Review Post: When You Became Mine by A.S. Teague

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Title: WHEN YOU BECAME MINE

Author: A.S. Teague

Genre: Contemporary

About When You Became Mine:

I was twelve years old when I fell in love with Piper Kelley. Even at the age of eight, she was everything I wasn’t: brave, bold, and beautiful.

The night of my college graduation party, I finally made my move, but Piper only had eyes for one man—my younger brother.

With a battered heart, I left for Vegas, determined to put her behind me. But eight years later, fate proved once again that it had never cared about my plans.

Now, I’m back home, and determined not to fall into the same trap I spent the majority of my adolescence trying to escape.

But when Piper finds herself at the risk of losing her medical license, I realize just how far I’m willing to go to protect her.

I was twelve when Piper Kelley became mine.

It’s time I let her know.

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*****5 Completely Incredible Stars*****

When You Became Mine is another phenomenal read by A.S. Teague that I absolutely loved every word of. This book is a childhood friends to lovers romance that spans years and decades and many moments with these characters that will take your breath away. From start to finish this book delivered an outstanding story that was exceptionally written, thoughtfully crafted, and that had me LOVING these characters with all that I had.

This story follows a group of friends as they grow up, as they live their lives, as life changes them and throws things their way, and as they all try to figure it out along the way. This book is just as much about love as it is about family and friendship. It is just as much about happiness and lightness and good times as it is about the trials and tribulations that life can bring your way. It is just as much about the strength and fire and determination you have as it is about those moments when you let the enormity of it all just hit you and let that vulnerability show.

When You Became Mine is a story that encomapsses so much of everything. Friendship, romance, family dynamics, the intertwining nature of past and present, and what happens when you realize that the one person you needed has been with you the whole time. This story explores the ever evolving relationships of these characters over years of time and shows the varying dynamics they all share. Interwoven with that is a love story that you will not soon forget that is bursting with so much connection and intensity that you will NEED more of.

This is an incredible story of family, friendship, and more connection and fire than you can shake a stick at! When You Became Mine is a heartfelt friends to lovers romance that will wow and consume you on every single page.

This book follows the story of Lawson and Piper, two childhood frenemies who start to realize that the connection they share may mean more than both of them are ready to admit quite yet. When You Became Mine follows them from a young age, through their teenage years, and into adulthood as they face what life has to throw at them. Through love, laughter, pain, heartbreak, and more unforgettable moments than you can imagine, Lawson and Piper and their rest of their families handle life as it comes to them. When tragedy strikes, they band together. When pain comes in, they lean on each other. When the going gets tough, they figure it out one way or another.

The more life throws at them, the more the more these characters try to figure it all out. Yet there is something about the way that Lawson looks at Piper, and the way she starts to look back at him that will stick with you as you journey along with these characters. That boy has loved that girl his whole life, but she’s always been unavailable for one reason or another. This book shows what happens when the pieces for these two finally come back together again, and when they are given that chance to see what could be. When You Became Mine follows Lawson and Piper as they are brought back together in the same space after many years, as they push the buttons only they know how to push, and as they feel and breathe and live the electric pull they share.

What ensues with these two is nothing short of wonderful. It is bursting with the most intense and alluring level of push and pull. It is full of their personalities and their banter that holds such a connection behind it. It is wrought in the best way with their distinctive voices that make this story truly theirs. This story is them, it is real and full of feels, and it just feels good to read. I can’t say that enough. Reading this book made my heart happy, and getting to be right in the thick of what Piper and Lawson are sharing will give you so much that you will love. And it is all brought to life in the most real and engaging way through A.S. Teague’s phenomenal writing.

What I really loved about this book was how much I got to know each and every one of these incredible characters through this book. A.S. Teague does the most exceptional job of showing these characters throughout their lives, at their best, at their worst, at moments that stop them all in their tracks, and in moments that give them everything. She shows you them in their truest forms, and more than that, she allows you to understand and love them on the deepest of levels. She gives you Lawson and Piper and Hampton and all of the other amazing and memorable characters that make up this world. These characters made this world one that I was so not ready to leave, and I loved that.

I loved getting to know and love all of these characters. I loved getting to see all of their interwoven stories and relationships unfold in this book. I loved getting to be there in the tough moments that pushed them all to the edge. I loved getting to be there with Lawson and Piper as they inched closer to that tipping point of changing everything between them. I loved getting to see how friendship and longing and tangible connection came together in this story to make one helluva love story. I loved that this story just gave me these characters. It gave me them, flaws and hearts and crazy wonderfulness and all, and that was just the best.


The actual best.

