Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies

by H.M. Ward


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Secrets & Lies by H.M. Ward


Volume 1 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 pages each.

Volumes 1 - 6 are available now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630351489
Publisher: Laree Bailey Press
Publication date: 06/23/2014
Series: Secrets & Lies: The Ferro Family Series , #1
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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Secrets & Lies 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so tired of being ripped off by authors who right these short leave you hanging books. Barnes & Noble said there was 125 pages they lied it's 61 pages and it cost $2.99. Why can't authors write a complete novel and charge us accordingly. I will not by the author again and I was a fan at one time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate unfinished books. If your book isnt finished dont publish it. Dont put it out in bits and pieces and make us pay for each part. Two stars because i enjoyed what little text there was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good start but feels like you are left hanging at end of chapter 3, which was very disapointing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a rip off!!! $3.00 for 61 pages? I don't care how good the story is. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt know going into it that it was part 1. Figured it out when it was only 61 pages. But I really liked the beginning so i will continue reading. Mystery man is hot!
D-B1 More than 1 year ago
Wow! Amazing! Funny! Hilarious! H.M. Ward has written another fabulous Ferro story. I loved, loved, loved the Advanced Reading Copy of Secrets & Lies by H.M. Ward. While at college, Kerry's boyfriend breaks up with her in a text, she runs into the wrong bathroom crying, stares at a hot Mystery Man's package, finds out from her new friend, Beth, that the best way to get over an ex is to have a one night stand, goes to the club, hooks up with a hot and sexy Mystery Man, and right in the middle of a hot and steamy intimate moment, Mystery Man answers the phone and leaves. Who is Mystery Man? How does Mystery Man fit into the Ferro Family? What happens when Kerry and him meet again? Read the highly recommended, hot and steamy, wonderfully written story Secrets & Lies by H.M. Ward. I can't wait for the sensational second one in the series by the phenomenal writer H.M. Ward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greedy authors. Nuff said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story wasn't finished I was very disappointed that the writer didn't keep going especially since the actual story was only like 50 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this story, or should I say chapter? I wish I would have read the reviews before purchasing this. This is literally only a chapter or two. It says there is another volume coming out but not when and i'll have to pay another 2.99 for it, no thanks. I havr officially given up on ti His author and her games. I do not want to end up paying $50 for one book chopped up into small installments again (I got about halfway through the Ferro books before I daid screw it).
Angie_H80 More than 1 year ago
I didn't quite know what to expect when I opened Secrets & Lies. I had known a mystery Ferro series was coming, but had little info on it. I'm quite confused where the Ferro comes in when Nathan says his name is "Smith" but I am none the less hooked on this story & anxiously waiting to find out all about Nathan. Poor Kerry, she is having the worst luck of just about anyone...except maybe Avery in the Arrangement. Lol. She cannot catch a break, but the humor that goes along with all her mishaps is fabulous. I am loving the realness of this story, as well as the humor & the sexy, elusive Nathan!!! Looking forward to the 2nd part, hoping it's soon. Don't pass this up. It will make you laugh, shake your head in disbelief, and begging for more pages...
apowers2 More than 1 year ago
This was another great book by Holly. I love this new set of characters, Beth is quirky, fun, and seems like she will be a loyal friend  to Kerry. I think Beth's brothers are funny and they will bring comic relief to this story. Then her artsy friends Emily, the guy she called  blue, and Carter seem like they will be fun to read about, of course it seems like Carter is already liking Kerry. Then we have Kerry, I like her but I have to admit all I really feel for her right now is sorry, she has the worst luck I have ever seen and at first it was funny but  later it got to be too much. How many bad things have to happen to her before enough is enough. Then we have Nathan Smith aka Mystery Man and he is one hot and sexy guy but of course we learn he has issues right from the start, what they are is yet to be revealed  but it will be great to get to know him and read more about his sexy self lol The chemistry between him and Kerry is crazy and I can see what the road ahead is going to look like for this relationship, I just hope Kerry's luck changes and gets better. I can't wait to read more about this group and it is fun starting a new series of books by Holly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was sexy, and funny. A must read. If you have not read this or other HM Ward books, I would suggest you start now. She never writes a bad one!
