False Start - Meli Raine

False Start

Artist Meli Raine

  • Release Date: 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 333 Ratings


This isn't how my life is supposed to end.
Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to deceive.
Powerful people want my rescuer to die. I'm just a lure. A pawn. An object.
But objects hold meaning. Emotions attach themselves without logic.
Like love.
I now know that Duff will do everything to protect me.
If he gets here in time. And if I can hold on long enough.
Because my body can only handle so much. Pushed to the limits, it's finally giving out. Giving way.
Giving up.
I know Duff, though.
He never will.

Read the stunning conclusion to USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine’s False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.


  • False Start

    By slickghh
    Great book. Once again Meli keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end. As always she leaves you wanting more.
  • Brilliant!

    By Cali Jewel
    Wow just wow, this series started so strong and ended even stronger... The emotional trills, action packed chills and gripping story line make this adventure a must read for any romantic mystery lover... Loved it!
  • Full of suspense!

    By Sandialys
    Love this series, full of suspense and twist and turns. It has kept me on my toes, never knowing what is going to happen next. Definitely one of my go to authors.
  • Mind blowing!

    By Troy.taylor0803
    I absolutely love Duff & Lily! They have such a sweet, innocent relationship for most of this series, but oh their chemistry is so hot. This series & it’s companion series are amazing & thought provoking & mind blowing. I’m so excited for Stateless & more revelations!
  • False Start is amazing!

    By Bearbearkitty
    Lily is taken, Duff is drugged and Romeo is in charge. Will Duff be able to find Lily before it’s too late, before Romeo kills her, or worse. This is the fast paced conclusion to the False trilogy featuring Duff macho bodyguard and Lily victim of a gunshot meant for someone else, but they are so much more to each other. This is the end of this trilogy but looks like it may be the beginning of the next.
  • The good guys win!

    By eleark
    Such a great story with so many twists and turns. Lily needs to decide who to trust with her true memory? Finding out someone you should trust, maybe isn’t the one you should. It’s tough knowing who the bad guys are these days. If you’re looking for political intrigue, a past worth remembering, and having so many pieces of your life questioned by you and for you, then read this series.
  • Exciting Read

    By sissymae68
    False Start by Meli Raine is book Three 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' and 'False Hope' first. This book starts up where we were left off in the previous book. Duff works to save Lily from danger and to keep her safe. We get answers to some of the questions that the other books brought forward. This book does end with Duff getting a lead of his brother Wyatt but we do get the ending story we have been reading toward. Great page turning story.
  • Shocking conclusion!

    By Erin ~ Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    4.5 Stars This trilogy comes to a shocking conclusion in False Start. My heart was racing from the very first page and didn’t slow down until well after finishing. Throughout this series, Lily has been faced with unimaginable situations. Her strength and resiliency were incredible. She had an immense drive to heal, to find a new normal, it was amazing to witness. Then you add in Duff who was such a surprise. He was an enigma. You knew that he was special, that there was so much more than we could and boy were we right. As if things weren’t complex enough, Duff takes this whole mystery even deeper. While we see things come together for Lily and Sean, we are still left with unanswered questions. Raine leaves the mystery unfinished as the story will continue in the next trilogy. I am thrilled with the direction she is taking us and I cannot wait to dive into whatever she throws at us next.
  • Lily and Sean love them

    By banygirl198731
    Absolutely loved the series
  • Great end to the False Series

    By Lisa Somerville
    False Start is Book #3 in the False series. In this captivating book we get answers to the cliffhangers in the previous books in the series and continues the story of Duff trying to keep Lily safe. Lily ends up being captured by Romeo who also drugs Duff. Duff's secrets from the past come to light and with the help of Drew and Silas they are able to help save Lily. While being held captive by Romeo Lily learns things about why she got shot instead of Jane and also about Stateless. She also see's someone who looks like Duff, this someone turns out to be Duff's brother Wyatt who was kidnapped years ago as a child. While Lily is recovering again, bits and pieces start to come back to her and she tells Duff she saw his brother. The ending to this fabulous series is also the beginning of a new one! I can't wait to read Wyatt's story!