No More Secrets by Kerry Lonsdale (No More #3)
Published March 14, 2023 by Lake Union Publishing
Date read: March 5, 2023
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The Plot (from Goodreads):
A young man seeks redemption from his past in the third novel from the No More trilogy by Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale.
After serving six months in a juvenile detention center, Lucas Carson returns home irrevocably changed by what happened there. Traumatized, Lucas shuts himself out from everyone he loves, even his younger sister, Lily, who ran away from home when she was pregnant at sixteen. When Lily resurfaces years later, Lucas can’t cope with his guilt about not being there for her. He takes off, only to cross paths with Shiloh Bloom—fifteen, homeless, and, like Lucas, escaping the past.
All Lucas sees in her is the little sister he neglected. Believing this is his chance to absolve past mistakes, he takes Shiloh in. He gives her food and shelter. She gives him a purpose. Together they invent a background for her and form a bond. But the risk of discovery grows. Lucas’s sisters aren’t the only ones looking for him. So are Shiloh’s mother and the police. If Lucas wants to heal and have a future, he must stop running and face everything he’s left behind.
A big thank-you to Kerry Lonsdale for this gifted copy of the third book in the No More series. I have really enjoyed following the journey of the Carson siblings as they try to figure out how to live their lives in the aftermath of their parents’ abuse and neglect. Each book in the series follows a different sibling, but their stories all intertwine. More pieces of their past are revealed as we get each sibling’s perspective of their childhood.
No More Secrets was Lucas’s book. Those who have read all three books know a little bit about Lucas already, but he has kept lots of secrets from his sisters.
Lucas grows a lot as a person throughout the book. At the beginning, he is wondering if life is worth continuing, but by the end, he has found his place and his purpose again. I adored Lucas’s relationship with Shiloh. He sees her as his second chance to do right by someone in need, after not helping his sister when she needed it. Shiloh was wary of Lucas at first, but realized that he was the good kind of adult who was there to help her.
I enjoyed the closer that we got regarding plot points that were left open in the previous two books–no spoilers, but the series ended in a satisfying way.
This is definitely a series you have to read in order. Without the backstory of Olivia and Lily’s books, I imagine it would be hard to follow the plot points relating to their family history. I’m sad the series is over, but I will certainly be watching out for what Kerry Lonsdale writes next!
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