Sunday, June 5, 2016

Release Blitz & Review - Secrets & Tears by Dori Lavelle

Title: Secrets and Tears
Series: Fatal Hearts; Book #2
Author: Dori Lavelle
Genre: Dark Romantic Thriller
Release Date: May 28th, 2016

Chloe thought her life was a fairytale about to happen. Until her worst nightmare walked back into her life, shattering her dreams.

Now he’s holding her captive on a private yacht, intent on punishing her for mistakes she made in the past. His revenge involves torture and humiliation, and he will not stop until there’s nothing left of her.

He loves her. He loathes her. 

He’s an angel. He’s a monster…a devil in disguise.

He’s her savior. He’s her deadliest enemy. 

Can Chloe’s fragile strength save her before he strips her completely of her freedom, reputation, sanity, and life?
Fatal Hearts is a serial that unfolds over three volumes.

***AUTHOR NOTE: This book should be read after Secrets and Lace (Fatal Hearts; Book #1).
***WARNING: Due to sexual situations and adult content, this dark romance thriller series is not intended for readers under the age of 18, and anyone who is unable to read books containing, kidnapping, murder, rape, and extreme abuse.

Our Review

So this is the second book to Secrets and Lace. I assumed this would be the book where we would get all the answers, but instead we are left with more questions. Hopefully book three will put all of us out of our misery and let us know what happens. Nonetheless we did get some answers. 
By now we know that Miles is actually a guy named Alvin and Chole’s given name is Kelly. We know they decided to run away and elope and not tell anyone. In theory this is crazy romantic, unless you’re married to a nut job. We all wonder if Chole will make it off the yacht. Well she does but who knows if she will be alive for long.
Alvin/ Miles wants to ruin Chole. He will slowly break her. He wants to cause her pain similar to what she caused him when they were younger. What he doesnt account for is how strong Chole actually is. And when she finally finds a way to get help help comes in the form of the least likely person.
Then there is Jim. I guess you could say hes Alvins henchman. He ignores every single crazy thing going on between the two as long as he possibly can. When the time comes for him to decide between the two who will he choose?

Money will be spent, violence will happen, and lives will be lost. Secrets and Tears was a good book but felt short. I wish Lavelle would have made one long second book instead of dragging the story out. It honestly felt like a novella style tease then a book to me. Here are some quotes from the book;
“He loved me. And I could use his love to set myself free.”
“I’m sorry... I’m sorry I let it go on. I was not man enough.”
Plot- 3/5
Character- 3/5
Writing style- 3/5
Overall- 3/5

Also available on Kindle Unlimited

Also available in the "Fatal Hearts" Series

Secrets and Lace (Fatal Hearts; Book #1)

Dori Lavelle is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy-ever-afters and mint chocolate.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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