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Tell Me Pretty Lies

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  7,445 ratings  ·  845 reviews
Three things my mother acquired when she became engaged:

1. A brand new Tiffany's ring.
2. A lavish home on Heartbreak Hill.
3. Three privileged stepsons.

The last thing I expected was to fall for one of them, least of all Thayer Ames.
Beautiful, brooding, and untouchable.
I knew it was a bad idea. He warned me himself.
But he was a thunderstorm, and I never could resist the
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published April 5th 2020
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mel ☽
this was me the entire book:
i've read so many bully romance that i've lost count. all of them fall into these categories: good, bad, and ugly. but this one? this falls into nothing because i. felt. nothing.

i was just so bored with both characters because Thayer was your typical "bully/asshole" but with no substance, whereas Shayne was your typical heroine in NA books where they say they're tough but when the H shows off his abs or touches them, they suddenly turn into a 14-year-old fangirl meeti
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

'TELL ME PRETTY LIES:' Is a full length stepbrother romance novel by Charleigh Rose

This kicked off in the ‘Prologue’ a funeral is in progress and it’s the first time we’re also introduced to our heroine and hero making out in a barn on the property.

Then we’re literally thrown into the first chapter, everything has changed, the whole story is shrouded in mystery so much so that I was thinking maybe I’d missed a previous book because it just didn’t flow right. It felt rushed and distorte
chan ☆
scrapped this video and not super interested in this book on its own
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Tell Me Pretty Lies is the steamy, angsty escape I was looking for, and it couldn't have come at a better time!

On top of all of the horrible shit going on in the world right now, my daughter has been having some health issues that we've been trying to figure out for the past few months. As a result, I've been extremely stressed out and rarely able to enjoy a book of any kind.

Before TMPL came out, I had started and tossed aside countless books and never followed through with reading any of them.
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
So innocent. So pure. But they don’t know what you like to do with your stepbrother in the dark.”

I'm a sucker for a good bully romance. Give me a tortured alphahole, and I'm putty in your hands. PUTTEH. So of course the second I saw the blurb to this book, I jumped on it faster than you can say GIMMEH.

Tell Me Pretty Lies was an interesting read for me. A part of me loved the somewhat convoluted yet still addictive story. But then another part of me was thoroughly confused fo
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, two-star, 2020-read

So the book starts off with a prologue, funeral scene. Someone close to Thayer and Shayne has passed away. So we get a gist of Thayer and Shaynes relationship before they go their separate ways because both their parents call off their engagement and Shayne and her mother leave Sawyer Point .

9 months later, Shaynes grandmother passes away leaving her house in Sawyer Point to Shaynes mother, so they move back and Shayne returns to her old school she attended with her ex step brothers.

Halle Reads
1.5/5 Stars 🌟

Unpopular Opinion but whatever

I knew I should've DNF'd this.. L A M E

I just could not connect with Thayer or Shayne or their story. They had zero chemistry. A lot of their connection was just told but never really shown. This story definitely could've used more flashbacks of these two to help solidify that so called connection but really this was just about two horny teenagers. One who was an asshole who pushed the heroine away after they both suffered a tragic loss and then gav
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
LMFAO why his face look like that though


Update, I loved the book.
FS Meurinne
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
This book, wow this book... all the feels, it wrecked me, it made my heart jump, it did everything I love in a book, one great rollercoaster of emotions. Shayne and Thayer's story will have you reading from beginning to end in no time, it's just so good, the story between them, how their past and present are colliding, guilt, mystery and friendship will have them struggling. You will find yourself immersed in a world where all characters are amazing, the plotline is phenomenal and the feels is e ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Charleigh Rose. We all know that. But when I started this book, it was really hard for me to get into. I felt like we had every high school bully romance cliche thrown at us and I, at this point, didn't really care. I have been having a really hard time enjoying high school bully romances lately and I don't know if it's me or that genre is just becoming too overdone at this point. However, when we got to about the halfway mark and Thayer started to talk about his emotions more, I was real ...more
TJ ☾
I cannot take this cover seriously how did Charleigh Rose find the embodiment of the poutiest boy in the world hahahahah

I can't even get into why this was bad. usually im always up for a good roast but these two made it too easy that it wouldn't even be fun. sheesh every time I think about this book I laugh

CourtRocks (Villains Do It Better)
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Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing


Thayer and Holden are minnnneeee. I love them, and this story wasn’t what I expected. It was more.

Thayer is NA hero, angsty goodness. Broody to the max, but his love for Shayne makes me love it. He is the broody and mean to everyone else and lives for his lash, and I’m a sucker for it.

Shayne is one of my favorite Charleigh heroines. She is finding her way, and I felt like she is someone I would want to have hung out with as a young girl.

Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Lightning Love' Stars!
ARC provided via Candi Kane PR in exchange for an honest review.

It seems many of us have been waiting for Charleigh Rose’s new release for a while. Now it’s finally here and trust me, the wait was completely worth it! When I think of this author, I expect an engaging story, complex characters, a whole lot of angst and full-on steam and Tell Me Pretty Lies does not lack of any of that. Oh yes, get ready for Thayer and Shayne (and the whole Heartbreak Hill crew) because
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Type: Book 1 of Heartbreak Hill series
POV: First Person - Dual

Shayne Courtland lived in a blissful luxury for a few years when her mum got engaged to a wealthy man. A tragedy split the family apart until a year later when a situation brought them back to town. However, the town was no longer a welcoming home especially from Thayer Ames who used to be more than her family.

