Secrets and Lies 3

Secrets and Lies 3

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by H.M. Ward

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Volume 3 in the USA Today Bestselling series.

A one-night stand with a hot, artistic stranger-what could go wrong?

They say the best way to get over a broken heart is a random hook-up. So my new BFF is dragging me to a bar. All I have to do is wear a slutty dress, choose a dude, and do the deed, right? The thing is,


Volume 3 in the USA Today Bestselling series.

A one-night stand with a hot, artistic stranger-what could go wrong?

They say the best way to get over a broken heart is a random hook-up. So my new BFF is dragging me to a bar. All I have to do is wear a slutty dress, choose a dude, and do the deed, right? The thing is, this isn't me. I'm the good girl-the one who has sex for love. But, since the love of my life is shacked up with someone else, I guess it's time to move on.

One night, one time. That's all. I'll have a clean slate.

A guy with a sketch pad, sitting alone, catches my eye. I'm a sucker for the artistic type with dark hair and bright blue eyes. Soon we're in his hotel room doing things I've never done. His smoldering body, perfectly toned with hot skin and a firm touch, has my mind reeling with the things to come. We're both naked and glistening with sweat, breathless.

And then he darts, right before doing the deed, abandoning me in his room. He doesn't return.

A week later I see him again, and realize that he wasn't just a random guy-he's my teacher. My heart clenches at my massive mistake, and I still don't grasp the extent of it. I should have run and never looked back.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes, approximately 125 pgs each.
Volumes 1 & 2 are available now.

Editorial Reviews

Carly Phillips
"An emotional, deeply felt story."

Product Details

Laree Bailey Press
Publication date:
Secrets and Lies (The Ferro Family) , #3
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Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author H.M. Ward continues to reign as the queen of independent publishing. She is swiftly approaching 13 MILLION copies sold, placing her among the literary titans.  Articles pertaining to Ward's success have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and Forbes to name a few. This native New Yorker resides in Texas with her family, where she enjoys working on her next book. You can interact with this bestselling author at: Text HMWARD to 24587 and get a text reminder on release & sale days.

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Secrets and Lies 3 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
D-B1 11 months ago
Amazing and awesome sequel of the secrets and lies romantic story written by the phenomenal H.M. Ward. I received an ARC for an honest review. Kerry is having a conversation with Nathan when in comes the sexy, Peter Ferro. He has a copy of a letter for Nathan to read since he was a no show at a meeting. Kerry finds out that Nathan's dad has recently passed away and after Nathan reads the letter, he abruptly leaves. Peter tells Kerry he's going to need someone to talk to and tells her to go to his house. Kerry doesn't even know his address and Peter supplies her with the address. Kerry's relationship with Nathan feels like a boomerang - one moment he needs and wants her and the next moment he rejects and sends her away. Read the highly recommended, must read, love story of Kerry and Nathan. Can't wait for the next one in the series!
Holly Smith 11 months ago
I received an ARC for honest review: This is probably my new favorite series. Hot professor, sexy student... talk about forbidden love! Kerry has gone through so much recently, but she doesn't do self pitty and doesn't dwell on the drama. I love her attitude, this girl can definitely hold her own. Dealing with the ultimate mean girl roommate (picture Regina George), a friend who may not be who he seems, and a sexy teacher... Kerry will soon be faced with more challenges and I can't wait to see where it takes her (hopefully to Nate's bed). I have to add, I love how realistic these characters are. The dialogue is right on with modern times. Thank you HM Ward!
Stacyotr 11 months ago
Secrets & Lies 3 was a fast and fabulous read that I could not put down. Secrets are told but not revealed. Peter Ferro drops a bomb on Nate, but it's not reveal to us. Kerry and Nate have so much chemistry together and the back-and-forth is killing me. Finding out he's her professor definitely blew the "one night stand" option to get over her jerk of an ex. I love Beth and how she is always there for Kerry. I also love Beth's brothers and how they're protective of Beth and Kerry. Kerry can't catch a break with her horrible witch of a roommate who does whatever she can to hurt and humiliate her. I can't wait to see her get what she has coming to her! I'm so ready for the rest of the series to see what is going to happen and have all the secrets and lies revealed!
Carrie Boggs 11 months ago
**ARC REVIEW ** This was another great short read from H.M. Ward! This books picks up from where book 2 ended. What should be a great first year of college for Kerry has not started off well and it isn't getting better. It was nice to have Peter Ferro show up in this book and can't wait to see how he ties into Nates life. This book leaves you with a cliffhanger and I'm ready for book 4!
DebiDG 11 months ago
Friendship is a very lose word and Kerry is about to find out the value hers is worth. Can the lies get any bigger? Will secrets become exposed? Will Nathan use his instincts or go for what's dangling in front of him. Secrets and Lies 3 has the angst and comedy in spades and Kerry's inner dialogue is pretty funny. Will she be tossed a lifeline or sink into a misery that it too great to climb out of?
RosieGo 4 days ago
Always wanting what you can't and shouldn't have is the one thing you want the most. The hot professor and his equally sexy student trying to fight the desire they have for each other. Just when Kerry is trying to move forward from the past disaster of a relationship, she finds this sexy and desirable man. Nathan made her feel alive again and start to feel things she didn't think she would feel again. Only the bottom dropped out when she found out he was one of her professors. Now both Nate and Kerry are in a battle of giving into their desires or staying completely away from each other. On top of it, she hasn't told anyone about Nate. Not even her best friend Beth. Beth and Kerry's adventures are laugh out loud! I love reading scenes with the the two of them. Between the bus they will drive around with a rabid raccoon to Beth making these orgasmic cookies brings out the humor we expect from Holly. The struggle for Kerry comes spilling out to Beth. She has to make a decision on what to do about Nate. But will Nate make that decision for her when he tells her to come early before class. Can she handle being alone with him again. Time will tell and the book will leave you screaming wanting the next book in the series now!
Angie_H80 11 months ago
It feels like it has been forever since Secrets & Lies 2, but the wait, as always, is well worth it!!! Kerry & Nate do not disappoint in the slightest!! Full of drama, passion, secrets, lies, intrigue, and hotness, as with all of Ms. Ward's stories, they just get better with each installment!!!!
samsown 11 months ago
I love HM Ward, she was one of the first authors I started to read. I really liked this book but wasn't as in love with it as I am her others. although, it did keep me wanting to know what will happen next.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This story is so far fetched that I don't care what happens to the characters. If you only get 60-70 pages to read at a time, this won't be wrapping up any time soon. I like the Ferro's, but this one is trying too hard to be a cross between Damaged and The Arrangement.
shootingstarr 11 months ago
I really like where this series is going!! We're treated to a cameo from Peter Ferro...squeee!!!!!!! But what was in that letter that was Nathan's father's last request??? And what is his connection to Mr. Ferro??? I'm dying to know! I love the amazing pull Nathan & Kerry have to each other, but will their forbidden relationship have a fighting chance? I sure hope so! Kerry's first year in college has been so hard and unfair. Thank goodness for Beth & her over-the-top protective brothers! I sure hope she can work things out with Emily and Carter and finally get to the real reason why their friendship is on the rocks. (Im)patiently wait for Secrets and Lies 4! :)