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Uncovering Lily

(MacKay International #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Studying abroad, Lily has been drugged, kidnapped, and imprisoned . . . in a Hong Kong brothel. With several failed attempts to escape, her time has run out. Her innocence is about to be sold to the highest bidder.

Boston millionaire, Xavier “Finn” Finch is scheduled to meet an investor at the upscale brothel. His plan is to close his deal and return home.

That is until he
Published June 7th 2018
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Eve (Between The Bookends)

This book wasn't bad per se, I have certainly read worse. That said, the entire plot and execution were just bizarre to me. Like the hero knows who Lily is, that she has been kidnapped and is being held against her will and instead of telling her who he is and that he is planning on getting her out safely, or I don't know, trying to work together to come up with a plan. He decides that fingering her and having sex with her is a good way of earning her trust?? The hero was also flying off the
Rady Reads
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
3,5* for me.
I have very mixed feelings about this book.
It's actually good written and full of steming hot scenes although way too much for my liking. Hot scenes are great but at some point you've got enough. And while reading Lily and Finns story I reached that point.

The blurb immediately awoke an interest in me and I was truly eager to get it my hands. In my opinion the story needs to move forwards earlier than at the end of the book.
And when you finally get to more interesting and moving
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure, sexy
Uncovering Lily by Rene Webb is a steamy Erotic Suspense Romance. MacKay International #1. Meet,Xavier Finch, Businessman and L Lily MacKay, a virgin who has been drugged, kidnapped in Paris and imprisoned in a Hong Kong brothel, where Xavier recognizes her.
Very steamy passion with danger, mystery,suspense, plenty of romance and more. The characters are charming, engaging and realistic. The storyline is unpredictable and intriguing. Kept me captivated from the first few pages to the last. Ms.
Anne Baker
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Her Dark, Living Nightmare

I am volunteering to leave a review for an ARC of this book.
Wow I read this fantastic, superb read in one sitting. I have never read this inimitable Author before, but I was gripped from the very first page, and will certainly be reading many more of her amazing books. This is the first book of the series. “Claiming Lily” will be the next. But hey I can’t wait to read it, this is for sure a highly recommended must read! Lily was drugged and kidnapped in Paris and taken
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
First let me just say, WTF did I just read?!?!?! Holy mind blow and I need more like STAT! This book was just brilliant in the concept and how it all played out! The sizzle of the passion between Lily and Xavier/Finn was epic. How they just meshed. The whole finding her in a brothel is an interesting take but something that could and can be very real in today’s society. I think that is what I really enjoyed about this book. The fact that this something so real and can happen to anyone. I love ...more
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I received Uncovering Lily (MacKay International Book 1) through a Goodreads Giveaway.

Rene Webb has some serious writing skills, I was honestly impressed by the level of talent displayed in Uncovering Lily. When I saw the concept behind Uncovering Lily I was interested, but I hadn't noticed it was an erotic romance. It's certainly a genre I avoid, but my dislike for Uncovering Lily does not stem from it belonging to that genre. I could see many people enjoying Uncovering Lily, but it just isn't
Sassy Southern
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lily MacKay has been drugged, kidnapped and imprisoned in a Hong Kong brothel and she has no idea why someone has taken her. She tries to escape but is unsuccessful and she just wants her freedom back.
Xavier Finch is a businessman who has come to Hong Kong for a meeting with Robert Ban, which was set up by his business partner, Peter Stein.
When Xavier spots Lily he knows he recognizes her but he won’t so anything to jeopardize her. Can Xavier save Lily when he doesn’t know who he is up against?
Char Davis
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finn keeps pushing bookers away left and right he;s not happy to be at this Brothel in Hong Kong .He sees a American come up an ask what he wants to drink it Lilly McKay how did she end up here he has to find away to get her alone to ask her.He goes up to the overseer and says something he grabs Lily and says something then Finn goes upstairs to the room finding her kneeling head down when he walks into the room.He tells her to get up.He asks her how she got there she says someone grabbed her ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. This is a very dark story about Finn and Lily. She's a young student that is studying abroad for a semester in London. A new friend suggests visiting Paris only for Lily to be kidnapped. Finn is in Hong Kong on business for Peter. When he spies Lily at a brothel. Seeing to find out why his bff's cousin is here. Cliffhanger about how they get out of there brothel. Suspenseful.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book it was great the story was well written and the characters were interesting. Lily was drugged, kidnapped and imprisoned in Hong Kong. Xavier is a businessman and went to Hong Kong for business, he spots Lily and organize a night with her.
Thank you for allowing me to review this book it was great.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Great Read

This was a nice little read. Hot, Dominant, consensual, sexy scenes are included. Lily has been kidnapped from her vacation in Paris and wakes up in a brothel in Hong Kong. Businessman, Finn, finds himself doing business in a brothel in Hong Kong and recognizes Lily as a best friend’s cousin and the daughter of a deceased mentor. He is shocked and determined to get her out and make whoever did this suffer. This book ends on a cliffhanger.
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very, very good read. With a powerfully emotional storyline and complex characters, this book grabs and keep your attention. With lots of steam, drama, danger, mystery and edge of your seat suspense Lily and Xavier's story is a brilliant start to this new series and I am very excited and I can not wait to see what happens in the next book. I am posting an voluntary, honest review.
Mary Burgess
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lily is kidnapped overseas and finds in a brothel in Hong Kong. Finn who is on a business trip and knows her from the business world surprisingly encounters her. Interesting story especially when it is determined who initiated her kidnapping. Good read with many steamy scenery and strong characters.

