Thursday, 21 November 2013
Review: Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: Paperback / eBook
Released: October 29th, 2013
A matter of secrets... Undercover cop Logan "Kash" Ryan can't afford a distraction like his new neighbor Rachel Masters, even if she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. To catch a serial killer, he needs to stay focused, yet all he can think about is the feisty, long-legged coed whose guarded nature intrigues him. A matter of lies... Deceived and hurt before, Rachel would rather be a single, crazy cat lady than trust another guy, especially a gorgeous, tattooed bad boy with a Harley, like Kash. But when his liquid-steel eyes meet hers, it takes all of Rachel's willpower to stop herself from exploring his hot body with her own. A matter of love... As much as they try to keep it platonic, the friction between them sparks an irresistible heat that soon consumes them. Can Kash keep Rachel's heart and her life safe even as he risks his own? Will she be able to forgive his lies... or will she run when she discovers the dangerous truth?
Forgiving Lies is the second of Molly McAdams's New Adult books I've read, along with Taking Chances. I like her writing and characters, though I do think this book was too unbelievable for a contemporary romance. The relationship side of things I could just about accept (insta-love isn't my favourite) but the thriller aspect of Kash and Rachel's story didn't sit too well with me. I overlooked it though and did actually enjoy the book, finishing it in a few hours. I'll certainly be reading the sequel too!
I liked Rachel and Kash, both were decent characters with interesting histories and other interests and careers outside of their own little bubble. Kash had a tendency to use the term "woman" too much and he was a hot-headed so and so at times, but overall he's was a well-rounded, nice guy. Rachel was dealing with a lot of family stuff from her past, and meeting Kash helped her come to terms with some of it. They were good for each other in their own way, and they definitely had chemistry!
Forgiving Lies also has a good selection of secondary characters, with Kash's best friend and fellow cop Mason being my favourite. Rachel's friend Candice was so oblivious to everything and blinded by her own life that she ended up irritating me, but she sort of redeemed herself by the end. McAdams' does have a talent for writing these twenty-something characters, though bits of the dialogue can be questionable at times. Still, I enjoyed this book and am all ready for the second in the series, Deceiving Lies, which is published next year. Yay!