Complicated (Secrets and Lies #2)
by M.M. Koenig
Mia Ryan has learned the hard way that her choices can have horrible
consequences. Taking an offer that was supposed to get her life back on track was
nothing but a ploy. To keep the ones she holds dear safe, she's forced to finish
what she started, without any hope of finding out why she was targeted in the first
place. Though Mia has Ethan by her side, she can't seem to believe in him,
especially since most of his life remains a mystery.
Ethan Fitzgerald has done everything in his power to prove to Mia that she can
trust him, but it never seems to be enough to convince her to drop the last wall
around her heart. With deep and dark secrets lurking around every corner, he has
his own plan to keep Mia from any danger, but it may just shatter their love
There are so many questions – with even more shocking answers – and when Mia
uncovers the truth, nothing will ever be the same...
★✩★✩★ 5- And just so you know... I love you! -Stars ★✩★✩★
~this review contain spoilers from Book One-Conflicted~
Even with the truth out, I was on edge with the unknown that was ahead of me. The amount of mistakes I had made had left a minefield for me to navigate. One wrong step had the potential to blow everything to pieces. I deserved any consequence, but that didn't mean I wasn't terrified.
When Mia Ryan took a deal making her a mole in a corrupt company in an attempt to bring them down, she knew it would be dangerous but she never expected to fall for anyone within those walls-however, Ethan Fitzgerald pursued her with the determination of a bull and she stood no chance against him. Love was the last thing she was looking for but if found her nonetheless, even if it was born from deceit. Now that she has revealed the truth to Ethan, and it seems that she was targeted and manipulated into her current situation, she has to figure who has her in their sights and why. With the help of her friends, and Ethan at her side, she has to dig her way through the past to uncover secrets she never knew existed. But just because Mia has Ethan with her, doesn't mean she fully trusts him quite yet-he is still a complete mystery to her, a mystery full of secrets himself, secrets he refuses to divulge in order to keep her safe. He wants her to have faith in him, to trust that he will protect her, but when her past is uncovered it changes everything she ever knew and what he hid from her could destroy everything. No one is safe, nothing is as it seems, danger lurks around every corner, trust and honesty are in short supply and Mia has to decide just how far she's willing to go to protect those she loves.
“You need to have faith in me, Mia. I know you love me. I shouldn't have questioned it. I have a feeling loving one another is never going to be our issue. Our biggest obstacle is going to be whether we're able to get past our demons and believe in each other.”
Buckle your seat-belts, your in for one helluva ride. There is very little I can say without spoiling the story so I'm gonna keep this short and sweet. The chemistry between Mia and Ethan is as hott as ever and we are gifted with some seriously smokin sex scenes (my favorites were in the pool & at the party – drool). But passions aren't the only explosions to take place here. Being under so much stress, and with two hotheads involved, when their tempers flair everyone should take cover. Their arguments have a tendency to blow the roof off every single time, there is no such thing as small disagreements with these two and they flip emotions so quickly is causes whiplash. It's clear they love each other, but is it enough? I can admit to some serious frustration with the both of them and Ethan comes across as a bit of a hypocrite at times. He DEMANDS complete honesty from Mia, and keeps throwing her past lies in her face, all while he is keeping secrets FROM HER-some damn big ones too. We also get to see another side to Mia's friends as their tempers come into play. I have yet to find a calm one in the group, but their loyalty to Mia and their desperation to help her cannot be denied. PLUS, we get the added bonus of meeting some of Ethan's friends, bringing a whole new crew of characters into the mix and I loved every single one of them. So many characters, so much deception, so many secrets revealed, so much action-and not just the sexy kind, it was non-stop. There isn't a single part that you could just breeze through-it all played a part in the overall story. But once again, we are left with an ending that had me screaming. I NEED the next book, like yesterday!! M.M. Koenig has snagged my full attention, and most of my sanity, with this series and I am dying to see what she will do with it next.
I wanted to go back to that point in my life where there was no chance of finding out about a gut-wrenching past. I wanted to go back to the point where there was no double-crossing, blackmailing, or betrayal. I wanted to go back to where there were no secrets and lies
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M. M. Koenig was born and raised in Minnesota. She now lives in the Twin Cities area with her loving dog Marley. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology.
M. M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.
When she has free time and isn't writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer's block at bay.
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