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Lies Beneath the Surface (Buried Secrets #2)

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Carly Jo Simon carries the weight of the world on her shoulders.

When she unearthed her daddy’s secrets, she had no idea the repercussions she would be faced to live with. Now, his secrets are her own to carry, as she fights to protect her sister Savannah from their daddy’s daunting past and their bastard brother Drew.
Savannah wears a mask of perfection, shielding everyon
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Published September 3rd 2014 (first published September 2nd 2014)
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Silla Webb
Aug 05, 2014 Silla Webb rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Beyond ecstatic to release Lies Beneath the Surface (Buried Secrets #2) on September 3, 2014. LBTS is darker than Covered in Coal (Buried Secrets #1), but you'll feel the angst, the gut wrenching heart ache that each character feels. So proud of this story. HEA-NO Cliff hanger
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 17, 2014 Philomena Callan Cheekypee rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant. I thoroughly loved this story. Make sure you read book one before you read this one.

Carly Jos journey continues in this fantastic story. She's a really strong character but my heart bled for her at times. I love Colton. He knew what he wanted and went for it.
Really hope there is a story for Luke soon and he finds happiness.

If your looking for a really good story with romance and suspense then I highly recommend this brilliant read:) well done to the author. I hope she is
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Jodie Lauren
Oct 16, 2014 Jodie Lauren rated it really liked it
The story continues for Carly jo.

I must admit I fell a little more in love with Luke in this book. The story is developing nicely and I'm excited to read book 3.

Xx
Jodie Squelch
Aug 05, 2014 Jodie Squelch rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-reads
I have been highly anticipating this book from the moment I finished covered in coal… so you can imagine my excitement when it showed up on my kindle… I had to dive right in and on the advice of Silla I had my tissues at the ready…
I devoured this book with in a day, I was so consumed by this story, I totally lost track of time it kept me up most the night as I simply couldn’t put it down….
Silla’s writing as grown so much in this book and by 18% I was in tears and grabbing for the tissues and thi
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Tracey
Jul 28, 2014 Tracey rated it it was amazing
Lies Beneath The Surface is an emotional Rollercoaster ride for most of the characters. It is amazing how many people think that if you bury secrets and lie to those that you are supposed to love, that you are protecting them. Unfortunately, throughout this series you find that it is more detrimental to the ones who are supposedly being protected. This is very true in life. We end up hurting the people we love the most by not sharing with them the things they need to know.

This book contains so m
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Desirae (Dee)
Sep 09, 2014 Desirae (Dee) rated it liked it
Well, I am a bit surprised with my reaction to this book. I liked the first book, Covered in Coal. However, I found this one harder to get through. In this sequel, we have all the lies about all our characters finally come to light. The truths are finally unveiled. The wrongs, well aren't really righted, but they're extremely wrong. But I was still left with some questions. Now this could be because I had to skim the last little bit of the book, I had kind of lost interest. So what happened with ...more
Andrea Huseman
Aug 29, 2014 Andrea Huseman rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the Buried Secrets series. It is not a standalone. Must read in order. Please be aware and respectful that the terminology, grammar, etc.. all represent the geographical region for the story's setting. I was so anxious and excited for this book. CIC ended with such a breathe taking cliff hanger. There were so many questions left unanswered. I desperately needed to know what would happen- how it all would end. I began reading immediately and couldn't put it down. It was almost a ...more
Riza
Aug 08, 2014 Riza rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hea, my-bad-ass-bbf
I loved it!

Lies Beneath the Surface is the second book of Buried Secrets series. The story picks up right where Covered in Coal has ended.

Silla did an awesome job to continue the story. If you were following this series, I'm sure you are aware that CIC ends in a "Kindle-throwing-cliffhanger". =) This book is so well written and it basically answers almost all the hanging questions from CIC. It is twisted and will held your attention from start to finish.

This book also covers the whole pregnan
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Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I read Covered In Coal when it first released and have been anxiously waiting to see what was going to happen next. Huge Cliffhanger ending! I try my very best to always do spoiler free reviews and then one especially since it's all about secrets involved.

Lies Beneath the Surface picks right up where Covered In Coal ended. Carly Jo has been through so much because her Daddy's lies and secrets and now and she has to hold on to them as well. She also has to deal with some of her own until she has
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Lustful Literature
Sep 19, 2014 Lustful Literature rated it liked it
** MEGAN'S 3 STAR REVIEW **

“So zip your lips. Not a damn word!”

