False Hope

False Hope by Meli Raine Book Summary

She thinks she’s fooled me. But I’ve known all along.
Almost.
Lily is hiding something, a secret so big, she came out of a year-long coma and her first instinct was to lie.
Who does that? Someone who is afraid. No—not afraid.
Terrified. And it’s my job to take that fear away.
My partner and I have spent countless man-hours hunting down the cold-blooded killer who did this to her. Meanwhile, Lily’s spent her waking hours recovering. Getting stronger. Getting smarter.
Staying beautiful.
Never get involved emotionally. That’s my dictate. Never get attached.
When you realize you’re caught in a triangle, it turns out there is no exit.
Crossing a line is easy. Holding a line takes strength.
Lily’s shooter knows that she’s my weakness.
And he’s about to exploit that by breaking a line and escaping, claiming a hostage in the process.
One I have to get back.
No matter what it takes.

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- Meh4 star

This book was a lot of unnecessary circles and confusion. It was not worth the read as the first did and I’m left disappointed. I’ll read the third book just to see if there is any redemption.

- Are they going to live?5 star

The second of three books is better than #1, but I bet #3 will be through the roof! Love the way the author uses words as descriptors of fantastic characters and story line. Gotta go buy the third book to complete the story. Bye!!

- Awesome!5 star

Awesome!

- False Hope3 star

Interesting plot twist to find out the story from Duff’s point of view. Gives great insight into the mind of someone who is trained to be mindless. The story starts strong, gripping you to read on, then drags in the middle. I found myself wanting to skip sections related to the love story to get back to the drama/action. The final chapters are gripping and leave you wanting to download book 3 right away.

- Amazing #2 in this series5 star

Meli Raine writes amazing trilogies. I am not sure if waiting after book one or book two for the next novel in the series. They all leave the reader gasping and hoping for more. Even when the trilogies are finished, readers are waiting for the next series. Rarely will you find sets like this or authors who provide them continuously without them getting repetitious or losing their effect. Lily has now opened up to Silas in so many ways and unwittingly this has put Silas at risk for his life, as well as hers. The deep state seems to have deeper secrets than anyone was aware of. It has also gotten their tentacles into some of the highest aspects of government. So who can any of them trust? Who is running the game? The president, someone higher? Are they aware of what is happening and the risk one of their own is in as is in the woman he has been instructed to protect? Too many questions that hopefully book three will help us, as readers, to answer. Another amazing read by an author that had mastered writing psychological thrillers as so few have. Rating: 5.0 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this novel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

- So much going on5 star

Lily and Duff to the rescue? Book three will answer that.

- False Hope5 star

Meli you have done it again. I like how we get to to know Duff more. All these men that work with Drew have a complicated history but fall hard for these women they are to protect. Duff wants Lily to trust him and tell him the truth. He finally confronts Lily and asks when is she going to tell him the truth. Lily doesn’t know if Duff is just trying to get closer to her to get information. She doesn’t know who she can trust.Somebody is still after her. She still acts like her memory has not returned. Romeo is still after her. He has gotten close to Lily’s parents to get information. Lily is falling for Duff. He has a past she wants to uncover. Again someone came after her and Jane. Duff and Lily let their guards down. Lily just insist to go for a climb when her and Duff where almost killed. Duff saves Lily and she saves him. Duff didn’t want her to see this side of him but it was either them or Duff and Lily. I was hoping Lily and Duff finally get together. Meli you leave us wanting more. This books has suspense, action and cliffhangers. Love this series. I love reading your books!

- More........5 star

I love this series! Love to read Via Duffs POV! Can’t wait for the next book!

- Duff’s POV5 star

ANOTHER awesome one!!! This one is from Duff’s angle and you get to see things from his POV! Not only does it give a whole new spin on things, there are now more questions and more things to consider in the whole quest to find Lily’s shooter. It’s also shows the struggle he has with his feelings that are developing for Lily. It’s a struggle, as it was with the other couples, to figure out how to be both professional and think about their feelings as well! Can’t WAIT to read the final of the series and see things from all points of view!!!

- Great Follow-Up5 star

This is the second book in the series and we’re filling in more pieces of the puzzle as Lily tries to stay alive and Duff works to keep her alive. Love is blooming between them despite the stress around them, or partially because of it. Extremely excited for the 3rd book to launch in January. I was provided this book as an ARC for my honest review.

