The Secrets Between You and Me Is an easy read, and a clean, contemporary YA romance. She seems to have it all, and he appears to have nothing left, but a little summer romance based around a big white lie might be just what they both need to get a fresh start. While this isn’t a book I will revisit again and again, I did enjoy it while it lasted. Fans of Sarah Dessen et al will enjoy this book.
Hannah’s “perfect” life is imploding. She is looking forward to spending time at her aunt’s house and playing at being a different Hannah. When she connects with Jude, a young man who is dealing with the death of his brother, she begins to figure out who she really wants to be. This was a good YA contemporary romance. It is a companion book, but was easy to read as a stand alone. The pacing is a little fast for the relationship, but it was believable enough. Themes of defining yourself, being honest, and stepping outside of your comfort zone add depth. I didn’t particularly care for Hannah at times, and I found Jude to be somewhat of a mystery when it came to his motivations, but I was engaged and pleased with the ending. Language and situations are appropriate for high school students. I will add it to my high school classroom library wishlist because my readers are always looking for YA contemporary romance, and this is one I could feel good about putting in their hands.