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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L.P. Dover brings you a sexy, contemporary romance mixed with laugh-out-loud comedy about two past lovers who want nothing more than to seek revenge on the other. However, they end up getting way more than they bargained for.

Clara and Zac thought they were headed for their happily ever after, until a break-up slathered in be
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Published August 24th 2021 by Books by L.P. Dover LLC
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Michele McMullen
Aug 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Zak and Clara gave me all the warm fuzzy feelings . I am such a sucker for a second chance romance. Clara had her life after high school all figured out! Go away to Paris for 3 weeks and then return to college and her first love Zak. When a strange set of events happen regarding Zak and she isn't able to reach him all plans are off. Clara becomes well known in the entertainment business and she has found it easy to stay away from home and the heartbreak it may hold.
Zak has always loved Clara but
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
Aug 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
(3.9 stars)
Zac Ward and Clara Berkeley were high school sweethearts. They thought they were each others forever but one misunderstanding changed everything. Clara figured she would never have to see him again when she left Wyoming to live in California as a Publicist for Hart and Schafer PR. However one home town charity event 12 years later will have them face to face. Zac works as an architect at Bayou Enterprises in New Orleans. When he sees is ex is up for a “work services” auction he figur
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PP's Bookshelf
Aug 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Truth About Secrets by L.P. Dover took me through every kind of feels. Sometimes it was heartbreak. Sometimes it was witty and fierce. Sometimes it was swoony. It has some adorable and lovely characters who has a beautiful love story to share.

Zac and Clara were destined to be together since high school. But when Clara went to a trip to Paris with her friend Trina after graduation, something happens to break them. Now twelve years back she is back to her hometown in Wyoming to see her sick fa
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Sharon
Aug 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Second chance romances are one of my favorite tropes. I mean who doesn't want to learn to love again, especially after being cruelly separated from each other? Clara and Jack are meant to be...it just took 12 years for fate to bring them together again.

Clara is a successful celebrity publicist living in California who returns home to Sonny Creek, Wyoming to spend time with her father who has stage 4 cancer. It's the first time she's been home in 12 years since her high school boyfriend Zac ghost
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Erin Lewis
Aug 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 star review of The Truth About Secrets by L P Dover
L.P. Dover is a relatively new author to me but what I have read I have enjoyed. This was an entertaining read and I was hooked on the story that Ms. Dover wove from the first chapter to the last.

This is a second chance at love story for Clara and Zac. After a nasty breakup they went their separate ways until fate and a charity auction brings them both back to Snowy Creek, Wyoming and Zac decides the time is right to seek revenge on one anot
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

Loved this classic second chance romance story! Zac and Clara were torn apart when they were young. First true love never left them but they tried to get over each other. Now there is opportunity for revenge and Zac takes it Little do they both know that true love recognizes it's matching heart. Love is love and we can't do too much to muck that up.

I love both main characters. Loved the humor the author sprinkled into the story. I got really irritated with all the folks who had been try
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Jessica
Aug 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I kept reading this one… enjoying it… but I knew I had read it before. Couldn’t figure it out.
Well now I have… this book was previously released as ‘Early Revenge’. My second read through was just as good as my first time.

These two were meant to be from the beginning... too bad life got in the way and tore them apart.
This story is about young love. A great love... until it wasn’t. 12 years pass and they are back in the town they grew up in at the same time. Fate?!?! Can something come of that?
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Kelly - Words We Love By
Aug 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
I love L.P Dover's Second Chance RomCom just as much as her Romantic Suspense. She gives you everything in any book she writes and I adore her books.
Clara has great friends, a great family and an overall great life. This also includes a fabulous boyfriend, Zac, who she is getting ready to move away with to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans. But first a quick trip to Paris to help her best friend, Trina, with her modeling jobs. While there she receives information that makes Za
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lowkeyreader
Aug 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Zac and Clara's second chance is a pretty fast-paced, sweet and heartbreaking at times story. For 12 years, both never had closure regarding their break-up. But there's something that they didn't know, what really happened and who was involved. They just assumed things and resented each other for the break-up.

Now, they're back in the same place they used to be and Zac won her in an auction. They have to be in each other's space and maybe they can finally clear the air.

