Title: Hidden In Lies (Lies and Truth #1)
Series: Lies and Truth
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2015
Who needs love when you have money?
It used to be enough, but now it’s not.
Not since he walked into my life and made me question everything.
Now I want more, but I know that’s impossible.
Things aren’t always as they seem.
My true self is hidden, and that works for me.
Or it did.
I hide in a bed of deception to disguise myself, and I’m good at it.
Or I was.
I’m Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
I’m a Senator’s wife.
And I hate my life.
After a few minutes, he says, “I know there’s more to you, Elizabeth. I can tell there’s someone hidden inside you dying to come out. I can see it in the fake smile you show everyone, including Cal, the way you frown when you’re alone in your thoughts, and the sadness that’s lurking in your eyes. Why are you hiding?”
God help me, but there’s something in the way he speaks to me that makes me want to lay all my secrets and sins bare. He’s soft and gentle, but most importantly, I believe he wants to know more about me. He’s not asking to gain leverage or use it to his advantage, he’s genuinely concerned. And it makes me want to tell him everything. But the rational side of my brain tells me not to, so I reel in this strange impulse to divulge my secrets to a man I hardly know.
by DebbieIndependent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books.
The blurb doesnt give much away, and I wasn't sure which genre this fell into before I started so I went in, not blind, just a little fuzzy. I mention this, because sometimes knowing which slot it fits into can squew my expectations, so I really had none here.
Elizabeth is a Senator's wife. She is existing within that marriage. Just existing. But she suffers in silence so her mum can get the expensive treatment she needs, since Cal pays for it. After a break in at their house, Cal employs a body guard for Elizabeth, ALex. After Cal decides to run for President, things get worse at home. But Elizabeth is fully aware she made her bed, now she must lay in it. Alex, however, makes her see things differently. And although they both fight it, the attraction is undeniable.
Okay, so, there I was, merrily reading away, not being able to see where this was gonna end, or HOW this was gonna end. OR rather, I could, but it kept switching things and making me not being able to see what I wanted to see and it kept me thinking...thinking...thinking....until I ran out of book! I was reading, and I could see this HEA coming at me, then...the epilogue blew it all out of the water! The entire book is written from Elizabeth's POV, and then you get the epilogue which is from Alex' POV. Just a tiny bit, 2 paragraphs. Normally, I'd say we needed to hear more from Alex, but not here. This here, this book, didn't need Alex to have his say until that point and it totally made me wanna through my kindle at the wall!
CLIFF HANGER, people, this book is a cliff hanger. You need to know this to save your device from a fate worse than death. Mine only survived because I was feeling under the waether and didn't have the strength to hawl it at the wall.
So, now I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED book two, the final part in this duo, to see what happens after that last line. I tell ya, I've read some cliff hanger books but this one, is the best so far!
5 full stars
Rachael Duncan is an Army wife living in North Carolina with her husband and two kids. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in political science. After working on Capitol Hill for a short time, she realized that a career in politics just wasn’t for her. A couple years later, she rediscovered her love for reading and writing. She’s the author of Tackled by Love as well.