It is Livie’s goal in life to be perfect. To follow the straight and narrow path, get prefect grades so she can go to Princeton and become a doctor. And make her father proud. Every decision she has ever made has been done with this in mind.
But when she makes it to Princeton, it doesn’t quite go as she planned. Instead of finding the nice, respectable guy she has dreamed of, she meets Ashton. A handsome rogue who loves nothing more than a good time, and recently, he’s found that good time in Livie’s mouth. And despite herself and knowing that his roommate Connor is absolutely the guy she should be with, she cannot stop thinking about Ashton and his tattoos.
Kacey, Livie’s sister, is hell bent on getting Livie to actually live her life instead of barrelling through it towards her goal. But to Livie, asking her to act irresponsible, or even just her age, is like asking her to stop breathing. Ahston makes her feel like everything is spiralling out of control, so why does she wish she could hold onto him and let just spiral?
It has been a long time since I have fallen so completely, and quickly, in love with a book like I did with this one. One Tiny Lie is one of those books you both want to gobble down whole all at once and yet read it sparingly so it can last forever. We first met Livie in Ten Tiny Breaths, when Kacey told her story. It was a pleasure to revisit these characters and see not only that Kacey is still doing well, but all the adoptive family are.
Livie’s story isn’t as visually destructive as what Kacey’s was, but at least Kacey took what she wanted when she wanted it. Livie denies herself the things she truly wants and the heartbreaking thing is she doesn’t even realise she’s doing it. And in feeling like a failure and wishing she could stay away from Ashton, she discovers more about herself than she ever thought possible.
On the surface this is a fun and flirty book with a hot romance, but scratch the surface and you have two people who are really hurting, and pretty broken, who has the power to heal the other.
I cannot say enough good things about this book. It really is tremendous and I whole heartedly recommend it.
Reviewed by Pamela.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster for sending us a copy to review.
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