Love Lies Beneath (Love Lies Beneath, #1) by Ellen Hopkins

Love Lies Beneath (Love Lies Beneath, #1)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Collateral comes a gripping novel about a woman caught in a love affair that could be her salvation ... or her undoing.Tara is gorgeous, affluent, and forty. She lives in an impeccably restored Russian Hill mansion in San Francisco. Once a widow, twice divorced, she's a woman with a past she prefers keeping to herself.Enter Cavin Lattimore. He's handsome, kind, charming, and the surgeon assigned to...

Details Love Lies Beneath (Love Lies Beneath, #1)

TitleLove Lies Beneath (Love Lies Beneath, #1)
Release DateJul 21st, 2015
PublisherAtria Books
GenreFiction, Adult, Romance

Reviews Love Lies Beneath (Love Lies Beneath, #1)

  • Melissa
    I’m kind of embarrassed to admit how long this book has been sitting on my shelf, patiently waiting for a little bit of attention. For some reason, I let the not so favorable reviews sway me and what a mistake that turned out to be. Just goes to show, no two people ever read the same book. Above all else, for me, Tara’s story was fun. Refreshing. Surprising. And even a tad suspenseful. Three divorces and some savvy investments later, Tara is ...
  • Bonnie
    Warning: Spoilers ahead.I don’t even know where to begin with this epic disaster. I’m just as shocked as you are… Ellen Hopkins! One of my all-time favorites! The one I’ve always been able to rely on for a beautifully written story with a moving plot. Love Lies Beneath was nothing like I’ve come to expect from Hopkins and while change isn’t necessarily a bad thing in this case she strayed from her verse style and opted for a typical s...
  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
    Thank you NetGalley and Atria Books for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.DNF = 31%I am sorry but I just cannot stand the main character of this book. She completely gets on my nerves and I don't have any ounce of sympathy of her miserable life despite of being rich. She's so cruel and arrogant. I just couldn't stand her acting like so superior, belittling other people because she's THAT powerful and she randomly hooked up with me...
  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:Penelope is one of those rare young things whose obviously natural curves and fawn suede complexion rival anything my pricey plastic surgeon could accomplish. If I had hackles, they’d be bristling.The woman always could stun me silent. She circles the room again, trailing haughtiness like perfume.My Review:There was something about the slow build of this story that kept me on edge while unable and unwilling to put my kindle down...
  • Elyse Walters
    This is the type of book a reader could love to 'trash-chat'...(all in fun). 3.8 rating!Like the day after the Oscar awards...'trash-the-Oscars' -chats. (one of my favorite days of the year). lol This is a 'party' book....( gotta invite your friends to read with you), so 'You' each can be as nasty as any of the any given time! MUCH to book-chat about. Tara has a ski accident... (Welcome to MY WORLD)....Needs surgery...(welcome t...
  • Kristy
    Tara is a lovely forty-year who is once widowed, twice divorced. She's independent, both financially and in her relationships. She had a tough childhood with an unpredictable and volatile mother. Then, while skiing with her sister, Tara injuries her knee. As such, she meets Cavin, a handsome orthopedic surgeon. Tara quickly finds herself falling for Cavin, who is charismatic and wealthy. After her surgery, she moves in with Cavin and is dependent...
  • Wendy
    This is the first adult novel of Ellen Hopkins that I have read besides her YA poetic novels and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't guess the ending which made the book so much more enjoyable. I'll definitely be reading more of her adult novels.
  • Jennie
    The writing is interesting. However, the reveal is so long coming and so unsatisfying that it betrays any tension that has built up.
  • Kristine
    Original review can be found at**I received an advanced readers copy from Atria Books via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**I wanted to like this book so bad and I really, really tried. From the synopsis it sounded like it was going to be a page turning thriller filled with suspense but with only 20 minutes left in the book I was still waiting for something to happen. At that point I ...
  • Lori
    SPOILER ALERT!I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was the first time I've read a novel an adult novel by Ellen Hopkins. I've read almost all of her young adult verse novels so I was looking forward to this one to see how similar or different it would be. To be honest, I was hooked from the beginning. Tara is a strong female and after three marriages enjoys independence and the good life. I lik...
  • Ellie
    Being completely honest, I didn't like this book at all. The "action" that the description describes really never happens. She is not held hostage in the house with him. Secondly, the main character is completely unbelievable. She's sassy and a man-user, then she's completely head over heels wishy-washy in love and agrees to marry him that soon? I do not buy this at all.The poems in between the sections are weird, frankly. The sex scenes were unn...
  • Jamie
  • Joli
    Rating 4.5 of 5As a long time fan of Ellen Hopkins and her books, I always experience great excitement when I know she has a new book coming out. I love her writing style and the depth that she goes to reveal the lives of her characters. I went in blindly reading Love Lives Beneath knowing that it was an adult novel, but not much else since I hadn't read the synopsis or book description. When I began reading the novel, I was surprised to discover...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    This wasn't that great. For me, I was expecting a huge thriller with tons of twists. Who to trust, who not to trust. But, that was the last thing I got. On the roller coaster I expected, all it had were some flat lines and a few hills. All the things described in the description happened about 70% in. It was definitely more women's fiction than anything. Tara's, our main character, journey through finding her fourth husband and choosing to stay w...
