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Hidden in Lies

(Lies and Truth #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  251 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Who needs love when you have money?
This has been my motto. This is who I am. Who I’m expected to be.
All of that changed when he walked into my life and made me question everything. As my personal security guard, I can’t escape him or the way he makes me feel.
He makes me laugh.
He makes me second guess my choices.
He makes me want more from life.
I hide in a bed of deception t
ebook, 197 pages
Published February 5th 2015
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Title: Hidden in Lies
Series: Lies and Truth Duet
Author: Rachel Duncan
Release date: February 5, 2015
Cliffhanger: Yes
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To say I was nervous about reading this book is an understatement. I read this author's debut book Tackled by Love and I was really pleasantly surprised by the quality of writing. So when I saw she had a new book coming out I was initially excited. Until I read the blurb and realized that the heroine seemed to be a spoiled rich bitch who married
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gifted-by-author
☆ I was gifted a copy of this title by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

Truth be honest, I really enjoyed this novel. As part of a two part series, it was easily intriguing as it was suspenseful with an engaging plot line and fascinating characters.

*chants* Needs book two already!!


Elizabeth Fitzgerald has always done everything that was expected of her growing up and now lives the essential, "step ford wife" stigma to a powerful and ambitious senator who plans on
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is book one in this two part series. I absolutely loved this story. I found it to be a gripping read and read it in one sitting.

Elizabeth Fitzgerald is a Senators wife. She has been brought up to value money over love. She's now stuck in a loveless marriage with a twat of a husband. When Alex is hired to be Elizabeth's bodyguard she starts to realise there's more to life than money.

The end of this book left me staring and muttering at my kindle. What a cliffhanger!! I'm really hoping we do
1-Click Addict Support Group
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hidden in Lies by Rachael Duncan was simply wonderful. It’s a story that shows that picture perfect outside isn’t always picture perfect inside.

Elizabeth and Cal married for all the wrong reasons. Her whole life, she was taught marry someone who is wealthy and can take care of her financially, so she did. She married Cal Ferguson, who had great aspirations. What she didn’t realize was that things aren’t always as they seem...

The trials and tribulations of Elizabeth and Cal’s relationship reall
Kendall {Book Crazy}
I received an email from this author about reviewing the second book in this series, but I hadn't heard of the first book before, so I decided to look it up and see what it was about! I was really intrigued by the synopsis and the cover that I really wanted to read the story behind it, so I made it my next read! I'm so happy I did! I really enjoyed this book! It was everything I hoped it was going to be and so much more! I was always desperate to read on and find out what was going to happen nex ...more
Jun 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Elizabeth didn’t always want to be a trophy wife, but a hard lesson was learned as a child and finding a man that could provide her with money became far more important than finding one that could provide her with love.

Married to Senator Cal Fitzgerald, rising Presidential hopeful should sound like a dream, but it quickly becomes a living nightmare. Enter Alex Matthews. Ex-Military. Sex on Legs. Hired Security. And her live in babysitter.

Sparks fly as the stranger gets through her walls and se
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-or-beta

Elizabeth is the perfect Senator's wife. She's beautiful, articulate, accommodating, agreeable. The word "Stepford" comes to mind when thinking of her.

But is that truly Elizabeth?
Nobody is the wiser.. until the day she meets him...

He makes her question everything.
He makes her drop her guard and just let go.

"I swear to God he could melt panties with just the sound of his voice."

I enjoyed this story very much. There's an air of mystery. What exactly is she hiding, why is she hiding.. and is
Tia Louise
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Exciting political romantic suspense!
I thought it was going to be a basic love story, and it's SO not!

At first, I had a hard time liking Elizabeth b/c of her choices. I confess, I felt like she got what she deserved.
Then as the layers start peeling away, everything changes.

Great story, thoughtful and intelligent, steamy-sexy.
Don't miss this series!

Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Hidden in Lies is the first book I've read by this author. Hot, steamy, suspenseful with twists and turns, it ends with a boom of a cliffhanger. Brace yourself!

