Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lies Beneath the Surface by Silla Webb Blog Tour

Title: Lies Beneath the Surface (Buried Secrets #2)
Happy For Now (No Cliffhanger)
Release Date: September 3, 2014
Genre: Romance/Mystery/Suspense

Carly Jo Simon carries the weight of the world on her shoulders.

When she unearthed her daddy’s secrets, she had no idea the repercussions she would be faced to live with. Now, his secrets are her own to carry, as she fights to protect her sister 

Savannah from their daddy’s daunting past and their bastard brother Drew.
Savannah wears a mask of perfection, shielding everyone from the reality of her personal imprisonment. When Savannah’s secrets are exposed, Carly stands by her, hand in hand, offering Savannah the comfort and strength she needs to move on.

Despite carrying the weight of other’s secrets on her back, Carly’s own secrets burden her deeply. Although she battled to keep her heart safely guarded from Colton Weston, he owns every inch of her. But when Carly turned her back on Colton and opened her arms to her best friend Luke, she made a mistake that could shatter all three of their lives.

They all have something to hide. But it’s the secrets that lie beneath the surface that could destroy them all.


Well, I am a bit surprised with my reaction to this book. I liked the first book, Covered in Coal. However, I found this one harder to get through. In this sequel, we have all the lies about all our characters finally come to light. The truths are finally unveiled. The wrongs, well aren't really righted, but they're extremely wrong. But I was still left with some questions. Now this could be because I had to skim the last little bit of the book, I had kind of lost interest. So what happened with Drew? I know what happened with Josh..Drew, not so much. Who chased her off the road? Did we ever find out? Did James keep his law license or did Monica knock him down like she wanted to? Those are questions I still have.

Now let me explain. I am glad that Colton and Carly Jo are together, finally, after all the stuff they went through in book one (their history) they are finally together...wait, aren't they? they are, they aren't, they are, they aren't. I know angst is something a lot of people like, but this one had just a little too much of the back and forth for me. Once things finally started to fall in line, then it was like all chaos would ensue. And I'm sorry, but Savannah was making me mad. She was taking her crap out on Carly Jo, who clearly did not need it at that time. So it just bothered me. I think this is why I was having a hard time staying connected to the story. I wanted to know how it ended, I needed to know.. I'm one of those people. So I had to skim and once things got really interesting, then I would read everything...back to skimming...back to reading.

While I did really like the first book, this one just didn't hold my interest as much as the first one. Nothing against Silla's writing style, I think it was just how the story unfolded. I'm one of those readers who needs the drama and sexiness to hit and continue throughout, instead of a rollercoaster of up and down, up and down. 
I give this book, book 2 in the series, 3 hearts 

Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the Eastern Kentucky coal fields. A coal truck driver's daughter, and a railroader's wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.
Silla is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma's Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl.
When she isn't conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin' the day away.


Title: Covered in Coal (Buried Secrets #1)
Release Day: March 17, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Amazon Rating: 4.7 stars

Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support.
Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most.
Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past.
Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?



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