BEAUTIFUL LIAR (Reed Rivers Trilogy #2) by Lauren Rowe
Release Date: March 5th
5 flaming hot CROWNS
Oh my word, I’ve changed my mind about Reed Rivers so many times over the course of this book. We see many more sides to him here and I loved it. His arrogance made me want to shake him, his kindness and vulnerability left me feeling the need to give him a hug and then came some pretty dumb behaviour on his part and I actually started to feel sorry for him. An astute businessman he may be but when it comes to affairs of the heart he’s truly naïve and rather clueless. Those layers are starting to peel and you can feel his confusion. He wants to help but goes about things in the wrong way, too full on, using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. This method may work with other people but not Georgina and he’s going to have to get educated pretty damn quick, or all the money in the world isn’t going to get him what his heart desires.
One thing you can’t fault the man on is his skills when it comes to getting down and dirty. There’s some seriously steamy scenes in this book, I mean so flaming hot I’m still fanning myself thinking about them. Be warned, read in public at your own risk. It was fantastic seeing their emotional relationship evolve and grow too. Not only that but being able to get inside Reed’s head when realisation dawns was just brilliant. You know things are about to change, perhaps feelings are being caught, when a woman can bring a man to his knees, literally and figuratively, simply by being herself.
Georgie just continues to go up in my estimation. I could ramble on and on about her. She’s wonderful. Clever and shrewd she’s more than a match for Mr Rivers. She’s sensitive, thoughtful and slightly broken but is courageous nevertheless. I love her humility, her enthusiasm for life and her willingness to let go and experience everything it has to offer without apology. Most of all, I love that she has the balls to stick up for herself and when the brown stuff hit the fan, stick up for herself she certainly did. You go girl!
This story just gets better and better. Reed and Georgie have now got me firmly in their grip and I don’t want them to let go. I’m desperate to find out where they and the very talented Ms Rowe are going to take us next.
5 Midas Touch Crowns
Lauren Rowe is pure magic, this woman can bring any story to life drawing you in until you’re completely lost to the world that she has created. I have yet to read a story by her that I have not irrevocably fallen in love with. Every story is so diverse and wholly captivating, I dare you not to fall in love with her characters! And Georgie and Reed are no different, this couple is so much more than I could have anticipated. Maybe that’s because they are a trilogy instead of a standalone but either way you know they have so much more to say and their story is far from over.
“It turns out, the king’s gem is highly symbolic. They symbolize power and blood. Passion, desire, and fire. All of which is perfect for you, Georgina, because you’re passion and power embodied. A human flame.” And you’ve infiltrated my blood.
Okay, now let me tell you, if you thought book 1 in this Trilogy was hot that’s got nothing on the pure kindle fire that this book is. Reed and Georgie are absolutely insatiable their chemistry is off the charts HOT and the moment’s that they share together are enough to make your blood pressure rise!! I’ve got one word for you “Swing” and I’m just going to leave it at that. But you’ll know exactly what I am talking about once you read it. That scene had my temperature skyrocketing in the best way!!!!
“Come to me,” I say, my eyes locked with hers. “Crawl across the table on all fours and come to me.”
I loved that we got to see more of who Georgie and Reed actually are in this. Georgie is so young and it definitely shows on more than one occasion. But I liked that, I liked that she acted her age and not someone who was in their 30’s or 40’s. She’s got a lot of life lessons to learn and a lot of mistakes to make and that’s okay because she’s only 21. But in that innocence you still see her strength, she’s had a lot happen to her in her young age and it shows in her personality. Yes, she has moment’s where you can tell how young she is but on the same token you see that she is older than her years, in many ways. And her sass lord I loved it I could not get enough of how she would put Reed in his place with such ease!! This girl is something else.
I knew it, without a doubt. Because underneath all the beauty beats the heart of a fucking psycho. There. I said it.
I’m bringing back the “The Reed Rivers Effect” because it most assuredly applies to this book as well. This man can do some things to your body that you will never recover from. And I don’t doubt that once you have tasted him you will never be the same again. This man not only has the Midas Touch outside the bedroom but inside it as well. But underneath all the bravado and pure male prowess he has a pure heart. He tries to hide it from people but it’s there in his actions, which is what had me falling head over heels for this man. He hasn’t had an easy life and that shows in his determination to keep people at a distance but once he lets you in that’s when you get to see the real Reed.
I place my palms flush against the closed door, my heart feeling like it’s physically bleeding onto the wood. Let me in, Georgie. Please, please let me in.
This is unquestionably my top trilogy of the year!! Reed and Georgie have the kind of chemistry and appeal that you can’t fake, and you quickly become addicted to. This couple will wrap themselves around your heart keeping you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. I can’t wait for the conclusion to this trilogy, I am without a doubt invested in these characters and what will ultimately happen between them.
Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy
5 Left Eye CROWNS
I am about to go Left Eye Lopez on Lauren Rowe, making me wait for book three. The last few chapters had me absolutely dying as I was listening, covering my ways, audibly saying, “NOOOOOOO.”
I absolutely fell in love with Reed and Georgina during this book. I liked them in book one, but I didn’t feel like we really knew them. In this book, we really got to know more about them as they got to know about each other, and I truly fell in love with them as people and a couple. I love Georgina’s fire and her spirit. Reed Rivers is HOOTTT, like Rowe’s hottest hero EVER. I live for him, and what really makes him hot is that his focus is making her feel good. What I really love, though, is that he ruins himself with her in the process. They are just straight fire.
This story, though. The liar wasn’t who I expected. The ending had me dying in shock and heartbreak. I cannot wait to see how it is all resolved, who makes the grand gesture, and how the happily ever after is going to be crafted.
Needless to say I love all things about this trilogy. It is so different from her other books, and I have enjoyed seeing a different side to Lauren Rowe. What isn’t difference is the stellar writing and phenomenal stories.
***THE AUDIOBOOK IS AMAZING. Love the narrators and pacing, and they really being the characters to life.