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Top Customer Reviews
Such a well written book. It had everything I was hoping for, because for the longest time, I've been in a mahoosive book funk.
Ink and Lies was original, extremely funny, tender and heartwarming.
So friends to lovers, not a new concept but factor in the detail that he is the one who secretly writes women’s market romance novels and you know you have a man that is far from shy when it comes to getting his needs met between the sheets.
August Rhys (or Hope to his female audience) is a writer, yep a “proper” writer but having failed to set the literary world alight with his “proper” books he turned to romance and everything he wrote turned to gold but his alter ego is a well-guarded secret and he would like to keep it that way.
Fi is his right hand woman, his confidant and his BFF, and as hard as he might try to deny it, although I am not sure that deny is the proper word because that would imply that he actually understood what he felt for her and honestly I don’t think he did, to me he was completely blinkered by just how much she did meant to him, until it became crystal clear that he wasn’t going to have her all to himself anymore.
I loved the fact the story was told from August’s point of view, that he struggled to articulate what was going on at times, it was all so engaging, he was a smart mouthed man, who might be great at writing a love story but not so hot at being in one.
I liked Fi, her bite, her fire she was a feisty little character who knew that he wasn’t going to be anything other than her best friend.Read more ›
“I once lived for the perfect plot twist. I just never expected to actually live it.”
Friends to lovers is one of my favourite plots, you cannot beat that eureka moment, that hesitation, the reticence when best friends finally decide to blur the lines and take that leap of faith that no matter what, their friendship will not change.
Rhys/August was a quick witted, intelligent author who hates love and romance, not too shabby for a man that writes erotic romance under a female pen name, yes you heard right…he writes romance! Rhys’s views on love and romance is tainted and he doesn’t believe in it one iota, hence his manwhorish ways, but it these dalliances that make great fodder for his books. However, it is his best friend Fiona that provides all the drama with her failed relationships. However, Rhys was dominating the genre and he hadn’t a clue how he had done it.
“That’s all life is – beauty and heartbreak. I just narrate it”
Fiona was a hopeless romantic and had been planning her wedding since she was a toddler, she was a hearts and flowers person and was just waiting for her knight in shining armour to come along and whisk her away, with a huge wedding and her 2.4 children and a house with a white picket fence.
“I guess the most epic romances are still tucked away within the pages of her favourite novels, safely swathed in inked lies and faded paper promises. Forever fictional. Just like love.”
Both Rhys and Fiona were voracious readers and between these two there were so many laugh out loud moments. They knew everything about each other, could finish each other’s sentences and had that relationship that everyone was envious of.Read more ›
I felt I had to express myself via letter concerning your recent behavior. Firstly, let me just say YOU ARE AN IDIOT. Not just any idiot mind, in fact you could probably win a gold medal in the Olympics for complete idiocy and the fact that you are so completely oblivious to others peoples feelings as well as your own.
If you notice I addressed the letter using both of your names due to the fact that I came to consider you as two different people; August the douche and Rhys the best friend.
Did you really think that after ten years of being your best friend, hearing about your buffet of women and your constant re-iteration of the fact that you don’t believe in love or relationships, Fiona would just fall at your feet when you eventually had that light-bulb moment and realized she was your soulmate. Way to go buddy, way to go. You are completely delusional.
Fiona quite literally wears her heart on her sleeve where you are concerned but did you notice, NO, in fact you made a point of constantly pointing out the negatives to being a relationship. It was only when she finally accepted that you were never going to change and began to move on that you came to your senses. A case of a little too late, my friend. How on earth were you going to convince her that she was the girl for you. SERIOUSLY.
Then, at the first sign of having to actually work for a relationship what do you do. What was that I didn’t quite hear you. Yes, that’s right, you re-enforced those barriers of yours with steel. Going to extremes to push Fiona away, hurting her with both words and actions. Yet, she is still there for you at every turn, she really is a remarkable person, not a doormat by any means, just wonderfully caring and compassionate.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is so different to her previous books.
Not in anyway less engaging, thoughtful hot and emotional.
Love Rhys and fi.... Read more
This was a short sweet story which was very touching and light hearted. Just a little disappointed towards the end I thought it as a little rushed. Well worth the read though XPublished 15 months ago by Leyla
Quirky and different presentation of a friends to lovers situation. This book was humorous and touching and I would have given it 5 stars had the ending had been stronger.Published 15 months ago by Avid Reader
Took a little to get into, but worth it, a book within a book. A story of romance, sorrow, intregue,humour and realisation. Told from a male author, who might have missed. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marian Chawner
I enjoyed this story a lot. Was different to the usual romance in some ways and similar in others. Definitely worth a read. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michelle H
This is a standalone book and is a friends to lovers romance, but not your typical friends to lovers book.
The book is told from August the hero's P.O. Read more
Original story of a male romance writer, that doesn't believe that love exists. at least not for himself. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Emmbooks
Reviewing on behalf of Relentless book chic’s ramblings and reviews
August(Rhys) writes about romance but his personal life is completely different. Read more