Sunday 21 July 2019

✪ LIES ✪ Kylie Scott ✪

©  Bianca  Janeane 

• 21 July 2019
• Standalone Spy Dramance
• Cover-Model: Terry Dormer

4.125 Stars!

Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He’s nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn’t seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she’s kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn’t who he says he is. 

Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancée dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she’s been kidnapped.

Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he’s got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he’s going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren’t wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction.

This time we get something a little different from Kylie Scott.

We have 26 year old florist Betty. Who is about to leave her fiancé Thom (34). He's just so boring and never home and ugh. It's just not what she expected her life as an almost married woman to be. But suddenly she's being kidnapped and just like that her boring Thom is not as boring anymore. He never was. He just pretended to be the boring average guy. In real life he's a secret agent. An operative - or whatever you want to call him.
He's suddenly all sorts of hot and interesting! And he's also responsible for the fact that they're running for their lives! LOL!

This time Kylie doesn't give us a #RockStarRomance or a sweet little cutie romance.
It's a James Bondy kind of thing! But we still have lots of funny and adorable and sexy moments. Don't expect something completely suspensy and actiony and dangerous.
Yes, we are in dangerous and exciting situations most of the book, but all through the action and the running and waiting and looking for the bad guys and whatnot, we're trying to figure out if Betty can forgive Thom for lying - because our Thom doesn't want to give up on the first real relationship he has ever had. He loves being Betty's fiancé - he loves that she makes him feel like a normal guy.

I really adored those two!
It was a great spy-dramancedy. ☺

I had some tiny little problems.
Betty is 26. Had someone asked me how old I would guess she is? I would've said at least early thirties - she does not come across that young at all.
And then, just like in Kylie's last book - this book starts and we're right in the story. There's no warm-up - no foreplay - no prologue. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I kinda like it, because I hate unnecessary bla bla - but I also wanted a bit MORE before the real action begins.
It feels like the book was a hundred pages longer, but an editor told Kylie she had to cut this and that and that and so much more ... it would've been better with some more pages.
But other than that - it was a cute little thrillery romance! I liked reading it! I wouldn't mind seeing it on TV one day!

And I REALLY love the cover!!!!!

LIES was a fun & sexy James Bondy dramance! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Thom - this one is MINE!!!

ARC received for an honest review

Firstly, I am in love with this cover and all its John Wick-ishness. Every time I have seen it over the past few weeks I have had to stop and have another look.

I am also a fan of when an author steps out of their usual zone and tries something different.

Kylie Scott has ramped up the adrenaline with Lies.

And oh my, how this story is full of lies upon lies upon lies!

Thom and Betty's story is on the go right from the first chapter to the last.  You don't get time to catch your breath as our lovelies go from one Jason Bournesque adventure to the next. You never know what is going to happen next and who the bad guys are going to be - and I loved it!

I liked how Betty, when learning everything that has been happening, doesn't act like a petty little teenager.  Sure, she is p!ssed, sure she has every right t be, however i liked that she saw the big picture and acted accordingly.

There are some great secondary characters that I neeeeeeed to know more of - and some that got their just desserts.

I hope we get more stories like this from Ms Scott like this in the future.


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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.