★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★
Gavin Loman has always known that Kate Reynolds is the girl for him, but it is not until tragedy strikes her tranquil life that she is back in his life again. An heiress to a successful company, but with no family to speak of, she decides to move to a new city to finish college and become a woman who her parents would have been proud to call their daughter.
Gavin has two difficult women in his life, a crazy ex girlfriend and a dysfunctional mother. But he is also a man who has a big heart and a sweet side, although pretty intense and very alpha male.
“Tonight felt wild. I didn’t think I was cut out for bad boys, but I think I might be cut out for Gavin Loman.”
When overseeing things one night at his underground fighting club, Gavin spots the emerald green eyes he was drawn to as a child, and he is determined that nothing will get in his way and sets out to protect this beauty from both his mother and the woman who wants to keep him from happiness.
The beginning of this story completely captured my attention, and I loved the growly alpha male vibe that Gavin was giving off, he was definitely an intriguing character who I wanted to know more about and find out if he was equally as domineering in the bedroom. Pleased to say that there were no complaints in that department, Riann C Miller certainly knows how to pull of a steamy scene or two and will have you hot and bothered in no time.
There was a lot of miscommunication and tantrums between the two, which was very frustrating at times and I have to be honest and say that this was a major peeve for me. However, the storyline itself made up for this and the mystery element kept me turning the pages.
I am very interested to see where this series may be heading, there were a few side characters that I’d love to hear more about.
All in all, Beneath the Lies was a good solid read.
A standalone contemporary romance, told in the heroine’s POV with snippets from Gavin.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review