Forgiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #1)

 
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Forgiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #1)
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18+
Release Date
October 29, 2013
ISBN
978-0062267740
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A matter of secrets . . . Undercover cop Logan "Kash" Ryan can't afford a distraction like his new neighbor Rachel Masters, even if she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. To catch a serial killer, he needs to stay focused, yet all he can think about is the feisty, long-legged coed whose guarded nature intrigues him. A matter of lies . . . Deceived and hurt before, Rachel would rather be a single, crazy cat lady than trust another guy, especially a gorgeous, tattooed bad boy with a Harley, like Kash. But when his liquid-steel eyes meet hers, it takes all of Rachel's willpower to stop herself from exploring his hot body with her own. A matter of love . . . As much as they try to keep it platonic, the friction between them sparks an irresistible heat that soon consumes them. Can Kash keep Rachel's heart and her life safe even as he risks his own? Will she be able to forgive his lies . . . or will she run when she discovers the dangerous truth?

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(Updated: February 16, 2014)
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3.3
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This was my first Molly McAdams book and it was entertaining; I liked Kash and the plot varied a little from other NAs on the market, but it still didn't blow me away like I wanted it too. There were parts that seemed far fetched and the over abundance of exclamation points was distracting. It was like everyone was shouting at each other all the time.

A large majority of NA stories involve abuse or attacks of some kind and this one was no different. However, the tension between those involved and how it was handled made it hard for me to connect with the characters because it didn't seem plausible.

Then there's the relationship that develops between Rachel and Kash. It's fast, furious and at times, intense but he is a genuinely good guy who has her best intentions at heart. The supporting cast of characters are a colorful mix as well and a cliffhanger at the end that I wasn't expecting, but it ties up a part of the plot that I was afraid was going to be left open.

I don't know that this was the book for me, BUT fans of Abbi Glines, Jay Crownover and even JLA will probably enjoy this one too.
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Are you skanked out?
Overall rating 
 
3.0
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3.0
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3.0
I guess I can’t say that I hated this book. If it were a Lifetime movie (and it definitely has the premise for one), I’d be all over it. Girl with a messed up past saved by the sexy undercover cop next door? Does Mrs. McAdams write for Lifetime? The woman should.

So, if you’re looking for a weekend read that includes a somewhat strong heroine, a disturbing rape scene brought to you by the creepy ass Blake, a man named Kash who lets his feelings get the best of him, and a bitch best friend, you’ve made it. Welcome to Forgiving Lies.

Forgiving Lies is easy to get lost in, but has a very heavy tone. And once I got around page 61, I soon realized I had gotten more than I bargained for.

Rachel is a nice girl with a pretty good life. However, she lets everyone else lead it for her.

She followed her best friend Candice to college in Austin, even though it is not where she wanted to be. Rachel lets Candice push her to going on a date with her cousin Blake. She forced her into his arms, and refused to believe Rachel when she said he was a freakin creep. This was the first time I made a note of Candice being a terrible friend. Actual friends believe you when you say you were just assaulted. Candice got pissed off at her for even having the audacity to accuse her cousin. Bitch. Absolute bitch.

So after that whole situation, I was wary to read on. If that’s how the first few chapters were, I was positive that Candice’s attitude and Rachel’s passive nature would bug me.

Enter Kash, undercover cop. Tattooed “bad boy”. Emotional not so man of steel. He takes to Rachel instantly and gives Candice to his friend, Mason.

Mason is the only character in this book with any kind of common sense. I swear to God, he is the only voice of reason here.

But anyways, Kash doesn’t tell Rachel about his undercover life and Rachel will soon get pissed at this as if she doesn’t consider that he is just trying to protect her and himself!

At one point, he is trying to coax Rachel into talking about the night she was assaulted and he gets it all wrong. Honey, forcing it from her is almost as bad as the rape. This is only one of the times he lets his emotions take the wheel. (See? Total Lifetime movie right here).

Now, let’s talk about being “skanked out”. What is it? Is it what Candice is 100% of the time? Cause that would include sleeping with every guy you meet, locking your best friend out of your house to do so and not giving two shits?

Or is it Me about 50% of the time? Driving to the supermarket in sweats, with my hair tied up and no makeup on, not caring who sees? I believe it is this one and every time it was mentioned, it threw me. I couldn’t get around this phrase.

And despite all of that, I am almost positive that I will read the next one. Why? Because it has the worst ending from hell and I must know what happens.
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