Published by HarperCollins on October 29th 2013
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Format: Kindle Book
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 will-power 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?
Oh my gosh, I don’t even know where to start! I hadn’t heard of this book until my #OTSPSecretSister sent it to me for my birthday (THANK YOU SISTER!), of course since it came recommended from my wonderful sister, I immediately picked it up. And let me tell you, once I started, I couldn’t stop. I finished the entire book within 24 hours of picking it up, it was just so easy to get caught up in Rachel and Kash.
Forgiving Lies is unlike most of the New Adult books that I’ve read. I loved the fact that while we still get the swoon worthy romance, there’s more to the story.
Rachel Masters knows tragedy, it’s something that she’s witnessed firsthand when her parents died when she was in high school. Thankfully, she had a best friend with amazing parents that took Rachel in and treated her as their own. Years later, Rachel and her best friend, Candice, are in Texas and renting their very first apartment together. Even though they are best friends, Candice and Rachel seemed like complete opposites to me. Candice was the cheerleader who loved the guys, and Rachel was the one that was worried about finals and wasn’t too concerned with finding a boyfriend. Of course, this changes once Rachel meets the cousins that just moved in to the apartment next door.
Logan Kash Hendricks is everything Rachel decides that she doesn’t want. With a motorcycle, tattoos and a lip ring, he’s got the whole bad boy vibe down. But when Rachel’s had problems with the ‘good’ guys in the past, how can she expect anything better from the ‘bad’ boy. But Kash is so much more than he seems at first glance.
My heart broke for Rachel on so many occasions, she has been through so much, and a lot of it was at the hands of guys. So, with her history, I can understand why she was so standoffish with Kash at first. She’s been hurt way too much, and she’s just trying to protect herself. With that being said, Kash, not knowing any of the horrific things that Rachel’s been through, pushes at her shields, but once they come down, there’s no going back.
Candice, Rachel’s best friend, is one that I just didn’t like. From the very beginning she was all about herself, and when Rachel tries to tell her what happened to her, Candice pushes her away and blames her for lying. What kind of best friend does that?! I do understand that Candice was in an awkward position, but I just wish that she would have heard Rachel out before calling her a liar.
I did have the plot figured out pretty quickly, but I’ve come to expect that with all of the thrillers I read. Sometimes this will bother me cause I like to be surprised, but with this book, I found myself not caring. I was so engrossed in Rachel and Kash that I didn’t care. And it wasn’t like I knew all of the details, I just had the basic ‘who-done-it’ aspect figured out. Plus, there was that heart stopping ending that gave me all of the shock that I needed.
Forgiving Lies is a quick read, and one that I won’t soon forget. Kash and Rachel definitely made an impression on me and I need to find out what happens next in their story.