Sometimes you think you know the truth. Sometimes, it knows you better.
Ivie Davis’s seemingly perfect life is not quite so perfect thanks to a stalker who is determined to hurt her in every way possible.
The guy she falls for is forbidden.
Malicious intent is around every corner she turns.
She runs…for a while.
When she returns home to piece together the puzzle of her past, she finds herself working painfully close to the one man she knows she can’t have.
Her heart has other plans.
Sterling Brigg is a rancher by blood, detective by choice.
He is driven by a need to find the truth.
He fell in love with Ivie, even though he knew better.
Years later, he still searches for the answers to her past.
Now that she’s back in his life, he has no intention of letting her go again.
Together, they vow to find the truth, and in doing so, they will have to decide if the truth will bring them together or be the barrier that keeps them apart forever.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
A small-town, second-chance romantic suspense from a debut author...yes please! The opening alone of Deception in the Truth was intense and it was full throttle straight on through to the end.
The one sticky point for me was the connection between Sterling and Ivie. I get that they had known each other their entire lives, but they went from friends to lovers to strangers to lovers again in a heartbeat. I just wanted a little more time with them reestablishing their connection.
That being said, I liked that Ivie and Sterling, despite the time and distance, still knew each other. Who they were, what mattered to them, what made them tick. But when secrets that only a small town can hold were hinted at and the threats started rolling in again, it stirred up all of those feelings from the past that neither had put to rest.
From start to finish, A.B. Medley brought the danger and mystery. As things started to unravel my mind was spinning to try and put all the pieces together. There were a good handful of people who could've been behind the mayhem and it left me guessing until the culprit was revealed. And that ending...can you say full circle?
About the Author
A.B. Medley lives in Tennessee with the love of her life and two sons. Her husband stole her heart when she was sixteen, and their relationship is one of those meant to be love stories you find in magazines and novels.
She is a dental hygienist who loves to read and has always dabbled in writing. When she’s not making people’s smiles shine, she enjoys belting out songs with her boys, dancing,raspberries, baseball, and anything vintage. Like any proper Tennessean, Sundrop is her drink of choice.
She loves her family and friends fiercely and believes in always chasing your dreams.
Deception in the Truth is her debut novel—but now she’s hooked, and there’s more to come!