Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Love, Lyrics & Lies” as Want to Read:
Love, Lyrics & Lies
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Love, Lyrics & Lies

by
4.42  ·  Rating details ·  79 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
Living modestly in a quiet suburb with her grandmother, Caterina Ryan vows to have no connection with her former life in the spotlight.

The door to her past has been locked and the key thrown away.

When a home renovation project brings the irresistibly charming and gorgeous Mateo Cruz into her life, she finds herself drawn back to a dark place.

A place where dreams were shat
...more
Published December 14th 2017
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Love, Lyrics & Lies, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Love, Lyrics & Lies

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A whole Lotta music intertwined with hot sexy Puerto Rican swinging his delicious hips, and you can't go wrong.
Don Delisioso - Matteo Cruz, is a builder. And yanno what builders have ? Big beefy arms, tightly muscled chests and the V!! He's a perfectly handsome guy with music in his heart. And he finds a kindred spirit in Caterina "Cat" . She's a dejected, disillusioned musical soul , who's taking care of her Dementia suffering Gram. They two meet and it's explosive sex , fiery kisses and heate
...more
Tia Louise
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A sexy slow-burn romance with twists, angst, betrayals, and MUSIC! A smart romance with an HEA--don't miss this one!

Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Don Delisioso is what I call him when he's whispering sweet nothings to me in Spanish."

Love, Lyrics & Lies was my introduction to author L.M. Carr. Being a music lover, I'm always drawn to book covers with musical references. After reading the synopsis, I was too intrigued to not give it a chance. I'm so glad that I did. I now have a new author to add to my stalking rotation.

Caterina is called Cat by her friends. She's very close to her grandma, whom she calls Grams. When Grams took a tur
...more
Deb
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
NEVER has a book title tore me up like Love, Lyrics and Lies. This is such an easy flowing story line that is not only believable, but captivating. As I read, my heart kept labeling parts of the story with parts of the title. Like an onion; this story peeled away layers at a time, slowly unfolding, savoring bits and pieces of the story’s puzzle. My heart felt like it was on hold as it progressed. I liked the way that Cat & Mateo met, because of her Grandmother’s need for a home addition. I a ...more
Helene Book Hoarder
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you haven’t read LM Carr Books, you are missing out! I’ve read all her books and loved each and every one of them. But Love Lyrics and Lies is my current favorite.

One of the many reasons I LOVE her books is the Realistic feel of the stories and the characters. You will fall in love with some of the characters and will hate others with a passion. You will feel like you can relate to them, especially in this book. You will go through all emotions, I lost count on how many times I sobbed, both
...more
Rady Reads
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The title brilliantly describes the contents of this story. In this book you are introduced to the unscrupulousness of the music industry. There are no rules when you want something really badly. The music industry can be both incredibly achieving but also very deceiving.

The story itself is about trust issues, hatred and finding forever love.

This book was my first introduction to L.M.Carr's writing. Although the book is long it held my attention. In my opinion, the use of sentences in the Span
...more
Sue
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love, Lyrics and Lies by LM Carr is an amazing story of love, deceit, talent, faith, trust and loss.

Cat has had a rough life despite the amazing talent she has. Groomed at a young age, she has an amazing ability to put her thoughts and feelings into words that the world wants to hear. BUT circumstances of her teenage years changed her forever and now all she wants to do is live a quiet life out of the spotlight and take care of the one person who was always there for her.

Mateo has dreams, big dr
...more
Anne Milne
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars


Books with hot magicians there really is nothing I like better and throw in a promising storyline and I’m happy unfortunately for me parts of the story fell flat.

Caterina has moved home to look after her Gram who’s been diagnosed with Dementia. This part of the story was written sensitively and in my experience was very true to life. Cat and Mateo meet when her gram tries to set her up with one of her builders.

Cat is haunted by her past dealings in the music industry. I would have lik
...more
Dawn Nicole Costiera
Love, Lyrics and Lies by LM Carr is a perfect name for this book! It's emphasis is on a tremulous love story, based on lyrics and surrounded by lies... It was also swirling in mystery and deceit with a touch of humor! It had all the making of a great book. I just wish I would have connected more with the story and characters. (Maybe it's me. Honestly.)
Cat & Mateo's story did grab me in the beginning. I found it fun and flirty with such an interesting plot. It just didn't keep the momentum th
...more
Jolene Huber
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simply Amazing