Stacyotr More than 1 year ago
This is the start to another great Ferro series by HM Ward! Who is this mysterious Ferro? I guess time will tell. Kerry is away from home at college broken hearted from a cheating boyfriend. Her new best friend, Beth, talks her into going out and finding a random guy to sleep with to get over her ex. The only problem is that Kerry is not that kind of girl. While at the club, Kerry gets the courage to approach this gorgeous, artistic guy. She is insanely attracted to him and decides to give the one night stand a try. No names, just one great night. Just as they are getting hot and heavy, his phone rings and he leaves her at the hotel. Kerry hopes to never see him again. But for Kerry, what she hopes isn't what happens. Who is this mysterious man and will she be able to stay away from his charms? I am so happy to have another great series from HM Ward! I can't wait to see what's in store for us!
Sara_Kessler More than 1 year ago
This story starts off with a great kick off. Lots of sexual tension and r u kidding me moments. Can't wait for volume 2. What's gonna happen:)?
JenTawwatters More than 1 year ago
I received an advanced readers copy and oh my goodness Ward never fails.  I came across her books after an author I loved kept postponing her release dates and am so glad I did.  I have never looked forward to an authors books so much and this one is another to add to the must have list.  Her characters are lovable and hateable and truly unique.  Kerry is a character you can relate to and mystery man is someone to drool over.  Definitely a winner.
Christon-Benford More than 1 year ago
A new hot and fun series by H.M. Ward? Yes, please!!! After receiving an advanced reader's copy, I couldn't wait to start reading. So far I'm loving this new series!!! Kerry is simply wonderful and love-able. The poor girl can't seem the catch the break she deserves. After having her heart broken by her long time boyfriend, who frankly doesn't even deserve her obviously, everything seems to spiral out of control for her. She's tricked by her art professor into volunteering for something she's entirely afraid of doing. She's tricked into buying a vehicle of disaster. The poor girl can't even succeed at having rebound sex without it being ruined before starting. Talk about battering an already broken heart. To make matters worse, she can't forget about the hot guy from her almost one night stand. So what will Kerry do when the mystery guy who's now seen her during the two most embarrassing moments of her life pops up again? Who is Nathan Smith? What will Kerry do about this hot, mystery man that turned her down but still gets her hot and bothered? Holly, I don't know how you come up with the things you do, but you have a talent for creating some crazy, quirky scenes! Ferro fans and other readers, you don't want to miss these new amazing characters Holly has created!!
Tlh23 More than 1 year ago
A Ferro Mystery and More!! As I started reading this book I couldn’t help but think what a refreshing start to a new series. This book was a joy to read, not a big cliff-hanger. Kerry is having a bad first few days at college. A break-up, a horrid roommate, a few new friends and a professor plays her into being “the model”. Throw in a Ferro (or at least I think/hope he is the mystery Ferro) and we all know how that goes, Secrets and Lies! Will Kerry be able to stay away or are those eyes too enticing, will she melt and let Nathan take her or will she stand tall and run?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books are great but you will end up spending over $30 just to finish the book. Each "book" is only 60-100 or so pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spent $3 on a blank book
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Crystal_Z More than 1 year ago
Everything is going wrong for Kerry. Getting dumped on her first day of college is one thing, getting dumped via text message- sucks! One night she decides to let loose and do something she NEVER would. A one night stand with a sexy stranger, only that too went horribly wrong! Like totally totally wrong. Ha-ha! This book had me hooked from page one...PAGE ONE. I can't wait for more!!
DebiDG More than 1 year ago
Kerry has the talent and the skills. Yet, nothing seems to be going her way.  As Nathan Smith enters the scene, her emotions are high and her world seems to be shrinking in on itself.  This book sets the stage for more drama to follow and a plot that is destined for some twists and turns.  H.M. Ward is brilliant.  Her storytelling has always held a higher standard and this series opener is a true success!  I'm already itching for the second book and playing through all the different scenarios that Holly might lead us too.  This is a MUST read.
Smcfarland13 More than 1 year ago
Addicted to H.M. Ward books. These books are like a drug. This book is a start to a new series and I can't wait to read the next installment. Ms. Ward always keeps me wanting more with her books. Looking forward to it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I spent $3 for the shortest story ive ever read! I will not be purchasing another book from this auther!