ALL THE LIES (Lies & Truths Duet #1) by Rina Kent: Review + Giveaway




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ALL THE LIES
Author: Rina Kent
Genre: NA enemies-to-lovers romance
Series: Lies and Truths Duet #1
Release Date: March 12, 2020


When lies become the truth.   

My name is Reina Ellis. Popular. Beautiful. Untouchable. Problem is, I remember none of it.      

His name is Asher Carson. Gorgeous. Silent. Dark. Oh, and my future husband.   He has three rules for me: 

I’ll bow. I’ll break. I’ll pay for what I’ve done.   

Problem is, I don’t remember what I’ve done, but I have a clue. There was a fire. A dead girl. And I was there.    

  All The Lies is a dark new adult book that contains dubious situations some readers might find offensive and/or triggering. If you're looking for a hero, you won't find him in Asher Carson. Please don't read if any of that bothers you.   

  All The Lies is part of a duet and is NOT standalone. The entire duet will be released two weeks apart.


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EXCERPT

“Why do you hate me so much?” If you do, why the hell are you engaged to me?
“Might have to do with how much of a bitch you are.”
“Oh, I’m sorry.” I smile. “Did I steal your title, asshole?”
He pauses, head tilting to the side. “What did you just call me?”
“A-S-S-H-O-L-E.” I continue smiling, taunting him. “Do you want me to spell it for you again—”
My words cut off when he’s at my face, kneeling on the bed in front of me. His hand wraps around my throat like a shackle. He’s not squeezing, but the firm grip is enough to restrict my air supply and my thoughts.
A frightening chill forms goose bumps along my skin as I stare at his darkened, merciless eyes.
The sense of bravery I gained a few seconds ago evaporates into thin air. My shoulder blades snap together as if telling me I should be scared.
This is a scary person.
He’s fucking terrifying.
The need to run away from him hits me again, clawing under my skin and pumping in my blood.
“You seem to be taking your amnesia game way too seriously, so let me remind you of how it goes.” His thumb rubs my jaw like a lover’s caress when in fact it’s a Grim Reaper’s kiss.
It’s cold.
Everything about him is freezing.
My pulse roars in my ears like a distant thunderstorm.
He’s invading my space like a natural disaster, impossible to stop or prevent.
Still, I manage to choke words out. “You think this is a game? What type of person pretends to have lost their memories?”
“The type who doesn’t want people to know what they’ve done.”
“What I’ve done?”
“Shhh. Don’t talk.” He presses his thumb to my lips, and I can’t help the pulses taking flight under my skin. “When I speak, you listen.”



All the Lies is a remarkable book that captures the reader right from the first page and will leave you breathless at the end.  The book is original with its unique plot and characters and is full of mystery, suspense and intrigue.  My advice is to go into this blind as you will not be disappointed with how the author creatively weaves this engaging story.

I adored Reina in that she is resilient, likable, and a survivor. From the blurb, you know that she wakes up from an incident with amnesia.  From there, this strong heroine is on a journey of self discovery as she tries to piece together who she is and what has happened to rip the memories from her mind. 

Asher is handsome and alluring, but he is also cold and cruel towards Reina.  While I love Asher for all of his darkness and arrogance, he was less developed as a character when compared to Reina and I believe that is because this book was told predominantly from Reina’s POV. That being said, I think the author was brilliant in telling this story from Reina’s POV only as it fosters the spellbinding suspense and mystery.  Based on the blurb, it appears that All the Truths will be from Asher’s which I am really looking forward to.  I cannot wait to get into that head of his!

There is a lot of push and pull between Asher and Reina which was entertaining to read, but I also feel that there wasn’t much evolution of their relationship until the last quarter of the book.  Still, I think it was fitting given the dynamics of the story and you can feel the radiating sexual tension between these two.  As this book slowly reveals pieces of their past I am left with more questions than answers - which I love as a good mystery is always entertaining!   

The characters in All the Lies are 21 years-old and are college students. However, the interrelationships between the characters and even the described setting at the college seem more high school related.  Nonetheless, that did not detract away from my love of this compelling book. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping read in that it had a striking storyline, excellent plot progression, and fascinating characters.  Note that All the Lies is book 1 of a duet so there is a cliffhanger.  Thankfully, the author will put us all out of our misery soon by releasing the next installment in just 2 weeks. If you love edge of your seat, dark NA romances with doses of mystery and suspense, then you will enjoy All the Lies!  

I read an early, complimentary version of this novel.


GIVEAWAY: 

To celebrate the release of All The Lies, Rina Kent is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/rinaakent/




  Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance.   Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion. Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.   Don’t forget to Sign up to Rina Kent’s Newsletter for news about future releases and an exclusive gift.

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