What I also loved something fierce about this book was getting everything that I did with Piper and Lawson. Those two are gems and the fire and intense push and pull they share is off the charts. That push and pull is amplified by the fact that neither of them really wants to tip the boat and give into what they are sharing together. You see Lawson has been infatuated with Piper since they were young children, but there have always been things that have held him back from expressing what he feels. When he finally comes back to town after years away he must face those feelings for Piper head on, and he must figure out what in the world he’s going to do with them now. Piper has always viewed Lawson as the older brother/friend who loves to annoy the crap out of her. He knows all the right buttons to push, just like she does, and their back and forth and banter knows no bounds. But when Lawson returns, and is sexier and more muscular than ever, she soon starts to give into feelings that have always been there in some way for her.

What ensues between the two of them is full of fire, personality, and a connection that will draw you in like a moth to a flame. What those two share is bursting with a chemistry that is so specific to them, and what  you get with them along the way as they figure it all out will have you loving them with all that you have.

Trust me.

There is no possible way to meet Piper and Lawson and not love them. There is no way you will meet them and not feel their pull or their presence with one another. There is no way you can meet them and not believe in what they are sharing and building. It’s simply impossible to resist the allure and pull and meaning those two share together.

A.S. Teague shows in every word of this book how things soon start to change for Lawon and Piper. Their glances become longer and more meaningful, their feelings start to grow exponentially, and they start to see and hope and think of what could be. With the events of this story interwoven with what they’re sharing, this story balances the perfect amount of love, friendship, a little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of connection that you will literally not be able to get enough of. Through every part of this story you get more of them, more of that pull that sears them to one another, and more of everything they are sharing and building together. Through it all A.S. Teague invests you in the, and everyone around them, with your whole heart, and you will absolutely love every moment you get with them all.

You will love the moments that make you smile and laugh with the shenanigans of this wonderful and blended family of characters. You will love the moments that tug at your heart and make you feel all the things for them as they face the many challenges they do. You will love the moments that just allow them to be them, to feel and share what they do, and that become the foundation for what is created between Lawson and Piper in the pages of this book. You will love getting to experience and feel every ounce of what those two share and how very real it all soon becomes. You will love getting to be there through the longing and fire and connection and intensity that grows into something so heartfelt, something so honest and vulnerable, and something so beyond right.

What you get with Lawson and Piper in When You Became Mine will show you just how right things can be when given the chance to thrive. Sure the ride may take a few twists and turns along the way, and it may take these characters to places and moments they never thought they’d be in, but in the end it is all so worth it. So beyond worth it. Because what you get with them in this story will make you feel good, will show you every part of these characters, and will have you believing and knowing with all that you have that some things are just meant to be.

What A.S. Teague created in this story was just fantastic. It was so easy to read and enjoy, and it just felt good to read. I never wanted this story to end because I never wanted to leave this world or these characters, and I love that I felt that so strongly through every page. What she gives you with her unforgettable characters is a story that will reach every part of your heart, and that will show you again and again the true power and meaning and amazingness of friends and family.

When You Became Mine was the perfect friends to lovers romance that will flood you with heart and humor and more personality and connection than you can shake a stick at, all while giving you a love story that will melt you something fierce. You will absolutely LOVE this story and these characters and everything you get with them. I promise you. A.S. Teague completely delivered it all in this book with these characters, and she will have you loving every single word of what she so incredibly brings to life in every amazing page of this story.

So get on to loving this story because there is no way you won’t fall heart first in love with Lawson and Piper and all of the other outstanding characters of this world. You will love them and their quirkiness and their tenacity and their honest hearts with your whole heart, and that is just a fraction of what makes this a truly outstanding read.

About the Author:

A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

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Title: WHEN YOU BECAME MINE

Author: A.S. Teague

Genre: Contemporary

About When You Became Mine:

I was twelve years old when I fell in love with Piper Kelley. Even at the age of eight, she was everything I wasn’t: brave, bold, and beautiful.

The night of my college graduation party, I finally made my move, but Piper only had eyes for one man—my younger brother.

With a battered heart, I left for Vegas, determined to put her behind me. But eight years later, fate proved once again that it had never cared about my plans.

Now, I’m back home, and determined not to fall into the same trap I spent the majority of my adolescence trying to escape.

But when Piper finds herself at the risk of losing her medical license, I realize just how far I’m willing to go to protect her.

I was twelve when Piper Kelley became mine.

It’s time I let her know.

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He tucked a stray strand of hair behind my ear, his hand lingering as his thumb swiped the last bit of moisture from my face. “I love this song.”

My brows wrinkled and I strained my ears to hear what song was playing. “Yeah.” I forced a small smile and let my eyes flutter shut. My body began to sway with the music, and I let the artist’s soulful voice wash over me. “Maybe one day I’ll get to dance at their concert.”

Lawson moved and I opened my eyes to see him stand. Jumping from the last two steps, he turned back to me, his hand outstretched. “Why wait?”

With a soft smile on his face, his eyes sparkled as he asked, “Dance with me?”

I shook my head. “No, uh, I’m not really good.”

He laughed, the sound warming me. “Me neither. Come on.”

What the hell?

I stood and brushed off the back of my pants, hesitating. Who was this guy? His smile widened, and he winked—Lawson Reed, the nerdiest man I knew actually winked at me, before giving his outstretched hand a little shake. With a lift of my shoulders, I sucked in a breath before stepping into his open arms.

