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Buried Secrets

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  702 ratings  ·  144 reviews
Should some secrets remain buried?

Dusty has always been a hothead, far more impulsive than her twin, Nick, the calm, cool and collected one of the pair. But Nick is dead, found murdered in their local cemetery, and Dusty simply can’t rest until she finds out who–or what–has killed her brother.

Sure the local authorities aren’t being straight with her–or anyone else–about
Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 5th 2013 by Fido Publishing (first published June 11th 2010)
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Sep 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, new-adult
Review posted on Way Too Hot Books

Buried Secrets was one tough book to label. New adult, mystery/suspense, romance, paranormal...That last one I didn't expect and it's probably what bugged me the most.

Storyline. So, we meet Dusty, eighteen year old girl, on funeral of her twin brother Nick. She's inconsolable and can't get over the fact that her brother was killed. Who jumps in? Nick's best friend Shane. Of course. Dusty tries to find out what happened and soon enough find herself in the arms
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I loved Dear Rockstar, so when given a chance to read Buried Secrets I jumped on it. Knowing only that it was going to be a much different kind of story. I had no idea what else I was going to experience reading this. This story was so much different than what I would normally read, but I found myself completely sucked into it within just a few pages. Emme Rollins created a whole new world within this story - filled with friendships,
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Aug 26, 2013 marked it as my-kindle-freebie-to-read
Shelves: got-4-free
FREE TODAY 8-26-13 on Amazon(not sure for how long grab it now)
Firstly i would like to thank Emme Rollins for giving me the honor of reading her latest book. I have read her first book Dear Rockstar and loved it and i knew this would be no different, even though this book was different than the first i loved it just the same.

Dusty is a fraternal twin, while she is the hotheaded on of the two Nick is the calm and collected one. Then one night Nick is found dead at the local cemetery and of course Dusty has to find out why and how and if it was murder by
Alex is The Romance Fox
I discovered Emme Rollins when I read her fabulous book Dear Rockstar, which I loved. So I was really excited when Buried Secrets was announced. I was aware that it was a totally different kind of book…no rockstars…and I wondered if I was going to like it as much as the first.

As there have been so many awesome reviews previously written which include a lot of information of the story summary, I have decided to just write down my feelings and thoughts after finishing reading the last page.

Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-review
Okay- let me start out by saying that I was torn on how to rate this book. The cover is HOT, the story immediately grips you right from the beginning, and Shane and Dusty's story is amazing, torrid, and sad. That being said- Nick, the drug company, the things destroying things and people, the unexpected flash backs you didn't know you were in, the sideline with Sam, threw me and made me rate it lower.

The author would take parts of the past and insert them into the story line but you didn't
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
WOW. This book had me hanging on the edge! It exceeded the expectations I made for this. I've been going through books like it's chocolate, trying to find something new and different, and let me tell you, Buried Secrets is it!

I loved the characters and how they developed through the book, it was a breath of fresh air! Shane's and Dusty's relationship was so cute, I fell in love with it in a snap. Shane. *sigh* I do love my bad boys, especially this misunderstood bad boy, how could I not?

Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Is there anything you can't do Miss Rollins?? First off, I loved Dear Rockstar AND Dale sooooo much. I mean, who wouldn't lol!
But I had no idea she was capable of this. I am a really picky reader so I didn't really know what to expect going into this book. I tend to stick to the dark romance genre, but Emme managed to keep me intrigued!

Okay, so this book had me feeling like Sherlock Holmes at times; I was right there next to Dusty trying to figure out the mystery behind her twin brother's
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I am once again blown away by the quality of Emme Rollins' work...well and truly blown away...

While NA/YA is not usually a genre I read, I do make exceptions, and after having read Dear Rockstar I was more than happy to pick this one up to review. After reading an author and loving a book there's always a bit of apprehension in picking up a second...will it be as good, or was the first a fluke? Thankfully I needn't have worried!

In this
Amanda (mandy)
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
OK, wow, so that was freaking cool.

