Title: Shadows & Lies (Shadows, #1)
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Romantic Suspense | Mystery
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Hosted by: As the Pages Turn
One lie can change your life.
A web of lies can destroy it.
Neil Ryan was a good Navy SEAL. He was an even better detective, but when an unmarked envelope lands on his desk, long-buried secrets are resurrected and Ryan questions everything he thought he knew about justice, including who killed his mother.
Alex Black is a distraction Ryan doesn’t need—she’s loud, obnoxious and a common thief, but her eyes are haunting, her lips irresistible and Ryan happens to love her filthy mouth.
Alex is also the only one able to help Ryan find the leads he's missing. She's the only one who can lead him to the one person who has the answers he seeks, but following her could cost Ryan everything.
Secrets get told, lives get wrecked and in every shadow, the truth is hiding.
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V5RTNGY
This story wraps you in intrigued from the first page to the last. When we first meet Neil he working security at a political event and foils a would be grifter who just so happens to be a woman that he knows from his past as a cop. Neil left his life as a cop because of unanswered questions surrounding his mom's death and the captain in charge of the case. Alex grifter extraordinaire, has never been caught until Neil and once in custody strikes a deal with him to help retrieve an item that's being sold at a auction which is invite only if he lets her go and help her with her problems which is of the stalker variety. Intensely protective, possessive and dominant, Neil is a force to be reckoned with. The great thing about this story was the underlining chemistry between the two main characters. Alex is a strong-willed woman who stands up to Neil, and that just intensifies the connection these two have. There was such wonderful suspense involved, that the plot continued to draw me in bit by bit with every word written, while luring me with the temptation of more. This book will keep you on your toes and just when you think you have it figured out, it will actually be just beginning.
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
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