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Why Lie?

(Love Riddles #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  240 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Why Lie?

People here think they know me.
They assume things about me because of the way I dress and my tattoos.
I am so much more.

I thought you saw that.

So, I let you in.
You made it easy to fall for you.
Turns out I was the only one falling.
I hope you're happy.
No, that's a lie and you're better than I am at telling those.
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Jennifer Kyle
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 STARS

”It took me too long to figure out she’s exactly what I want.”


This story starts off with a choppy beginning, as the author brings a reader up-to-date on what happened in the prior book. It seems that the heroine Sydney Fairlane and the hero Heath (Heath was in a love triangle in the first book for Kacey. Please note that I didn't read the first book so the presentation of the facts was a bit confusing.) had started sleeping together and to this heroine, Sydney it was the beginning
Bindi Boo
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Still on holidays and been sneaking more books. This was a sweet read with low angst. A worth-your-time read.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Why Lie? There is no need to lie when it comes to reading a love story from Carey Heywood. So here’s the truth.. Carey Heywood wrote a deep visceral touching love story that will strip readers bare as they absorb and feel the love, truth and honesty between two lovers. So why lie when it comes to real love?

 photo 8136fc3b892b8cf9eaa3e9de04e113_zpspgnkyzxr.gif“It’s not every day you find out the man you’ve been falling in love with just got engaged to someone else.”

Why Lie? is the second inst
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I liked it but didn't love it as much as I wanted to. Because, while I enjoyed this book, I will say I found it a bit contradictory at times (see safety spoilers below for further details).

What I liked:
- That the h wasn't a pushover. The H messes up big time & I LOVED that she doesn't just take him back. In fact (view spoiler)

- While I personally feel he could have groveled a t
1-Click Addict Support Group
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have no idea where I have been for the last couple of months, because I cannot believe I didn’t see Ms. Heywood had this beauty out! Once I saw it, I knew I had to read it—and I was totally blown away by it.

Man, there were times when I wanted to punch some sense into Heath's little brain, but thankfully, Sydney did an awesome job there. I loved it, and I loved how protective Gigi (Sydney’s grandmother), her grandfather, and Cecil were of her.

There is a moment that had me on pins and needles,
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
I had read the first book so i was surprised when this was released that auth wrote a book for the weak, douche exfiance. And what H did to h was minimally douchey and i couldnt help cringing, along w/ the h, every time it came up. So im thinking, screw this book if theres not some serious groveling. Well, there was some serious grovelling and slowly douche H started winning me over such that by 65% i was H's fan. The h is no doormat and holds strong in demanding and getting what she deserves wh ...more
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Full review to come.
Paula  Phillips
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
To be honest I wasn't sure what to expect when I requested to read this book, all I knew was that since it was written by Carey Heywood it is one that becomes an automatic read as I love her books. In Why Lie ? however, the main female character made me want to scream and I was like really, godamn you get over yourself and stop making it all about you. I have not felt this strongly against a character in a while but OMG the character of Sydney really annoyed the heck out of me and despite every ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing

There are just some times when you read yourself into a bit of a book funk and just need something light and well written for you to get out of it. Well that and so much more is exactly what I found in, “Why Lie?’. Carey Heywood’s writing is flawless in this book, 5 wonderful stars.

Although this is the second book in the series it can definitely be read as a standalone but will give you spoilers if you haven't read the first book and want to go b
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After finishing Why Now? I was eager to dig into Why Lie? the characters that Carey Heywood had created were so likeable that I was happy to spend more time with them. While Why Lie? definitely can be read as a stand-alone, as it revolves around a different couple, I would highly suggest reading Why Now? first because there is some backstory in that book that makes Why Lie? more easy to slide into.
I’ve got to be really honest and say I wasn’t a huge fan of Heath when I finished Why Now? and the
Steph's Rom Book Talk
Provided an ARC for an honest review.

OH I cannot wait to record the video review for this book!!! I just hope that I make it through without completely embarrassing myself.....

