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Believe Me, I'm Lying

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,176 ratings  ·  85 reviews
When seventeen-year-old Harley's parents are killed in a car crash, she's desperate to find work so that she can support her little brother, Elliott. Pretending to be twenty-one, Harley accepts a role as a teacher - at a school for delinquents. It's tough - but life gets even more complicated when Harley starts to have feelings for not one, but two of her students . . . ...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published January 1st 2015 by RHCP Digital (first published December 21st 2010)
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The Burning Rose (Jess)
3/5 stars.
Cute & nice book, nothing more.
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite books by my all time favorite Wattpad author! The descriptions flow easily, and there may be a few minor typos, but what story doesn't? :)
Simply amazing! Give it a chance if you haven't read it yet! :)
This story also won four catagories in the Watty Awards 2010, including Most Popular! So, I think that gives it some good background info. ;)
Jul 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of one girl and twenty boys who come to love her even though they are troubled kids who were sent to private schools just for the people like them. Even though all she does is to tell them "Don't call me stupid" or "I am your teacher" I mean who loves that kind of a dull and boring person?

Honestly Harley is by far the most boring character I've read about whole year. And I'm sure she is in top ten of all time. She doesn't have hobbies, she isn't funny at all, she likes to stic
Mei Marks
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want everyone to know about this book!!!!!
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wattpad-stories
One of the very first stories I have ever read on Wattpad and I continue to love till this day. Believe Me, I'm Lying is not a story you come across everyday. The fact that it was so unique was the reason I started to read it, and from then on I was hooked. ...more
4.5 beautifully written stars

Jordan Lynde (XxSkater2Girl16xX) is another amazing, young wattpad author.

Reading The Bad Boy Cupid Me (by Hasty Williams) made me realize that wattpad had a lot of great young talent, so I decided to check out a list of popular wattpad books on goodreads.


Well, surprise, surprise it turnes out that 4 of the books on the first page were by the same author - Jordan Lynde.

Jordan was as young as Hasti Williams when she wrote this book- She was only 16 but I found tha
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
It’s a fun read that I think many readers would enjoy it and some may not.I picked it only because I like reading not only published books but also the wattpad stories where it has no end to the imagination.The blurb was what got me interested in the book and also it being a wattpad story. Honestly, I liked the book but the environment I had expected in the plot was absent in it.

Harley is a tough character that I’ve liked very much who has gone through so much, but still she stood strong and to
Demi Oliva-Pacheco
I thought this book was amazing. What really got me was when she said, " And it had been raining the day my parents died." As soon as I read that, I knew this book was filled with drama, sadness and a rollercoaster of emotions. I knew I would fall in love with it. I was not disappointed. Elliot is SO adorable he made me want to squeeze him...though that would probably hurt him because he is so small, and I love his nickname for Harley, it just makes him even cuter. Harley went through a lot of h ...more
The story “Believe Me, I'm Lying” is about a girl who is 17 year old who lost her parents in a car accident and gets to take care of her young brother. She became jobless because of her young age. Her uncle offered her a job in a school for delinquents and pretended that she was 21. She falls in love with the guy she hated the most. ...more
i think this is a pretty good book because i liked the story so much, it kind of teenagers stories but the love in this story was so cute. this was between the teacher and her student, she was younger than him but she faked her age to became a teacher in this school. the story is all about her and after her parents died in accident. and she have to take care of her little brother and her self.
ughhhh the end is really frustrating!! that if you even can call it an end!!! it must have a sequel but then again it's their senior year so it won't really be possible to have one :c ...more
Paula M
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I so so so love this story. Though i was so dissapointed about it's ending, I feel like there should be a Sequel. ...more
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOPING IT GETS PUBLISHED!! Can't wait! ...more
Kaitlin D'Souza
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On a scale of little brothers to delinquent boys this book is an loving next-door neighbour.
I’ve always wondered what it’s like to be a seventeen year old teaching a home economics to a classroom full of attractive senior delinquent boys. OK, maybe not. But if you’ve ever wondered that this book can answer your question. It’s absolutely hell until you fall in love with one of them. Then it’s hell squared because you can’t tell them you’re real age because your uncle, who is also the principle, w
Lesley Linatoc
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this out of curiosity and because of some people who recommended it. It’s a fun and easy read. I couldn’t stop reading until the end. It’s not a lol book but it made me smile at some points. I could relate a lot in being a teacher to delinquents and taming them.
This book is hilarious. Uh I loveeeeeeee Eli and Arden's grandmother. They had me dying. I really want a sequel so bad. Her clumsiness and attitude is really relatable. Highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Etch Jonas
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, this one's one of my favourites on Wattpad. I love it big time. Though, at first, I only read it because the title confused me so much. ...more
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars
Amira Banaulikar
Apr 26, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I mean I read it on wattpad.
I do like it🥺😳 But like it isn't like my usual reads and i re-read it because I was despo for something like this
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens
Harley is a seventeen year old who left school when her parents dies in a car crash. She is fired from her cupcake store job and now she is jobless. Along comes her uncle, giving her a job which she has to pretend to be a twenty one year old teacher at his school. And not just any old school. A delinquent school.

