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Fragile Lies

(Fragile Hearts #2)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  104 reviews


I don't date. Period.
My life is all about those random one-time hook-ups--no expectations, no feelings, no commitment.
Until I meet Lexi.

One night with her just isn't enough. And the only way I can keep her is by offering the only thing I can: my body without my heart.

But she gets too close.

All I wan
Published July 13th 2020
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite


Fragile Lies is the second book in the Fragile Hearts Standalone series by Lilian Harris and told the story about Lexi and Jax, whom we met in Fragile Scars.

Jax suffers from PTSD, so he thinks of himself as emotionally unavailable, Lexi suffers from self-esteem issues because of his cheating ex-fiancé.

Lexi has vow herself to never allow another man to break her heart, and Jax feels like he doesn't deserve happiness so a relationship is not in order for them, leaving them only with a friend
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fragile Lies is the second book in the Fragile Hearts Series. The first book in the series, Fragile Scars can be read as a standalone. This is Jax and Lexi's story, the first part and continues in the next book, Fragile Thruth which is expected to be published on August 13th. This part ended in a cliffhanger.

This story is so steamy that could burn your kindle. The chemistry between Jax and Lexi is off charts.
It's emotional and beautiful told with a great expressions that help to fall in love wit
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What. No. That can’t. No. Just no. I devoured every word like a junkie with a fix and now I need more. It can’t end like that. I need book three now! And a Jax voodoo doll STAT!
Ria  | Abstract ♥ Books
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary


Fragile Lies is the second book of the Fragile hearts Standalone series. Even though this book features different characters than the first book of the series , this book is the first part of the duet of those characters. Told in dual perspectives , this was another amazing work by this author.

After Fragile Scars , I had been eagerly anticipating this book. And it was everything I hoped and more. This book was one tremendous tale of love a
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fragile Lies by Lilian Harris is a contemporary romance. This is the second book in the Fragile Hearts Series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone romance, but you meet Jax and Lexi in the first book.

This is the second book of Lilian’s that that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. This book took me on an emotional roller coaster. Lilian did an amazing job making you feel all the emotions that Lexi and Jax were feeling. The story does end on a cliffhanger but that wasn’t a surprise
Athena D.
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 STARS

It was great reading Jax and Lexi's story, especially since we were introduced to them in Fragile Scars. You definitely see this couple's attraction. Although they both have issues, you can sense the strong connection they share. Their journey is far from over. Fragile Lies by Lilian Harris is a MUST read and will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ELITE!!!

Rhonda Ziglar
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 BREAKING MY HEART STARS!! Jax and Lexi broke my heart so many times....these two will touch every part of your heart. Their story has all the feels to keep you flipping pages from beginning to the end. I am so in love with this series, but this book is by far my favorite. Lillian Harris has captured my heart with her phenomenal words....her stories are emotional and beautifully told. You need read this book and series...I am dying for the next book.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
"I’ve been clouded with bodily insecurities and feelings of not being worthy enough to love. But I’m slowly reclaiming my self-worth, filling in the emptiness he left behind. I’m not who I used to be, and I don’t think I ever will be, but that’s okay. Sometimes what we create from the discarded pieces someone leaves behind is far more beautiful than we could’ve ever imagined."⁣⁣
💔Lexi was heartbroken by her ex. She is done with men. ⁣⁣
But when she meets Jax at the bar.⁣⁣
They exchange numbers,
Rachel Reads Romance
I was generously given an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

h: Lexi
H: Jax
(Dual POVs)

Jax only does one night stands, as he suffers from PTSD and doesn’t want to put his demons on anyone else. Lexi caught her fiancé cheating on her, which leaves her with some serious self esteem issues.

I absolutely loved this book! The book packs a serious punch with all the feels. From the very first page, you’re sucked into the heartache and emotions these characters are going through. Jax, ugh! I love it w
Laura Fabian
Mar 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-favorites
With each book I read I fall more in love with the Fragile Hearts series and its characters, mainly Jax & Lexi, who stole my heart from Fragile Scars , that's why I hoped to enjoy this book, but I HAVE LOVED IT FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, so I am so happy that I gave this author, who was new to me, a chance.

