THE FIRST TO KNOW

THE FIRST TO KNOW

To tell or not to tell?

Don’t miss the second gripping and heartfelt story from the author of If I Fix You! A girl’s plan to find her father’s birth family turns potentially devastating when the secret DNA test she has done reveals that she has a half brother her age she never knew about. 

Dana Fields’s father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half brother her age whose very existence means her parents’ happy marriage is a lie.

Dana’s desire to know her half brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad’s deception, clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. When she sees the opportunity to get to know Brandon through his cousin, the intense yet kind Chase, she takes it. But the more she finds out about Brandon, her father’s past and the irresistible guy who’ll never forgive her if he discovers the truth, the more she sees the inevitable fallout from her own lies. With her family crumbling around her, Dana must own up to her actions and find a way to heal the breach—for everyone—before they’re torn apart for good.

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Reviews

“A smart, heartfelt tale that’s more than its nifty high concept.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Emotions, heartache, and betrayal: Johnson’s sophomore novel has it all.” – Booklist

“Beautifully told, this heartbreaking story about family betrayals and secrets will have readers easily caught up in this tale… the ending is simply perfect.” – RT Book Reviews

“Filled with drama, the narrative has notes of comedy, romance… the ending [is] heartwarming and satisfying.” – School Library Journal

Details

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Age Range: 14 and up
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Categories: Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Social Themes, Young Adult Sports & Recreation, Young Adult Family
Language: English
Translations: Spanish

Format: Hardcover
Retail Price: $18.99 (USD)
ISBN-13: 9781335007940
Pages: 336

Format: Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 (USD)
ISBN-13: 9781335139757
Pages: 320

Format: eBook
Retail Price: $7.99 (USD)
ISBN-13: 9781488028120
Pages: 352

Format: Audiobook (Unabridged)
Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley
Retail Price: $20.49
ISBN-13: 9781541412903
Length: 8 hours and 16 minutes

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