It will never work.
How could it?
Alex is Chicago royalty. Harley considers herself Las Vegas trash. While he's been handed everything his entire life, she scrapes to make ends meet. Still, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Both long to break free from the stereotypes of their upbringing and embrace each moment together. ...more
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Alex has just graduated when he comes back home and he finds his little sister, Daphne, passed out on her bed after she took too many pills and drugs, so he decides to fly from Chicago to San Diego to sign her into a rehab.
Harley is the counselor assigned to Alex’s sister.
They are instantly attracted to each other, and when they find out to be neighbours it becomes even more difficult to follow the rules and to stay aways from each other.
They are both running and hiding from their families for
Alex sends his sister to rehab because she needs help. She is not doing well, and he wants her to be well. And he ends up attracted to her drug counselor, which is kind of a problem. And then there are neighbors so it is clear they are going to end up together. It is such a good read, but I was frustrated by all of the lies.
Both of them are dealing with a lot of issues. Alex is trying to save his sis ...more
I read an early review copy of this book and I am voluntaril ...more
I picked this book up knowing nothing about it. It was a wild guess from my part, but boy do I pick a great book.
Alex sends his sister to the rehab because she needs help with her addiction that is eating her alive, which is certainly a real big issue in a lot of house and teenage life now a days.
I was already pleased with the drug addiction issue the book was handling with. But then the fun part comes, where Alex got attracted to the drug counselor and vice ve ...more
Alex is a rich boy from Chicago, the son of a real estate magnate and expected to follow in the family foot steps. But when Alex returns from college and finds his little sister overdosing on drugs and his mother and father won't acknowledge her drug problem. He takes it upon himself to sneak her across the country to southern CA and check her into a rehab ...more
This is my first ARC from the author. I've read the blurb and signed-up.
The story started slow for me. I expected it to be angsty, and it was. For a second there, I almost gave up on reading because the dynamic between Alex and Harley was frustrating and it wasn't relatable. But it picked around the middle and I eventually warmed up.
It was definitely a unique, heart-wrenching and heartwarming tale of giving people second chances and rising up to the occasion... that sometimes in life, we onl ...more
Harley is that counsellor who notices Alex checking her out a ...more
Half-Truths was my first read by Rachael Brownell and I really enjoyed it. It was a super cute read. I adored the characters, some more than others. I loved how Alex and Harley developed a relationship first and that he and Phoenix also became great friends and not because Alex was interested in his mom.
Everything to do with Daphne, Alex's addict sister, had me feeling some type of way. She was so vindictive and calculated. Alex's whole family was pretty crappy. So the fact ...more
I got a rant filled review coming your way.
But before I get into the nitty gritty, I want to focus on the things I liked about this book.
-Harley and her childhood growing up with an addict was something I related hard to, and so I connected to her on a personal level.
-Harley’s brother Phoenix was adorable and I wanted to hug him.
Alright time for the bad news.
Let’s start with the blurb. It was written in a way that made me and some others believe that we were getting a story about tw ...more
**ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.**
Alex and Harley's story was utter chaos, frustrating as hell, and yet completely jump-in-head-first type of love that had me engrossed. They found themselves in a unique situation that was messy, complicated, and without a doubt will bite them both in the ass. But yet they fitted each other so well. Meant to be, as some may say.
When I initially read the blurb, I assumed that Alex and Harley would be ...more
Harley is a counselor at the facility where Alex has taken his sister and she is trying to escape a past of her own. She has turned her life around, but she has secrets she needs to keep in order to protect those she love ...more
What happens when a relationship is built by sharing only half-truths? It's destined to break down sooner than later.
Half Truths is the first book I've read by Rachael Brownell, and I enjoyed it. I love nothing more than meeting new authors and reading their works.
Half Truths is about two people that meet at rehab. They are NOT in rehab though. That's where I made the mistake. I thought it was going to be a love story about two drug addicts... So, I was a bit disappointed in the beginning. But ...more
Little do Alex and Harley know…. they’re keeping the same secret and both are afraid to tell. Half truths, they call it. Ahhhh, but half truths are nothing but lies compounded with secrets. Nothing good can come out of that.
So it is with Alex and Harley. And poor Phoenix is caught in the middle, innocent collateral damage. Their lies almost made them a family, even if it was in name only, they had become family to each other. ...more
Alex is running away from his Chicago home with his younger sister, Daphne, whom he found in her bedroom after suffering from a ...more
Alex and Harley met each other when he brought his sister Daphne (drug addict) to rehab. He has a crush on her immediately at the very first sight. Thing is, Harley is Daphne's counselor and therefore off-limits for Alex. Guess what, Harley also fell for Alex right at the moment she laid eyes on him, but he's off-limits for her, too for the same reason. Sometimes fate is like a damn traitor and so it happe ...more
Both protagonists are well-contoured and relatable. I loved their interactions, their banter and the push and pull between them. Alex is not your typical rich boy, in fact, he would gladly give up his trust fund and make his own way in life, without the help of his parents. And H ...more
The blurp is deceiving ... it gave me the impression that they were actually patients in the rehab centre, when in fact they are not. Harley is a counsellor and Alex's sister is a patient. Even though Alex and Harley are from very different worlds, they have a lot in common ... they just want the best for the people they love the most. I loved Harley's brother, but Alex's sister is a different story ... talk about a spoiled princess. A great summer read!
Alex is ...more
Alex and Harley are both living in half truths about their lives and the lives of the people they are trying to protect. Alex is trying to protect his younger sister from not only herself, but from their parents. The parents that are so self-absorbed by the family image and work that they didn't see their daughter turning to drugs for escape. Harley is trying to protect her younger brother from their drug addict mother. Harley raised him on her own and took him from there as soon a ...more
The story follows Alex and Harley. Harley is a therapist at a drug rehabilitation center. Alex has admitted his sister, Daphne, at this center when he finds that she had overdosed. When the only apartment that Alex finds is the one across from Harley, he decides that he wants to become her friend. Both have secrets that they keep hidden and away from the other. These secrets may even destroy their relationship.
I love the background that you made for Alex a ...more
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This book was really good! It has secrets, lies, love, addiction, happiness, sadness. And I enjoyed every minute of it. I really liked Alex. He was just so sweet and pure. You always read about bad boy A holes but he was just so good. Harper was strong, independent, and smart. Pheonix was smart, sweet, cute and a really good kid! I loved how everything played out in this book! 💖
When she's not writing, she enjoys playing golf, reading and watching her son play baseball.
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