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The Lies that Save Us (Broken Heart #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,038 Ratings  ·  100 Reviews
Alexa is beautiful, smart and alone in the world, a result of devastating losses in her life. She purchased a diner in the quiet out of the way town of Startup, Washington and hired employees to help run it. She’s just beginning to feel secure in her loneliness. <br>Suddenly her world is jolted awake by Cayman, a handsome young stranger that enters her diner seemingl ...more
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published July 3rd 2013
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
Aug 06, 2013 marked it as my-kindle-freebie-to-read
Shelves: got-4-free
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Feb 09, 2014 rated it liked it
The Lies that Save Us was an okay read.
It was full of action and lots of twists and turns but there were also inconsistencies and situations that just didn't ring true. I'm not sure, it just seemed a bit false at times. (view spoiler)
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
Maybe I'm in a bad mood (I am heavily dosed with midol, after all): I did not care for this book.

The writing was very... obviously teenager-y.
When I read, I want to get lost in the plot. I want to feel like I'm there, not just be told I'm there. I need time to ease into a heartpounding relationship or grow connections to characters.

I got nothin' here. I had to keep reminding myself not to judge it too quickly and tried to squeak past my great annoyances with the characters and story progression
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I stumbled upon this book when I was given a copy of the 2nd book Solitary Tears for an honest review. I downloaded The Lies that Save Us so I would know what was going on in the series. I was happy I did.
I enjoyed this book. Going into it I wasn't sure what to expect. There was mystery, action, gun fights, a little romance. What else can you ask for? Alexa lost her dad and her fiance over a year ago. Her fiance betrayed her, and she was left alone. She moves to a small town opens a diner and t
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a free download and I can say with all honestly that had I had to pay for it I would still have enjoyed it as much as I did :) If you've read any of my other reviews you will know that I love reading authors who are new to me and who have the ability to turn out a good book that not only as a story line that had me not wanting to put my kindle down, but also produced a book that was not riddled with typographical/grammatical/other errors that are guaranteed to put my teeth on ...more
Will Decker
Jul 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Very amateurish writing. Made me think grade school project. The characters didn't have any depth or believability to them while the plot seemed contrived and forced. I was really looking forward to this story after reading the preview, but it was a big let down. Too many scenes that didn't ring true and the author didn't do enough research on the background matter she was using. IE; FBI protocol and procedures. I'm being overly generous giving it 3 stars, but it is the holiday season, after all ...more
Donna Porter
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It had romance, mystery, suspense and a cliff hanger at the end. That makes for a great book. This story was about Alexa and Cayman. They meet sometime after Alexa's ex killed her father. Little does she know Cayman has been sent to protect her at all costs. As the mystery unfolds their love for each other grows. I know you will find this book as enjoyable as I did and it is a good read
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a free gift and what a great free gift.

This book is fantastic and I loved it.

Some men you just can't trust but others you should trust with your whole heart.

Alexa trusts nobody and has good reason. Cayman is a man of mystery. Should Alexa trust him???? Read the book to see.

I would recommend this book.
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
this was a very good book it keep my intrested through out the book
I found myself trying to guess If Cayman was good or bad ..
Kathy Dubois
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole story!! Love this and can't wait for the next book in the series!
Jaime Mccracken
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read this book in 3 days. What a page turner and I loved every page of it.
Kim Reese
Sep 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sample-read
Melodramatic garbage. Stunted characters. Unoriginal and unimaginative plot. Waste of my time.
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Lighthearted with a twist
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Initially I gave it only one star, but decided to give one more for it not having a cliffhanger.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
While most of the book is pretty good the ending was so rushed and the characters were totally different in the end. Highly disappointing...
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
After suffering the loss of her father at the hands of her ex-husband, Alexa moves to the quiet small town of Startup, Washington, where she purchases a diner and tries to put the past behind her. But when a handsome mysterious stranger named Cayman walks into Alexa's life, she is forced to confront the ghosts and mysteries from the past, as danger and romance lurks around the corner.

The Lies That Save Us is an intriguing romantic suspense novel that easily captivates the reader's attention with
Danyella Matthews
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Lies That Save Us is the first JL Redington book that I have read, and now I am a fan. This was a great read. The novel keeps you guessing from beginning to end, Redington gives nothing away and the surprises keep coming. In The Lies That Save Us, Redington brings us a ton of action and conspiracy with a little romance thrown in to keep things spicy and the pages turning.
The Lies That Save Us is the first book of The Broken Heart Series and was available as a free promotional download for
Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an awesome story full of secrecy, mystery, romance and drama which starts at the beginning of the story until the very end. After suffering the loss of her father at the hands of her ex-husband, Alexa moves to the quiet small town of Startup, Washington, where she purchases a diner and tries to put the past behind her. She become attached and look forward in the visit of Keith, an elderly person who appears poor and a father figure to her. A handsome  mysterious stranger named Cayman wal ...more
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Alexa and Cayman

Alexa's world was turned upside down when a year ago she lost the two most important men in her life, her father murder by her fiancee and her her fiancee spending the rest of his life in prison.

She decided to moved far away from everyone and everything. When she open her own diner in a small town, she had vowed never to trust more less to fall in love, ever again.

