What He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner
Publication Date: March 15th, 2018Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography, Lauren PerryCover Designer: Kandi Steiner
On the northeast side of town, there is a house. The house was once magical, filled with love and joy and plans for the future. Inside its walls are many things that belong to me — my books, the china from my mother on my wedding day, the beautiful cage once home to two birds, now empty, just like me. And a man. A man who also belongs to me. A man I no longer wish to keep. A man who, no doubt, has not slept, though the sun is rising. Because the house where he waits is where I laid my head to rest every night for eight years. Until last night. No one who knows me would believe Charlie Pierce, the quiet, bookish girl who never made waves is pulling out of the driveway of a man who isn’t her husband. But they don’t know me at all. I don’t even know me. Not anymore. They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I live inside of? It has three. On the northeast side of town, there is a house. But there is no longer a home.
I’m just going to cut right to it. When Kandi Steiner writes a book, she is going to take you on an emotional ride, through the downward spirals, the twists and turns, and upward thrills. It’s guaranteed.
I was right there with the heroine of this story. I could feel her loss, her loneliness, and her frustrations. To be honest, she was way more patient than I would have ever been, but when we fall into a self-deprecating cycle, it’s not an issue of patience, but of self-blame and excusing others.
When she starts to feel herself feel lighter around the company of another person, a man that was a childhood friend, she distances herself, all the while fighting a growing connection. This is where I could really identify with this character the strongest, and I can tell you that pull and internal struggle is difficult to convey in words... and Kandi managed it so well!
By the end I didn’t know what I wanted anymore, what direction I wanted the story to go in, and that has me so excited for book 2. I thought I had my mind made up, but by the end, I am left conflicted and unsure...
I can’t wait to read the next book!
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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About the Author:
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.
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