Our couple, Trig and Lena, have known each other since forever. They're as close as family and openly share that love. However, the thing that's never spoken about by either of them, is that they are also completely in love with each other in a very non-familial way. The obstacle to that love? Lena's older brother, who put a kibosh on any attempts Trig made with his younger sister as a teen, which he has never revoked.
We rejoin Lena and Trig some 15 years later - and after all three of them ended up training together in a special ops task force - as they jet off to Istanbul to try and track down her now missing brother. You see, 19 months ago Lena got gut shot in the line of duty, and her brother, in his guilt, threw himself deeper into his undercover operation. So deep, in fact, no one has seen or heard from him since. Furious, Lena's determined to find him now that she's back on her feet, mostly And what kind of "friend" would Trig be if her let her go alone?
Now, there's a twist to the story at this point that makes the title suddenly make a whole heap more sense! Since it doesn't reveal it in the blurb, I won't either, but it's fun and made me smile. A lot!
Both Lena and Trig were totally lovable as main characters, with some great dialogue and scorching steamy scenes. I particularly loved Lena's spreadsheet at the end, lol. Too cute!
Of course, being a Harlequin KISS title, WHAT THE BRIDE DIDN'T KNOW was fairly short and sweet, and although it was wrapped up regarding her brother et all, it was super-brief and the main focus is almost completely on the relationship between Lena And Trig. Which actually worked for me and was just what I was in the mood for.
In sum, I enjoyed WHAT THE BRIDE DIDN'T KNOW a lot and would recommend it as a great, quick read that will put a grin on your face. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
4 Stars ★★★★
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.