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Exposed

(Finding Justice #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  16 reviews
First comes love, then comes fear . . .

After a whirlwind romance, Darby Hayes Grisom married the man of her dreams. Smart, handsome, ambitious-Sean was everything she always thought she wanted. Little did she know that one year later that dream would turn into her worst nightmare. Sean is moody, angry, violent. Violent enough to kill. When Darby realizes she's
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ebook, 288 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Forever Yours
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Francoise
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
**4 stars**

Everything that glitters is not necessarily gold and in this story, a seemingly idyllic marriage is not what it seems. Darby Hayes has paid the price for her naivety. She married in haste after only six weeks. Unfortunately, she was deceived and her life with her obsessive, controlling and abusive husband is nothing but pure hell. Sean Grimson is a cold, emotionless psychopath and married her for her money. Bruised and battered, she feels trapped. When she unintentionally becomes pregnant, she can’t r
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Jeanne
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeep-diva
In Exposed we meet Jack Kavanaugh and Darby Hayes.  Darby is smart, accomplished has her own means and yet still finds herself trapped in an abusive marriage.  She knows that her husband is capable of horrible crimes and won't let her go so she makes a drastic choice to save her newborn daughter.  When she stops in Jack's law office on a whim, she finds a man she instantly feels she can trust.  It takes time to bond in a way that has Jack fighting to save Darby from prison, helping her get away ...more
Heather 123
May 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Eh...this book was just okay for me.

It was difficult to relate to Darby given the elaborate plan she came up with after learning she was pregnant by her abusive husband. Even if I agreed with her plan, there were far too many holes in it almost from the get go. For someone who tried to plan and hide things, she left far too much in plain sight.

I thought the story kind of dragged on a little too long. And the end was just too simple and obvious.

** ARC received from Netgalley **
Susan
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I grabbed this book because I love Rhonda Pollero's Finley Anderson Tanner Mysteries. Completely different than that series, but just as entertaining. Exposed covers the more serious matter of spousal abuse and the lengths someone will go to get out of the situation. Well written and filled with action, drama, and romance. I'm looking forward to meeting more of the Kavanaugh family!

*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Hannah
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC REVIEW

stayed up all night reading the book, I regret nothing.

Exposed took me by surprise, what I was expecting from the blurb I was expecting something more like Sleeping with the Enemy but it was so much more it a couple of nice "what a twist moments" but was also predictable in other parts. It was an enjoyable diversion from the typical. It was a good story it kept me up all night reading it. Darby is trying to get out of the situation by any means possible and she thinks she
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Cheryl
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was drawn to this book by the book cover first and the summary second. Now, this is how you start off a new series. This book was so easy to read. It was smooth. A bonus as I was reading this book on my computer. I found myself not wanting to step away and keep reading.

Darby is my kind of woman. A strong, intelligent woman. Oh, who just happens to be a sharp shooter. So don't mess with her. The author did a great job of making sure that Darby was not painted as a victim but a fighter. While,
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Poor Darby enters quickly into a marriage, and it turns out to be nightmare. When she finds out she is pregnant, she has to get away. But, Sean, her husband won't let go easily. Her ally in the battle for freedom in the attorney she hired, Jack.

I felt a little uncomfortable with the romance between Darby and Jack because, hello, she was embroiled in a hot mess of a marriage. I felt it was a bit rushed and made me think Darby is a bit naive. I also felt that her plan left something to be desired
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Meaghan
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
If you stop to really examine her plan to escape her husband, it is completely ridiculous. There are better and easier ways to make that happen. He was a nightmare and terrifying. Darby and Jack were an interesting pair. I was intrigued by the story and had to keep reading until the end. I look forward to the rest of the series.
books are love
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
received in exchange for a honest review.
Rhonda Pollero blew me away with the very real scenario and the emotions that come out in Exposed. She shows us just how women in Darby’s situation feel about themselves, their situation and the hopelessness they are dealing with as they fall further down the rabbit hole. For Darby she did the unthinkable to protect what she held dear to her heart. She sacrificed herself and freedom. Her love for someone superseded fear and brought her to a drastic
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Books Laid Bare
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had the utmost sympathy for Darby, the man she married turned out to be anything but the man she thought he was. But by the time she realised she was pregnant with Sean’s baby the writing was on the wall and in order to keep both her and her unborn child safe, she was left with limited options. Taking action was something she could no longer dither over, she knew it was a now or never situation because left to Sean, her life would continue to be little more than an ever-decreasing circle of ab ...more
Book Lover
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
SPOILERS IN REVIEW
Darby comes from a wealthy family and has a huge trust fund. Despite this, she became a vet and runs a successful clinic. She married Sean after a 6 week whirlwind courtship. Now, less than 2 years later and 8 months pregnant, she is living a nightmare. Sean is moody, volatile, demeaning, demanding, and physically and mentally abusive. Being pregnant has not spared her his physical abuse and she fears for both her and the baby’s life. She devises an extreme plan to escape
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Darby Hayes Grisom thought she had found the man of dreams, he swept her off her feet, charmed his way into her heart and had her walking down the aisle in a matter of weeks after their first date. But her dreams of happily ever after came to a screeching halt soon after the ink was dry on their marriage license, her prince charming turned out to be a dark, dangerous, abusive man that was only looking for a payday. Darby soon finds herself pregnant, alone and stuck in a situation that is sure to ...more
Cindy
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After years of abuse a wife finally finds justice. This was a fast paced suspense about an abused wife in the last trimester of pregnancy who finally has enough and goes to great lengths to get herself and her baby away from her husband. She ends up enlisting the help of a lawyer with her plan.

Exposed kicks of a new series that will feature the Kavanaugh brothers. Jack Kavanaugh grew up with an abusive father. His oldest brother has been in jail for 15 years for manslaughter for killing their f
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Tonya Peterson
Darby and Jack meet one day when Darby is desperately trying to find someone that she can trust to keep her daughter safe after finding out what her husband did after they had a fight and she told her parents everything that's been going on in the last 2 yrs. What she wasnt expecting was 1 how thought out planned her soon to be ex was and 2 falling for the lawyer she only met while being 8 months pregnant. This book is full of action and surprises. Enjoyed this book to the very last word.
C bond
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
netgalley

an ok suspense read. well written, liked both Darby and Jack
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Rhonda Pollero also writes under the name Kelsey Roberts.

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