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The Lies We Tell

(The Four #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  6,065 ratings  ·  583 reviews
Starting over after my father’s sudden death was bad enough, but the four boys who rule Alstone College, my new university, are determined to make my life even more difficult. One in particular. Caiden Cavendish.
My nightmare. My shadow. My stepbrother.

My dad’s death was an accident... Lie.
My life isn’t in danger... Lie.
The Four won’t bring mayhem to my life... Lie.
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 20th 2020
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Steamy Bully romance with a dangerous twist!

Absolutely Fantastic book! It has the rich bullies, the nice girl, the intrigue, suspense and danger and to top it off a steamy romance. I loved every minute and could not put it down. I also can’t wait for more. “The Four” are the four richest and sexiest men on campus. Their families pretty much own the nearby town and do business all over the world as well and The Four are the top men on campus at Alstone college.

Winter Huntington has switched colle
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

Was there even a question of if you would see a review from me for The Lies We Tell? I had never read anything from this author before, but when this book was brought to my attention, there was no way I could pass it up! The blurb practically screams my name!

A group of hot, rich guys known as The Four that rule the school (college) attempt to make Winter's life hell for reasons unbeknownst to her. They warn her, insult her, key her car, and follow her around wherever she goes, but it's not l
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

'THE LIES WE TELL' is the first full length romance book by new to me author Becca Steele's 'The Four' series. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

Bloody Instagram!! This bloody book right here has been boomeranging all over my IG feed!!
So of course I had to bloody oneclick it!! I blame it all on that lickable cover too!!

I really enjoyed this one, holy hotness!! In this we get not one but FOUR hot boys (Caiden, Zayde, Cassius and Weston) who reign over Alstone College!! The untouchable Kings!! I
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing

"Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo, The Four are coming for you, Snow.”

'The Lies We Tell' is the first book in 'The Four' series by Becca Steele.

This is a college, step-brother romance with so many so many twists and turns that is all a part of a big game! I mean I even considered skipping writing this review and starting the next book... but, here we are!

Okay, so, I know I've read the first book in this series before so the cliff-hanger shouldn't bother me so much, but it does cuz I don't remember the stor
✩ Mira ✩
Aug 12, 2020 marked it as dnf
dnf-ed at 17%
i lost brain cells while reading this

also as a person who studies business at a uk university, reading this book about people studying business at a uk uni just made me plain mad - there are no cool kids at uni, we're all just trying to survive here
FIVE FORBIDDEN STARS for Winter and Caiden ❤🖤❤🖤!!!


This is the first book that I've read by Becca Steele and I absolutely love it!!!

Always when I start reading a book by a new author to me there is a little fear that maybe I won't like it.

The same was with this book.


Becca totally surprise me and I'm really glad because of that.

I love her writing style.

I also love the storyline. It's simple but very interesting which kept my attention through the whole book.

"The Lies We Tell" is the fir
Ayse  Huseyin
Feb 01, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo, The Four are coming for you, Snow.”

The Lies We Tell is book one in The Four Series.
If you love College, Stepbrother, enemies to lovers romance then this is the book for you!!

Becca crafts a mysterious plot with lots of fire and sass from the heroine, scenes that will melt you kindle and parts that will have you holding your breath.

“Watch your back, Winter. You’re out of your depth, and you don’t know how to swim in these waters.”

Can we just talk about The Four for a minu
Alley Ciz
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I need answers and I need them now. Ms. Steele sucks you into the intriguing, dangerous, and just plan hot as hell world of The Four and will have you flipping pages until you get to the end only to leave you saying WTF how can that be the end. She's lucky she lives "across the pond" from me because otherwise I'd be standing behind her making her write all the words until I she crafts the next installment of what I can already tell with be one hot AF saga.

Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
Holy Hell! What the fuck? Becca Steele left me speechless. Well that’s a lie she left me needing to yell at her for answers and shout from the roof tops how amazing this book is!

The Lies We Tell is absolutely phenomenal! Becca Steele delivers an amazing book that is sure to be a top read and absolutely sets a high standard for any other reads this year.

