Review: My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards

My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards

Emerson May is “the good girl.” She’s the perfect daughter, the caring friend, the animal shelter volunteer. But when her best friend’s brother breaks into her room, his hands covered in blood, she doesn’t scream or call the cops. Because when Deacon smiles at her, Emmie doesn’t want to be good.

The whole town believes notorious troublemaker Deacon is guilty of assaulting his father. Only Emmie knows a secret that could set him free. But if she follows her heart, she could be trusting a killer…

You can’t always trust the boy next door.

Title: My Secret to Tell
Author: Natalie D. Richards
Publication date: October 6, 2015

I received My Secret to Tell from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Kindle died when I was reading My Secret to Tell, which I took as a sign that I shouldn’t try to read any more. Redownloading on my new Kindle just seemed like more work and time than this book is worth to me. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not very interesting. The characters, Emmie and Deacon, are the problem. There’s good girl Emmie who’s pretty much perfect (or tries to be) and there’s Deacon, the brooding bad boy with a heart of gold. He loves animals so much that he volunteers at an animal shelter!

I’d like to say that I’m even mildly interested in finding out who hurt Deacon’s father, but…I’m really not. I don’t care about the guy. I don’t care about Deacon either. I care about Emmie a little, but not enough to be concerned with whether or not the guy she has her heart set on did it. (Of course he didn’t!)

I have two other Natalie D. Richards books on my TBR and I’m not going to let this one bad experience be the only one I have with her writing. I’m hoping I will connect with those books better.




  1. Ha! It’s nice when you get a sing that it is time to set the book aside!
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  2. I’m sorry to see that you didn’t like this one much! Perhaps you’ll have better luck with your next read. Thanks for sharing your honest opinion!
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  3. Haha, I was thinking of picking this one up but wasn’t sure how interesting it would be. Thanks for your honest review! I really appreciated it. 🙂
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