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is perfect. I wish it weren’t broken into multiple books because the story is so dark a deliciously twisted.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Misty Sulouff
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put my kindle down once I started reading this. This was my first book I've read of this authors. I was very impressed with her writing and the book's story line. Xavier was just going to Hong Kong for business. Lily was kidnapped and taken there. Little do either know but their brief encounter in Hong Kong would lead to more. I instantly fell in love with Xavier and Lily. This book was HOT!!!! I'm looking forward to the next book. I would definitely recommend this book, you won't be ...more
Pat W
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping and thrilling read. Edge of your seat reading. I was gripped from page one.the storyline was superb.very well written . I received a copy via Booksprout and this is my honest review
Anonymous Girl
ThanksRene Webb for my free copies.

***Note to self: Kidnap theme
Aleia L
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this! Lilly was kidnapped in Paris and her dad’s old friend Finn finds her in a brothel. Finn is shocked to find Lilly there but is determined to get her out. Finn starts to wonder why he was sent there instead of one of Lilly’s family members. Finn has every intention of keeping his princess for himself and I can’t wait for the next book to find out what happens next!

*Received ARC
Theresa Doherty
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finn needs to wrap up business and go home, the guy he's going to do business with seems like a regular in this brothel Finn had no interest, until the girl came to serve him. Lily just wanted to escape, after being kidnapped six weeks ago, beaten and brought to this place no one had touched her yet but now this man was buying her, Finn knew who she was and still couldn't believe it, he wanted answers now. Explosive to say the least so many questions in my head, and I don't like Peter at the ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, suspense, dark
Lily is kidnapped and held in a Hong Kong brothel. Will she escape or be rescued? Find out in this easy to read suspenseful story. I can't wait to find out why she is kidnapped in book two!
Heather Wamboldt
I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to start the next in the series. The characters are great, the chemistry is HOT, and the plot is terrific.

Can Xavier get Lily out of the brothel and why was she there in the first place?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
his a book that had me thinking! What would I do if I was kidnapped? What would it be like? Would they really make me work a brothel? Will I be saved? If so, will I be able to trust my rescuer? All these questions make a VERY interesting read! Now I have to wait to see what happens in the next book! Augggggg! Need to read the next book!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely one of those “Oh no! A cliffhanger!!” kind of a read. I hate cliffys but let me tell you, this is a great book! Well written with dual POVs that grab instead of bore you like so many tedious POVs tend to be lately.
Filled with suspense and intensity as Lily is kidnapped, beaten and forced into a slave like situation in Hong Kong.
By the time she meets up with Finn, she’s been captive for two weeks and has learned to follow orders or risk being caned again.
Finn recognized
Tonya Sims harper-dixie
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so I received a free copy of this book and I just love the characters and their story of finding a connection. Lily has been drug, kidnap and taken to Hong Kong to be a pleasure slave. But wait she will try to escape but she is caught. Xavier has a meeting in Hong Kong and his contact want to meet a the brothel for their business meeting, there he sees Lily, he knew her years ago, she is his business partner cousin and he has a feeling she is not there of her free will.

Will this virgin
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lily was in Paris studying abroad when she was drugged, kid knapped, shipped off to Hong Kong and placed in a brothel. Finn was in Hong Kong on business and he never expected to find Lily the young girl that was missing in a brothel. She was the daughter of someone he considered not only a friend but a mentor as well. So he wanted to know who was behind the treachery and when he find them they would pay! But in the mean time will he be able to get her out and keep her safe?

I received a free copy
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author dove right into the guts of this story and pulled me right along with her. I was immediately intrigued by the plot because I felt like I was there with Lily. Descriptive words set each scene and the flashbacks gave insight to the trauma of her situation. Well written, I was unable to put this book down. My only complaint is I have to wait for the next book because this ends in a cliffhanger. I cannot wait! Well done.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was very interesting . Loved all of the sex scenes kinda felt too good to be true tho lol I loved how Xavier decided he was gonna rescue Lily and after a lot of sex and showers he was able to get her out of that house. I want to know what happens in the next story since we were left wondering if they had any repercussions for escaping and if they catch the person who orchestrated the kidnaping.
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She was a virgin she she was drugged and kidnapped. She finds herself in a Hong Kong brothel. He is there to do a business deal when he sees her and he knows her. She has no memory of him but he wants her and hopes to get her out of there but he only has one night. Can he do it? See if he can

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Amanda Williams
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very well written. This has mystery, suspense and romance. My 3 very favourite things. The only reason I am not giving this a 5 star review is the fact that every so often there is a lull in the storyline but other than that it is a fantastic read. Well worth taking a chance on.
Susan Homan
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Uncovering Lily

Uncovering Lily is the first in this series. It does end with a cliffhanger, so you should know that going in. Lily is studying abroad and goes to Paris over a break in school after her friend asks her too, and her stepfather pushes her to go. She is kidnapped from a club in Paris and ends up in Hong Kong held hostage. She can't figure out who would want to kidnap her unless they want money from her dead father's business. She tries to escape, but is caught quickly and punished.
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Rene Webb, a former Catholic schoolgirl and child of the ‘80’s, is a recovering soap opera addict who grew up watching General Hospital. She became weary with the relentless drama and sought out stories with happy endings that lasted. Now, Rene is an erotic romance author, where there is always a happily-ever-after!

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