Ink and Lies is an interesting spin on the age-old story of friends-turned-lovers.
Rhys and Fiona have been friends since college. They do everything together (but act more like brother and sister than potential lovers).
Rhys is anti-love in all things, whereas Fiona is a hopeless romantic. Opposites really do attract, I suppose.
I enjoyed the storyline and the characters for the majority of the book. This is my first book by SL Jennings, and I really liked her writing style.
There were several moments when my heart was racing, turning pages quickly to find out what happens. That doesn’t happen very often in a straight-up romance, and that is what I loved about the book.
But…. (and you knew there was going to be a ‘but’, right?). There is an aspect of the story that I don’t know how to feel about or describe sufficiently, but here goes: Fiona is so desperate for her fairytale happily-ever-after and Rhys is so adamant about avoiding commitment that they each take extreme measures to attain their goals.
Rhys is a douchecanoe to Fiona several times, and she keeps coming back for more. I felt for her, but she had made her bed and needed to lie in it. I know it was a deflect/protect mechanism for Rhys, but he was downright mean.
Maybe I took it too personally? I don’t know, but I do know that it didn’t make me feel that great. However, it did make me feel something and it was a turning point for the characters, so I guess it did the job.
Overall, I did enjoy the love story that Rhys and Fiona are creating together throughout the book. There was just that one point that I didn’t feel as great about, but it may not bother others.
I would recommend reading Ink and Lies, so you can make your own opinion about it. I plan to read more SL Jennings novels in the near future because I did enjoy the writing very much.
Thank you for the advanced copy of INK & LIES by S.L. Jennings. All opinions are my own.
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date published : February 9, 2016
pages : 308
Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.
Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But I managed to steal only a single kiss before I had to skip town.
Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion dollar security company.
Not that I can tell her.
There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. I can’t let on that I’m here to bring him down before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.
Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.
There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon as I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten…
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