  • Daisy
    Wow! I have read most of Ellen Hopkins YA books and really enjoyed them. I love the way they written. This book is definitely an adult book and it blew me away. Ellen is definitely one of my favorite authors. I hope she continues to write both genres.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a little romance mixed with intrigue and mystery.
  • Talk Supe
    I didn't get the point of this book. So she's a black widow? A C-word? Tara was interesting at first then just became flat til the end. If there was a character development, I didn't notice it. If she had redeeming qualities, I didn't see much of it either.
  • Denise
    3.0 out of 5 stars - "...some cracks can't be mortared."Can a 40 something rich widow who is also twice divorced find true love after a lifetime of forgettable marriages, casual flirtations, risky sexual liaisons, and manipulative relationships? Tara is determined to find out when she meets the handsome orthopedic surgeon, Cavin Lattimore, after a ski accident leaves her with a blown-out knee requiring extensive rehab. She falls for him but there...
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This review was originally posted on Books and LaddersI am a huge fan of Ellen Hopkins, so of course I jumped at the chance to read and review her newest adult fiction novel! I wasn't too sure about the idea of prose over poetry, but I do think that it was still laid out in a good, Hopkins style.But this wasn't great, it was good. I was expecting a thriller with a lo...
  • Maya
    I still haven't figured out what I want to rate this novel. On one hand, I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the twist at the end and enjoyed the writing style and enjoyed the thriller style that I'm not used to seeing from Ellen Hopkins.On the other hand, the characters were incredibly annoying. I don't need a character's wealth thrown in my face every couple of pages (and Graham's character was so so bad! SO BAD!).
  • Debbe
    Okay Ellen Hopkins, I hope you read these reviews. Stick to young adult and to the original way of writing. This didn't do a thing for me, you try to build us up to a great ending. What a let down!!!Was it just me? Was I the only one that didn't like this book and her style? Till this book came out I couldn't for the next one, now not so much! Please please please go back to the other form of writing!
  • Hope
    Ellen Hopkins is my favorite author and I'm so sad to say I've given her a two star review, but what was this book? Really? For being written by Ellen Hopkins, it was pathetic and barely a novel. The characters (all but one) sucked. The plot sucked. There was no real climax. And the "big plot twist" that Ellen Hopkins always has at the end of her books, was barely a twist at all. And the story was left off in such a horrible way that 1. Made me m...
  • hayden
    This is my first adult novel from Ellen Hopkins (I have Triangles on my shelf, too, but I haven't gotten to it yet). It is also her first novel ever written in prose. Those of you who have been with Hopkins as long as I have--back since good ol' Crank, a decade ago--were probably surprised by this development. I was, too, at first, but after reading Love Lies Beneath, it makes complete sense.Tara is forty years old, smokin' hot, affluent, white ....
  • Emily Huckstep
    Warning: Some spoilers ahead.I really, REALLY wanted to like this novel. I tried so hard to like this novel. It just wasn't happening.Tara is a 40-something twice-divorced widow who is extremely affluent and (let's face it) a manipulative man-user. That became old very quickly. You can't get a grip on this character because of her nuances of being a person who doesn't care about other people. When the book opens with what is basically her persona...
  • January
    I almost didn't read this one based on the bad reviews it got! I'm really glad I don't always judge a book by its reviews because I loved this one! I figured even a bad Hopkins book is better than most books anyway!This book tells the story of Tara...a woman with a rough childhood but now very wealthy and has been divorced three times! She has a ski accident and meets a very handsome doctor and they fall in love! I really enjoyed the main charact...
  • Jennifer
    A fast paced and sexy thriller. Can’t wait for the sequel!
  • Emma Lauren
    Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins was her first public attempt at writing a novel in a non-poetry based style, and I must say that I am extremely impressed. The writing was raw, thorough, detailed, and extremely riveting. While I expected the book about a semi-bedridden woman falling in love with a new man to be somewhat Misery-esque, it was actually much deeper and more suspenseful, leaving me unaware of the actual ending until... the ending. I...
  • Caryn
    I think Ellen Hopkins is a genius writing in verse so I was surprised this book was in prose, but you could definitely tell it was her because it had her signature voice. It had me quickly turning the pages and was a fast read, but I disliked the main character too much for a higher rating.
  • Susan
    Don't bother. Really like her other books, this one was vapid and poorly written. Never went anywhere, awful ending. Disappointed.
  • Kayla
    This book had me hooked since the beginning. But, the end.... WOW! I never seen it coming. I was so shocked by the information I sat for about 30 minutes processing it... haha. This book was awesome! Of course I haven't found one of Ellen Hopkins books I haven't loved!!! If you haven't read this, do immediately!!!