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What He Always Knew

(What He Doesn't Know #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  3,777 ratings  ·  680 reviews

Left or right.

It’s that simple, and it isn’t simple at all.

If I turn left, the road will lead me back to the man I promised my life to, the one I’d imagined building a family with, the one who’s done everything in his power to get me back.

If I turn right, the road will take me to the man I loved first, the man who brought
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Published March 29th 2018
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Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-five-stars
5 stars!!!

I loved them both. My heart was forever severed, destined to exist in two equal halves —one with each man.

WOW! I am completely and utterly wowed by this duet. It's not very often when I read a duet where both books pack the same punch and keep me invested like both of these books did. This has to be the BEST love triangle book(s) I've read in a long time, maybe even ever. Kandi about killed me with these books, but honestly, I think it's her best work yet! 

Once I finished What He
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE+++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

My heart was forever severed, destined to exist in two equal halves—one with each man. But one half beat stronger, one half had the vein that ran deepest, and one half held my choice in silence well before I ever admitted it out loud.

The other half would always be a part of me, but in a softer way—a more subdued beating, a quieter presence, a different kind of life support.

A different kind of love.

I’m still reeling from the roller coa
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WHAT HE ALWAYS KNEW: This is BOOK#2 in the ‘What he doesn’t know Duet', and picks up right where the previous book left off.

This was one of my most highly anticipated reads after the state ‘What he doesn’t know’ left me in. My heart was split in two but my head wanted her to choose the man that was just as broken as she was, so I went into this not knowing what state I’d be at the end of this book when her decision wa
Kandi Steiner
Feb 15, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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What He Always Knew is book 2 in the angsty, emotional What He Doesn't Know Duet.


★ What He Doesn't Know ➔
★ What He Always Knew ➔

Keep reading for a Goodreads EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the finale!


Chapter One


The first thing I noticed when I came to the morning after the spring concert was the splitting headache.

My ears rang, loud and shrill, and I creaked one eye open first befor
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The torment continues in the “Who will Charlie pick?” drama! I live for angsty reads and this one is chock full. And goodness, it is so well written!

I keep picturing Charlie with two daisies in her hands, one for each man, picking off each petal saying “he loves me, he loves me not.”

Both Cameron and Reese did backflips, jumped through hoops and would have set their hair on fire if it meant getting her attention. Each trying to prove how much they loved her.

Honestly, Charlie became the girl many
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****4.5 STARS*****

After reading What He Doesn’t Know Book 1 by Kandi Steiner, I wasn’t feeling Charlie our heroine at all. The girl was like a fucking doormat. She irritated the shit out of me. I just couldn’t understand a damn thing that was going on in this little girls head.

OMG! I had so many emotions while reading this book. By the end, I loved the Charlie from book one just as much as I love the Charlie in book two. I understood her more. Kandi Steiner wrote her story like her life depende
Rachel Reads Ravenously
5 stars!

Oh Kandi. My hat is off to you. Girl, you had me ugly crying by the end of this book. Granted I was happy because MY GUY WON! But the end still killed me and broke my heart. This is everything I look for in a book!

In this book we got what I had wanted to see in the first one, the other side of the story. I don't want to give anything away, but the other side is just as heartbreaking as the one we saw in the first book. Like I said, I had my guy I was rooting for already. What's funny i
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“Maybe that was where our love was born….. between the lines of our scars"

OMG!! I feel like my heart has been ripped out, stomped on, and then tried to be resuscitated! I have no clue what the hell I’m feeling right now and honestly, I just need a damn drink. Vodka on the rocks preferably because what I went through while reading this book? My nerves are fucked the hell up!

After reading the final chapter in “What He Doesn't know” I thought for sure that nothing could get any worse than th
Olga therebelreader
I loved this book so much, words can’t describe how much. The chemistry between the characters just about melted my kindle it was so hot. Every character is well drawn and fully developed to the point that you become part of them and their dreams. This story is raw, your emotions go crazy and you're sucked into the story right from the beginning. Charlie finds herself being tempted by her first crush, Reese. With her marriage barely hanging on by a thread and Reese promising her everything she d ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

"Where did my happiness lie – with the boy I loved as a child, one who brought me back to life, or with the man I married, one whom I built my current life with?”


