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Liarholic

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  39 reviews
It hurts to look at you.
One, two, three, four, five . . . the lyrics to the hell inside your OCD head.
Not alive, not dead. In chains.
You’re broken, Amy. I did this. Can’t undo that.
Six years ago, I played a cruel joke on you in front of the whole school. The girl who made a happiness machine to put her happy inside of me. And I just ripped your heart out.
Now, I’m back to f
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Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published April 20th 2020
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SimplyƝì₭
Apr 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dark-erotica, dnf


This book is not for me. I struggled with the writing style and character development. I read the first chapter 4 times and I still couldn't move beyond the 6th chapter. I am told by a few that I missed the dark chapters.

I will say this only get this book on KU. Do not pay full price. I rarely write a review this way. I have respect for the author as a person. I commend her for putting her work out there. However, I feel this book needs a good content editor and copy edit.
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Julia
DNF 20% in

Alright so youre telling me the hero is a...
1. Billionaire
2. Orphan
3. Has a black belt in karate
4. Owns a club
5. Pretends to be a therapist
6. Enjoys being a psycho

The heroine....
1. Has OCD
2. Likes rough sex but won’t admit it.
3. No other character qualities.

Got it.

Anything else you wanna throw in there?
description
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Hazel
Apr 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
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Paula  Phillips
Apr 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Wanting an angsty and dark read? It's been a while since I had read a dark book. As I had picked up this book, I didn't expect it to be as dark as it was. The book starts with us meeting Amy and Shepard when they were younger. Amy loved Shepard and saw the good in him, Shepard, on the other hand, was always told he was dark and evil. As they got to their teen years, Shepard did the worst thing possible to push Amy away. The incident was the first thing that broke her heart as she ended up being ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amy likes things a certain way, she checks and re-checks things solely for the purpose of feeling safe, it's what makes her world feel normal. But she wasn't always this way, something changed in her life a long time ago, and it forced her into this sheltered world, one that she struggles day in and day out to control.

Her past holds a lot of painful memories, and at the center of them is a man she hopes she never sees again, Shepard was once her friend, now he is the enemy, the monster who brok
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Kelly Gregory
Apr 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
So I really tried to get into this....to be honest I wanted to give up after the first chapter but I ploughed on and in the end I gave up at chapter 6, I wanted to like this so much but the style of writing just wasn't for me, I was struggling to understand the characters, the history they shared etc however the language and sentence structure just didn't make it easy for me to read or understand! The main heroine was unremarkable and the hero just didnt the pack the punch I wanted. I'm really s ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
What in the world was this book?!?! Just wow! I love dark romances and even I had to take a breather after this one because it is INTENSE!

Shephard is the definition of the alphahole that you want to hate SO FREAKING bad, but there is still something about him that you can't give up on. The way that he wants to help Amy, whom he seriously did dirty years back, is an interesting story line. This book was dark and intense and crazy suspenseful. All in all, I enjoyed reading it, but if you are not
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Wendy Livingstone
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Amy and Shepard’s story. These two have a painful past which has left them both broken souls. Now Shep is back and determined to get back the girl he loves. This is a well written dark and intense story which is an emotional roller coaster, as well as having heartbreak, suspense, mystery, angst, secrets, and unexpected twists. I was totally captivated throughout this addictive page turner. I highly recommend for all lovers of a dark and twisted tale; you will not be disappointed.
Pamela
Amy and Shepard were friends and everything to each other at one time. Shepard did something horrible to Amy to destroy everything. Now years later, Shepard is back to torment Amy even more because he feels like he can fix her problems. This is a dark romance not for the faint hearted with creepy stalkerish vibes. A great dark romance.
Tammy
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amy and Shepard were once friends when they were kids and then Shepard chose to humiliate her when they were teenagers and Amy broke. Now she lives on an estate for addiction and mental health issues. Shepard comes back in town wanting to help Amy. Shepard isn’t who he claims to be but can he help Amy in the end or will he just hurt her more? Fast-paced dark read with loads of drama and steam. I loved this intense dark read.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Liarholic by Kingsley Ash is the story of Amy and Shepard.
Amy and Shepard when they were younger were friends. But that changed when they were in their teens when Shepard choose to humiliate her that ended up being what made her finally just break. Now in their present day, Amy lives on an Estate for addition and mental health issues. With her OCD at a all time high she finds content at the estate as much as she can. Shepard is a dark person who comes back to town to find answers about his paren
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thehotmesslibrary
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Liarholic by Kingsley Ash is a roller-coaster, heart-pounding ride of a book. The story focuses on Amy and Shepard, like two pieces of a puzzle, they knew they wanted each other from an early age, but Shepard betrays Amy in the most brutal way as a teen and it seems that from that point onward, both of their lives spiral out of control with secrets, obsessions and lies.

Amy is at Swan Lake, a private clinic for those with issues. With overpowering OCD, Amy almost lives in a state of rigid routine
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Melissa Mendoza
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing




"Saving you was the best thing I ever did, Amy, and then I can't stop hurting you.. How do you like that? You're the best thing I ever did, and the worst thing I ever did."

