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Yesterday's Half Truths (Carolina Days #2)

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She never thought it would go this far.

It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn't know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn't want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth.

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Paperback, 370 pages
Published November 24th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published November 22nd 2014)
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Cassandra Curiel
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the 7th book I've read by Carey and I have yet to read a book by her that I don't like. Her characters are always so realistic that they help me forget about my world and that is always a welcome escape.
This book follows Lindsay, a fashion blogger, and Luke, a personal trainer, as their lives collide and sparks fly. These two were amazing to watch as a couple. The pace of their relationship was fantastic and fulfilling. It was far
3.75 Stars!

This was such a sweet read! I can't believe I almost didn't give it a chance!


Lindsay is an agoraphobic who runs a successful fashion blog online. Problem is that she is overweight and alters her images to make herself look like a size two. And now one of her old classmates is posting online how she's so excited to meet Lindsay during their ten-year high school reunion. Lindsay is terrified of going outside her house and definitely does not want her followers to know that she h
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So I had to change my rating for this book. The more I thought about it and the reasons I was going to tell other readers to read it I realized that I truly LOVED this book. Luke and Lindsay aren't a "traditional" book couple. Their story is very original and not something I've encountered. And while I know I'm being vague I'm just not interested in spoiling this for anyone. I would also like to point out that if you read a book more for sex scenes than the relationship you may want to bail now. ...more
Lore De Leenheer
Yesterday’s halftruth was really an amazing story! It motivated me to start eating more healty and pick up sporting again! I find it so beautiful that Luke wants the best for Lindsay and goes through everything with her. I completely understand why Lindsay would edit her pictures and hide, but I am so glad she‘s got Luke to pull her out of it. Because she shoudn’t have to do it! Another important lesson is that the beauty inside is the one that counts. Carey Heywood, thank you so much for this a ...more
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Yesterday’s Half Truths is the second book in Carey Heywood’s Carolina Days Series. She writes with the same style as she did in The Other Side of Someday with alternating between the main characters in first person. Every other chapter is from either the guy or the gal’s point of view. Personally, I love this style of writing. Readers can see so much more of their beloved characters when we hear the story form both sides.
Yesterday’s Half Truths showcases Luke Jamieson and Lyndsay Palmer. We
Lenore Kosinski
Yay!!! This one sucked me in!! I don't think I had a great idea of what this book was going to be about, but I LOVED meeting Lindsay and learning about the struggles she faced b/c of a bullying trauma. She just had my heart invested from the beginning, and it broke for her so many times.

Luke was just my kind of sweetheart. I'm not big on the super health freak guys usually, but I'll make an exception for him b/c he really was in it for the health aspects. And seriously, he was so patient with Li
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I absolutely adored The Other Side of Someday (Carolina Days Book 1) and was eager to get my hands on Luke's story. Luke is actually Clay's best friend from Book 1 and Clay and Courtney make an appearance in Yesterday's Half Truths by Carey Heywood.

I loved Luke's character from the beginning, but it took me a bit to warm up to Lindsay's character. At first I didn't understand why she was creating a ruse, but once I got further into the book everything slipped into place for me. Luke an
Jennifer G.
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another good book from Carey Heywood. Everything I have read from her so far has been 5 stars, this was another that made the list.
It was totally different from the others I read, no steamy scenes, but a whole lot of realistic feelings going on.

I think Luke is just frickin awesome as hell. I mean he pretty much made this book, although he had to do some repairing to another person, he did it well. He always knew what to do, what to say, how to approach, and it all worked well. So yea, I love Lu
Heidi McLaughlin
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Timeless love story
As with the first book in the series, Yesterday’s Half Truths is written like one long narrative and reads like one long run-on sentence. The story goes into monotonous detail diverting the readers attention from the story which should be a love story. I’m sorry it’s not. True, it recounts a woman’s story of anguish and the man who wants to ‘save her’, ‘help her’, ‘fix her’. In fact 3/4 of the book is about that in excruciatingly boring narrative. The ‘love story’ begins abruptly towards the end ...more
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Lindsay is living a lie. She has a blogger that lies to her audience. She is invited to her 10 year high school reunion and wants to lose weight this is where Luke comes in he is a personal trainer a real hottie and all around good guy. He keeps his promises and dissent give up on Lindsay. Where can I find me a Luke any woman would be lucky to have someone like him. I read this book in 2 days and could not put I'd down it's not your typical romance book and deals with rea
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want a Luke!!!

