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Complicated (Secrets and Lies #2)

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Mia Ryan has learned the hard way that her choices can have horrible consequences. Taking an offer that was supposed to get her life back on track was nothing but a ploy. To keep the ones she holds dear safe, she's forced to finish what she started, without any hope of finding out why she was targeted in the first place. Though Mia has Ethan by her side, she can't seem to ...more
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by M.M. Koenig Publishing, LLC
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Cassia Brightmore
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, loved
How do you review a book that has left you completely shattered? Broken into little pieces, mind blown into tiny little bits…? Well, you start by saying - this second book in the Secrets and Lies series is fucking out of this world fantastic. And that’s not something that I say lightly, but the continuation of Mia and Ethan’s story has surpassed all my expectations, hell its so far past them that I don’t even remember what they were. The plotline was gripping, emotional and infuriating. Just whe ...more
Theresa Alberts
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Complicated by M.M. Koenig is book two in the Secrets and Lies Series. The reader once again becomes entangled in a story of intrigue and mystery and who can forget a bit of a love story mixed in. I couldn't wait to read this next book after finishing Conflicted and I was far from disappointed. I was anticipating what would happen as I turned each page and everything that I predicted was far from what happened, leaving me gasping in shock until I turned the very last page. I am waiting on pins a ...more
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I am not normally a cliffhanger / serial type of reader. I want the story to have a beginning, middle and end in one book. But the Secrets and Lies series has delivered a story that is fast paced, full of more lies and secrets than any one person should have to deal with – and it’s told in a fashion that you cannot help but love the characters, even when you have no clue if they are telling the truth or simply adding one more lie to the pile.

In the second installment
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Vanessa Sims
I am going to be completely honest. I didn’t know if I wanted to go with 2 stars or 3. Don’t get me wrong the story line was awesome. It was jammed packed with lies, betrayal, secrets, friendship, sex, and love. I wanted to know what was going to happen next with Ethan and Mia, but at the same time Mia and Bri (Mia’s best friend) rubbed me the wrong way in the worst way.

If she hadn’t been so stubborn and selfish she would have learned a lot of important things that would have helped her, hell ba
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Erin Paige Bixby
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
OMG! LOVED IT!! This picked up right where Conflicted left off. This story is so full of twists and turns that I couldn't put it down because I was afraid I would miss something. I love that all the characters returned and that I got a deeper look at their relationships. I also loved the addition of all of Ethan's friends into the mix. It gave a deeper insight into his character, seeing him as a completely different person around them. Ethan and Mia also get to have a deeper connection because o ...more
Lisa
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mia Ryan's life has become a dangerous maze and she doesn't know where to turn. She's in love with Ethan, but can't even be sure he can be trusted. The wrong step could endanger her or her loved ones, which is especially terrifying since she doesn't know what the right step is. The mysteries surrounding Mia are interesting and frustrating, it's a tangled web that keeps you glued to the page. This is the second book of three in the Secrets and Lies Series. The story continues through all three bo ...more
books are love
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I continue to fall more in love with Ethan with each passing page and romantic display. His love is so beautiful and what moa continues to do and did does and will shatter him. Ethan is kind and sweet. Each action he took was with mia’s safety in mind. Anything he held back was to keep her safe. At the end we see that he was correct to do that. In this book in the series we learn who Ethan is, what shaped him and see him interact with his friends. We see how far he will go to protect loved ones ...more
DawnMarie  Carpintero
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
10 Emotional Stars but 5 on here

I was given this book for my honest review

As we take our first breath of life we never know what the future lies for us. Our parents teach us values that we take with us on our paths but the path that we take on our own is what defines us as humans. We don’t come with a handbook when we are born though at times one would think we should. Our parents try as they might to shield us towards the greater path but in the end it is our own individuality that we present t
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Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"Loving one another is never going to be our issue.Our biggest obstacle is going to ve whether we're able to get past our demons and believe in each other."

This is part two in this series and follows on from where we were left teetering on a cliff edge of suspense and drama in last book. Can Mia and Ethan overcome the lies and the treachery that were revealed...can they forgive the circumstances that brought them together?!?

