on 14 April 2011
Stephanie Tyler certainly seems able to churn out books at a fast rate - I seem to often find I'm picking up her latest book, just a couple of months after the last one. There are similarities between them all but they have their differences too and this story, Lie with Me, was more enjoyable than the last few I've read.
As always with Stephanie Tyler's books, we have a central romance and also a side-character romance. As always, also, the romance progresses almost instantly into the bedroom, then the characters actually begin to find out about each other and mesh. There isn't any great characterisation in these books particularly, it's about the plot and action and variety of situations in which our heroes and heroines find themselves.
Skylar Slavin, our heroine, was very appealing. She's recently had a kidney transplant and so isn't at full health and she's not heard from her father in months (having spent two months with him after he donated her kidney). When Cameron Moore comes to take her away, saying her father has sent him to keep her safe, she doesn't realise she's actually being kidnapped.
Cameron hates Skylar's father Gabriel for many reasons and knows that he can get back at Gabriel through his daughter. But Cameron didn't realise the effect that Skylar would have on him, and that he might find himself protecting her at all costs, including possibly failing in his vengeance mission.
This was a good read with shoot-outs and action interspersed with calm moments of discussion. The side plot between Riley and Dylan I found less interesting, and there's a hint about the next book (between Olivia and Zane) in this story. Although part of a series, the books seem to work OK on their own. It's not brilliant writing by any means but this book was more enjoyable than some of her others and is worth a read.
Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book © Helen Hancox 2011