Jax is everything I like in a male lead: super handsome, sure of himself and his looks, but without being unbearable about it, with a simple and fun personality, he’s a good person, has a
Andrea Morgan -Bookaholic Sisters blog
No no no no I NEED more ,you can't leave me like this (stamps foot in a childish tantrum) haha

A fantastic angsty push and pull of a read , and I loved every minute of it..

both lex and jax are dealing with demons from the past and refuse to contemplate the fact that a relationship and love are ever on the cards, but the trouble with feelings is ,you can't control them.

A fantastic read from Lilian, brilliant and relatable storyline with characters that make you laugh and swoon im loving these st
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jax & Lexie’s past has made neither want anything other then a friends with benefits type of relationship but the both realize that’s easier said then done. These two had such amazing chemistry that it consumes the book and I can’t wait for the next book to see what happens next
Michelle K
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! This first part of Lexi and Jax’s story was so good. It’s intense, definitely intense, and I loved every minute of it. You can really feel the emotion coming from these characters, with the issues each has to try to manage. Among all that, chemistry was amazing! I highly recommend it. I’ll be over here waiting (im)patiently for the second part of their story. 😁😩
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jax and Lexi are the best friends of Damian and Lilah who we meet in book one, Fragile Scars. We get a little insight in that book about a little something, something going on between the two, and Fragile Lies dives deeper into what they are to each other and more about who they are and their struggles. They are so natural in their conversations together, and deep down they both have feelings for each other and can’t seem to stay away. Jax presents her with the offer of being friends with benefi ...more
Christine F.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Fragile Lies”—Lilian Harris [5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️] This is book two in the Fragile Hearts series, and if you haven’t read the first book, Fragile Scars, I highly suggest you do. This book can most definitely be read as a standalone, but you get introduced to a lot of the characters in the first book. After her ex-fiancee’s affair, Lexi hasn’t really been interested in dating or not even really attracted to anyone until she randomly meets Jax one night at the bar with her friend. She can tell he’s ...more
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This book is just incredible and it completely wrecked me!!

Lilian Harris brings a story that is so deep and emotional, full of angst and drama but also fill with so many fun and sexy moments, that once I started reading I couldn't put the book down.

The main characters of the story are Lexi and Jax. Two people carrying their own insecurities about love and relationships. In a way they both have suffer from heartbreak in very different ways and they are unable to move own. The attraction and insta
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One word - WOW. I felt like I was pulled full in to a Lexi and Jax category 5 hurricane... and I loved every second of it. The book has a wonderful dynamic of being super relatable but also having the spiciness of seductive romantic fantasy. I completely loved the character development and getting lost in their world. CANNOT WAIT for the next book to come out. I NEED more!!!
Giulia (g_bookishlife)
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
“With just one look, she has the power to take a piece of me, the part I keep locked away with my demons”.

Fragile Lies is the second book in the Fragile Hearts Series. Jax and Lexi are the best friends of Damian and Lilah and they were both introduced in the first book Fragile Scars.
Lexi, suffering already of self-esteem issue after discovering her fiancé cheating on her, vows to never allow another man to break her heart into her life until she meets Jax one night at the bar with her best fri
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an arc in exchange for my honest review. I just completed book one, Fragile Scars, then dove right into Jax and Lexi's story. This was such a quick read, and I just couldn't put it down.
Lexi and Jax have an instant attraction, but neither is ready to jump into a real relationship. After some flirty texts and a trauma that brings them together, they decide they can't stay away from each other and agree on a friends with benefits arrangement. Throw in a visit to Jax's mom's birthday pa
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have died from a broken heart....

... and it is a heart-broken ghost who is writing this 5-Star review! Author Lilian Harris has killed me dead with her words and the anguishing book that is about Lexi and Jax.

