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The Truth About Us

(The Truth Duet #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  3,901 ratings  ·  531 reviews
Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.
Every jagged shard.
Every broken bit.
Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.
Lie: I knew exactly who he was.
Lie: L
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Published September 7th 2018 by CreateSpace
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Wonderful conclusion. Obviously don’t want to give anything away so I’ll keep this short and simple.

I couldn’t wait to see how this Duet ended. Does the lies that were told and shedded in book 1 between Penn & Cora become too much to overcome and move on? Can you really find a second chance at love, at happiness, at life, and at freedom when you have to face your biggest fears and move on from lies told and new information discovered while discovering those lies? This book was a journey to get
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Truth or Lie Stars

Lies were light and fluffy. Made to order. Easy to digest. Impossible to hold on to.
But the truth was dense. A boulder made of magnets, the Earth being the north to its south. The truth could crush a person with nothing more than reality.

Really enjoyed it! You can’t imagine how much I love this couple! Cora and Penn are perfect and a great couple! I mean not just Cora and Penn, but all of the characters! Loved them all! It’s so well-written, well-paced with a perfect story
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I didn’t wait. I didn’t ask for permission. I just kissed her. Hard and long. Slow and reverent. My mouth didn’t open. And neither did hers. But it was by far the deepest kiss I’d ever offered her. It was filled with apology. Hope. Gratitude. Regret. It was words unspoken. Lies unraveled. Lost and found. I kissed Cora with the truth—all of it—for the very first time.

The conclusion to ”The Truth Duet” is filled with action, suspense and a shoc
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED it! 😊

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤❤❤


Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.
But Penn took it all.
Every jagged shard.
Every broken bit.
Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.
Lie: I knew exactly who he was.
Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

4,5-5 STARS

This is one of my favorite duets by Aly Martinez, both books were phenomenal!I loved the story so much and Penn with Cora have a heavy and intense romance!


The Truth About Us was a captivating,emotional,intense and steamy story.I loved every minute of it and I wish we have more.

Cora is one of my favorite heroines, after what she went through she is so strong!And Penn, omg this man, I love him so much!He stole my heart, this torture man he deserves
Wil Loves Books!
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"It was supposed to be over. I was supposed to be free. But maybe freedom was nothing more than a delusion to convince people like me to continue working in hell. Without the light at the end of the tunnel, we’d accept the darkness for what it truly was: eternal."

This was amazing! I can’t say enough how much of a Queen Aly is when it comes to romantic suspense duets. This one definitely needs to be short and sweet for a few reasons, first, I hate to spoil anything, you definitely need to rea
Stacey is Sassy
***IT'S ALIVE!!!***

When the Truth hurts more...

I berate myself constantly when I sign up for a review copy of a duet. I know that I’ll finish the first instalment and be frustrated and impatient for the second one. When Aly Martinez brings out a duet, I try to talk myself out of signing up with very little success. I know that she’s going to push me to my limits, make me cry and feel extremely violent. Aly’s duets also manage to bring out my smile, make me sigh with contentment and squirm in del
Wendys Wycked Words

After finishing the epic journey that was book 1, I could not wait to jump into this one. Like I said in my review of "The Truth about Lies" , I am so glad I waited until both books were out. The previous book left me with so many questions !!

Bit by bit all my questions were answered, and then some !! I am not gonna share those answers in this review though..... Sorry ;) You are just gonna have to find out for yourself. And if you have loved the first book as much as I did, I am sure reading thi
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
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“That’s the thing about lies.. they taint the truth until you have no idea what to believe.”

What a conclusion to this twisty epic duet!!

The truth about Us delivered more than anyone could’ve asked for and it was the perfect ending to an original story that had us asking: Truth or Lie?

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If you’ve read the truth about lies, then you know the monstrous after effect of what happened that fateful night when Cora lost everything. Or so she thought. Days later and she’s still grieving her lo
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Spoiler Free

We earned this. You and me. We earned this feeling, right here, right now. And we earned it in the hardest fucking way possible.


