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REVIEW - Beneath the Layers (Duology #1) by Mia Rivers

I have a secret.

A secret that no-one besides my boyfriend, my mother and I know. A secret from my past which has me trapped in a relationship from hell.

Refusing to tell a soul, I’ve kept it balled up inside for the past few years, trying to seem composed for the world while my reality was the complete opposite. I gave up on any hopes of a different life. A life where love and happiness existed. Alex, personally saw to it himself. He made sure it was drilled deep within my brain. This was the hand that life had dealt me. The life I learned to accept.

Until the day I bumped into Nick.

A gorgeous man who's haunted my thoughts and awakened my desires. A man, whose persistence turned my world upside down, more than it already was. The same man who also happened to be my boss and had a secret of his own. A secret that I couldn't decipher, even when it stood right in front of me. A secret that would blow me away.

My name is Tara and this is my story.



My Rating – 5 out of 5 ★★★★★

What can I say? This is an amazing debut novel by Mia Rivers. 

I love the relationship between Tara and Nick. The characters were brilliantly written. The book was incredibly sexy (I am not exaggerating). I really enjoyed reading every page of this book.

Tara has a secretand after everything that happened to her, she wants to start a new life. But she is stuck with her first love, Alex.
A new job for Tara means a new beginning. But that is not the case. Tara can’t catch a break.

Nicholas is a handsome tattooed lawyer. Who is attracted to Tara and falls in love at first sight. But he also has secrets.
But the real problem is; Can Tara and Nick have a healthy relationship with their secrets standing in the middle?

Heartache, lies, betrayal, and deception ... all is being revealed.

An incredible love story. There is such a great chemistry between Nick and Tara. At the end you will be blown away. I was so confused when I nearing the end of the book. I was perplexed. When I read the last sentence I was so shocked and I was thinking: "No! Absolutely not! Oh, no!"

Mia Rivers, I love you so much. You really did a great job. I'm so proud of you. This story has ruined me. The story and characters you created in this world was so excellent. 

P.S: I am sure you won’t be able to sit still when you are reading the tension between the characters. I am impatiently waiting on the second book. I strongly recommend you read this book. <3 


Ne söyleyebilirim ki? Bu Mia Rivers'ın muhteşem ilk çıkış romanı. 

Tara ve Nick'in arasındaki ilişkiye bayıldım.  Karakterleri zekice düşünülüp yazılmış bir hikayeydi. İnanılmaz seksi, abartısız. Bu kitabın her sayfasını okurken çok eğlendim.

Tara'nın bir sırrı var. Ve Tara her şeyden sonra, yeni bir hayata başlamak istiyor. Ama ilk aşkı Alex ile sıkışmış. 

Tara'nın hayatında yeni bir iş, yeni bir başlangıç demek. Ama öyle değil. Tara asla mola veremez.  
Nicholas yakışıklı dövmeli bir avukat. Tara'yı çekici bulur. Ve ilk görüşte aşık olur. Ama onun da sırları var.

Ama asıl sorun şu ki; Tara ve Nick bu sırlarla ilişkilerini devam ettirebilecek mi? 

Kalp kırıklıkları, yalanlar, ihanetler, ve aldatmalar... hepsi ortaya çıkıyor. 

İnanılmaz bir aşk hikayesi. Nick ve Tara arasındaki inanılmaz kimya. Ve, darmadağın olacağınız bir son. Sona yaklaştığımda kafam karıştı. Allak bullak oldum. Ve en son cümleyi okuduğum an yüzümde şok edici bir ifade belirdi. "Hayır! Kesinlikle hayır! Olamaz!" 

Mia Rivers seni çok seviyorum. Harika bir iş ortaya çıkarmışsın. Seninle gurur duyuyorum. Bu hikaye beni mahvetti. Karakterler, hikayenin içinde yaratılan dünya. Hayat hikayeleri, hepsi ama hepsi mükemmeldi. 

NOT: Emin olun ki; bu kitabı okurken karakterler arasındaki sıcak tansiyondan yerinizde duramayacaksınız. İkinci kitabı sabırsızlıkla bekliyorum. Ve şiddetle okumanızı tavsiye ediyorum.


Beyond the Layers (Duology #2) - Coming Soon 


Mia Rivers lives in sunny South Florida with her teenage son. She channeled her deep-rooted passions for reading and writing into the creation of her very own fictional world and characters. 

When she's not writing, she can be found listening to a good band, hanging out with friends, or planning a future trip. But, you’ll rarely see her without her treasured Kindle. Especially, when she’s getting her daily coffee fix at Starbucks.

Check out her debut novel Beneath the Layers, available on Amazon, B&N and Itunes.
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  1. Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart