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 …
Reviewed by Shera 4 of 5 Stars
Conflicted is the first book in the Secrets and Lies Series. Mia Ryan didn’t have the glorious family life growing up and suffered the worst betrayal from someone she trusted. Her ex ripped her world apart, destroyed her in every sense. She has severe trust issues because of the hurt she suffered and keeps a close guard on her heart. She fortunately has fantastic roommates who are ultimately her family.
Mia is determined to pick her life back up and a golden opportunity comes her way. But is finish line worth the risk she will take for this job? She dives in determined but cautiously and even a little guilty knowing what she has to do. Putting herself in an unknown situation that could potentionally turn dangerous and it seems like everyone is hiding something, secrets are flying all around.
Insert Ethan Fitzgerald. One of those guys that you just know youre in deep the minute you lay eyes on him. Hot, sexy and demanding. He turns her on, torments her at the same time without even trying. He has his sights set on Mia, even though she knows she needs to avoid getting involved with him simply for the reason of why she is there working in the first place and in his world. Will Ethan find out the real reason shes there and what will happen when he does?
“It took everything in my power to walk past him, acting like what he said meant nothing whatsoever to me, when on the inside, I was a bloody mess. He wasn’t going to back down. I wasn’t sure if it turned me on or tormented me”
This book is a romance and so much more. Mainly told from Mia’s point of view, I would like to hear what Ethan is thinking this whole time. The fire between Ethan and Mia, is wow. They have such an attraction and explosive chemistry. The connection she has with her roommates, just makes me want to have roommates like them. Each has a completely different personality which brings out different parts of Mia. This book will definitely have you saying WTF and keep you on your toes, not mention melting your panties off at some point! I can’t wait to see what else is in store and also see what happens with everyone else in the story. 4 out of 5 stars!