Caiden is a sexy as sin, hot as hell alpha who leaves me needing more of him. But all of the four are hot, sexy, and wicked. Winter is a badass h
Mar 31, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: authors-to-avoid

The heroine gets to the new school, and I believe that same night, goes to a party. She flirts with the first random guy who pays her any attention. Doesn’t know him from anyone, and didn’t even seem attracted to him. She has these weird feeling for the “hero” of the story from meeting his eyes earlier but when she runs into him at the party she and the author decide to make this book nose dive right off of a cliff. Instead of starting the story here, she walks away from the books “hero” and
Siobhan (Bookish Vibes)
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Lies We Tell is book one in Becca Steele's new series The Four and it is absolutely amazing!!!! Seriously, if I could give it more than 5 Stars I would.

Quick recap - Winter believes her father's death wasn't an accident and goes looking for answers by getting close to her estranged mother. This puts her in the firing line of Caiden, her step brother, who hates her on sight purely because he thinks she is just like her mother who he despises. And then there is The Four, holy hotness you do no
Christina ( The MasqueReader )
Hi, my name is Christina and I'm addicted to The Four! What? Surely your not surprised! I have a weakness for HOT Fictional characters. We can all thank Becca Steele for supplying us with a few in this book!

We all love sexy guys in our books but my absolute favorite is to have a strong heroine. I want a h that can give as good as she gets, of course I expect there might be some moments of weakness. Winter is a great example of that. She's strong willed, sassy and caring. Determined to find out
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 "THAT shouldn't have happened!!!" stars***

"You may tell the greatest lies and wear a brilliant disguise, but you can't escape the eyes of the one who sees right through you." -Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito

For the record, I was seeing this book all over instagram and i became obsessed before i even known what was all this deal about...
I didn't even care for the blurb!!!! One stare on the cover and i was a goner!!!
And then this book checked out all the boxes for me...
Enemies to love
Carmen Richter
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Yeah, that's about where my head is right now. I'm struggling to brain enough to be able to write a coherent review. This book had my heart racing the whole way through. If it wasn't from suspense, it was from all of the hotness that is the Four. Can we just talk about the part where they were all in suits for a second? Drool!

Winter is such a sweetheart, and I love how fearless she is in her quest for answers, despite the fear she's obviously feeling. Caiden is such a complicated c
Deborah  Kimberley
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Becca Steele’s style of writing. The Lies We Tell is very different for her. I was open to trying it, and the fact that I read it in one sitting speaks volumes for me, but speaks higher of the author and the book that I’ve just read. My tell on a book is the length of time between starting to read and finishing.
I don’t like giving away spoilers which makes this so much harder with any book, but for this book there are so many tropes it covers, so many highs and lows, so many twists and t
Ash Lovesbooks
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Lies We Tell is Book one in the series The Four.

This book checks all the boxes for a brilliant and exciting slightly dark romance.
•Looking for a hot sexy alpha male ( this book has 4 that will blow your mind!
•Relatable main female character (Winter is a great combination of smart, sassy, bold and uncertain that anyone will want to get to know better).
•Hot sexy romance
•Elements of danger and suspense
• A mystery

The characters are interesting, entertaining, and full of personality. The boo
C. Lymari
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eeny, meeny, miny, mo.
The Four are coming for you, Snow.

And commeth they did.

I love Miss Becca's work, but this is a work of art. This story the characters, freaking wow.
Winter is sassy with a mouth on her and a thirst for answers it doesn't matter the cost.
Well, that cost has a name...Caiden. Her new step-brother- her new enemie.

He hates her with a passion. But passion is passion and sparks are flying but he's too stubborn to admit it even when his closest (sexy AF) friends can see the trut
Ya know.. it wasn't bad and I'm intrigued to read the next one.

The Lies We Tell is sort of a bully romance but I didn't really think it was. Yeah, they four didn't really like Winter when she walked into her life. Of course, they also had a crap ton of assumptions about her but they never really knew her. The reason I say this is because once they start getting to, they start chipping a way at themselves. It doesn't take long for them to start liking her and eventually developing feelings for he
⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
A Thrilling Step-Siblings College Enemies-to-lovers Romantic Suspense With Mysteries, Comrades & Friendships, Trust, Growing feelings, Initiatives, Dangers & a Gripping Cliffhanger.
This had been on my TBR after Reading 'Trick me Twice' & I enjoyed finally reading this story! (It was fun to See Cass & Lena Which I met in TMT!) DEVOURED it in 6hrs.
[It's Dual POV but we get more from Winter's, Though the times we do get Caiden's PoV had me thoughtful..]

Winter has newly transferred to the Alstone Un
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“I see you.”

To say I loved this book would be a complete understanding. My love for this book is like a strong rising passion that could set fire with the intensity of it.