Now Harley is thrust into a world full of love triangles, life changing secrets and, of course, lies.

This book is quite a cliche as it has a girl falling in love with a bad boy. It coul
P.S. Malcolm
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: friday-reviews
Apart from the fact that the plot is a little unbe(lie)vable considering a 17 year old home schooled girl managed to pull off being a 21 year old economics teacher, this book is a really humorous and heartfelt read by one of my favorite authors on Wattpad.

Harley's parents have died in a car accident, and in a desperate struggle to stay with her little brother Elliot, she is determined to find a job to support them. Her uncle saves the day when he offers her a job at his school for delinquents a
Nov 11, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
Cute idea, poorly executed.

I randomly stumbled upon this story on Wattpad, searching for something light to read while waiting for my order of new books to arrive. Well, it certainly is light, for its story -and- the amount of plot holes. (sorry)

Even though the inconsistencies annoyed me, the concept itself was sweet and fun and would have gotten 2.5 or maybe 3 stars. The only real problem I had with the story is Harley’s pride. She doesn’t seem to get that doing everything alone in a situation
This was one of the first wattpad stories that I read that I really enjoyed. There were some spelling errors but they did not take away from the story. I liked the plot and the pacing worked well overall. I did not like the ending it felt too unfinished for me. I liked the relationship that the main character had with the other boys in the story, but I wish there was something more in the males backgrounds. Some of the secondary characters were some of my favourites in the story and I found myse ...more
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can see why Harley didn't like the rain. Every time it rain something bad happen to her.Like one day her parents got into an accident while it was raining and died.After their death she had to get a job at a young age to support her little brother and herself.One day she was late for work because of her brother and her boss fired her because he said that she was late to many times.The day she got fired it was also raining outside.Her uncle offer her a job at a school he work at as a cooking t ...more
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read both the Wattpad version and bought the published version.

As with all of Jordan's work, this is TEEN FICTION. Don't start reading this book without this in mind. It's a quick, adorable story. I LOVE how the story changed from the WP version to the published version. The ending was much more acceptable. On WP it just feels like it was cut off. In the published version, it has a solid ending that I was happy with. Harley is a bit depres
Mila Temnyalova
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably the novel that got me hooked on Jordan Lynde's other ones.

It had a few minor mistakes and it was slightly confusing at some parts, but I, overall, enjoyed reading it. A lot. The only thing that bothered me was how undeveloped the friendship (or should I say rivalry?) between Arden and Oliver was. I never really saw the real reason why they became enemies, and, to be frank, the one Jordan gave seemed a tad bit too childish for a novel like this one.

Anyway, this is one of the fe
Apr 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first story I have read on Wattpad (a whole new world has been opened). You can definitely tell that this is not an actual book - there are some spelling issues and sometimes a wrong name was used - but the story itself was really good. I was a bit hesitant reading it, because I could see it being completely cheesy, and it was a bit, but it was actually really good. The "delinquents" didn't just become her best friends overnight. There were some parts that were confusing or needed mo ...more
A pretty weak story, on many levels:
- The writing leaves room for improvement. Quite a lot of typos, although less than the most terrible stories I've read. But still, the protaginist is a "teacher" yet the author can't speel kindergarten? (EDIT: I'm a teacher and I spelt protagInist so I guess it is kind of realistic... *embarrassed cough*)
- My biggest peeve is that the premise is unrealistic:
* underage children become orphans, live on their own rather than move in with their uncle (who would w
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