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False Start

(False #3)

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This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to deceive.

Powerful people want my rescuer to die. I'm just a lure. A pawn. An object.

But objects hold meaning. Emotions attach themselves without logic.

Like love.

I now know that Du
...more
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Published January 15th 2019 by Prosaic Press
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Elle Kennedy
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From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.



This isn't how my life is supposed to end.


Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Penny Reid
Jan 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
✓ Romantic Suspense

✓ Bodyguard Romance

✓ Psychological Thriller

✓ Friends to lovers

✓ Political Thriller




Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU



From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.



This isn't how my life is supposed to end.


Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Dora Koutsoukou
May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
2,5 😞😞⭐️s

This trilogy could be a duet, with less chapters.
K. Bromberg
✓ Romantic Suspense
✓ Bodyguard Romance
✓ Psychological Thriller
✓ Friends to lovers
✓ Political Thriller


Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU

From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Cristina
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series was quite interesting. I liked all the books, but the first one is my favorite.
I love it when I find a book with a simple cover and an intriguing content. And this series had them both.
Sawyer Bennett
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✓ Bodyguard Romance
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Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU

From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Meghan March
Jan 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
✓ Romantic Suspense

✓ Bodyguard Romance

✓ Psychological Thriller

✓ Friends to lovers

✓ Political Thriller



Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU


From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to deceiv
...more
Meli Raine
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Bodyguard Romance
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Mistaken Identity
✩ Secrets
✩ Political Intrigue
✩ Complete Trilogy


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This isn’t how my life is supposed to end.
Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to deceive.
Powerful people want my rescuer to die. I’m just a lure. A pawn. An object.
But objects hold meaning. Emotions attach themselves without logic.
...more
Rachel Dyken
Jan 21, 2019 is currently reading it

✓ Romantic Suspense
✓ Bodyguard Romance
✓ Psychological Thriller
✓ Friends to lovers
✓ Political Thriller


Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU

From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Willow Winters
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✓ Friends to lovers
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Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU

From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Louise Bay
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Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU

From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Ilsa Madden-Mills
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Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU

From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Blushing Reader
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
I have more confusion than answers. This series felt like a series inside a larger series that will then be continued in yet another series. Since I didn’t read any other series I was constantly trying to figure out who people were and the connections. However, Lily and Duff and there specific story had me enthralled. Just wanted more if a conclusion this last entry that I didn’t get.
Paula  Phillips
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
As usual, I love the covers for the False series, every time I see the different colored flowers I fall in love. For those who read Meli Raine's books, we are now in the last book in Lily's story aka the False Series. We all know who her killer is, and the rest of the "good guys" that is, if you can tell them apart are aware too. We start this book where Lily has been kidnapped by Romeo, and Duff aka Sean is left to die after being drugged by those stupid black spiders that have been appearing i ...more
Jessica Hawkins
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Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU



From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dece
...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This trilogy comes to a shocking conclusion in False Start. My heart was racing from the very first page and didn’t slow down until well after finishing.

Throughout this series, Lily has been faced with unimaginable situations. Her strength and resiliency were incredible. She had an immense drive to heal, to find a new normal, it was amazing to witness. Then you add in Duff who was such a surprise. He was an enigma. You knew that he was special, that there was so much more than we could and boy w
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
False Start by Meli Raine is book Three in the False Series. This continues the story of Lily and how she is dealing with being almost killed with the killer still looking over her shoulder. You really should read the previous book 'False Memory' and 'False Hope' first. This book starts up where we were left off in the previous book. Duff works to save Lily from danger and to keep her safe. We get answers to some of the questions that the other books brought forward. This book does end with Duff ...more
Ixxati
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finally Sean and Lily!!!


This is the last book right? The cliffhanger ending annoyed me pfttttt
Megan
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, tumultuous
Where we were left in False Hope, Lily is on her way to her death if Duff can't shake off the effects of being drugged. He also needs to find out where she's being taken. With his coworkers on his side they're pooling their resources and intuition to discover her whereabouts. Everything is coming to a head with Duff's past, Lily's mistaken identity and subsequent brushes with death, secret organizations, ramifications of the participants, and the power of the key players; all of it is leading up ...more
Kennedy Ryan
✓ Romantic Suspense

✓ Bodyguard Romance

✓ Psychological Thriller

✓ Friends to lovers

✓ Political Thriller




Now Available on Apple Books: https://apple.co/2D1QTJU



From USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine comes the stunning conclusion to the False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.