I feel a major book hangover coming on because this duet absolutely owned me. And while book one captured my heart, this book absolutely ruined me. Aly Martinez is an emotional sadist. I'm convinced of this because the woman has an uncanny ability to wring every emotion out of her readers. And The Truth About Us was one heck of a
I dove straight into this book after the high that The Truth About Lies left me on and oh dear! This one brought me back down to earth with a bit of a bump. This second book just seemed to be going nowhere fast despite the twists and turns and I think the story would've benefited from not being stretched out over two books. If I'm honest I was a bit underwhelmed with this one, though Penn sure gave good grovel 😁

Still, I loved the characters, and can't wait for Drew's book up next
Dilek VT
3,5 stars rounded up to 4

When I read the blurbs and saw that it was contemporary romance, I wanted to read this duet. The writer being Aly Martinez helped the decision. However, what I read was a thriller, a mystery romance, a romantic suspense… whatever you call the novels that have a love story in the background and lots of action, mystery etc are happening on the forefront. This disappointed me because I always prefer my romance books to focus on the love story in it.

This is my disappointmen
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
This is the exciting conclusion to the Truth Duet. Cora is dealing with the devastation and outfall of what has now happened to her life, whilst grieving all over again. She is doing her best to take care of her girls and figure out what the hell went so wrong.

The ever present Drew is by her side, fulfilling the promise he made to Penn. However, Cora is no dummy and is questioning everything, trying to make sense of this crazy situation. She knows very little about Drew so can she really trust h
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: Sadly, I'm in the minority again because the first thought that comes to mind about the duet is "meh". I'm underwhelmed. I felt like it was too slow overall, and I'm frustrated because it felt like it was stretched out for the sake of having two books (which is a major pet peeve of mine). I also felt like the idea of the big conflict for the duet was pretty major, and the resolution seemed just too quick and easy for what all the characters went through to get there. Tha
The Book Bee
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"In my life, nothing is permanent but pain."

It's not very often that I delay the finishing of a book because I legit fear the ending of the story coming and me losing that connection to the characters. Many times I finish and I'm good to go, happy even - write my review, set up my giveaway, gush about the book and move on. Nothing wrong with that because I do it probably 95% of the time, I'm sure. But every once in a while, a story comes along and makes me feel more, makes me
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
The Truth About Us is every bit the adrenaline rush that I wanted. I flew through this conclusion to The Truth Duet.

With Cora living under the constant threat of danger, the plot is wonderfully fast-paced. It had me constantly guessing what would happen next, and I enjoyed being kept on the edge of my seat. The rushed ending, however, is a bit untidy. There is so much information tossed at the reader within one chapter that I’m still trying to parse exactly how things unfolded. Although my conf
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Astonishing conclusion of a beautiful duet.
The epilogue broke my heart and it was so perfect and beautiful.
Truth : I am in love with Penn more than previous book.
Lie : I am not waiting for Cat and Drew's story.

This conclusion was perfect and really heart warming. I need more Alpha's like Penn and strong willed heroines like Cora.
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "A reason to breathe!!!" stars***

“Every smile. Every laugh. Every kiss. Every touch. That was me. That was us. And that was the truth.”
“Maybe. That’s the thing about lies, Penn. They taint the truth until you have no idea what to believe.”

The perfect conclusion in this heartwrecking duet!!!
I just loved this story and i recommend it to everyone with the hand in my heart!!!
This story was heartbreakingly beautiful... It was intense and deeply affective!!!
And when i realized at the en
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


"We are the truth, Cora. We are the only truth in this entire fucked-up situation."

This book starts off where we left off in The Truth About Lies. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book because I loved the previous one. The Truth About Us was a bit more suspenseful which I really enjoyed. After the ending in the first book of this Duet, I was very impatient to see how the story would develop. Aly Martinez did an outstanding job in telling Co
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

"Truth or Lie?"

With all the drama at the end of the last book, I couldn't wait to see how Aly Martinez would work everything out and I was happy with the outcome for the most part.

