TWELVE TRUTHS AND A LIE
COVER DESIGN: Natasha Snow
RELEASE DATE: 9-19-16
Aurora Jones has it all—a job she loves as a child and family therapist, supportive friends, and a decent place to live. What she doesn’t have is much luck when it comes to dating men. And not only are her choices terrible, she also hasn’t been boyfriend free since she was a teenager. So she places herself on a sabbatical of sorts. No dating for twelve months.
Cameron Miller has had a crappy year. His girlfriend fell for his best friend and to ease the pain, he drowns his troubles in more booze and women than he can count. When his buddies finally slap some sense into him and urge him to focus on his new position as a special education teacher in an urban school district, he decides to get his act together.
Away from the prying eyes of their mutual friends, Cameron and Aurora agree to hang out once a week in their newly dubbed Chastity Club. Number of members? Two. It’s a chance to find solace, companionship, and something neither anticipated – a burgeoning attraction. But when Cameron invites Aurora to be his fake date at the reunion his ex-girlfriend and best friend will be attending, their passion ignites. What happens in Chastity Club stays in Chastity Club, right? Until they discover that a year of self-truths might actually lead them to true love.
Told from dual points of view, Twelve Truths and A Lie follows the story of Cameron and Aurora. Still reeling from his being cheated on by his ex-girlfriend, Cameron has been bouncing from one night stand to one night stand. It’s not until his new job as a special ed teacher that Cameron decides he should get his act together….On the outside, Aurora has it all: great job and the best friends a gal could ask for. For the past 9 months, she’s been on a self imposed dating hiatus. Her hope is that this hiatus will open her eyes and have her making better decisions….She never saw Cameron coming. Cameron and Aurora have more in common than either one of them ever expected. What started out as innocent meetings for their “chastity club”, quickly turned into something neither of them ever expected. Will Cameron and Aurora finally get the HEA they both deserve?
Twelve Truths and A Lie was a quick and easy read for me. I fell in love with Cameron and Aurora right away. I loved how easy their relationship was and how entertaining their banter was. I thought the two of them had amazing chemistry and I loved that Cameron and Aurora were friends first before jumping into something more. You could tell from the pull that these two had, that them getting together was just going to be amazing. You just had to sit back, enjoy the ride and see how it all came together.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I am a big fan of friends to lovers romances and this one does not disappoint. This story is sexy and smart. The characters are fun and entertaining. This story has just the right mix of steam, sexy good times, romance and drama.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
“Well,” I explained, after swallowing a bite, “depends how, um, sexually frustrated you’ve been and—”
“Extremely,” she said without hesitation, and I nearly choked on the cheese sliding down my throat. “I mean, Richard doesn’t even—”
She smashed her hand over her mouth, looking positively mortified. “Shit, never mind.”
“Who’s Richard?” I asked, thoroughly confused, wondering if I’d missed something in the conversation.
“Oh, God,” she said. “Can you forget I even said that?”
“Not a chance,” I replied, knowing it would bug the shit out of me all night if she didn’t fess up. “Don’t be embarrassed, we’ve talked about plenty of things already…”
As she took deep breaths, I tried to match up the name Richard to one of her old boyfriends she might’ve mentioned. Or was she more mortified that I’d brought up the idea of being sexually frustrated?
“Look, I wasn’t trying to embarrass you,” I said, attempting to dislodge her hand from her face. “Guys talk about jacking off all the time, I don’t know if girls do, but—”
“Of course we do,” she finally huffed out, her eyes bulging. “Richard is the name of my vibrator.”
Oh fucking Christ, what a visual. My dick immediately tented against my zipper. In that moment, I was so grateful the tablecloth was covering me. After I got over the initial shock and stimulation of her bringing up her vibrator, I focused in on the fact that she had named it in the first place. Richard.
I couldn’t hold back a snort and that caused a chain reaction in Aurora, who began giggling and then full-on laughing. Her face was so beet red that when we made eye contact and I said, “Richard. As in dick?” she howled even louder, causing the people in the booth behind her to turn around and stare.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Once upon a time, Christina Lee lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. She spent her days getting in cabs, shopping for photo shoots, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at her favorite hangouts.
Now she lives in the Midwest with her husband and son—her two favorite guys. She’s been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn’t until she wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that she realized she could turn the fairytales inside her head into the reality of writing fiction.
She’s addicted to lip balm and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.