like she is 12. Sophie is a blubbering idiot and a brat. This book is just too YA for me.
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: summer-read, 2014
The most painful thing about this book is the writing. It just feels like I was being told everything instead of being able to visualize it for myself. I don't know if that makes sense, but you'll see if you read it.

Sophie was a horrible protagonist. All of the conflict in the story revolves around her being a moron. I'm assuming she was terrified of falling in love with another childhood friend because he may see her as a sister. She makes horrible decisions. "Oh, I can't stop thinking about
This is definitely one of my favourite contemporaries. I love the whole concept, and the characters.
Ethan is by far one of the cutest guy characters ever. I mean, Kelly Mooney wrote him amazingly. She understands that the lead male characters aren't meant to be perfect, and that they do actually have flaws. For example, Ethan has a drinking problem in this book, and he has a hard time saying how he feels, but this makes him more endearing as a reader, I personally think.
To be honest, I don't
Melissa Maxwell
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I so loved this book more so than I thought. I love being sick because that gives me an excuse to go through my kindle and find a book that has been on there forever and read it. That is what I did and I was so glad I did. I love Sophie and Ethan they work even in the beginning when she hated him. They challenge each other while remaining honest (mostly) with each other. I love the fact that Peter her childhood crush was all for helping is cousin Ethan be with Sophie. At first, I did not like ...more
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It was Good~

It was nice reading something light and feel good.
its about being being attracted to the person you don't want to be attracted with, because of what you experienced with the person while you were young.
i love the book so much because it lets you experience how young love can be, and how pure and significantly big it is.

I love how the character were written, how they grow with the story progressing.
I love Ethan his sweet. and he really knows what he want, i love how he love Sophie,
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3-2-read-library
OMG, this was wonderful. I think I may have shedded a tear toward the end. Loved it. So romantic. I could not put it down. I wanted to read through the night, but I had to go to work, the only reason it was not finished in a day. Love Love Love Ethan. Would have like to have heard his point of view, even though he did get his points across. Beautiful read for anyone who is a sucker for Romance. Definitely recommend :D !!
So even though there were errors in the books as I was reading it I really enjoyed it. The firt book from this author that I read I was not very impressed with. However I feel this book was 10 times better than the first on I read. I loved Ethan in this book. Who wouldn't, british and australian. Talk about hottie. Not only that he was so sweet with Sophie's little brother always willing to play xbox with him even though he was 8 years older than her little brother. From the beginning I liked ...more
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Please Don't Tell" by Kelly Mooney is for all the sweet romance junkies out there. It is a quick easy read.

Sixteen-year old, Sophie Gerrard has been in love with her close friend, Peter Watson since childhood. But when Peter arrives for their yearly mutual vacation with a girlfriend and his cousin Ethan, her plans change.
Sophie agrees to go island hopping with Ethan, to avoid Peter. But when their dinghy capsizes, Sophie and Ethan are forced to swim to a cliff of rocks. She never planned to
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-release
I accidently stumbled upon this on Amazon, and after debating with myself (I just read a similar book that I didn’t enjoy that much), I decided to give it a try. And I’m glad I did.

Yes, there are some grammar mistakes and spelling errors. And some scenes/situations could have been described a little better/more detailed. But all in all was it a sweet and romantic love story that had just the right amount of teasing and banter, and longing and lingering glances in it. And lots of kisses too, of
Larissa :) [HIATUS]
Maybe 2.5...

I didn't really like it as much as I hoped I would, which is really disappointing.
This book could have been SO much better (some of the ideas, if better executed, could have been brilliant), but I just didn't connect with the story, the romance or the characters that much :(

That said, it's still a quick, cute read, (another in-between-er-er) :)
I'd recommend it for girls between the ages of 13-15....
Carrie (Badass, Alpha-male, Cowboy Connoisseur )
Sophie, Sophie, Sophie...girl, you make me laugh! This book was a fun read, definitley YA with a few swoon worthy moments mixed in. Ethan was such a great character and the back history between the two made for a great story. I'm just glad Sophie decided to be so mature about her arse of a boyfriend "Jason the Jerk". Don't want to say too much and spoil any of the story. Great Job Ms. Mooney.
Sep 20, 2012 added it
Love stories, love stories everywhere
Laura's Book Addiction
Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
So cute I loved kelly's writting style.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a cute ready and loved the male lead
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really love diz novel but am nt able to read ...hlp plz
Tammy Smith
Aug 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
My first thought was that Sophie must be an idiot for holding on to the dream of a relationship that is never going to happen. She waits every year for the family vacation so she can see her crush for two weeks and then not again for another year. She's not interested in any boys back home. Well, that's not entirely true. She was dating a boy named Jason that she wasn't all that into. But she never fell for any boys back home, holding out for Peter to notice her as a woman.

