Review: Secrets by the River by Terry Marie

Nineteen years have passed since Karen, Suzy, and Connie reclaimed their lives. In the years since “Running from Beige”, the women’s friendship has only grown stronger and their lives more colorful.

Karen’s twins are all grown up and now the family and friends face a threat they never saw coming.

In “Running from Beige, Book 1” in “The Ties that Bind” series, the three strong women would do anything to save themselves.

In “Secrets by the River, Book 2”, what will they do to save someone they love?

MY REVIEW

Secrets by the River by Terri Marie
THIS BOOK, THIS STORY… AUOY… AMAZING!!!
5 Stars all the damn way!!!

This is the second book in the Ties that Bind series. In the first book Terri introduces us to the 3 most amazing women I’ve ever read about. This installment (book 2) is a kind of continuation of that story, but leaning more towards their family, their children to be exact. It’s a very difficult book to read in a good way. You may not ever know how far you’ll go to protect what is yours until you’re actually face to face with the evil that threatens to destroy it. I loved this story and everything about it, in it, and what it stands for!

I can’t really say too much about the story without giving it away, but you should know this… This story will make you laugh out loud, cry out loud, and believe it or not, it will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. It’s was riveting and passionate. These women are my heros in every way!

The story was compelling from book one to book two. The characters are extremely commanding and draw you into the most brilliant story. The dialogue flows nicely and feels and sounds natural and the tension is non-stop. Sheesh Terri, you made my ticker leap outta my chest a few times!! I love you, I love this story, and I love how your words make me feel. You totally rock!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Terri Marie

Terri Marie is a USA Today and NYT Bestselling Author of Romantic Suspense/Thrillers, Contemporary Romance, and Women’s Fiction. She resides in Michigan with her family.

A Billionaire in Disguise Series:
Forbidden Disclosure
A Perfect Plan
The Wrong Side of Midnight
Someone Exactly Like You
A Billionaire in Disguise, Books 1-3, Boxed Set

The Montclair Brothers series:
Make it Rain, Book 1
Through the Storm, Book 2
Waves of Reckoning, Book 3
The Montclair Brothers, Books 1-3, Boxed set
Tides of Vengeance, Book 4
Robert the King, Book 5
On Bended Knee, Book 6
The Montclair Brothers, Books 4-6, Boxed set
To Deserve you, A Montclair Valentine’s Novella, Book 7
BOOK 8, THE MONTCLAIR BROTHERS FINALE WILL BE OUT IN THE FALL OF 2017

The Ties that Bind Series:
Running from Beige Book 1
Secrets by the River Book 2

Where you can find Terri Marie:
Twitter | Email | Facebook | Website | Goodreads | Pinterest

Review: Running From Beige by Terri Marie

Would you flee from the life you live in if you could?

Connie, Suzy, and Karen did. Through their desperate attempts to reclaim themselves, the paths of these three women become intertwined. They develop a friendship and sisterhood stronger than any of them imagined.

Refusing to let one another face any of their hardships alone, they set out together on a journey toward discovery, hope, and freedom. But what they don’t expect are the heartaches, betrayals, and shattered lives that lie waiting

MY REVIEW

Running from Beige by Terri Marie
Connie, Suzy, and Karen
I AM IN AWE
5 Stars cause 10 isn’t an option

“Sometimes you can be stabbed with knives and daggers without them ever touching your skin.” This is a quote from the book. This quote and many others will bring tears to your eyes, joy into your heart, and hope into your soul. This entire book brought out so many wild emotions within me. I am in love with these women, their story, and the way I could completely relate to each and every one of them.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone (man or woman) who has ever been wounded, physically or mentally. Who has ever felt like they weren’t good enough, or who has ever needed a little encouraging to get them through some tough times. This story made me look at my own life and I’m grateful to Terri for sharing this story with me.

Most people will look at you, but never SEE you… Never see what’s going on behind your eyes. To some you may seem happy, and maybe you are, but others will see the hurt. The pain that may have been put there years ago or as recent as yesterday, but whatever or whoever, you need to know that there are people out there just like you. There are people who would lay down their money, their time, and even their life for you. I feel a book quote coming, lol… “That’s what sisters are for, to love you until you can love yourself.”

“Don’t ever let anyone pretend they can handle the responsibility of making and keeping you happy.” ANOTHER quote from the book… WE are all responsible for our OWN happiness. God, I love this book!

This story is an enlightening journey of old friends and new. I immediately connected with Connie & Suzy and eventually Karen. Their lives, their pain became mine to carry. I was invested in them the minute I picked this book up to read. From their lowest points to their highest, I was there! I felt it all and cried right along with them. I laughed through tears and felt my heart fill with hope. I wish I could read this again for the first time. This book will stay with me for the rest of my days.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Terri Marie

Terri Marie is a USA Today and NYT Bestselling Author of Romantic Suspense/Thrillers, Contemporary Romance, and Women’s Fiction. She resides in Michigan with her family.

