Meet Lila & Blake in this unexpected love story!
LIES UNSPOKEN IS LIVE!
RELEASE DATE: December 14th, 2014
"I'd trusted my heart to him, and left it in a million pieces. I said goodbye to my happily ever after."
Lies Unspoken. Angst. Drama. LIES. Romance. A little mystery. The story was all this and more; so much so that I couldn't help but think about how much I love Lisa De Jong's writing. Let me tell you, this is woman destroyed me with her phenomenal book When it Rains. I wasn't able to pick up anything by her, until now, that is. And boy did I love this story.
"Love doesn't come with a parachute; I learned that the hard way."
Lila has just been broken up with by her fiance. She's left beyond broken and trying all she can just to pick up all the messy pieces. She decides to put her degree to use by moving to Chicago to pursue a life, on her own. When one of her best friends from college, Mallory, offers her to live in her apartment while she is away in London, Lila doesn't expect for Blake, Mallory's brother, to be living there as well. Sparks most definitely don't fly. In fact, Blake is downright hateful! But he made it work. I immediately liked him and as much as they tried to deny it, you know that hero/heroine had that special spark.
Now, there's also another man that is interested in Lila and I really liked him as well. Mr. Pierce Stanley, who just so happens to want Lila to work for him, among other things. I know people tend to stay away from "love triangles" but this one I hardly counts as one. In my opinion anyway. You'll see why once you start the book too. I think along with UL, there was some crazy good twists and turns. One particular part in the book had me wanting to turn the pages faster than I could read them.
"I think of all the reasons I should run while he's giving me multiple reasons to stay."
Blake is complicated, he's a train wreck; but he shows a vulnerability to us as readers and you can't help but fall a little bit in love with him. Sure, there were times when I wanted to smack the guy upside the head. Then he would do something so sweet that I could totally see why Lila had such a soft spot for him.
Overall, I think this was a well rounded book with well developed characters. I want to know more about them and after that ending, I want to know now more than ever. But alas, I've to wait. This is a somewhat heartbreaking story that shows what it feels like to hate what you absolutely want but fight it anyways.
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.
I lean into him.
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. 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.
Book Summary & Purchase Links
Lies Unspoken (Flawed Love #1)
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.
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.
About the Author:
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.