Saturday, December 1, 2012

Don't Tell by Mercy Amare

Goodreads description:

I could be surrounded by a million people, but I would still feel alone. I smile on the outside, but inside I feel like I’m slowly dying. I cry out for help, but nobody sees me, at least not the real me. They see a fa├žade, a mask that I put on to hide the pain.

I pretend that I’m normal, but really, what is normal? Maybe what I’m feeling is normal. The hurt, the disappointment, the loneliness… it could be all just be a part of life. Maybe I will never know what normal is.

I put on long sleeves and makeup to hide the bruises, but they only mask the outside. What happens when I can’t carry my burden alone any longer? What would happen if I told somebody the truth?

Don't Tell is a YA Contemporary Romance about love, forgivness and hope.


I was given this book by the author for a review.  This is a (what I would consider) a novella.  It's less than 75 pages and a quick read.

Best part:  Even though this is a short story Mercy Amare really put you through an emotional roller coaster.   Lucy Pierce has a very hard life.  She has secrets that she has never told anyone and doesn't know how to deal with it.  It isn't till her and Ian Winters becomes "closer" that Lucy's life changes.  Now, this is a fast pace story and their relationship is issues but that is mainly because of Lucy's trust issues.  Ian wants to be there for Lucy no matter what but it takes him a long time to gain that trust from Lucy.

Not so great about story: I really do wish it was longer!  I would like to see Mercy Amare expand on this story.  Lucy and Ian's story is so good that I want more of it!

I am interested to see what other stories Mercy will publish.  She has a lot of talent and this is a great short story!

1 comment :

  1. Thank you so much for this amazing review :) I am working on a full length novel now that I'm hoping to have out in February!

    Again, thank you for your support! As an independent author, I really depend on bloggers to get the word out there. I appreciate it so much!