Spoiler free review!!!!


We are back with our thick accented Kentucky miners and I can’t contain how excited I am to read this. Covered in Coal and it’s cliffhanger, left me counting down the days until fall and THIS book!!!


If I thought my life had shattered before, spiraling down around me, I was wrong. Because in this moment, the eye of the tornado is heading right for me on a path of destruction and despair.

I deserve every oun
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Kaylee Lovering
May 13, 2014 Kaylee Lovering rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
First off I just want to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! LBTS picks up right where CIC ended. We all know that CIC ended with a huge and I mean HUGE cliffhanger. (Which by the way I totally hated, I remember sending Silla a message asking when book 2 was going to be out). We all wanted to know WHO IS THE DADDY! Of course I wanted it to be Colton I mean come on he is Colton. And Heidi-Jo would just love that! But honestly I had no clue who the daddy was. I wasn't a big Luke fan in CIC so t ...more
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
Oh my, oh my and again oh my. Jesus Silla you just near cost me a box of tissues! Silla's writing is so emotional, so visual and so all en-bloody-compassing! I BLOODY loved this book! This has everything a romance should have protagonists, antagonists, secrets, reveals, feelings and most of all a CONNECTION with the reader. I would be shocked to find someone who didn't connect with this series on some level, I really would.

Often in a second book the reader can be left feeling a little let down.
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Amy Rogers
Aug 07, 2014 Amy Rogers rated it it was amazing
First of all I have to start off by saying that Silla is absolutely brilliant! After leaving us wondering at the end of Covered in Coal Lies Beneath the Surface answers all of your questions. From the moment I opened the book she immediately captured my heart and pulled feelings out of me making me cry immediately! And it didn't stop throughout the book! She made me love characters even more and on the flip side despise others even more. You learn things about some of them that you had no clue a ...more
Amanda
Aug 13, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing
It's really hard to write this review, and say what I wanna say without giving away any spoilers, but still give it the praise it deserves!! Silla absolutely took my breath away with this book! Her writing has flourished tremendously since her debut Covered in Coal! While I loved CIC, she blew me away with LBTS!! The emotions she pulled from me with her words, went beyond anything I've felt! The anger, the sorrow, and especially the LOVE! I felt it all from her characters! <3

In LBTS, it picks
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Rhiannon Matthias
Jun 28, 2014 Rhiannon Matthias rated it it was amazing
Omg get the tissues at the ready because your going to need them..I loved this book so much it gripped me in from page 1..I was left speechless what a book..I loved this book if you havnt read covered in coal you need to before this one..I knew this book would be good but its fantastic.well written. .5 stars doesn't even cover it its worth alot more.you nedd to read this its a must read book you will not be disappointed. .well done sillaLies Beneath the Surface
Debbie
Jan 05, 2017 Debbie rated it really liked it
Oh this is a tangled web of deceit. Carly Jo now finds herself keeping her fathers secrets, whilst battling to keep the worst one away from her mines.

In the background Savannah is still wearing her mask to protect herself and her children from finding out she is a battered wife. But Luke sees all, the burly but gorgeous sounding fireman who was bullied by Colton when they were growing up, but who is Carly Jo's go to friend.

Meantime sabotage continues at the pit and when Colton is injured Carly f
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Beth
Mar 20, 2017 Beth rated it it was amazing
Not sure if you are keeping up with my reviews of this author or this book series ...but let me explain ... I started by reading book #4, first .. now I am playing catch up to figure the back story for my mind and pure curiosity. From the start of book 1. I loved Luke Ashton best-est. I felt Colton Weston (his daughter Kylee Jo, is my 2nd favorite character.) had, had his chance, and totally screwed up royally. I think Drew is a jerk ... but darn it he totally adds to the depth of this story. I ...more
Geri
Oct 16, 2016 Geri rated it it was amazing
We have been waiting on this one since the cliffhanger that left us shaking our heads in Covered In Coal and all I can say is it was worth the wait! We see what Carly Jo has been going through and how she has been dealing since last time and she is so very strong and I admire the author for making her such a multi dimensional character and not weak. Then there is Colton who is the love of Carly Jo's life, but who was torn from her. One of the great things about Colton is that he doesn't give up ...more
Rochelle Hulton
May 29, 2017 Rochelle Hulton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

