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More Than Lies

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,055 ratings  ·  172 reviews
Will one too many lies be the final end...

I wish I could scream it at them, but they won't listen. No one will listen. My parents ignore me. They expect me to be someone I'm not. I try to make them happy. I try to make everyone in my life happy, but I'm tired of it because no matter how hard I try it’s never good enough for my parents. For him....

Paperback, 331 pages
Published 2015 by N. E. Henderson
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Aug 03, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really struggled to finish this book. This was the kind of book that made me sad and angry while I was reading it. According to the reviews I'm in the minority, and that makes me even sadder. Maybe I just don't get it, but I rather be this way to be honest.
When I say the book made me sad, it's not for the right reasons. It made me sad, because I was hoping for a story with some semblance of romance in it. And what I got was characters that disgusted me, and made me pause and think: is this wh
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!****

It might have started off a bit slowly but in this case I was glad. It allowed me to really get to know characters, learn their quirks and find out who they really are and what they feel.

Taralynn and Shawn have known each other since they were five and that's the moment Tara fell in love with him. Shawn not so much.

Fiveteen years later and Tara is still in love with him while Shawn bangs everything that moves. After a while it becames clear that he also has feelings for her but fo
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Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shawn Braden and Taralynn Evans have known each other practically all their lives, yet as long as they have known each other, there has never been a ‘them’. And not because of Taralynn, but because of Shawn.

Shawn feel likes he's incapable of having a relationship with any woman, let alone Taralynn, so he does it the easy way—random hookups, and no, he doesn't do repeats either. One thing is for sure, though… He's never loved anyone but Taralynn

Taralynn's life has been anything but perfect. She
Nicole Dykes
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Jan 13, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Happy ever after seems so easy for some. But not for us. We’re locked somewhere between love and hate.

Ink, sex, and lies—that's me. I'm the guy who screws a girl against the wall and then walks. I've been pushing Tara away for years, knowing she’s too good for me, even though it burns to see her with other guys. Now she’s the one walking and I’m not sure I can handle losing her.

Then tragedy rips our lives apart, and I realize too late that I wasted my c
Aug 25, 2018 marked it as no-way-jose  ·  review of another edition
When you see the title one even thinks it's a nice, intriguing. suspenseful romance. LOL. I almost got tricked. But thanks to this review I found out how wrong I was. ...more
Sep 23, 2015 rated it liked it
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Besides the super hot scenes what I enjoyed most about Shawn and Taralynn's story is the complexity and imperfection of their feelings. This is not a clean and clear cut story. The characters are flawed and better for it. I really really enjoyed it and the fact that it shoots off intense sparks makes it all the better.

**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**
May 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Let me start this by saying that is always amazing to discover a new author. NE Henderson has other books out there, but this is the first time I'm reading one of her books. It won't be the last
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More Than Lies is a 'friends-to-lovers' story. A pretty funny, I-want-slap-your-face-sometimes, rollercoaster of emotions, Not drama free, love story. And yes, you might want to check it out
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So we have Taralynn and Shawn. They know we each other since they were five-years-old. Their big bro
Jessen Elizabeth
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Carlene Inspired
3.5 stars
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for my honest review.
You can see more of my reviews at Carlene Inspired.

Taralynn has done everything her parents ever expected from her, but it's never been enough. She doesn't look like her mom wants her to, date who she should, or pretty much do anything like her mother thinks she should. It seems like no matter what she does, she's not good enough. Fortunately, she has a group of amazing guy friends who she
Taralynn shares a house with her 3 best friends which happen to be guys. She's also in love with one of them. It just so happens that he treats her like dirt. Always putting her down and making her cry. But he's also very loyal to her.

Shawn does his best to stay out of the house when Taralynn is there. He's not good enough for her. Never has been and never will be. She deserves better than him and it's best if he stays away. But she's so damn beautiful.

There's a lot of the love-hate relationship
Vanessa (bookfairy95)
This was okay, but that's it I guess. It didn't really do much for me and there wasn't much new for me in it. I didn't like the language and all that talk about fucking and bitches.
Tara wasn't really someone I connected with on an emotional level. Even the first scene (where she was on a date with Preston) felt weird for me. I didn't like how she talked/ thought about him.
Especially, when thinking about the two main characters both being merely 21 (right?), this seems to be a bit much for me..
Lisa Guzman
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be prepared to be addicted to this one

This is one of those books where you don't want to stop reading. The story will engulf you and take you hostage. It will make you mad, sad, cry, happy, and any other emotion that it can and will draw out of you. If I didn't have to work, I would have read this straight through. There was a point in the book where I was so mad at NE Henderson that I wanted to know WHY? Why would you do that to me? Why would you rip MY heart out after everything that has happe
Renee at Book Happiness
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review.. I have to say I fell in love with this book just like I did her other two books.. This book is a total standalone and a just a wonderful all around read..

The minute I started this book I was pulled straight into this story. I loved the relationship between Shawn and Taralynn.. This book gave me all the feels. I felt myself rooting for this couple and their story-line is absolute hot and all consuming.. This book definitely put my emotions to the test. I cr
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Ok so I like a book with angst and I love the build up before the main characters actually get together but in this case I thought it went on for to long.