These two still have feeli
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
The Truth About Secrets is a emotional love story of two young teens, Clara and Zac, who thought they had their lives all figured out at 18. Things take a turn and 12 years later fate intervenes.

Zac and Clara story is fulled with unanswered questions and funny revenge pranks, though some things were predictable their reunion was something that you were hoping for throughout the book.

This book is a slow but sweet romance that will tug at your heart for many reasons.

~Glori💜
Nancy Metsch
Aug 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Zac and Clara were meant to be forever.
But here's the thing forever doesn't always happen. Now 12 yrs later are about too come face to face with each other. I really enjoyed this book
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World Of Books 65
Aug 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
A sexy, sassy, funny 2nd chance romance that will make you smile, will make you sigh and laugh out loud as this meant to be together couple find their way back together, 12 years after they parted.

L.P. Dover has once again produced a great all round romantic story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Aug 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

When I first read the synopsis of this book, it sounded very familiar! I then discovered that this book originally released last year as part of a book world and that this version was the newly release version! I could only remember small bits of what happened in the plot, so I was happy to read it again lol! After reading, I can say that I enjoyed the direction it went in and what happened in it because it hadn't really changed from the original! The plot also developed at a nice pace
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Danielle Cordsen
Aug 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Truth About Secrets
By: L.P. Dover

📚💕⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💕📚

Always meant to be!

In yet another amazing book from L.P. Dover we get a front row seat of lost lives. Clara and Zac were high school loves with huge plans for forever. Due to cruel circumstances they’re both left absolutely heartbroken. When both return to their hometown at the same time twelve years later pain, anger and sadness need unleashed. Can these two find it in there broken hearts to have a long overdue conversation or is it too late? T
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Renee
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Clara and Zac thought they were headed for their happily ever after, until a break-up slathered in betrayal left them both jaded and vindictive. Twelve years have passed since they left Wyoming, and during that time Clara found her calling at a prestigious PR firm in California while Zac moved to New Orleans to join his Broussard cousins at River Enterprises. They thought they could forget each other
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patrick Lorelli
Oct 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I received this ARC for an honest review.


A story that begins with two young high school sweethearts with big plans for their future together. Before it is to happen Clare’s mother sends her to Paris with a friend for her graduation present. While there she receives a call from a friend back home in Wyoming and then a picture with a girl arm and arm with Zac, her boyfriend. Calling and calling his phone while leaving messages she never heard back from him. She finds out that he has left for New
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Kaya
Aug 23, 2021 rated it really liked it


RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
STEAM: 🔥🔥🔥

What do you do if a turning point in your life did not turn out to be the way you had thought it to be?

In The Truth about Secrets by L.P. Dover, we find out what Clara and Zac would do when their break-up from twelve years ago did not play out the way they had previously believed.

Back then, Clara was in Paris with her best friend when another friend back in Wyoming sent her a picture of Zac cuddling up to another woman. Heartbroken, she decided to prolong her stay in Franc
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Teressa
Aug 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Zach and Clara are high school sweethearts who have planned to live together and attend the same college. While Clara is away with her best friend in Paris, she receives some devastating news. While trying desperately to speak to Zach about the situation, she is left with no response from him in any way. She is devastated once she realizes he has gone to college without her ending their relationship, so she decides to stay in Paris a little longer.

Twelve years later Clara is on her way back to
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Laurie
Aug 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Twelve years after a tough breakup with her high school sweetheart, celebrity publicist Clara Berkeley heads home to Snowy Creek, Wyoming to be with her dad while he goes through cancer treatment. She hasn't visited Snowy Creek or seen her ex, Zac Ward, since the breakup, and she's hoping to avoid him now. Unfortunately for Clara, architect Zac is visiting Snowy Creek at the same time, and when he learns that she plans to take her father's place in their country club's annual charity auction, he ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Aug 27, 2021 rated it liked it
The Truth About Secrets, Revenge has never tasted so sweet, L.P. Dover

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: General Fiction, Romance, Women's fiction

Gah, bl!!dy Women's Fiction again...there is no place for that in 2021 IMO!