- Exciting!!5 star

I had previously read the Shameless and Harmless series and loved them. They are intriguing, drought with danger, deception, the chance for romance... so much emotion to the characters. So, when I heard that the next series building on those other two was coming out I couldn’t wait to read. False Memory starts where the Shameless series leaves off with Lily faking amnesia to protect herself while recovering from a traumatic brain injury. She knows who tried to kill her but doesn’t know who to trust. False Memory ends with a cliffhanger, and False Hope picks up right where False Memory leaves off. As with the others, this will be a series to read in order. And if you haven’t already done so, I’d recommend reading the other two series first to get the most out of this one. In some ways this book is more intense than False Memory. The truth about who tried to kill her is beginning to be uncovered, putting Lily and Jane at risk once again. There is danger always lurking from the person who tried to kill her before, but now she’s getting more support from those around her who are putting the pieces together. There’s still the question of who to trust, and Duff’s trust in the wrong people almost costs them their lives. There is so much emotion to this story and I really enjoy the way Meli Raine develops the characters and the story line. Once I started reading I didn’t want to put the book down. This one also ends with a cliffhanger (expected) so be prepared. Can’t wait to find out what happens next. Will Duff and Lily get their chance at HEA???

- False Hope5 star

Very exciting. Had s hard time putting down.

- False Hope5 star

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. I really enjoyed this book which is book two of a three book series. This is a continuation of Lily and Duff’s story. This book picks up where False Memory ends. The relationship between Lily and Duff progresses. The plot has a lot of twists and turns in this book. You don’t know who the good guys are and who is the enemy. This book has a little bit of steam between Lily and Duff. This book ends with a big cliff hanger which leaves you wanting more. I can’t wait until the final book of the series!

- I need the last book, PERIOD!5 star

Omg, I can see all the why’s now!!!! That last chapter! I should’ve waited until the third book came out before reading the second book. Damnnit! I NEED THAT LAST BOOK!!! The cliffhanger is killing me!!!!!!!!!!

- Great Read!5 star

False Hope is Book #2 in the False Series by Meli Raine. Let me just say that in true Meli writing fashion, this book ends in a cliffhanger! False Hope picks up where False Memory left off. Duff finally learns why Lilly has been faking her amnesia, yet he can't understand why she is lying to him after she madly kissed him. "That's who she is now. A liar who lies to stay alive." When the truth finally does come out, there are so many twists and turns it's hard to know who to trust! "We all have a deep, dark secret. We all have a hidden self that slithers inside of us, doing everything it can to avoid detection." There's still so many unanswered questions, will we find out who is giving Romeo orders? I can't wait to read more!

- False Hope but TRUE SUSPENSE! By Cincy Kid 68!5 star

Book (2) gets maybe even better, u can’t help but keep pulling for Lily and Duff is quite the unrelenting hero/protector. Everything is set for the final SHOWDOWN, CAN’t wait! This author is truly extraordinary- 👏🤩👊 JB

- Great read,5 star

Love this series, good, quick read with suspense and romance. Just wish they would combine the series.

- Love it5 star

This was an amazing story and can’t wait for the conclusion of Lily and Duff story.

- Love, love, love this series!5 star

Omg, I love this series. I can’t put it down when I start the book. I can hardly wait for the next book to see what happens. You never know who you can trust in this series, there are so many twist and turns that keep me on the edge of my seat.

- Incredible follow up!5 star

Gahhhhh! I don’t even know what to say about this book! If you’ve gotten this far in this series, you know what you’ve gotten yourself into. You are well aware that Meli Raine is a web spinning, twist writing master! So many pieces, so many wheels in motion, so many players to consider...it’s incredible how she does it all and has it actually make sense!! The more answers we gain, the more questions pile on. I feel like while I know certain aspects of the mystery, there is still so much I don’t know and I love that. I can’t get enough of the shocking twist and turns that keep getting thrown at me. When I reached the end I was shocked. I kept swiping my phone, willing the rest of the story to appear on my screen. Raine knows the perfect place to cut us off and leave us dangling on that cliff. One of the best feelings is the excitement and anticipation of waiting for more! Bring it on Meli, you wonderfully evil genius!!

- WOW! What just happened?!?!5 star

This is False Hope, book 2 of the exciting False series, written by Meli Raine. Wow! Wow! Wow! There is a huge cloud of subterfuge going on in this series and what a huge cliffhanger!! And I’m still not quite sure whom can be trusted.... there are politicians as well as criminals....seems to be one and the same in this book. The ropes are endless as we try to unwind them to see the puppet master. You don’t want to miss a minute of this one! I’m gonna go crazy waiting on the next book though!

- Disappointed2 star

Struggled with this book. Very slow in spots. Her books are AMAZING! But this definitely fell short.

