Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lies or True Love??

Just a Little White Lie
Lynette Hallberg
Released Sept 12, 2011
Carina Press

Lucinda Darling thinks she's ready to get married.

Even though Donald doesn't give her butterflies, the heiress is ready to make her marriage work. She's got the dress, she's at the church and her fiancé making out with his ex. So Lucinda stuffs her tulle skirts into her tiny sports car and hits the road...only to have her car break down.

Jake Parker knows he's not ready to settle down.

But Grandma Hattie is sick, so, to make her happy, he's returning home to find himself a fake fiancée. When Jake rescues Lucy from the side of the highway, she goes from runaway bride to temporary fiancée.

Lucy hopes to escape the public eye in small-town Georgia, but she doesn't expect to fall for Jake's charming hometown, let alone Jake himself. Soon Jake and Lucy both start to wish their lie were true. But Lucy knows she must stop their pretense before Jake's family-and her heart-are hurt so badly they'll never recover.

What a sweet, heartwarming story.  Lucinda is my kind of girl....leave a cheatin man and take off on the back of a motorcycle with a very sexy stranger...Jake....who doesn't love a hometown boy who loves his mama and grandmama.

The premise could have had more information when it came to the secondary stories that had been thrown into the book.   I would have loved to see Zane and Birdie have their own book instead of being squeezed into this one, leaving us quite confused as to what really happened.

The book ended a bit abrupt with her father agreeing to her terms, and then his father changing his mind about things.  I don't want to give too much away.....but the ending felt a little rushed to me.

But all in all I liked it, the crazy prediciment Jake and Lucinda find temselves in if a little far fetched, but is written in a way that you find believeable. And the cast of characters were a funny bunch!

Definetely a cute read for a rainy Sunday afternoon !

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