Book Title: Lie to Me Author: Bethany Bazile
Genre: Erotic Romance (Novella) Release Date: July 27, 2014
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It was all too much. There was no way I could keep piling up these lies without it all tumbling down. I was desperate to keep her, even if it meant I had to lie to her. But when everything unravels, the only thing that can save us is the truth in our love.
“Don’t you see you’ve paid? No matter how much your name would’ve been dragged through the mud or how much time you would’ve spent in jail, it would never be as damaging as the pain you carry in here.” She tapped her finger over my heart.”
WARNING! There may be spoilers in this review if you haven’t read the series. This is the third book and all the final pieces to the puzzle that is Xander Pierce finally fall into place. So, if you haven’t started with Insomnia, STOP reading now.
Alright, here goes…
“Do all our sessions have to start this way?” I asked. “If you want me to talk, you have to give me some incentive.” He bit my neck, causing another shiver to tighten my muscles. “I’m really beginning to enjoy all this sexual misconduct.”
Xander has agreed to open up to Avery (in a professional manner) in order to get to the root of his insomnia, and guilt over his past. But half-truths and lies by omission are still lies just the same and no matter what, Xander past will come back to haunt him…quite possibly ruining every bit of progress he has made.
Thanks to Ian and his twisted plot to get a final revenge on his brother, Avery finally has every last detail to the sorted past Xander has been keeping from her…
“There’s nothing now.” I looked down at our feet. He flinched. “You said you loved me.” I smiled as I looked up and shook my head at him. “I loved a liar. Doesn’t that make our love a lie?”
So, when your life shatters all over again, how can you find forgiveness in your heart, allow the bitterness to subside and get closure?
You see a therapist.
Unless you are the therapist.
“I need to know why. Why lie to me the way you did?” “I’d like to make it beautiful for you, but it was mostly self-preservation. I loved you and needed you. I stepped over the boundary to keep you.” “I don’t think you even know what a boundary is.”
Crossing lines, blurred lines at that is dangerous territory. When the heart is involved, all the rules go right out the window and when lies surface, no one is left unscathed. I can say, I loved this entire little serial series. It is funny, sad, all-consuming-do-anything-to-keep-her kind of love. Xander isn’t used to being told no and when he has met his match with Avery, he does anything to keep her…even lie to her…about something that would wreck her all over again.
What a great way to finish! The little twinges of the past, the thought of revenge in how it would affect the future…loved it!
**4.5 Sweet Lies Lovers Tell To Sleep At Night Stars**
Bethany Bazile reads, writes, and lives in the Northeast with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realizes the sun came up, but the loss of sleep was so worth it. When she isn't reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers. She can’t function without her cup of coffee and operates on a vampire-like time-frame.
Turnabout is Fair Play
Avery My hands were behind my back, my legs spread, Xander’s right hand over my mouth and his other in between my legs. I was sitting on his lap, my back to his chest, his hard cock nestled in the ridge of my ass. Occasionally, he’d bite my neck as his heavy breaths caressed my ear. This was supposed to be a session. Our sessions had gotten more emotional over the weeks, but before he’d pour out his emotions, he needed to drain the physical need that always clawed at us. I whimpered against his hand. “Shut up or Angela will hear you. Do you want that?” His tone was blunt, his voice raspy at my ear. I shook my head, but how was I supposed to keep quiet when his fingers were driving into me, slithering along my clit, then gliding back into my wet pussy. The man was sinfully amazing. He was fully clothed but had managed to get me to strip down to my garters and heels, on the verge of begging him to fuck me. He’d spread my legs as far as I could possibly get them. He was taunting me. Ever since the day I’d sucked him off in my office and made him lose control, he’d waited for this moment. He had a leash on me. It wasn’t your typical kind either. His leash came in the form of magic fingers and a glorious cock that compelled me to follow his orders to a tee. His finger manipulations became faster, pushing against my sweet spot, then rubbing against my clit. It was just enough pleasure to keep me on the edge, and he’d kept me there for almost half an hour. If he wasn’t careful, my next appointment would walk in and he’d still be working me with his phenomenal digits. “Pleeease…” I gasped through the hand he held over my mouth. “Do you understand how this works?” His voice was unreasonably calm while I was riding in limbo, tasting little morsels of pleasure, but not allowed to indulge on the feast I was promised. I nodded. Anything to get him to release my orgasm from his ruthless grasp. “My pussy. I decide when you come,” he informed me. “Your dick is mine—I should… get to decide.” He withdrew his fingers and smacked my pussy for my comeback answer. Holy fuck! The sting buzzed against my clit. I swear I almost came from that tap. One more and I was sure to go over. Maybe I can goad him into repeating it. “That’s not how it works. I decide when we both come,” he growled. “When do I get to decide?” I countered. He plunged two fingers deep into my pussy and I quivered. “When I tell you to ride my dick and make me come. Now you have sixty seconds to come, and don’t disappoint me.”