Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: Uncovered by Emily Snow

My name is Lizzie Connelly, and I have it all. The gorgeous apartment. The new job most women would rip out their own souls for—working for Margaret Emerson at Emerson & Taylor. I have one of those lives you’ve always dreamt about, the kind you only see on HBO. But, the thing is, that life is a lie. A fa├žade.

It all started with one call. “Everything you know about your story—your father’s story—is a lie. It’s up to you to uncover everything.” One call, and I turned my world upside down to dig my way into Margaret’s life—the woman who I’d never laid eyes on until recently. My stepmother who took everything after my father died fourteen years ago.

The plan was simple—figure out what role she played in my father’s death and expose her to the world.

But here’s another thing: simplicity doesn’t exist, and my plans are flawed from the beginning because I never anticipated Oliver. Sexy, too smart for his own goddamn good, and infuriating, he’s the one person who could blow my plans to uncover Margaret. She’s his mother, and in another life, that would have made him my stepbrother.

I want to pretend that none of that matters, that I can simply finish what I came to do without sparing him a second glance and another thought.

Like I said, though, there’s no such thing as simplicity.

My real name is Gemma Emerson.

And this is my story.

4 Suspenseful "Want to Know If She Did It" Stars!

Review by Lisa Kane

Gemma Emerson is a phone sex operator/escort, not exactly living the glamorous life but it pays the bills. Her mother died when she was 16, her parents divorced before that and he married again. For the third time. To a living, breathing bitch, Margaret. When her father died, he left everything to his new wife. Gemma was only 16 at the time, contacted her stepmother and was told by Michael Scott, her attorney that she was to have no contact with her again. Suing would be a waste of time, the will was airtight. Gemma lived the next few years under the radar, hoping social services would not find out she was underage and alone.

Gemma receives a mysterious call baiting her about her father's death and her supposed nonchalant attitude about being cut off from his will. She gets nowhere trying to find out who this mystery person is, but traces the call back to Emerson & Taylor, the company her father owned, now being run by Margaret Emerson, the evil stepmother.

With help from her best friend Pen, a computer hacker/genius, she gets herself employed as Margaret's assistant, under the guise of her new identity-Lizzie Connelly. She figures she can find out exactly what happened to her father and if a heart attack really killed him. She has a run in with Oliver, Margaret's son on her first visit to the company. He comes on to her, she's attracted, but she realizes this guy is her step brother!

Little by little, "Lizzie" begins to uncover inconsistencies in Margaret's handling of the company. The further she digs, the more lies she finds. The more she sees of Oliver, the more involved she is getting with him. These two are like a pair of matches and lighter fluid together. Gemma doesn't want to fall for him, she knows she will hurt him in the end, and he seems to be innocent of his mother's wrong doing. When the truth comes out, will he hate her?

This latest release from Emily Snow is a romantic suspense. The reader become a sleuth right along with Gemma, trying to sift through all the clues and figuring out who the players are. Margaret is no fool, and she is not to be underestimated. I thought I had figured out most of the character's roles, but there was one that surprised me at the end. Oliver is a reformed player, who is really a nice guy. It's obvious he adores "Lizzie" and there is no doubt that the truth is going to knock this guy for a loop. Whether their relationship can survive this kind of deception....you'll just have to read the story to find out.



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