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Some Girls Lie

(Outback Heat #4)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,531 ratings  ·  163 reviews
Local pub owner Jemima Jane Ericson is living a lie. She’s been in love with her best friend Ethan since forever. But he fell in love with another woman, married her, and despite their tempestuous relationship and decade old divorce, JJ knows Ethan’s heart is still down for the count. And friendship is better than nothing, right?

Single dad and Jumbuck Springs chief of poli
Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Tule Publishing
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Geri Reads
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
For a short book, this one packed quite a punch. A best friend to lovers story set somewhere in Australia, which was awesome, this book had angst, heat and humor. The ending was too abrupt for my taste though.

ARC provided by Tule Publishing.
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It is so sad when a series comes to an end. I admit to having thoroughly enjoyed all the stories in this one which is set in the Australian outback town of Jumbuck Springs where the three Weston brothers are key members of the town’s emergency services. This story has the oldest brother, chief of the police and single Dad, Ethan Weston, as the focus. His best friend since childhood is Jemima Jane Ericson - of JJ as she is know - though he is totally unaware that she’s been in love with him for m ...more
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I was looking for a light, fun chic-lit type of story and found this on Net Galley. Thanks to Net Galley, Amy Andrews and Tule Publishing for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.

I'm left with the thought that I should have kept to the mystery/thriller/romantic suspense genre because this book didn't work for me.

This book is a friends to lover story which I tend to like because it beats insta-love/lust. But almost the entire first half of the book took place in her one
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It is difficult to say which of the stories in the Outback Heat Series is my favorite. I have enjoyed them all with the third book being the most heart wrenching. However, I had been looking forward to Ethan’s finding his HEA ever since the first book, where he was such an overprotective big brother. The wait is over for in Some Girls Lie by Amy Andrews Ethan gets his due.
It seemed a bit contrived that Ethan and JJ would both need an instant love interest after all the years that they have known
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ethan and JJ's story about friends-to-lovers. My very favorite trope! Unrequited love. Isn't it always the guy who is oblivious to others around him? I feel for poor JJ. She HATES being so dependable. Like an old couch!
This was so well done! They are both 35 years old, have both been married before. So when they fell into bed together there was no unsureness and confusion of youth. JJ, like all the other characters in this series is a strong female who knows what she wants. And when they came t
Eva • All Books Considered
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've only read two of the books in this series but they were both good! I definitely preferred this one because it involved one of my favorite tropes -- friends to lovers (especially long time friends). I was rooting for JJ so much in this one but the most overarching thing I can say about this book is that it was HOT, HOT, HOT. Super steamy! Even though I kept waiting for Ethan to come to his senses, more or less, the romance felt right from the very beginning of the book. It's crazy but this f ...more
Debbie Scott
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Outback Romance Rules

A great storyline and some clueless men and you have a good story. J.J. is a great character who knows what she has to do to get by. She should have taken a few extra batteries with her when she went to Ethan's. Thank you very much for your great outback stories, Danny Scott.
Mariel Hoss
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
*ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

The fourth and last book in the Outback Heat series functions very well as a stand-alone. I did not have the privilege of being able to read the first three but thoroughly enjoyed this book.

This story focuses on chief of the police and single Dad, Ethan Weston and his best friend, Jemima Jane Ericson (JJ) who owns and runs the local pub.

She's been in love with him for more than twenty years, through his marriage and eventual divorce.
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the last in the Outback Heat and it's now Ethan's turn to tell his story.

Ethan is the chief of police in Jumbuck Springs. He is a single dad to his daughter Connie, after a rocky marriage with Delia. He has no interest in getting emotionally involved with another woman, not wanting to go through the upheavals of a relationship!

Jemima Jane, known as JJ is the local pub owner who has been in love with JJ since she was six years old. She hides it very well and she has a good friendship wi
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
SOME GIRLS LIE is book 4 in the exceptional Outback Heat series, and this one is hot, hot, hot! Good, ole reliable JJ Ericson has been in love with police officer Ethan Weston forever. They have been friends since they were children, however Ethan never saw JJ as “a girl”, besides he was head over heels in love with Delia. Delia, who broke his heart more than once, nearly ruined his career, but gave him a lovely daughter, Connie who is now 14. JJ had an unfortunate one-year marriage with an abus ...more
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I guess I'm coming in on the end of the series, but this one can definitely be read as a stand-alone because I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything other than getting to know some of the secondary characters more. After reading Some Girls Lie though, I'm definitely going to be going back and reading all the rest of this series for sure. My heart hurt so much for JJ being in loving a man who not only was her best friend, but who also couldn't even manage to see her as a woman. She was a ...more
Cindy Caron
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What's a girl supposed to do when the only man she's ever loved goes off an marries a rival? Jemima Jane, aka JJ, has been in love with Ethan Weston since grade school, and has had to watch him fall over his own feet over the dreadful Delia. Not only did Delia win him, she broke him and threw him and their beautiful daughter Connie, away. All JJ has ever been in the eyes of Ethan was good old, dependable JJ, best friend, shoulder to cry on. When he married Delia, she hooked up with the first guy ...more
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I haven't read any of the previous books in this series. I've also never read anything from Amy Andrews before, at least I don't remember having done so. I think that worked well because I went into this book without any expectations, and I ended up really liking this book. I'm all for the friends-to-lovers trope. I already keep saying that in a lot of my reviews. But that's not all that I liked in t
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley from Tule Publishing for an honest review. It's a little longer than the average novella and told from J.J. and Ethan's points of view. Although this is the 4th book in Amy Andrews's Outback Heat series (brothers), I have not read the first three and had no problem following along.