I have read alot of rock star romance books and this really breaks the mold. It is nothing like I have ever read for the genre and that in Itself makes it awesome. This book is about Chloe she lives with her Grandmother and uncle. She meets Mateo at the house he is a contractor hired to do an addition to the house. The attraction is instant and they fall hard. But will not telling each other the whole story tear them apart? This is a must read!
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Walking away from the music industry and living with her ailing grandmother, Caterina is walking through her life but not truly living. When Mateo, the contractor hired to put on an addition on her grandmothers house, starts getting her out of her shell, sparks instantly fly. But will his pursuit of a music career put the brakes on their HEA or will the two find a way to get past the heartbreak? Once again, L.M. Carr does not disappoint. Her mastery of telling an emotional journey with such hone ...more
Jamie
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
The title for this book was perfect. The characters find out how true love can be with someone. Lyrics are wrote and sung .Lies will have you turning the pages to find out who is telling the truth . I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading what is next by this author.
Janneke Wolbers
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As always Miss Carr does not fail to dissapoint me! I loved Mateo and Cat so much! And even Johnny!
I am so happy everything worked out!
Samantha Potter
Dec 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I am a 100% firm believer that every reader reads a different book.  Words can viewed in many different contexts and create and stir so many different emotions.  Words can be weapons, words can soothe… words have so much power, more power than few things in this world.  However, sometimes words are just words and there is little to no connection found within them.  My words below are my opinions and those of mine alone.  As with all books I encourage you to pick up this book and make your own op ...more
Danielle R (Spellbound Stories)
Love, Lyrics & Lies by L.M. Carr was a super sexy romance that will leave you on the edge of your seat right up to the last page. This is my first book by L.M. Carr but it certainly won't be the last. I found her writing great and devoured the book! I loved several things about the story that I can't name in a review without spoiling it for you, so I won't name those. Instead, I will just go over the things that I did love.

First, the characters. I LOVED Mateo. I don't know what the first hoo
...more
Samantha Ortegon (Books, Wine & Time)
I had no idea what to expect reading an ARC for Love, Lyrics & Lies by L.M Carr, what I hadn't expected was to be captivated by this story of falling in love, lies and the pain of betrayal that kept me up until 4 a.m. wanting... no needing to finish this story.

Carr perfectly writes a story that not only had me getting lost in the music or behind the scenes life of a pop star. I was able to feel and connect with the hero's latin heritage, the way he spoke Spanish and described the food he lik
...more
Sara Koelsch
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy it when a book translates how important family is. LM Carr did this flawlessly in Love, Lyrics, & Lies. Most people wouldn’t walk away from a music career to take care of an ailing relative. That is just what Caterina does though. She returns home to take care of her Grams that has Alzheimers and is taking a turn for the worse. Grams was a fabulous character! She was so full of wit and fun! Even though she was starting to lose it mentally, she hasn’t lost her zest for life. G ...more
Samantha Ramadani
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I needed this!!

After this past month or so, I needed this. I needed to read this very book and make me remember that words can have an amazing impact just when you need them the most. Whether it’s lyrics to a song or the words you write for your characters story to be heard in a book as amazing as this one.

Love, Lies, & Lyrics is exactly what I expected from LM Carr, the descriptive writing of Mateo and Cat with a story line that keeps you on your toes. The real ness of Mateo and Cat’s begi
...more
Teri
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a child music was drummed into her life. It guided everything until she escaped. She wanted nothing more to do with it after betrayal and lies that tore her family and her to shreds. Now as her gram is quickly sinking she returns home to be with her with no knowledge of what is before her. When she meets Mateo the man she has seen, lusted after but never met formally, who has filled her dreams, and is working on her grams house, life is about to get a whole lot of crazy.

This book is more than
...more
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It only took one book for me to recognize that L.M. Carr has an original & brilliant writing style that made me an instant fan. Then, with Love, Lyrics & Lies, it was only cemented further for me. Usually, I would try to give some sort of description, but in this instance, I could never do it justice, and spoiler douchery may appear, so I'm going to just type up my feelings, and if this confuses anyone, then I challenge you to experience this awesome piece of goodness for yourselves. See ...more
Helene Book Hoarder
Te Amo Siempre

If you haven’t read LM Carr Books, you are missing out! I’ve read all her books and loved each and every one of them. But Love Lyrics and Lies is my current favorite.

