Book Blast + Review - Beneath the Layers by Mia Rivers


TITLE – Beneath the Layers

SERIES (& book #) –  

1st book in a duology (must be read in order)

AUTHOR –  Mia Rivers

GENRE –  Contemporary Romance/Steamy suspense

PUBLICATION DATE –  it published 3/2015

LENGTH (Pages/# Words) 

PUBLISHER – Self Published

COVER ARTIST – Kari Ayasha from Cover to Cover Designs

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.



I did something I dont often do, that is start/read a book without knowing a lot about it. This is the debut novel of Mia Rivers, and normally before starting a book by a new author I do some research (to make sure I am not going to DNF half way through it).

I am really happy that I have decided to read this book, I really liked it. The writing style was easy to follow and read. Also I wasnt annoyed with either of the main characters. I really liked Tara for being independent and not swooning all over the handsome alpha male Nicholas. I have read LOTS of books where the heroine has NO backbone (insta love) and it becomes kind of boring. What I also loved were the few glances we got into Nicholas' mind, I wish we had a few more chapters in his POV!!

I loved that Tara was a 27 years old and not fresh from college. Her bff's were really fun and I wouldnt mind them getting their own story. 

I also really liked that there was this secret, we got a few hints along the way but it took some chapters before it was fully revealed. 

The epilogue though OMGGGG!!!! I still cant believe what I've read, I cant believe Mia left us hanging like that. I need book #2 ASAP, seriously I need to know what is going to happen.. It was so unexpected and cleverly done by Mia!!

Mia Rivers is definitely an author to look out for!


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.


Beyond the Layers (Duology #2) - 
Coming Soon --->  Add to Goodreads


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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