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Pretty Lies

(Pleasure House #4)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  203 ratings  ·  46 reviews
As a phone sex operator, Annette Waincott knows how to tease to get what she wants. That is, until she teases the wrong man at a club, claiming kinky fantasies she doesn’t really have. It must have been too much vodka and his tantalizing Russian accent. Too bad he believes her.

When the Russian accidentally kidnaps her twin sister as part of an ill-fated sex game, things q
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published April 23rd 2018 by Burlesque Press
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May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was everything I love in a Kitty Thomas book; dark, kinky, a little bit fucked up and a (relatively) happy ending.
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well folks Kitty Thomas did it again. She has always been my top favorite author and have had the delight in reading. I'm honored to have an ARC of Pretty Lies and I did not put it down once I started. She captivated me with the details of the house and history of how it became to be. Anton Volikov is perfectly described and when I was reading I swear I sounded Russian in the back of my head. The purr of his voice and complete obedience he requires is titillating. Sometimes I did feel like he wa ...more
Ella Star
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She didn’t speak a word to him. She begged him with nothing but her eyes.

I LOVE this author. She’s probably one of my favorite authors of all time, if not my #1 favorite. Whenever she has a new release I will automatically buy it and try to read it as soon as possible. It’s not even a guilty pleasure because her books are AMAZING. Kitty Thomas really understands the BDSM dynamic and I love it!

Pretty Lies didn’t disappoint. It wasn’t my favorite by Kitty but I definitely loved it. If you’ve bee
As crazy as this sounds, I don’t read blurbs for most of my 1-click authors. I know there’s no point because honestly, they could write a menu and I still would read it. So, when Kitty Thomas has a book coming out, you are absolutely correct I will 1CTB and go into the book blind. Okay, not totally blind. I knew Pretty Lies was Anton and Annette story. I just didn’t know how much of a treat was waiting for me.

Holy crow! This is the beginning. Like beginning, beginning. I mean literally, how the
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars - 3.5 Flames

DISCLAIMER - This book was "technically" written out of order. If you've read the series prior to this, consider it a bonus book. If this is your first time picking up this series, I would recommend you reading this first and then the series. Or not. To each his own and all that...LOL

Annette is a phone sex operator who's lied so many times, it's become second nature. She lies so much that she's even lying about the littlest of things, unnecessarily so. And these lies catch u
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

Pretty Lies is listed as the fourth book in the Pleasure House series by Kitty Thomas. Each story in this series can be read as a stand alone. This one in particular can, because it is actually a prequel to the series, so it takes place first chronologically.

If you’ve never read Kitty Thomas, her books are not romance. Some of them are pretty dark. This one isn’t as dark as some of her other works. I will say this one does have a happy ever
Cécile Smits
Finally,Annette and Anton’s story is here! And it was só worth the wait! We get to see where it all started at the Pleasure House,plus we get to see how it all started for Annette and Anton. I’m not saying too much,just that they start off on the wrong foot and need a lot to work through.....with the kink as well as their “relationship”....Loved it!
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
** I received an ARC (Advance Readers Copy) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine, and mine alone.

I think I first read Guilty Pleasures back when I was sixteen (I’m twenty-two now), and with every book that’s come out in this series since, I’ve fallen more and more in love with this world! Almost makes you want to be a captive yourself in a house full of domineering men, who will bend you to their will, who will see to it that you exist for their pleasure alone while also besto
This is the story I've been waiting for since I first read the books in this world. Anton and Annette had this wonderful, warm, settled relationship. You could tell how much they loved each other and how devoted to each other they were. Plus, I always wondered how the house got started, so that's awesome too. You never really think about what it takes to get an operation like that running smoothly, especially if you've only seen it running smoothly.

