I was completed sucked in by Tempting Lies by Sara Whitney. She is a new to me author and I really enjoyed every second of it. This is a bright contemporary romance read is fast paced and keeps you engaged. A former playboy who is working on cleaning up his imagine reconnects with an old childhood friend who fears commitment after losing her father at as a young girl. Their fake relationship grows into something more the more time they spend to together remodeling her new home.
This book is funny and engaging. I laughed multiple times and situations while reading this book. I did have a couple of moments where the story dragged a little bit but overall it was worth the read. It was the perfect Sunday Escape. I highly recommend you give this book a try if you are looking for a fun and humorous read.
Title: Tempting Lies
Author: Sara Whitney
Genre: Contemporary Rom-Com
About Tempting Lies:
He’s out to prove he can do more than swing a hammer.
After her widowed mother rushed into a regrettable second marriage, Thea Blackwell vowed never to commit to anything. Not jobs. Not hairstyles. Not men. Yet here she is dreaming about buying a house and having it renovated by the town playboy who never spared her a second glance. Too bad she lacks both the cash and the courage.
Aiden Murdoch put his wild ways behind him to help his ailing father run the family construction business, but he can’t seem to escape his scandalous reputation. Then his childhood friend Thea shows him her money pit of a fixer-upper, and he stumbles on the perfect solution: he’ll provide the labor, and she’ll make him look happily domesticated in front of his father’s nervous clients.
What should be a simple arrangement gets complicated fast when fake kisses lead to real feelings, leaving Aiden aching to prove he’s worth a lifelong commitment and Thea wondering if her pretend boyfriend can truly give up his swipe-right lifestyle. With forever on the line, will they be brave enough to tear down the lies they’ve told each other—and themselves?
Tempting Lies is a witty, wild romantic comedy featuring a charismatic carpenter and the woman who loves to watch him swing his hammer. It’s a standalone romance with a happily ever after, so find your favorite breakfast nook and get reading!
About the Author:
Sara Whitney writes sassy, sexy contemporary romance novels packed with wit, heat, and heart. A 2019 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award finalist, Sara worked as a newspaper reporter and film critic before she earned her Ph.D. and landed in academia. She’s a good pinball player, a so-so karaoke singer, and an expert TV opinion-haver.
In a funny twist of fate, Sara’s married to a divorce attorney, and she likes to think that her happily-ever-afters help keep their household in balance. She and her husband live in the Midwest surrounded by books, cats, and half-empty coffee cups. Keep up with Sara by subscribing to her mailing list here.