Let's see if I can get through this review without any spoilers. Let me start by thanking the author and goodreads for providing a copy for an honest review.

Emme Rollins literally had me in tears within the first chapter. We meet Dusty in a closet, at a funeral. We learn the funeral is for her twin brother (not a spoiler, see the book blurb). Her grief is raw, and real. If you have ever lost someone important to you, Dusty's pain feels true. It was actually
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. The writing was excellent. I thought it was going to be one thing and turned out to be something completely unexpected. I like it when an author can catch me off guard most of the time - and this was definitely one of those times. This book is about love, loss, grief, acceptance, pain and the horrible things that can happen in life. I laughed, I cried - more than once, and I laughed some more, I was afraid of what would happen sometimes. It was the first book I've read by ...more
Anna McC
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Emme Rollins has a way of grabbing the readers attention from the very beginning and keeping it throughout her amazing novels. Starting the story at the brother of the main characters funeral really makes the reader want to carry on reading and find out how Dusty and the people around her will cope with their grief. As we watch Dusty grow and mature we as the reader feel as if we are taking the journey with her, watching how she deals with not only her own sadness but also everyone around hers ...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Freebie 26th August 2013

This was a quick short murder/suspense type book. Unfortunately I found myself skimming and just wanting to get to the end to find out how Dusty's twin brother was murdered.

My reaction to what happened...

Then there was Shane, her brothers best friend who was hiding something from Dusty.

Sometimes black is white. Sometimes white is black. Sometimes we're really not who we appear to be at all.

The romance between the two of them was nice but maybe this genre just wasn't for
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dusty's (The main character)pain seemed so real it kept you turning the pages from the start, I had to try real hard not to read it all in one sitting. A mystery that needs solving before too many more people and pets get hurt will keep you turning the pages. Including the death of her twin brother and school football quarter back.The romance between Dusty and Shane as well as their tight knit group of high school friends is believable. This would be great for teens but it does contain some sex ...more
Aug 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
Back to the shallow books...
UGH!! Dusty is annoying!!!
I got that she is grieving the death of her brother and she is looking for the truth, but the storytelling it sucks... unfortunatelly, waste of my time and money =S
Robin B
4.5 stars.

I LOVED this book!!! It has a little bit of everything in it. Romance, heartache, suspense, and even some horror. I'll write more soon- but don't pass this one by!!!!
I want to thank the author and the Never Too Old For YA Books group for this free copy.
Here's my review:

WARNING! It may contain spoilers!

There were things I liked and things I didn't like much in this book.
The story was good and the characters too. But some moments were too slow and boring and I found myself not very interested. Other moments were good, some were very hot, some cute and sweet, some creepy and a little horror-style, and others made me almost shout "Noooo! Don't you dare! Not
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombie
First of all I would like to say my thanks to Emme Rollins for an opportunity to read "Buried Secrets" just for the honest Review.

Let me start this review from my opinion in general. I gave this book 4.5 stars. It was easy, entertaining and exciting read, though there were some parts that left me with questions, I still enjoyed the book very much.

The story begins from very sad moment and keeps that mood for a while. That's what actually went hard for me - first several chapters, because nothing
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"

After "Dear Rockstar", an other totally different masterpiece. I was riveted to the book.

It goes straight to the jugular. First scene: the burial of Nick, Dusty's twin brother. Heart wrenching scenes, intense grief I took it all. I felt Dusty's pain and anger in my soul, her need to put the blame on someone. I recently experienced the death of a loved one and remembered all the pain and the loss. Each kind word offered is difficult to Dusty. The quote "killing someone with kindness", is
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-boyfriends
Oh Emme Rollins, how I love thee. Let me count the ways. I’ll start with the heroes in your books. *sigh* I wish they were real. First it was Dale in Dear Rockstar and now it is Shane in Buried Secrets (a new addition to my book boyfriend shelf).

