Author: Molly McAdams
Series: (Forgiving Lies #1)
Published: October 29th 2013
Publisher:  William Morrow & Company
Categories: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
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Synopsis: 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?

Review: I didn’t have stellar experience with the author’s other works. But there’s something about Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams that I wanted to try it out. I’m glad I did, this is way better than her first two books. I have fun reading this book. And by fun I mean I really enjoyed the story, but this book is not comical in any way. It has serious topics thrown in here and how trust played a huge part of their relationship.

Rachel is friends with Candice. Candice has a cousin named Blake who is obsessively in love with Rachel. For nine months, Blake had been asking her out but she kept on declining him. Until one time, due to her friend’s persistence, she accepted his offer. But the time she had with him made her realized who he really is. She had a bad experience with him; she tried so hard to forget about it. And maybe her new hot neighbor, Logan (Kash, and yes with a K) might help her out.

At first, I didn’t know who the real love interest is. I already forgot about the summary and decided to jump into it immediately. I thought it was Blake but just like Rachel, Blake had been giving me this creepy vibes the entire time. I completely understand why Rachel was so disgusted with him. So I’m so annoyed with her friend, Candice, for pushing them together. And for someone who knows her since they were just little kids, she doesn’t even try to consider Rachel’s side. I know they’re cousins, but if Candice knows her well she will feel something off with their situation. So for me, Candice is a very insignificant character and huge liability to her.

Then enter the hot undercover agent, Logan (Kash) who unsurprisingly fell in love with Rachel from the get-go. I’m just pleased that it wasn’t really that sudden per se. They were obviously attracted to each other. But they didn’t jump quickly into bed much to my satisfaction. There was actual development with the two of them which I really am thankful for. The only things that sort of obstructed an almost ideal relationship are their baggage, particularly Logan.  Good thing Rachel disclosed her fears to him but in the guy’s defense, I understand why Kash needs to hide his real identity from her.

The situation between Rachel and Blake actually came back in the later parts of the story. And I was surprised to the extent of this guy’s tenacity to get Rachel. I don’t want to elaborate to avoid spoilers but man that was one scary position to be.

I admit by not reading the summary again, I was caught off guard by the fact it wasn’t a stand-alone series. I really didn’t anticipate how the ending went. I was really shocked on how it ended—in a cliffhanger. It was really unexpected and I really wanted to find out what happened. So hell yeah, I’m going to read the sequel.

I received an advance copy from William Morrow via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review . Thank you.

Preview Quote: “No one has ever made me feel like my heart is flying away but still holding me to this earth. No one has ever made me feel so at peace an crazy with one look. No one has ever made me feel so in love and terrified at the same time. No one until you. ” — Rachel (from Uncorrected Digital Galley)