When Lucy meets Matt on a blind date, Matt is instantly hooked; he sees Lucy as the fun, sexy, and wickedly smart girl of his dreams. Although she’s still getting over an old lover, Lucy is won over by Matt’s sweet, thoughtful nature. But 20 years later, alone in an empty house trying to imagine the lives of her two young children, Lucy comes to realize that the little lies you tell can create more damage than the truth you’re hiding.
This is a story of love gone wrong. Lucy was in “love” with the wrong man, Griffin. Griffin is a man who only seemed able to take and was not giving anything back to Lucy. He came across to me as they typical bad boy that all the girls fall in love with even though he is not good for her. I think every girl know a guy like this, heck I know a few, but some are smart enough not to let them get their hooks in them. Lucy unfortunately was not that lucky. She chased after Griffin and he led her down the wrong path many times, yet she kept going back to him.
Then Lucy meets the “good guy” Matt. Matt is what every girl is looking for. The man who wants to love and protect his girl. The man who would do anything in his power to make his woman happy. This is the man Lucy settles for. She wants to love him, she wants to support him as he supports her, and she wants to feel that rush and excitement that she feels with Griffin for Matt. Unfortunately things do not necessarily happen as she plans.
Lies You Wanted to Hear is a fast paced, amazing read. I didn’t know what to expect as the story went on and was surprised at some of the twists and turns that happen. The story is told in alternating points of view by Lucy and Matt. I loved that.
This novel is a story that I stayed up late to finish and woke up the next morning still thinking about it. It is now late afternoon and I am still thinking about it. I wish I had read this with my book club as I can hear how our conversation would have gone. In case you cannot tell I highly recommend this book to everyone. Mothers and fathers alike will be able to relate to some part of this story.
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