It was strange at first, but when he pulled me in close I rested my head on his chest, desperate for any morsel of comfort I could get. His heart beat strong, steady, in rhythm with my own. I allowed my lids to flutter shut again and I inched myself closer, holding Lawson impossibly tighter while he slowly rocked me back and forth.

The music played, and I got lost in the words.

The way they felt.

The way Lawson felt.

The way I felt in Lawson’s arms.

All too soon, the song ended, and a more upbeat one took its place.

About the Author:

A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

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

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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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Synopsis:

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.

*****5 UNFORGETTABLY AMAZING STARS*****

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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Releasing Now: 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!

READ THE TRUTH ABOUT US NOW:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

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

Read it now:

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Synopsis:

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.

*****5 COMPLETELY AMAZING STARS*****

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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Releasing Now: The Red Ledger Part 5 by Meredith Wild

The Red Ledger Series (part 5)

by Meredith Wild

Release Date: 10th September

Genre: Suspense/thriller

The Red Ledger, a binge-worthy suspense/thriller series with Wild’s

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Synopsis

TOMORROW ISN’T PROMISED…

I’ve seen death. I’ve watched my place in the world fall away. Every day, the life I’ve chosen with Tristan changes shape. It’s not the life I wanted for us, but it’s ours. I accept this, as unready as I sometimes feel to face the dark side of humanity he knows too well.

Now the person who’s responsible for putting us on this path has slipped from our grasp. Our grand plans to free Tristan from the life of a mercenary are unraveling. Friends are looking more like foes, and the truth we’ve been searching for is uglier than we could have ever imagined.

Every tomorrow brings a new fight I pray we can win. But what if tomorrow is something I’ve taken for granted all this time? What if we’ve met our match? What if tomorrow never comes?

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“Meredith Wild effortlessly moves into the suspense genre, joining the ranks of James Patterson and Robert Ludlum. Thrilling, suspenseful and heart-stopping!”

-New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre

*****5 AMAZING INTENSE STARS*****

Just when I think that there is no possible way that Meredith Wild can addict anymore to the series, she goes and does just that. From the very first page, to the very last, this book owned me. It owned my mind, every feeling it gave me, and it owned every single part of me as this fifth part unfolded. I didn’t know if it was possible for her to up that ante more, to make things more intense, or to pull me in more than I already was, but she did that and more in this addition to the series.

Suffice to say, I am more concerned than ever with in this series and with everything that I have gotten with Tristan and Isabel.

Their story has spanned countries, has taken them both places far and wide, and has made them both question everything. This installment really pushed them both. While I don’t want to reveal too much of what happened within the pages of the story, because you deserve to experience it for yourself, I will tell you that you will absolutely love every word of what you get in this part of their story. You will love the intensity of it. You will love how it keeps you on the edge of your seat every single word. You will love how you really do not know what that next page will bring these characters and everything that is happening. You will love that this part of their story will give you more than you ever thought possible.

Things are coming into place. Things are clicking and pieces are coming together and you get that through every part of the story. What you put together with Tristan and Isabel will have your heart even more in this, will have you dying for more, and will have you knowing that this truly is a series you will never ever want to forget.

Just when you thought this series couldn’t get more intense, just when you thought you couldn’t love these characters more, and just when you thought there was no way your adrenaline and your heart and your feels could race even more, Meredith Wild gives you more. She gives you more moments that will shock you, more moments that will have you knowing this is a truly unforgettable story, and more moments that will invest you in the sweeping and consuming love story of Tristan and Isabel.

I loved every single word of what I got in this part of their story. I loved how it gave me more of them, I loved how it shocked me, I loved how it felt like more of those pieces were coming together, and I absolutely loved how Meredith Wild once again let me be a part of it all. She brought the action, the romance, the fire and connection to life in a way that is truly exceptional.

I am telling you, you have never read a story like this one. You have never read a story that brings together romance and intensity and action and adrenaline pumping moments quite like this one does. You have never read a story that will own you as much is this one does. You have never read a story that will addict you to it’s every word and feel and moment like this one does. You have never read a story that is so vividly and viscerally brought to life like The Red Ledger Series is by Meredith Wild.

I truly cannot say enough good things about this book. Or this series. It has the perfect level of intensity, while also giving me an emotional love story that knows no bounds. What I’ve gotten along the way with Tristan and Isabel is nothing short of incredible. Their love and their feelings for one another deepen the more I get with them, and I honestly just can’t wait for more. I can’t wait for more of them, I can’t wait for more of the action and adrenaline that goes with them wherever they are, and I can’t wait for more of this spectacular series.

The Red Ledger Part 5 was everything I needed and more. It was perfectly intense, it shocked me in ways that I was not prepared for, it had the adrenaline pumping like crazy through me, and it had me loving every single word of what I read. Tristan and Isabel and their story are truly in a league of their own, and this fifth part just showed me that even more. This series is one of the most gripping, unforgettable, and intense series you’ll ever have the pleasure of reading.