This is one of the best series I have ever read ! I'm so in love with Colton & Carly Jo & the rest of the gang they all have overcome so much to gain & keep a lifetime of love
Angel Bare
Mar 16, 2017 Angel Bare rated it it was amazing
4 & 1\2 ☆'s
Epiphany
Mar 18, 2017 Epiphany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: silla-webb
Lies Beneath the Surface is the second book of Buried Secrets series. The story picks up right where Covered in Coal has ends. You will want to read Covered in Coal prior to reading Lies Beneath the Surface so you understand the storyline better. This book is an emotional rollercoaster ride for most of the characters. Some of the secrets from Covered in Coal come to the surface and are no longer buried. Once again this author has me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Paternity test, a ...more
Rasha Hanna
Mar 18, 2017 Rasha Hanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
People please read this

Such a great series. I absolutely love the authors writing and her character build up. I love all the main characters and saw such love and emotion. This is a must read.
Jenn Green
Jun 16, 2014 Jenn Green rated it it was amazing
★✩★✩★ 5- Secrets, Deceptions, Mayhem & Sex, Oh My! -Stars
~this is a Spoiler FREE Review~

“Everyone covers up their ugliness with a mask. It's the secrets that lie beneath the surface that you have to worry about.

Everyone has something to hide; setting their secrets free could take the weight of the world off their shoulders, but it could also destroy everyone in it's path.
When Carly Jo returned home to see her dad on his death bed, she never knew just how much her life would change. She now
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Bookworm Betties
Sep 19, 2014 Bookworm Betties rated it it was amazing
★✩★✩★ 5- Secrets, Deceptions, Mayhem & Sex, Oh My! -Stars
~this is a Spoiler FREE Review~

“Everyone covers up their ugliness with a mask. It's the secrets that lie beneath the surface that you have to worry about.

Everyone has something to hide; setting their secrets free could take the weight of the world off their shoulders, but it could also destroy everyone in it's path.
When Carly Jo returned home to see her dad on his death bed, she never knew just how much her life would change. She now
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Jennifer Guffey
Mar 21, 2015 Jennifer Guffey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: silla-webb, 2015
Lies Beneath the Surface (Buried Secrets #2)
By: Silla Webb
4/5 stars


This book picks up right where book 1, Covered in Coal, ended on a cliffhanger, with Carly Jo pregnant & unsure of who is the father…either her best friend Luke, or Colton, the love of her life. Of course, Colton doesn’t know about Luke & Carly’s one-night and is ecstatic that he and Carly will finally move forward & build a family of their own. Carly is torn up by guilt and does eventually tell Colton, and of course
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

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~~ 5 "Questions Answered" Stars ~~

Talk about a roller coaster of emotions, angst, drama, love and suspense. This book has it all and it doesn't stop until the end. Lies Beneath the Surface is the second book in the Buried Secrets Series by Silla Webb. This book is a continuation of Covered in Coal and is to be read ONLY AFTER you read book 1. This is
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Heather Colwell
Mar 04, 2017 Heather Colwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

This series is getting better and better. I have laughed and cried with Colton and Carly jo . I have high hopes for Luke and Savannah. Amazing writing
Candy at Prisoners of Print
Jul 22, 2014 Candy at Prisoners of Print rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

It’s about time I was able to get my hands on this book! After the dreaded cliffhanger that Covered in Coal finished in, I had been unable to get these characters out of my head. Naturally though, that left a lot of time for me to build the story up in my own head. Luckily, Silla Webb did not disappoint in her delivery with these characters and gave readers a swoonworthy story with just the right amount of drama and angst to go with the happy things that occurred.

“I know the depths tha
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Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I have been waiting for this book since the moment I finished Covered In Coal !! That damn cliffhanger had me going and I was ready to explode when I got my hands on this book finally !!

Although there is much drama going on in the mines and with all the connected businesses this story really dives deep into the personal lives , struggles and secrets of the gang. They all have them , that we know for sure. The HUGE ones come to light in this book and damn it if we are not set up for more to come
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Donna ~
Jun 16, 2014 Donna ~ rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd installment in the Buried Secrets Series and should be read after Covered in Coal to truly understand the story. I loved Covered in Coal and was awaiting the release of this book to answer some of the major questions that we were left with at the end of Covered in Coal. Well lets just say I may have received some answers but was left with some more. This review willl be hard to write without giving spoilers so if it appears vague I apologize.

Carly Jo and Colton take us on a roll
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Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the Eastern Kentucky coal fields. A coal truck driver's daughter, and a railroader's wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.
She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma's Secret Book Obsession, for rev
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