Release date: June 27th 2013
Nothing stays hidden forever.
Kara Pierce has held onto the same dream since she was a little girl: to be the next Katie Couric.
Vince Gage, a budding filmmaker whose I-don't-give-a-shit attitude cancels out his charm, almost ruined it for her once, and now he’s back, threatening to do it again.
When the two of them are paired together for a college competition with a $20,000 prize, the only thing they agree on is winning.
They return to Iowa where Kara grew up to research her grandfather's service in World War II, instead they find themselves in the middle of a family scandal kept quiet for far too long. As Kara and Vince investigate the scandal deeper, they realize the price of uncovering the truth is so much more than they bargained for.
Nothing is more exciting those uncovering secrets that have long been kept hidden. But sometimes secrets stay hidden THAT LONG for a reason. Some secrets may just surprise you, some may annoy you and there are secrets that will change your life.
Kara Pierce wanted to be the next Katie Couric since she was a young girl. Her dreams are about to come true – she got the most coveted internship in The Bee, working with one of the finest journalist in town, but first she needed to graduate. To do that – she had to endure a project with someone who had nearly ruined her life once: Vince Gage.
Kara is driven, motivated and sometimes gets side-tracked. But once she puts her mind into it, she won’t stop until she gets into the bottom of things. She can be exasperating and b*tchy at times, especially with Vince, but she loves deeply and is a good granddaughter.
Charming soon-to-be filmmaker Vince Gage loves to take videos, make something meaningful out of it. Long time ago, he made a mistake that had almost got him, and Kara expelled from school. Now, they were given another chance to do something together, and no matter how she thought it was a bad idea, he’s going to prove her otherwise.
I like Vince – he’s… insightful. He knows things about Kara without her telling him. He can be sweet when he wanted to, thoughtful and talented with his camera and his… mouth. What he did in the past, there must have been some explanations. I had wanted him to come clean about it, and when he did – it was a fairly valid reason.
A fellowship to the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and $20,000 dollars – who wouldn’t want to win? They have set aside their differences for the mean time in order for the both of them to work together cordially. Vince convinced her to go back to Iowa and focus their research on her grandfather’s service during the World War II. It was supposedly a simple task, but instead of service records, they had found a long-hidden family secret that can change everyone’s life forever.
It started when they went up in the attic, and with grandmother’s inability to speak about the topic, Kara knew she needed to go somewhere to get into the bottom of whatever it is. She didn’t expect what she found, it was more than what she bargained for.
It wasn’t only the secrets that may have surprised her, but Vince did too. He was something she didn’t expect. It started with the drive through Iowa, the stop-overs, the uncovering of secrets, and him being there when she needed him the most. Being with him and finally liking it – was unexpected. He was her Right Kind of Wrong.
This book was one heck of a ride. I enjoyed reading it – the ups, the downs, the mystery, the search for truth and the love story. This was more than finding romance in the most unexpected places, in the most unexpected times – this story is about family and more so, forgiveness.
*ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
In the house, all the windows are open, and the incoming breeze whistles through the screens. I stop right where I am and close my eyes. I listen as the wind dances across my skin.
This. These are the moments I miss the most.
I hear grandma ask Vince something and I tip-toe over the closest window. Investigative journalism at its finest.
"Did you enjoy the burger?" Grandma asks.
"Oh, yeah. It was great. Awkward, seeing that guy though. What's his story?"Don't do it Grandma. Don't you dare.
"Sean Prescott? I was so sure Kara would marry him when they were out of high school. He comes from a good family. Hardworking. He's going to Drake to be a lawyer, she tell you that?"
"No, she didn't." Vince's tone is dry.
"He was good for Kara. Would have given her everything. I should've known not to get my hopes up. Kara's like one of those exotic birds you try to keep in a cage. The harder you try to keep it, the harder it fights to get loose." So, that's how she feels. She's never said the words - never had to. But now I know for sure.
Vince clears his throat. "You know what happens when you tell those exotic birds how beautiful they are and then trust and encourage them to spread their wings and discover the world?" I hear creaking on the porch. "They come back to you just as beautiful as when they left."
The screen door in the kitchen opens and Vince walks in. Seeing me by the window, he drops his gaze and walks to the bathroom, leaving me totally confused.
Once upon a time there was a little girl who fell in love with books then she grew up to write her own.
Jade has participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) six times and enjoys copious amounts of coffee. When she's not writing, she enjoys trashy reality T.V. and reading everything she can get her hands on.
Mommy to two dogs and two naughty kitties, she feels like she might be on her way to having a zoo.