Who wouldn't love a guy like Luke??!! What a great story! I felt so deeply for Lindsey! I felt like I was her. What a great job, the author did writing the feels of inadequacies and ridicule that is very real. I loved this story...and oh, sweet, patient, precious, Luke! Yum!
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the story of Luke, friend of Clay from The Other Side of Someday. Luke works as a fitness trainer and a nutritionist. You don't really get but a brief mention of this but it is brought up in the first story by Clay that Luke is a little oblivious to his own looks and to subtle come-ons from woman who are interested in him. Luke's sister Sasha asks him to help an online friend of hers, Lindsay, who writes a fashion blog to help her get into a fitness and diet routine.

Lindsay lives alone w
Cecily Bonney
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lindsay Palmer is a woman who hides herself from the world. She had a very traumatic experience that made her pretty much shut down after that and go into hibernation mode. Yep that’s exactly what she does. She goes into hibernation like a bear in the winter. Though she doesn’t sleep the whole time like a bear, she however doesn't leave her house! She literally doesn’t not leave it! She took up shopping online for everything. And yes, even her groceries! But what she doesn’t see is that she is a ...more
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***** 6 Star Review *****
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Carey personally. She is a charming and bubbly person that captivates you with her aura. I was looking forward to seeing her again at the Rebels & Readers book signing in Huntington, WV. I wanted to talk to her about her upcoming book , Yesterday's Half Truths. She told me some things about it that had me biting at the bits, wanting the ARC in my hands like yesterday. Then she told me one thing that made me go ...uh oh ! My
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

Upon finishing, my initial reaction:

Decided to pick this one up tonight, read a few pages or a chapter... ended up finishing the whole thing. And now I'm full of so many emotions, I don't even know where to start. The one thing I have to say is that this book was so beautiful. Just so beautiful.

My Thoughts (full review):

After devouring the first book in the Carolina Days series, I couldn't wait to read the next one. I had several r
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First off, I absolutely love this book! It is different from what is out there right now & that is only one of the reasons I love it so much.

Luke is so super sweet & I love Lindsay's sassiness even though she is a recluse. She has a great personality even though she's been through a lot in her life & is scared of people & doesn't trust anyone.
Luke has got to be one of my favorite men in Carey's books! He is just genuinely a GOOD guy! I love that Luke cares for her, even though he
Tarina Deaton
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Lindsay is agoraphobic and hosts a hugely popular fashion blog. She hires Luke, who was introduced in The Other Side of Someday, to help her get in shape for her 10-year high school reunion. Although the training starts out virtually through video chat, Luke slowly manages to integrate himself in Lindsay’s life, meeting her in person and getting her to open up, leave her house, and take a chance on him. But Lindsay is keeping a secret - the reason she doesn’t interact with the outside world - th ...more
Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Once again, Carey Heywood has written a sweet, realistic story that's bound to make you smile, but also might make you cry.
This is the story that every "big girl" fantasizes about happening in their real life. I say this as one of those "big girls" who has always dreamed of having the sexy, sweet, smart & super fit guy fall in love with her for who she is rather than how she looks.
Lindsay was easy to relate to because she is the everyday girl, you know, one of us. The not-so-perfect woman
1-Click Addict Support Group
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow-oh-wow is all I have to say after reading this beautiful book that had my emotions all over the place!

