Loving Lies is the first in the Men of Summer series (which may be called something else now??).
Domineering to the max, The Men of Summer are much the same as the Men of August … except, LL finally lost the dumbass excuse to throw in a threesome. The “brothers” this time don’t have
to share their women.
Still holding on to the “loved him all my life” thing, Leigh steps it up over Marly's Choice
(Men of August, Book 1) with this one, imo. The story starts off kind of abruptly, and at first I was like, oh hell no, she can’t be throwing us into the sex already?
She was. However, I settled down after I reread the back and realized she was going to tear them apart at some point.
See the thing about me is, I love sexual tension. I eat it up. The “will they? won’t they?” thing gets me every time, even tho I know they eventually "will". Throwing the hero and heroine together immediately, even though the author has given them a history together … just doesn’t work for me. (C'mon- the reader hasn’t shared in on the falling in love so it doesn’t count! Amanda Quick did this with one of the last books I read by her and it quickly became a dnf- big time.)
BUT, as I said, she tore them apart soon enough so it was all good.
One thing that made me wrinkle my nose in this story was the fact that these boys are a bit rednecky (they hang out at a campsite all summer?! Who the eff does that now-a-days?) So the excuse LL gave for Slade leaving Jessie didn’t work the best for me. (A redneck FBI agent? Yeah ok. - Then again what a great cover! Who would ever think Larry the Cable Guy of being an agent? Yep, could be the perfect cover!)
Still, it didn't wash for me.
But I tossed that aside because, Hello? Alpha? Steamy sex anyone? And I simply had to know how Jessie was going to react when Slade came back in her life. Would she give in immediately? Would she fight till the last?
You’re just going to have to read to find out.
Warning: this book contains lots of steamy, hot lovin', All told in graphic, contemporary language.