When she sees Peter
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Kelly Mooney’s work of art, Please Don’t Tell is a truly enjoyably book. From the first line: “ I've always had a crush on Peter Watson” to the very end, Mooney keeps the reader drawn in completely to her fantastic book. Sophie has had a crush on her best friend Peter for almost her entire life, and for the last year, she has been planning on confessing her love to him during their family vacation. When Sophie and her mother arrive in England, not only has Peter brought his girlfriend, but his
Elizabeth Steinmetz
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“I’ve always had a crush on Peter Watson and for the life of me, couldn’t figure out how he didn’t know.” Please Don’t Tell by Kelly Mooney is a wonderful teenage romance novel. Sixteen-year old Sophie Gerrard has been in love with her close friend, Peter Watson since childhood. She planned on telling him that she loves him during their families’ vacation together in the Caribbean. But when Peter arrives from London with a girlfriend and his cousin, Ethan, her plans get changed for the vacation ...more
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“I’ve always had a crush on Peter Watson and for the life of me, couldn’t figure out how he didn’t know.” Please Don’t Tell by Kelly Mooney is a wonderful teenage romance novel. Sixteen-year old Sophie Gerrard has been in love with her close friend, Peter Watson since childhood. She planned on telling him that she loves him during their families’ vacation together in the Caribbean. But when Peter arrives from London with a girlfriend and his cousin, Ethan, her plans get changed for the vacation ...more
Leslie (That Chick That Reads)
I read a sample of this on my nook the other day and decided that I totally had to have it and so I ended up purchasing it. I honestly thought it was a pretty good read. Sophie is just like a typical teenager. She’s in head over heels in love with her best friend and after a disastrous kiss the year before on their annual vacation, Sophie is determined to get Peter to notice her. She never saw it coming when he brought not only a new girlfriend but his cousin Ethan. The boy who tortured her ...more
02TaylorC Cooper
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Who is the intended audience?: Teenage girls & adult women.

What is the main issue or problem the book addresses?: Sophie has been in love with Peter forever. Now Peters cousin, Ethan, pops into the picture.

Setting: At the beginning it's at the beach, and at the end it's just at Sophies house and school.

Description of main characters: Sophies a beautiful 16 year old, and Ethans tall and handsome with an accent.

Summary: Sophie has been in love with her childhood friend Peter since childhood.
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book soooooo much! It was so cute, so romantic and omg i absolutely loved Ethan! This, for sure, is gonna and will always be my go-to-book.
I loved Sophie and her secrets and her ability to crack me up most of the times; and Sophie with Ethan was like the icing on the cake. And ah, Ethan :) Who wouldn't love him?! I must confess, at the beginning i hated that son of a gun. But after the boat scene, well i'd be an idiot to not have fallen for him. And okay, one more reason i
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Oh My God. Words can't even begin to express how much I love this book. I love the plot, the characters, the tone . . .everything. I loved Sophie even though at times she frustrated me but that just added to her character appeal because everyone cannot be and will never be perfect. Ethan . . .my hero. I loved him. He was probably the most genuine and honest person throughout this story and it didn't hurt that he was so damn hot too. Who am I kidding. . .I'm a big fan girl over here. Whoooooo!!! ...more
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
A great summer read for YAs! It's a contemporary romance book, and I really did enjoy it. The whole book actually spans over a whole year, and that's why the novel is a bit lengthy. Even though it's pretty predictable, it's still good and some parts were hilarious. The whole "please don't tell" part actually happened extremely early in the book, and I didn't think it would.

The story between Sophie and Ethan is extremely adorable and cute. The one part that I loved was the Question game that
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If I was able to give this a million stars, I would absolutely do it in a heartbeat. This book is fantastic that I don't even have the words for it! Kelly Mooney has tremendously improved her writing from her other books that she has written. This fabulous story is about true love and loving each other no matter the circumstances. Sophie meets Ethan after years of not seeing him and started to feel different around him on the anual family trip. They get stuck on an island and then its history ...more
Ariana Spencer
This book was so GOOD!!!!! I LOVED Sophie and Ethan together!!!! Sweet teen romance story. Although it was a little...explicit. If you know what I mean. (Hello, it's teen romance.) However, there were errors in the e-book form, and it was a little bothersome, but I loved the story so much I pretty much ignored them. I know I started out wanting Sophie with Peter, but when she and Ethan got stranded on that little island of rocks, I was Sophie and Ethan ALL THE WAY!!!! I wanted them to kiss so ...more
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