Ink & Lies
by S.L. Jennings
Release Day: February 9th, 2016
From International Best Selling Romance Novelist, Hope Hughes, comes a gripping, heartfelt tale of two lovers, fighting for the freedom to…
No. Scratch that. Too cheesy
…two people, torn apart by the tumultuous tides of life, only to discover refuge in…
WTF? What does that even mean? DELETE.
…two people, confused as shit as to where they should be and who they should love and none of this means a damn thing because it’s all lies!
I’m not Hope Hughes. I’m not some fierce woman romance machine. Hell, I’m not even a woman.
I’m a liar.
And while I refuse to believe my own BS, deceit masked in heartfelt phrases of love and devotion, I want to make her believe them. Because maybe—just maybe—if she can find the soul within my words, she’ll also be able to find the truth scribbled on my heart.
You see, I once lived for the perfect plot twist.
I just never expected to actually live it.
This is my story. Well, maybe her story. I just wish I could make it our story.
The one I’m still writing.
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Honestly, I was not entirely sure what to expect with this book. I know S.L stated it was not like her other books, but I thought well, that does not mean it’s not going to be as good as if not better than some of her other work.
The story itself interested me, because I am a lover of the friends to lovers genre. This particular story follows August and Fi, “The friends”. They have known each other for years, confide in each other about every single mind numbing thing. August is a writer, who writes under a female pen name in the romance genre. However, he himself is not in a relationship and has relationship/commitment phobias. Sure he sleeps with woman, but wants nothing more….and I liked August, I liked his POV for the most part. So the story goes along each living their life as they have and do, then August realizes he has feelings for Fi as “more than friends”. He puts it all out there, but it does not necessarily work out the way he hopes.
Sometimes, in a book, the main female lead, either does not click with me, or for whatever reason, I find her to be annoying. It has only happened a few times, and this was one of those times. From the first interaction with Fi in the diner when she was describing her sexual encounter with Joshua, I was just annoyed with her. I could not find it in myself from that point to actually care about her as a person. Perhaps that is why the story just fell flat for me, I don’t know. But at this time, the story just never really clicked for me. And I hate that, because I truly wanted to love it.
The good points about this book are this. The premise is good, the theory of the story is great. SL’s writing was great and I am not sure I encountered any major or minor grammatical errors.
Overall, since this book was just ok for me because I neither loved nor hated it, I gave it 3 Stars.
Signed paperback of INK & LIES by S.L. Jennings
About the Author
Most known for her starring role in a popular sitcom as a child, S.L. Jennings went on to earn her law degree from Harvard at the young age of 16. While studying for the bar exam and recording her debut hit album, she also won the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking invention of calorie-free wine. When she isn’t conquering the seas in her yacht or flying her Gulfstream, she likes to spin elaborate webs of lies and has even documented a few of these said falsehoods.
Some of S.L.’s devious lies:
INK & LIES- Coming Soon
TAINT (a Sexual Education novel)
TRYST (a Sexual Education novel)
FEAR OF FALLING (a Fearless novel)
AFRAID TO FLY (a Fearless novel)
THE DARK LIGHT SERIES
・The Dark Prince
・Nikolai (a Dark Light novella)
Meet the Liar
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