Monday, October 27, 2014

Blog Tour including Review - - Complicated (Secrets & Lies #2) by M.M. Koenig

Mia Ryan has learned the hard way that her choices can have horrible consequences. Taking an offer that was supposed to get her life back on track was nothing but a ploy. To keep the ones she holds dear safe, she's forced to finish what she started, without any hope of finding out why she was targeted in the first place. Though Mia has Ethan by her side, she can't seem to believe in him, especially since most of his life remains a mystery. 

Ethan Fitzgerald has done everything in his power to prove to Mia that she can trust him, but it never seems to be enough to convince her to drop the last wall around her heart. With deep and dark secrets lurking around every corner, he has his own plan to keep Mia from any danger, but it may just shatter their love forever. 

There are so many questions – with even more shocking answers – and when Mia uncovers the truth, nothing will ever be the same...
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I woke to the sound of waves crashing as my nose caught the salty scent of
the ocean. I rolled over to find red rose petals scattered over the bed, with a
long-stemmed one lying in the middle. Securing the sheet around me, I rested on
my elbows before picking up the single rose. Ethan was on his side with his
eyes on me. I twirled the rose and gave him a soft smile. He was without a
shirt and propped on an elbow. His messy hair was wet with droplets of water
dripping along his neck and the contours of his shoulders, before sliding down
his carved chest. The sunlight pouring in from the window made his body gleam.
He always aroused me instantly, but staring at him now made him seem even more
God-like, and I wanted every part of him.
“Did you take a shower without me? That has to be a first.”
Ethan reached over to tuck my hair behind my ears. His hand trailed down my
side to rest on mine. “I got up at sunrise to catch some waves.”
“I didn’t know you surfed. I’m not surprised, since you like wakeboarding
so much.”
He brought our bodies so close that our chests were nearly touching. My
heart sped up as he leaned over me with his hand clamped on my hip. “I surf,
but you’re wrong about boarding. I don’t like it – I love it. Surfers get
really pissy if boarders ruin their ride so I don’t wakeboard when I’m on the
ocean. I settle for catching waves on a different board, but I don’t love it
nearly as much.”
I caught the passion in his eyes. Ethan loved doing anything on the water.
My mouth twisted into an adoring grin as I stared at my magnificent boyfriend.
“You taught me how to board. I suppose you can teach me how to surf, too?”
Ethan chuckled. “I’d love to. I’m not sure if we’ll have time on this trip.
I’ll line up another one soon. We should go to Hawaii or Australia. If you’re
going to learn, you might as well learn in one of the best surfing spots on the
His hand veered from my hip down to my ass where he gently pinched me.
Ethan licked his luscious lips, and I saw a hunger in his eyes. I knew that
look. My breaths started becoming shorter as I responded to his fingers traveling
further down. Ethan hovered over me and pulled at my elbows to lay me on my
back. He took the rose out of my hand and set it on the nightstand before
sliding down the sheet. His lips fell to my collarbone and water dripped from
his hair into my cleavage. The coolness of it sizzled with the fire inside me.
“When is our first meeting today?” I stuttered.
“It’s still early. We can do whatever you want for a while,” Ethan purred.
He continued to leisurely kiss his way down to my breasts while one hand
wandered further down my thigh. My hand drifted between his thighs where I
timidly stroked his straining erection. His lips traveled along my chest until
they reached my breasts. Ethan flicked both nipples to attention before taking
one and sucking frantically. I groaned when he gently bit down before letting
his tongue take over.
“We can go for a walk on the beach,” Ethan murmured heatedly.
I grasped under his shoulders to bring him closer to me. Once in reach, I
ran my lips along the top of his pecks and returned the favor by biting down
along each of his nipples.
“We can go do some sightseeing,” Ethan groaned loudly.
My fingers ran across the tip of his cock before travelling down his shaft.
I worked to match the speed of my lips and the hand wrapped around him. My body
clenched as my ache for him grew. His lips journeyed to my neck where his
tongue glided to my jaw.
“Or we can stay here and make love,” Ethan whispered passionately.
He spread my legs even further and settled his hand inside before running several
fingers in and out. They slipped along the slickness. I bit down on his top lip
as he approached my mouth. I moved my tongue along the top of his before going
under his chin. I licked away at the saltiness with fervor. His chest rumbled
as I continued meticulously sucking along his throat. His fingers matched the
pace of my lips as they slipped over my clit.
He stilled my hand around him and placed it along his back. I brought my
other hand around him tightly, needing him to satisfy the inferno he had
created. He entered, with every inch of him penetrating deep within me. I cried
out and commanded my overly turned-on body not to let go. I ran my hands down
to his ass to urge him to move again. He groaned before twisting his hips.
I brought my hips up to meet every thrust he gave. My hands scratched up
his back on their way to his neck. I pulled him into me in demand for more and
he drove into me harder, creating a feeling of euphoria throughout my body. I
screamed out his name with each twist of his hips. He slowed down to take
several drawn-out thrusts.
“Fuck, you feel more amazing every time,” Ethan shouted.
 My hips matched his momentum as he
brought us closer. He paused to roll us over to put me on top so I could take
him. I rolled my hips with urgency to find a release for us both. My back
arched as my hips carried along wildly. Ethan ran his hands along my sides
before cupping my breasts tenderly.
“Ethan … God, yes …” I panted.
He sat up to bring our faces together and straddled my legs around him
before driving his hips into me. My nails dug into his back as my body started
to clench around him. Our thrusts sped up as our bodies strove for a climax. I
tightened around him as he started to tremble. I ran my hands to his hair where
I grabbed on tightly and screamed out as the ecstasy took me from the room to a
far-off place. I shuddered and continued until my body found solid ground
again. Ethan rested his head in my shoulder as he found his own release. He
gently placed me on my back and slid out before falling next to me, his fingers
scratching lightly along my belly.

