Review: The Truth About Us by Aly Martinez

Posted September 14, 2018 by StaceyisSassy in Contemporary Romace, Dark Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review:  The Truth About Us by Aly MartinezThe Truth About Us by Aly Martinez
Published by Self-Published on September 13, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance
Pages: 199
Format: eARC
Source: Inkslinger PR



Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all. Every jagged shard. Every broken bit.Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.Lie: I knew exactly who he was.Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

The Truth Duet

 

The Truth About Us

(The Truth Duet #2)

By Aly Martinez

 

When the Truth hurts more…

I berate myself constantly when I sign up for a review copy of a duet. I know that I’ll finish the first instalment and be frustrated and impatient for the second one. When Aly Martinez brings out a duet, I try to talk myself out of signing up with very little success. I know that she’s going to push me to my limits, make me cry and feel extremely violent. Aly’s duets also manage to bring out my smile, make me sigh with contentment and squirm in delight. I know I’ll feel love towards the characters and a deep need to protect them from evil. And this is why I’ll sign up for a duet that Aly Martinez has written.

It took me a wee while to settle into this second instalment, The Truth About Us. Again, I found myself scared to go on. There wasn’t as much physical violence in this one, but I constantly felt like the Reaper was in the background waiting to lower his scythe. Who was going to be left standing? Who told the biggest lies? Will the truth be the answer I want?

When you start a story, or, in this case, the second part of the story, you kind of think you know what you’re going to get. In The Truth About Us, I was convinced that we would be tightening up loose ends and watching Cora and her daughter River find a new path, hopefully to happiness. Well, in true Aly Martinez fashion, she had a few more twists and turns for us to survive. Honestly, there are a few surprises that I did not see coming. Evil had a new plan and he’ll use his power to get what he wants.

I find myself a little bit disillusioned and disappointed when men in uniform, especially Police, are used to carry out nefarious deeds. Maybe I’m crazy but I have faith that there are good police officers out there who know right from wrong and don’t follow blindly. When I read a story that has this in it, I don’t read it in disbelief because I know there is a realistic element to it. I hate knowing that there are men in power who abuse their positions. I wish that I had “seen” this dealt with by the end of the story, but we’re left to assume that it was handled.

When it came to the love story, it was always going to be a little tricky as Penn and Cora have both had love before that ended in heartbreak. I kind of think they got it right the second time around. Nic left Cora in hell and Lisa put Penn in hell. While both (Nic and Lisa) didn’t mean to, there was a touch of selfishness that still lead Cora and Penn there anyway.

I really enjoyed Cora and Penn’s journey to happiness. It was a heartbreaking story of a man with vengeance on his mind finding love in a very unlikely place. This new love will stretch their limits of trust and forgiveness. Even I struggled to get past the lies and if I was Cora, I’d want to pack River and their bags, find a boat, and row to a deserted island. Penn’s love and devotion to Cora, River and Savannah (a tagalong) showed that the risks were worth it.

A duet can be a wee bit painful if you’re the impatient sort, but Aly Martinez makes it worth the wait. The Truth Duet is an emotional journey taking you from some of the darkest places towards a life of happiness and love. Take a risk on this duet, it will be so worth it.

Thank you, Aly Martinez, for my jump up and down happy buzz at the end. It’s like you wrote that ending for me… 😘

 

The conclusion to the heart-stopping Truth Duet by Aly Martinez just went live!

Today we are celebrating the release of the second book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Us is now available! The first book in the duet, The Truth About Lies, is available too and both titles can be read for FREE as part of KindleUnlimited!

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THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)

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Synopsis:

Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

 

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

 

But Penn took it all.

Every jagged shard.

Every broken bit.

Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

 

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.

Lie: I knew exactly who he was.

Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

 

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

 

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1)

AVAILABLE NOW:

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

 

 

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