Title: Beneath the Lies
Author: Riann C. Miller
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2016
Beneath the lies are emerald eyes.
Growing up an only child, Kate Reynolds lived a normal, almost sheltered life. When the unthinkable happens and Kate is left all alone in the world, and set to inherit her parents’ fortune, she discovers the evils that truly exist.
Gavin Loman has a tumultuous past: losing his father at a young age, a mother with a destructive personality, and buried secrets even he does not truly understand the depths of. Striking out on his own, he is finally making a name for himself . . . until a green-eyed girl who haunts his dreams comes crashing into his life.
When hidden truths are unveiled and pasts collide, Gavin must protect those he loves from becoming victims to the terrors of his childhood. However, not everything is as it seems . . .
What would you do if everything you held dear was threatened? When the truth you believed is weaved with lies?
A perfect dark, truthful and heartbreaking story.
It broke my heart but I was also able to smile at the end despite the tears. BENEATH THE LIES is a very intense and addictive love story that has so many beautifully dark elements flowing throughout it.
I adored the feisty personality that Kate portrayed throughout the entire story. At times I didn't know what she would chose or how she could ever be sane again, but her personality shown through. I was delighted by the way her choices made her an even stronger female heroine.
Gavin Loman is one of those sexy male leads that just makes you want more and more of him. Aside from his charming self and good looks, not to mention intelligent in his own right, he also exuded so much control in many different forms. In a way you could say that they way his past turned out, it led to him to become the man that he is. In control of his own life, knows what he needs and how to get it. But in the same way, losing his father at a very young age and having a mother that can never truly become a person he could rely on or learn from, all that? It can trigger a very dark part in someones mind..
Maybe some secrets are better left untold, whilst others must be set free.
In Gavin and Katy's case? Some secrets are just too deep in their own right and have too much darkness flowing through them to become some sort of good for anybody..
The developing relationship between those too was so in a weird way both calm and intense at the same time. Their characteristics meshed so well together but they were different in many different ways. I loved how Katy was staying true to her own self and what she knew but when it came down to it, she let some of those walls down.. Gavin thought he had won over control, and maybe at one point he thought that was enough but when it came to Katy he just knew that some things, are bound to chance.
Saying that, it wasn't an easy relationship between them. No. They had their fair share of dissagreements and who wouldn't agree that such strong personalities would at any instance turn towards a dead end.. or in other words, come to a point of choosing what you know OR choosing what is best.
And lets not forget the steamy chemistry between them. I mean, it was one of those things that had me blushing and grinning like an idiot. LOVED IT.
BENEATH THE LIES is an addictive read that truly knows how to balance dark and intense with steamy, soulful and heartbreaking.
Thank you so much to Riann C. Miller for the ARC of a gorgeous story!! It's a masterpiece of two characters finding each others soul in one another, and a story line that takes guessing the next move to a new level :)
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Riann C. Miller is a native of the mid-west where she lives with her husband and two children. Riann has a serious love (maybe even addiction) to reading and a serious passion for romance. Her first release Unlikely Love release September 2015.