Book Review | Half Truths

Half Truths by Claire Contreras

Publication Date: October 21st, 2019

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You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too.

They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not.

I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.

I transferred here in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead.

It’s a game I’m willing to play.

I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.

This book had me on my toes! I was so intrigued by this synopsis that I couldn’t wait to read this. Nothing like secret elite societies and a missing college girl to get your mind working and your heart pumping. I didn’t know what or who to believe. I was sucked into this book and thought it was a real page turner. Amelia Bastón was completely different than I thought she was going to be. Usually I don’t like when the heroine is rich, they always seem to be snobby, bitchy and spoiled. But Amelia isn’t like that. She wants more than what her parents name will hand her. She’s smart, independent and itching to find the truth. Logan Fitzgerald is mysterious and definitely leaves you wanting more. I knew I was going to love him from the second he was introduced. There’s a hard edge about him, but underneath that you can tell there is a softer to him. This was such a great, fresh and new read for me. It is not like the same books I am constantly reading. I can’t wait to read more by Claire Contreras. I really enjoy her writing style and storytelling abilities. The characters and story were well thought out and kept me guessing the entire time. I had no clue what was going to happen or who to believe. Overall, I loved this book. I thought it was a great story, the main characters had great chemistry and I was truly on my toes the entire time!

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I received a copy of Need You Now, a collection from Top Shelf Romance in exchange for an honest review. This book was included in that collection.

About the Author:

Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in over fifteen languages.

She’s a breast cancer survivor, a mother, a wife, and a Florida girl that currently resides in Charlotte, NC. When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.

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