REVIEW – WHAT HE ALWAYS KNEW (What He Doesn’t Know Duet #2) by Kandi Steiner


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.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE+++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

My heart was forever severed, destined to exist in two equal halves—one with each man. But one half beat stronger, one half had the vein that ran deepest, and one half held my choice in silence well before I ever admitted it out loud.

The other half would always be a part of me, but in a softer way—a more subdued beating, a quieter presence, a different kind of life support.

A different kind of love.



I’m still reeling from the roller coaster of emotions this story made me suffer through. This was simply one FANTASTIC series!! The angst was unbearable at times but the outcome was so worth the torture. In the first half of the duet, I thought I knew which man deserved to be with Charlie but by the end of it, a little seed of doubt had been planted in my mind. From the beginning of this second half of the duet, my mind and heart had picked the guy, and although I often felt that he was too good for Charlie, I did want him to be happy and only Charlie was going to make that happen for him! The plot development helped me decide early on how I wanted the story to end and I am thankful for that because I don’t think my heart could have taken being torn down the middle the way Charlie’s was.

Reese and Cameron are each determined to win Charlie’s heart. She loves both of them but knows that in two months, she’ll have to break one of their hearts when she has to let them go. It’s a slow and painful kind of torture for her. Although during book one I had sympathy for her, in this second half of the story I thought she was selfish and even a bit cruel. If it were up to me, I would have had her lose both men.



To give any more details would definitely be considered a spoiler. All I can tell you is that I am happy with how it turned out and if my guy weren’t chosen, this would have been a four instead of a five-star read. I will say that towards the end I thought Charlie was going to choose wrong and tears were streaming down my face! The author was just a little evil for throwing that curveball in there like that!!

Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 5++++
Heroine: 4
Plot: 5+++++
Angst: 5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

WHAT HE ALWAYS KNEW is currently available! This is one series that I guarantee you will want to devour!

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