Author: Molly McAdams
Series: (Forgiving Lies #2)
Published: March 4th 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Categories: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
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Summary: The irresistible, blazing-hot sequel to New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Forgiving Lies.
Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they’ve had, she’s ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there’s something else waiting—something threatening to tear them apart.
Kash is ready for it all with Rach. Especially if all includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. With his line of work, he knows how short life can be, and doesn’t want to waste another minute of theirs. But now his past as an undercover narcotics agent has come back to haunt him … and it’s the girl he loves who’s caught in the middle.
Trent Cruz’s orders are clear: take the girl. But there’s something about this girl that has him changing the rules and playing a dangerous game to keep her safe. When his time as Rachel’s protector runs out, he will turn his back on the only life he’s known, and risk everything, if it means getting her out alive.
Review: When I started this, I expected to hop into where it ended in Forgiving Lies. Glad that it took me back to the events prior to the cliffhanger in the first book. I really thought it was the obsessed guy, Blake (how he managed to keep himself alive? Not sure. But he was my number one suspect and I didn’t bother to hypothesize on the how’s) but it turned he wasn’t and it was part of Kash’s job.
Rachel was kidnapped and Kash was doing all he can to save his fiancée. And while Rachel was abducted, she was still lucky that one of them was actually looking out for her. And you can guessed from miles away that the guy had feelings for her. But don’t worry dudettes, Rachel is still has hots for her man, Kash. But being isolated in an unknown place, taken against her will and the only safety net she has was the guy who by the way, was the reason she was in there in the first place; something may have sparked between them.
You know Molly McAdams love triangle is infuriating as it is interesting. Despite the guy obviously in love with her it didn’t play that angle that much. Whatever Rachel or Trent did, it was probably the adrenaline (or something similar) especially they were on the run, with evil guys chasing them down. But I do get Kash as well, seeing he was hell-bent on finding her, risking his job and when he finally saw her in a very uncompromising moment, of course the green eyed monster will emerge.
This is probably the series that I liked from the author. I didn’t hide my frustration over her other titles but this one, hells yeah, I did enjoy it. I also liked Trent, there was a nagging idea trying to escape from my head when I was reading it but I tried to suppress it because I don’t story to be more complicated. I’m relieved that the Trent angle was handled properly; but on the other hand curiosity didn’t stop bothering me the whole time. In the end relief outdone the curiosity. So in short, I did like how things went.
Is it me or Trent could be a good material for another novel. You know, I really like those stories about character redemption (with a hint of romance) and I felt his character has that and lot to develop. But maybe that’s just me. I don’t know in some weird way that Trent guy, managed to leave an impression on me while Kash hardly did it for me. Anyway, I’m wrapping this up with ‘I liked it;’ I liked the HEA bits at the end. And well it is indeed a nice story, all things considered; with a bit action, some humor and lotsa romance.
I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
Preview Quote: “I loved the way her loved me, and I loved all his faults. Including his quick reactions based solely on emotions rather then on facts. ” – Rachel