When I started reading about Lindsay, I couldn't quite figure out why she did things the way she did but the more I read, the more the pieces started coming together and making complete sense. It's not that she wanted to be like that; a horrible event in her younger years caused her to react the way she did. In comes Luke, a sexy personal trainer that, at first, only wants to help her with w
The BookChick
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance lovers who enjoy more sweet than sexy

I have nothing but good things to say about Heywood's Yesterday's Half Truths. Tears. Tears, I say! The story was very sweet, low steam, but don't let that stop you from reading it because it was an excellent story even without it. It was actually sexier because of its simplistic romance. The story and the characters will totally pull you into the story. For the women who struggle with what "beautiful" is because of the media's warped definition, you will understand what Lindsey struggles with a
Karen Bowman
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am a big supporter of Carey and this book although different from her other writing was FANTASTIC! I will warn you, you will need tissues throughout the book. Although I do not suffer from the issue that Lindsey does, I can relate to her struggle with weight as that has been a struggle my entire life and what she goes through and thinks I do on a daily basis. What Lindsey went through is VERY REAL and Carey wrote it perfect. The struggles with wanting to fit in and doing what you think you hav ...more
Debi Barnes- Mean Girls Luv Books
Carey Heywood really took us on a journey with Lindsay and Luke. This storyline is not one I have ever read before. It was refreshing to read a new twist on the lead woman’s character.

Lindsay needs to lose weight for her high school reunion and one of her online friends pairs her up with her trainer brother, Luke. We saw Luke in The Other Side of Someday as Clay’s good friend. Through Lindsay’s training, she lets Luke into her bubble and an amazing friendship and trust is built.

Lindsay is a sa
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
**From Laura at Amo’s Book Corner**

Oh where to begin!! I normally like my Book Boyfriends a little rough around the edges and Luke as a personal trainer and nutritionist is the epitome of the perfect male specimen but in the end it was his heart that won me over.

I’m sure women everywhere can identify with Lindsay’s body issues and the ramifications that can ensue. I can’t even begin to fathom the trauma that would happen to a person’s psyche if they been at the end of the ‘prank’ she was the but
Kerry Richardson
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Carolina Days series and this story was about Luke, the best friend of Clay from book one. I liked Luke from the first book but in his story he was just amazing. His youngest sister puts him in touch with an online friend of hers who wants to lose some weight and get fit for a school reunion in several months time. Luke is a personal trainer and nutritionist. However, the client Lindsay is a 90 minute drive away and due to incidents that occurred during high school ...more
Dina Maio
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from page one, I could not wait to dive in and learn Luke’s story. The book is more than Luke’s story – it’s Luke and Lindsay’s story. It’s a great story of overcoming fear and learning to open up and being brave (as Carey writes in the book, I love the use of that word). But, most importantly, it’s about taking charge of your life, shedding the images that society has created for us and accepting who you are. Carey writes that beautifully and over the course of this book ...more
3.5 stars

I have read the first book in the series and really liked it. And I was intrigued in reading the rest of the series. Lindsey is a fashion blogger who hides behind the persona of her online life. She doesn’t live her house and doesn’t let anyone see her real self. When something comes up from her past that she is determined to go to, she decides to seek assistance and that is where she meets Luke. Luke is a personal trainer who has been pretty content in his life. When Lindsey seeks out
Nancy's Romance Reads
Oct 25, 2014 marked it as to-read
COVER REVEAL!! Here's the beautiful cover for the second book in the Carolina Days series. Release day Nov 24.



She never thought it would go this far.

It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn't know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn't want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth.

A simple favor for his baby sister brings
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Im really liking this new series by Carey Heywood. I was looking forward ro Luke's book and it doesnt disappoint. It is not your common theme in a contemporary romance but the message it tries to convey and the way the story worked was essential to the devopment of the characters. It may not have the normal steam factor but the love story is there, it was beyond skin deep and something that grew as well as a friendship.

To love others, loving oneself and acceptance of your true worth and likeabil
*cue mouth drop*

Just a couple of days back, I was thinking "Why do Heroes and Heroines have to be so damn perfect?" Well, at least physically and based on "what society deemed beautiful". Then I get to read this book.

Being on the "bigger side" (something I'm actually happy about), I know it just kind of unfair that only those "size 2" ladies are considered sexy and attractive and getting all the spotlight. It's a nice change of perspective that the number in the scale should not define who you a
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