Lies by Kylie Scott

September 12th, 2019 Kimberly Review 15 Comments

12th Sep
Lies by Kylie Scott
Lies
by Kylie Scott
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Purchase
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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 fiancé 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.

ROMANCE snarky Standalone SUSPENSE

First, I did not one-click this book because the dude on the cover reminded me of Keanu Reeves. 👀 Ok, so maybe I did! 🤣 But, I love romantic suspense and I wanted to try this author. Plus the synopsis grabbed me. ‘Nough said.

When the story opens, Betty is in the process of leaving Thom, her fiance’ a Dear John letter. Despite trying to talk to him, his job and their lackluster relationship has her rethinking the whole marriage proposal. Just as she leaves the entire condo blows-up and she finds herself kidnapped. Thom’s a boring insurance inspector? I think not because, things just got interesting.

Suspense, snark, guns, and chemistry had me devouring Lies, in a single evening. Betty was a hoot, and Thom well, he was a little rough around the edges. I struggled with him a little, but Scott allowed us to see glimpses of sweetness and he certainly wasn’t hard on the eyes. Oh, he will mess up, trust me, but the ride to our HEA was filled with shoot-outs, hot kisses, steamy showers and plenty of sass.

If you like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, you’ll want to grab Lies. This was a fun, standalone romantic suspense with plenty of twists that will hook you, piss you off, and make you laugh but ultimately leave you smiling.

I was lucky enough to meet Kylie Scott at Book Bonanza and look forward to discovering more of her books.

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About Kylie Scott

Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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15 Responses to “Lies by Kylie Scott”

  1. Lorna

    So glad you liked it, but I can’t believe you hadn’t read her before? I’ve been reading her from her first series years ago. Stage Dive series is so much fun and so is her Dive Bar series. Recently read It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time stand-alone too. I hope you get to try some of those. And you are right, I can’t look at that cover without thinking about Keanu!

  2. Jackie

    I confess. I clicked because I thought the guy was Keanu Reeves too 🙂 But then I realized he never made a movie called Lies before did he? Nope. I loved Mr. and Mrs. Smith but I am concerned I won’t like the guy now ;(

  3. Anne

    OK I was thinking about this one. It’s easier to do as a stand alone. I enjoy this author but I’m still working on the Dive Bar / Stage Dive series. Great review!

    Anne – Books of My Heart