Tuesday, February 18, 2014


William Morrow
October 29th, 2013
Contemporary, New Adult
Trade Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)
Obtained by Publisher
2.5 Hearts

For Undercover cop, Logan Ryan, falling for his sexy next door neighbor is a distraction he just can not have right now. He is on an important case involving a serial killer and he needs to focus on that; not the way Rachel Masters stirs his blood and makes him long for things he just can’t have at the moment.

Rachel Masters has been hurt and deceived before and she would prefer to be alone than go through that pain again. But there is something about her devilishly sexy neighbor, Logan that trips all her switches. All he needs to do is look at her with those grey steel eyes and she is a whimpering need of lust. But secrets come to the surface when Logan’s job causes issues and his lies for it catch up to them. Can Rachel forgive the man who stolen her heart and made her long for love again?

I normally find this author’s books a hit or a miss for me. Sometimes she finds the perfect balance in the story and other times, I struggle to get through the book as I tried to suspend disbelief at a few scenes that had me going ‘huh?’ The author tries but I felt they missed the mark with this one. It felt too formulaic and I had a feeling the author was just clicking off plot points on a word document. Rape scene? Check. Self-centered friend? Check. Sexy neighbor with a Harley and tattoos? Check. Man needs to save girl? Check. It just got to be too much for me to enjoy. I kept putting the book down and reading something else as it just did not keep my interest very long. The characters are at times, quite annoying. They acted unrealistic at times and I wanted to smack some sense in them countless times. I had no sympathy for them and could, by the end of the book, tolerate them. It felt like the characters were written in for the plot and reactions between characters were just wrong to my eyes. The best friend rubbed me the wrong way and the scenes in the beginning with Logan and Rachel felt like it didn’t belong in the story.

FORGIVING LIES could be a good story if you enjoy new adult themes but if you are looking for a complex story with intriguing characters, well this is not it. Molly McAdams does a good job in trying to tell this story but falls flat in my eyes. I just wished the characters were more than one dimensional and grew with the story rather than just plodding along. FORGIVING LIES was a miss for me though many may enjoy this one as well as the cliffhanger that had me scratching my head going ‘now what?’. Unfortunately, this book just didn’t rev my engines and left me reaching for something else to read.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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