Secrets of Betrayal by L.K. Shaw

Happy Release Day L.K.!!!!!

There are parts of life that are intense. There are parts of life that are ugly. So please let me warn you if you like to only read books that are not intense and are pretty don’t read this. However, if you like to read books with strong well-developed characters who actually arc, powerful dialog, and a story that will leave you believing in true love then this is the book for you.

It is very easy for authors of adult books to get too consumed in the graphic scenes they forget about the story. The author created the story to be a story FIRST. I haven’t read many dark romances and this is the first book from this author that I’ve read. I felt a strong empathy for the female lead. I cried more than once.

The part I really appreciated in this book was the honest depiction of the world within this story.


Betray (verb): to deliver to an enemy by treachery

Sold to a sex trafficker by her drug-dealing boyfriend, Phebe Lawson possessed first-hand knowledge of the secrets of betrayal. She’d given up all hope. Her life no longer held any meaning. She would have wished for death to come and take her away, except, she knew wishes were wasted on people like her. Until the day he entered her life. He was a beacon of light in the bleakness she called existence. His arrival sparked a longing inside her that, maybe, hope wasn’t a useless emotion after all.

Heal (verb): to make sound or whole

Donovan Jeffries was the charming one. The flirty, social Dom of the local BDSM club, Eden. He thought he’d found the perfect submissive. Until she betrayed him with another. He closed himself off, vowing to never give his heart to another woman. Until the day she entered his life. Her despair touched a part of his soul he’d thought forever lost, and he would move heaven and earth to piece all her broken parts back together.

*this book contains dark elements that may be difficult for some readers*


LK Shaw is a physical therapist assistant by day and writer/social media addict by night. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P, who should probably just have her own Instagram account. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with erotic romance and romantic suspense being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books feature hot alpha heroes and the strong women they love. Her books combine romantic suspense and BDSM.

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