Tara needed a slap for making her feelings so obvious to Shawn - play a little hard to get woman! - and Shawn's reasoning for holding back from Tara was annoying.

It was good and there wasn't anything in particular wrong with it, it just didn't grab me, it felt a bit emotionally stunted.
I really liked this book, and all the feels I got from it. The main characters had depth and developed well and I’m so happy with them by the end. In the beginning there’s some wow sexual scenes that are hot but didn’t have any heart. Don’t get me wrong, that was the point! The dual POV was perfect for this story, especially for the reader to connect with them. The steamy stuff didn’t end there and did evolve. Seriously So HOT. What’s more is I can’t deny that my heart grew with them. I definite ...more
Julie Reveles (Juls ~ ILST BLOG)
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*** I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC in exchange of an honest review ***

4 Stars!!

There are so many characters throughout this story that I loved! What I loved the most were the friendships between them all. My favorite is the relationship that Taralyn had with her brother, Trent. Trent was the best brother a girl could have. The playfulness that he had with her was really cute. There were two times in the story that totally made me fall in love with Trent. The first one was in the prologue w
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't even know where to begin with this review. First let me say that I LOVE NE Henderson and I know that there isn't one thing she puts out that I will not love. Her books in general always make me feel like I put my heart in a blender and it gets chewed up into tiny pieces. Every single book...Seriously, she has that ability to really make you feel every single thing the characters do good, bad, ugly, happy, sad, you name it you will probably feel it.

Ok, now onto this book....Shaw
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
Overall, I liked this one. The characters demonstrate growth through the book, it is a standalone (potential for other characters to have their own book), and it does not have a cliffie.

I think Shawn's resistance to a relationship with Tara (h) went on a little too long but it did provide quite a bit of angst and drama. There never is a question to the reader, to Shawn, or their friends that Tara is in love with Shawn. Their friends always remind him and advise Tara to move on or try to help br
Selena Lanovara-scott
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Friendship, Love , Family what a Rollercoaster ride One min you want to Scream, Yell , Rip your heart out. Next your falling in love and Yelling all over again. TARALYNN only let one person call her Tara and that was Shawn Braden. Trents best friend Shanes little brother. Taralynn never felt like she fit in with her family besides Trent who was always there for her and protected her against there evil mother. Trent and Shane done everything together since they were kids shawn and tara always tag ...more
S. Hartley
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
More Than Lies is an amazing first read in a new series created by N.E. Henderson; however, she manages to tie in a few characters from her Silent series as well. In true fashion she has brought to life a man you cannot help but fall in love with. I found myself loving to hate him at times and then loving to love him at others.

Shawn Braden is a bad boy who enjoys bad things. A drool worthy tattoo artist with little care for anyone or anything with the exception of his family, business and Taral
T.R. Cupak
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: na, romance
***Contains Spoiler***
This is the first novel I have read by N.E. Henderson and it definitely will not be the last. I give More Than Lies 4.5 heart wrenching stars.

Taralynn has been captivated by Shawn since the age of five. It wasn't until high school that her long time crush turned to love but she never acted on it since Shawn always told her it could never be even though he wanted her too; he just never thought he was good enough for good girl "Tara". Once Taralynn was in college she became
Pearl Reads
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Talk about packing a punch. This book is packed full of drama, hate, sex, lies, and underneath it all, love.

Through out this whole book I laughed and I cried a few times (so grab some tissues). The drama kept me on the edge of my seat, the playfulness kept me smiling and laughing out loud. I was totally consumed with this book, I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend.

Taralynn is one hell of a kick ass woman. With a father that over looks her and a mother that degrades her, she would do
Lisa  Hershaw
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taralynn is in love with Shawn and has been since they met when they were young. Shawn feels just the same for Taralynn, but he hides beneath endless one time hook-ups because he doesn't feel like he's good enough for Taralynn and doesn't do relationships with any woman.

Taralynn lives with Shawn and their two other roommates so she can't escape him, but her parents aren't good to her especially her mother, so she can't stay there. That's why she does not understand why she didn't find a place of
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
I loved this book and the characters in it as well. This book had my heart clenching for the pain that Tara goes through not only with being in love with someone who doesn't return those feelings but with her parents as well. She is constantly doing whatever her mom wants so that maybe one day her mom won't act like she hates her but its never enough.

Shawn knows that Tara loves him since whenever she is drunk she makes states it more openly but he's always seen the love she has since she wears h
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
3.5 stars.

The writing was good as was the plot. I loved the H and h. The romance was there. However, most of the angst missed the mark. I feel like this could have been so much better. It felt like the author was a little too scared to make us feel. I didn't feel the secondary characters as much as I would like, specifically Matt. There is a big mystery there. Something horrible happens about half way and I was detached.

That said, I'd read the author again. The writing there, the ideas are th
Sherley Vazquez
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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**I was gifted with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review**
More Than Lies by N.E. Henderson BY N.E. Henderson

This book was so intriguing and drew me in from the very beginning. I loved Tara's character although at times I really wanted to just slap her. But in actuality I loved her character. Shawn was also very interesting. I loved the overall flow of friendships and how they each had their ups & downs. It was an awesome read... only reason I gave it 4 starts was that epilogue. I still don't know how I fe
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