Epic Lies by Trudy Stiles ~Release Blitz w/ Review

Title: Epic Lies
Series: Epic Fail #2
Author: Trudy Stiles
Release Date: June 29, 2016
DAX ANDERSON has always been the one to keep it all together.
~ His family~
~ His friends~
~ His band~
His heart is huge, but guarded. He’s the best friend. The protector. The shoulder to cry on. But he’s never been able to protect his own heart or himself. Lies from his not-so-distant past have destroyed his outlook on love – until he meets her.
GISELLE ANDREWS is confident and happy, but guarded. She’s learned to overcome many obstacles despite her past. She’s fiercely loyal and loves beyond measure. When she’s reminded of her past and the pain that she lived through, will her perfect world begin to crumble?
What connects Dax and Giselle?
 And will EPIC LIES destroy their future?
EPIC LIES is the second book in the EPIC FAIL series and can be read as a standalone novel.
This series is a spinoff of the FOREVER FAMILY series.

Review

Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 4.5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Both Giselle and Dax have been through some tragic circumstances in life. They’ve been lied to. They’ve been used. They’ve been cheated on and suffered a tremendous loss. When fate brings them together during a hailstorm, will the two decide to trust their pull to one another and give themselves a chance? Or will all of the lies lead to them running away?

“You’re confusing me. One minute, you’re telling me you can’t stop thinking about me. Then, you’re kissing me like you mean it. Now you’re all, ‘No?’”

“Trust me, this won’t work. We won’t work. You’re better off.”

“Oh, so Mr. Brooding Rock Star is suddenly making an appearance,” I say sarcastically.

He raises his eyebrows and shakes his head. “What?”

“You can’t just tell me all of those things, kiss me like that and not feel anything. Don’t you feel it? There’s something here, between us. I know I felt it the second you came into my car.” I’m challenging him, and it feels good. And I want him to kiss me again, despite all of his contradictions.

He stands up and looks down at me. “I don’t want this. It was a mistake,” he snaps and backs away.

I was so nervous reading the prologue that this was going to be a huge tearjerker for me. But I loved this book! This is my first Trudy Stiles novel and I definitely want to check out the others because it was so much amazingness in one book. Dax…you have my heart. The entire book was about the serendipity of the moment these two connect. Their past and present are interwoven throughout the story to give you the full effect of all of their missed connections and the inevitable rightness of their current relationship. Giselle saves Dax literally and figuratively. Such a beautiful story. Pretty epic for me.

Now I’m very curious about all of the other books in their world. I think I have some catching up to do and I’m really looking forward to new books on my TBR. I know this wasn’t exactly a second chance love story but in my mind, Giselle and Dax kind of got a second chance at a connection that they kept missing because they just weren’t ready for each other quite yet.
Robin

Epic Sins (#1) – November 4, 2015
Garrett Armstrong, the lead guitarist of Epic Fail, womanizer and not so nice guy, leaves a trail of women in his wake. A recent one-night stand wreaks havoc, and turns his present completely upside down. He’s faced with a reality that he never expected. Never wanted.
Samantha Weston can’t escape the black cloud that follows her. She suffered an unspeakable loss as a teenager and has been climbing uphill ever since. As soon as her life starts to become manageable she’s slammed with another tragic event, forcing her to abandon the only thing in life that she cherishes.
A heartbreaking situation throws this unlikely pair together. They’re forced to face things that seem impossible. Can Sam get past the demons that haunt her? Can Garrett accept a fate he swore to avoid at all costs?
Can they conquer the sins that are poised to destroy them or will they become an Epic Fail?
Epic Sins is the first book of the Epic Fail series, a spinoff of The Forever Family series.
Reading The Forever Family series is not required as these are all spin-off/standalone novels, but it may enhance your experience.

Trudy Stiles is a USA Today Bestselling Author, writer of New Adult Romance, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She’s the author of the bestselling Forever Family series including Dear Emily, Dear Tabitha, and Dear Juliet. Epic Sins and Epic Lies are the first books in the Epic Fail series and will continue with at least two more standalone novels, Epic Love and Epic Holiday. She plans to write many more stories about some of the characters you’ve already met, and maybe a few new ones. Emily will get her own story, Sincerely, Emily, to be released in 2017.

She’s also a contributing author to the USA Today Bestselling anthology, F*cking Awkward, a hilarious group of short stories sure to make you cringe, laugh and everything in between. All proceeds from this project benefited The Bookworm Box and its charities.

Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.

When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.

She celebrates Wine Wednesday almost every day.

 

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