RELEASE DAY BLITZ & BOOK REVIEW: Betrayed by Lies by Rebecca Shea

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Fall into the deliciously dark world where the line between good and evil becomes blurred.


USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Shea brings you the third title in her thrilling and sexy romantic suspense Bound & Broken Series, BETRAYED BY LIES.Grab your copy of BETRAYED BY LIES today, and don’t miss the first two books in the series, BROKEN BY LIES and BOUND BY LIES




From the USA Today bestselling author of the Unbreakable series, comes a sexy, heart-wrenching novel…Betrayed by Lies.

As an ATF agent, bringing down the Estrada cartel has been my sole mission. I’m a skilled agent, determined and fearless, but a relentless pursuit and a willingness to risk everything almost killed me.

A year later, when an opportunity in Los Angeles presents itself, I jump at the chance to start over and rebuild the career and life I almost lost.

Kate Stevens was not part of my new plan. I never expected she would be the one to save me from my past. She was exactly what I needed—smart, beautiful and independent. I finally have a future I look forward to.

Only nothing in my life ever goes according to plan. Losing Kate is not an option, but fate seems poised to ruin me, and there isn’t a damn thing I can do about it.

Melanie’s 4.5 Star Review:

I didn’t know what to expect from Betrayed by Lies but all I knew was that I was absolutely flippin’ ready for Sam Cortez. It’s been almost a couple of years since Bound by Lies so I was overly anxious to find out what was to become of Sam and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the approach that Rebecca Shea took. Unlike the other two previous books in this series, Sam and Kate’s story isn’t strung together by lies and deceit. Rather it’s filled with a sense of healing and affection. It is fast paced, with an evolving story line from one chapter to the next. It’s a “when you know it, you just know it,” love story.

There was no holding back between Sam and Kate—they were passionate about one another from the very moment they met. This undeniable fire that blazed between them was conveyed not only with words but through the physical intimacy they shared. I didn’t anticipate how crazy hot it would be between the sheets with these two! I honestly don’t know how my smoke alarms didn’t go off with the amount of heat burning through the pages. My poor thighs quivered like I was lifting hundred pound weights above my head. I kept thinking, “damn Rebecca Shea, you need to retitle this book from Betrayed by Lies to Betrayed by Thighs” cause seriously the thigh clench was real and I could not for the life of me wait for my husband to get home (A bit TMI there. Sorry not sorry.) Don’t get me wrong, this book isn’t littered with useless sex scenes that would eventually drive you to boredom. All it needed was 1 scene to make it count and ya’ll…. Ms. Shea? She Made. It. Count! Line, hook, and sinker… Perfect swish into the net from the 3 point line as the buzzer sounds kind… Yep, totally made it count.

While I must admit that the literary masochist in me craved for a little more angst, I also felt that the direction this book took was perfect for Sam. Having endured so much his whole life, he really just needed something to finally go right in his life. Kate Stevens was the game changer. She came into his life at just the right time, to finally give Sam the peace and the happiness he’d been searching for since he’d been pulled away from the people he loved most at such a young age. It was gratifying for me to see his life finally fall into place.

Betrayed by Lies is so unlike what I had thought it would be. It was an enjoyable, fast read with a much sexier and lighter feel than what I’ve come to believe from this author. It was a nice change done for the right character. Sam Cortez seemed to always be the pawn, the one who always seemed to lose more than the others and for him to finally come out the victor makes this fan girl very, very happy.


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She shakes her head and laughs. “I don’t judge. It sounds to me like your therapy has helped you see what it is you need versus what you thought you wanted, and I’m so happy you’ve recovered from your injury and you’re able to return to work. So many agents aren’t as lucky as you.” There’s a spark of sadness in her eyes. A look that only the friends and family of those in law enforcement get when they think of those who aren’t as fortunate as I am.

I nod in agreement. “Which is why I was excited to take this opportunity here in L.A. with your brother. He’s giving me another chance to prove myself. California is a fresh start for me.” I smile at her and she smiles in return, and it’s soft, caring, and does things to me that I’m not sure I’m ready for.

“So what do you do?” I ask, turning the questions on her. I’m done spilling my garbage. I want to hear about her.

She drops her eyes from mine and takes another drink of wine before resting it on her thigh. “I’m an attorney. I do corporate law, mostly negotiating and reviewing contracts. It’s extremely boring to someone who’s not interested in legalese, but it keeps me busy and it pays well.” She shrugs.

“Do you ever end up in court?”

“No. Ironically, if there is ever litigation, we typically hire outside counsel. Sounds weird, doesn’t it?” She scrunches her nose up and smiles.

“Not really.” I shake my head. “I get why. You’re an expert at what you do. The attorneys you hire are experts in litigation. Everyone does what they do best.”


Our conversation slows, but it’s not uncomfortable in the silence. We both relax in the quiet and jut ‘be’. There’s something to be said for that level of comfort when you’re in the presence of someone else.

“So, when do you think you’ll be moving in?” she asks.

“I’m having some stuff delivered this weekend, so I hope Saturday is okay?” I raise my eyebrow at her, hoping it’s not an inconvenience.

She smiles. “Saturday is perfect.”

“I’m still waiting on a truck from Phoenix, so that’ll be sometime next week, but I’m ready to get out of that hotel. Speaking of that hotel, I really should get going. It’s getting late, and I didn’t mean to keep you up.” I stand up and she follows suit. We both carry our empty glass and beer bottle to the kitchen, and Kate swipes something off the center island.

“This is the key for the house.” She dangles the ring on her pointer finger. “You can have your alarm system installed anytime. If you need anything secured before then, I have a safe and an alarm on this house. You’re welcome to keep anything in here.”

“I appreciate that.” The soft tips of her fingers brush against my palm as she places the key in my hand.

“See you Saturday,” she says, her voice barely above a whisper.

“See you Saturday,” I return. For the first time in a long time, I have something to look forward to.



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Author Photo - Rebecca SheaABOUT REBECCA SHEA:

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Unbreakable series (Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven) and the Bound and Broken series (Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies). She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons’ football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.



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