May 2, 2019 2 min to read

Review: False Hope by Meli Raine

Category : Reviews

She thinks she’s fooled me. But I’ve known all along.
Lily is hiding something, a secret so big, she came out of a year-long coma and her first instinct was to lie.
Who does that? Someone who is afraid. No—not afraid.
Terrified. And it’s my job to take that fear away.
My partner and I have spent countless man-hours hunting down the cold-blooded killer who did this to her. Meanwhile, Lily’s spent her waking hours recovering. Getting stronger. Getting smarter.
Staying beautiful.
Never get involved emotionally. That’s my dictate. Never get attached.
When you realize you’re caught in a triangle, it turns out there is no exit.

My Review:
Genre: Romance – Suspense, military
Standalone: nope Book two of three Both books one and two have cliffhangers
Part of a Series: Yes Book two of the False Trilogy
POV: Duff
Steam Level: Warm

False Hope, like False Memory, sucks you in from the start. Entirely in Duff’s POV we learn more about him and his past. False Hope leads you through a rabbit hole of deception and a roller coaster of emotion and leaves you dangling over a precipice, not knowing who you can trust and how deep deception goes. Meli Raine is one of only a few authors whose cliffhanger endings I don’t mind so much. If you’re looking for a great romantic suspense that leaves you breathless and on the edge of your seat then pick up this series. You’ll be glad you did.

I received an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quotes:

  • Holding a lie for too long is its own torture. Imprisoning yourself is harder than being controlled by outside forces. Duality is inherently draining. How can we be whole and centered when our very survival relies on being split and vigilant?
  • We recover from our wounds because the survival instinct is strong. And those who survive and thrive are the most attractive of all.
  • There’s a reason why shame is used so often as a tool to control other people. Shame disconnects us from the social group. That disconnection can lead to death. But here’s the key; you can climb awfully high or live awfully low if you don’t care about shame.
  • Just when you think you’ve driven them out of yourself, it turns out social conditioning is a hell of a lot more ingrained than anyone ever imagines.
  • Trust is a funny thing. It requires that you let go of a certain part of humanity inside you. We have to override our instincts in order to trust because instinct says that our survival is more important than connections. But connection is how you survive.
  • People don’t really change if they’re exposed to trauma. They just become more who that primal self is.
  • When you have no past, no foundation, no roots, it’s really hard to stay centered. People without an anchor are dangerous.
  • If no one knows you’re there, what can you get away with?
  • We can understand why something happens without emotionally liking that it happened.
  • She looks up at me like I’m the moon. I kiss her like she’s the stars, all of them in the universe, shining white-hot light just for me.
  • Prayer is highly underrated as a toook in hand-to-hand combat.

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