Monday, March 3, 2014

Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #2) by Molly McAdams

Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies, #2)Author: Molly McAdams
Publication: March 4, 2014
By: William Morrow Paperbacks
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3.75 Stars!

The irresistible, blazing-hot sequel to New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams's Forgiving Lies.

Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they've had, she's ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there's something else waiting—something threatening to tear them apart.

Kash is ready for it all with Rach. Especially if all includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. With his line of work, he knows how short life can be, and doesn't want to waste another minute of theirs. But now his past as an undercover narcotics agent has come back to haunt him ... and it's the girl he loves who's caught in the middle.

Trent Cruz's orders are clear: take the girl. But there's something about this girl that has him changing the rules and playing a dangerous game to keep her safe. When his time as Rachel's protector runs out, he will turn his back on the only life he's known, and risk everything, if it means getting her out alive.

I received this ARC from William Morrow and Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. 

I like the covers for this series a lot and it's not just because of the guy's lip ring. Not really.

DECEIVING LIES, the sequel to FORGIVING LIES, isn't your average run of the mill "break up" book and I actually enjoyed it more than the first one. Told from alternating POVs, it still has it's issues, just like Rachel and Kash, (the excessive exclamation points are still distracting), but the characters themselves were much more interesting. (I want a Trip of my own now.)

FORGIVING LIES ended with a cliff hanger, one I thought was pretty clever on Molly McAdams part, and I expected that to be the starting point in this book, but it wasn't. Instead, it starts out a little before the end of book one, filling in scenes we as the reader aren't privy to and setting the stage for a roller coaster ride of action, suspense and severed body parts.

Yeah, you read that last part right.

The inclusion of Trent's character rocks the "Kash + Sour Patch Forever" love boat and leaves them both with questions about their future. Maybe, despite all they've already been through, and all that they continue to go through, they don't really want the same things after all.

Maybe pancakes aren't really their thing.

Maybe they are.

Maybe you'll just have to read it to find out for yourself. And those aforementioned severed body parts. You know you're curious. ;)

The epilogue ties up any lose ends and the sneak peak of CAPTURING PEACE gives a hint of what's coming next from McAdams. Fans will not be disappointed!

Review also posted at YABC and everywhere else on the internet.

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