Review: Don’t Lie To Me by Stacey Lynn

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Synopsis:

What do you do when the man you love leaves, and the only man you’ve wanted since is the one you can’t have?

When Emma’s first love walked away after learning she was pregnant, she was forced to pick up the pieces, re-evaluate her priorities, and change the course of her dreams all for the sake of her son, who became the only one who mattered.

It also meant taking a job with Jack McMillan; powerful, sexy, controlled, and CEO of McMillan Holdings.  Emma has spent the last several years keeping her dreams and fantasies of Jack to herself, but one night, and one encounter, changed everything.

Once the walls between them are dropped and the truth is laid bare, will Jack and Emma’s new relationship be able to survive? When they are forced to confront their pasts, will they learn to finally put their trust in someone else, or will the lies that are told destroy them both?

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Excerpt:

He placed both of his hands on the wall next to me, and thrust his hips into my stomach. The move practically pinned me against the back of the wall as the entire length of Jack’s body pressed up against me.

I felt everything. And all I could think of was how I wanted his hands back on me. Anywhere. Doing anything he could to relieve the fire he so quickly started in me. How in the hell was I going to survive dinner?

“I can’t wait to be inside you later. I want to watch you writhe in pleasure beneath me until you’re so thoroughly fucked you can’t walk tomorrow. I have big plans for you tonight Emma.”

My Review:

For years the enigmatic Jack Mcmillan had his eye on this personal assistant/cook/housekeeper Emma, not knowing that Emma too was lusting for him  just the same. Despite the  chemistry swirling around them they somehow maintain a courteous and professional relationship. It takes a blind date for Jack to realize that Emma is so much more than just an employee to him. But Jack is a womanizer who has never been in a serious relationship.  Emma never wanted to be anyones one night stand. With a child to think of, she wanted something more permanent and stable. With Jack showing interest in her – will Emma be able to accept him despite his dating history? Was she willing to break all her rules and trust a man who is known for his philandering ways?

From the very beginning I fell in-love with Emma. She’s intelligent and outgoing, caring and loving, sassy and sexy and most especially confident. Even if she’s just paid employee she’s able to hold her own around her boss and his colleagues. Despite being raised by a single parent Emma’s son, Logan wanted for nothing. Emma made sure that he was her first priority in everything. She sacrificed so much to raise her child and this goes to show how much grit and fortitude she possessed.

Jack’s character was likeable as well. He says he has never been in love, he says he will mess up but for one who has never been in relationship he seems like a pro. It takes him awhile to realize what he really feels but when he finally got to that point… he made my  head spin. Totally swoon-worthy. I can not tell you how many times I’ve read that epilogue.  It’s fantastic.  He is just AMAZING. In more ways than I can ever count.

The chemistry between the two is  volatile. Their encounters together are pretty steamy. Yet despite the eroticism, the story did have a substantial plot. There has been so many romances lately that fail to deliver a story beyond the physical aspects which I find disappointing but this story does not fall into that category.

Jack and Emma aren’t the only likeable characters in this story. Marcus is as well. He could have easily manipulated a situation for his own personal gain but he was willing to make sacrifices for Emma’s happiness. I loved that he was never afraid to show his emotions. When he shed those tears, I shed some tears. It was very moving.  I’ve decided that this is the only disappointing aspect of this book – that it is a standalone. I would have enjoyed reading a story on how he too obtains his HEA. With a character with that much personality his story screams to be written.

I absolutely loved this book.  I thought it was electrifying and  captivating. The story telling also flowed smoothly and effortlessly. The character build-up was also superb. All of it was just simply perfect.  A definite must read.

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Author Information:

Stacey Lynn

I am a wife, a mom, and a writer. I can often be found curled up on the couch with a good book, or obsessively eating Skittles in a very complicated and organized manner. No joke.

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