Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (August 1, 2016)
Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents’ restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James’s funeral—a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.
As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into James’s disappearance. What she uncovers is an ocean of secrets that make her question everything about the life they built together. And just below the surface is a truth that may set Aimee free…or shatter her forever.
A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us.
This was a good book that kept me interested, wanting to know how things would turn out. I loved the setting in Mexico and all the characters except for Phil. My favorite character other than Aimee was Ian, for the way he felt and treated Aimee.
I liked that there were different aspects to the book, they kept me wanting to read. I never would have guessed the reasons why some of the things in the book happened, but once I found out why, it made perfect sense and everything fell into place.
There was a bit of cussing that I could have done without (especially the “f” word) and a sex scene that wasn’t overly explicit.
Overall I enjoyed this book and would read more from this author.