Monday, December 30, 2013

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Perfect Lie by Teresa Mummert

"Sometimes love burns so hot in your veins that it consumes
all rational thought.

That's why Brock and I never had a chance.  I had to start my life over. College was my
chance to become someone new. I changed everything about myself to fit in, but
one person saw through my facade.

The attraction between Abel and I was undeniable, but I
still hadn't healed from the painful secret I carried around with me. Abel
struggled to get me to face my past in order to move forward. In doing so, he
revealed a secret of his own; one that changed everything I thought I knew.

A secret that would bring Brock back into my life and force
me to face the truth of what really happened the day I lost him."

Wow, this book is certainly different!  I started it sort of typical and ended with my jaw left hanging open.  Delilah (Lie) has a dark past that she is clinging on to.  Mainly, someone she is clinging on to, Brock. Moving on has not been easy for her but she finds herself hanging out with people who make poor choices and are not true friends.  You get to know certain facts here about her and Brock, her childhood, but not the whole story.  I was waiting for more.  To be honest, the beginning was slow for me.  Getting to know Lie and re-living her flashbacks was a bit tedious.  It was in fact necessary for later.  
As the story picked up, Lie meets Abel.  He is part of this "so called" friend group.  His banter with Lie was funny and at times endearing.  I really wanted her to just break down her walls and fall for him.  He had other things in mind. He kept coming back, kept showing up in her life.  She couldn't figure out why this strong attraction was there. 
Reading along in this book, you might wonder why all the fuss is out there about Perfect Lie?  Why is everyone raving about this?  Well, you have to read to find out.  It's not until the latter part of the book.  Lie begins her tale.  She tells us in agonizing detail what really happened that day.  What happened to Brock is revealed.  I can assure you, it is nothing that you would have guessed.  It's a complete mind fuck but also sort of beautiful.  I loved the ending.  I loved the epilogue.  I kind of want more of the epilogue because it is so unique!  Awesome story with an amazing ending that will knock you out! 
xo, D
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"I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story.
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband's military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates!"

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