Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blog Tour Review: Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams @TLCBookTours @MollySMcAdams

Title: Deceiving Lies

Author: Molly McAdams

Series: Forgiving Lies #2

Publication date: March 4th, 2014

ISBN: 9780062299321

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
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.

I received a physical copy of this book from the publishers for participation in a blog tour and in exchange for an honest review.

When I finished Forgiving Lies it left off on such a cliffhanger. Rachel had been kidnapped and Kash had just rushed home to find that she was missing and that it was the old gang that had put a hit out on him and his partner that was behind it. Kash is beside himself with anguish over losing Rachel and my heart bled for him. I was desperate to get my hands on the next installment in the series and see what happened next. I needed to see if Kash and Rachel's love story ended on a high note or one of devastation.

Deceiving Lies does not immediately start out where the first book's epilogue left off. Instead it starts off where the final chapter in the book finished. Rachel has just moved to Florida to be with Kash after their falling out in Texas. They are starting their lives out together in a new place of their own and with a new puppy at their side. The story quickly catches up to the epilogue of the first book when Rachel is ripped from her new home and taken into custody by a gangbanger with a heart, Trent. Rachel is forced to live out her days in utter and complete fear. She doesn't know why she was taken nor what the brooding man in the room with her is intending to do with her. It is only after she starts reaching out to Trent a bit that she realizes he means her no harm. In fact, he means to protect her from the men in the house with them who wish to make good use of the attractive hostage in the next room. The only thing that gets her through the days as a captive is the surprising safety of her abductor and her knowledge the Kash will find her eventually.

Kash is beside himself when he loses Rachel. He is determined to find her even if it means putting his career on the line. He starts burying his emotions in order to type to cope with the loss and still get what he needs to do done. He knows that he will find her before the month long ransom time frame is up. He has to. He will not let Rachel die for his war with a drug ring's members.

Trent only meant to do the job he was assigned and get away. Now he can't seem to shake this draw he has for the frighten girl he kidnapped. He knows the minute he leaves her alone that his gang brothers will do horrendous things to her. The thought turns Trent's stomach and causes him to go many a sleepless night simply protecting the innocent female. He knows she belongs to another and he knows that he had to take her or face certain death at the hands of his gang, but he can't help fantasizing about running away from it all with Rachel firmly in tow... willingly, of course.

I loved watching the somewhat uncomfortable threesome form between Rachel, Trent, and Kash. Kash's determination to find his woman, Trent's rebellion to protect her, and Rachel's stubborn resolve to not crack under all the pressure were beautifully written. I thought for sure I would be rooting for Rachel and Kash all the way, but I found Trent's tortured past and soft heart to be absolutely adorable (the fact that he apparently looked like Taylor Lautner's twin helped too). 

Deceiving Lies is the continuation of Forgiving Lies in which Rachel and Kash's love is tested again. They must once again, find a way back to each other before it's too late. 

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Rest of the Tour
March 5th: Reading Reality
March 7th: Bibliotica
March 17th: Luxury Reading
March 19th: Dear Brighton
March 20th: Kritters Ramblings
March 24th: Oh! Paper Pages
March 25th: Booked on a Feeling
March 25th: Tina's Book Reviews
March 31st: Books a la Mode

About the Author:
Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. Her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach... which roughly translates to being a homebody and dishing out movie quotes with her hubby, or hiding in her writing cave trying to get her characters' stories out.

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