5 Obsessive Stars!!! Such a tragically, deeply demented story with so much heart!

Amy has a serious OCD issue, which stems back to her younger years. She doesn't feel safe unless she's done her "rituals." She's somewhat happy in her peaceful home and trying hard to get on with life. But that all changes when her
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Amy  Crull
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
So its been awhile since I've read a dark romance which means it took me awhile to get into the mind frame of the story. Like way to long that I almost quit the book but I didn't. I kept reading and I'm glad I did. This story shows you how ugly the world is and what people will do to get ahead. It shows that despite how you came into the world, you can change your future and overcome the ugly past. You can find love and be happy. I loved the little moments we got when Shepherd and Amy were young ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
So its been awhile since I've read a dark romance which means it took me awhile to get into the mind frame of the story. Like way to long that I almost quit the book but I didn't. I kept reading and I'm glad I did. This story shows you how ugly the world is and what people will do to get ahead. It shows that despite how you came into the world, you can change your future and overcome the ugly past. You can find love and be happy. I loved the little moments we got when Shepherd and Amy were young ...more
HANNAH (Books, Films, and Tea)
Liarholic by Kingsley Ash is a dark and twisted angsty romance. Shepherd and Amy have known each other since they were little. They're best friends, and Amy is in love with Shepherd. Shepherd has a darkness to him and is twisted. In a move to protect Amy, he sets her up for humiliation and leaves town when they are 14-15 years old. 6 years later, Amy is in a mental illness/psychic ward, and suffers from severe OCD, panic attacks, and anxiety. Shepherd has returned to town and buys the home she's ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Liarholic was a story that I never saw coming because for whatever reason, I didn't expect it to be dark. I know that I sound crazy, but I didn't read through all of the description well enough I guess. Anyway, it was a dark & gritty story after my own dark heart, and I seriously enjoyed it. From what I understand, it's Kingsley Ash's debut book, making me very excited to see how she develops in the future. I'm not going to get into any details, as that would ruin the experience, but I can say t ...more
Jenifer Briggs
Apr 20, 2020 rated it liked it
**3.5 stars

This is the first book that I've read by this author, and it's definitely a dark romance with so many twists and turns that even I couldn't have predicted!

Our heroine Amy has a strong case of OCD, as well as many painful secrets that's killing her to keep. She really is a tortured soul.

Shephard is definitely an anti-hero; he's selfish, cruel, dark and twisty, and yet when he does open up you can tell that there's so much good in him.. but when you've been told all your life (especial
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Dangerously in love with books
Love the cover it’s so passionate. Ok here is my review:

What a beautiful story, even though it has a devil for a hero and the heroine has a broken mind you cannot help fall in love with both of them and their story.

You get to explore their most intimate thinking, you dwell in their minds and in their feelings. He lives in darkness because of the way he was raised and cannot stop lying to her or trying to make her his even if he goes on the wrong way about it. She is broken all the ways a person
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Kristina Waible
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lisrholic

This is a hard book to read especially if you have certain triggers. It’s about Shepherd and Amy. They became attached to each other at a very young age. Shepherd felt unworthy of her and ended up breaking her to put a barrier between them. Unknown to her at fifteen he ends up in jail. She thinks he just ran off. She has drama happen in her life at home that ends her up in a institution. She has lots of triggers she has to do to feel safe. Shepherd makes something of himself after getti
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Gladys
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm going to be honest here and say That I'm really not sure about my feelings as far as this book goes. This was a new to me author and when I came across the blurb for this book I was intrigued. After reading it I feel like I'm stuck somewhere in the middle between extremes. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. There were some things I really liked. Such as the overall story, the complexities of the characters, the darkness, the angst and the twists. As for what I didn't: I thought th ...more
Linda
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
"I’m not the hero. I’m the monster. The orphan boy gone bad. Cursed, everything broken." The blurb for Liarholic grabbed hold of this bully romance addict!

Dark romances somehow leave me more renewed than sweet romances. I think it's because the hero and heroine have major struggles to get to an HEA, if they get to an HEA.

What I also loved about this story; it introduced me to a new author that I am definitely checking her backlist! Can't wait to read more by Ms. Ash!

I received an advanced rea
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Brandy Roberts
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thought Liarholic was a good read it did take me some time to fall for the characters the hero mostly he really made me not like him that much but over all he character was complex . The heroine was a bit annoying at times she would do things that would irritate me but over all her character became likable . I thought the story line really drew me in even at times that I wanted to take a break I pushed through to the very end and was happy with the end result . I can't wait to read more by thi ...more
Haney Hayes Promotions
First, let me say this was not what I was expecting. I wasn’t expecting the triggers that I got. Liarholic is dark and twisted. Which is why I gave the rating I did. Honestly, I was expecting a RomCom, and I didn’t get that. This is not a story for those that have major triggers, and I think that should have been stated. As the only warning, we were awarded was there is no cheating. I did enjoy the fact that there was a slow burn. I really wish I could have enjoyed this book more. This was my fi ...more
bookobsession000
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great dark and steamy read about two tragic and broken characters. So many secrets, pain and past traumas between them as well the crazy chemistry. A serious rollercoaster ride with plenty of mystery and suspense with twists and turns you just don't see coming! I felt so many emotions while reading this book. It was a slow burner but once I got in to it, I could not put it down. A really enjoyable read.

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Sharon
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a dark read and so there are some possible issues for readers who have certain triggers, please take that into account before choosing to read this otherwise fantastic book. It’s my first time reading this author and I really like her writing style. She has come up with an intriguing plot with plenty of twists and turns that easily captivated my attention.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Treasa
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great Dark read
Definitely a dark twisted read that was so unpredictable that I never knew which way the story was headed or what to expect. It's highly unpredictable emotional and an abundance of twists that will definitely get you all twisted up but need to keep reading. A great read that I enjoyed.
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Rachelle Reads
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story has real life hard issues twists turns secrets and heartbreak.
This book is dark and very well written the author has a real talent for bringing out all the feels!! I’m definitely a new fan!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Michele Del Rey
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a captivating story about Amy and Shepard. Both of these characters are broken but need eachother in every way to survive. Secrets are unraveled and lives are shaken. Really good book that kept me on the edge of my seat.
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