Sunday, September 7, 2014

Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #2) by Molly McAdams ~ Review

Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies, #2)Source: e-ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #2) by Molly McAdams

The irresistible, blazing-hot sequel to New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams's Forgiving Lies.

Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they've had, she's ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there's something else waiting—something threatening to tear them apart.

Kash is ready for it all with Rach. Especially if all includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. With his line of work, he knows how short life can be, and doesn't want to waste another minute of theirs. But now his past as an undercover narcotics agent has come back to haunt him ... and it's the girl he loves who's caught in the middle.

Trent Cruz's orders are clear: take the girl. But there's something about this girl that has him changing the rules and playing a dangerous game to keep her safe. When his time as Rachel's protector runs out, he will turn his back on the only life he's known, and risk everything, if it means getting her out alive.


I have an addiction to books by Molly McAdams. There's something about her characters, their situations, and her writing in general that just draws me in and has me coming back for more every time. When I finished Forgiving Lies, that addiction increased tenfold. CLIFFHANGER. Mega cliffhanger. I almost died. (Okay, that's an exaggeration.) This sequel was one I was anticipating in a huge way, and now I can happy dance because I absolutely loved it.

While Forgiving Lies had a mystery going on and a heavy topic mixed with that, the story still had something of a light feeling to it. I found it so easy to focus on the romance and sweet aspects. With this book, it's intense, pretty much the whole way through. The plot is just as enthralling as the first book, but this time it holds a different tone. 

Rachel is so different in this one, but that's obviously an affect to the situation she's been thrown into. Plus, while she is different, she still has her strength. It wears a bit, but it didn't vanish, and for that I think Rachel is awesome. I think Kash is awesome, too, because he went through hell right along with Rachel. In a different way, of course, but it still sucked for him. These two characters were ones I had fallen for in the first book, but with this one, I feel so much closer to them. There's just something about going through that traumatic situation with them.

And then there was Trent. Personally, I love this guy. He has a good heart, and I was so worried for him. That anxiousness only increased as the story progressed, and I liked how that drew me into the book even MORE. I would have preferred that little hint of a love triangle hadn't happened (because I heart Trent, but I don't want Rachel and Kash to break up), but I'm not angry about it now. I realize that sometimes things happen that way. They just do. Anyway, I hope we get to learn more about Trent in the future. I'd like to spend some more time with him.

The romance in this book was shown more by devotion. How Rachel spends so much of her time in that room thinking about Kash. Wondering and worrying about him. Hoping he'll show up. And how Kash does literally anything he has to do to get Rachel back. Sure, this book wasn't as full of smexy times, but it was full of love, and that made my heart happy, even though it hurt for what these characters had to go through. 

I pretty much had two main things I didn't particularly enjoy about this book. First, I was invested in the story. I'd already grown attached to the characters in Forgiving Lies, so I was absolutely interested in what would happen in this book. However, there were lulls in the book where I got bored. Points where I wish Kash would just FIND her already so things could happen, or maybe Trent and Rachel could leave the room or something...I just wanted something to happen. Those points where I was wishing for THINGS to happen didn't last long, and I never got completely sick of the book because of these small lulls. But I have to acknowledge that they happened. The other thing was the itty bitty love triangle, which I already mentioned. It's not a huge deal or a reason to skip this book, but it happened for a small amount of time and I would have preferred it didn't. 

Overall, I enjoyed Deceiving Lies just as much as I did Forgiving Lies. This one was more intense and made my heart hurt, but I honestly loved it. My Molly McAdams addiction is still going strong!

4 stars - Intense and full of emotion, this was one I definitely enjoyed!


  1. I've had this book for quite a while, but haven't been sure it's for me. I'm glad you liked it, despite your gripes.

  2. I enjoyed this one as well, but agree that there were some lulls that slowed down the story.

  3. I love it when you get so attached to characters that you get so invested in their story, and you are pushing for them to get things done already. Even though there were lull's in the story, it seems you really loved it.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace