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Locked Away

(Living With Lies #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Kiran Clark has kept his love life simple: no commitments, no relationships, no attachments of any kind. Lately, his reputation has left a lot to be desired, and his guilt is more than he is willing to admit.

Moving to a new town, Kiran vows to start fresh and let go of his old ways, but life did not prepare him for Belle Paasch.

Belle lived most of her life locked away fr
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published July 8th 2016 by Riann C. Miller

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Libby Harrison
Couldn't get over how spineless the h was. She lost my respect every time she gave in.

4 locked stars

Absolutely love this series.

Kiran and Isobella are great, strong characters in their own sweet, swooning ways.

The addition of light mafia, cartel shhannigans adds a bit of grit and suspense making this a perfect little series, captivating your imagination.

Looking forward to reading more material from this talented author, Riann Miller!
(Nat) Reading Romances

If you enjoy a mafia/cartel setting, with an alpha hero and lots of romance, you might want to give Locked Away a chance.

Riann C Miller is a talented author, she got me hooked on the first chapter. I thought that there was unnecessary drama on Isabelle’s side, and the repetitive idea that she saw herself as “weak”. I wanted to punch her sometimes and tell her to grow up! I know she had a protected upbringing, but that bothered me a lot. There’s als oa big turn of events around 60% of the book, s
*~* Susie
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, net-galley, arc
I really wish I had read the first book in this series. It would have helped to have know Gavin and Kate's background before going into this book. It can be read as a stand alone, but I wouldn't recommend it.

This is Belle and Kiran's story. While there were parts I really liked, there was a lot that left me wanting more. Belle was not really a likeable character for me. She was all over the place with her feelings, especially for her father and that added some confusion. Kiran was weak and not e
2OCC Reviews
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kerry
I Loved this book.

I loved Belle, I felt that with everything she had learnt about her life and going to live with Kate, she dealt with it the best she could. I felt so bad for her uncovering the truth and the jealousy that followed. it was a natural emotion, that she had no way of controlling it.

The attraction between her and Kiran was instantaneous and off the charts. It was amazing!

Kiran, I wanted to slap that boy upside his head on so many occasions. Damn he kept putting his foot in his mou
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance fans
Locked Away was an enjoyable read that I couldn't put down once I started reading it. Reading what the story was about I was excited about the story and I was not disappointed. The storyline was has sucked me in from the first chapter. Belle was a strong character that had always been locked away in her house by her father as a way to protect her. When things take the turn for the worse Belle must escape to keep safe and then she meet Kiran. The attraction between the two was instant and saw bot ...more
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Storyline, friends and siblings that you love to watch interact, Kieran is awesome, dual pov really works to keep the story moving and constant. These were the things that stood out and that I loved about the book. I couldn't wait to see if Belle had a story/book after I read Beneath these Lies. I love books that keep me wanting to finish it quick, just so I can know what happened! This book did that plus! We got to hear more about Damien and seeing the relationship between he and Belle. Got to ...more
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am such a fan of Riann C. Miller and her books.

I loved this book. The beginning starts off with Belle finding out who she is and it immediately grabs your attention. I found right away that you feel for Belle and what she is going through and immediately are a cheerleader of hers. I love her defiance at certain points in the story as well as her vulnerability that you see.

Kiran is a little bit of an enigma that you want to know more about.

There are some intense scenes that had my heart pound
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I dove right into this one, and was swept away, rather than locked away. Just couldn't put it down.

I realize there are claims it can be read as a standalone, which it can... But don't do that to yourself.
You really will want to read book one, before this one to fully grasp the book. (This one is even better than book 1!)

This is full of romance, turmoil, excitement and sorrow.

I loved Kiran and Bella's story. There is still some back and forth as there was with book one, but it was not a major t
Paula D
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Isabella sneaks in her dad's office and over hears that she's actually not his real daughter and Isabella life changes. Isabella is sent to live with her so called cousin Kate and Gavin and Kiran. So many secrets so many lies in her life will Isabella ever be happy? Isabella meets Kiran and sparks fly they both fall for each other but Kiran doesn't fall in love but will Isabella change that? Great story from beginning to end loved it! Drama very suspenseful! Many unanswered questions answered in ...more
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Overall it was an easy read - i enjoyed Kiran & Belle's story more than Gavin & Kate; however i still enjoyed having them as characters in this book. I would have liked a little longer of an ending though. I would have liked to know a bit more about them all a few more years down the road.

3 out of 5 stars for the series
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a good book. It started a little slow but was a great read. I hope the author continues the series. I want more of the main and secondary characters.
Shannon Godwin
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok so this book did have what I was looking for. It does go into more depth and you get to see more of why things are happening. I was drawn into this book and I could not put it down. I have to say that I am really into Belle & Gavin. I can't say too much without giving away spoilers so all I can really say is that these books just keep getting better. I can't wait to read the next one!
LaineyDS- Fictional Bookboyfriends
This is the second book in Living with Lies series and picks up where book 1 Living with Lies finished.

This book centred on Belle, Isabelle Paasch who was Damian's daughter by all accounts and purposes. Belle's life was sheltered and controlled in every one of her 21 years growing up in Mexico with Damian. He loved her with all his heart and protected her to the point she could do nothing a normal teenager and young adult should have experienced at her age, he was frightened of anyone getting to
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After spending the last half hour reading this book biting my nails and crying my eyes out, I'm finally able compose myself and write this review. Omg. This book took me on such an emotional roller coaster ride. My emotions were all over the place while reading. It was the perfect combination of suspense and romance, happiness and sadness, love and anger. There were so many twists and turns, and every one kept me turning pages reading late into the night only to get up early the next morning to ...more
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Damian is the head of a Mexican Drug Cartel. He is a ruthless man but has one weakness…his daughter Belle. Damian knows this and puts measures in place in order to protect her to the point of being suffocating. He keeps her Locked Away. When Belle’s life is in danger, Damian sends her to stay with her cousin Kate in America. I loved the plot twist here but won’t say more as it will spoil the book for those who haven’t read it!

