Review Post: The Truth About Us (The Truth Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

The conclusion to the heart-stopping Truth Duet by Aly Martinez just went live!

Today we are celebrating the release of the second book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Us is now available! The first book in the duet, The Truth About Lies, is available too and both titles can be read for FREE as part of KindleUnlimited!


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THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)

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Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.

Every jagged shard.

Every broken bit.

Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.

Lie: I knew exactly who he was.

Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.


Lie: I totally knew what was going to happen in this book. Nothing shocked me at all.

Lie: I really didn’t feel that much when I read this book.

Lie: This book was really just okay and I was ready for it to end.

When I tell you that The Truth About Us was one of the best books I have EVER read, I do not say that lightly. I say that with all that I have. Seriously. I want to shout that statement from the proverbial rooftops to as many people as humanly possible because it is beyond true.

This book was one of the best books I have ever read.

The Truth About Us was viscerally emotional. It was breathtakingly shocking and grippingly intense. It was full of twists and turns I did not see coming, and more shocking reveals than you can shake a stick at. This book was written so exceptionally. Aly Martinez once again does the most incredible job of seamlessly weaving together a romantic suspense story that was equally about the heart and love, as much as it was about putting the pieces together. She really has the best talent for doing that, and that is just part of what made this the most fitting and perfect conclusion that I could’ve asked for for these characters.

The way she brings the conclusion together, the way she shows you these reveals, the way she brings to life the seeds she has been planting all along from the beginning, and the way she puts the big picture together will give you EVERYTHING. It will blow your heart and your mind away with what you get with these characters, and you will be reeling in more ways than one about what you get with them, what you feel with them, and what you get to experience with them as their story comes to a close. I am telling you, you are in no way emotionally or physically prepared for what you’re going to get with Penn and Cora….and you will absolutely LOVE that.

You will love how this book and its moments keep you on your toes. You will love how you will have absolutely no idea what that next page or moment or paragraph will bring. You will love how this book will take ahold of your heart, right along with these characters’, and will put you through it all with them. You will love the level of authentic and heartfelt emotion you get to experience with these characters as they journey through this story. You will love everything you get with Penn and Cora, with Drew and the girls, and with every single other character you meet along the way in this book.

You will love it all in this book. And then some.

I don’t want to reveal too much of what happens in this story, because to ruin or even reveal just a little of what will happen in this story would seriously break my heart because you need to experience this story for yourself. You need to experience its literal amazingness and get all of the pieces to the puzzle right along with these characters as they do. I am telling you, you will love getting to figure it all out right along with them, getting those shocks and reveals, and getting to see what happens with these characters through it all. What Aly Martinez so phenomenally creates in this book, in this world, and in this story will take ahold of you in every single way possible, and you will never want it all to let go.

Trust me.

What I will tell you about this book is that it picks up right where The Truth About Lies ended. It puts you right in the thick of the action, the deepest levels of emotion and anguish these characters are experiencing, and it puts you at the heart of it all as these characters try to figure out what in the world they’re all doing. From the very first page until the very last, Aly Martinez creates a tangible level of intensity through pulse pounding and adrenaline spiking moments that will simultaneously have you heart in every ounce of what she creates with these characters. Through it all these characters will burrow themselves deeper into your heart, will show you even more of who they are, and will sear themselves to you as they try to put themselves and their worlds back together again.

What you get in The Truth About Us with this world of characters is dark. It’s emotional and gritty in a way that you will not be prepared for. The first book in this unforgettable duet gives you a taste of that gritty and visceral emotion, but that is upped to the highest level in this book as these characters try to figure out what’s real and what’s not, all while discovering the truth and lies in between. Aly Martinez allows you to feel every lick of that emotion, pain, and anguish these characters experience. She lets you get it, she lets understand it, and she lets you breathe it in and live it right along with these characters.

What you’ll find in the pages of this book is not only do you get to see these characters break and feel their lows, you also get to see them rise above. You get to be there through thick and thin as they put the pieces of themselves, their hearts, and their very lives back together again. You are incredibly connected to them as they attempt to heal, as they try to figure out what it all means, and as they fight for the ending they all deserve. That fight, that attempt for healing, and the unforgettable tenacity and drive these characters have to heal, to make it right, and to feel and live the truth is nothing short of spectacular. It is what defines this book in the best way, and it honestly just blew me away.

What Aly Martinez allows you to experience with these characters as they go through it all, as they fight, and as they give it their all will show you the true character they all have, and will have you knowing that they are truly exceptional in every way possible.

I loved this book. I loved this book so damn much. I loved what it gave me with these characters. I loved that I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved that it let me understand the complicated worlds and lives and missions of these characters. I loved getting to be their front row center as the pieces all came to fruition, and I especially loved the vivid and memorable picture it all created. I loved how every part of the conclusion to this duet made me love these characters more. I loved how when I reached the end of this book, I did so with a heart that was bursting with so many feels and that was truly blown away by what I got to experience within the pages of this story.

I also loved how when I reached the end of this book I felt sad. Not because of what I was reading, but because I was so sad to have to say goodbye to this world and this story and these group of characters. I wasn’t ready to have to leave them yet. I wasn’t ready to not be with them anymore. And even though I LOVED every single word and letter and syllable this author gave me with them in this book, I still wasn’t ready to say goodbye because that is how utterly invested and connected I am to them.

All of that is a true testament to the extraordinary story that Aly Martinez creates within the pages of The Truth About Us. And honestly, I feel as if I could go on and on about this book, I could continue sharing what I loved about it and tell you all of the amazing moments I got to experience with these characters, and yet it wouldn’t even come close to capturing how truly exceptional this book and duet was. I wouldn’t even come close to scratching the surface of the intricate, dynamic, vivid, and truly unforgettable layers this book brings to life. I wouldn’t even come close to showing you what you’ll get within the pages of this book….and that is just part of what makes this one of the best and most exceptionally crafted books I have ever read.

I am telling you, you have never read a book or a story quite like this one. You have never met characters like these ones, you have never lived in such a vivid, dark, and dynamic world as this one, and you have never experienced such incredible writing and storytelling like you will in this book. You may think you know what’s in store for you in this book, but you really have no idea. Trust me. You really have no clue how this book will own you, shock you, break you, make you, and give you it all within its pages. And the only way to get those clues, to figure it all out, and to experience the literal amazingness these characters will give you is to read this book.

So please. I beg of you. Read. This. Book.

It would be wrong not to. It would be so epically wrong to not enter this world, to miss out on Penn and Cora, to miss out on Drew and the girls, and every other bit of this world. It would be so completely wrong to not feel and live and breathe this book right along with these characters. It would be wrong to not experience this truly unique and unforgettable story.

It would just be damn wrong to miss out on The Truth About Us. Seriously. So do yourself a favor and read this book. Read it. Live it. Feel it all. Take it in. Find the lies. Live the truth. And in the end, I promise you will not regret it.

You won’t regret it one little bit.

Truth: I felt every single ounce of emotion and shock and twist and turn this book brought to life.

Truth: Aly Martinez knows how to write a story that is unique, that will blow your mind and your heart away, and that will give you it ALL. And then some.

Truth: I will NEVER forget this book, this story, this world, or these characters. EVER.

Truth: I LOVED this book with all I that I had, and it is one of the BEST books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

And that really is the biggest truth of all.

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1)


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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.


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