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Author: Angela Richardson Series:  (Pieces of Lies #2) Expected publication:...

pieces of liesAuthor: Angela Richardson
Series:  (Pieces of Lies #2)
Expected publication: May 15th 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis: In the sequel to Pieces of Lies, we follow Norah and Clint to New York, the playground for the Lappell and Big Joe.

From the outside, everything looks great for Norah and Clint. They have a new apartment, new jobs, a new life. Everything looks perfect… or is it?
Leaving Morewell was a big step for the couple, but for Norah, she moved with the knowledge that there could be more secrets Clint could be keeping, more deception that could bring her whole world crashing down. She took the step knowing the truth would be lurking in the shadows, waiting for her to find it. Will the truth find Norah or will she find the truth?

In this story, relationships will be tested, old feelings will surface, secrets will be revealed and emotions will run high. By the end, Norah will have chosen her love, but at what price?

Review: I enjoy New Adult novels despite their tiring similarities. But on rare occasion some brave the trend and dish out very interesting stories in this genre. Ms. Angela Richardson’s Pieces of Lies series is one of them. The one of those that courageously created a book that’s not only different but also highly enjoyable. Mafia, secret society and more. You cannot find these in your typical NA books. And let me tell you good folks that this novel, Pieces of Truth, is much more than I expected.

You know the ending of the first book left me thinking about the secret Clint is hiding from Norah. Samuel is trying to worm his way again to Norah’s heart but Clint is currently holding it tightly. So Samuel did a smart move of making Norah doubt Clint and in the process not completely letting him hold her heart.  Samuel showered her gifts, which annoyed Clint greatly. This always triggers their argument, Clint wants him to stop his flamboyant gestures but Norah doesn’t want to endanger his life by meeting him. Besides, she was still thinking about the note Samuel left. So Norah sought out Josh for help. And meeting Josh again brought some interesting feelings—a non-friendship one.

You guys, you guys if you love the first one you will definitely like this one either. I want to fangirl and tell you all the reveals that happened here, but that’s so cruel as I don’t want to ruin anything for you. Let me just say that fight is not only between Clint and Samuel, but Josh is also included in this very complicated equation. Of course at the end she finally knew whom she really loves but it wasn’t an easy road to get there. There are lots of lies, truths and manipulation of those truths before the two of them get there. And you wouldn’t believe how one the guys cleverly orchestrated the whole thing in order to win Norah’s heart. At first I was nodding, totally agreeing with her choice because he obviously the one for her—the one who truly loves her. But when I read the ending, oh gosh, I was profoundly surprised. I would have never guess than he can do something as huge and as scheming as that. You can never really judge a book by its cover, huh?

I’m somewhat annoyed with Norah here. Even if I take all the deceits in consideration, I just can’t take how she easily jumped into conclusion, more than that I dislike how she ran away every time she found out the truth, not letting them explain. I know they did awful things to her but I think they deserve to be heard and that’s when she can decide. But she cowardly ran and hides to my annoyance. Another thing, I approved (well, fifty-fifty, particularly after that epilogue) of the guy she chose, although I must say I didn’t like how she jumped from one boy to the other one especially I found that self-realization (of feelings) a monumental one.

I wonder how Norah will react if she found out that the guy she loves wasn’t completely honest to her. He might not lie about the whole thing but he manipulated the truth. She might as well consider that lying. So my question is…is there a third book?

I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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