Elizabeth grew up in a family where money was tight. Her parents had love, but financial strain took its toll. Her mother always told her to marry for money and that is what she did. 

Her husband, Cal, is a Senator running for President. Elizabeth is miserable, but wears the smile, acts the good wife, and stands b
Jennifer G.
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hidden In Lies
by: Rachael Duncan

I received this book as a ARC, in exchange for an honest review.
I give this book 5 stars.

I absolutely loved the story line. It was intriguing, very urgent page turner. lol
Of course I LOVED Alex and Elizabeth. They were awesome characters, and without them, this book would have gotten a 1 star.
Cal, well let’s just say I.HATE.HIM.
He is a controlling, sick, selfish, cold hearted, greedy, two-timing, pompous ass!!!!!!!

I felt so sorry for Elizabeth. What her mother ins
Rachael Duncan
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Here are a few teasers. :-)

Red Cheeks Reads
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure where to start! This was definitely different for me! I'll just start by talking a little about what the book is about. It's about the rich Vs the poor. It's about old money and politics. It's about Cal and Elizabeth's 'just for appearance' marriage. It's about marrying for the wrong reasons. And it's about making a decision and dealing with everything that comes with that decision.

Elizabeth and Cal Fitzgerald? oh lord. Elizabeth made a conscious decision to marry into wealth for h
All Romance
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it


Well shit.

LOVERS!! This was one of THE BEST cliffhangers! Ever! Apparently I am an anomaly when it comes to loving a good cliff. But as I always say, I really feel more people should just embrace it. Cliffs make me feel mother hugging ALIVE! Anyway, so good. So damn good. I am so pumped for June I can't even stand it.

OK, with that out of the way. This book kicked so much ass. There was a lot of twisty depravity and a little less "romance" which was a nice change for me.

For one
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books.

The blurb doesnt give much away, and I wasn't sure which genre this fell into before I started so I went in, not blind, just a little fuzzy. I mention this, because sometimes knowing which slot it fits into can squew my expectations, so I really had none here.

Elizabeth is a Senator's wife. She is existing within that marriage. Just existing. But she suffers in silence so her mum can get the expensive treatment she needs, since Cal pays
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet, sexy, steamy, suspenseful, and had quite a few twists and turns along the way. This book was really good and just as the getting was getting good... BAM, the book ended making me want so much more.

This is Elizabeth's story. Elizabeth grew up with meager means. She hasn't lived a rich life... until she married the "right" man. She is a Senator's wife and wears that title proudly. She has had the line, marry for money not love, instilled in her si
Pamela Carrion
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This wouldn’t have been a one click for me but I was asked by a friend to read and review. So I did. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the story. Elizabeth is a prime example of the fact that you are a product of your environment. Acting on the teachings of her mother, Elizabeth turns off emotions and turns on her survival skills. An impeccable life and husband decorate what from the outside seems picture perfect. This “Kennedy Lifestyle” is taken to a new level and Elizabeth is finding ...more
Maria York
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A quick but amazing read for me and I need more! Hidden In Lies pulls you in and keeps ahold of you until the end. I couldn't stop reading. Elizabeth is stuck in a loveless marriage with a congressmen WHOS not worthy of her in my opinion! She's a strong woman and she has no way out of the marriage because if she leaves someone she loves dearly will suffer! Alex is a strong man who's hired to protect Elizabeth, but he falls into more then having to protect her to wanting to protect and keep her s ...more
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-boyfriend

First off, no. Second, hell to the no. Can't wrap my head around this one. ...more
Angela DeMarco
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

