Monday, February 15, 2016

Book Review: The Lie by Karina Halle


The Lie (standalone novel)
by Karina Halle
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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. 

WARNING: This book contains sexually explicit scenes, harsh language and emotional triggers such as death of a child and infidelity. Reader discretion is strongly advised.


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"I've gone mad. Bloody fucking mad. That's what love does to you. 
Your pulse beats to thoughts of her, your veins run hot with need and want."

The Lie, a second chance romance that hooks you from the beginning to the very end - whoa, all those feelings, what a ride!

I'm a sucker for second chance romances. I believe in them and I think certain people deserve them - such as Natasha and Brigs. With The Lie, Karina captured all the emotions, struggles, fears, pain, and the tremendous heartbreak two people go through who sacrificed their love, their undeniable bond, after a tragic accident that ripped them apart - unwillingly. This book makes you feel, even if you don't want to and that's what I love about her writing. 

No matter if you agree with certain things a character does or says, specific lines in this book will force you to stop to reflect and think ....."...love shouldn't be ignored. Or shunned. Or buried. If you're lucky enough to feel it, you need to indulge it. Give it wings. Let it course through your heart and soul, unfiltered."

This book was beautiful; yes it has a lot of heartache going on, and you live through their pain all over again, but I think that's what differs a good between a great book: it makes you feel. Not just the fun kind of feelings but also the unpleasant ones, the ones that make you cringe and think. 

Natasha and Brigs are basically doomed from the beginning and seeing them fighting through the obstacles thrown their way, never really giving up on their second chance on love was great to read. 

The Lie is another romance standalone by Karina that displays that love is not always about unicorns and rainbows; it can be raw and brutal, but nevertheless, if it gives you wings, it is worth fighting for. Double thumbs up from me, this romance was a great read.

"Because as maddening as it is, love is the only time you really, deeply feel what it is to be alive."
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