I am telling you if you give it a chance, if you read it, you’ll love it. You will absolutely love every word of it. You will love how it steals your breath away. You will love how it keeps you on the edge. You will love how it gives you a heart rendering love story through it all, and in the end you will love what Meredith Wild so spectacularly gives you with her characters and this world and this story.

“The Red Ledger is Wild’s most daring, suspenseful, and brilliantly executed work to date.”

-USA Today bestseller Angel Payne

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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.

Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at www.meredithwild.com.

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Review Post: Break My Fall (The Breaking Trilogy #1) by M. Mabie

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Break My Fall by M. Mabie

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Jay Aheer, Simply Defined Art

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Jamie Walker

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Synopsis: “The first time I returned to Lancaster was for my brother’s funeral.

The second time was for Myra.”

For twelve years, I lived alone in my cabin, building a life with my two bare hands. I was free from their rules, their policies, and their lies.

They are a cult.

My father is their leader.

To protect my brother’s widow, I’m making her my wife. It’s her only way out.

But drawn to the purity in her deep blue eyes and the innocence of her gentle voice, I wonder if I’m not the biggest monster of them all. I have to save her from them and myself. Because every second I spend with this timid woman, I fight the urge to claim her.

Own her.

Make her truly mine.

And I know it’s wrong.

I will break her fall—if I don’t break her first.

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*****5 Completely Unforgettable Stars*****

Gripping. Unique. Enthralling. Unforgettable.

Those are just a few of the words that instantly come to mind when I think about Break My Fall by M. Mabie. As I sit here thinking about this book there are so many other positive adjectives that come to mind when I think of this story and what M. Mabie created within it. Raw, intensely real, and authentic. Emotional and all-feeling in every way. Exceptionally written and crafted through every page. Life changing, heart gripping, and utterly magnificent. Mind blowing and bursting with moments that will have you questioning everything. Phenomenal, outstanding, and just damn good.

I could seriously go on and on about this book and what it creates with Myra and Abraham.

Their story is unlike any other story I have ever read.

I have NEVER read a book like this one. I have NEVER experienced a book like this one. I have NEVER lived in a world quite like this one or met characters like the ones I found in this book. I have NEVER had writing completely transport me into a world or into a character’s head or into such consuming and unforgettable moments in such a way like I did while reading this book. I promise you have NEVER read or experienced or lived a story like this one, and that is just part of what makes this one of the most exceptional stories I have ever gotten my hands on.

What M. Mabie creates in this book, in the start of this trilogy, is wholly unique, encapsulating in its own spectacular way, and will take you into a world that you have never been a part of. A world made up of people with their own rules, their own laws, and their own way of doing things. A world made up of banding ceremonies and helpmeets, a world brimming with seclusion and oppression, a world where nothing is as it seems, yet no one knows the real depths and pulls of it all. A world of lies, of freedom, of fight and fire.

A world unlike any other I have been in while reading a book, and a world that I can’t wait to find myself back in as soon as humanly possible.

I am telling you, you have never read a book quite like this one. You have never met characters like the ones you will meet and love and discover in this book. You have never experienced a story like the one M. Mabie exceptionally crafts and brings to life in Break My Fall. You have never been in a world like Lancaster or met people like the ones who reside in that place.

You have never read a book that so meticulously, thoughtfully, and outstandingly meshes religion, romance, faith, emotion, family, longing and intensity and build quite like this one does.

What M. Mabie creates in this book is nothing short of everything. It is a slow burning romance that will push heart and your moral compass and your mind to places you’ve never been or felt before. It will have you wondering what in the world the rest of this series will bring about for Abraham and Myra and the world they call home. It will have you NEEDING to know what happens next. It will have you wondering what may or may not continue to grow between Myra and Abraham, all while you wonder and feel and live and breathe every ounce of what they gave you in this story. This book is their journey of faith, of family, of obligation, of fight and determination, of new beginnings, of things they never expected and more. It is their struggle, them giving it all for a triumph they don’t even know if they want or deserve or something they will even get to have, and it is them all the way through, from beginning to end, from pagp to page, in the most exceptional way.

Break My Fall is about what happens when one man’s journey home turns his life completely upside down and takes him back to a place he never wanted to see again. It is about what happens when faith and religion and newness and questions intersect in the most consuming way. It is about what happens when the one person who was supposed to mean nothing, turns out to mean EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. It is about the journey, the fight, the questions and wondering, the chances, the risks, and what it all means. This story is about what happens when two worlds collide, literally, figuratively, emotionally, physically, and in every other way possible. And when that collision happens y’all…well it makes for one of the most mesmerizing and unique and encapsulating reading experiences you will EVER have.

Trust me.

