Title: Complicated (Secrets and Lies #2)
Author: M. M. Koenig
Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 22, 2014
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...
The guys piled into two separate elevators, but Ethan steered us into the remaining one to ride down alone. Once we were inside, I tried to separate myself from him, but he towed me into his body. He shuffled us to the middle and pressed my back against the wall. I stared at the intensity in his eyes. His hands flitted along the waistline of my jeans before he ran them up the inside of my T-shirt. My mouth opened, but he silenced me by crashing his lips into mine. I gasped and closed my eyes as his tongue deeply explored my mouth.
My mind fought for control since it wasn’t really the time or the place, but my body beat it back with bursts of heated desire shooting in every direction. My heart skipped beats and my stomach fluttered at the thought of what this man could to me in a matter of seconds. My hands grasped tightly around his neck as he rammed his body into mine. It reinforced the eagerness he had in my mouth as our tongues tangled. I almost forgot about the grave night ahead of us, but then the elevator came to a halt. Ethan’s teeth grazed my bottom lip before he stepped away. My eyes opened in enough time to catch the deep love behind his.
I shook my head while trying to catch my breath. I wanted to hunch to my knees to get control over my body again. At the moment, it was dead set on pulling the emergency alarm so I could have my way with Ethan. I remained upright and continued to will my body into a functional state that didn’t revolve around sex.
Bastard. If I ever figure out how he does this to me, I swear I’m writing it down. It’s beyond annoying that he has this part of me figured out when I don’t even understand it.
Ethan smirked. “It’s the only way to calm you down.”
“Calm me down … you fired me up. Luckily, what we’re about to do is more than enough to cool me off,” I retorted as we walked out of the elevator.
Life is about to get more complicated for Mia and Ethan. With Mia and Ethan separated after Mia's secrets were exposed at the end of 'Conflicted', Mia is doubtful that their relationship can survive.
With lots of people keeping secrets, can they actually discover why so many people want a piece of Mia? Safety in numbers is key as Ethan and Mia's friends gather round to help them. Once the truth is revealed you can guarantee that it will be explosive and blow you mind.
Mia and Ethan's relationship is a complicated one, with both keeping things from the other. Both wanting to completely trust the other but both want desperately to keep the other safe. This is incredibly frustrating as they both go round in circles with this. One thing is absolute for these two and that is the love they have for each other. Ethan, ever the romantic, finds new and amazing ways of surprising her and showing his love for her. He has completely stolen my heart with the things that does for Mia.
The balance between the action and the romance is spot on and the romance adds to the story rather than detracts from it. I absolutely loved this instalment as it kept me hooked from start to finish and beyond. I was in awe of the 'Conflicted' but this takes it to the next level. I am slightly bereft at the thought of having to wait for more from this series. I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms already.
About the Author:
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.
TWITTER HANDLE: @M_M_Koenig