Yesterday’s Half Truths by Carey Heywood

23605202She never thought it would go this far.

It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn’t know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn’t want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth.

A simple favor for his baby sister brings Lindsay into Luke Jamieson’s life. There’s something about this girl that keeps her on his mind hours and days after each time they meet. Now here he is, falling in love with a liar. All he wants is for her to let him in, and maybe together he can lead her out of the cage of her own construction.

Will the truth set her free, or have her lies already destroyed everything?

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My Review:
4 stars — Yay!!!  This one sucked me in!!  I don’t think I had a great idea of what this book was going to be about, but I LOVED meeting Lindsay and learning about the struggles she faced b/c of a bullying trauma.  She just had my heart invested from the beginning, and it broke for her so many times.

Luke was just my kind of sweetheart.  I’m not big on the super health freak guys usually, but I’ll make an exception for him b/c he really was in it for the health aspects.  And seriously, he was so patient with Lindsay….he was exactly what she needed.  I loved that he was attracted right from the start…I actually really believed him when he said it.  And I could see how he was attracted to her personality too, getting sucked in with her snarky e-mails and text messages.

Strangely enough the slow pace of the romance didn’t bother me at all, and I really appreciated that it fit into the context of *their* story perfectly.  Like Luke said, it made those little victories feel so much more…so that the brushing of fingers was filled with tension and possibility.

So why the loss of a star?  Well, this is one of those books that had little things that niggled at me that if I think about too much, I start to question and it taints the enjoyment of the book.  So I’m trying not to dwell on them and just go with my initial gut feels.  But I guess the rate of weight loss bothered me…it felt a little bit unrealistic and excessive (more than the 1-2 pounds a week I’d always been taught was healthiest).  But that could also be because sometimes the timeline was confusing for me.  It would feel like only a week had gone by, and suddenly it was 2 months had gone by.  Not sure if that was a fault of me, or the book though.

In the end though, this was definitely a winner for me….which leaves me so relieved, b/c I was only meh on the first book.  Can’t wait to see what the 3rd book has in store for me!