If you are like me, and hate cliff-hangers with the burning passion of a thousand suns, I’ll tell you here and now not to let this put you off reading Fragile Lies. You will most certainly be cheating yourself of one fabulous and emotional full-sized book that feels like a novella becaus
LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book pulled me in from the first page. Lexi has a negative self image of herself after finding out her fiance was cheating. She's been flirting with Jax and she can't deny her attraction to him. Jax makes her feel beautiful and sexy. Something she hasn't felt in a while. They have an amazing night together and decide to have a friends with benefits relationship. Jax has PTSD and major guilt from his brother's death. He doesn't feel he's worthy of being happy or in a relationship. I really e ...more
Brandy Roberts
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Fragile lies it drew me in from start to finish and had me wanting more ,I liked the first book in the fragile hearts series and I can't wait to read more . The characters and the plot drew me in from start to finish I didn't want to put my kindle down I need the next story as soon as possible . ...more
Camille (bookish.cami)

This is Jax & Levi's story. This story is emotional and had some funny moments in the beginning. I devoured this book in one day and I don't mind that at all it was that good. This one ended on a cliffhanger
Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an arc for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I feel like I am in the eye of the hurricane after reading this book. Of course, the eye is only halfway and these two amazing characters have already taken me on one hell of a ride. I just hope they both come out with unscathed. Lillian Harris has a way with words that speak deep to my soul.

“Somewhere between our yesterdays and our tomorrows, we fell in love. And falling in love with her was easy, it was like jumping into a turb
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The very opening chapter of this book had my blood pressure rushing in my ears, nerves in my body were trembling and flash backs hitting me of my own experiences.

We first meet Lexi, our MC when she’s reminiscing about her upcoming wedding to Aiden. He’s been really busy lately and she’s missing him. She decides to surprise him late at night at his work only to catch him in the act with another woman that he works with. Cue the stressful emotions – like WHAT?!

After a long recovery and shielding o
~lil maso~
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
In Fragile Scars, book one in this series, the physical chemistry between Jax Perry and Lexi Philips was so evident you could tell things had progressed for them, this book finally explains how much and for how long it was going on. The intimacy between them is red hot as they burn up the sheets and anywhere else they happen to be! 😉

Both lead characters hide their vulnerabilities behind facades of being tough enough to handle most things. For Lexi her sassy mouth is another cover as is Jax’s jok
Amanda Marie ❤'s Alpha Reads
4.5 "really, really liked it" stars!

Gut-wrenching. Angsty. Emotional.

I didn't know what to expect going into this, and dove in blind. Didn't even read the blurb. And I am glad I did. It made it that much better, not knowing what was coming around the bend. Of course we all know that friends with benefits is a ticking time bomb... if it goes on for too long, someone WILL catch feelings. Every time. That, death, and taxes are the surest things in life.

This author kills it with writing feelings an
Joanna Zavalija
Fragile Lies is a steamy contemporary romance and isn't suitable for those under 18. It contains strong language, sexual situations and references. It is the 2nd book in the Fragile Hearts series and part I of Jax and Lexi's story. It contains a cliffhanger and must be read with Fragile Truths. Both books can be read as a stand-alone romance, but you first meet the couple in Fragile Scar

I read Fragile Hearts and it was amazing, I loved it, I never expected to love Fragile Lies even more.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lexi carries the hurt left by her ex in her eyes, and it tortures Jax every times he sees her, he wants to wipe that hurt away and put the light back in her eyes. But he also knows he is not the right man for that job, he doesn't do love, feelings, or attachments, and in his heart he knows that is what she needs.

But that doesn't stop him from gravitating towards her, he just can't help himself. She's a beautiful angel, with tempting lips, and an attitude that keeps him on his toes, and the more
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I enjoyed this book,
I am not going to give a detailed review as this is part of a series and I don't want to spoil book number one, Fragile Scars.
I loved fragile Scars so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book!
If I’m honest I’m a little disappointed. Why? For a few reasons.
Not much happens if I’m honest. Yes, they have sex a lot, and they enjoy it. It is hot, steamy, and wow at one point I needed a fan I was blushing so much haha! In my opinion, there was too much. I wanted mor
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For Lilian, a love of writing began with a love of books. From Goosebumps to romance novels with sexy men on the cover, she loved them all. It’s no surprise that at the age of eight she started writing poetry and lyrics, and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She was born in Azerbaijan, and currently resides in Long Island, N.Y. with her husband, three kids, and a dog named Gatorade. Even though she ha

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