Author: Brighton Walsh
Reading Level: New Adult
Released: July 21st 2015
Review Source: St. Martin's Griffin
In this sexy, suspenseful New Adult novel, a young woman hiding from her criminal past is taken captive by her ex-boyfriend, the ultimate bad boy.
Evie is about to embark on the perfect life. Beautiful, poised, and engaged to a rising business star, she fits the part of trophy wife perfectly, except for one thing: her entire identity is a lie.
Five years ago she created a new identity for herself, but it all crashes back when something she witnessed years ago comes back to haunt her. Now she's in danger of losing more than her social status.
Determined to protect the careful life she's built for herself, Evie doesn't want anything to do with Riley, the criminal for hire who broke her heart years ago. But Riley has other ideas. He's never forgotten Evie, and to protect her, he steals her away. Hidden from the world, sparks begin to fly as old memories resurface and their passion reignites.
Y’all if you haven’t read anything by Brighton Walsh you are sorely missing out. Exposed is the second in the Captive series, following Riley (Ghost’s brother) and Evie, a girl whose layered story keeps you invested the entire time. Don’t get me wrong Riley’s story had me invested, though his story revolves around Evie’s, but Evie’s got a few secrets that are haunting her everyday life and we slowly uncover them and slowly grow from them.
So like I stated earlier, if you haven’t read anything by Walsh I feel sorry for you, she’s officially on my auto buy list and I haven’t been disappointed yet, honestly each story I fall in love more. Exposed made me want to reach through the pages and hug our characters, their past, their secrets, everything they both have gone through and overcome together and separately gave me a heavy heart. We find out in the beginning that Evie has ran off and consumed a new identity, her ex-boyfriend Riley believes she’s dead, along with everyone else in her life, except for the one person that helped her run, Ghost. So once a picture of her surfaces in the media her old life comes back to haunt her and she enlists in the help of the only person that was able to get away. So since we have Ghost on the case it’s time to reveal the truth to Riley, that is ex-girlfriend, love of his life, is indeed alive and healthy. All sorts of worlds are rocked since that picture of Evie surfaced.
I loved Captive, and I definitely going to state I loved Exposed so much more. Evie’s story, her past, her secrets, everything about her made me intrigued from page one. I wanted to be there for her and by reading her story, I was. So please, if you haven’t read anything by Walsh yet, pick this up. She’s exactly what I love in the New Adult world.