We a
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Natasha Carrere
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-finished
Complicated • M.M. Koenig

This is book 2 in the series and it leaves off where the 1st one left off. I was sucked into the book that I didn't even take notes like I usually do; I just kept swiping my finger across my screen to find out what happens next.

During Complicated Mia and Ethan find out more of what is going on with Ethan's father's business and Mia's background that she doesn't remember. They find out they both have lied to each other and kept secrets from each other that could leave th
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Ariella
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Highly recommend
I Love Story Time
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Wow!! This story is full of all kinds of twist and turns! I can totally see why it's called... Complicated. This story starts off right where Conflicted ended with Ethan and Mia still learning how to knock each others walls down. However, little by little they both start to open up to each other more and more. Ethan introduces Mia to important people from his past, which helps Mia understand Ethan's personality more. Mia also introduces Ethan to someone close and little by little Mia is
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Mary Ruth (TheReadingRuth)
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jamie  Zishka
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Complicated is the second book in the Secrets And Lies Series. This was definitely my most sought out release of this year. This story will keep you so enthralled that you will be flipping pages quickly it will make your head spin. I would give this book a 5 star! I never and mean never give a cliffhanger book a 5 star but HOLY mother this book blew me away. It has so many things happening and watching this story unfold was seriously amazing. Yes I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting ever ...more
Kelsey

What happens when you finally have the guts to tell somebody about what your real intentions are? For Mia, her gorgeous boyfriend up and leaves her to the other side of the United States. Sure, she finally tells him exactly why she was working under him. She knows that what she has done is wrong, and had decided to tell him in hopes of him understanding her more. She was sadly mistaken. With her life in shambles, Mia feels as if nothing can go right. With Ethan leaving her, the constant feeling
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Danielle
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, whoever picked the title for this book hit it right on. This story took me on the rollercoaster ride of my life. It had all kinds of twist and turns! I couldn’t think of a better title if I wanted to, Complicated is perfect. This story starts off right where Conflicted ended with Ethan and Mia still learning how to live with each other. However, they both start to open up little by little. When Mia is introduced to people in Ethan’s past she starting to understand him more and more.

Compli
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Tbird London
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Complicated is book 2 in the Secrets and Lies series. I felt like this book was a constant barrage of events, situations and discoveries. Often it came so fast that I became confused and had to go back and reread a section so I could keep it all straight. Mia and Ethan don’t start out on comfortable terms as you begin this part of the series, but soon you will understand what is going on with those two and the pieces to this puzzle begin to fall in place.

As you continue to read more secrets begi
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Lauren
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mia’s life just seems to continue to grow into being more complicated. Ethan takes off after she reveals the truth of her employment at his family’s company and now she’s being blackmailed, stalked, and watched. Mia used to have a sense of safety, but now dangers lurk all around her. She’s so unsure of herself and cannot find time to just relax. She’s always on guard when it comes to her family, friends, life, and heart.

Ethan.. Ethan.. Ethan.. I don’t know how many times after finishing the las
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, romance, suspense
I received this book from Enticing Journey Book Promotions' Bookshelf in return for a fair and honest review.

As with book 1, Conflicted, the title of this book is absolutely spot on. It IS complicated, with more secrets, lies, twists and turns than you can shake a stick at. I appear to be having a love/hate relationship with these books because there are quite a few moments when I actually dislike what I'm reading but then it can all swing around at the drop of a hat. For myself, the majority of
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Bloggers From Down Under
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
****We received this ARC for an honest review****

Book 2 continuation of book 1

Science had taught us that for every action, there was a reaction – for every cause, there was an effect.

2nd book of the series from M.M. Koenig and it surely lives up to its name once again.
This book continues on about Ethan and Mia as we know Ethan’s family is part of the Mafia and Mia has tangled herself in the web.

Ethan and Mia are trying to find their way as a couple and work on their relationship whilst trying to
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Kendra Needs
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
COMPLICATED by M.M. Koenig is the second book in the series, and could not have made my head spin any faster.


