by Kylie Scott

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Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He's nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn't seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she's kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn't who he says he is.

Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancé dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she's been kidnapped.

Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he's got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he's going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren't wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction.

"Whoa! I went into this book cold, and the first chapter blew me away. I was NOT expecting that! So of course I had to keep flipping pages late into the night! It was a great ride." —Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author

"If you're in the mood for a fast paced, action-packed page-turner, look no further! Kylie Scott's most thrilling romance to date..." —Natasha is a Book Junkie

"Packed with adrenaline, suspense and red-hot chemistry, this is certainly one to be devoured in a single sitting." —Vilma Iris

"This was one wild ride that will have you laughing out loud!" —MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog

"Forget about functioning as a responsible adult until you have finished the last chapter, you'll want to hide out and read what happens next with Betty and Thom...Lies gets 10 stars from me!" —A Book Lover's Emporium Blog

"The characters, the emotions, the writing...everything was awesome! TRUST ME, IF MISSION IMPOSSIBLE AND YOUR FAV ROM COM HAD A BABY, LIES WOULD BE IT!" —PP's Bookshelf

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161371817
Publisher: Kylie Scott
Publication date: 07/21/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,056
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.

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Lies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 16 days ago
Rip roaring great fun. Wouldn't want to be Betty though, except for getting Thom. Betty isn't ready for what's coming but is, hmmm, flexible , and adaptable. Ready for my next Kylie fix!
12020351 25 days ago
I could not put this book down! OMG, this book was emotional and yet it was hilarious and yet there was a seriousness to the drama that made you feel. A unique book that was pretty amazing. If you love action, drama, suspense, and RomCom, then you will adore this newest release!
Lisa_Loves_Literature 27 days ago
4.5 stars really! I could almost just say this is a Kylie Scott story, what's not to love, but I'm sure you want more than that. To me, this book was like reading a funny action comedy movie. But with Kylie Scott's hilarious dialogue and steamy sex scenes. Finding out that Thom was who he was, and then learning that he'd done stuff like keeping the sex mediocre while they were together because he'd wanted their relationship to seem "normal"? Wow, if I was Betty I'd have been pissed too! I felt that it was totally fair the way she kept him fighting for her. And then they grew together in a really perfect way, taking the right amount of time. There was a part at the end where I had some tears, but also had an inkling about what was really happening. All of it though, was really good, and it was great to have another book from Kylie Scott to read!
amatate 28 days ago
I’ve been a fan of this author for many years now so I can say with confidence that Lies is a significant departure from her norm. Yet, amidst the romantic suspense and action-filled scenes that make up Lies, there’s still plenty of Miss Scott’s hallmarks her fans will appreciate. Lies had humor, a balanced dialogue, and a wonderfully sassy heroine to keep me completely satisfied, plus an original story with lots of adrenaline-laced action making this a fun read I’d definitely recommend. Miss Scott’s writing always draw me in and I was impressed how well her simple, playful style worked in a book that relied so much on surges of action, but Lies was an easy read that proved difficult to set down. I really liked the characters, especially Betty’s vibrant attitude that refuses to quit. She and Thom were a sweet couple and I enjoyed seeing them reconnect once all his truths came out. Above all else though, it was the ending that caught me of guard in the best of ways. I definitely hadn’t seen some of the conflicts throughout Lies coming but the sudden twist toward the end was a complete surprise…and I LOVED it. If you like some action and sass in your books, Lies will not disappoint. *eARC received via author's ARC group. The author and PA had no influence over this review*
FS_Meurinne 28 days ago
This book is certainly a new thing for Kylie Scott, getting into a rom com with action and a bit of suspense had me reading it in one seat. Betty and Thom are not the ordinary couple you expect, their story starts with a bang and their lives are turn upside down. Thom isn't the easy going boring guy she is used to, Betty will find herself trapped between the guy she thought she knew and the new version. I really liked the characters and would love to read more suspense from the author.
FromTheSouth 29 days ago
