Title: Perfect Lie
Author: Teresa Mummert
Blog Tour: December 18th-30th
Release Date: December 17th, 2013
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Sometimes love burns so hot in your veins that it consumes
all rational thought.
That’s why Brock and I never had a chance. I had to start my life over. College was my
chance to become someone new. I changed everything about myself to fit in, but
one person saw through my facade.
The attraction between Abel and I was undeniable, but I
still hadn’t healed from the painful secret I carried around with me. Abel
struggled to get me to face my past in order to move forward. In doing so, he
revealed a secret of his own; one that changed everything I thought I knew.
A secret that would bring Brock back into my life and force
me to face the truth of what really happened the day I lost him.
As I sit here trying to come to terms with what I just read, I am in awe over the ability of Teresa Mummert to write a book like this. This book takes us through the story of Delilah. A college girl trying to start fresh. Wanting to build a new life, to become someone other than herself. A person who she felt was unloved and unworthy.
“Worthless. It wasn’t that I viewed my tears as a weakness; it was that I knew what they’d said was true. I was a nothing. No one looked forward to seeing me in the morning. No one laid his head on his pillow at night to dream of me. I existed by pure accident, and no one would let me forget how unwanted I was.”
As the story progresses you get flashbacks of her life. You meet Brock, the boy who showed her love and affection. Who was her world. They were going to be together forever. Brock was super cute and funny. And I loved hearing the banter between him and Lie. He was a troubled kid with his own issues to work through but when he saw Lie he just wanted her to be happy and he didn’t worry about his own happiness.
“ For the first time in a long while, I cared about something. I wanted to make you smile.”
He had the cutest pet name for her “bird”. He was determined to set her free of her troubles and protect her.
“Those days are over, Bird. We have each other, and I won’t let them make you cry anymore.”
In current day we meet Abel. Abel is HOT and sarcastic, and infuriating. Abel starts going out with Lie’s roommate but seems to keep gravitating towards her. He seems very protective over Lie, always “Saving” her from situations. But at the same time pushing her to make choices to face facts about her life. I actually kind of hated Abel at first.. but he grew on me as the book went on. When truths are revealed about Abel’s past it forces Lie to face her past. The past she was running from. This is where the past and the present collide and when it does it blows you away.
That is where I will leave our story recap. Sorry you really need to experience this book to find out what the big twist is. When I finished this book I was in shock, Awe, Confused, Dumfounded, In LOVE, Mad, Happy, speechless ,and BLOWN AWAY. I never in a million years saw that coming. I just sat there with my ipad in hand for a good 5 min just stunned and speechless. This book took me on an epic journey. Delilah’s story is beautifully told, and was so much fun to be invited into her world and experience it as she relived it. I felt like I was right there with the characters. I wanted to just reach out and smack them a few times. In fact I think my hand did reach out a time or two.. (earning some weird looks from my family). In the end I think you will be just as blown away as I am. I still am trying to fully comprehend what I just read. Twisty, Edgy, and Mind blowing..
“I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney’s Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn’t resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I’d like to tell you a story.
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)
Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband’s military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates! TeresaMummert.com”