Monday, June 13, 2016

Release Blitz & Review: Buried Lies - Brittney Sahin

Buried Lies (Hidden Truths #3)
Author: Brittney Sahin
Published: June 13, 2016
Genre: Standalone, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense

"Some people say that time heals all wounds, but no. Time only deepens the wound. And when I saw Olivia that night in the club, I realized I hated her now more than ever."

Connor Matthews, former Marine and gun for hire, is not what you'd call the quintessential businessman. But when his father's unexpected passing leaves the family business to him and his brother, Connor agrees to take over until his brother finishes his last tour of duty. Connor resigns himself to a life of dull meetings and paperwork, but quickly finds himself mired in his father's web of shady business deals. And in the midst of the mess is Olivia Taylor, his gorgeous and headstrong ex-girlfriend.

Since they last parted, Olivia has known nothing but grief, heartache, and loss. Despite it all, she's built a life for herself--a life with no room for the likes of Connor Matthews. She's survived more than most could endure, but Connor has the ability to ruin everything she's worked so hard to achieve. She must put the past behind her in order to survive . . . but can she forgive the man who broke her heart?

5 Stars

I love the handsome, alpha ex-marines Brittney created for the Hidden Truths series and was super excited for Buried Lies, because CONNOR! Finally. I have been harboring a minor crush on him since he was originally introduced as a secondary character in Silenced Memories. He's flirty, he's alpha, has a chip the size of the world on his shoulder, and he makes a career of saving charming girls from bad guys ...sign me up. He also happens to be a bit of a player and I knew right away he was going to be an intrigiung character. Then there's Olivia, ex-girlfriend, the person behind his playboy mentality, and the girl he still has insane chemistry with. She's witty, a bit naive, tough as nails, and hiding a huge secret. These two may have a tumultuous past, but nothing compares to the risks they take when they cross paths during a dangerous business deal.

Told from dual POV's, Buried Lies is the first novel from Brittney Sahin told from first person perspective. I loved this change and felt like I really got to know the characters. Olivia and Caleb are complex and I really enjoyed how their lives were intertwined throughout the entire novel. Sahin did an incredible job of weaving the past into the present with both characters struggling with forgiveness, hiding secrets, as well as finding they needed one another to make it through a dangerous situation. I love that Olivia is a headstrong and fierce heroine, she's my favorite kind of female character. Hers and Connor's love story isn't perfect and it definitely isn't easy, but it is steamy and emotional, and will draw you in, leaving you hoping for the best. Mixed in with the romance is an action-packed, twisting story filled with weapons, deciet, nightclubs, the mafia, and some villains you will love to hate. This isn't the kind of book you walk away from, that's for sure, the tension is high and the drama is unpredictable.

Buried Lies features an incredible plot, detailed writing, and hot characters you'll wish were real. It is the third novel in the standalone series Hidden Truths by Brittney Sahin. I read these out of order and definitely suggest you pick up all three.

Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing--never stopped imagining.

It wasn't until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students' advice and begin to write again.

In 2015, she published her first novel, Silenced Memories. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys, and a lover of suspense novels, coffee, and the outdoors.

Other books in the Hidden Truths series

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