Monday 15 February 2016

✪ Karina Halle ✪ The Lie ✪

© Bianca

• release date: 15 February 2016
• Book #4 in the McGregor Series
(completely standalone! But of course we already met Brigs in the last 1.5 books!)

5 McGregor-Fangirl Stars

Their love led to a lie
Their truth led to the end

Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident and his job from his subsequent downward spiral, he's finally moving forward, getting a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and a new life in the city. Slowly, but surely, he's pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.

Until he sees her.

Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she'd die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she's in London, she's ready to start again.

Until she sees him.

Because some loves are too dangerous to ever indulge.
And some loves are far too powerful to ignore.
Their love just might be the life and the death of them.

We all remember Brigs from Lachlan's stories.
He's his adopted brother - well, Lachlan is the adopted brother of course ☺

And we also remember what happened to him. His wife and little son died a few years ago. Brigs totally checked out of life after that - he couldn't live with the guilt. Because before his wife stormed out of the house with his little boy, he'd been fighting with her; he told her he wanted a divorce because he was in love with someone else....
Brigs never forgave himself, and he cut off all contact with the love of his life Natasha, before any real relationship ever started...

Now, four years later, still grieving, but healing with the help of his family, a therapist, a dog, and a new job as a professor in London, he's just starting to live his life again...

ENTER: Natasha.

Being or rather feeling somewhat responsible for the death of two people four years ago almost destroyed her.
She wasn't able to work or live her life, she stayed with her dad in France.
But now she's back, ready to face the world again, ready to finish school - at the ripe old age of 29.
And who does she run into while picking up her room-mate Melissa from class?
Yup, none other than Brigs McGregor....

Has there been too much sorrow and heartache for them to find their way to each other again?

WHAT WiLL HAPPEN TO Brigs & Natasha??
Also, I'm sure Melissa is up to no good!!!!

NOPE . . . I'm not telling you


I already read the prologue when Karina posted it a while back, but reading it again, it made me cry so bad again!! Ugh, poor Brigs!!!! Losing his little boy like that, and believing it's all his fault.... just heartbreaking!

I knew going in that this book would make me cry a lot...and it really did.
I loved every single page of Brigs' story!!!

He's so grrrrr.... sexy, nerdy, professory, hot, adorable, heartbreakingly sad, smart, good, perfectly imperfect!!!!! ☺

You want Brigs to finally be happy again, preferably with the one that got away - or rather - the one he sent running four years ago.... You want them to get their HEA so bad, but of course with everything that happened, you just know it won't be easy to get to that Happy End ...
But it's absolutely beautiful to watch them fight their way towards it.

We have lots of very sexy scenes...

and moving scenes and adorable scenes and funny scenes
 and doggie scenes (dog - the animal - not the sex position thing - ok - we might have that too!)

and funny doggy scenes:

 Winter, as usual shoves his nose into my crotch. Like father like son.

Was there something I didn't like?
Hm, not really ...I'm usually not a fan of going back in time in books, but we had to find out what happened back then - so it didn't bother me at all this time.


THE Lie was such an amazingly beautiful and touching second chance romance - you'll soooo want your own Brigs after reading it!! (Or your own Natasha, if you swing that way ☺)

And now hurry Karina - I want to read about #SoldierCousin and his debt!!!! ☺

Links to The Lie & its Author


Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.