- The Series Gets Even More Complex – Loving This!!5 star

Book #1 in this series is the struggle of Lily’s recovery from having been shot in the head – intense and realistic. This book (#2) is from the point of view of Duff, who is protecting Lily and finding it is more than “a job” now. It starts with him challenging Lily on what she remembers from her attack, and gets more intense from there. She doesn’t know who to trust as Duff works closely with the man who attempted to kill her!! “I can take a lot in the line of duty. My tolerance is sky high. What I didn’t know until now is that I can’t handle being lied to by a woman who just kissed me like her entire life depended on it.” Duff has a family history that makes him an even more likely candidate to be involved. A series full of intrigue, action, survivals, romance and danger. Completely captivating and brilliant!!

- Blink...part two5 star

This second book in the False series is written from Duff's point of view. Lily and Duff try hard to fight their attraction. Can he keep her safe? The secrets start to unravel. In true Meli Raine style, the twists and turns pull you in and keep you guessing. Who's really on the good side? As Lily and Duff get closer so does the danger. Another well written, keeps you on edge, can't wait for the next one, book.

- Gripping journey!5 star

Heart pounding thrill ride, sweetly sexy, fun, witty and action packed mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat wonder just what new twist will happen next..... it was so exciting to get Duff's point of view in this journey has it all the danger, intrigue, uncertain loyalties, unexpected turns and unrelenting passion you could ask for. Can't wait for False Start!

- Enjoyed.4 star

False Hope by Meli Raine is book Two in the False Series. This continues the story of Lily and how she is dealing with being almost killed with the killer still looking over her shoulder. You really should read the previous book 'False Memory' first. This is a thrilling story that continues with thoughts from Duff. Duff is trying to get Lily to trust him but that is a slow process with her being scared. Duff tries to protect her the best he can even from herself if need be. Their story does continue into the next book 'False Start'. Can't wait for the next installment.

- Obsessed with Duff !!5 star

OH MY God!! I am obsessed with Meli Raine AND this series. Just finished and I’m jonsing for more! Just when I thought I knew exactly what would happen, or WHO was doing it, Meli throws me for a loop!! Talk about a page turner. I think I started to sweat toward the end. I absolutely LOVE Duff. He’s so protective of Lily, and honestly so bad *ss!! Lily is so strong in the FH, her and Duff playing off and complimenting one another. Although reading this book from Duff’s POV is perfect. Meli writes a Bang up male POV!! All of the new secrets we learn in False Hope are key points that are pulling this whole mystery together. ALMOST…..and secrets I NEVER saw coming. All the key players in this crazy train show up, Jane, Silas, Drew. It’s why I keep coming back for more. False Hope reads fast and furious, details coming flying at you. And I can’t wait for the next.

- Oh What A Tangled Web!5 star

I'm not sure anyone can craft a romantic thriller like Meli Raine does. At least no author I've yet to read. These stories just continue to develop and build off one another in ways that no one (other than apparently Meli Raine) could have imagined. False Hope, the second book of the False trilogy, which built off the Harmless and then Shameless trilogies (and even the Breaking Away and Coming Home trilogies preceding these), continues the saga from the perspective of Lily and Duff. Lily, the wrongly attacked victim (whom her attempted killer believed to be Jane), is still recovering several months after finally awakening from her 14 month coma. Duff, originally Jane's bodyguard when Lily was mistakenly shot, has become Lily's primary security since the attack. But we learn that Duff also has intertwined secrets and his own personal agenda which no one was aware of. Add to this the romantic relationship developing between Lily and Duff and you're further hooked . A series of continuing crises and issues clearly reflect that, at this point, neither Jane nor Lily are safe. This is extremely difficult for the security detail to understand and connect, as all the thus far known and identified players within this extensive web of evildoers have been destroyed. It obviously goes much further and deeper than anyone had ever imagined. No one is able to be fully trusted and no one seems to be really safe. I truly can no longer conceive of where, when or how this storyline will finally be completely resolved with all the heroes and heroines safe and all the villains identified, incapacitated and inactivated. I'm totally in awe of Meli Raine's ability to so flawlessly connect and interweave these characters and their stories together and keep us (readers) worshipfully awaiting the next volume. As much as I might think otherwise, maybe I really don't want it to end.

- Anticipating the next!5 star

Second in this newest series. I had a hard time with this book, the previous stories (there are several that string together and wrap around a common theme). This installment was slow in spots, then the pace picked up and interest peaked. Waiting for the next, because this ends at a really inconvenient place. Anticipating the next.

- A Tale Well Spun5 star

Amazing! This second book from Duff’s POV gives a lot of insight into who he really is. While the quest for the truth continues, new questions arise as fast as some are answered. The story is rather like a spiderweb—each person/action a thread connected or intersecting in some way, and spun by someone very deadly. It leaves you anxiously waiting for the next book. I voluntarily reviewed this Advance Reader Copy.

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- "False Hope" (False 2) by Meli Raine5 star

A fabulous and exciting continuation of book 1.