It was nice to see Anton, who always seemed to
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You now, I read every single KT book - probably multiple times - and this book just hard core made me want to re-read the books related to this world - like, I want more Brian - I want to relive the plant room - I want all of this stuff damnnit!! This book brought into view the creation of the home and program and I thought it was wonderful as all KT books are - seriously, read them - and also - she's an amazingly active author and always answers my stalking posts on Twitter - that alone deserve ...more
Apr 30, 2018 marked it as 5-to-read-ooit
Note: This is a book in the Pleasure House world. The other books are: Guilty Pleasures, Broken Dolls, and Surrender. The books can be read in any order but this title occurs first chronologically and would be considered a "prequel" to the other books since Anton and Annette are already a couple in the other books. This is their origins story.
Nicole B
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kitty Thomas has written another MUST READ. This was kinky and hot as hell. Be prepared with a dry pair of panties on standby.

First off, I know I’ve read the other books In this series and enjoyed each of them individually. It’s been quite a while so reading it was like visiting an old friend with a new story. I thought I knew what was going on, what was going to happen, what was next, and I was entirely wrong.

This is the prequel to the Pleasure House World. In those three stories, which can a
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When the man of your dreams turns out to be the man of your dreams?

Annette met Anton at a club and drank too much. She left him behind, but he is on her mind the next morning. She told him everything he wanted to hear, because that is what Annette does. To support herself and her medical school going twin sister, she delivers the fantasy as a phone sex operator. When Anton mistakes her sister for her, her fantasy world just became reality, and it isn't safe at all

Anton believed Annette when she
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read a handful of Kitty Thomas' other books and found I enjoyed how deeply she delved into the psychological aspects of her characters. It's not a thing every author does, but given how dark the story can go, or how extreme, the internal workings of these people she's creating is more important to see. It's something she's very good at.

Pretty Lies is no exception. I can honestly say that while I've read some of her books, I came to Pretty Lies without having read any of the others in her Gu
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kitty Thomas has never failed to deliver an awesome read and with Pretty Lies, the streak continues. The plot has a faint resemblance to a situation comedy episode identical twins and mistaken identity but this being a Kitty Thomas book you know this case of mistaken identity is going to have a dark twist.

Anton mistakenly kidnaps Janette not knowing that she has an identical twin, Annette.
Seems Anton and Annette had met the night before and shared some pretty kinky fantasies. The only thing was
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another Kitty Thomas installment, and another reason to come back for more!

This time, we are back at the Pleasure House for more delicious training, but we are going back in time a bit to learn the origin of the House and how Anton and Annette got together. It's not necessary to first read the other Kitty Thomas books that take place in the same world ("Guilty Pleasures", "Broken Dolls", "Surrender") but if you have, there will be "ah-ha" moments that help you fully understand scenes in the prev
Jess Dornbos
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I am a long-time KT fan, and this newest book did not disappoint. Although you can definitely read this book without having read the other training house books, I think it added to the experience that I was already familiar with most of the characters. It was interesting to see the beginnings of the training house and backstory for, in my opinion, the most aloof of the house Masters.

Annette was not what I’d expected, having known her from the other books as the perfect, happy pleasure slave. I w
Stacy Baggett
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
At long last, we get to read Anton and Annette's story! It wasn't quite what I was expecting, since as the title implies, Annette turns out to be quite the liar, a trait that Anton simply won't tolerate once he gets his hands on her.

Some of the origin story, as we heard it in previous books, is somewhat true. It's just twisted a little...and by "little," I mean quite a bit. Pretty Lies tells the real story of how Annette traded herself for her sister. As with all of Kitty Thomas's books, this s
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book by Kitty Thomas. Just like all her other books that I have read so far.
This book is about Anton and Annette’s relationship.
So what I understood, it is set up in the Pleasure House world. I have not read any books from that world yet. However all books are standalone and you can read Pretty Lies without reading the other books first (just like I did). And also they can be read in any order, which is great. With that being said I cannot wait to dive into the rest of these books as
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
So here we are, at the beginning, where it all started. Annette and Anton, her the pretty little liar, him the dark Russian to whom a few little white lies told while drunk, turned into a situation.

If you have read any of the training house books before, you may have met the men in the house, but in this novel, it's at the start of their business enterprise, just when they all seem to have a little conscience, well everyone except Brian, because it seems he has been messed up from day one if hi
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Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dark, Intense, Completely Captivating.

