Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams



Title: Deceiving Lies
Series: Yes. Forgiving Lies #2
Author: Molly McAdams
Additional info: (read on your own risk) (view spoiler)
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Rating: 2 stars
Cliffhanger: No.

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’m so disappointed Deceiving Lies went this route, I want to pick my hair out and stab myslef in eye sockets. I know, I probably sound overdramatic but how could one story went from ‘I’m lovin’ it’ to ‘I consider slitting my writs open it hurts so much’ in only few chapters? I just don’t understand it! Kill me now, please!

Deceiving Lies starts a little bit earlier than epilogue from first book in the series ended. It comes back to Rachel and Kash’s ‘honeymoon phase’. The both of them are trying to live together and have a healthy, strong and filled with love relationship. And for the most part they are doing great.

Kash is still swoonworthy, admirable hero, Rachel has a great sense of humor and their love life is perfect till the moment Rachel is kidnapped by men that want to hurt Kash and Mason. The gang they put behind the bars is trying to blackmail them into freeing from prison every gang member they caught.

Careful reader of my review can sense spoiler. It’s not written, yet it can be read between the lines. Don’t read further if you don’t want to know what’ll happen. The blurb doesn't hide much, though.

And here comes Trent. He’s Rachel’s captor and… he has some 'strong' feelings toward this beautiful, defenseless girl.

*insert horror song theme *

I gave Molly McAdams books a second chance when I picked up Forgiving Lies and didn’t regret it. I quickly fell in love with Rachel and Kash’s story. It was perfect just the way it was. I didn’t even want a sequel. I was perfectly fine with how things ended till the epilogue who messed up the rest and opened a new door for next novel in the series. I was not happy about that, but considering I found Kash and Rachel enjoyable and sexy couple, I wanted to know how their story would end and my sweet spot for Mason made me jump on the occasion, when I saw Deceiving Lies is up for review requests . That’s why I picked it up. And I truly wanted to love this novel.

My heart breaks just thinking about how much I did not love it. Why? I guess, it’s because it has a lot of what I call ‘Molly McAdams’ syndrome’. Readers who had an occasion to read McAdams’ other stories and didn’t find them pleasant will definitely know what I am talking about.

The truth is I was on the verge of DNFing Deceiving Lies from the moment I found out in what direction it is going. I felt like someone punched me in the gut. How this perfect, admirable story from Forgiving Lies could change so much?

Rating this part of Rachel and Kash’s story is very difficult. I loved the beginning, though it was fluffy, but I didn’t mind at all, the middle and the end was very disappointing and unsatisfactory…

I didn’t want this story to reach a forbidden territory that McAdams is the queen of. And even though I could rationalize some of Rachel’s actions I just didn’t want to. I have had my even share of heroines like her and plots gone wrong and I absolutely feel no relation to her doings. That’s why my heart broke repeatedly while reading Deceiving Lies. It had absolutely nothing common with the first instalment – there was no swoon moments, there was no perfection and it only pissed me off.

Honestly, I regret reading it and I wish I could erase it along with few last pages from Forgiving Lies from my memory. I don’t understand why Molly McAdams felt the need to destroy this story. I’d be satisfied if Kash and Rachel’s story ended in first book and second one could be about Mason. I’d love that.

I'm rating Deceiving Lies 2 stars though, because I really enjoyed the beginning of the book.

*ARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for honest review *


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