I read this book days ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I still can’t stop thinking about these characters and their lives and what they’re beginning to share with one another. I can’t stop thinking about what is going to happen next, what has already happened, and what it all means. I can’t stop thinking about the emotion and the religion and the craziness that unfolded within the pages of this book. I can’t stop thinking about what M. Mabie created in this book and so incredibly brought to life with her words. I can’t stop thinking about it all.

These characters and this story and this world have overtaken me, and I love it. I love that I can’t stop feeling what I did while reading this book. I love that I can’t stop thinking and wondering about Lancaster, and what’s really happening there, and what will happen as more pieces come to this puzzle. I love that I just NEED more, more of that emotion, more of that raw honesty, more of what is so extraordinarily building between Myra and Abraham, more of what is pulling them together, yet pushing them apart in the same breath…more of it all. I want it all with them, I need it all with them, and I HAVE to have it all with them. The level of what I feel for their characters and this story and what M. Mabie is so dynamically creating in this world and series truly sets this book in a league of its own.

This book gave me life while I read it, and I do not say that lightly.

There were so many moments while reading where my breath was stolen because of the intensity of the moments in the pages of this book. There were other moments that shocked me to my core. Whether it was from the rules of Lancaster, what Myra or Abraham were doing or feeling, or whether it was from the moments they so vividly shared together, I was shocked. I felt that shock, the emotion and the physical effects that went with it, and I felt the changes that brought to these characters and what they shared. There were moments in this book where I practically swooned for Abraham and the goodness and the thoughtfulness of that man. There were moments when I practically cheered for Myra as she took chances that must’ve been so scary and felt so risky.

There were moments that had me practically YELLING at my kindle for one reason or another. Whether it was because I wanted and needed these characters to give into even just a morsel of what was so intensely and authentically building between them….or if it was the moments where things started to change and their worlds and perspectives and minds meshed and flip flopped and swayed in the most unforgettable and tangible of ways…or whether it was the moments that had me so vividly connected to these characters and their journeys and their feelings as they tried to wade their way through the murky waters of what is right, what is wrong, what is and isn’t okay, and as they came into their own...all of it had my heart and soul and mind and breath and voice in this story.

I lived this story as much as it gave me life and that is a true testament to what M. Mabie so phenomenally creates in every page of this book.

What I loved about this story was that as much as it is a slow burning romance that will give you the feels and emotion and heart and connection you crave in a love story, it will also give you a story that will make you think and question and wonder about everything.

The way that M. Mabie so incredibly weaves together a story that infuses faith and religion and morals and choice together made for a story unlike any other I have read before. I am not a religious person, I am not someone who even knows that much about religion, but I was fascinated by the way M. Mabie so carefully and thoughtfully brought religion, and every aspect of it, into this story. She finds a way to perfectly balance the religion and the pieces of this cult and the faith these characters have in way that isn’t too much, yet holds an exceptional level of meaning for them and their story as it all unfolds. The way religion and faith are almost their own characters and presence in this story is just one of the many amazing aspects this authors brings to life in Break My Fall.

That along with the moments that will make you question everything, that will have you wondering what you would do or what you would feel or what you would think, and those moments that will make you think long and hard about what is right and wrong, what is okay, what is a bad choice or a good choice, and what it means when control and consent and independence and choice mesh together will just give you it all. And then some.

That was this entire book. It was everything and then some. It was so much more, so much glorious more, and it just blew me away with everything it had.

I have never read a book like this, and as I read this story I found myself wanting to slow down my pace of reading because I never wanted it to end. I never wanted to leave what this author was bringing to life in me and in this world and in these characters. I never wanted to leave the intense and honest connection that was building so intricately between Abraham and Myra. I never wanted to leave this story that made me question and wonder about everything, every choice, every scripture, every word and feeling and moment. I never wanted to leave it all, and that just left me more than ready for the rest of this trilogy.

Break My Fall is hands down one of my top reads for the year and one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It was different, it was memorable, it was a world unlike any other I have lived in, and it gave me two complicated, real, and authentic characters that I immediately connected to. What you get within their heads, what you live and breathe with them in this story, and what you feel with them along the way as this all unfolds will break you in ways, will push you in others, will have every part of your mind and heart and soul with them through it all, and in the end, will have you knowing that what you’ve just experienced with them was nothing short of everything.

This book is one that I will never forget reading. And as I sit here writing this review, all I can think about is how much I want more of these characters, more of this unforgettable and dynamic world, and more of what M. Mabie so outstandingly created in this book. This author is a true writer with a talent that knows no bounds, and every bit of that shows in what she brings to life in Break My Fall.

Excerpt:

A cloud of smoke followed the silver-haired woman out the door of the main building onto the covered porch outside, and she shot the butt of her cigarette into the dirt in front of the semi.

“Your mother’s been trying to reach you.”

My phone had died two days earlier, and I’d forgotten to bring a charger. Mom was the only person I still spoke with from Lancaster, but it was rare for her to call me, and I only reached out a few times a year.

“Say what she wanted?” I asked and slid my hands into worn leather gloves.