I just have to say that I just devoured this book in a day. It was one of those books you couldn't put down, you ate while reading, carried with you everywhere you went, just didn't let it out of your hand, much less sight. I was so involved in Annette and Anton’s story.

I completely and totally adore Annette and Anton’s dark and twisted relationship. The depth of their story will take your breath away while keeping you entertained in this fast paced, eroti
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“And what would you do?”
“I could kidnap you. I could take you away to my castle and make you my pleasure slave. I would take very good care of you. You’d be my pet. Would you like that, kiska?"

Being a phone sex operator, Annette has become accustomed to using her voice and sexy talk to give men what they desire. But when a drunken night of telling her pretty lies to a dominant Russian leads to the kidnapping of her beloved twin, Annette is faced with going down the rabbit hole in order to save h
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Pretty Lies is an extraordinarily original, suspenseful, twisty page-turner that takes place in the Pleasure House world, and you won't want to miss.

Gripping, brilliantly well written, heartwarming, heart-wrenching, chilling and hypnotically suspenseful at times. Well-built characters that are very convincing, likeable and hateful at times.

This is Anton and Annette's story. It was fascinating learning about their beginnings, as well as the origins of the house and the rest
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another brilliant story by Kitty Thomas, Pretty Lies is set in the Guilty Pleasures world as a kind of prequel and tells the story of Anton and Annette
Anton and Annette's story is unconventional and a tad twisted but the connection  between two characters really sucks you into the story. Twisted, interesting, suspensful, dirty, sexy and at times packed with emotion, this story captures your attention from the start and is a really great read.  I loved that we got to see a  some of the ch
Mel Shank
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! Kitty Thomas has done it again!
Pretty Lies is the prequel to Guilty Pleasure and the Pleasure House series. I can not tell you how thrilled I was to find out that we were finally getting the story behind Annette and Anton's relationship. This book, like I said is a prequel but can be read out of order and as a standalone and if you have read the other books in the series, little nuggets of gold are hidden throughout the book.

SIDENOTE: Can I just say that Brian scares me, as much as I lov
Cindi Russell
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story from the very first page. It was like going back into time, to the very beginning of the Pleasure House world. It is the story of Anton and Annette, and what a journey they had. It was fun to meet the four masters again and it brought back their stories as well. I now want to start over and reread them all. As always, Kitty made me believe. Believe in the story, in the characters and in their feelings. It all felt so very real. Through the many missteps in their relationship, ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I have wanted to get into the Pleasure House series for a little while now but never got around to doing it. When I saw this prequel to the other books was coming out, I had to check it out and see if I wanted to read any of the others. I am so happy that I am in Kitty's ARC list, so that I had the chance to read and review because Kitty did not let me down! I finished the book in three days, many sleepless moments and just being enraptured with this read. I love any form of d ...more
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark, sexy
I can always depend on Kitty Thomas to write a story that keeps me engaged for the entire book. I loved Anton and Annette story. Annette is a sex phone operator and Anton is a sexy as sin Russian master. Yum! I felt the chemistry between these two, especially under the circumstances on how they meet and became "to be." There were a couple of things that were surprises: Anton administrating punishment not Brian- you will know which one I am talking about when you read the book especially when Ant ...more
Amy Martin
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What happens when a girl promises pretty lies in a night full of vodka and a sexy Russian man? Well this story is about Annette a phone sex operator and the irresistable dominant Anton. Kitty has delievered yet again an amazing story. This is my favorite world that Kitty has created and I lucky enough to have been able to go to this world for more than 4times...this book can be read alone but if you liked this one, readers should totally read the three other ones (guilty pleasure, broken dolls a ...more
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've wanted to read Anton and Annette's story from the moment I first met them in Guilty Pleasures, so I was over the moon when Ms. Thomas said that she was writing this book. I have to say that the author, once again, didn't disappoint. This book has everything I've come to expect from Kitty Thomas's work. The writing is beautiful, the characters are well developed and multi-dimensional, and the plot is engaging. Of couse it wouldn't be a Kitty Thomas book without the scorching level of heat!
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