Buried Deception by Amanda McKinney

POV: Dual 1st Person
PoP: 75%
Tropes: Protector; Small Town; Damaged Heroine; Mystery; Slow Burn
Series: On the Edge Book 1
Rate:  3.5/5 Stars
Release Date: September 20, 2022

I went into this book having only read on book my Amanda McKinney. I got about 5 chapters into it, and thought do I really want to finish this book. But since I don’t like to DNF books, I powered through, and man I am happy that I did. It doesn’t pick up for a few more chapters, Plus we are given events and details that don’t really pertain to the story, but it does pick up and it doesn’t slow down from there. Easton has created this closed off life for himself, his life revolves around work, and he isn’t open to anyone. When you hear his back story you heart breaks a little bit, but at the same time you want to smack him because man, there were some stupid motivations for choices that he made.

Mia is a woman who is still healing from soemthingthat happened ot her when she was younger. You get an idea, but then when she tells the full story, you want to cry. Mia has made it her life’s mission to help heal others because while she sees herself as irrevocably broken, she doesn’t want others to suffer that same fate. She is strong where she doesn’t realize, but she needed someone to support her. She has also closed herself off, but you can get why she does this. I enjoyed this story, and there is plot device that leaves you curious and guessing which I thought was an interesting addition to the story. There were a couple of plot items that were focused on, but they never really made a difference… hence the 3.5 stars. McKinney builds a great world in this series starter, and it was good. I was just left wanting.