“Honey, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but your brother passed away last night.”

Ted Grier hung back in the doorway, watching. Both of their faces wore sympathy.

“Pardon?”

“Your brother passed, Abe. You should call her back. Come on in and use the phone.”

I hadn’t spoken to my brother in years, but when I left home with no plans to return, I just assumed things would stay how I left them. They’d cling to their Bibles and bands and keep living in their own warped version of reality. They’d stay tucked under the strict thumb of the Legacies and God, or at least the way they interpreted him, and I’d live my life in the woods, free of their judgment and rules.

Alone and how I liked it.

They lived how they wanted, and I did the same.

I squinted in the mid-day sun, and the tension in my neck pinched even tighter.

“Jacob died?”

Ted limped to the stoop, tapped a Camel from his pack and lit it. “Son, you wanna come inside for a minute? Call your family?”

I did not. Calling them was the last thing I wanted.

It was almost noon, and I still had more than half day’s work to finish. The tobacco in the air was thick as I pulled it into my chest. “I’ll call when I get home.”

It was supposed to rain for the next four days in the hills, and there was work that needed to be done. Calling in the middle of the day wasn’t going to do anything but put me behind, and my brother would still be dead that evening.

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M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes everything from steamy romantic comedies to angst-filled, pull your hair out drama. She enjoys it all. With her unconventional love stories, she tries to embody “real-life romance.”

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.

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Releasing Now: Break My Fall (The Breaking Trilogy #1) by M. Mabie

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Break My Fall by M. Mabie
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Jay Aheer, Simply Defined Art
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Jamie Walker

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Synopsis:

“The first time I returned to Lancaster was for my brother’s funeral.

The second time was for Myra.”

For twelve years, I lived alone in my cabin, building a life with my two bare hands. I was free from their rules, their policies, and their lies.

They are a cult.

My father is their leader.

To protect my brother’s widow, I’m making her my wife. It’s her only way out.

But drawn to the purity in her deep blue eyes and the innocence of her gentle voice, I wonder if I’m not the biggest monster of them all. I have to save her from them and myself. Because every second I spend with this timid woman, I fight the urge to claim her.

Own her.

Make her truly mine.

And I know it’s wrong.

I will break her fall—if I don’t break her first.

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M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes everything from steamy romantic comedies to angst-filled, pull your hair out drama. She enjoys it all. With her unconventional love stories, she tries to embody “real-life romance.”

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.

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Review Post: The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet) by Aly Martinez

Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Lies is now live and part of KindleUnlimited! The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th! You can pre-order it from Amazon now.

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Synopsis:

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

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

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*****5 Unforgettable Emotional & Intensely Twisty Stars*****

Lie: I only kind of liked this book.

Lie: I’ve read tons of books and stories like this one.

Lie: I only have a few things to say about this book.

There are so many things I want and need to say about The Truth About Lies by Aly Martinez…and honestly I don’t even know where to start because this book was that damn good that I’m still in literal awe of it days after finishing it.

I can’t get this story out of my head. I can’t stop thinking about it. All. The. Time.  I can’t stop my brain from wracking itself crazy in the best way with what this book so meticulously and thoughtfully created within its pages. I can’t stop wondering what will happen next as this story concludes. I can’t stop feeling the physical and deeply emotional effect these characters and their story have had on me. I still feel them. I can still feel their pain and emotion and love and fire. I still find myself thinking and wondering about them. I still find myself utterly consumed and enraptured by their presence, their strength and the shear determination and fight they have.

I haven’t been able to stop thinking or feeling or living or breathing this story since I finished it. And I love it. I LOVE that I have been owned by this story. I love that what Aly Martinez so exceptionally created in this book has left a permanent mark on me, my head, and my heart. I love that I know this book, this story, these characters, and what I experienced with them will never fully leave me. I love that these characters have become so ingrained with me since I finished their story. I love that there really is no going back for me after reading this story and meeting Penn and Cora. I LOVE  that I need the conclusion to their story more than I need my next breath. I love that these characters and this story were so dynamic, so memorable, and so damn special that I find myself wishing I could live in their world forever.

This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It has begun one of the most gripping stories I have ever had the chance to experience as a reader. It has addicted me and ensnared me within its grasp, and I honestly never want it to let go. I never want to be rid of these characters, or their moments, or their world because that is how beautifully and epically consumed I am with them.

This story is one unlike any other I have ever read. And I feel as if I say that every time I read a book by Aly Martinez, but that statement just continues to become truer every time I say it or type it. Each and every one of her stories are unlike any other I have read or experienced. Each and every one of her stories up the ante. Each and every one of them push me to the edge in a different and magnificent way. Each and every one of her stories makes me feel and live and breathe her the story she is presenting to me in such a dynamic way.