When Cayman Richard walked into Alexa's diner, he knew what he had to do. He was send to do one
Adrienne Testa
Sep 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Alexa is still mourning the death of her father,as she builds a new life as a diner owner in Washington State. Her life is turned upside down when a stranger enters her diner, bringing spies, lies, deception and desire. Cayman Richards, special ops agent for the FBI and has secrets of his owns. Alexa and Cayman are attracted to each other, but Alexa knows Cayman is not being truthful. Together Alexa and Cayman try to figure out her father's code and get it to Washington DC to a specific agent. N ...more
Feb 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Alexa has faced some serious losses in her life. Having acquired a little diner in Washington, she's starting to feel secure being on her own. That was until Cayman came into her life, asking her out.

Normal, right? Until she keeps catching glances of her father, who died. Cayman wants to help her solve the mystery of her father, reassuring her that he believes her when she says she sees him, and they embark on a journey.

He's far more than he seems, as they journey through a string of surprising
Alexa had lost everything in a moment, her father and her ex-fiance. Feeling lost, Alexa found herself in Standup, Washington starting new with a diner she bought and a promise to herself never to get close to another man again. That is until Cayman walked into her diner, he was persistence in trying to get her to date but she refused. When she finally relented it was like her world exploded, now someone is out to get her and she is finding that the father who she loved was not quite who she tho ...more
Lynsey Sabin
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well that was rather intense. Nail bitingly, edge of your seat brilliant. There's romance, hot sex, a hot alpha male who has more secrets than Area 51, a sassy female and gun fights. What more could a girl ask for from a book? Nothing much that's for sure as this one ticks all the right boxes. Now it does seem kinda slow at the beginning but it doesn't take long to get really into it. Also don't do what I did and try and figure out what the male lead, Caymen, is up to. You will never get it. It ...more
Kelly Garcia
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Not what I expected

Not what I expected

the story was ok, for being an undercover spy type story. I'm generally NOT a fan of this type of story so it was my fault for not reading the blurb, so my opinion might be less valued by spy fans. I thought it was murder mystery.--which it isn't really. but even after I figured out that, I stool enjoyed it enough to keep reading it. it WAS kinda predictable, but I don't always mind that. I am not sure why this is marked as Christian fiction--which it clearl
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another freebie that didn't disappoint...

This book had my undivided attention from page one. I read the entire thing in just a couple of hours. Mystery, suspense, love...what more could you ask for? Alexa was a great, well developed heroine with a wicked sense of humor. I'm a little confused though...did I miss a part somewhere that pertained to what happened to the ex that was supposedly charged with her father's murder?? My only complaint is I would have loved to know more about Cayman's histo
Nikki Barrett
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Lies that Save us is a suspenseful, riveting read that captured my attention. It has many of the elements I enjoy in a good book: Romance, intrigue, mystery, great dialogue, fast paced...I could go on, but you get the idea. Alexa has so many things going on and she's just not sure how to handle life or where to go with things. Then Cayman comes in her life and he's a mystery as well.

Just when I thought I had an idea on things, nope, I was proved wrong! Yeah, gotta love some great twists. O
Dec 04, 2013 rated it liked it
After the death of her father, Alexa moves from Arizona to Washington to start a new life for herself and opens up a diner in the small town of Startup. When Cayman Richards enters her world, she is forced to revisit the past and uncover the secrets and lies that have surrounded her all her life. The characters are enjoyable and this book held my interest until the end. The outcome was a little predictable, but Redington threw in a few good twists throughout the book. I enjoyed the writing style ...more
Samantha March
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This is quite a story! Even after reading the synopsis, I was still a bit caught off guard by how intense this book got. Not to say I disliked it, the plot twist was just unexpected to me. The beginning started off just a tad slow for me, but once the action started picking it up the book got exciting and I was having a lot of fun reading it. There is romance and suspense, and I loved the cliff hanger…well, loved in the sen
Dorothy Gagnon
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finding the Truth

Alexa bought and decorated a diner adopting a fifty’s theme, after her father's death. But she still missed her Dad, even though the diner kept her busy. She had many same customers, one that kept asking her for a date.

Even though Cayman was quite handsome, Alexander was not ready to go that route again. Then one night Cayman walked her home, only to find a robber rushing by Alex and knocking her down.

Questions rose as to why, leading to mystery, suspense and even suspicions of
Rosie Amber
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I would describe this book as a romantic thriller. The title hints that all may not be as it seems. Alexa is running away from the death of her father at the hands of her Ex. She finds peace in a quiet town where she buys a diner. The customer known as "Ham and Eggs" pulls at her heart strings and try as she might she can't push him away. But this man comes with his own secrets and danger starts following Alexa. The plot thickens with several twists and turns as Alexa's life is put into even mor ...more
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JL Redington Author of Mystery Romance & Young Adult Fiction About the Author JL Redington lives in Juneau Alaska with her husband Terry and puppy, Shelby. Together they are the parents of 6 grown children and 19 grandchildren. She loves to read, camp, cook and be with her friends and family. Reading has always been a source of relaxation to her. She read to her children each day when they wer ...more
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