Even though this book is classified as NA, it had a younger vibe. Still, I did enjoy th
Dora Koutsoukou
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
2 😔😔⭐️s

Let me tell you a pretty lie. I loved it. 😳

The story felt out of place. The storyline’s flow was slightly messy, too many events without sequence. Several characters didn’t have a role with substance, solidity was lacking.
Thayer and Shayne’s relationship didn’t convince me in the least!
Regarding the guilty person of the story’s mystery aspect, it was insipid and complicated without reason.
Rochelle ♡
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
I assumed I’d fall in love with this as enemies to lovers with some forbidden romance and constant torment from an anti-hero is an irresistible combination to me. You can picture my abject horror when I started to skim the shit outta this massive mess of miscommunication, pettish actions and the heroine’s confident thrill to remove clothes within the blandest romance ever. Shame too, Charleigh Rose wrote some memorable romances that made me appreciate her writing.

Our story isn’t a fairy
Apr 07, 2020 added it
dnf at 47%

this was so bad, i don't even feel like talking shit about it 😴
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars

Tell Me Pretty Lies turned out to be sooo much better than I ever could imagine. I had not expected it to be suspensful or mysterious but it was and I LOVED it.

Thayer and Shayne were both characters that were deeply hurting due to this one tragic event that connected them and everything that came after it. They shared a beautiful connection that was hard to ignore, even with the mess that was their lives. Tragedy, grief and a painful death separated them but their lightning
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
I’m going to be in the minority here but I need to stay true to myself and be honest...

Firstly let me say, I am a HUGE Charleigh Rose fan; Bad Habit is one of my all time favourites and I’ve read it so many times. I had huge hopes for TMPL and am so fucking in love with that cover...but I just didn’t get that spark that I usually do when reading a CR book for the first time. I didn’t believe in Thayer and Shaynes relationship at all, and even though they had major sexual chemistry, I just didn’t
Apr 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
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4 stars

So this was my first read of Charleigh Rose and for certain it won't be the last. TELL ME PRETTY LIES was a great read. 

I thought the beginning of the book was a little confusing because we don't get an introduction. It appears we enter in the middle of something. But after 30% I was curious about everyone and wanted to know what happened. 

I thought I would hate Thayer and fall for him only at the end but I didn't hate him, even in the beginning. I kinda understood where his anger came fr
FIVE THUNDER STARS for Shayne and Thayer 💖💜!!!



"Tell Me Pretty Lies" is a new adult and ex-stepbrother romance with a lot of twists and turns that will make you read this book without break just to find out what will happen the next.

Shayne and Thayer's relationship is unusual and complex.

They fought against their feelings for each other but in the end attraction and love which they felt for one another won.

I love their chemistry!

Shayne is a female character who usually doesn't
Apr 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I feel like I’ve read this story before.. cruel prince by ashley jade? hmm

it was a good book but nothing ground breaking or worth the hype.

3 ish stars
Apr 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book was a complete and utter mess. It really was.
The Main female is annoying. She’s such an unlikeable character. The way the MMC treats her... and she just keeps coming back. Ughhh!

Omg and the Main male, he is the worst. He’s a complete idiot. He’s rude, selfish, egotistical and downright dumb.
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tell Me Pretty Lies is everything I love in an angsty teenage enemies-to-lovers, second chance NA romance. Definitely. Can Thayer be an asshat? Yup. Is he a commitment-phobic, closed off, douchey bad boy with a secret sweet spot and capability for soul-crushing love? Yup. Did I end up loving him and sympathizing with him through it all? Yup yup .

The characters were likable and fun. I loved Thayer, I loved Holden (who doesn’t love a goofy playboy?), I loved Valen, and I really liked Shayne. They
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

How can you simultaneously love and hate how a person makes you feel?

Charlie Rose has done it again! Tell Me Pretty Lies was addictive, sexy and impossible to put down! The characters were so easy to connect with and the story-line was so much fun. The way it all unfolded was emotional and I loved not knowing exactly where the story was going. So if you're a fan of enemies to lovers and plenty of angst, definitely put this one on your tbr!
Sentranced Jem
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2020
One of those, I don't know if I love it or hate it kind of book.
Not my favorite book by Charleigh Rose but I read this book while I was drowning under the sea of not so good romance books ...this felt like a shinning beacon of light.

All I can remember is that by the end of the book, I was thoroughly satisfied..hence why I do plan to read this again.
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This is a book I have been dying to get my hands on since I saw that gorgeous cover - not to mention that glorious teaser/blurb we were given. When the release date got pushed back, I was heartbroken. But here we are. And it was worth the wait!

If you are interested in starting this book, please note that the first 25% is a little unconventional. Charlei
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
i like it for being someone who is not really into this kinda bully romance books🤷🏼‍♀️
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Charleigh Rose lives in Narnia with her husband and two young children. She's hopelessly devoted to unconventional love and pizza. When she isn't reading or mom-ing, she's writing moody, broody, swoony romance. ...more

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