This book the second book in a standalone series called Love Riddles. In this book you get a better look at Sydney and a male character (not going to spoil the reveal ;-)) Mind you I read the first book (Why Now?) just days before getting this one and when I started I still didn't know who he was for a little bit. I thou
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Carey Heywood shoved a knife deep into my black heart, twisted it around a few times, then pulled it out to watch it bleed. All the while, I devoured every single word, cried, fell in love, sobbed, had said black heart trampled over some more, and it ended with the ugliest cry I've ever experience.

This book is a beautiful love story...but it also made me hate Carey with the fire of a thousand suns. Just saying.

P.S. She broke my black heart...for now.
P.P.S. I love Heath...and I hated him after
Lore De Leenheer
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book has been an emotional ride. It was a book with some strong messages. It must have been so hard for Heath to see both his mom and Sydney in pain. He was supportive and made sure to spend time with both of them. Sydney was smart to not just give anyone a second chance but to let them work for it. It is so lovely to see how she and her grandparents have such a beautiful relationship. This book was very beautiful and emotional! Thank you Carey for sharing it with us!
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fmr-reviews
5 stars

You know what happens when you haven't read anything by a certain author in a while? You forget their ways of sucking all of the emotions out of you. This is what has happened here. Damn you, Carey Heywood! I don't even know where to begin. Like every other book of hers, I was immediately glued to the pages. We're finally getting more of Heath Mackey. I always knew there was more to his story than what we previously learned about him. Now we see what happened before he proposed to Kacey
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me for an honest review

4 stars

How do you try to please a mother that is going to die? Do you put what you think is best for her first and lose what you have? When you start this book you see something happen that you don't understand the reasoning until you read the whole thing. Do I think he made the right choice? I guess that is not up to you decide. If you are trying to see if you can make you mother happy before she dies, you do what you think will help her. Trying to
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016, series

I adored Why Now? and couldn’t wait for Heath’s story, but Why Lie? it blew Why Now? out of the water! This book was beautiful, heartbreaking and absolutely amazing!

If you’ve read Why Now? then you know a bit about Heath, and his failed engagement to Kacey, and were probably left wondering why Sydney, the quirky and sweet girl who works at Lola’s ended up spilling a drink on his head. Well we finally get those answers in this book, and I was shocked. Heath
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Why Lie is a new, contemporary romance novel by Author Carey Heywood. It is the second book in the Love Riddles series, but can be read as a standalone.

"When going into battle, the right armor is fundamental."

Heath is sexy and suave, a suit-wearing phenom. But, he’s made some not-so-smart decisions that he greatly regrets. Sydney once fell for Heath, but circumstances changed and life took unexpected turns. Now, we are given the opportunity to see if the love bug can bite twice and bring these
Claudia Pinillos
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh Heath, precious Heath. Heath is the ultimate good guy, until he makes a drunken mistake. In the aftermath of this mistake, he tries to do the “good guy” thing and ends up breaking Sydney’s heart. Heath and Sydney happened quickly, but it was meaningful for both of them. After Heath’s mistake, it’s hard for Sydney to forgive and forget quite so easily.

I love that Heath refused to give up. He stuck around and showed Sydney that he was really in it. That he really believed in them. Sydney has a
Chasing Away Reality
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

First, if you haven't read Why Now?, I suggest you read it. It's not necessary, since these books are standalone romances, but you get a little taste of Sydney and Heath and the reason for their turmoil. You'll also be introduced to all the characters.

Carey Heywood is a master at pulling your heartstrings! She has this way with words that puts you right in the emotional turmoil that her characters experience. This book was no differen
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in Carey's Love Riddles Series, and I could not be more excited that it was about Heath.

We meet Heath in book 1, Why Now? and even though I wasn't crazy about his actions, I could see underneath was a good guy with a big heart. He's a people-pleaser, and with a terminal parent, he does everything in his power to make wishes come true. Including hurting a girl he was falling for.

