Conflicted (Secret & Lies #1)
Genre: M/F, Contemporary Romance
Mia Ryan was on the path to make all her dreams come true. Her life was everything she wanted it to be; until one fateful night changed everything – leaving her broken and without direction. Nearly a year later, she still has little faith in anyone or anything. Desperate to reclaim her life’s ambition, she takes an unexpected offer that promises to solve all her problems. But as Mia moves forward, she’s faced with obstacles she couldn’t have foreseen. The biggest of them lies within the mystery of Ethan Fitzgerald; a man who affects her like no other, but who she should avoid pursuing, at all costs.
On a mission himself, Ethan Fitzgerald didn’t care who he pissed off on his road to fulfill his mother’s dying wish. He relied on himself, and was closed off to the world around him – until Mia Ryan walked through his door. Normally one to avoid messy emotions, Ethan’s world is turned upside down by Mia, and he can’t seem to get enough of her.
There are lines you can cross that will change the course of your life forever …
My Review: 3/5 Stars
Mia’s ex boyfriend framed her to take a big hit, that leads to her getting expelled from college. She has been broken and lost for the past year. She needs to figure out what she wants to do with her life. Until she gets an offer she can’t refuse.
When Mia meets Ethan she can’t keep her eyes off him and she has a feeling things are not going to go as according to plan. Boy was she right.
I was excited to read this story. There is a bolt load of drama and mystery thrown in there to keep you guessing and when Ethan came on the scene, holy sweet mother of pearl. But I am sad to say that Mia pissed me off through out most of the story.
I get that she was hurt and everything, but she could of at least let her ex explain why he did what he did, if only so that she could get closure. That was the biggest peeve I had with the story. Everything else was spot on and very interesting.
From Mia trying to deny her feelings for Ethan and her friendship with her house mates. To the wild parties and all of the secrets that were being kept, from not only Mia but Ethan as well. It also made me want to know what will happen next.
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. 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.
*** An ARC copy was given to me for a honest review.