Title: Forgiving Lies
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: Forgiving Lies
Length: 368 pages
Release Date: October 29, 2013
A matter of secrets...
Undercover cop Logan "Kash" Ryan can't afford a distraction like his new neighbor Rachel Masters, even if she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. To catch a serial killer, he needs to stay focused, yet all he can think about is the feisty, long-legged coed whose guarded nature intrigues him.
A matter of lies...
Deceived and hurt before, Rachel would rather be a single, crazy cat lady than trust another guy, especially a gorgeous, tattooed bad boy with a Harley, like Kash. But when his liquid-steel eyes meet hers, it takes all of Rachel's will-power to stop herself from exploring his hot body with her own.
A matter of love...
As much as they try to keep it platonic, the friction between them sparks an irresistible heat that soon consumes them. Can Kash keep Rachel's heart and her life safe even as he risks his own? Will she be able to forgive his lies ... or will she run when she discovers the dangerous truth?
Thoughts on Forgiving LiesHow is it that Forgiving Lies is the first book by Molly McAdams that I've ever read? From the first pages to the very end I was sucked into the world of Rachel and Kash and am now eagerly waiting for the next book in the series, Deceiving Lies.
Rachel and Kash are two characters who are just as good together as they are individually. At first they are thrown together by circumstances, like Rachel being locked out of her apartment by her roommate for a hookup, but the friendship they form is the foundation for their romance. It was a slow build and true feeling, especially with Rachel's traumatic past. Rachel is exceptionally strong despite her past and Kash strikes the right balance of alpha male without the crazy possesiveness that seems to be all the rage lately. The dialogue was hilarious and downright snarky at times but in the best ways. I absolutely loved that Kash didn't let Rachel hide behind the sarcastic shields she had built over the years and got her to let it all out rather than keeping it buried.
And Mason! I loved Kash's best friend and partner and really hope that he gets his own story as well. He was there for Rachel and Kash throughout everything and was their biggest supporter. Not that he had to work hard to earn it- Candice is probably the worst best friend in the history of best friends. I can understand being torn between family and a friend that's like family, but she should have been there for Rachel more.
Forgiving Lies does deal with a lot of tough issues from the physical to the emotional. Rachel's experience with date rape and the aftermath is emotionally heartbreaking and doesn't pull any punches. The story moves at a steady pace and the cliffhanger at the end had me throwing my book across the room (thankfully it wasn't a digital ARC) literally.
Molly McAdams is a wonderful storyteller and I can't wait to start reading her other stories.