12.01.2018

ARC Review: Lies by Aleatha Romig

I am...

That’s no longer an easy statement.

Who am I?

Since Sterling Sparrow, a man so handsome he takes my breath away and so infuriating he pushes me in ways I’ve never known, came barreling into my life like a category five hurricane, I can’t even finish that simple statement.

In twenty-six years I’ve lived three lives—been three different people.

Renee. Kennedy. And now, Araneae.


They say that I was named after the spider to make me resilient.

Sparrow would then be a bird.

Birds eat spiders.

I prefer to consider myself a cat. It ups my chance of surviving the world I’m now living.

Maybe that’s only wishful thinking because according to Sterling, my number of lives is running out.

There are people who want to harm me, to learn the secrets they claim that I possess.

The only person to offer me protection is Sterling Sparrow.

Can I trust a man who willingly put me in the sight of danger?

What is real?

What are lies?


★★★☆☆

As secrets are being uncovered and lies are being revealed, Araneae and Sterling are being drawn closer and their chemistry is burning hotter. I can't get enough of Sterling and his commands, demands and orders. I'm not sure if I'd tolerate his behavior in real life, but dang does the author make it work in this story!

Can. Not. Get. Enough. Of. Him!!

Here's the thing: as much as I'm enjoying the heck out of this trilogy, this particular book had Araneae rubbing me the wrong way. I'll tell you why. Hypothetically speaking, if you knew that your life was in danger and the one person who you believed meant you harm actually protected you against said danger, would you learn to trust them? And if your life was again put in jeopardy and this same person ONCE AGAIN moved mountains to ensure your health and safety, would you learn to trust them? I think if this person, over and over again, was shown to put my interests and life before their own, I would give them the benefit of the doubt. I really think I would. Because the other players in this game I know nothing about have shown me nothing to make me feel safe and the threat seems mad real.


But that's just me. The stakes are high and the coast is no war near clear. Sterling and Araneae have to navigate through the swarming snakes to find their version of happy. There are still a lot of secrets and lies that need to be let out and explained and I'm looking forward to the promises that will be made. Who will be making these promises? Will these promises be allowed to be kept? And will this chick finally catch a clue??? I'm staying tuned and I hope you are too!!

Release: December 5, 2018
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat: 3.5
Book 2 - Web of Sin trilogy
My review of book 1, Secrets

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