However, things got more complicated before they got easier. I was happy with the new couple but it was a little crazy there for a few moments. (I can't wait to read their book!)

The epilogue was really sweet but I was left with some unanswered questions...maybe they will be answered in the next book.
Top Favorite

“Fine, you want the credit? Here you go. You were my knight in shining armor. I should be on my knees, thanking you right now. But you’ll have to excuse me. My knees are a little sore. I’ve spent the last few weeks on them, crying over you.”

The EMOTIONAL and EXPLOSIVE conclusion to The Truth Duet is here and it was PHENOMENAL! Aly Martinez left us with bated breath at the end of book one and when I held The Truth About Us in my hands, I just knew…I knew that this was going to be an unfor
☾ Nikki. ✿
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, I enjoyed it so much more than book one in this series.

I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy these books but I was totally hooked, from the start.

I just love the characters so much. I think Drew is a favorite of mine and I am excited to read his book next.. :)

A five stars from me!!
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Aly Martinez an epic ending full of healing and vengeance, but more importantly hope.

The way Aly Martinez crafted these characters is what really drives this story. The heartbreak they endure, the strength to survive, and perseverance to hope for a better future pulls readers into their journey. The family they get at the end not only shows that family is about more than Blood relationships but about care and compassion and sympathy. Seeing their HEA is absolute
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4.5 Stars
Do not read this review if you have not previously read The Truth About Lies.

Cora is heartbroken, scared, and confused. There's money to move forward, but how do you move forward when your heart is burnt up with the ashes of your previous life? And Penn, he had become her world, stealing her heart, repairing its jagged edges, only to leave her alone and fraught with despair. All Cora knows now are lies and the truth is impossible to find.

Jessica Alcazar
fucking amazing .....

I'm waiting until the morning of release day to fully lay out my review because i don't want to give away a SINGLE thing but I just need to tell you one fucking thing because I just now finished my second read thru: THE TWISTS NEVER STOP. EVER. *blink*

There's nothing about the actual plot of this book that I am going to reveal to you because you need to experience this yourself. When I stated the twists never stop, I was NOT TRYING TO BE CUTE. You guy ... for real, t
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
** 3.5 stars **

Reviewing this one without spoilers is practically impossible, so I'm not going to go into any details.
But I really enjoyed it. The storyline was so well done and I loved Cora and Penn!

Yes, I omitted a lot of stuff about my past and even lied to you about my motives. But every smile. Every laugh. Every kiss. Every touch. That was me. That was us. And that was the truth."
3.5 Stars

A little bit too much inner monologue, a little bit too much dragged out. I think a longer first book would've sufficed compared to two books, the last 30% was a lot more interesting than the rest.

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Anne OK
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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My Epilogue-loving heart was full of awe and satisfaction with the wrap up to Aly Martinez's finale of this amazing duet. One of the best book duet's I've ever read. I loved it from start to finish.

Penn and Cora were absolutely outstanding characters -- both so filled with pain and sorrow and hurt. And the secondary cast was just as good. I loved River and Savanah, Catalina and, of course, Drew! Can't wait for Drew's book.

The duet highlighted intrigue, excitement, charm and wit -- along with eno
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rated 4.5 Stars

Where do I even begin with book? It was a wild ride not in terms of action but the journey that these characters went on was crazy in many senses of the word. It was also twisty, a bit angsty and so good. I loved every minute of it. I was fully invested in the story and in the characters. I can't wait for what's to come, I'm so ready and here for it. I highly recommend this duet.

ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
But pain was funny like that. It stained your soul long after you had healed.

If you think all you’ll get from the second book of the Truth Duet is closure—resolutions and answers to all your questions from the first book—you’re wrong. If you think you won’t be breaking or holding your breath as much as you did in The Truth About Lies, then you’re absolutely in for a whole other world of shock. If this wasn’t a heart-stopping and all-consuming finale, then I don’t know what is.

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, charcuterie boards, and her mildly neurotic golden retriever. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

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