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Behind the Lies: A Montgomery Justice Novel, Book 2 | [Robin Perini]

Behind the Lies: A Montgomery Justice Novel, Book 2

Of the six Montgomery brothers, Zach has always walked on the wild side. He rocketed to fame playing a hero in a movie, but off screen he’s living in the shadows. Zach’s dark secret: He leads a double life as a CIA operative. When a mission to stalk a terrorist goes horribly wrong, Zach’s cover is blown. He’s on the run and fighting to stay alive long enough to discover whom he can trust - and who betrayed him. Jenna Walters thought she’d married the perfect man - until she unearthed his terrible secret. Now, desperate to escape his crosshairs, she and her son take refuge in Zach’s secret hideaway.
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Publisher's Summary

Of the six Montgomery brothers, Zach has always walked on the wild side. He rocketed to fame playing a hero in a movie, but off screen he’s living in the shadows. Zach’s dark secret: He leads a double life as a CIA operative. When a mission to stalk a terrorist goes horribly wrong, Zach’s cover is blown. He’s on the run and fighting to stay alive long enough to discover whom he can trust - and who betrayed him.

Jenna Walters thought she’d married the perfect man - until she unearthed his terrible secret. Now, desperate to escape his crosshairs, she and her son take refuge in Zach’s secret hideaway. Sparks fly between Zach and Jenna even as danger explodes around them.

From Afghanistan to Turkey to the mountains of Colorado, assassins track them and are closing in. Not only is Zach’s life at stake, but now Jenna and her son are targets in this high-stakes game.

©2013 Robin Perini (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Perini refreshes romantic suspense...with high-tech armament and high-heat passion." (Publishers Weekly on In Her Sights)

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    Lynda C NORTHRIDGE, CA, US 04-26-13
    Lynda C NORTHRIDGE, CA, US 04-26-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Good Story, Great Narration"

    I was usually save my credits for more expensive books, but I'm glad I got this one, it's a sweet story with lots of emotion, If your looking for hot sex, keep looking, but if you want a satisfying story with a great narrator this is it. I will be looking for more from this author! One thing though, it's a bit unbelievable how much havoc one lady and a kid can wreak on one mans life. I think I would have told her to get lost several times along the way! but if you can suspend belief as easily as I can It's an enjoyable read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan California 01-05-14
    Susan California 01-05-14 Member Since 2013

    Skipper

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    "Good story, but great narration"

    Superb narration. No complaints on that score. As for the story, it's your typical romantic suspense. I'd give the text about 3.5 or 4 stars. It's enjoyable, entertaining, and somewhat heartwarming, even though fairly extreme, with some plot holes.

    I figured out the villain's identity easily and quickly. The author makes everything clear. Not much guesswork needed to comprehend the plot or predict what will happen next. No surprises.

    I liked the scenes with the Mongomery brothers teaming up to fight the baddies. Happy to see Zach reunited into the clan. Good scenes with their mother, Anna. The SWOT team sniper, Jasmine, from book 1, plays a small role, too.

    Decent romantic relationship development. One sex scene, at about 75% into the story. I liked the hero and heroine, but they both carried around too much guilt and regret. Personally, I grow bored with internal rumination, especially when it's focused on past regrets.

    Lots of scenes center around the five year old boy, Sam. If you don't like children in the story, this is not for you. Personally, I do like kids, if done well. Sam's dialogue and characterization is fairly believable here, but not quite right.

    Some basic swearing, but not very much, and little or no profanity. One sex scene. Some beatings, violence, and bloody murder.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    🌺༺❤ Halo ❤༻🌺 Imagination, JL 10-02-14
    🌺༺❤ Halo ❤༻🌺 Imagination, JL 10-02-14

    🎀 Often, late at night, I'm lost in my own Imagination; ❧ from amazing stories ❧ from amazing authors! 🎀

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    "Kept me entertained!"
    What did you love best about Behind the Lies?

    The crime part of the story was very well written!


    What other book might you compare Behind the Lies to and why?