**Arc Provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review**

5 Suspenseful, Twisted Stars!!

M.M. Koenig.... You are on my list... After finishing that book you left me in a murderous rage!  I bit my fingernails down so low they are actually throbbing!  I FRIGGEN LOVED THIS BOOK!!! 

Okay, so Complicated picked up exactly where Conflicted left off... And let me just say Complicated could not be a better name for this book.  Everything about Mia and Ethan's life and relationship is complicated.  Since this is the second book in this series I am going to assume you already know how these two came to be in each other's lives so no need to back track.  Right so moving on.  Now they need to figure out two things...1. If they are going to be able to move forward- like in a honest, trusting relationship.  (Which seems easy enough but come on....This is Mia and Ethan we are talking about..) and 2. How the hell are they supposed to get out of the situation they are in without any further backlash?  Well my fellow readers, sit back & hold on because M.M. Koenig is about to take you on a crazy ride.

So, for anyone who has read any of my reviews they know that I really try my best to give nothing about the actual story away but give my honest to God opinion of my experience with the book.  Sometimes my thoughts come through as half sentences and emotional outbursts but that is only because it is what I was experiencing when I was reading.  I take notes through the entire book.  I highlight things that jump out at me and scribble down things that make me laugh, cry or throw my kindle.  I originally posted a screen shot of my notebook but didn't want anyone to get the wrong idea.  This book is amazing.  Fair warning it is a bit longer a does start with a slow build but when it hits it's peak there is no turning back.  There were so many times I thought that there were things that the author maybe could have left out to shorten the book but then would read a scene later on and understood why she added it.  The way she  intertwined the characters and their pasts really amazed me.  BRILLIANCE!  Seriously, that is the only way I could describe it.  It was pure suspense.  Well, suspense and sizzling hot sex.  **Ladies, get your fans because you will most definitely need something to cool you off!!**  

I am going to be completely honest... I stopped with 20% left in the book and thought to myself "Self, this book is either going to have a really disappointing ending or I am in for the Mother of all Cliffhangers..." I mean, there were so many revelations, like MAJOR revelations, about Mia's past, about Micah's disappearance, about Ethan that I just couldn't see it all being answered in the 34 minutes my kindle said what left in the book. So I did what any sane person would do at 12:30 am. I reached out to M.M. because I just had to know before I went a sentence further.  See, I do not ever read reviews on books I am going to read because I am scared to death I will stumble upon a spoiler and well, that is like seeing your Christmas presents before Christmas.  I know what you're all thinking..."you could have just kept reading and figured it out for yourself"... but when you read the book you will understand why I needed to know right then and there what I was coming up on.
  (Man, sometimes writing reviews for books I really love and want to talk about is so damn hard!!!)
Anyway, yes, cliffhanger.. A HUGE Cliffhanger that is going to leave you feeling angry, used, alone, empty, broken and all of those other adjectives along those lines.  But M.M. Koenig showed us all a bit of compassion with her Epilogue.  The story may leave your heart ripped open and bleeding but the Epilogue acts as the tourniquet you need until the next book is published.  

M.M.-- Seriously, This book.  Actually, this series.  I LOVE.  Truly.  The characters.  Mia, Ethan, Bri, Her Boys, His Boys.  There is just so much much good that found its way out of that twisted brain of yours.  You left me wrecked, like a serious ball of emotion, unable to form complete thoughts.  Through the laughing, nail biting and ugly crying it was your words that made me fall in love with this story and these amazing characters.  I am cheering for Mia and Ethan.  I hope love prevails!! Thank you for another amazing ride!! 


M. M. Koenig was born and raised in Minnesota. She now lives in the Twin Cities area with her loving dog Marley. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology.

M. M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.

When she has free time and isn't writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer's block at bay.

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