Review | Moment of Truth by Kasie West

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” 4.5/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: masks, lakes, small islands, Slurpees, old trucks, dead siblings, challenges, fears, apple cider and swimming awards.

Oops, she did it again: Kasie West stole my heart with one of her books! Is anyone even surprised? I honestly can’t get enough of her contemporary romances.

The story is super cute! It follows a teenage girl who takes her swimming lessons very seriously so she can get a scholarship to college. But at one of her swimming competitions a masked boy appears and messes up with her head leaving her angry and unfocused. She loses the competition and quickly decides that she is going to figure out his identity with her best friend! Not only that but her parents are grieving a brother she never met and are constantly putting him and his memories above her.

I have to say how impressed I am by the mystery! First I thought it was obvious who the masked Heath Hall was, but I was very surprised to see how everything turned out. I thought it was original and very well planned, I never would have guessed it!

This particular book is part of a set of companion novels with crossover characters. The other books that are part of this set and are already published are Love, Life and The List and Fame, Fate and the First Kiss. Originally this book was going to be named The Sun, the Moon and the Truth, but unfortunately for reasons related to the editor the book ended up being named Moment of Truth. I wish the title wouldn’t change so it would match the set, but I digress!

The thing I really love about this is how it reminds me of her older books, which are my favorite! Even though I like her new releases as well, there is still a very noticeable difference between her older and newer work. Then I discovered this was actually an older story that she picked up recently and I couldn’t be happier that this story wasn’t left behind.

Kasie writes my favorite YA soft romances, so I would definitely recommend her books for anyone looking for a light summery read – especially her older books!

xoxo, Neide

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