One of the many reasons I LOVE her books is the Realistic feel of the stories and the characters. You will fall in love with some of the characters and will hate others with a passion. You will feel like you can relate to them, especially in this book. You will go through all emotions, I lost count on how many times I
...more
Olivia Salter
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Completely LOVED Love, Lyrics, & Lies by LM Carr. It was an amazing love story of the twists and turns of a new romance with lots of family drama and challenges of a new relationship. Cat is a fiesty, strong willed, and headstrong young woman who is good with words and a dedicated caretaker to her Grams. Mateo is a hot, charming, and romantic young man whose dream is to make it big in the music industry, while Cat is trying to escape from her past in the music industry. They fall head over h ...more
Mindy Guerreiros
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
My Love...LM Carr's writing. The story line. The manner in which she makes you feel and fall for the characters.

My Lyrics...I could sing this authors praises all day, she is a beautiful person and a talented writer. Many of these words flowed though my eyes and staight into my heart. Specifically, grandmoms situation as that struck a cord and played my heartstrings. Dementia sure is a hard thing to expierence in life.

&

No Lies...I tell no lies. I felt as though I was missing something. I w
...more
Jenny
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author I really enjoyed it once I got into the book, I had to put it down a few times and go back to it, and I'm so glad I did. I did however guess how a lot of the storyline was going to play out though.

The title tells you a most of what the book is about but theirs also, sadness, illness, lust, passion, a lots of truth uncovered from the past and lots of hot sex.

Cat and Mateo's are from totally different backgrounds, but there's two things they have i
...more
Becky Rendon
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love, Lyrics & Lies is full. Full of love. With a great family (however small) and an amazing friend, love flows. And then there's the gorgeous guy from the truck... It's full of lyrics. Some heartfelt. Others are profound. But what takes the cake is the amount of life changing lies!

So many lies. Too many to wade through. Love is beautiful. Cracks in the new relationship were bound to happen. It's just that the lies...ripped open and gaping chest wound of hurt.

Hurt and in pain aren't genera
...more
Annie Walsh
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm a newbie to this author and I have to say that I really enjoyed reading Love, Lyrics & Lies. I found myself drawn right into the story and getting attached to Caterina and Mateo quickly. The book flowed well and had a good pace. Mateo and Caterina are a great couple to watch falling in love and stumbling through those difficult moments we know relationships can have. Mateo is ever-patient with Caterina's difficulty with trusting others. Mateo and Caterina may have challenged my patience ...more
Carol Seymour
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Lyrics & Lies brings on the emotions and steam! Caterina has lived a life littered with devastation and loss. She is here in the states to help take care of her Grandmother and meets Mateo Cruz. Mateo and his crew are putting an addition on her Grandmother's house. Sparks fly, the heat is turned up but lies and unspoken truths threaten their budding relationship. Mateo is offered the chance of a lifetime to fulfill his dream as a recording artist but at what cost. Will their love sustai ...more
Virginia
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love, Lies and Lyrics was a great book! It has all the things in the title- love, lyrics and lies.
Cat and Mateo’s story pulled me in. It was fun and enjoyable, even with the drama. I was rooting for them to make it. I loved the use of music in the book. Always a favorite for me. Mateo is sexy and swoon worthy. And the grandmother was quite a character. She really brought a lot to the story.

Love, Lies and Lyrics is well written and a great pace, keeping you interested. The lies, the deceit, the
...more
FunUndertheCovers
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Lyrics & Lies brings on the emotions and steam! Caterina has lived a life littered with devastation and loss. She is here in the states to help take care of her Grandmother and meets Mateo Cruz. Mateo and his crew are putting an addition on her Grandmother's house. Sparks fly, the heat is turned up but lies and unspoken truths threaten their budding relationship. Mateo is offered the chance of a lifetime to fulfill his dream as a recording artist but at what cost. Will their love sustai ...more
Wendy Leonard-Richardson
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have had this author on my tbr for years (literally as I met her a couple years ago). OMG, why did I put off reading this? I have read several good books recently but none that had me staying up so late to keep reading. This book was just that good.
The range of emotions evoked was amazing. The author has a clean and succinct writing style which made it easy to read. I loved and hated the characters in this novel. The angst was pretty intense too. This is a romance which should be straight forw
...more
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
442 followers
L.M. Carr, author of the Giving Trilogy, the Stones Duet, and two sexy stand-alone novels, is a wife, a mom, an educator, a reader and a writer who lives in central Connecticut with her family. When she’s not sitting at her computer writing, she loves to get lost in a good book or spend time with family and friends.

After self-publishing the trilogy in 2015, a suspenseful romance tale about Mia De
...more