Next it’s the stories, the ones that leave us entranced for a few hours as we run away to this world you’ve created. They give us the inability to actually put the book down when we should be doing something else (like sleeping – who needs sleep?)

I can’t
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holy-crap
I love Emme! She writes amazing books and this one blew me out of the water. I was guessing the entire book, I had like 100 theories by the time it got to finding out the secret and who or what was causing this chaos, some of my theories were right in a way. Some secrets you would of never guessed, it was like what....I never would of guessed. I don't know what I can say about this book without giving anything away. I'm happy after Nick's death Dusty and Shane were able to give their ...more
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
If you have not read anything by Emme Rolllins, do yourself a favor and discover this gem of a writer. I read Dear Rockstar, a new adult contemporary romance novel, and I loved it. She has now written Buried Secrets, and I LOVED it! It's completely different than Dear Rockstar; it's a new adult dark suspense novel. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. It's horror, suspense, and a HOT romance!!! This may sound crazy, but it reminded me of Stephen King's Silver Bullet but with a lot ...more
Chris Bails
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story. I loved it and will for sure be looking for more books by this author.

This is the story of Dusty. The books starts out with her in a closet at a funeral home thinking about her mothers death & funeral. You think she is reliving it, but come to find out her brother has been killed. Her brothers best friend, Shane, finds her in a closet and is trying to coax her to come out. She is not dealing well with Nicks death, but it is her twin and I am sure that would be hard.
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would love to thank Emme Rollins, author of Buried Secrets for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book.

This story is really great, full of emotions and truly soul touching. The author did justice to the characters and the plot as well and I really loved the development and blossoming of Dusty through out the book.

I cried and felt sad for Dusty and I couldn't even imagine
Buried Secrets starts out with Dusty's twin brother being murdered. Everyone says it was an animal attack, but Shane her brother's best friend acts differently when it comes to questions about that night. So Dusty is bound and determined to find out who or what murdered her brother. Her whole world is turned upside down now. She doesn't want to go to college, and she doesn't want to be around her parents any longer either. Not only that but the feelings she's had for Shane are starting to come ...more
Mary Mooney
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Emme Rollins has done it again. I loved Dear Rockstar and totally loved this one. It has a little suspense, romance and death. This one will pull you in from the beginning with Dusty hiding in the coat closet at the funeral home at her twin brothers funeral and will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride until the end. How does she go on living without Nick, her mother died when she was 14 and she doesn't know how much more she can take. And trying to get people to tell her who or ...more
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok so I had this book sat on my ipad for a couple of months, I grabbed it when it was free, and Ive got to say I should of read it when I first got it!!

I really liked Dusty, through the first part of this book she was a grieving mess, trying to figure out what killed her twin brother Nick. Then she turned into a woman on a mission and it was good to see a more determined side to her. Shane was a brilliant character, I liked him from the start, nothing wrong with liking a hot bad boy lol.

Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*This book was provided by the author for an honest review.*

For a moment there at the end I didn't want to finish it, I was so afraid to finish it, but I've done it.
This book was so full of mystery and drama and tragedy. I felt so sorry for Shane and Dusty, for what they had to live through.
And I feel so sad about Nick. To have your life in front of you and lose it just like that.
This book was so mind opening. I got to think of our feeble existence, our ephemeral existence and I realized that
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Received copy of this book for an honest review.

I will be honest and say that this NA suspense is not something I read often, but, like Emme Rollins has done before, she has produced a great read. Buried Secrets will you keep you interested throughout. I found myself impatient for the mystery to unravel, and was surprised a couple of times by the twists in the plot. In full disclosure, I will say this: (view spoiler)
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Emme Rollins is a NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author of New Adult/Mature Young Adult fiction. She’s been writing since she could hold a crayon and still chews her pen caps to a mangled plastic mess. She did not, however, eat paste as a kid.

She has two degrees, a bachelor’s and a master’s, one of which she’s still paying for, but neither of which she uses out in the “real world,” because when she
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