Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ink & Lies by S.L. Jennings Blog Tour and Review

Are you ready to meet Rhys & Fi in the newest romantic

stand alone by S.L. Jennings?




From International Best Selling Romance Novelist, Hope Hughes, comes a gripping, heartfelt tale of two lovers, fighting for the freedom to…

No. Scratch that. Too cheesy.

…two people, torn apart by the tumultuous tides of life, only to discover refuge in…

WTF? What does that even mean? DELETE.
…two people, confused as shit as to where they should be and who they should love and none of this means a damn thing because it’s all lies!


I’m not Hope Hughes. I’m not some fierce woman romance machine. Hell, I’m not even a woman.

I’m a liar.

And while I refuse to believe my own BS, deceit masked in heartfelt phrases of love and devotion, I want to make her believe them. Because maybe—just maybe—if she can find the soul within my words, she’ll also be able to find the truth scribbled on my heart.

You see, I once lived for the perfect plot twist.
I just never expected to actually live it.

This is my story. Well, maybe her story. I just wish I could make it our story.
The one I’m still writing.

Darra's Review:

When I saw that S.L. Jennings was about to release a new book, I had to get on board. Her other series blew my mind and was extremely excited to read her latest.
The book is light hearted with two best friends, August(Rhys) and Fiona(Fi), living life after college. He is has become a great writer. She has always been by his side. No matter who he is seeing.
Both of them have great conversations and is what pulled me into reading more. However the older you get, feelings change. Even without knowing. People and life move on. This is the story of two people that are going thru this transition.
S.L. Jennings writes characters that you love to hate and hate to love. This is all about August. You will want to throat punch him and kiss him at the same time.
I believe most readers will be conflicted with how they feel about the characters. Many ups and downs.
BTW-one part of the book will have you rolling on the floor laughing. A tiny tear etched on the side of my eye from silently laughing so hard.
Overall, I liked the book. I don't think he is a Dorian. However Rhys seem to be a person you may know in real life that you could fall for. Fi is the girl you will always root for.
I rate Ink & Lies a 4.5. Purely enjoyable.

Sunny's Review:

I was really excited about this book. The idea sounded like a lot of fun and I am glad that I read it. There are several parts that are so funny and some that are like OMG, what would I do if this was happening to me.
August and Fiona are interesting characters. They would people that you know and are friends with. I personally didn't like Fi. I thought she was a little too much of the girl that wants to be in a relationship so back and totally dismisses who she is and her friends for a guy. I don't like those people. August or Rhys (Fi's nickname for him) is the typical best friend that doesn't realize what he has until it is too late. I wanted to like them but I just couldn't. I lean a little bit more towards the alpha than what Rhys was.
I have always said that if I don't love a book or even really like it, I will tell you why I think that others will like it. I understand that everyone has different tastes in books and this one is not my favorite. Is it well written? Yes. Would I recommend it to others? Yes. Main reason, I know that there are so many people that will identify with both characters. I know that even when I didn't love the book, I read it quickly, I laughed and I did enjoy it.
I am giving this book 4.2 stars. It is a good book and I think a lot of people will enjoy it. Check out the excerpt and then go get this!


“Yeah, but…” Her eyes grow wide and glossy as she tries to sift through all the reasons why that theory shouldn’t apply to her. In the end, she relies on her heart. “You said I wasn’t like those other women…that those other women weren’t me.”

I should tell her she’s right. I should put her out of her misery and reassure her that the last ten years were as real and meaningful to me as they were for her. That even though I may sling gift-wrapped bullshit for the general public, only she knows the true, honest parts of my heart. But with my tongue possessed by the taste of her rejection, I play the petty card, and do just the opposite.

“I guess I was wrong, especially considering yesterday’s events. Maybe you’re no different from them. And maybe you were right about me…that I do sabotage with sex to keep people at arm’s length. Because in the end, that’s all I want anyway, right?”

“You don’t mean that.”

I nod. “Yeah. I do.”
“So what are you saying?” The hurt is so thick in her throat that I can barely hear the words.

I suck in a breath, and scrub a hand over my forehead. “You were right about me. About us. We shouldn’t have done…what we did. And we can’t move on and pretend that it didn’t change us. What’s done is done.”

“I agree,” she nods, with a tinge of hope in her voice.

“So, maybe we should just see this for what it is—the end. You’re starting your life with Joshua and moving away, and I’m going on with mine.”

“Wait, August. No, that’s not—”

“You didn’t actually think we’d be able to keep this up, did you? What, you thought we’d turn out to be the modern day Cathy and Heathcliff? I’m not some swoony, literary hero, Fi. I’m not here to rescue you from your shitty love life that stems from your shitty childhood.”

“I never said you were—”

I’m rambling, spewing verbal diarrhea all over her blue cashmere, but I can’t stop. I can’t shut off the bile that has been choking me since this morning when she disclosed her impending nuptials. “You have Joshua. He’s the one you chose. He’s the one you want. You made that perfectly clear. So what the fuck do you need with me?”

“I thought we were friends, August. I thought you and me were—”

“Well, I guess you were wrong. Friends don’t fuck each other and then five minutes later get engaged. And why would you want to be friends with some empty, misogynistic prick like me anyway?”

“I-I didn’t mean,” her voice cracks, and the first tear escapes. She quickly dashes it away, refusing to let me play witness to her weakness. But I’ve already seen it. I share that very same weakness that has her bottom lip trembling. I’m just too much of a coward to show it.

“Look, I’m sorry. I think we just need a break.”

“A break. Yes,” she nods, dashing away tears. “You’re right. We both said things we shouldn’t have. Let’s just take a few days to…”

“No. A break from this,” I clarify, gesturing between us. “From us. This isn’t working anymore.”

“You’re being melodramatic, August. We’ve had fights before. We’ve said things we didn’t mean, and we always were able to work it out.”

I shake my head and look away, refusing to acknowledge the dejection on her face. “But I meant everything I said.”


About the Author:


S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.

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