Friday, December 19, 2014

4.5 STAR REVIEW~ Unspoken Lies by Lisa DeJong

Lies Unspoken by Lisa DeJong 

I tried hard not to fall for the bad guy.

My new roommate, Blake, is a jerk—an unemployed artist with a chip on his shoulder. I can’t stand him unless his hands are on me. He makes me desperate for him, and everything he makes me feel.

And then there’s my new boss, Pierce--successful, charming, and extremely good-looking. He goes after what he wants, but what does he see in me?

I try to stay away, but I end up in the arms of exactly who I was hiding from. And when I find out what’s being hidden from me, my heart twists in ways it never should.

I thought I knew him.
I didn't.
The way he kissed me.
The way his hands traveled every inch of my skin.
I thought it meant something, but as it turns out, it was all lies unspoken.   

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4.5 Review---

Angst, check.

Heartache, check.

Love, check.

Happiness, check.

Happily Ever After, about that.....

Lies Unspoken by Lisa DeJong is about rightfully wronged Lila. Right before her life that she thought was forever is supposed to begin, everything in her world is turned upside down, making her question everything about what she thought was real. Not wanting to stick around to wallow and dwell on something she can't change, Lila takes a leap of faith and starts over somewhere new.

Things don't go as planned though When Lila meets, asshole extraordinaire, Blake, who just so happens to also be her roommate. At first the two can't stand each other... But there is just something about Blake that draws Lila in like a moth to a flame. Making her again question everything she has ever known.

Blake was an ass, point blank period. But he had his reasoning. Never get to close again where your whole world can be torn apart. Along with Blake making Lila question everything, Lila does the same thing for Blake. He begins to want things he hasn't wanted in so long. Blake and Lila are sexy, they're magnetic and their chemistry is completely something else. I loved their back and forth, and the composed walls they each tried to keep up around each other.

Even as they got closer though, there were those secrets those lies that inevitably had the power to destroy everything they had slowly built together... The biggest obstacle was Pierce.

I'm not giving anymore of this story away, because the lies unspoken in this book make it exactly what made it special. Lisa DeJong has done it again. I didn't know that when I picked up this book I would be sucked into such a raw emotionally book, no wait, yes I did, because it's Lisa DeJong and she writes the best raw and beautiful stories. Books like When It Rains and Glass Hearts are treatments to that.

This book is part of a series. It doesn't end with the lies. It all begins again with Love Unspoken. And I personally can't wait to see if they are able to overcome the secrets and issues put forth in front of them and get their happily ever after.

Excerpt #1
Without warning, his lips crash into mine. At first I fight it, pushing hard against his chest, but he tastes like whiskey. Woodsy and smoky like a campfire, matching the intensity of his kiss. He melts away my anger with his mouth, leaving days’ worth of unrealized sexual tension in its wake.
        He tastes.
        I lean into him.
        He sucks.
        My knees go weak.
        He isn’t something I wanted. Not three weeks ago. Not even three minutes ago. But as his hands slide up my back, coming up to circle my neck, I’m drowning in want. He tilts my head back to allow himself better access. My tongue tangles with his. Never in a million years did I envision this … how much pleasure I would feel from a simple touch. I guess sometimes we have to have our desires at our fingertips to realize their true depth.
        When his lips leave mine, his hands stay. We went from one extreme to another so quickly … I’m not sure what will happen when he pushes the brakes. His face is close, like he wants to kiss me again, but his hands fall away from me instead.
        One step back.
        Another step.
        “Let me—”
        Another step. His back hits my bedroom wall.
        “Do that again.”
        As he exits the room, I’m left wondering what the heck just happened. That kiss took all the cells in my brain and tangled them. I never imagined this, and I hate to admit it but I liked it.

About the Author:
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Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn't change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

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