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Storms Over Secrets

(Over #3)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  563 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Promises are lies dressed up for the party.

Secrets poison the fairest of fairy tales.

Lies stain the purest of loves.

I've paid the ultimate price for my choices. The tendrils of those sins bind me to my past. The remnants of my love hold me captive.

Then he walks into my life and makes me believe in second chances. He awakens feelings in me I know I shouldn't have. I yearn f
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published September 12th 2015 by Amazon Digital Services (first published September 5th 2015)
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An emotionally charged read full of Storms Overflowing with all the feels. Storm Over Secrets is a story about life, loss and love that at times was heartbreakingly sad but overall made me smile, laugh and swoon.
“Promises are lies dressed up for the party.
Secrets poison the fairest of fairy tales.
Lies stain the purest of loves.”

Celia Lemaire is drowning in a sea of regret, secrets, lies and broken promises of her own making. Several years ago she promised her first love to hide his deterior
J.A. DeRouen
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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4 Stars!

I've been so excited for this one and I loved how it surprised me! Celia and Cain's story has been building since the first book in the series and I really enjoyed watching their romance finally play out. It wasn't easy and I kind of sped read through the beginning until I reached the "present" (where the last book ended) and I wasn't disappointed. I actually thought I knew how it was going to play out but I was pleasantly surprised that it took a twist I never expected. I also loved se
Oh this was fantastic! Such great main characters with such emotional intrigue. This is one book not to be missed! The author goes all out with this story and captivated me from page one. Humor, heartbreak, and triumph are depicted within these enthralling pages.

Cain Bennett is one cocky male. He’s funny and charming. And, Celia Lemaire just can’t help but be attracted to him. Celia, though, can’t even begin to get involved with Cain. She has a secret, one that is pretty much hidden until about
Faith Andrews
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There are not enough good things to say about this book so I'm simply going to suggest it as a MUST READ. This was the first book I've read by this incredibly talented author and I'll tell you right now, it will not be the last. In fact I've already one-click the others in this series.

Rather than give you a recap of this beautiful book, what you need to know...JA's writing is flawless, intriguing, poetic, and hilarious. The one liners had me laughing out loud and reciting them back in my own ver
OMG! I seriously can't wait for this book, knowing that J.A DeRouen is writing another book in the Over series makes me so happy. I can't explain how amazing she is and how her writing and novels touched me..

Title: Storms Over Secrets
Series: Over, #3
Author: J.A DeRouen
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 306
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Characters: Celia, Cain
Point of View: Dual First
Happily Ever After: (view spoiler)
Release Date: September 12th, 2015
Date Read: September
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Breathtaking. Emotional. I am in absolute awe of the sheer beauty and strength of this story and the characters. If there was a recipe book with the must have elements of romance, this would be THE book to include.

“Let me wash it all way, Celia.”

Celia Lemaire’s life is tainted with her past. She is consumed with guilt and regret because of the secrets she kept long ago. Secrets that haunt her an entire six years later. She blames herself. She th
book bruin
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think it was possible to love this series more, but JA DeRouen was truly saving the very best for last! Cain and Celia's story completely blew me away and had me both laughing and crying like a baby! This is the third book in the interconnected Over series, but it can be read as a stand alone. As I've said before, however, I do recommend reading the previous books because they're amazing and because characters from those books appear in this one. It will also help you to truly appreciat ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Promises are lies dressed up for the party. Secrets poison the fairest of fairy tales. Lies stain the purest of loves.

Celia Lamaire has paid the ultimate price for her choices. Her sins are bound so tight that her past holds her captive. A promise that Celia feels she can't break.

Cain Bennett appears in Celia's life offering promises of a second chance. Feelings she thought were gone forever resurface. Hope starts to overshadow the pain, but regret and guilt won't let h
Kristy Love
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Words fail me when it comes to this book. It stayed with me. Celia has such an amazing heart. Cain is such a sweet, sexy, funny character. Everything about it was incredible. There were twists and turns I was NOT expecting. J.A. DeRouen definitely kept me on my toes. Her writing was flawless, the characters were so amazingly crafted, and the story? Blew me away. I can't recommend this book highly enough. You DEFINITELY want to want to pick up Storms Over Secrets! You will not regret it!
Promises. Secrets. Lies. Deceptions. Second chances. Anger. Guilt. Resentment. Tears. All of these words created the storm that fueled this story.

