Happy Release Day to Kyra Davis! Just One Lie is live.
Susi Reviews Just One Lie
The long-awaited follow-up novel to the runaway New York Timesbestseller Just One Night—which Publishers Weekly gave a starred review and proclaimed, “Davis skillfully creates an uplifting story in which sex is presented both as freedom and as a metaphor for power, and where raw chemistry is the clear winner over bland complacency.”
In the instant international sensation Just One Night, sensible Kasie Fitzgerald unleashed her passions—and found herself—through an explosive affair. In Just One Lie, we meet Kasie’s wild and tortured sister, whose impulsivity and lack of self-control has set off a chain of events that changes her family forever.
Melody Fitzgerald is the opposite of the “perfect” daughter. The lead singer of an indie rock band, she is impulsive and creative, with a rebellious streak that both defines her and becomes her greatest enemy. Her lover, the enticing and unpredictable Ash, shares her free spirit and penchant for trouble. On the face of it, he seems to be her perfect match.
So why is she so drawn to her soft spoken, reliable drummer, Brad Witmer? How can a man who wears polo shirts and reads the financial section of the paper be of any interest to her at all? And why on earth does someone like that appear to be so captivated by her?
Before she knows it, Melody finds herself on a path of self-discovery, passion, and affairs of the heart. But will a dark secret from her past derail it all? Or will its exposure be the very thing that unburdens her heart and allows her to seek a future with the one man who loves her completely?
Just One Lie is the third book in the series that started with Just One Night.
I’d like to start my review with this, Kyra is an amazing writer. Her stories are brilliant. She finds a way to make the reader think about life. At least for me, I found myself thinking about decisions that people make and why they make them. Her characters are unique and that is one of the reasons I enjoy reading her books. Mercy, Ash and Brad were different and special for different reasons. Honestly, I didn’t expect this series to take me on such an emotional journey with these beloved personalities.
This story can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the entire series. This book is Mercy (Melody’s) story. After reading Just Once More (novella), I was excited to learn about the infamous Melody. Mercy (Melody) is Kasie’s sister. She’s the sister Kasie thought was dead. Reading about how and why Melody was “dead” was heartbreaking. However, reading how she battled on with life was totally worth it.
This book takes readers back to 1999. This back in time is significant in this story. Mercy (Melody) reunites with Ash, a badboy dreamer from her past who helped contribute to her “death.” The reader gets to relive some of those tragic moments that ultimately lead to Melody becoming Mercy. We learn the truth about her parents and trust me, you will be as upset and I was when you read that part. Mercy also meets Brad, the sweet and charming good guy hottie and drummer. Both men stir feelings in Mercy’s heart and ultimately both men help her move on, grow, and live. Talk about having to make a choice, Ash or Brad?
Mercy proves to be one bad ass woman. She is strong, loving, talented and quite amazing.
The last chapters in this book were my favorite. Mr. Dade and Kasie make their appearance in this book and I found those moments welcoming and they completed Mercy’s life.
Brad and June are back too. But, you’ll have to read the book to find out about them. (my favorite moments)
Kyra, this book was awesome. You stirred all of my emotions along the way. You made me think, made me cry, upset me and ultimately, made me smile. Your steamy scenes are also… Whoa…. Kyra can write sex!
I want to say so much more in this review but will keep it spoiler free for the readers.
I highly recommend this book, this series to all. Kyra will quickly become one of your favorite authors.
I gave this book 5 stars!
I received an ARC is exchange for an honest review.
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