This book hits all my favorite checkpoints. It has an extremely great mystery. A forbidden stepbrother romances. It’s got that perfect bully element. And lastly it’s and enemies to lovers, which is all the rage right now.
The sexual tension between our main characters is so thick I doubt a hack saw could break through it.

Andi Isack
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I NEED ANSWERS!!!! And you will too!
This was my first book written by Becca Steele! And what a bombshell of first read!!! I know when it comes to new authors you take a huge chance on it. Because you don't know what to expect from the author and her book. Well Becca's writing is really addictive. It doesn't let you the time to breathe, it keeps you there locked inside her story! ALWAYS surprising you with her next twist! Those are unpredictable, really, you never see it coming. She's a twist's g
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mind. Blown.

Becca, you have me in total awe! I was hooked from start to finish, I genuinely could not put this book down. The Four, what a total group of hot, dangerous book boyfriend material. Winter (love the name choice) you are one bad b*tch with a serious level of patience and such a kind heart. King Caiden, I loved the soft sides we saw to you, as well as the brooding sides. Zayde, my man of mystery, I can't wait to find out more about you and that tongue piercing🤭 Cassius, a
Kandace Denys (bookish_kayy)
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Off to an amazing start!

Devoured in one sitting. Holy cow, y’all! My heart is pounding and the adrenaline rushing through me would probably be better served with someone that was gonna use it for good, but that’s not the point here.

The Four are HOT. And skeptical of our Winter, but definitely not without good reason.
Winter is on a mission. She’s lost the only parent she had any ties to, and her quest to solve the mystery surrounding his death has led her to her very estranged mother and her new
Lager Lefse Book Blog
Ms. Becca Steele, HOW COULD YOU DO THIS?? GAH!! Ok, now that I have that ‘shouty’ moment out of me, I should be good (no promises though)!

In a world of popular foursomes, whether that is reverse harem or college bullies, TLWT is a standout in its own right. I have never read a Becca book before, but I am COMPLETELY 100% ADDICTED to her and her writing style.

The Lies We Tell is a romance, mystery, intrigue, bully, separation, stepbrother, positive parental units (just kidding) story. Our heroine
Shaley- Pretty Little Book Blog
Yes. Yes. YES.

When I was first informed about this book, I was like, “SIGN ME UP, WTF.”

Drama. Check.
Secrets. Check.
Sassy af heroine. Check.
Hot, broody, possessive men. Check.

This book has it alllll!!

This is my first read by Becca and I am so dang impressed. Everything about this story is EXACTLY my kind of book. I loved the drama. The mystery. The back and forth between Caiden and Winter. The friendships Winter made with the other guys. THE OTHER GUYS.

Caiden and Winter are straight FIRE togeth
Samantha La Mar
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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❦ jazmin
“When I look at you. I see you. Not her. You.”

A lot of NA series follow the same structure in terms of characters, but this book completely defied those expectations. I think Winter was the most assertive female main character I’ve ever read about in a NA book, and I liked how Caiden and the other character weren’t nearly as toxic as I expected!

“You looked like you needed rescuing. I saw Cavendish following you.” He glanced at me, a small smile on his lips. “I like to think of myself as a
Nov 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mean, at first I was seriously considering dropping it bc wasn't feeling it, seemed like the type of book that don't fulfill me anymore, but when they started to hang out was really good, I just love Cass so much I'm disappointed the next book isn't about him, and tbh she kissing Z and Cass was horny af, LOVED IT. Also was pleased by the fact that I still have no idea what's the thing with her mom, in that side it's not predictable
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To be honest this is my first Becca Steele book and i saw the blurb was it and was totally interested!

Starting off, it completely sucked me in. Winter transfers to a new school and there she meets her stepbrothers who she’s never met before. Instantly she noticed that Caiden hates her. These two are like fire and ice and they are constantly at each others throats. Even though they hate each other they can’t deny that they have chemistry! I absolutely love the back and forth between them because
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Becca Steele is an international bestselling romance author from the south of England, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a whole horde of characters that reside inside her head.

When she's not writing, you can find her reading or watching Netflix, usually with a glass of wine in hand. Failing that, she'll be online hunting for memes, or wasting time making her 500th Spotify playlist.


Other books in the series

The Four (5 books)
  • The Secrets We Hide (The Four, #2)
  • The Havoc We Wreak (The Four, #3)
  • A Cavendish Christmas (The Four, #3.5)
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