How do you make 2 plus 2 equal to a happily ever after? That is the million dollar question and this ripped my heart in half and then slowly it was put back together again.

Cain- what a great character. Sweet, swoony, attentive and boy does he know how to kiss. I think I actually felt one! When he loves, he loves hard and it's forever. The
2.5 stars. At best... And only due to the narrators... Actually, they deserve 5, but this isnt a rating of their performance, but the book.
Cain is great. GREAT! Celia, on the other hand, is one of the stupidest female leads I've ever read. She makes me so mad!!!!!
And Audrey, the so-called "best friend"... Ugh! I HATE HER.
So my stars are only for Cain... And for the narrators. Both did an AMAZING job; I want Teddy Hamilton to whisper to me every night until I fall asleep ❤
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Promises will be the death of me; this is the one truth I know with complete and utter certainty. I drop my head to the table and touch my forehead to our clasped hands. “I promise,” I whisper."

Here is another book from J.A. Derouen that will go down as an amazing read. She has this way of writing a book that you know you will love, but manages to throw in those twist and turns that keep pulling you in deep for more. I think the thing I loved most about this book was the constant guess of how
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
” I’ve lived a life overrun with gravity and momentum. My choices run parallel with the current of circumstance. Not anymore. I loathe momentum. I crave the turbulence of emotions. I want the push, the pull, the ache, the fall. I want the storms.”

What an amazing story. I mean, just wow! I have been waiting. I mean waiting for Celia’s story and now that I’ve read it, let me tell you, it totally blew me away.

Storms Over Secrets made me feel so many things. My heart just ached for Cain and Celia; f
Wendy Douglas
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by another author, and so I snatched it up right away. The only thing wrong is that I'm kicking myself for not discovering J.A. DeRouen earlier!

I LOVED this book! It made me laugh, made me cry, totally gutted me, and then gently reassembled me. I couldn't have loved Cain more, his family was the kind I wish I had, and he was all kinds of amazing. Tink was so frightened, so wounded, and she covered it all up with decisions she made as a young woman who'd suffered m
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Can't believe I waited so long to dive into this one. With each story in the series it just got better and better and this one did not disappoint. Cain is beyond wonderful and would love more of him and Celia.
Casey Peltier
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Three Girls Review to come soon!!!

I have fallen in love with J.a. DeRouen's writing. She spins a seemingly "easy" story of a slow burn, and adds layers upon layers underneath. The story she tells is full of guilt, courage and coming to terms with a past that continues to haunt you. It's about love, how it impacts your decisions, how they impact your love.. and the strength it takes to find and make yourself available to new love.

Cain is the ultimate Southern gentleman, who has his eyes set on Celia. Celia.. has a past. A past th
Three Chicks
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review by Natasha Gentile

This book, oh this book. I have been waiting for this since we first met Cain in Hope over Fear. I fell in love with him in Wings Over Poppies. I wanted his story; I wanted Celia story, but most of all I wanted their story. This is my journey into the storm.

Promises are lies dressed up for the party.
Secrets poison the fairest of fairy tales.
Lies stain the purest of loves.

When the blurb starts like that you know that the storm is going to be rough. We’ve caught pieces of
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Better and better!

This series has continued to blow me away. Cain and Celia's book is full of sadness and heartbreak, but to see them overcome their obstacles was amazing! Their love didn't come easy, but once it did, it was so beautiful. My heart broke for her and what she endured with Lucas. So, to see her get her happy ending with Cain just made me smile. They make each other so happy and I loved seeing the characters from the other books as well.
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
There was always a spark between Celia and Cain, but in this installment of The Over Series, we finally get to see their story play out.