A Billionaire in Disguise Series:
Forbidden Disclosure
A Perfect Plan
The Wrong Side of Midnight
Someone Exactly Like You
A Billionaire in Disguise, Books 1-3, Boxed Set

The Montclair Brothers series:
Make it Rain, Book 1
Through the Storm, Book 2
Waves of Reckoning, Book 3
The Montclair Brothers, Books 1-3, Boxed set
Tides of Vengeance, Book 4
Robert the King, Book 5
On Bended Knee, Book 6
The Montclair Brothers, Books 4-6, Boxed set
To Deserve you, A Montclair Valentine’s Novella, Book 7
BOOK 8, THE MONTCLAIR BROTHERS FINALE WILL BE OUT IN THE FALL OF 2017

The Ties that Bind Series:
Running from Beige Book 1
Secrets by the River Book 2

Where you can find Terri Marie:
Twitter | Email | Facebook | Website | Goodreads | Pinterest

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Make it Rain (The Montclair Brothers) by Terri Marie

Make it Rain (The Montclair Brothers)

Make it Rain (The Montclair Brothers)

INCIDENTALLY – – – – ***IT’S FREE PEOPLE***

SYNOPSIS:

Tyler Montclair wasn’t looking for love on that rainy night. He’d just narrowly escaped a five-year relationship with a nutcase. All he had to worry about now was avoiding damsels in distress, his weakness, and sheltering his brothers from generations of family secrets that could change their lives forever.

Renee Preston is on the run. Her abusive husband, Robert, is after her…but so is Tyler Montclair. She doesn’t need a knight in shining armor to rescue her, so she avoids him like the plague. But every time she closes her eyes, there he is. Up close and personal.

But for these two lost souls, fate has a different plan. Before they know it, their lives are entwined in ways they could have never imagined. When an unlikely series of events sends everyone’s world into a tailspin, the Montclairs band together for a fight they never expected.

Castle Lake is their destination. The family secrets could be their undoing. Robert could be their demise.

MY REIVEW:

Make it Rain by Terri Marie

Tyler & Renee & so much more!!!!

IT’S NOT ONLY RAINING, IT’S POURING!

Make it Rain… well, it rained alright, in fact it’s still raining and I’m in fear of losing my heart over this one! I finished this book over a week ago and I’m just now starting to feel human again and able to put some coherent words on paper for this review. The prologue was enough to send me over the edge, jeeze Terri, whadda ya doin’ to me?? First time in my life a prologue made me feel so much that my heart was overflowing with emotion. This is a love story, don’t get me wrong, but there’s so much more that has yet to be discovered. I found myself weeping, feeling frightened, laughing out loud, and just plain old in love with these characters!

Tyler Montclair is this magnificent, considerate, family loving, uber sexy business man that you just can’t help but fall in love with the second he walks into a room. He’s dealt some pretty dreadful situations that most of us would crumble from, not Tyler! He’s tough when it comes to protecting himself, but more so when it comes to protecting others. Namely his brothers! I so can’t wait to read about those hotties!

Renee reminded me (in the beginning) of a quiet little church mouse. She seemed to be no better than a doormat for that idiot husband of hers. Wow, was I wrong! She gained a backbone, but put herself in a rather shocking situation. It’s hard for me to say if I would have done the same, but I’m guessing faced with verbal and physical abuse, you do what you have to do to survive. If anyone can do it, it’s Renee!

Great supporting cast of characters. I’d like to start with Sebastian, Natalie, and Angelique. Oh boy, this love triangle nearly killed me! I wanted to reach into my Kindle and slap the shit out of Sebastian, kill Angelique, and hug Natalie! Natalie had my heart from the get-go and even though I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake some sense into her, I know why she did what she did. I fear if I talk anymore about this, I’ll start to cry again and I’m almost out of kleenex!

Next up, the brothers… oh boy, this Montclair series is gonna rock my world. Jacob, Sean, and Vincent, I hope all get a book because I’m already drooling over them and they’re basically a side character at this point! Can you imagine when they’re front and center!! I’ll have to put a damn bib on and change my panties every time I read them, that is if they don’t burst into flames first! LOL! Now Tyler’s assistant Emma, well, she’s all kinds of awesome. A huge heart, a head for business, and a bod for sin!

Brian… what an old soul for a 15 year old! The poor kid, living on the streets and fending for himself just about put me in a tailspin! I can’t even comprehend the life he lived. I appreciate why he thought that life on the streets was better than the one he was living, but holy hell, talk about scary and cold and just awful.

Great villain in Robert and even that dipshit Denise! I must say Robert scares the ever-lovin’-shit out of me. He’s unpredictable, unstable, and just plain stupid! Makes for a great meanie! He is (Terri’s words) “The world’s biggest tick!” When I get my hands on that asshole, I’m gonna choke the life out of him!!

The pacing is excellent, the dialogue is just right and the climax, well, you’ll just have to wait and see for yourselves. Make it Rain is 235 (Kindle version) pages long and it hooked me from the very first word! I love you Terri Marie and can’t wait to follow up on the Montclair boys in the next installment, Through the Storm!

5 Stars!

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Through the Storm (The Montclair Brothers) #2

Through the Storm (The Montclair Brothers) #2

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