With each new book and story and world she creates, this author continues to blow me away. She continues to have me desperate for all of her words and characters and what her brilliant mind can create. She has me addicted to the emotional murdering her stories bring to life in the most tangible way, and I have truly never been happier to be murdered in feels, than I am when I’m reading a book by Aly Martinez. Her writing and storytelling are truly exceptional, and that was present in every page of The Truth About Lies.

This book was EVERYTHING. EV-ER-Y-THING.

It was emotional and raw. It was memorable. It was funny as hell in moments, and heartbreakingly sad in others. There are moments in this book that will make you smile, others that will make you angry at what these characters have lived through or what they must continue to fight for, and so many moments that will make you cry all the tears. And I do mean all the tears. (Have your tissues ready.) This book was suspenseful and twisty and turny in a way you will be in no way prepared for. It was written and crafted so thoughtfully, and let me tell you, just when you think you know what’s happening and you’ve got it all figured out, you will be SHOCKED by what that next page or chapter brings.

This book has Aly Martinez’s distinctive writing style and voice that perfectly weaves together a story that will literally leave you in awe. You will finish this book with a heart that is bursting for these characters, with lungs that are out of breath from everything this story delivers to you, and with a mind that is reeling in more ways than one because of what you get within the pages of this book. And honestly, that is just part of what makes this such an extraordinary book.

I want to tell you all the things about this book and this story and what you’ll get when you read it, but in the same breath I want to tell you nothing because you NEED to experience this book for yourself. You need to just go into, and be ready to be owned by it. You have to read it for yourself, you have to meet Penn and Cora, and experience your own level of addiction with what they give you. Read the blurb for this book or don’t read the blurb, go in blind or read all the reviews, but just do yourself the biggest favor of your life and read this book. It would be such a mistake to miss reading this book and to miss experiencing the epic story it has to give you.

When I tell you I loved every word of this book, and that it was one of the best books I have EVER read, I do not say that lightly. Those aren’t just words I’m throwing out there…they’re the absolute truth. I mean that with every part of me. This book, its world, and its characters will give you something unlike any other book you’ve read, and it will own you. It will own your thoughts and your emotions. It will own your heart and your mind. It will own your breaths and every feeling you have. It will own every recess of your mind…and you will love it because I promise you, you have never read a book quite like this one.

The Truth About Lies is a story that is dark and gritty. It takes place in a world that is measured in moments and minutes and anguish. It is a world full of bad people, horrible circumstances, heartbreakingly hard choices, and a reality that is harder to swallow than any pill. It’s also a world of people doing all that they can to make it better, to make it survivable, to make it okay as it possibly can be. It is the heart and soul of these characters and this world that makes this book what it is.

This story is one that presents a world that isn’t always easy, one that is rough inside and out, and one that will hurt your heart more times than you can count with the darkness it brings to these characters lives, but in the same breath this world is one full of little cracks. Little cracks that let the light shine in. Little cracks that let these characters breathe and loosen the things that keep them bound. Little cracks that let one breath in and one breath out. Little cracks that show the shear tenacity and fight these characters have. Little cracks that block out the shadows and darkness of it all, if only for a moment in time. Little cracks that let the truth come in and the lies go out.

Little cracks that slowly but surely change everything. Little cracks that start to mean everything. Little cracks that show you and these characters that everything is changing, that everything isn’t as it seems, and that everything is about to get a helluva lot more complicated.

It is in those moments, and every other moment in between that will have you in love with every word of this book. It is the moments in this book where you physically feel the twists and turns, the revelations, the shocks, and everything in between with these characters that will have you feeling every word of this book. (And let me tell you now, those reveals will shake you to your core. Literally.)  It is the moments with Penn and Cora as they share what they do, as they fight what they’re feeling, as their intensity and connection for one another grows exponentially, and as they start to take that chance that will have you basking in every word of this book. It is in those moments with these characters at their best, at their worst, in their highest of highs and lowest of lows, with every heartbeat and breath in between that will have you knowing that every word of this book is exceptional.

It is in those all of those moments, all of those little cracks, all of those instances with Penn and Cora, with Drew and the girls, with River and Savannah, and with every other part and piece of this world that will draw you in like a moth to the biggest flame of your life, capture every single part of you and consume you within it all, and that will have you knowing that this story will be everything. Everything and then some. Everything and then some more.

What Aly Martinez so exceptionally gives you in The Truth About Lies will change the game for you. It will push you the edge, leave you literally dangling and grasping for more, and it will have you so enraptured that you won’t know which way is up. And that is just part of what makes this such a spectacular book.

The Truth About Lies is a story of loss, unimaginable pain and anguish and heartbreak, and how your life, your circumstances, and your choices can bring you to places you never wanted to be. It’s a story of broken hopes and shattered hearts. In the same breath it is also a story of tenacity, of heart and fight, of love, for yourself, for others, and for the one who changes everything. It’s a story of One In and One Out, and the healing power of it all.

This book is a story of the lies we tell ourselves and the truth we find. A story of what’s black and white, the in between, and the grey area that can give you everything if you let it. This is a story about what happens when the pieces break, when the picture of you and your life shatters, and how you put it all back together again when you’re not even sure how to take your next breath.

