Saturday, 14 March 2015


Covered In Coal
Book 1 in Buried Secrets series
Silla Webb
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: Readily Available
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**This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for readers under the age of 18.**

Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support. Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most.

Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past.

Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?

My Review
3 1/2 stars

3 1/2 stars

I am basing this rating on my readability of this book. I am from the UK and although I am a seasoned reader and consider myself, fluent in American 'isms' the thick Kentucky drawl really had me struggling.

Carly Jo has been dealt a rough hand, forced to flee from her family for several years and has come home to make peace with her father before he passes. Carly ends up having to give her new life and return to her hometown and back in the life of her ex boyfriend Colton Weston.

Colton is a real sweetheart, he is determined to win back the woman who left his life seven years ago, they both have secrets that need to be unravelled and this was a page gripping read as these emotional wounds were opened.

I found Colton very sappy, he was very in touch with his feelings and he annoyed me a little, they don't bring our boys up like that here across the pond so it was hard to relate to his character for me.

Carly jo is an amazing character, she is vulnerable yet she is no doormat and can hold her own in almost every situation.

Other than my struggle with the dialogue this is a good book, there is a great storyline a kinda love triangle and a pantomime villain in the form of Drew Varney and a stinker of a cliffhanger, I will get the next book just to see what happens.
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About author
Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the coal fields. A coal truck driver’s daughter and a railroader’s wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart. She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma’s Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl. When she isn’t conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin’ the day away.

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