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Tell Me Lies: A Novel

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Stephen, the male lead, is probably my most hated yet most interesting males I’ve read about. He’s manipulative scum. Yet being in his brain was so fascinating. Everything he said made me want to reach into my kindle and punch his smarmy face. And still, I couldn’t read his chapters fast enough.

We met in college. I was 18. He was 29. He wasn't conventionally handsome (tbh, I always found him attractive), but he had charm. He was persistent. Swap the drugs and the booze for NROTC and this story is my story. There are so many similarities here.Tell Me Lies introduces Lucy Albright, a college freshman happy to be so far away from home for the first time in her life. Lucy’s relationship with her mother had deteriorated after a betrayal, and mother and daughter had not made any efforts to mend it. For Lucy, Baird College in California is an opportunity for a fresh start. This young lady embraces life in college and all the captivating lessons, new friends, and wild parties that it came with. It is while at a party that Lucy meets Stephen DeMarco. Attractive, Complicated, and charming best describes this young man. Lucy didn’t think much of him, but little did he know that he would have such an impact on her life. Burke is older and more mature than any man that Skye has ever dated. He tells her that he wants her, just the way she is, forever. However, Burke is not what he says he is. A letter from his therapist reveals that he is happily married and marrying Skye is part of his deceptive game. Skye doesn’t know what is coming, so all her energies are spent planning the wedding. With every passing day, Burke’s scheme gets more twisted. Fortunately, like many situations in life, things do not go as planned. When you think you have the whole storyline figured out, the author throws a few twists that will lead you in a different direction. Women with anxiety and low self esteem are somehow pulled right into their orbit. Changing the way they live their life, postponing or canceling plans they otherwise wouldn't have - some affecting their lives dramatically. This man becomes their world.... and he knows it.

a b Betancourt, Bianca (August 8, 2022). "Consider 'Tell Me Lies' Your Next Ultra-Sexy Binge Watch". Harper's Bazaar . Retrieved September 6, 2022. Wrigley's pressure on and off the field grows, harming his relationship with Pippa. Lucy and Stephen talk about being exclusive.I resonated with both Lucy and her friends so much because I used to be them. Partying, hooking up, dating the wrong person—this coming of age story is not too unfamiliar for me. The likability of these characters is hard, because at some point of another you've been them. I ended up finishing Tell Me Lies, questioning myself as a person, but also how to work on myself and learn to prevent missteps in the future.

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