At first Belle was very reluctant to get close to Kate, but she was sl
Amanda Allen benoit
This is the second book in the Living with Lies series, but you don't have to read the first one to enjoy this one. Although, you have no idea what you are missing out on, and the first book will set the back-story and make this book all that much better.

Belle has lived a sheltered life. In fact she sees herself as weak. Her father is very controlling and when Belle learns a terrifying secret, she has to leave. Her cousin (Kate and Gavin from the first book) take her in. This is where she meets
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5*

An improvement for me on 'Beneath the Lies' and I do recommend reading 'Beneath the Lies' first. Kate's 'sister' Belle finds her way to Kate when their father finds himself in trouble. Belle has been sheltered and protected by her mafia father and hasn't had much chance to live. Kiran is your typical player but is instantly drawn and is instantly protective towards her.

Danger is never far away from Belle as her father's enemies will do anything to get to him including using Belle. I
Kristen Holt
There were a lot of editing mistakes and grammatical errors that it made this book hard to get through, and the ending was abrupt and the cliffhanger made no sense whatsoever.

I did like how Belle wasn't really a spoiled princess, and how pragmatic she was regarding her father and the life she grew up in.

I also liked Kiran's struggle to not become his father, after living through his mother's struggles with his father. Sadly, he doesn't recognize just how closely his treatment of women mirrors
Sarah O'Kelly
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, I don't tend to read too many Mafia/Cartel themed books so I wasn't sure what to expect going in! I was pleasantly surprised. Kiran is a very strong Alpha male lead character and he is an imposing figure throughout the book. Belle shows so much strength of character from the start and I was really rooting for these two from the beginning.

If you are looking for a good romance read with plenty of action this book is a definite must read but I would say to start the ser
Chantal Baxendale
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the BEST series I have read this year! The series will not be the same without this book. I absolutely loved every bit of it. The suspense, the drama and all that happens leading up to the crux was great. Especially all the unexpected twists and turns......I would highly recommend this book and series to anyone!
K.M. Neuhold
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! After reading Living with Regret I absolutely couldn't wait to read to read Kiran and Belle's story. Riann didn't disappoint. I love that her books never feel like the same old thing over and over again. Absolute perfection <3
Amber Goodwin
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I really enjoyed Belle and Kiran's story. I enjoyed the push and pull the characters have. The are attracted to each other but should stay away. Riann did a great job! I can't wait for more from her!
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such a good read! Could not wait to read Kiran's story, and it did not disappoint! It's a sweet love story layered on top of a criminal enterprise. Highly recommend!
Marcy Barth
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the continuation of this series with Isabelle and Kiran’s story.

Isabelle ended up in the one place she never planned to go ~ her father’s biological daughter’s home. From the moment she found out she wasn’t Damian’s real daughter, she has hated her cousin Kate. A person she’s never known, never met and never wanted to see. Unfortunately her father’s world threatens her own life and after a cross country run from the danger she ends up at the very last place she wanted to go..
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This second book of the series is just as explosive as the first one with great results. These two also don't spend as much time in the bedroom as the others which isn't a bad thing. I do love these two as lost as they were in their time together. The past keeps Isabella on her toes and unable to settle. Meeting Kiran, well that was an unexpected cherry on top. She's hiding. Waiting impatiently for word, anything would help but as the weeks pass by she finds herself getting lost in the dreams of ...more
Sophie Koufes
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Locked Away: Living With Lies #2 is about Kiran Clark and Isabella (Belle) Pashe. It should be read after Beneath The Lies as it is the foundation & gives more background leading into Kiran's and Belle's love saga. Absolutely love this series & its character's.
This novel is rich in details and goes into more depth in the criminal enterprise element. Mafia/Mexican Drug Cartel are intricately braided in this Contemporary Romance Novel. Sweet Romance, family, friends, enemies, mystery, sur
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've read every one of this author's books and I keep saying the same thing "I loved this book" because they are so well written. Locked Away is no different in my feeling for her work. This is book two in the Living with Lies series but you do NOT have to read Beneath The Lies, (book one) to follow this story, it can be read as a stand alone.

Belle is a girl who has been "locked away" to protect her from her father, Damian's sins. Damian, as we found out in Beneath The Lies is a Mexican Drug Car
Reflections of a Book Geek
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r, arc-from-author
4 Stars

I have to say I enjoyed this book a lot more than Beneath These Lies. I thought the characters were a lot more likeable and easier to relate to in this story.

I didn't expect to like either character if I'm honest, what we seen of Kiran didn't shed him in the best light in the previous book. His only redeeming quality had been his relationship with Callie. He wasn't anything like I expected him to be in his own story. Sure he was still a bit hot headed but he was so much more than that. He
Sarah Blackburn
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Must Read

A great story! I loved everything about this book. Great storyline, characters, romance and suspense. I will be reading more from this Author!
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Riann C. Miller is the author of eight contemporary romance novels. Her new release, Returning Home is available now!

Riann (pronounced Ry-an) lives in Kansas with her husband and two teenaged children. When she’s not reading, or writing, she usually enjoying a Royals game.


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Other books in the series

Living With Lies (2 books)
  • Beneath the Lies (Living With Lies, #1)