Love Me with Lies, Book 1
Synopsis: Olivia Kaspen is a sharp tongued manipulator used to always getting what she wants. With just one exception-Caleb Drake, the one she foolishly let slip away. After a chance encounter brings Caleb back into her life, Olivia finds herself wanting a second chance with her first love, and asking herself how far she is willing to go to get him back. Her only problem is a red head named Leah, Caleb’s new love. Olivia must fight for what was once hers, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.
Review: I was able to discover Tarryn Fisher with the Never Never series co-written with Colleen Hoover but it was true that I was curious to see what she could write alone. At first I must confess that I was not sure by such a story but how to resist?
In this story, we follow two characters: Olivia and Caleb. We follow them over the years as soon as they meet in high school alternating present and past. The story thus begins nowadays by the meeting between the two protagonists in a CD shop. It seems that something terrible happened between them but the feelings of Olivia have not changed since and when she realizes that Caleb is amnesic, she finally sees it as a second chance. So begins a rather strange relationship, especially when we know that the young man is already with someone. It’s quite difficult to see the conflict in Olivia’s mind … She is happy to have finally found the only boy she ever loved and at the same time she can only feel guilt about the fact that she lies to him and that as soon as he will discover the truth about her, she will find herself alone again.
It’s a difficult story that we’re following here … I was really wondering what might have happened between them two years ago, which had pushed them to separate in this way and finally I understood. I think it’s very difficult for the people around her to understand Olivia. She may seem harsh and manipulative and it is true that she acts this way, but when we dig farther we understand that her insecurities are the cause and that finally nothing has managed to calm them down. I can understand that it is difficult for others because she is not really easy and at the same time she is very intense.
I will not say more because I think I have already said a lot but it is a story that took me to the guts, which made me hope but this is not a cute story, it is not so simple. It is a book of manipulations, of secrets, and of a difficult love, it is a story of missed love, about two people who love each other since adolescence but whose paths are only separating.
Interesting. SHe does seem hard to like
we can understand
This intense. I think I will check this out. Great review.
You know I love when a story is not that “easy” and it touches you in some way. Really glad to hear this one worked so well for you, I might decide to go for it as well!
yes this one is different.
Very intense and interesting book! Great review and thanks for putting this on my radar.
I wonder about the sequel
So many people have loved this series! I definitely need to get around to reading it this summer. Wonderful review!
Now this one sounds exciting. Can’t wait to read more of your reviews for the next book in this series 😉
Isn’t that funny … reading the synopsis my first thought was to wonder about how many of us finding ourselves longing to know what might have been, of longing to get back with our first loves.
Not at first a book I thought was for me but your comment that it is not a simple read, that it is a book of manipulations, of secrets has me wondering.
Great review, thanks Melliane.
it was really well done and well the end? I’m still shocked
I don’t like characters who are manipulative and deceitful. But the story sounds interesting.
I have heard such good things about this author and this series. I just don’t want angst and drama right now. I am craving light and fluffy.
yes so this one isn’t for you right now
I haven’t read this author before but this does sound like an interesting read. I am so glad that you enjoyed it.
I have heard that this is a difficult book to read but i don’t know the extent. I’m glad you loved it, though. I’m still not brave enough to read it. Lol.
it’s just I really didn’t expect the end
The character sounds like she would be a hard one to like.
It’s so difficult for me to like a character like that, but I can sympathize with the reasons why. Sounds like quite a complex story.
I LOVED this series. Agree with it’s a hard story to read and so devastating. I read it a few years back and can remember every detail. Awesome review!
right? I’m curious for more
I loved this series! It was so crazy and definitely some characters you love to hate and hate to love in it.
I enjoyed this one, and I am glad to see you did as well.
I am not sure why, but for some reason, I’m scare of this book. LOL I guess I am afraid things won’t end well.
Sounds like a very interesting read. It does sound intense, but I love intense.