Daisy meets Adam on their first day at Manchester University and they immediately become firm friends, inseparable and happy in each other’s company. But when tongues begin to wag and their relationship is questioned, for the first time in his life Adam shares his secret with Daisy. Daisy promises to stand by him and keep his secret.
When their Grandmother dies, Adam’s older brother, Ryan, returns from abroad and Daisy quickly falls for him.
After a troubled upbringing at the hands of a drunken mother and jailbird father, Adam and Ryan only have each other. In adulthood their bond holds firm, glued together by Daisy with whom they are now both in love.
Adam struggles with his secret and the fear of ever losing Daisy to another man. Is he besotted and quietly controlling and soon the past starts to influence his choices.
Ryan is motivated, selfish and sees everything in black and white, living in a military world that shields him from the demons of his past, bringing order to his life.
And in the middle is Daisy who loves both of them and makes a promise to each. One she sets free, the other she vows to protect and never abandon.
But when tragedy strikes can Daisy ever find happiness?
They Don’t Know is a beautiful novel about the promises we make and the different kinds of love.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Oh wow, I think that I have been the full length of my emotional scale while reading this book. I wept with joy and sobbed uncontrollably as it sucked all the breath from my lungs and made my heart ache. It is Just such a beautiful story of pure love between two special people. Ryan and Adam are brothers that had a pretty horrid start in life and as tragedy followed tragedy they ended up at their gran’s who gave them love and a roof over their heads. To be honest these lads turned into a couple of pretty exceptional young men. Ryan joining the forces and Adam going to Manchester Uni where he meets Daisy and a relationship begins between them that is so very rare.
Now from the description of the pair of them, they must have looked a pretty hot couple but their relationship confused others and at times even themselves, that was until Adam told Daisy a secret that he had never told anyone ever before, not even Ryan. Promises were sworn between them. There is something almost pure about Adam in the way he thinks but he has an innocence about him that makes him seem very vulnerable where I just wanted to wrap him up so nothing could change him. Daisy’s family welcomes him and his brother with open arms in France where they live and it becomes quite a haven for them all.
Adam sets his heart on an outcome for the two people who are his world, Daisy and Ryan. All three had desires in different ways but would any of them have the courage to say how they felt? What an ending! that is all I can say. This book will really touch you and stay with you because I know it will with me. It is superb writing, I wanted these people to be real because just on the pages there was such magic and I wanted just a little of what they had. A book I will read again and again.
Thanks to NetGalley and Bombshell Books for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patricia Dixon was born in Manchester where she still lives with her husband. They have two grown up children and one grandson, plus the company of a lazy bulldog.
Ignoring her high school reports and possibly sound advice from teachers, Patricia shunned the world of academia and instead, stubbornly pursued a career in fashion. Once the sparkle of London life wore off she returned north and embarked on a new adventure, that of motherhood.
Now, almost thirty years later she has acquiesced to the wise words of her elders and turned her hand to writing. Patricia has written five novels set in the Loire and then, in complete contrast, a much darker story of psychological suspense.
She is currently writing her next book, a murderous tale set in the sixties and if she’s not at her desk Patricia loves to read historical fiction or attempts recipes that look great on television but not necessarily her plate. And when the penny jar is full she cashes in her coins and heads to France, the lure of red wine and escapism equalled only by the pursuance of her dream job, writing for a living.