Well, this is a short novel, and I'm not a fan of those, but I didn't know before I started....I'm guessing its around 150-170 pages and for me that means the story gets rushed, too much crammed in. The humour was fun though, made me snigger, so that redeemed it a bit
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Aug 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Twelve years ago their lives changed forever, back then Zac and Clara were dreaming of forever and going off to college together, but things didn't turn out that way. Instead they ended up in different parts of the world with their lives no longer orbiting around one another's. Little did they know though, someone had a hand in their separation, a plan was made to keep them apart and that is where everything went wrong for them.

Now they are about to meet once again... and it's not going to be a
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Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Aug 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy the authors writing, she actually is one of my top authors that I love to read. But she doesn't just do romance, she does suspense, mystery, paranormal, so when I saw the description of this book it sounded more like suspense, which tends to not be my favorite. But it sounded intriguing so I decided to check it out and I am so happy I did.

This is a pure romance story between high school sweethearts, Zac who was a poor kid with big dreams and Clara who loved him so much but who ca
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AnneKR
Aug 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It's been 12 years since Clara has returned to her hometown. Temporarily leaving behind her prestigious PR job catering to the rich and famous, her goal is to help her father battle his cancer diagnosis. When she volunteers to be auctioned to help bring donations to the hospital, she never imagined her ex Zac, the boy who broke her heart, to be the top bidder.

When Zac hears that Clara is back in town, he makes it his mission to plan on his revenge for having his heart broken by her. When he win
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Jennifer DeJong
Aug 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
After 12 years Zac and Clara are back in the small town they grew up in at the same time. These high school lovers had everything in the palm of their hands until the unthinkable happened and they went their separate ways. There is something to be said about second chances, but for Zac the chance to get some revenge on the one person that was able to hurt him was perfect. He paid the price at a charity auction to have Clara do some dirty work for a week. What he didn’t plan on was for revelation ...more
Michele
Aug 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Clara and Zach are high school sweethearts but when a misunderstanding is witnessed all their future plans implode and the life they dreamed of gone. Now 12 years later, Clara is back in her hometown for the first time ready to help her parents when he dad is diagnosed with cancer. The first thing her dad asks her to help with is the charity auction and who should bid on Clara? Zach and he plans to get his revenge on the girl who left him. Zach gives Clara a series of disastrous tasks to take ca ...more
Daisy Knox

All reviews posted at Tales of Love, Life, and Murder

Zac broke Clara’s heart twelve years ago and she’s hated him ever since, so much that she has never returned to her hometown because of the memories. They were so happy and had life all planned out, then he just ghosted her. But when they meet at a charity auction, Zac concocts an awesome plan for revenge and Clara can’t imagine why he’s so cruel. She soon learns that he thinks she ghosted him and nothing is as it seems.

This is a sweet story a
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Carolyn's
Aug 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
A second chance at love for these two, Zac and Clara were very serious as young adults and planned to move away for college together. While vacationing in Paris, Clara had the rug pulled out from under her when she receives a text message from a friend and then cannot get ahold of Zac, at all. Then the end, relationship over that meant everything up until then. I'm overly suspicious so immediately had thoughts, but also would have tried harder to reach Zac.

12 years later, Zac and Clara end up in
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Jennifer Pierson
Aug 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Clara & Zac thought they would be together forever when something happens to tear them apart, and it did both of their hearts to be honest. They haven't seen each other for 12 years now, and both are successful in their chosen careers at this point, but neither really have had much to do with love. They finally come face to face again when she goes home for the first time & ends up helping her parents charity auction so she ends up on the auction block to be the highest bidder's work slave for a ...more
Melinda
Sep 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
There is just something about L.P. Dover and her men that make you swoon and want more of them. The Truth about Secrets is one of them with a man like Zac, who has everything he has wanted except the girl that got away. You can tell from the beginning Zac has never forgotten about his Clara after all these years. Then we have Clara who has never forgotten about the man that broke her heart. So many unanswered questions from years ago and seeing him again just brings back all the old hurt. Seeing ...more
Shannon
Aug 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
**4.5 Stars**

This story hooked me from the start with its intriguing story line....young love that is meant to be, but takes an unfortunate turn, altering the course of both people's lives drastically for twelve long years. I could not put this book down.

I loved that Zac and Clara both found themselves back in their hometown at the same time, placing themselves back in each other's path, and though both seemed to be harboring some deep-seated anger towards the other, the flip side of all that a
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two young
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