by L.A. Cotton
Liar, Liar #1
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
For eighteen-year-old Becca Torrence, the chance to finish high school in a new town, where no one knows her or the secrets of that night, should be a dream come true. But when the first day of school rolls around, something is wrong.
Instead of being greeted with warm smiles and reassuring hellos, Becca finds herself on the receiving end of icy stares and cruel whispers. Putting it down to her status as an outsider, she holds her head high, because they can’t know.
Determined to make her new life in Credence work, Becca is willing to do whatever it takes to fit in. Even if it means losing herself in the process.
A white lie can save you … Too many lies will break you.
I don’t have a lot of thoughts about this. I mean, the blurb is really promising and I was really excited to read this, but for some reason, I didn’t really like this story as much as I thought I would.
All through the story, the main lead, Becca is talking about how this new town is her fresh start. She’s saying it, her parents are saying it, but we don’t know from what. There are only vague implications of a boy being involved and him ending up in the hospital for xyz reasons. I mean, if I don’t know this girl’s story, how am I supposed to root for her? How am I supposed to want for her to have a better life when I don’t even know what was wrong with her old one in the first place.
To top that, she’s in a secret relationship with this boy and only a few of her friends know about it, which is stupid, all things considered because something like this got her in the mess the first time around.
So, yeah, plenty of stuff to not like.
Though, I really, really like the writing style of the author. This book was so promising when it kicked off and it ended in a killer cliffhanger and I LOVE THAT! The story flows so easily and it’s just written in an amazing tone. I like that.
I like Becca’s friends – Scarlett & Lilly especially and I abhor Kendall, the bully of the school who had it out for Becca for reasons unknown. Their characters were really well thought out and their arc was interesting. I like Evan, the love interest too. He’s moody and shit, but when it counts, he’s always there for Becca and his baby brother is the cutest thing in the world!
All in all, it was an okay read, I guess. I’m sure I would have liked it a whole lot more if Becca’s past was explained. But, that’s why we have the sequel! So, yeah.
Contemporary romance and romantic suspense
… written with feeling
L.A is an author of contemporary romance novels ranging from sweet with just a hint of steam, to suspenseful reads full of angst, tension, twists, and turns. Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with writing. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L. A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.