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What happens when secrets aren’t enough to protect you?

I moved to Texas for a fresh start, at least that’s what I tell people. No one gets the whole truth. Hell, I haven’t let anyone close enough to even ask.

Until him.

Jax is a born heart-breaker with a killer smile. When I get injured, I try to keep him at crutch’s length, but he’s always there. He helps me with my litt
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Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published September 26th 2016 by Kelley Harvey
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Bev
Secrets I Keep is another Kindle Unlimited gem, it was nothing like I was expecting – but in a good way. Lily’s story about broke my heart, what that girl endured at the hands of her father no child should ever have to go through.

The twists and turns kept my interest, as did Jax. He was so, so perfect for Lily – strong, protective, patient, caring – yep just what I want to see in a hero. There was a fair bit of pushing on Lily’s part but given what she had endured I totally got why she was so te
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J. Kahele
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't know how or why I ordered this book, but I have to say it was very well written and the strength and courage that the heroine showed through out the story was amazing. Lily is the victim of a father who was not only physically abusive, but mentally abusive. He hurt her, broke her and raped her. Awful. Heart-wrenching. Disgusting. But it happens. I enjoyed the character Jax, he was what Lily needed and deserved so bad. I also enjoyed the writing and will be looking out for this author's f ...more
Lorie
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 - 4.25 STARS

Not what I was expecting.... AT ALL! This one really sucked me in. It has a different twist to it that made me not wanting to put it down for a single second... I just HAD to know. I binge read this one... so good... suspenseful... heartbreaking... sweet.
Jos
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ I like
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 14-arc, 10-kindle


“SECRETS I KEEP” was my first book by Kelley Harvey and I think it will not be my last. Intrigued by the Blurb – but not really knowing what to expect as the indications were vague at best – I started reading it yesterday and finished it within 24 hours.

Yes it was really a fast read because I actually also felt that the story paced that fast. What seemed vague from judging the blurb was cleared up very shortly after beginning to read. The reader was never facing any doubts about what was going
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Liz
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abuse, running-away, lies, rape
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Tonya Peterson
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this book was fantastic...you always know that she is running away from her father but don't realize the degree till the end it's shocking and makes you want to cry at the same time. lily is not only superwoman but she will do anything ro be normal and to bring normal to Sophie.
Dawn
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Secrets…..you can run from them but you can never escape them.
Lily and her young sister Sophie are on the run,running from an abusive father who vows to find them and bring them home.Jax is a P.I. this is his frst job and hes been assigned to track them down and bring them home.If he thought it was going to be easy he thought wrong!!Having finally tracked them down to a small town Jax moves in across the street from Lily and Sophie who are now living with their Aunt.He sets about befriending the
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A little birdie told me...
Oct 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Ugh. Gross. Ew.

Not one warning. Not one! Not in the blurb. Not in the reviews I read. Nothing.

So here's mine without hiding the spoiler. You need the warning. THIS BOOK DEALS WITH INCEST! Not just a father raping his daughter, but worse details come to light. I knew the rape was going to be mentioned because I felt it coming, and I read on. That's on me, but I was blindsided by the other detail. Trust me... it's horrific.

I am not naive. I know incestuous relationships exist and are devastatin
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Melissa Ledet
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for a honest review. Secrets I Keep is an amazing book that takes you on an emotional journey. This book is amazingly written and captures your attention from the first word till the last. My heart goes out to all the Lily's in the world.
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
Wow, just wow. Such a powerful gamut of emotions this book brought out in me. I must say I did not see that coming.
What a horrid life Lily has lived, her father is an extremely cruel man. She and young Sophie flee from their father escaping this brutality. Jax is a P.I. who is looking for them as their father is paying for Jax to bring little Sophie home. He moves in to a home close by to keep an eye on them and to make sure he has the right girls. Due to an injury to Lily, Jax ends up looking a
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Rose
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
SECRETS I KEEP is a standalone novel with a great final and no cheating. What happens when secrets aren’t enough to protect you? I was given this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review and I have to say that Kelley Harvey doesn't disappoint. This's the story of Jax and Lily. The plot is full of heartbreak, family drama, secrets, abuse, great characters and sweet romance. Jax works for P-Eye Corp and his first job is finding Lily, her sister Sophie and take them to their father, Ethan ...more
Jennifer Dicenzo
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I almost don't know how to put into words what I want to write for this review. This book is so emotional, so full of honest to goodness sadness and hope. I can be ugly crying one minute and just when I think I might be done the emotions start again. Such a hard and tricky subject to write about but this author does it perfectly. For fans of this author, while it might not have the hot and sexy steak you are used to, her writing style is still there. You definitely need to read this book and the ...more
Tina
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a very emotionally charged heartgripping read. Kelley Harvey masters a book.that is unlike anything she has ever written. Not everyone can accomplish what she has. I have read all of her previous books, and though this is much different, it will grab your heart and have you holding on tight for the ride. You will NEVER see the twist coming. I won't go beyond telling you that this book is beyond your usual read. If you are looking for a read that is full of meaning and emotion, look no f ...more
Christina Oswald
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is heavy, in a good way. I read a snippet of this story a while back when Kelley was still writing it. I couldn't wait to read this. I was not disappointed.
Kelley Harvey is a fantastic writer. I haven't read a book by her that I didn't love. I know this story is close to Kelley's heart and after reading, it's now close to mine. I don't want to give any of the story away, but be warned, you will need tissues. This is most definitely a book hangover book. This standalone is told in both
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Allison
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. This book is full of all the feels. Lily and Jax's story is so powerfully written, it is amazing. I couldn't put this book down. I loved watching them grow together over time, and watch them get beyond their pasts and find what they need together. I have recently discovered Kelley Harvey's books and she is definitely a must read author for me now. Such great stories that are so well written. I highly recommend it. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Cheryl Graham Petit
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this book! Kelley Harvey grabs you from the cover and keeps you in her grip until you've read the very last page. She has the ability to let her readers experience the journey of her characters right along with them Secrets I Keep is an unbelievably, fast-paced story filled with secrets, heartache, suspense, some surprising twists, abuse, and so many over-whelming emotions.

