A contemporary romance with more twists and turns than a roller-coaster…

I’ve always loved a Kinder Surprise egg. I’m the biggest aficionado, thinking about it makes me smile… It’s like the gift that keeps on giving, and to me that’s exactly what Rebecca Shea’s Bound and Broken series is. There are more twists and surprises than in a murder mystery weekender and quite frankly it gets your adrenaline and blood pumping more so too. It’s weird because Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies aren’t standalones, you have to read the books in order to understand the story – however, in a way the two books are so different from one another. Again, you know how you get the milk chocolate on the outside of a Kinder and then you have the white chocolate lining? Well, that’s what these books are like, different yet they meld so well together that it creates a sophisticated and continuous plot that has you all sorts of messed up over it. I’m still reeling from the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers in Broken by Lies and biting my lips from the sheer thrill to the conclusion to Bound by Lies. My jaw is pretty much still glued to the floor… standard.

I have to be 100% honest and say that I had my suspicions of quite a few of the twists that Bound by Lies took – that’s in complete contrast to Broken by Lies – however, I was still surprised, shocked and thrilled when all those twists played out. I don’t know how well I would’ve coped had I had to wait for Bound after finishing Broken. I’ve had some people call Bound predictable, however Shea’s genius is in that because the predictability doesn’t detract from the impact of the story. If anything it kept me glued to the entire book. Of course, the flawless character and plot development had a whole lot to do with it. Emilia is such a strong, steadfast and empathise-able character that you can’t help but fall in love with her. As a reader I found myself melding with her – almost becoming her – because Shea gives you no other option than to walk in Emilia’s shoes that whole way through the two books – even when you’re reading the story from Alex’s and Sam’s POVs.

I can’t even begin to express just how much I loved and lived for this series. I wish I could go into all the detail and whys and hows this series tore me apart and then put me back together only to find out that my heart felt somewhat full and at the same time sad (because I really REALLY needed more), but I will not be that person that ruins the mystery and suspense for you. I would be so upset with myself, because every reader deserves the same experience I got form the Bound and Broken series. And believe me it is a literary experience that’ll leave you lost and wondering how you will ever read another book! I would love to actually learn more about Sam… because he is one hottie potatie and I feel like until I know Sam on a personal level the series aren’t concluded. If that makes sense? That would just make my year!

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About the Series

Broken by Lies
I had no idea how much I would love Alex the day he walked into my life. 
He changed everything. 
The way I breathed.
The way I thought.
The way I loved.
He brought me back to life. 
He gave me strength and a safe place to land.

And then he broke me.

Finding Emilia was a chance to do something good for once in my life. 
I wanted to change. 
She believed I was her savior.
I ached to be.
She found her way into my heart and claimed it as her safe place.
I should be telling her the truth about me…instead I break her with lies.

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Bound by Lies

Torn between two men; one was what I needed, the other was what I wanted.
One man was safe and the other was dangerous.
But both men would lay down their lives to save me.

ATF agent Sam Cortez is fighting to bring down the Estrada family empire, which was built on murder and corruption. 
Alex Estrada did what was needed to keep me safe…and paid with his life.

Starting over as I try to rebuild my life, it’s clear that the past is never what it seems.

What no one knew was that we were all bound by lies.

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Pure evil dances in his dark brown eyes, and hate flashes across the light brown skin of his face as he looks down on me, his gun pointed at my head. As I stare at the barrel of the gun, images of the things I used to fear flash through my mind, but nothing compares to the moment you know you’re going to die…and then hearing the gunshot before everything goes black again.


That’s all I’m capable of feeling in this moment. My lungs burn. My heart aches. My head screams.





That’s all I feel. 

About the Author

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.


Marta Aguiar
Written by Marta Aguiar
I'm a mid twenties mummy living in North London, a graduate in English literature and creative writing from the university of Aberyswyth in Wales. I love to bake, cook, read and watch films, and love spending time with my little toddler, Jasper, and our new addition, Mylo. I blog about our family life and my general interests, with the odd guest blog from my partner, Kayne.