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When Lies Unfold: R C Boldt

When Lies Unfold

Posted on June 2, 2024 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 4 Comments

In When Lies Unfold, R C Boldt treats her readers to a captivating and passionate tale.  The story hidden within the pages of the book takes readers on a thrilling journey, filled with danger and secrets with a forbidden romance at the centre of it all. A romance between a mafia boss and a beautiful woman with a mysterious past.


When Lies Unfold: R C BoldtTitle: When Lies Unfold
Author(s): R.C. Boldt
Published by RC Boldt Publishing LLC on May 23, 2024
Pages: 638
Genre(s): Mafia, Romantic Suspense
Source: Publicist
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt delivers a seductive new romantic suspense filled with twists in WHEN LIES UNFOLD...
The moment I witness a murder, my quiet, careful existence goes up in smoke. I'm thrust into the world of Santiago Hernández, Central America’s most ruthless cartel leader.
In exchange for my life, I’m placed under his watchful eye. Day in and day out, he waits for me to betray my promise of silence.
The longer I stay in his world, the deeper I fall for the glimpses of the man beneath that handsome yet cunning exterior. The man whose possessive touch ignites a long-lost part of me.
But I should know better than to open my heart to a cold-blooded criminal with a laundry list of deadly sins and secrets. Especially when he has no idea who I really am.
Because when the lies unfold, he’ll discover I have a list of sins and secrets of my own. heroAnti-heroHeroine in dangerClose ProximityForced ProximityEnemies to LoversOTT Possessive HeroMafia/CartelFound FamilyOn-the-runOpposites AttractTortured leadTragic pastRevengeRedemption

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At the start of the book, the heroine Lola Arias finds herself in a tenuous situation. Lola works for a cleaning company. One while cleaning a large house she witnesses a murder. However, Santiago Hernandez, one of the top crime bosses in Costa Rica, thwarted her attempts to flee. Not one to leave loose ends, Santiago intends to end her life. However, for inexplicable reason he finds himself drawn to her and decides to refrain from ending her life.  Despite not taking her life, he didn’t trust her not to snitch and warned her that he was not above changing his mind if she told anyone about what transpired.

Lola was no ordinary house cleaner. The manner in which she stood up to Santiago it was clear she had dealings with his kind before. Never once did she cower before him, and she didn’t fear going toe to toe with him. Her actions impressed and frustrating Santiago. In all his life he never encountered a woman like her and she intrigued him. Even the men who worked with him were smitten by her.

A survivor in every sense of the word and she was bound and determined to remain free of her of her past.  However, as the story progresses, she learns that one can never truly escape their past. Also, if she was to have a future, she needed to conquer it once and for all.

They both had tragic pasts and their determination to overcome the past set them on their current path. Despite the circumstances of their meeting, Lola and Santiago shared a hot and intense chemistry. Everyone close to them could sense the sexual tension brewing between them.  I enjoyed seeing their relationship developed. It felt authentic and seeing this man that everyone feared falling so deeply in love made for an interesting read. A man who didn’t believe in love.

The secondary characters aided in making this a splendid read. Several surprises made its way into the story. A lot of readers will more than likely not appreciative by the length (over 600 pages), but I honestly believe a 300-page book would not have done justice to Lola and Santiago’s story.

Overall, When Lies Unfold was a solid enemies to lovers, cartel boss, romantic suspense



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About R.C. Boldt

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RC Boldt is a USA Today bestselling author currently living in part of the Costa Rican jungle with the love of her life and her mini-me. If you’re in the mood for some killer mojitos or can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80s song, she’s your girl. RC loves hearing from her readers at rcboldtbooks@gmail.com. To join RC’s readers group on Facebook, click here to request to join. RC is represented by Prospect Agency. For rights inquiries, please contact Emily Sylvan Kim at esk@prospectagency.com.

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