When I was given the opportunity to read Hidden in Lies I read the synopsis, and thought to myself it doesn't really give away much about the story, so I took the chance and boy was happy about that decision the story was amazing. Take the chance and read it you will not be disappointed, fair warning I'm saying the dreaded word "CLIFF HANGER", it ends with a bang one I didn't see coming. Book 2 is expected June 2015, so far away but
Theresa Alberts
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Holly Price
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book starts with a 14 year old Elizabeth sitting in the kitchen with her mom painting her toenails. It’s a sweet moment that turns into something more when Elizabeth tells her mom about a boy she likes at school. When her mom realizes that the boy doesn’t come from money, she tells Elizabeth that she needs to focus on men with money. She tells Elizabeth about the struggles they’ve had and how difficult it’s been for them all. It ends up being a day that dictates the next 15 years of Elizabet ...more
Spunky N Sassy
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-star, 5-star
SNS Rating: 4.75

~~~~~~~~~~Dee's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

OMG!!! What A Story! The depiction of the frozen state of Elizabeth was so real and heartbreaking. She literally sacrificed every desire, need or any shred of her former self in order to play the puppet in Senator Cal's hands. It is only when Alex enters her life as a bodyguard that she begins to thaw and aspects of her true self begin to peek through. The power struggle with Cal is awesome and has you on the edge of your seat. The frustratio
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book??? OMG, I loved it. It hooked me from the start and I mean from the prologue, not the first few chapters. Elizabeth is the "perfect" wife of a senator. She wears the right clothes, is friends with the right people and says the right thing all the time, too bad it is all façade. Since she learned early in life that love isn't really all you need, she basically made herself into the type of woman a man with money would want. She lands herself a senator, who not only ...more
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Our 4 Star Review

It has taken me a few days to put together my thoughts on this book because it brought out some very strong emotions.

Elizabeth is a politician's wife. She keeps up appearances as the faithful, doting wife. To the public, everything is perfect. Her and her husband love each other; she wears what she is supposed to; says what she is supposed to; does what she is supposed to; has friends that she is supposed to. Only when she is alone can she let the mask fall and bec
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
It has taken me a few days to put together my thoughts on this book because it brought out some very strong emotions.

Elizabeth is a politician's wife. She keeps up appearances as the faithful, doting wife. To the public, everything is perfect. Her and her husband love each other; she wears what she is supposed to; says what she is supposed to; does what she is supposed to; has friends that she is supposed to. Only when she is alone can she let the mask fall and become herself. She is living a l
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
❀ღ✿•*¨`*•. 5 STAR REVIEW ❀ღ✿•*¨`*•.

Hidden in Lies
Lies & Truth Duet #1
By: Rachael Duncan

Elizabeth was the picture perfect wife to Senator Callaghan "Cal" Fitzgerald but not everything you see is true. Cal was a manipulative, mean spirited snob prick that thought he was better than everyone else. Elizabeth's life was changing thanks to her husband running for President of the United States so now she has a bodyguard Alex Matthews. She sees herself getting closer to Al
Mandie Foxylutely
This is the first book in a two book series – Lies and Truth. There is a shock ending which will be resolved in the second book due out in June 2015.

Elizabeth has grown up with the mantra of marrying for money from her mother who, although loved and adored her father, she did not want a life of struggle for her daughter. As such Elizabeth is now a senator’s wife, surviving in a loveless marriage but keeping up the façade of being a dutiful and devoted wife to her husband, Cal Fitzgerald.

Hot on
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn’t like a story with love, steamy sex, deception, politics, scandals, and a hot personal security guard???? In Hidden In Lies by Rachael Duncan, you get just that!!! In this story, we are introduced to Elizabeth, a beautiful, smart, sexy, sensual but misguided woman who is married to Senator Cal Fitzgerald, a pompous, deceitful but very wealthy man. Money ensures happiness or at least that’s what Elizabeth has been told her whole life. She is the perfect wife, married to a very successf ...more
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jennifer
Rachael Duncan has truly outdone herself in Hidden Lies. No joke when I say this is the best book I have read this year. It has been so long since, I have thoroughly enjoyed EVERY aspect of a book and with Hidden Lies, I could not put this book down. I was sucked in right from the start and Elizabeth’s facade of the doting wife kept me glued to the pages.

Elizabeth leads a life of many women, married for money thinking a healthy bank account could be substituted for true love, what she does not
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