What He Always Knew by Kandi Steiner
Release Date: March 29, 2018
What He Doesn’t Know Duet Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Left or right.
It’s that simple, and it isn’t simple at all.
If I turn left, the road will lead me back to the man I promised my life to, the one I’d imagined building a family with, the one who’s done everything in his power to get me back.
If I turn right, the road will take me to the man I loved first, the man who brought me back to life, the man who would do anything to keep me.
I knew the fork in the road was inevitable; it was the decision I never wanted to make between choices I didn’t know I had.
And I love them both.
My heart is destined to exist in two equal halves — one with each man. But one half beats stronger, the vein running deepest, and holds my choice in silence long before I know it for myself.
The realization of what I have to do, of the heart I have to break, just might break mine too.
Left or right.
All I have to do is take a breath and turn.
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I’m speechless and honestly don’t know where to start. What He Always Knew was definitely not what I was expecting. At all. My heart, mind, and soul went through an emotional wringer with this book, heck the entire What He Doesn’t Know Duet, and I don’t know if I’ll ever recover.
What He Always Knew was an extremely emotional, heartbreaking, and angsty conclusion to the What He Doesn’t Know Duet, and even though there were certain aspects and parts that I didn’t like, I still enjoyed reading it. Kandi Steiner is definitely the queen of angsty, emotional romances, and I honestly don’t know how she does it. Going into this duet, I thought my heart and mind could handle it, but I was wrong, and if it was difficult for me as the reader, I can’t imagine how hard it was as the writer. I give Kandi huge applause for that alone. I’ve never been a fan of love triangles and cheating, and while this duet definitely had both, I’m glad I took a chance on it. I became wholeheartedly invested in Cameron, Charlie, and Reese’s strange and very complicated relationship, and although there were times that severely frustrated and annoyed me, I’m glad I was able to read their story. It definitely didn’t turn out how I thought it would, but I certainly won’t forget it anytime soon.
After reading the first book, What He Doesn’t Know, I thought for sure I knew who I wanted Charlie to choose in the end, but in What He Always Knew, I was utterly confused and torn between Cameron and Reese. I went back and forth so many times that I was physically and emotionally exhausted by the time I reached the end of this book. I’m not going to tell you who Charlie chose, that would be cruel of me and I would never do that to you, but I will say that I was shocked by the turn of events at the end. However, I was happy and satisfied with the conclusion to the crazy, emotional, and angst-ridden journey that was the What He Doesn’t Know Duet.
What He Always Knew was an intensely emotional, heartbreaking, and angsty conclusion to the What He Doesn’t Know Duet, and Kandi Steiner did a great job with all of it. Even though I don’t prefer to read books that are full of angst, drama, and tons of emotional trauma, I would recommend the What He Doesn’t Know Duet to anyone who does love those aspects in their romance novels. You definitely won’t be disappointed!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.