J.J. grew up with Ethan and has been in love with him since she was 6 (they're now 35). They've both been married to others - hers for a year with an abusive husband (a
Lynn Brooks
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A HOT friends-to-lovers romance that inspires you to keep believing in forever even if you hit some speed bumps along the way! Great characters!

JJ Ericson is minding her own business, enjoying life, running her bar, lusting after her BFF from afar when a wrecking ball busts in and turns her life upside down.

Ethan Weston's witch of an ex-wife just got remarried and declared her intent to sue for custody of their 14 year old daughter all in the same day, so he's in the mood to tie one on and JJ ha
Linda Quick
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book....actually, I've loved all of the books in the Outback Heat series. They're all excellent contemporary romances, but this book raises the ante and tackles some difficult subjects that are very emotional.

In this book, JJ's ex-husband returns to town the same week that Ethan's ex-wife gets remarried and announces she'll be taking custody of their 14 year old daughter. The shock of his ex-wife's announcement leads Ethan to get drunk at JJ's bar. As his buddy, JJ takes care of him
Talk Books To Me
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
JJ was that girl that breaks your heart! She has been in love with Ethan since forever and he has been completely oblivious to JJ and especially to JJ having or wanting a sex life. Those conversations were laugh out loud funny!

As friends, Ethan and JJ cross a line, but as best friends they know that protecting the other is more important than anything. JJ will do anything to protect Ethan and his daughter from Ethan’s worthless ex…and Ethan will do the same for JJ when her abusive ex shows up in
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Ethan is the guy that Jemima has loved for a long time. He his also her best friend. A drunken night leads Ethan to sleep with her but even then he still doesn't see what they could be. When Jemima is threatened by an abusive ex, he pretends to be her fiancé to protect her. As they spend more time in their ruse, his feelings sneak up on him. It's interesting to see his revelation unravel :)

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Cassandra O'Leary
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable series from Amy Andrews, featuring a family of super hot brothers and their younger sister. This story was the last in the series and featured a friends to lovers trope that I loved. Andrews' trademark sexy scenes and banter made this a winner. Highly recommended, 4 stars. ...more
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this book!

I loved this story about Jj and Ethan. I was so happy they had a relationship that involved real emotions and real love. Glad that they built on to that with slow burning feelings that made the reader become involved. Thanks for this story!
Margaret Waters
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Good read. Read in one sitting. I'm always a sucker for a love story with a little bit of drama..
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Solid story

Friends to lovers- check
Evil ex's- check
Clueless H- check
Heat, drama, suspense- check
Good characters and story- check
HEA - check
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very sweet

Not super exciting but just a sweet story. Well done, well written and nice. I will read the series next.
Steve Bender
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hot romantic comedy. Lots of fun. Good read.
May 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Who wants to be somebody's second choice? ...more
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Delightful Romance

Some Girls Lie was a delightful romance between Ethan West and his childhood friend, JJ. Ethan married Delia and had a daughter (Connie). Delia made life hard for Ethan and left him when Connie was only two years old. Through the years JJ remained a close friend of Ethan and his family, never letting Ethan know she was in love with him! Now Delia has decided to use for custody of 14 year old Connie! One night Ethan gets drunk over the possible loss of his daughter, is intimate
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. Hot scenes, but goddamn, the relationship building is so cliché. Everything falls so nicely into the story arc that the story itself just ends up being boring and predictable. Ugh.

Edit: After some thought, I'm changing this to 2-stars. The story and relationship building by themselves are just way too shallow for it to be a fair 2.5 stars.
Scott Ingram
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Really enjoy this heart warming tale. Great story lots of fun. now I have to go back and read the rest of the series. Also works as a stand-alone.
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Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written seventy plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets.

Her books bring all the feels from sass, quirk and laughter to emotional grit and panty-melting heat.

She loves good books and great booze although she'll take mediocre booze if there's nothing else. For many, many years she was a registered n

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