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Released: May 1st 2017
Series: Quarry Road #1
Published by Montlake Romance
“Megan Hart’s writing has a way to get under your skin.”
~ Under the Covers
A new book by Megan Hart is cause of celebration for me. Back when I started getting back into reading contemporary romance, she was the author I devoured. There’s so much depth to her characters. They’re not perfect, they’re just real. Flaws, bad decisions and all.
ALL THE LIES WE TELL marks the beginning of a duology about a few people. Allie and her sister grew up next door to the Stern brothers. Ilya who always had a bit of a crush on her sister, and Nikolai who was Allie’s sort of nemesis. All their lives drastically changed when Allie’s sister is found dead as a teenager. Nikolai moves away and Allie ends up marrying Ilya. A marriage doomed from the start and that ended in divorce after many years of trying to make it work. When the the health of the Stern grandmother takes a turn for the worst, Nikolai comes back to town and faces Allie for the first time since hearing of her marriage to his brother. Back together, they can’t continue hiding their feelings for each other and things get a little tricky.
This is obviously a story about a forbidden romance in a way just because of the taboo subject of dating your siblings ex. Not unheard of, but not the easiest subject to tackle. This is perfectly done by Ms. Hart and I, for one, was always rooting for their love to persevere. Brother or no brother, their chemistry and connection couldn’t be denied. I loved seeing these two together!
As for thee overall plot of this duology, in the next book we’ll get the HEA for Ilya and dig deeper into what really happened with Allie’s sister. Was it an accidental death as it’s always been believed or is there more there? I certainly have my suspicions and if they are true they would make for some interesting friction between the H/h in the next one. I can’t wait to find out if I’m right.
Megan Hart’s writing has a way to get under your skin. It makes you think, it makes you feel, and in a way experience the story along with the characters. You get upset at their decisions, or you suffer along with them for them. Feel the pull of attraction, the fear of discovery. ALL THE LIES WE TELL is a story about a small town, life long friendship that left two families totally intertwined. Through love and loss. I can’t wait for the conclusion containing the rest of the answers I need.
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