Release Day + Review: Lies We Tell



Lies We Tell by Jeana E. Mann is LIVE! Are you ready for the truth?

I was not prepared for this book, but I loved every second of it!! I am a sucker for a good second-chance romance and Lies We Tell is AMAZING!!” ~Messy Bun Book Blog


One lie. One crazy, dark, dirty lie turned my world upside down. It dug its claws into my life, altered my future, and clouded my past.

I thought I was over him. The one who lied. I thought I’d moved on with a successful career, a fat bank account, and a sexy boyfriend.

All that changes when Owen Henry walks back into my life. He’s out on parole, standing on my front porch, looking sexier than ever. I want to hate him for what he’s done, but all I can do is think about how great his lips felt on mine the last time we kissed.

I’m so screwed.

*This book was released in 2017 as Monster Love and contains new content.

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AuthorPicJeana is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author from Indiana. She gave up a career in the corporate world to write about sexy billionaires and alpha bad boys. With over twenty books and several awards beneath her belt, she’s never regretted her choice to live out her dream. She’s a free spirit, a wanderer at heart, and loves animals with a passion. When she’s not tripping over random objects, you’ll find her walking in the sunshine with her rambunctious dogs and dreaming about true love.

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Rating: 3 / 5 stars

This was a quick and fun read. I loved a lot of things about it, even though I didn’t think the writing was the best I’d ever read. It just seemed a little rushed and choppy in parts, and that sometimes made it hard for me to lose myself in the story. But I am a total sucker for a good second-chance romance, and this had all the pieces to make me SWOON. If you’re looking to escape for a bit from the COVID-19 madness, this book might be just perfect. Stella and Owen have so much chemistry. A solid 3-star read from me!

I especially liked the dual perspective narrative. I really like romances when I get to see both characters’ point of view. I feel like it makes me more emotionally invested because I get to know both characters. I also liked how we started in the present, 18 years after the first part of the story, but then Owen’s perspectives flashed back to earlier. It was neat to see teenage Stella through his eyes at the same time as older Stella is telling us about what she was like back then. I just thought that was really clever and it worked.

I did think some parts of the plot moved along rather quickly or that it was just kind of convenient that things happened the way they did, like maybe that’s not how it would really go in real life. Also, there were some gratuitous sexual references early on that just didn’t seem like they fit in yet. That might be just because I prefer a slow-burn, and this didn’t feel like that. The teenagers especially seemed to jump right into major make-out sessions a lot more quickly than I would have expected, but it’s possible that, in my old age, I am out of touch with those teenage hormones raging. Those are my main complaints. This book isn’t gonna win awards for amazing plot building or prose. But that’s not what I read romance for. I read it as an escape from reality, an emotional outlet, a chance to cheer for fictional characters. And this book achieves all of those goals, so I recommend it.

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