I adore Kandi Steiner’s writing and I was interested to see how this love triangle would play out. However, the two men saw Charlie the heroine, as this exquisite creature and for the majority of this book they knocked themselves out trying to be worthy of her.

Let’s be honest…


Still, Reese pulls out all the stops (though it to
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

What He Always Knew has everything I wanted and even more!It was one of my most anticipated books from the moment I finished the first book!First of all I need to say that it has the perfect ending for this duet!If you asked me before what to expect from this one I would say something totally different but once I read this one everything felt so perfect!What He Always Knew was another emotional roller coaster.

I fall in love with the characters even more in this one!I loved being in Char
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“In the end,
we were like ghosts
hanging on
to the roof of the earth.
Halfway between worlds,
too afraid to let go.”
-Beau Taplin

This duet by Kandi Steiner was amazing and even though I have been a massive fan of her writing for quite some time, I do personally believe this is her best work yet. It was a total rollercoaster ride of emotions that I loved from the start of book one to the end of book two. I was desperate to find out how this story ended, especially after the state my head and hea
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“I hated them both.
But I loved them both, too.
And for that, I hated myself.”

I don’t know where to begin. I don’t even know how to wrap up my thoughts. Everything I thought I knew at the end of the first book shifted violently in What He Always Knew and I have so many feelings when it comes to these characters. So. friggin. many! This duet is complicated. A messy, dysfunctional, agonizingly turbulent ride that encompasses so many things! And oh my gosh, what a wicked web Kandi Steiner weaves.
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
Thank you! My man won, and he was 100% the most deserving. I hated the other man for his selfishness, and I'm very torn about how I feel about Charlie too, she made some very stupid choices throughout this book.

Steiner has a huge talent, she is a fantastic story teller - unfortunately I don't think I can read another book by her, I'm always left feeling extremely sad when reading her books and this was no exception.

My heart broke many times and it still feels pretty battered, even now.

This book was frustrating to read. I don't even think I would recommend it to be honest, unless someone loves unnecessarily angsty books where you spend most of the time wanting to strangle the main character. I liked Charlie in the first book. I empathized with her situation, and could even relate to it in many ways. In this one though, she was just thoughtless and disrespectful to someone who didn't deserve it.

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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

~Sigh~ I don't even know how to start this review...I'm just sooo torn/frustrated/sad...the list goes on. Don't get me wrong, I'm actually happy with who she ended up with but then again, I could go either way...or no way.

All the while I was reading this, my mind was on overdrive trying to figure this thing out! It became very apparent fairly early on "who" she would end up with. It's an almost one-eighty turn around from the prior book in feel and tone. But I have to be honest, when the
5+ “I Choose You” Stars

Perfection. Absolutely perfect. A love triangle done in the best way possible. I have feels on top of feels and I just want to be all shouty about it. This book was unputdownable and my heart never slowed down. This is going on my all time favorites shelf and I’m a mess of tears and happiness. So flipping happy.

Picking up right where book 1 ended, Charlie is still reeling from everything that transpired. Her husband wants two months, Reese wants her now but Charlie isn’t
Halime   Yazıcı Mimaroğlu
It was waste of time for me
I dont want to affect anybody mybe it is only me who feels in this way. Characters werent ok
Most of it were really just mess!
• Lisa •
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“I hated them both. But I loved them both, too. And for that, I hated myself.”

I don’t even know how to review this book adequately - my heart, feelings, and time have all been happily invested in this phenomenal duet. All I can hope to achieve is to somehow summarise my feelings in the hope that it makes some resemblance of sense. Kandi Steiner, has outdone herself in a marvellous fashion. There was no backing down from the story that she wanted to tell and from the get go regardless of the ou
Elle's Book Blog
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Release Date: March 29, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Actual Rating: 4 stars

This duet has taken me on an emotional roller coaster and I don't know how to get off! Wow. Who knew that a love triangle such as this one could be so gripping and intense!?! Kandi Steiner did a wonderful job at making one of the most hard limit romances into something readers will love. I seriously praise her for this feat because so many readers refuse to read these types of books.

