Sweet Little Lies by Carrie Elks @CarrieElks #bookreview #contemporaryromance #AngelSandsseries #indieauthor


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Sweet Little Lies (Angel Sands, Book Three) written and self-published by Carrie Elks is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2Z4pK0w

Book Blurb

He was the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. She was everybody’s princess. Ten years later, he’s back in town and this time he has something to prove.

Aiden Black never thought he’d return to the small beach town he grew up in. But as the new director of a luxury resort, he’s determined to make it a success. What he doesn’t expect is to run into an old flame, the girl that got away.

Single mom, Brooke Newton, cares about two things. Taking care of her son and helping out at the local animal shelter. Until she’s sent on a mission to save an endangered dog, and comes face to face with the only man she’s ever loved.

As soon as they meet, the attraction between them reignites. But Brooke has a secret – a big one – and she has no idea how to tell Aiden. As lies are exposed, and truths are told, they’re determined to take advantage of this second chance. It’s a shame not everyone in town has got the message…

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Sweet Little Lies is Book Three in the Angel Sands series and although each story is a standalone novel that focuses on one characters journey I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order as characters from previous books do crop up in each story and also you’ll be missing a treat of a series if you don’t get chance to read them all.  The books in the series are:

  • Let Me Burn
  • She’s Like the Wind
  • Sweet Little Lies

Once again, Carrie Elks has written an addictive, sexy story but what I’ve also found with the Angel Sands books is that there’s a real charm and homeliness about them.  Firstly, I think that this is down to the strong bond the girls have and secondly the setting of the novels based in a small coastal town in America that’s filled with sunshine, laughter and community spirit.

Sweet Little Lies is Brooke’s turn in the spotlight.  For eight years Brooke has worked hard as a single mom to her son Nick.  After discovering she was pregnant at 18 Brooke gave up college to look after her baby but now she’s back studying and working at the animal shelter all fitting around the care of her young child.  It’s been a long time since Brooke has experienced love and her heart felt broken for a long time following the sudden break-up with her then boyfriend.  But when the young boy Brooke fell in love with long ago returns to Angel Sands he’s no longer the young boy climbing trees and sneaking around to see her, he’s a strapping handsome, successful man that rocks her emotions just as much as he did years ago.  Brooke is shocked to see the return of Aiden Black she has so many questions for him regarding his sudden departure but Brooke is afraid to ask them as she’s kept a secret hidden from him that could destroy any hopes of any friendship resuming.

Aiden Black was dubious of returning to Angel Sands as he left many years ago under a dark cloud, he also felt like his heart had been crushed leaving Brooke.  Aiden always felt like Brooke could do better than him as Aiden was from a poorer family, his brother was notorious for being in trouble.  Brooke was the daughter of a well to do family and she’d had a privileged upbringing so their teenage love was kept hidden from prying eyes.

I adored Brooke and Aiden’s story as I particularly loved Brooke’s personality; the single mom with hopes and dreams for a career working with animals.  Brooke adored her son and the work at the animal shelter was her second love and these character strengths shone through Brooke’s personality.  Aiden’s characters had a vulnerability about him, he’d turned his life around and was back in his home town to prove to any cynics he’d done good.  However, Aiden couldn’t shake all the dirt from his history and once it caught up with him it would change his life and that of others.

A story with heart and soul that was addictively moreish.

About the Author

Carrie Elks writes contemporary romance with a sizzling edge. Her first book, Fix You, has been translated into eight languages and made a surprise appearance on Big Brother in Brazil. Luckily for her, it wasn’t voted out. Carrie lives with her husband, two lovely children and a larger-than-life black pug called Plato. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found baking, drinking an occasional (!) glass of wine, or chatting on social media.

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