Aug 2, 2017

Book Review: All The Lies We Tell




Everyone knew Alicia Harrison’s marriage to Ilya Stern wouldn’t last. They’d grown up on a remote stretch of Quarry Street, where there were two houses, two sets of siblings, and eventually, a tangled mess of betrayal, longing, and loss. Tragedy catapulted Allie and Ilya together, but divorce—even as neighbors—has been relatively uncomplicated.

Then Ilya’s brother, Nikolai, comes home for their grandmother’s last days. He’s the guy who teased and fought with Allie, infuriated her, then fled town without a good-bye. Now Niko makes her feel something else entirely—a rush of connection and pure desire that she’s been trying to quench since one secret kiss years ago. Niko’s not sticking around. She’s not going to leave. And after all that’s happened between their families, this can’t be anything more than brief pleasure and a bad idea.

But the lies we tell ourselves can’t compete with the truths our hearts refuse to let go…


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 Not the normal genre of books that I read but I do have to admit that I found ALL THE LIES WE TELL entrancing.  Jumping between the past and present, we are able to see just what caused Alicia, Ilya and Nikolai to become the people that they are.  

It always should have been Alicia and Niko but after he left without a word, she ended up married and divorced from Ilya.  Now Niko is back and they both have to discover whether their attraction is due to their past or does the past just deepen their current connection.

I enjoyed this book and it caused me to rethink some things that I have done in the past and how they are effecting my current life.  I do feel that any of my readers that enjoy contemporary romance will enjoy this book though it is a bit deeper then a lot of what you find in that genre.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.

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