With that, this is the second
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Cheating... (ha, see what I did there?) Copy and pasted my review from book 1... because for the most part, most of it still applies.

Alright... so I'm back, a full week later. I have had such a difficult time resolving my feelings about these books. It's almost impossible for me to separate one book from the other because they are a duet and obviously I rushed from one book directly to the next. Book crack... it's the only explanation... Ms. Steiner has laced her words with addictive substances
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You know if I had the chance to stand in front of Kandi Steiner right now after finishing this duet, wanna know what I'd do?

I'd stand and applaud her. I would stand and applaud her until my hands hurt. Then I would cry in a sappy mess on her shoulder while I thanked her for delivering one of the most intense, passionate, memorable reads of my life.

I'm not afraid to admit I was SCARED to start the second book in this duet. Terrified even. I've never wanted to read a book so badly but FEAR it to
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

Romance novels are, for the most part, predictable. Let's face it, you know you're getting an HEA. You know there's going to be some conflict. You can probably gather who your hero is by the points of view the story is told from. And you can typically guess who's going to get the girl just by looking at the cover.

But this book? Oh Lord, not this book.

Kandi Steiner has broken the mold with this romance novel and it confused the hell out of
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
i wanted to strangle the girl. the back and forth was too much to the point it was ridiculous
Imani Blake (Enamored Reads)
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
”I was at the fork I knew I’d eventually get to all along, the decision I never wanted to make between two choices I never knew I had before two months ago. The truth was simple. I loved them both.”

*pats chair* <— You should all know what this means by now. I got schooled by Kandi freaking Steiner in the BEST way y’all. So naturally I have to fangirl over her and this book.

There’s really no where to start other than to say Kandi Steiner is the definition of fearless. She’s everything this bo
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
🌟4.5 Stars🌟

Damn this story was heavy on the angst. Like a weight on your chest-unbearable-can’t stop reading-went to bed at 2am angst! And I LOVED it!

Kandi Steiner once again delivers. This book is well written and it’s just amazing. I’m a sucker for love triangles so this one was up my alley.

This series is everything!
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After finishing What He Doesn't Know, I was dying to get my hands on the final book in this duet. I had no idea who Charlie was going to pick, but I definitely had a favorite. As soon as I started this book, though, all of my previous opinions flew out the window and I was an emotional mess.

Reese or Cameron? The boy she's always loved or the man she's promised her life to? Charlie doesn't know who she is or even who she wants to be in the future, all she knows is that she has to decide. But cho
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
PLEASE let this end the way I want it to...


I can't wait to read this book. I'm also completely terrified. Kandi Steiner can f@#k with my emotions like no other! How can you not love an author like that?!?

**Well, I can't say if it ended the way I was hoping for or not but I can say it was an amazing story!! ❤❤
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews

What he doesn’t Know Duet by Kandi Steiner

GENRE: Romance
BOOK DETAILS: Book#1 in the Duet


Charlie Pierce is a kindergarten teacher, she has been married to Cameron Pierce for 8 years, on the outside they are the perfect couple but their happy marriage is a façade, they are both miserable and the communication has broken down leaving a gaping hole in its place.

Reece Walker is the new music professor at the school Charlie teaches at, he is also a
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two books to make our hearts pitter-patter!
Two men to love Charlie completely !
Two months to choose -Reese or Cameron!
Left or right. It was as simple as that, except it wasn’t simple at all.
The truth was simple. I loved them both. My heart was forever severed, destined to exist in two equal halves — one with each man. But one half beat stronger, one half had the vein that ran deepest.
The other half would always be a part of me, but in a softer way

What a dilemma Kandi has put us through ! There
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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Ce

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