‘My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’
Madeleine Ross has life exactly as she planned it.
Cosy cottage, friendly village, satisfying job.
Company… when she wants it.
It’s an enviable existence for an independent young woman, and one she’s keen to protect.
Enter Daniel – strong, dependable and a danger to everything she’s built. He’s not something she was looking for, but hearts can’t be controlled and maybe, just maybe he might be worth letting into hers.
But, all is not what it seems. Because Madeleine is hiding a lifetime of secrets. Deep secrets.
And they never stay buried for ever.
Her darkest secret returns, like the proverbial bad penny. He is her first love, shadowy, dangerous, the baddest of bad boys. No matter how far she runs, or how well she hides, she can never escape him.
Or her past.
Here he is, on her doorstep, with a proposition she is powerless to resist but which could devastate the future she hoped to have.
Can Madeleine satisfy the old love while keeping the new?
You can’t always get what you want but, desperate to preserve the life she has worked so hard for, Madeleine is willing to risk everything to prove that she can.
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I became familiar with the author of Paralegal Lies through her Grayson Trilogy: A Single Step, Before the Dawn, Thicker Than Water. So when I was given the opportunity to review her new book: Parallel Lies I jumped at the chance!
Without further ado, here is my review:
This book is involves the story of young woman, Madeleine “Maddy”, who lives in the small village of Hartleigh. I have never been to the UK but the author describes the surroundings so well that I feel like I was transported right into Maddy’s world.
Maddy is a very independent woman that has a very unique job. While at work one day, Maddy is introduced to Daniel through her boss, Cubby. Her relationship with Daniel starts heating up after a night of some serious fireworks. Just when I thought Maddy had it all, her past comes back in the form of her ex-boyfriend, Tag.
Tag turns Maddy’s world upside down with his master plan that is certain to destroy everything that she has worked to hard to obtain. But Maddy puts her own plan into action to finally break free from Tag forever.
The first half of the book was a little slow for me but I’m so glad that I kept reading as the second half of the book is action packed and full of twist and turns and I could not put it down!
Overall, I loved how this book was so descriptively written and how the story slowly unfolds to the bigger picture. I also loved that Maddy is no victim and is clearly a strong character that does not need a man to come save her. She handles her business!
I gives this book four out of four “Reds”. See rating system here.
I do want to warn that the book contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.
About the Author
Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon.
Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre.
Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing.
Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination!
Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
Special thanks to the author, Georgia Rose, for allowing me to review this book in advance of its release. My reviews are based on my opinions of the book and are my opinions alone.