After a steamy one-night stand leaves Alexis with a baby on the way, and no way to find the father, she’s forced to make the rash decision to marry the infatuated small-town police chief who promises her the safety and security she needs.
But safety is the last thing her new husband offers as their relationship gradually becomes violent. When the abuse reaches an all-time high, Alexis finally finds the courage to take her daughter and run. Determined to raise her daughter alone, Alexis leaves everything behind, until a freak accident brings her face to face with the same man she’d shared that heated night with two years before.
Author note: Warning: This book contains scenes of violence, including domestic violence that may be disturbing for some readers.
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
After reading the blurb for Lies Between Us, I knew it was going to be my first title from Nikki Rose. I really wanted to love it but there was just something that I struggled to connect to. That being said, I was rooting for Alexis from the start.
I liked Alexis the first time I met her. But somewhere in the gap before we see her again, life and circumstance brought her down. Gone was the confidence she had that night with Dom. Thank goodness for her friend that was willing to risk it all to help her. So imagine her surprise when she runs into Dom again. It was the first time she had felt safe in years and he made it his mission to keep her safe. I really liked seeing her spark come back. Too bad the past she was running from wouldn't let her go.
Alexis and Dom's second chance love story was intense and chaotic. The suspense was great, the danger was there in spades. I was holding my breath during the final dramatic showdown waiting to see how it would all shake out. But there was so much going on. Almost too much with the overlapping story lines and it took away from the romance for me. I wanted more time with Alexis and Dom just being together and getting to know one another as who they were now.
About the Author
For as long as she can remember, Nikki Rose has enjoyed writing stories. For years, writing was just a hobby for this South Carolina native. It was a way to let out all the stories floating around in her head. After one of those stories took on a mind of its own, outgrowing even the parameters of a single book, Rose knew she had to pursue her dream.
Married to her high school sweetheart and best friend, Rose feels she is truly living out a romance story of her very own. As a stay-at-home mom of two, she is blessed with the time needed to work on her writing career full-time while her kids are at school or in the wee hours while normal people sleep. She considers herself a music-obsessed chocoholic and hopeless romantic who enjoys weaving romance stories with a healthy dose of mystery and suspense.
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