Murder, mystery, and mayhem meets second chance romance here, folks, in a very explosive, heart pounding, action packed drama sort of way. Betty, the heroine, is betting on finally getting some answers to why her mediocre relationship with Thom, her fiance, has never been all that it should be. Well, that is after she has completely given up yet sucked right back into the arms of a man she finds she never really knew. Turns out Thom keeps some pretty strange company and has been hiding mind blowing secrets she never would have guessed in a million years. All those calculated, sweet little lies lead up to one completely out of control lethal, life threatening situation where not everyone survives. Though the graphic steamy scenes don’t heat up the pages until about 60%, you’ll still feel the heat, chemistry, and connection between these two destined to stay together lovebirds as they try to stay alive long enough to give their love the second chance it deserves. The author chose a perfect blend of smart mouth sass and groveling to accompany the hunted and hunter drama as this couple newly discover each other despite having been together for some time. Betty was the bomb here, my fellow romance book loving friends! I loved her sass and how she rolled with the punches, even throwing some of her own. Sure, she was a damsel in distress but she didn’t stand around wringing her hands waiting to be saved. She put her spunk into action alongside Thom’s unique skill set in this James Bond type setting read. Speaking of which, I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed this book paves the way to a series featuring some of the sub-characters who came to life on these pages. Bear, in particular, needs a strong leading lady love to show him what real life and love is all about. Here’s to hoping that happens sooner rather than later. Title: Lies, Author: Kylie Scott, Pages: 195, stand-alone, second chance romance, very steamy scenes, action packed backdrop, perilous shoot-out/dangerous situations, romance safe, no OW/OM drama, no love triangle, no cheating, sassy heroine, alpha protective hero, graphic fight scenes, some violence, kidnapping and beating. (I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not given any payment or compensation for this review, nor is there any affiliation or relationship between this reviewer and the author/publisher/PR firm.)
Jill__D 29 days ago
4.5 stars for - Lies - by Kylie Scott. This is a complete standalone with so much potential for more and if I’m being totally honest I am not above begging Kylie to keep writing about the other/supporting characters in this book. I rarely have the time or inclination to read a book from cover to cover in one day but that is exactly what happened with this story and I was captivated from the first few chapters all the way through to the end and wanted more long after the final words were read. I can’t recommend this story highly enough - do yourself a favor a pick up Lies as soon as you can! Betty has decided her fiancé is not the man for her but while she is packing up her car to leave her plans literally blow up in her face. Betty is thrown head first into a world she never knew existed and quite frankly would rather not be a part of but the man she thought was boring and safe turns out to be keeping quite a few secrets. Getting kidnapped was not part of her plan and she can't seem to wrap her head around all that she's learned but she and Thom need to figure things out sooner rather than later if they're going to make it out alive.
queenzany 30 days ago
Lies is a superbly hypnotic adventure in up storytelling!! Where you are so fully transfixed in the plot turns, the words! You're transported to Betty and Thom’s world and you feel that you have become one with the book story! Only to be hypnotized with brilliant suspense of it all till every end!!! AMAZING!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Highly enjoyable read that was full of action and suspense!Very different from what Kylie usually writes. Would definitely recommend!Hopefully she turns this into a series. I'd love to hear about the secondary characters!
MomLovesToRead 3 months ago
Absolutely loved this read. This romcom mixed with a suspense element kept me hooked until the end. Loved the banter and chemistry between Thom and Betty as well as the supporting cast. This is s definite must read!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 3 months ago
4.5 stars--LIES by Kylie Scott is a contemporary, adult, romantic suspense story line focusing on twenty-six year old floral designer Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Dawsey, and thirty-four year old Thom Lange. Told from first person perspective (Betty Dawsey) LIES focuses on the aftermath of an explosion that destroyed Thom and Betty’s condo. Betty was all packed; ready to walk away from the man she loved, a man who was about to upend her world, and destroy the reality of what was and what will never be. Awakening as a hostage Betty would soon discover that the man she knows as Thom Lange is an undercover operative in a world she knows nothing about. On the run with her ‘former’ fiancé, and the group she comes to call the ‘zoo’, Betty is thrust into a world of assassins, covert missions, and more bloodshed than she could have ever imagined. Betty Dawsey hasn’t been happy with her relationship to Thom Lange. Rarely home and emotionally absent, Thom was nothing like Betty had imagined but her imagination was about to come full circle. Thom Lange targeted Betty from the start: a pawn who was none the wiser as he tried to settle down and enter every day life but things did not go according to plan when his ‘other life’ is discovered, and Betty becomes collateral damage in the process. Our heroine must fight for her life, and become part of the zoo, or die in the crossfire. The banter between characters is fast, furious, frenetic and fun. The relationship between Betty and Thom suffers in the face of secrets of lies; a relationship based upon deceit and dishonesty; a relationship that has deteriorated in the face of dishonesty and distrust. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Betty’s best friend Jen, as well as Thom’s undercover operatives Betty has nicknamed the ‘zoo’: Bear, Scorpion, Crow, Fox and Hawk, as well as Thom aka Wolf. I would love for the author to revisit the characters adding stories for the rest of the zoo. LIES is a fast paced story of suspense and mystery, secrets and lies. The premise is engaging and intriguing; the characters are energetic, colorful and charismatic; the romance is a rekindling relationship between two people caught in the cross-fire of international espionage, power and control.