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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

GIVEAWAY, Review and Author Posting for Keeping Secrets in Seattle by Brooke Moss

Book Blurb:
Seattle hairstylist Violet Murphy always knew the day would come when her
best friend Gabe Parker would want to settle down. She’d secretly wished
it would be with her, but now that he’s chosen someone else—the prim,
perfect Alycia—he wants Vi to be his best man.

Healing her broken heart isn’t easy, but when Violet meets Landon Harlow,
a man who isn’t fazed by her funky style and less-than-delicate attitude,
she takes a step in the right direction. Until Gabe’s fiancé’s gorgeous
façade begins to crack, and Violet’s disturbing past comes back to haunt
her, that is. Vi now finds herself armed with a series of lies that would
break Gabe’s heart—and his engagement—if he knew their truth, and a
secret from their childhood that could change everything.

With the wedding looming, her relationships unraveling, and the bachelor
party of the century to plan, Violet must choose between a fresh start with
Landon, or confronting her painful past and risking it all for a chance at a
future with Gabe.

Angie J's Review:

I received this ARC Book from the author for a truthful review.

I don't know where to start.  I loved this book to the point I was unable to put it down.  I went to bed late after reading over half in one night AND getting up extra early to finish it the next day.  While reading this book I was soooo conflicted for Vi.  I know she loves Gabe but but but he loves a total mega, fake, phoney beeotch Alicia.  Vi  has loved him since she has known Gabe which is since Kindergarten.  You get the feeling Gabe has some "feelings" for Vi but he isn't ready to admit them????  Anyway Vi finally meets an amazing guy (on paper) and Landon does a great job being her distraction.  I was really torn...do I want Vi to move the heck on with Landon because he adores her and would be an amazing husband or does she risk everything to try and be with Gabe....seriously I think I was developing an ulcer.....I really didn't know what I wanted to happen at the end.  I mean Gabe is GABE but Landon is LANDON........I know I am rambling and you people are like "So what the hell buy the book or not?"  Trust me...BUY THE BOOK.  I can't really talk about the story because if I do I will totally give away all the amazing excitement/stress/tension/ etc of the story.

My favorite scene was Gabe's bachelor party.  I loved how well Vi knows this man.  My least favorite scene was when Gabe announces his engagement.  I thought it was pretty douchey of him to not share this news with his "best friend".  I have to mention any scene with Vi's roommates are hilarious.  They definitely show Vi what true friends are  and support her like a real life friend would.  Do they agree with her choices?  Not all the time BUT they are there when she needs them no matter what.  That is the definition of a good friend.  Now Cameron...Cameron....Cameron.....Cameron.....lets just say I believe you will understand my reluctance to speak about him but YEAH GABE!!!  Wanna know what the hell I am talking about?  Read the book!!!

Ok so I know alot of people hate epilogues but I love them.  To me they can complete a story and let you in on the HEA.  This was a great epilogue and we even get a peek at what has happened to everyone....Cameron, Gabe, Vi, And Alicia.........

 Interview with the Author:

Hi Brooke and welcome to our crazy blog.  So we have a couple “hard hitting” questions (snort),  Are you game?  GREAT!!

Ok so when reading the book “Keeping Secrets in Seattle” I fell in love with Vi and Gabe’s fun and easy going relationship.  But when Landon entered the picture I was sooo happy for Vi even though I loved Gabe.   What celebrities would you cast to play these people in a motion picture?

 Oh, I love this question! Violet would be played by Scarlett Johannson;

 Gabe would be played by Jesse Williams;

 Alicia would be played by Alica Witt; 

and Landon would be played by a very young David Beckham.

What authors do you read when you have the time?

 Kristan Higgins is one of my favorites! I also like Meggan Connors, Lauren Oliver, Nyrae Dawn, and Tammara Webber.

If you could pick any novel to be a New York Times Best Seller, which would it be?  It can be past, present or future novels?

 Um.............Keeping Secrets in Seattle. Or possibly any one of my books. :) 

When you write do you plot or fly at the seat of your pants?

 It depends on the book. I start off as a pantser, but if I wind up struggling somewhere, I will stop and very loosely plot things out. I never go so far as to have story boards and backgrounds on all of my characters. They have to decide all that for themselves.

If you could meet any author for “pick their brain session”, who would it be?

Probably Tammara Webber. I've already met Kristan Higgins, and I was so star struck that I couldn't get through the conversation without acting like a moron, so I likely won't attempt it again. Tammara and I have tweeted a few times, and she's very chill and fun. I think she'd make a kick butt lunch date. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us.  We look forward to reading more of you in the future!!!

About the Author:

Brooke Moss


"I write because if I don't...my head will explode, and ruin the drapes." ♥

Brooke Moss is the name, contemporary romance, fantasy YA, and women's fiction are the game.

Brooke writes complex, character-driven stories about kismet, reunited lovers, first love, and the kind of romance that we should all have the chance at finding. She prefers her stories laced with some humor just for fun, and enough drama to keep her readers flipping the pages, and begging for more!

When Brooke isn't spinning tales, she spends her time drawing/cartooning, reading two books a week (ask her who her faves are), watching movies then comparing them to books, and, of course, wrangling four kids, one hubby she lovingly refers to as her "nerd", and attempting to conquer the Mount Everest of laundry that is the bane of her existence.

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  1. Thanks for having me! SO glad you loved the book!

  2. Yes!! Alicia Witt is PERFECT for this role! That girl can do snarky bitch like nobody else! This book easily makes it into my top books of this year! Great review and interview babe!