Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Pretty Little Lies by Jennifer Miller

A little lie can change the course of everything. . .

Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she’s ever wanted – until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia’s heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving behind her family, friends and the boy she loves.

Seeking comfort and an escape, Olivia finds it in resident bad boy Deacon. He’s everything Luke isn’t – and that’s fine with Olivia.

Now, seven years later, Olivia is older, wiser and headed back to Chicago looking forward to a fresh start and reconnecting with her best friend Pyper. What she doesn’t expect, is to come face to face with the boy she left behind and discover that even though she may have left, her feelings for him didn’t.

Can Olivia put aside the pain in her heart and trust Luke? Will the ties to her past ever let her go, or will she continue to let her life be affected by pretty little lies?
Where do I start with this one? Ever since I read the first chapter at the end of Heidi McLaughlin’s book, I’ve been wanting to read this! I’m so glad I got the chance! It was exactly what I had hoped for!

Throughout the story, the characters are very unique and very interesting. They all had aspects that I felt like I could relate to and understand. Don’t get me wrong, I REALLY wanted to shake Olivia at times. Heck, for that matter, I wanted to shake Luke at times, too!

I really enjoyed seeing how Luke fought for Olivia and he didn’t just give up when she tried pushing her away. At times I felt as if he was a bit overbearing and forceful, but it worked. The more I got to know Luke’s personality, the more I understood his intentions. He’s a great guy and just wanted his girl back. I received a text from a friend when she finished reading PLL that said, "And could I get me some Luke???" <--- pretty much.

At times Olivia REALLY frustrated me. I wanted to just knock some sense in to her and tell her to just give it up and give Luke a chance. Although, I also am glad that she pushed through in finding herself and establishing herself as a person. She needed that. She needed to have a sense of independence. She’s a great girl and has an amazing support system around her. Her relationship with Pyper as well as all of her “dates” had me seriously laughing out loud on more than one occasion!

I will say that I had a couple of difficulties with it. The story was fabulous, but sometimes there were too many details. I like having an idea of what is going on, but I don’t need every little detail. That’s not necessarily a flaw of the book because some folks really like that, it’s just a personal preference of mine!

Oh and there’s a cliffhanger. A huge one. So now I am sucked in and I cannot WAIT until the next one so that I can find out how this is going to pan out for Olivia, Luke, Pyper, & Deacon!

Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but now calls Arizona home. Jennifer’s love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood. Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s dreamed of writing a book of her own. Quickly learning that dreams don’t just fall into your lap, she knew she had to chase them herself and not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things. She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to change. For more information about Jennifer and her books please visit

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for your review and for being part of the tour!! I would love for you to leave your review on Amazon, Goodreads and/or Barnes & Noble when you have time. I love it!!