Sunday, November 23, 2014

Review ~ 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 forever. 

There are so many questions – with even more shocking answers – and when Mia uncovers the truth, nothing will ever be the same...

Title: Complicated (Secrets and Lies #2)

Author: M.M. Koenig

Genre: New Adult/Romantic Suspense

Publication Date: July 22, 2014 - 356 pgs

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If you missed book one, you'll want to start it first!

Mia Ryan was on the path to make all her dreams come true. Her life was everything she wanted it to be; until one fateful night changed everything – leaving her broken and without direction. Nearly a year later, she still has little faith in anyone or anything. Desperate to reclaim her life’s ambition, she takes an unexpected offer that promises to solve all her problems. But as Mia moves forward, she’s faced with obstacles she couldn’t have foreseen. The biggest of them lies within the mystery of Ethan Fitzgerald; a man who affects her like no other, but who she should avoid pursuing, at all costs.
On a mission himself, Ethan Fitzgerald didn’t care who he pissed off on his road to fulfill his mother’s dying wish. He relied on himself, and was closed off to the world around him – until Mia Ryan walked through his door. Normally one to avoid messy emotions, Ethan’s world is turned upside down by Mia, and he can’t seem to get enough of her.
There are lines you can cross that will change the course of your life forever …

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.

My Thoughts:

You can find my thoughts on book one, Conflicted, here. I would strongly urge you to read it before attempting to read Complicated.

This one was like the last one but more...Complicated. ;-) There were more secrets, lies, motives, doubt, love, sexy talk with Mia and Ethan, and plenty of sacrifice.

I LOVE Ethan and I like Mia even more in this book than the last.

I am intent on reading all of the books in this series. I am totally hooked on these characters and finding out where it will all lead and how it will conclude. Next book please!

Complicated showed just how aptly it is named and how true it is that life tends to get complicated. We see this in what the characters go through, by the choices they make and things that the actions of others set in motion.

I really liked this book, even more than the last. I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  1. ^^ looks like the author is really talented to find fitting titles for her stories
    you are getting me more interested in this series with each of your review so i can't wait until you get the next book and tell us more about Ethan and Mia

    thank you for the discovery

  2. I'm definitely intrigued with this series. Its on my list. :)