Secrets by Dawn Kirby

Secrets (Serenity Series #1)
Author: Dawn Kirby
Publisher: Dark Dragon Publishing
Published: July 29, 2012
Format: Ebook
Synopsis: It is said that the truth will set you free, but for Leah it kills.

Leah always knew she was different. From her extreme light sensitivity, to her ability to read people by their auric scent, she kept these differences secret.

Not even Mia, Leah's mother, knew the fullness of her daughter's differences, but she held even greater secrets to Leah's past - the truth about her father and Leah's conception.

With the escape of an old foe, Mia is too late to reveal to her daughter the truth before Judith can exact her revenge in a wash of blood and death.

Thrown into a world unheard of, Leah discovers that she is not alone in keeping her secrets. That there are people from her parent's past who would die to protect her. If she only knew why.

Raine, placed as her protector, hides deadly secrets of his own. Drawn to each other, Leah and Raine must uncover the truth before one or both are killed.

About the Author: By day, Dawn is a typical mom running around after her children, catering to her husband’s needs, acting as a taxi driver, and gourmet chef. Then by night she falls into a world filled with shirtless werewolves, lethal
vampires, and dangerous adventures.

I found this novel to be incredibly entertaining. The main character Leah, really has to go through a lot in a very short period of time. She discovers that there are more than just humans in the world. She also experiences both the loss and gain of family members and friends.
Leah and her mother are very close, she does not know who her father is and they both work and run a local store together. Both her and her mother have extra sensitive senses. Leah has the ability to hear really well, her sense of smell is very sensitive and she can see people's auras. Her mother tells her that there are dangerous people in the area and that she has to be very cautious. When the formidable characters do show up, Leah's world turns upside down.
Because of Leah's extra sensitive abilities she is thrown right into the middle of a battle. She has a really strong personality that reminded me of Sookie Stackhouse. She puts herself right into the middle of things and fights along side everybody else. From broken bones to getting shot, Leah really is one tough cookie.
This book is part of the New Adult promos in which the main character is of college age, but still discovering who they are. It does contain some sexual scenes, they are short and only 2. The love interest is very swoon worthy and I thought they were perfect together. I loved seeing their interactions and he always seemed to know the right thing to say and protective but not smothering.
If you have been interested in reading New Adult but have yet to pick up a title I recommend this one, it was amazing! I hope this series will be along one, it's one I would stick with for years.
5 stars Amazon Link: $6 Kindle Copy

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