    Most in this genre.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was ok.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Entertaining!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trish JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 09-14-14
    Trish JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 09-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful.."
    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book. A lot of the lower reviews didn't like it because it wasn't "believable." Really? Do we really have to have a FICTIONAL mystery/romance NOVEL be believable? If I want believable I'll just pop over to the non-fiction. I know a lot of you don't like the "jumping around" but I do. I get tired of just the hero and heroine being on every single page and reading all about their angsty feelings all the time.
    I liked the few minutes of Khalid, that murderous creep. And Farzam, that insane creep. The attempt by the two pilots. The time spent with that killer Brad Walters. All this helped to keep me turning pages to see what would happen next.
    All the Montgomery's, Zach, Gabe, Seth, Luke, Jazz, Caleb and Anna were fantastic. And I was so happy for John and Anna, too.
    Zach and Jenna were an awesome twosome and I thought Sam acted like any normal 5 year old.
    So, I'm off to read Gabe's story, Game of Fear. I know I'll like it as much as I did this one.
    Oh, and this had just enough sexual tention and sex to make it a really good read.

    As to the narrator: Mr. Podehl did a fantastic job. Not once did I cringe when he did a female's voice. I would definitely listen to him again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lee VERO BEACH, FL, United States 06-26-14
    Lee VERO BEACH, FL, United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Nice Surprise!"

    This was an impulse purchase that was a nice surprise. It was a typical spy thriller with a little romance thrown in. The story line was good with just enough mystery to keep me interested. Even though the villian was predictable from about 15 minutes into the book, I wanted to continue to listen to find out the motive behind the actions. The performance was good and the 3 consecutive story lines were all interesting. Worth a listen for sure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Vestal, NY, United States 04-16-14
    Steven Vestal, NY, United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Romance novels"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    cliche's abound in this story!. Story is so predictatble it's not worth going to the end. This is simple a romance novel trying hard to be something else. Use your points or $$$ to buy soemthing else.But- on the good side it is not full of profanity or expilct sex. Nice to be be able to listen soemthing that is not assaulting you with garbage.Soft enough to suggest to older teens.


    What didn’t you like about Nick Podehl’s performance?

    He shouldn't give up his day job. he needs to work on accents that add to a story not detract. His Arabic accent sounds like a a drunken Russian.


    What character would you cut from Behind the Lies?

    Get rid of all the brothers!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 11-09-13
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 11-09-13 Member Since 2011

    Nyoka Mullins

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    "Another good series"

    Enjoyable, I think the plot was good, and I liked the narrator, I would recommend getting the series.

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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 10-24-13
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 10-24-13
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    "Even better then the first one"

    Here again a great story with well thought out plot. Loved the narrater, and the fact she used someone else for this second in the series. Sometimes you need the same narrator but with this it works. I liked the first book but this one was even better. I don't see a third??? Hope there is a story for each of the four remaining brothers coming soon.

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    Kriten Rio Linda, CA, United States 10-03-13
    Kriten Rio Linda, CA, United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "can not put it down."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Behind the Lies to be better than the print version?

    It would be awesome audio or written


    What other book might you compare Behind the Lies to and why?

    Wild Heat
    Love story, secerts and on the edge of the sit listening.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all if it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the mom being injuried and bring the son's together


    Any additional comments?

    Love the book can't wait to listen to Book II

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    Gretchen United States 04-27-13
    Gretchen United States 04-27-13 Member Since 2012

    Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.

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    "Short, easy listen"

    This 5 hour book has some action and the threads of the story are interesting in places, but overall, predictable. Guy and girl fall in love (quickly), but can't be together; and then,circumstances force them to weave their way through danger. For those readers who want bedroom scenes, this book might be a disappointment as there are only a one or two.

    The 'bad guys' are written with a heavy hand. The author actually uses the words, "pure evil." The 'good guys' are better balanced - lie and kill, but do so for their country, not profit. This line of thought can give a reader something to think about, i.e. is it right to kill for any reason? However, the author does not necessarily intend to lead readers to deeper thinking. This is a fairly shallow story, with fairly shallow characters, but I was ok with that.

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