Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway for Found Underneath by KL Kreig


It began as a ruse.

Take a girlfriend. Divert the press from the fucked up mess that’s my family until my father is re-elected. Stage a public breakup. Move on.

Only that brilliant plan went straight south the moment I set eyes on Willow Blackwell.

I found her.

My center. My future. A soulmate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy.

I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things.

Only Fate—and her ex—have other plans for us.

In some sort of cosmic impossibility, our lives unknowingly intersected years before when tragedy befell both our families. Once the devastating truth is finally revealed, the future I’d found in her will come crashing down around us and for the first time in my life I’m completely helpless.

I may very well lose the only woman I've ever loved to a past neither of us saw coming.


"And he's eyeing me as if I'm the queen he needs to secure his kingship, his rightful place on the throne. As if I'm his next and only breath."

WOW! Ok, so we all know how LOST IN BETWEEN ended and the emotional position Shaw and Willow were put in with their pasts colliding. This book immediately picked up where that one left off. Their turbulent love affair was compounded by their pasts, and their pasts have come back to haunt them in a crazy twist of events only the devil can think up. The amount of heartache these two endured because of coincidence is nothing to take lightly.

We saw Shaw falling in love. We saw Willow denying the possibility of love. It was a scary step for them both to take and the journey to get there was an agonizing one. The brevity of their situation was not for the weak, and the journey we took to get to their HEA was a beautiful but very twisted and heartbreaking one. When a man has to fight for his woman, it shows a lot about his character when he won't give up, but he's very cognizant of her feelings and continues to fight. I think KL nailed this one. Shaw is perfection in book boyfriend form. He recognized his innate need for the balm that Willow provides his soul. She was what he needed, and he recognized that. I ached down to my very soul for what Shaw was going through and the juggling act he had to perform with the secrets he was holding.

"You can't beat your enemy if you don't know your enemy and all I know is his weakness, but that's not enough. His weakness is my weakness, too."

I love KL's alphas. I love her in-depth storylines. I love what she does with her characters' hearts and the paces she makes them take in order to find their true love. This one was no different. I have to say that their admission of love was one of the most beautiful ones I have read in a very long time. It will stick with me. It was so intimate, so loving and so true. They felt it. It was just a beautiful profession of love and I honestly loved it. When you get to that point in this book, slow down and revel in it. Soak it up and read it with all the emotion KL intended. It was absolute perfection.

A real man knows what he wants and goes after it, but a good man knows how to take care of and soothe his woman. He knows what her greatest strengths are, but he knows what her weaknesses are too. Shaw knew. OMG. He is sigh-worthy in every way. He fought so hard and so noble, but when he finally decided he was done....he was done. I loved him so hard. He fought so freaking hard. I admire his patience, but loved his tenacity.

While we knew Shaw was a hardcore businessman from the get-go, I didn't really know how strong Willow was. When I was worried that she would be meek and bow down to the pressures of what was perceived to be happening, she actually surprised me and was very strong and was a stand-up heroine. I loved her strength and her straight-forward thinking. She didn't let the what-ifs stop her, instead she saw through it and stood up for her heart and what she believed in. When there was a question about something, she knew to get to the bottom of it and not dwell on the negatives. With Noah being a best friend to Shaw, he was also a shoulder for Willow and to say that I hope that KL writes his story, that would be a gross misstatement. I need Noah's story. I need to see him weak and give in to the one woman that holds him by the balls! I want to see him CAVE!!

I am not and cannot reread a book, so that never works out well for me. Unfortunately, the almost 3 months in between books bit me back hard. I read so many books in between that I lost what was going on so I had to go through and play catch-up again. The book took off immediately and I didn't get a quick recap worked into the beginning of the book, so it threw me off jus ta bit. This is the *only* reason I hesitate on cliffhangers. But the fact that their love story was so intense and so rich, it made catching up easy, allowing me to fall right back into it once I did some "research". KL is so detailed in her storyline and so much depth is provided to enhance the story, I had to make sure to be on my toes while reading this one. I love her angst, I love her stories and I love her alphas!!! Dirty talkers with strong desires, they have a take-no-prisoners mentality and it makes for an amazing read. I will always and easily recommend the books of hers I have read. She has many more on my TBR and I will make the time to read them.

"In them, I saw a means to an end. In you, I only see the beginning."

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We all have one.

A price.

That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything.

Don’t sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don’t because you do. Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we’d sell ourselves to have it.

What’s my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick.

What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I’ll be Shaw Mercer’s arm candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I’ll be his to command, mold, push and pull in any direction he sees fit.

I’ll fight falling into bed with him. I’ll fight falling in love with him even harder. I’ll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of ways, I’ll learn that while one man’s love for me has never died, the only man’s love I really want will never be mine.

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I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out, I’m a raving bitch. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing). 





  1. Hmm. Angst. Thanks for the review.

    1. My pleasure, Zilpha! It wasn't breath-withholding angst, but it was a steady amount. It was really good.

  2. Oh my gosh Bee! This is why I always love your reviews. Why I always look forward to reading them. You always make me wanna drop everything and read the book. You caught my attention once again. Thank you so much!

    1. Bunny, you always know how to make me smile!!! <3