Lies in the Darkness by Amanda J. Clay
Publication date: May 9th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Sophie DeLuca used to be a nice girl—but that was before Luke Lamanuzzi tore her heart to shreds. Now she’s a walking trail of vodka-soaked destruction, something her sexy, smooth-talking coworker Davis won’t let her forget. He might have a secret crush on her—but his playboy reputation would never let him admit it. His best friend Blake’s own love of all-nighters and debauchery comes crashing to a halt when a one-night stand backfires. Level-headed Cassie seems like she’s the one who has it all together, but she’s just better at hiding her skeletons.
Ungracefully pirouetting in and out of love triangles, drug addictions and unwanted pregnancies, four friends stumble their way through their last year of study and try to grasp the realities of the world on the other side.
Panty Scorching -3
Overall Rating -4
Reviewed by Ladyballs
Whew……what did I just read? LOL….I don’t mean that in a bad way…well not really. I felt like I was on a roller coaster. So many characters, so many having sex…then swapping partners, love triangles, drugs, alcohol…my head is still spinning. Oh did I mention pregnancy too?
Ok, so I will start with, I liked this book and the story line. I truly did. BUT…there was just tooooo much going on and was hard to follow at times. I think some of the story lines and characters jammed into this book could have used there own book. This should have only really been about Sophie who trust me was definitely due her own book…She has enough drama for a whole book but damn girl, get a grip!!!! What a hot mess!!!! While it was interesting as hell, I was losing track of who was sleeping with who, etc. It was fast paced and kept my attention though, that is for sure.
Basically its about a group of friends and some sleep together, some don’t, some realize they have feelings for each other when they have only ever hated each other….love triangles, pregnancies, booty calls….it was just crazy. It was kind of like an episode of Melrose Place vs. St. Elmo’s Fire but on steroids. LOL….There is just too many story lines for me to try to write about but I think I have pretty much outlined the basis. Definitely worth the read if you can keep up and I’m hoping that the author branches out and expands more on some of the characters that were jammed into this book and see more in depth what their story was and how they turned out. I felt like the surface was just scraped with a lot of them and would love to read about them all some more.
About The Author
Amanda J. Clay is a California native with a resume of clichéd Cali traits, like a love of breakfast burritos, yoga and red wine. She had a fantastic time studying English and Journalism at Chico State University and then a very serious time slaving away for a Master’s degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. She currently lives in the charming city of Berkeley, CA. When she’s not staring at a computer screen, she spends most of her spare time plotting world adventures. She currently has one published Young Adult novel, Rebel Song. Watch for her next release, an offbeat New Adult contemporary, out in 2016.
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