The Truth About Lies is a story of how far you are willing to go for the ones you love, for the ones you want to protect, for yourself, and for chance at the freedom and healing you never thought could be possible.

This book is one you need in your life. It is one that will own you, move you, break you, make you, and take you to places you’d never thought you’d be, all while giving you everything you didn’t even know you needed. Trust me when I say that this book will own every part of your heart and soul, and believe me when I say that you will NEVER regret reading this book and falling under the unforgettable presence and spell of Penn and Cora.

You won’t regret it one little bit.

Truth: I LOVED this book and every single letter, syllable, word, sentence, paragraph, page and moment of this book was AMAZING.

Truth: I’ve NEVER read a story quite like this one, and I doubt I ever will because that is how exceptional this story is.

Truth: I have ALL the things to say about this book, and if you gave me all the time in the world, it still wouldn’t be anywhere close to enough time to capture how utterly incredible and spectacular this book is.

Truth: I NEED The Truth About Us in my life, in my heart, and in my hands as soon as humanly possible.

And that my friends is the biggest truth of all.

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

Coming September 13

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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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Releasing Now: The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet) by Aly Martinez

Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Lies is now live and on sale for just $2.99 for today only! The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th! You can pre-order it from Amazon now.

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Synopsis:

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

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

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

Coming September 13

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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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Review Post: The Red Ledger Part 4 by Meredith Wild

The Red Ledger Series (part 4)

by Meredith Wild 
Release Date: 14th August
Genre: Suspense/thriller 

The Red Ledger, a binge-worthy suspense/thriller series with Wild’s
signature erotic twist
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Synopsis
 

There’s no turning back…
The second I spared Isabel’s life, everything changed. I used to deal in death wishes. Now the instinct to protect her charts the course. Because every time I turn away from her, something turns me back. She’s uncovered a side of me that I can no longer ignore. Doesn’t change the fact that she doesn’t belong in my world.
Isabel’s learning to hold her own, but nothing can prepare her for the life I’m being called back into. With a long road ahead of us, I won’t make promises I can’t keep. She can barely accept the dark deeds of my past—a bloody history spelled out in a ledger she’s more preoccupied with than I’d like. When an old associate sets a dangerous plan in motion, I can’t hide who I really am. And there’s no turning back… 

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*****5 Unforgettable Stars*****

Meredith Wild continues to deliver it all in every phenomenal word of this series. Just when I think there’s no way I could love this series more than I already do, she ups the ante and intensity of everything she creates. With every word of this fourth part of this series, I fell more in love with these characters, I became more addicted to their story and their world, and I found myself needing even more of it all than I thought possible. With what Meredith Wild so exceptionally creates in this series, she makes you need and want as much as you can get your hands on, and this fourth installment to this amazing series will leave you dying for more. Trust me.

This fourth part picks up right where the last one left off, with Tristan and Isabel trying to do what they can to stay safe on the run, to keep themselves alive, and to figure out a way to make it out of all of this alive. The events of this book take them across the country to a multitude of locations, with more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at. They get more pieces to the puzzle in this part of their story, yet there are so many more questions to be answered. Who is really in charge? Will they make it out alive? What will come next? Who can they really trust?

This next installment will give you so much with them. It will give you answers to many of the questions that this series has brought to your head. It will have you thinking and wondering and questioning everything as you read more of what unfolds. It will give you Tristan and Isabel as their love and relationship deepens and goes to knew levels. It will have you wondering what in the world the next pages and parts of this story will bring. It will give you it all…and then some.

What I loved about this fourth installment was that it really started to push both Tristan and Isabel to figure out what in the world they were doing, what the plan was, and what all the pieces they were getting really meant. This fourth part pushed them both into situations they never thought they’d be in and it makes the reevaluate not only what their actions are, but what in the world they’re going to do with those hearts of theirs. This next part was everything to get with them, and getting to be right in the thick of it with them while they faced it all that came their way was nothing short of spectacular.

I truly can’t say enough how much I am addicted to this series and this world. What Meredith Wild creates within the pages of this installment and this entire series is the perfect romantic suspense. It keeps you on your toes, brings the fire and heated connection that is as intense as the action these two characters face, and it brings you two dynamic characters who are fighting for their lives, for their freedom, and for their love and themselves.

I have no doubt that Meredith Wild will continue to blow us all away with what she has planned for this series. If you have been reading and enjoying this series, you will absolutely love where this fourth installment takes you with Tristan and Isabel. This part will leave you guessing and wondering, it’ll have you on the edge of your seat and breathless from what you get with these characters, and in the end, it’ll just have you dying and so beyond ready for more. Meredith Wild truly delivers it all and then some in this book and series, and what you get with these characters will just have you loving it all the more!!

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Reborn: The Red Ledger

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Meet The Author
 

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.
In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.
Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at www.meredithwild.com.
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