Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ARC Review: Covered In Coal (Buried Secrets #1)

Covered In Coal (Buried Secrets #1) by Silla Webb

Publisher: Silla Webb, 2014
283 pages, kindle edition
Source: The Write Connections
Release Date: March 16th 2014
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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: 
It is very rarely that I am blown away by an author’s debut novel but after beta reading Covered in Coal, I can honestly say that Silla Webb is a true artist with her words and the emotions she depicts through her characters, this story was beautifully written and I did not want to put it down for a second.

Carly Jo Simon is thrown through the wringer when Colton (her boyfriend of 3 years) ends their relationship without any warning. Carly is left devastated by the unexpected blow but the icing on the cake comes the next day when she discovers she is pregnant with his child. At seventeen this would be a lot for any young to take on, but when her father (the man she has looked up to her whole life) is less than understanding and refuses to support her in any way, she finds herself running away from home to start over on her own with a baby on the way.

7 years has passed giving Carly time to grow and mature into more of an independent woman, she returns home to say her goodbyes to her ailing father and make amends only to find that he has made her CEO of his coal mining company. With that comes the reappearance of the boy she once loved. Now Colton is all man and cocky as ever, but deep down he is dealing with his own inner demons. The closer they become the more their secrets are revealed, but is the love they share strong enough to hold them together? Let’s just leave that to you the reader to find out, enjoy reading the book.

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Author Bio
Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the Eastern Kentucky 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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