An ARC was received in exchange for an honest review.
Donna
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.
I absolutely LOVED it. I loved the whole story line and characters.
Some of the things hit home for me. It is very well written. I Love Lily and Jax's relationship as well as how smart Sophie is in this whole thing.
I do highly recommend this book.
Candice
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional roller coaster. This book had me all torn up. I was almost ugly crying it's so packed full of emotions. And they run very high in this book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I felt my heart break for Lily and Sophie and I couldn't have asked for a better character than Jax. I love him.
Melissa creasey
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for honest review
WOW this book is an emotional read that will have you gripped from the start to finish
Jax is hired to find Lily and Sophie and doesn't realise the truth as to why lily and sophie have escaped from home
I absolutely loved this book
another great read form the author
Rose Maniscalco
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I enjoyed it very much.

Lily and Sophie leave their home to go live with their aunt to escape their abusive father. Their mother suffers from severe depression and is often so out of it, she is not much help. The aunt isn't much better, she is irresponsible and sometimes disappears for days at a time.

Lily is trying to find a job to support Sophie (7 years old), but she isn't having much luck. Jax moves in next door and is very interested in t
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Margie   'CSR' Fite
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was one heck of a emotional, full of suspense, major triggers, and OMG 'the secret that all i can say more than BLEW MY MIND, DID NOT SEE THAT ONE COMING - AT ALL!" I am going to try and keep this review simple because, you should go into with little knowledge for best reading, no spoilers!!! Jax Alexander is the hero and ex air force (now out and gone into 'PI work') first case, working for 'Ethan Blanco' to find his two girls. Lilly 21 and Sophie 7years. (All Jax knows is what Ethan ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review.
This is the second book which I have read from this author, and she is now firmly placed on my favourites list. Wow, this book blew me away! It is an emotional read, be warned to have the tissues handy. This is a fast paced story, which is action packed, has secrets, abuse, heartache, suspense, and surprise twists. I was hooked and on tenterhooks from the very beginning.
What more can I say? I absolutely loved this book, and in my opinion is worth so much m
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Diana Page
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First let me say, if you have severe emotional triggers from childhood this book might not be for you. That being said, the stark emotional drama that plays out on the pages will make you FEEL ! It maybe hate, love, anger, fury or compassion, but you will feel and you will cry. Kelley Harvey has taken a subject matter that is usually whispered about in dark family rooms, or splashed sensationally across newspaper headlines and given it a voice, a face if you will. Someone you want to beat the de ...more
A torrid romance
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Secrets…..you can run from them but you can never escape them.
Lily and her young sister Sophie are on the run,running from an abusive father who vows to find them and bring them home.Jax is a P.I. this is his frst job and hes been assigned to track them down and bring them home.If he thought it was going to be easy he thought wrong!!Having finally tracked them down to a small town Jax moves in across the street from Lily and Sophie who are now living with their Aunt.He sets about befriending the
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Brandi  (iScream Books)
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review is going to be all over the place, so I am apologizing in advance.
Way more than 5 stars!
When I started reading this book, I was like I don’t know if I am going to like it. I honestly I thought there was too much detail in the first few chapters. HOWEVER, when I dug in and really started reading, I could not STOP. I need that detail like my next breath. I finished this book in 1 day. I read while at the gym, I read the book at work, I read the book in the bathroom, I read the book i
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Stacey Timmons
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Before I start my review, I will say that before you read this book, and you definitely should, be prepared because this book is heartbreaking. At least for me it was!
We meet Lily in the first chapter and get a sense of where this book is heading and from that first chapter your hooked! The next chapter is 13 months later and Lily has left home with Sophie! She has moved a lot just to escape from him! She ends up in Texas with her lousy excuse for an aunt but that all she has right now, until t
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Adiehardbearfan Da bears
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jax Alexander is a private investigator and his first job is to locate his client's daughters. All he was provided with was their age and description of what they look like. No pictures were provided. He was also told that the older daughter, who kidnapped her sister when she ran away from home is off and that is why the client doesn't want the police involved. Jax is the fourth PI to be hired to find the two girls. Jax is determined to find the girls but when he does, he finds a whole lot more. ...more
Jennifer Shiels
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet read. Lilianna Blanco ran away from home with her little sister Sophie to get away from her father. He's an abusive and sick man. They've been running and moving as much as possible. They end up in Texas. That's where Jax Alexander catches up to them. He just got out of the military and now he's working for a private investigative company.

Lily is 21 years old and she's had a pretty tragic life. Her father is a horribly abusive man. Her little sister Lola died when she wa
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Jennifer Theriot
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret....this book is filled with angst! I was hooked from page one and my heart stopped a few times. Lily is a scarred and broken young woman - victim of an abusive father and a mother who uses prescription drugs as a band aid to hide the dysfunction and her own grief over losing a child. Lily escapes with her younger sister and they go to live with her aunt, who isn't much of a role model and has her own issues. Enter Jax Alexander, the private detective who has been hired by Lily's p ...more
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Kelley is a bestselling author of mega-steamy, panty-melting romances that feature passionate heroines, sexy heroes, and all the adorable, sexy, and clumsy misadventures that lead to love. While some stories may have darker threads, hope always prevails.

Kelley is also the mother of two beautiful girls. She lives in North Central Texas with her youngest. Her eldest lives nearby, and recently had he
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