Things Liars Hide by Sara Ney

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Rating: 5 stars

Author: Sara Ney

Release Date: November 17th, 2015

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

There are a few things I can always count on when I’m reading a book by Sara Ney: I will be laughing out loud, there will be plenty of embarrassing moments that hit too close to home, and there will be a delicious hero that is pretty hard to resist. No matter how hard we try. And by we, I mean me and the heroine. Things Liars Hide didn’t let me down, if anything, it was beyond my expectations. The #threelittlelies series is quickly becoming my favorite thing ever. My cheeks are still hurting from all the laughing and smiling I did while reading it, so thanks for that Sara. 😉

Tabitha Thompson is hiding a secret- a big, juicy secret. A secret she goes through great lengths to keep, even from her family and friends. Unfortunately for Tabitha, Collin Keller has discovered what she is hiding, and he isn’t above using it to help him get what he wants- her.

First things first, I LOVE Collin. He’s charming, sarcastic, unexpectedly romantic and kind of a dirty talker. I can’t list all the times he made me melt.  This is my official claim on him, by the way. As for Tabitha, I connected with her right away. She has a really kind heart and even though she knows what her dreams are and wants to pursue them, she still has that self doubt we all get, especially when it comes to what loved ones will think. In true Sara Ney fashion, they don’t have that perfect meet cue- where time stops, the stars line up and everything is perfect. No, it was much more fun (and realistic) and had me squealing and groaning. I may have even been muttering things to Tabitha as if she could hear me. The chemistry between the two of them was undeniable and sizzling hot- the type of connection that made me grin like a fool and blush.

The thing that amazes me is that even though this is a novella, it doesn’t feel too fast paced or rushed. It flows perfectly and the fact it is so well written contributes to that. Both characters had strong voices and I loved Tabitha’s journey throughout the book. You also get the chance to catch up with the familiar faces of Cal and Greyson, from Things Liars Say (book one). I particularly loved the relationship Tabitha had with her brother Cal, as it reminded me a lot of my own with my brother. You also meet a few new characters, and I have to admit I cheered when I read the epilogue and saw who book three will be about.

You really don’t want to miss Things Liars Hide. There is a refreshing originality to it, natural humor, and characters that will steal a piece of your heart. It was a real struggle between wanting to turn the pages as quickly as I could, and trying to make it last so it wouldn’t end. Sara Ney impresses me more and more with every book she writes; I can feel her heart in her work. She has truly created some treasures with this series, and I can’t wait for the next one!

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Saturday Spotlight- Things Liars Say

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Author: Sara Ney

Blurb:

Lies, lies, lies; everybody tells them….Greyson Keller didn’t intend to lie; it just came out that way. So when the object of that lie shows up on her doorstep, she is confused, shocked, and embarrassed.

Calvin Thompson is an Ivy Leaguer, attending University over an hour away, playing rugby and basically not giving a crap. So imagine his surprise when some guy named Greyson begins rumors online that they’re dating — the only logical solution is to drive an hour and confront him…

Be there when Greyson and Cal finally meet face-to-face because. Sparks. Will. Fly.

Read MY REVIEW of Things Liars Say. Also, the second book in this novella series, Things Liars Hide, will be out November 17th, so if you haven’t read Things Liars Say, now is the perfect time!

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The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan

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Rating: 5 Stars

Author: Kristen Callihan

Release Date: 11/1/2015

The Game Plan was sizzling hot from the start. Chapter one quickly grabbed my attention, and soon after that, my heart. Kristen Callihan wrote a story that felt so real, the characters are still on my mind after I have finished reading it.

Ethan Dexter (Dex) lives and breathes for his career- playing center in the NFL. He’s a wall of muscle, covered in tattoos, with his signature beard and man bun. And while he is a beast on the field, he is utterly sweet, thoughtful, and often the one his friends turn to for advice. Surprisingly, he doesn’t get a lot of attention from the ladies, though he doesn’t mind much. There is only one girl he has in mind anyway…

Fiona Mackenzie knows Dex. Kind of. He is the best friend of her brother and law, so while their paths have crossed time to time, she hasn’t given him much thought. What’s the point, when he’s not her type? Fi is caught off guard when she goes to visit her sister Ivy, Gray and her new nephew Leo, that Ethan is also there to give a hand. She finds herself strangely attracted to him, and they quickly fall into a steamy (and public) make out session.

All Ethan has wanted was Fi, and he can’t believe he finally has a chance to be with her. It’s not easy though. They live on opposite coasts and Fi doesn’t want to go there with the long distance relationship. And then there is the fact that Ethan plays football- Fiona has sworn off dating athletes. But she can’t deny the connection they seem to have, and how amazing they are together between the sheets. There is also the small issue of how he is causing her heart to feel something crazy. Ethan promises to keep her safe and protect her, but it’s not so easy with distance, insecurities the press, and leaked photos.

Okay, I have to say: I love, love, LOVE Ethan. He was like a giant teddy bear, the type of guy you might over look, then slap yourself for doing it later on. Romantic, caring, loyal and a dirty talker- all I can really say is thank you Kristen! The relationship he was with Fi is, well, swoon worthy. It happens fast, but feels natural and true. It starts off as a sexual attraction, at least for Fiona, but it doesn’t take long to see there is much more there. It’s not all a walk in the park, there are real struggles they face and stumble to get through, and my heart was pounding against my chest during those times.

The Game Plan is the 3rd book in the Game On series (is a standalone), and it was lovely seeing Anna & Drew (The Hook Up), and Ivy & Gray (The Friend Zone) again. I’m hoping there will be more in the series, or a spin off, as there were a few characters introduced that I’m dying to know more about. We’ll see! For now, this sexy, sweet, and laugh out loud book will be enough!

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