Best Kept Secrets by Shelly Ellis is one of the best dramatic romances readers will ever find. Shelly takes her readers deep into the juiciest plots I have ever read. So many secrets and so many what if’s, the female characters have to decide what they are going to do and when. Timing is never what we want it to be. Readers will find themes like family, loyalty, and trust broken again and again. Just when things seem to be going for the best, they turn out for the worst. But are the females ready for what’s in store?
Best Kept Secrets is about two women trying to get their lives in order. One is desperate to do anything to her mother’s home and the other is being blackmailed by an ex who is determined to destroy her happily ever after. Leila turns to her former best friend who has a plan on what he wants from her. Paulette is happily married to the man she loves, until a former lover and bad boy comes knocking it all down. I loved how I got to feel and see everything from both the characters stand point and as an audience stand point. Shelly Ellis surely knows what her readers want in a romance and how to make them pop into her stunningly brilliant world where her characters are real. Drama, hot sex, and betrayals are all wrapped up in this addictive, yet well written story. Some secrets are meant to be kept. I highly recommend this novel to readers everywhere. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars and look forward to reading more by Shelly Ellis.