Review: Keeping Secrets in Seattle by Brooke Moss

March 8, 2013
Title: Keeping Secrets in Seattle
Author: Brooke Moss
Published: Entangled Publishing | Feb 18, 2013
Genre: Chick-Lit, Romance
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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 Alicia—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.


     Keeping Secrets in Seattle has such a bittersweet romance and for the first time ever I picked the wrong guy, but Violet ended up with the perfect man, so I'm happy for her. Told from Violet point of view, it is a story about friendship and how far are you willing to go to make your best friend happy even if it's hurting you.

     Violet has always been in love with Gabe; he has been her neighbor and best friend since kindergarten, and they did date once in high school, but things went wrong and Violet never got to chance to profess her love. Fast forward to the present, she still has strong feelings towards Gabe even though he is getting married and has asked Violet to be his best man. Talk about awkward situation. I liked Violet instantly, she is a very free spirited person, wears vintage clothes and isn't afraid of her voluptuous body. She owns it up like it's nobody's business and I love her for that. I didn't connect with Violet in the beginning because she was so hung up on Gabe to take any other guy seriously. I just wanted her to move on with her life and date other people like a very charming and outdoorsy man, Landon.

     Landon was the perfect boyfriend for Violet, he did all the right things, took her to dinner, send her flowers, left her cute & romantic texts, and more importantly, he never rushed things and took their relationship one step at a time. How could she not fall for him? I get why Violet was so confused with her feelings, she likes Landon but she has always loved Gabe; she had a tough decision to make and I think she made the right choice. There were some things I hated in the book namely Violet's mother. She was horrible and I can believe she was so ignorant and heartless. I hated her and her story didn't made me sympathize with her at all.

     Overall, I really liked Keeping Secrets in Seattle. My favorite parts were reading Violet's journal and I love how they are on the cover because they were the key elements of this story. I would highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy best friend romance, even if they end that way or not, and to the fans of My Best Friend's Wedding. The story reminded me of that movie a little, but Keeping Secrets in Seattle turned out to be more personal and touching. Don't miss this out!

A Copy was provided by Entangled Publishing for an honest review, as a part of blog tour. 
(Thank You so much!)

About the Author
Brooke Moss

Brooke Moss lives in beautiful eastern Washington with her handsome nerd and five darling, wicked children. When she isn't spinning tales, she spends her time collecting tacky owl décor, changing the color of her hair, and watching too much reality television.

Find Brooke on: Goodreads | Website | Twitter


  1. aww, I am sad it is a bittersweet romance. I always hate it when I pick the wrong guy in a romance!! Still, it looks like a great chick lit!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    1. But the bittersweet romance worked for them and I liked it. I hope you give it a try.

  2. I'm really liking the sound of this one, Aman! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Violet's journal sounds good. I always like it when the protagonist maintains a journal, it gives us more insight into the character. Great review! I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for Keeping Secrets In Seattle!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

    1. I love the journals too, they were so fun. You should give it a try!


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