Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams

May 30, 2014 New Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdamsTitle: Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams
Series: Forgiving Lies #2
Published by: William Morrow on March 4, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: YABC
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
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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 book for free from YABC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

One Line: Definitely better than the first book, I really enjoyed this one.

What I Loved: I felt like Rachel and Kash really grew up in this book. For some reason, I just thought they were so naive and immature in Forgiving Lies, even though they, especially Rachel, were dealing with big issues. It wasn’t so much what they did, it was just, being in their heads grated on my nerves a bit. Here, it was a totally different experience and I felt like I was reading about two totally different characters. McAdams books are usually a “3 star” TOPS kind of read for me. As much as I try to love her characters and her writing, I end up lukewarmly liking them. But something about this book kept me glued to the pages and really invested in Rachel and Kash. I also really liked Trent and how he fit into the mix. There were definitely a lot of emotional scenes and lines in this book that tugged at me, and I don’t know if it’s the hormones or not, but that definitely doesn’t happen to me often.

Left Me Wanting More: I was kind of hoping for more on the Trent angle. Yes, I knew nothing could’ve come of it and his fate wasn’t going to be bright no matter what, but still. I was kind of rooting for him.

Final Verdict: After reading the first book, I seriously didn’t think these characters needed a second one, but I’m so happy that McAdams did it. I enjoyed this so much more than the first and I honestly could’ve gone without reading the first book because this felt like a totally different story and I loved that about it.

*This review was first published on YABC.*

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2 Responses to “Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams”

  1. Andrea @ The Bookish Babe

    I got this in the mail a while back, but haven’t given it much thought. I don’t remember if I have the first book, is it necessary to read both? Thanks for the review, Vi. It’s helped a lot.

    • Vi

      I actually recommend that you don’t read the 1st book because that one was terrible for me and if I didn’t already have this book for review, I wouldn’t have even bothered with this one after reading the 1st book because it was so bad (but I’m glad I did because this one was like a total 360 for me in writing, plot, and characters). I swear, it’s like McAdams wrote two different stories/characters with each book. They were so different in this one, more mature and all. Even though the 1st one tells you how they got together, it didn’t add anything to the second book for me. I didn’t connect with them as a couple at all in the 1st book, but I def did in the 2nd book.

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