The story in this book is well written and developed, the plot as I said is very fast paced and will leave you with a desire to read the third book in the series, I know that I personally cant wait to read the next book, I need to know how this all turns out. The characters in this book are very well written and the chemistry between Mia and Ethan is amazing, it has to be with the way Eth
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Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Complicated
Author: M.M. Koenig
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook
Pages: 356
Rating: 5

Setting: Chicago

Main Characters: Mia, Ethan

Supporting Characters: Bri, Trey, Jackson

Summary: Secrets are revealed and Mia finally lets her friends start helping as Ethan pulls some of his friends in to help. Nothing is what it seems and who knows from where the next threat will come.

Thoughts: Damn…. The last few chapters were intense! I really wanted to tell Mia to stop feeling so bad about lyin
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Amy
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
“I won’t give up on us. I’ll do everything in my power to make sure from this day forward that you know how much I need you in my life.”

When I first saw this book for request on NetGalley, I fell in love with the synopsis and knew right away that I had to request this book. I had to read this book. At the time, I didn’t realize that this was book 2 in Mia and Ethan’s tale. It didn’t occur to me until I picked up Complicated and actually started reading it. All that being said, I actually was abl
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Heidi Sturgess
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2015
I reveived an ARC from Author Groupies in exchange for an honest review.

I must just start off by complimenting MM Koenig ....the coverart of both books is phenomenal and hits the nail on the head! Ethan is captured beautifully and I find myself having to reign in my thoughts as they wander off south to special treats his body has for me.  I'm trying not to give away to much so you simply have to read the books and discover the" beauty of Ethan" ♡

Complicated flows straight from Conflicted and Mia
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Broadway Girl  Book Reviews (Beth Lattanzi)
This book is definitely one I was waiting on........ I wanted to know what was going to happen between Mia and Ethan. Also, what was the deal with this 'meeting' that was so important she attended.


This review will be hard to write without giving too much information away about the plot of the book. Let's just say that all things are not what they appear and some people aren't who they appear to be. There were moments of suspense, moments of true passion and it was page-turning! It keeps you on
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Jen
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Complicated is truly complicated! man this book is crazy!

Mia finally spills the beans to Ethan about why she took the job and what her goal was in the end. How does Ethan take it ...not so well at first. Now she is alone, and she can still feel the eyes of someone watching her close by. Honestly, I don't feel sorry for her, Ethan loves her and has done everything he could to protect her and show her that what they have is real. I mean, sure it's great to be honest in a relationship, you cant be
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Lisa
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Life is about to get more complicated for Mia and Ethan. With Mia and Ethan separated after Mia's secrets were exposed at the end of 'Conflicted', Mia is doubtful that their relationship can survive.

With lots of people keeping secrets, can they actually discover why so many people want a piece of Mia? Safety in numbers is key as Ethan and Mia's friends gather round to help them. Once the truth is revealed you can guarantee that it will be explosive and blow you mind.

Mia and Ethan's relationshi
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Tara Copsy
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
M.M. Koenig has done it again and I'm loving this series and these wonderful characters. I'm so glad these books have come into my life. This is why I love to read. AMAZING.

Complicated is the Second book in the Secrets and Lies Series and if you haven't read Conflicted, please do, you'll love it. These characters have an amazing story to tell, the main as well as the secondary characters.

Mia has learned the hard way that her bad choices have consequences. After taking an offer, she didn't think
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Sarah
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First off, I want to say that my emotions have been on a rollercoaster through this journey of Complicated. I am giving it 5 stars because it kept me guessing at what was to come and who was really telling the truth. This is book 2 in the series. You definitely have to read Conflicted to understand what is going on. Complicated picks up exactly where Conflicted left off.

Mia Ryan is torn between telling the truth and living with deceit. Will the truth set her free or will it bring more harm than
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Shely Smith
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars for Complicated.
Part 2 immediately submerges you into Mia's turbulence of a life . Mia and Ethan's connection continues to be undeniable but tested at ever turn. The entire time your reading you have no clue what the outcome is going to be or your totally blindsided with what happens and while I was on the edge with nerves I loved it. An important factor that continues to make this series so captivating for me is the author's knack for detail and her story telling skill. You can help
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