Untellable by Suzanne Lilly

Untellable by Suzanne Lilly
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Genre: New Adult, contemporary, Mystery/suspense
Length: Short (129 pgs)
Heat: Sweet
Rated: 5 Stars
Review by Poppy

Aspen Dwyer, recently emancipated from foster care, is searching for a place to hide from a past with secrets too dark to share. Honey Creek, Ohio, presents itself as the best place to start a new life and stay undercover. There she meets Colton Moraine, a man with strong family ties and an even stronger sense of loyalty. His boisterous, loving family welcomes Aspen with warmth she hasn’t felt in years. She’s surprised at how quickly and deeply she falls for Colton. When a dangerous criminal comes to Honey Creek, intent on his revenge against her, Aspen must choose between two options. Should she stay and risk her life and the rejection of the people she’s grown to love? Or should she run again and leave behind any chance of a happy future?

Deeply detailed characters fill this sweet and suspenseful story about an emotionally wounded girl who has to choose between life or love.

What drew me in to Untellable were the realist characters from the most integral to the smallest walk-on. Ms. Lilly truly created a community of people who popped right off the page. The story was quite good, too, but it was the people who kept me turning pages.

She builds the suspense slowly, creating a false sense of (relative) security for our heroine, Aspen. While she never completely lets her guard down, she does come to learn how to trust again, and slowly, reluctantly opens her heart to the people of Honey Creek — though, truthfully, they’re hard to resist.

When trouble comes knocking, she has a support system she’d never have dreamed of. While, ultimately, it’s she who has to win out, the foundation she’s found in her new home helps give her the courage she needs.

Untellable is a romance, true, but it’s also a story about how a young girl learns to put herself back together again after a life of tragedy and hardship. Well written and completely enjoyable.


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