Why Lie? is Heaths chance to make it right. And if there's one thing Carey does fantastically
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review of Why Lie? By Carey Heywood

Review done for Hooked on Books & CherryOBlossoms Promotions

4 out of 5 stars

Living in a small town doesn’t appeal to many young adults but it is exactly where Sydney wants to be. Taking over her grandparent’s restaurant in Ferncliff is her dream.

Sydney never really thought she was any thing special, so when the gorgeous and rich, Heath, sweeps her off her feet, she is shocked. Their week of steamy sex has her falling fast and hard. There is more than just
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, blog-reads
Why Lie? by Carey Heywood is the second book in her Love Riddles series. It CAN be read as a standalone, but is recommended to read the series in order starting with Why Now?, the first book. It depends on how OCD and particular you are about reading books in order and spoilers that can't be helped when you jump into a series out of order.

This book focuses on Sydney's partially tragic story (there is a happy ever after, it just takes a while) and her mystery man. If you NEED to know, some of the
FMR Book Grind
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing

You know what happens when you haven't read anything by a certain author in a while? You forget their ways of sucking all of the emotions out of you. This is what has happened here. Damn you, Carey Heywood! I don't even know where to begin. Like every other book of hers, I was immediately glued to the pages. We're finally getting more of Heath Mackey. I always knew there was more to his story than what we previously learned about him. Now we see what happened before he propo
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
I had moments of “awe, how sweet”, “are you freaking kidding me”, and sadness. I wanted to dislike Heath for the way he treated Sydney but I just couldn’t when he turned out to be an amazing man. I found myself devouring these pages. The images so vivid in my mind.

After a week of steam and connection Sydney thought her relationship with Heath was going someplace until it wasn’t. Then when he returns with an apology wanting a second chance she can’t let go of the heartache. Then tragedy strikes
Monique Tinline
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
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What a nicely written book.
Carey Heywood delivers a book full of emotions; love, hate, loss and fear, all rolled into a nicely packaged book.

The story of Sydney and Heath was sweet. Though a quick hook up at the beginning then a very bad idea on Heaths behalf, these two are over before they begin. But when tradgedy srikes and loss is imminent, you work harder for that one love you know you cant live without.

These two make a cute couple and I enjoyed reading it. The book flowed nicely and was
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
I'm a fan of Carey's books, so I was really excited to read this. Why Lie? is a second chance story that just melted my heart - I rooted for this couple so hard.

Our hero and heroine didn't work out in the past... when the hero is given a second chance he grabs on with both hands and doesn't give up *swoon*.

I loved how strong the heroine in this book was, she wasn't one of those wilting and whiny types.

Why Lie? was an emotional ride but so worth it. A beautiful HEA and two people who deserved to
Heidi R.
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story!!
Kayla Hemmerle
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a confession: I judged a book by its cover. I remember seeing the cover for "Why Lie?" somewhere on social media and I just remember being sort of mesmerized by this cover. I thought it was beautiful and I loved how the couple faded into the flowers. So I found Carey Heywood and now here we are.

First, I have to say that I loved how Carey Heywood set this book up. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I will say that a lot of the drama happens right up front. Which, to be entirely h
Kristen Johnson
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Why Lie is a story that pulls you in from page one wondering what will come next.

Sydney's in pain, hurting over what Heath did and wondering why she never saw it coming, wondering why she wasn't enough for him. But what she doesn't know is that Heath made a big mistake, he did it for good reasons, sort of, but they were the wrong ones, and now he's got a lot to make up for, if she'll give him the chance.

Heath and Sydney's journey together is rife with pain and mistakes, regret and heartache, b
Michelle Schwartz
Carey Heywood never ceases to amaze me. Why Lie is a story like no other. The emotions that this book evoked, is beyond imaginable. An author always wants the reader to know what he/she is feeling through the words that flow throughout the pages. This happened, without a doubt. Each page was gripping and held so much feeling. It is impossible to describe how incredible this book really is.

Sydney is a hard working woman, who is looking for love. Heath is a man who will do anything and everything
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