- Lily and Duff!5 star

The second story in the trilogy starts where False Memory left us hanging. In this installment we get Duff’s POV and it great to see his perspective of the situation and their relationship. This twisty tale clears up some of the mysteries however every answer seems to raise another question so you are left wondering what could possibly be coming next. The relationship between Lily and Duff begins to heat up as well as the suspense. It all climaxes into a cliffhanger that leaves us wanting False Start now. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

- There are so many layers of secrets5 star

This is an author who is amazingly good at leaving me speechless. I don’t even know where to start with book, and how to say anything without giving away big spoilers. I guess, maybe, I start with my favorite part of this story: I adore that it’s told from Duff’s point of view. We get to be up close and personal with how he thinks and feels – especially since he’s been so good at the emotionless façade for as long as we’ve known him. There are so many layers of secrets and conspiracies and counter-plots. Every time one is peeled away, it’s only to discover that there’s so much more going on behind it. And the tangled family trees just keep getting more and more complex. I can’t wait to see how this series ends. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the author.

- Hang onto your seat4 star

A gripping tale. Plenty of suspense and intrigue. Don’t know who to trust. Recommend this one.

- Only hope the ending....5 star

Wow what a fab book. Love the intricate twists and turns and the blooming relationship. Can’t wait for the last book....

- Fascinating!5 star

I am so hooked on this story and can't wait to see what happens in the third book of the series. The only criticism would be is that there is a little too much of the internal narrative of Duff.

- False Hope5 star

Oh my goodness! I just cannot stop reading! Great book.👍👍👍👍👍😁

- Great read!5 star

Book two of three, this one is read from Duff’s viewpoint. You learn a lot more about his past, as well as see his relationship with Lily progress, as he lets his guard down with her. There are more twists and turns and as always, the ending was crazy! Can’t wait to read the conclusion to this series! Love!

- Another winner from Meli5 star

Wow, such a great book! Once again Meli has kept me up late reading into the night. Brilliant writing, great characters, and oh, that cliffhanger ending! How will I ever make it through until book 3 is released?? Please don’t ever retire from writing Meli.

- Not the end....1 star

Really enjoyed the first book but was very disappointed that it ended with so many loose ends and questions. So I purchased the second book only to be met with the same kind of ending. So after finishing two books still feel like I haven’t finished one!!! Won’t be buying the next book as it might not have an ending!

- Confusing2 star

This is second book in series definitely not as good as first a lot of padding and quite confusing I skipped loads of pages then get to the end to find another book to complete the series well I’m not going to bother I think it’s a bit cheeky to have one story over three books and expensive

- Chasing the truth.5 star

If there’s one thing Meli raine knows how to do, it’s writing a suspenseful novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and with False Hope, book 2 in the ‘False’ series, she does just that. This time the story is written in Duff’s POV giving us that insight into his head that was missing from book 1. I much prefer books that have a dual POV but this at least lets us see how the man thinks and why he acts the way he does. Duff is stoic, but so damn hot too, and it’s easy to see why Lily finds it hard to resist him. But with the continuing mysteries that surround them, that only sprout more secrets and conspiracies, it’s a battle to keep everything in place. It just makes you want to know. What’s at the heart of this and who is ultimately behind it all? I guess we’ll find out when all is revealed with book 3, False Start.

- False Hope5 star

Oh my goodness my heart is racing, my mind is in a whirl, what is next! This second book follows Duff as he tries to keep Lily alive and what an adventure that is. There is so much going on, so many questions to answer and so much suspense that I found myself holding my breath waiting for the next episode. I loved this story, if anything it was better than the first. You have GOT to read it I cannot recommend it highly enough.

- Thrilling and exciting!5 star

After a fairly slow start, False Hope soon picked up pace and once the revelations started, they kept on coming. However, as soon as one mystery was explained, another arrived to take its place. I loved the complexity of the plot, multi layered and intriguing, it really keeps you on your toes. There’s not just perceived threats here, the danger and violence in this second book of the trilogy not only psychological but physical too. It’s wild, heart pounding stuff, which had me holding my breath and turning the pages as fast as I could. My only slight criticism would be the frequent moving of Lily from one location to another, a place deemed as safe suddenly becoming unsafe with no real explanation as to why. I realise in some instances this was necessary for the progress of the plot but I found it distracting at times. Duff has more than one agenda and there’s obviously so much more going on here than meets the eye. I’ve no idea what and the tension just keeps building. Lily is a fantastic character. A real fighter, a survivor, but she can’t seem to catch a break. She’s the key to something but we don’t find out what that is just yet. Thrilling and exciting, I loved the edge of your seat moments this author has created, not to mention the cliffhanger of all cliffhanger endings, which left me with my heart in my mouth. Oh what a tangled web we weave ...

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not everyone can win, but lets fill losers with false hope so they keep playing.

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