This isn't how my life is supposed to end.


Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to dec
...more
Erica
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
False Start is book three in the False trilogy and cannot be read as a standalone.
I've been waiting for the conclusion to this series, the first two books completely captivated me and I was counting the days until the ending hit my kindle.
This book as expected picks up right where book 2 left off, I won't spoil anything, we begin the story with Duff trying to rescue Lily from a threat few people know the truth about. I was dying to see the villain get what was coming to him, I think he got off a
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Ashley
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like how we got more development between the love interest and the main character with this novel. There was a good progression with their love story and also the main plot as well. There were a lot of questions answered, but enough left over that I can foresee another book coming :) I loved the suspense that Raine developed in her novel and I look forward to what comes next.

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily reviewing.
Stephanie Villere
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is False Start, book 3 of the False series written by Meli Raine. This book will pull you in and keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end...or non-end. There is so much going on that you don’t know what to think. How do you go through life not knowing who you can trust? Lily has been through a hell of a lot in her life and it’s not about to end now. Can Duff keep her safe when he can barely keep himself out of the bad guys path? This book is overwhelming in the best way! I can’t ...more
Kimberlie
****** CLIFFHANGER ENDING ******
I *really* dislike cliffhanger endings, and particularly the ones without warning in the blurb. Fortunately, I have access to the entire series, so I will treat it as a whole.

****** SPINOFF SERIES ******
Another thing that would have been *really* nice to know before I started is that characters from this book were originally from another series. I didn't know that until I finished book 1 and read other reviews that pointed it out. That was an a-ha moment! I think
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Maira
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked where the things ended
Amber
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
False Start is a powerful and stunning journey of love and hope like no other. It will strike fast and sink you slowly into its deep mire of misfortune and fate. Don’t close your eyes too long because you might not only miss out on the truth that is desperate to hide, but also on the best gifts that life gives us that can only be found at the other end of misfortune and pain. If you can hold onto one truth to keep your heart afloat in the wicked storm ahead, it would be that the power of words i ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY HELL! I MADE IT TO THE EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION! And when I use the word conclusion, that means that there are previous books to get me to where all my questions are answered! So don't let me be remiss in warning all that since False Start is the 3rd book in the False Trilogy, you HAVE TO READ IN ORDER, False Memory (Book 1), and False Hope (Book 2) FIRST! It really makes me mad when readers won't listen & read a Book 3 in a trilogy, then post a bad review because they had no clue what was goi ...more
Mandy
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic conclusion to Lily and Duff's story.

Lily and Duff are just starting to get themselves together when Romeo strikes again.  Duff wakes up to find Lily gone but with the power of Drew and Silas behind him he will do whatever it takes to get Lily and bring her home safe. 

Lily is having a tough time of it in this series.  First she is shot in the head (mistaken identity), then she is nearly bit by a poisonous spider, then there is a shooting whilst she is having coffee, and going on a sim
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Liv
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

The one thing I always love about all the series from this author is how every continuing book picks up right where the last book left off. Since I'd forgotten how the second book ended, I was thankful that the author started this conclusion with enough info in the beginning that I knew what had happened last.
'What protects us can be used as a tool in our deaths, too.'

This story was just a blip in the grand scheme of things and there is probably a lot more to be discovered. In t
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Ruthshel Gullett
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book # 3. I could not wait to read this book. The last book left Lily kidnapped and Duff drugged and a whole lot of questions.

Romeo has kidnapped Lily and is using her family as a reason for her to go with him and not say anything to anyone. She does knows that he is there to kill her and in a way she is ready for it to just be over. Romeo takes her to a location most wouldn't even think about. He is actually using her as bait.

Duff is found in his drugged state and all he can think about is goi
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