Grief and guilt are two emotions that Celia knows too well. Burdened with the promises and decisions that she made when she was only a teenager, Celia lives with the guilt and repercussions of her past actions. She lives a lonely life. She has no living family members left, and only a few close friends. Celia keeps herself closed off, not sharing the parts of h
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars. This is my favorite book in the series so far because of the Southern cowboy Cain. His voice is perfectly captured in his distinct thoughts and sayings, which is unlike any of the other characters so far. Cain has a big heart that is just waiting to love someone and he knew he was a goner from the first time he set eyes on Celia. From the previous books, it's obvious that Celia has walls up around her when it comes to anything romantic, but the reason why is unknown. The prologue pu ...more
Jennifer Diaz
I’ve had book friends that have always raved about J.A. DeRouren books so when I saw that Storms Over Secrets was being released I knew it was one I needed to watch out for and read once released. I am so glad that I did!! Her writing is superb and I just loved her writing style! Storms Over Secrets is sexy, witty, funny, and I devoured it! She sucked me into her world and I never wanted to leave. This is one to definitely read and I would highly recommend it! The book is told in dual points of ...more
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Get ur tissue box ready when u read Cain n Celia story. This is the most heart broken one. Celia only 17 when she needs to face the harsh life. Her beloved grandma left her alone with serious stroke, she seen her down with blood, believe me, it is hard n hurt when u see ur love like this. I seen it before n I never forget it.

When Celia needs to face her boyfriend un stable mind, what she can do? Talked to his mom but never believe her, talked to his father but got the kick out, Lucas asked her t
Small Adventures, Full Hearts
That right there was one heck of a book. I think this is my favorite of the whole series. Each book can be read as a Standalone, but I recommend reading each and everyone of them, because they do intertwine.

Hope Over Fear (The Over Series Book 1)
by J.A. DeRouen

Wings Over Poppies (The Over Series Book 2)
by J.A. DeRouen

This book takes you down a darker road. The subject is raw, real and affects many of us. I absolutely loved h
Stephanie Rose
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Storms Over Secrets is a beautifully written tale about letting go of the guilt and having the courage to love again.

I've been a fan of this series from the beginning, so I already knew Celia and Cain. Cain has always been a huge scene stealer, but really getting to know him he is truly the whole package. Sexy and funny as hell with a huge heart that he gives without hesitation to one girl.

Unfortunately, this girl doesn't think she has a heart to give back. It's gut-wrenching to go back into C
A little birdie told me...
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love watching authors grow. Each book in this series gets better than the last.

I have loved Celia and Cain separately since I saw them in the first book. Together, they are perfect... once the author allowed them to get together. As per the usual in these books, something or someone stands in the way of the happiness. In this case, it's Celia's past.

And speaking of Celia's past, I only have one complaint. Once she finished her degree in psychology, it should have allowed her to approach her
Briana Pacheco
THIS BOOK!!! <3 <3

I can't even describe what this book did to me. It was beautiful. It was heartbreaking. It was so full of emotion that I felt it in places of my heart that I swore were kind of dead. The author blew me away with this novel!

I read the first two books in this series and I'll be honest, they didn't really do it for me but Storms Over Secrets did. Celia's love for Lucas, the promise that started her down the wrong path, and the painful years she had to live broke me. I felt h
Jennifer Hanson
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I'm going to start out by saying I LOVE The Over Series by J.A. DeRouen and have found that with each new book I love it even more. One of my favorite things about these books is that they are stand alones and can be read independently, but by reading them in order you get an additional look at all the characters and their stories continue on in the background.

Storms Over Secrets blew me away, the story, the writing...this book truly has ALL the feels! If you're looking
Dusty Summerford (Reviews by Reds)
Stunning Read!! J.a Derouen blows me away with her writing. She has a way of making you feel like you know her characters personally.

Celia is just existing, not facing her past, not moving forward, just existing. When she meets Cain that all changes. He actually makes her feel. But can she face her past so she can have a future??

This is a beautiful story and it takes you on an amazing journey. It has all the feels that you want in a great read. Heartache, love, lust, angst, humor, and redemptio
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J.A. Derouen resides in South Louisiana with her husband, son (aptly nicknamed "The Professor"), and her furry friend, Scout. She has a bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing. When she's not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women's health nurse. She’s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she's never stopped turning the page to get to the next ...more

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