Truths We Tell by Brenda St. John Brown
Series: The Truth Series #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 8, 2015
Format: eARC, 240 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Ella Ingraham almost falls for Josh Devereaux's easy charm and effortless smile. God knows, she wants to. He's made her feel more than anyone has in a long time, both in and out of bed.
But one phone call changes everything. Especially when the truth about Josh is on the other end of that call.
Now Ella isn’t sure which is worse – Josh lying to her about his past, or the fact she can’t stop thinking about him anyway. Not that he’s making it easy.
Josh wants to make things right and he has a plan for stopping her ex's slander campaigns against her before her next big book release. Even Ella has to admit it's a better plan than she -- or her lawyer -- have come up with. For the plan to work, though, Ella has to not only rely on Josh but trust him. Implicitly.
Ella knows she’d be a fool to trust him a second time. So why is her heart trying to convince her otherwise?
When we left Ella and Josh at the end of Lies We Live, Ella had just learned there was a connection between Josh and her jerk of an ex-boyfriend, Eric. Readers didn’t know the nature of the connection, but you had to assume it wasn’t something good. It was a wicked little cliffhanger and I couldn’t wait to find out more and see how the story was resolved. It’s going to be tough to review this book without spoiling the story, so I’m gonna keep it short and sweet here.
Truths We Tell was a fantastic conclusion to The Truth Series duology. I liked how everything wrapped up and – even more importantly – I really enjoyed the ride. Ella and Josh were such great, complex characters and I was fascinated by their story. Even as they were struggling with recent revelations and how their pasts were connected, I shipped these two hard. I wanted Josh to make amends… and do a bit of groveling. I wanted Ella to accept him and his apology and find real happiness. I wanted Eric to pay for being such a bastard to Ella… both in the past and again now as his accusations reared their ugly heads again. I wasn’t ever sure how everything would play out when it was all said and done and I liked that uncertainty. Even more, I liked how it all actually did wind up. It was surprising and, honestly, perfect for me. It proved what type of person Ella truly was and I appreciated it.
Both of the books in The Truth Series were quick, easy reads that I thoroughly enjoyed and can definitely recommend. I loved how the story was revealed in little bits, through both Ella and Josh’s perspectives, with both flashbacks and current-day scenes. Now it’s back to waiting to see what Brenda gives us next! She’s three for three as far as I’m concerned, so I can’t wait to see what’s next.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.