Book Review & Spotlight: Lie To Me by Natasha Preston

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Book Review & Spotlight: Lie To Me by Natasha Preston

I received this book for free from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review & Spotlight: Lie To Me by Natasha PrestonLie To Me by Natasha Preston
on April 23, 2018
Cover Design: Sofie Hartley at Hart and Bailey Design Co
Format: Digital, print
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 368
Source: InkSlinger PR
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At nineteen, Savannah Dean escaped her family, leaving behind a note and the people who caused her so much pain.

Now, she lives on her own and keeps to herself.

At nineteen, Kent Lawson’s girlfriend betrayed him, leaving him behind with a broken heart and a whole lot of mistrust in women.
Now, he lives on his own and shares himself with nearly every pretty thing that walks by but only for one night.

When Savannah and Kent meet, they can’t stand each other.

Kent knows she’s hiding something, and he despises liars.

And Savannah has nothing but secrets.

 

 

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New Adult, Contemporary Romance.

Dual-POV.

 

  • Addictiveness: Highly Addictive. I couldn’t put this book down.
  • Character: hero 4/5, heroine 4/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5  Yes!!! They were all so easy to love, connect and understand. Kent was a jerk for a bit, but after he let go of his fear, he was wonderful. He did have a too-stupid-too-live moment, but at 25 we all have lots of those. Savannah was tentative at the beginning. She really had a huge growth arch during the story and it was great to see her coming out of her shell. In fact, Kent was the one that gave her the strength to do it. He brought the best out of her. She also had some TSTL moments, but again, youth is the time for that. 🙂 So many great secondary characters. Kent’s family is amazing, from his parents to siblings. Kent’s friends were also great.
  • Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, subtitle 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers and I love to “read”snippets of the story on it. This cover is perfect! This is a scene of the book, which really worked here. I loved it! The title couldn’t be any better and the colors/font worked! I would buy this book without reading the blurb!!!
  • Freshness: There is nothing, wow, this is so original; but it feels fresh. When the reader thinks he knows it all, the author gave a twist to mixed it up. It felt unique!
  • Plot: believable 3.5/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 4/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5  Good opening and wonderful ending. Great conflict and fun dialogues. The pace is ok with enough subplots to enhance the story. A few unexpected twists here and there, that makes this story very enjoyable. I liked how the story arch progressed here. It didn’t feel rushed. They started not liking each other much, then as they started talking they started to see that their preconceived notions were just that. There is some laughs here, but there is also a bit of angst. A really good plot!
  • Romance: believable 4/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 4/5 I loved it! They were perfect to each other.  Their chemistry could be felt from the beginning even when Kent was an ass. After a while things go HOT! Really HOT! Amazing smut, with great description, but all pertinent to the plot. Great love story!
  • Writing Style: I loved it! Amazing characters, great plot with steamy romance. What is not to like?

  • I don’t know. I can’t think of anything now.

My first book by the author, but definitely not my last. In fact, I’m doing a bit of stalking to see if there are more books out there with some of these secondary characters. I really hope Heidy, Toby and Max get their own books.

31/35 STARS –  4 STARS (4 stars between 28 and 31 stars)

Addictiveness: 4.5 Character: 4.5  Cover: 5 Freshness: 4  Plot: 4  Romance: 4.5 Writing Style: 4.5

  • Action 2/5
  • Angst 3/5
  • Darkness 0/5
  • Humor 3/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 0/5
  • Would I recommend? I would recommend this book for everyone that enjoys romance with a bit of fun and angst. 
  • Would I re-read this book? YES!
  • Would I re-read this series?  I think is a stand-alone, but I would read a series with these characters.
  • Would I read more from the author? Yes,  looking forward to.

You MAY read this because you like the author; you SHOULD read this because you like new adult romance; you MUST read this because there is a bit of everything a good romance needs!!!

 

 

 

Wednesday rolls around way too fast. I have a whole evening with Savannah. It’s been really nice these past four days that she’s been out of my life. Yet, the whole time, I’ve been craving the way we snip at each other.

I need help.

I cut my engine outside her building and look up. Apparently, she lives up on the first floor and faces out toward the road.

Is she looking at me right now?

Why I feel the need to get out and buzz her apartment, I don’t know, but somehow, I find myself getting out of the car and walking toward the building. I stop at the front door, realising that Heidi told me what floor Savannah is on but not the number. Or she might have told me, and I just didn’t listen.

This is a great start.

I’m about to call my sister when I see Savannah through the glass, walking down the stairs to ground level.

Fuck me.

Has she always looked like that?

She’s wearing a pair of dark blue skinny jeans and a grey off-the-shoulder shirt, but she looks sexier than any other woman I’ve ever seen in a little dress.

Why don’t I like her again?

Her steely eyes, looking even more prominent with the colour of her top, warily eye me. Our last encounter wasn’t exactly pleasant.

She opens the door and smiles. “Hi, Kent.”

My back stiffens. “Savannah.”

“Are you sure you don’t mind taking me tonight? I can Uber.”

And there it is. This is why she fucking bothers me so much. I feel like telling her to call a fucking Uber then. She always sounds so unsure of herself, like every tiny thing a person does for her is some massive inconvenience. Why?

“It’s fine,” I spit.

She folds her arms, carefully because her fractured arm hasn’t healed. It does take away a little of the dramatic flair she was going for. “Do you need to take a nap before we go?”

“What?”

“You’re cranky.”

“You’re too polite.”

“Being polite is a bad thing?”

I flex my jaw. “Yes.”

“Fine. Get in the car, and take me.”

The intent behind her words is clear; however, I hear it completely different and laugh.

She rolls her eyes. “Don’t be a knobhead, Kent. Take me to your parents’ house, I mean.”

“Knobhead. I’ve not heard that one in a while.”

Savannah takes another long breath. “I really don’t know why I thought accepting a lift from you would be a good idea. In fact, I didn’t. I stillthink it’s a bad idea.”

“You always follow through with bad ideas?”

“Tonight, I am.”

Fuck yeah. I love this fighting side of her. It’s like, when I rile her up enough, the cover slips, revealing the real Savannah. I’m not sure if she’s hiding something the way Freya was.

“You should work on that. I don’t do anything I don’t want to.”

She tilts her head to the side, fire and determination in her eyes. “Oh, you wanted me to come tonight? And you wanted to be the one to pick me up?”

“You’re hot when you’re angry, Savannah.”

Actually, she’s hot all the time. It’s just, right now, she’s the whole package.

“You always use bullshit like that to deflect from someone calling you out?”

“You’re the first woman to call me out.”

“Why doesn’t that surprise me?” she mutters.

“Do you want to argue on your doorstep all night or get to my parents’ for dinner? I’m cool with either, just checking to see which way you’re leaning.”

She drops her arms, one still bound tightly in a splint. “I’m hungry.”

“Excellent, let’s go then.”

 

 

Don’t miss Natasha Preston’s other contemporary romance reads!

Silence / Broken Silence / Players, Bumps & Cocktail Sausages / Reliving Fate / Second Chance / Our Chance / With the Band / Save Me

 

four-stars

About Natasha Preston

UK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She discovered her love of writing when she stumbled across an amateur writing site and uploaded her first story and hasn’t looked back since.

She enjoys writing contemporary romance, gritty Young Adult thrillers and, of course, the occasional serial killer.