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Review: Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering



Blurb from Goodreads:
A thrilling, sexy coming-of-age story exploring toxic love, ruthless ambition, and shocking betrayal, Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget.

Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college, and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she’s never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer—new friends, wild parties, stimulating classes. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating.

Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart.

Alternating between Lucy’s and Stephen’s voices, Tell Me Lies follows their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. Deep down, Lucy knows she has to acknowledge the truth about Stephen. But before she can free herself from this addicting entanglement, she must confront and heal her relationship with her mother—or risk losing herself in a delusion about what it truly means to love.

With the psychological insight and biting wit of Luckiest Girl Alive, and the yearning ambitions and desires of Sweetbitter, this keenly intelligent and staggeringly resonant novel chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood, and the difficulty of letting go, even when you know you should.
My Review:
I really loved this one - it wasn't exactly what I expected but in the best possible way.  It reminded me a lot of Luckiest Girl Alive, especially all the best parts. I loved the interplay between past and present and the two POV.  I wasn't sure where it was going when it started and I quickly became engrossed.  This is definitely one of those books that's hard to put down and is seriously a great summer read!  I won't spoil you but I was deeply deeply satisfied by how this one turned out.  

Tell Me Lies comes out next week on June 12, 2018, you can purchase HERE! I really liked this one and I think you will, too! I definitely recommend this one, especially for fans of Luckiest Girl Alive.
The best feelings are unexpected like that. I wake up and they were there, like snow.

Comments

  1. Woah, I can't believe I'm just now figuring out this book exists!!! 1st-- it's set in college??? YES!!! Also, I'm all about toxic love. Reading about it that is!! I'm definitely putting this one the TBR! Great review!

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