More Than Lies by N.E. Henderson (Review by Amber – #NerdGirlAmbz)


Title: More Than Lies

Author: N.E. Henderson

Published Date: September 22nd 2015

Genre: New Adult Romance


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No one is perfect.

I wish I could scream it at them, but no one will listen to me. Instead, they choose to ignore me by making me into something I’m not. I try to make them happy, but no matter how hard I try it’s not good enough. I make good grades. Hell, I was top of my class senior year, but things happen. We make sacrifices for people important to us. My parents wouldn’t understand that. Instead, they say I could be better. I’m the good girl to everyone else, but to my parents I fall short. To most I have curves, to them I’m fat. I just want them to be happy with my imperfections. You know what? I’m tired of giving and getting nothing in return. Screw them.

The only one that I want to see me for who I really am…is him.

Taralynn Evans has always been the good girl, forced to befriend people she cares nothing about. She tries hard to be what them and everyone else expects her to be, but what’s the point when it’s never enough to gain their approval? She’s over lying to make others happy or self-sacrificing to spare their feelings. For once, she just wants to be herself. She wants to feel human, tired of being a puppet.

When tragedy strikes her in the worst way, she finds herself bargaining in distress, trying to find reason and rationality in what’s set before her, but will he give in when in most cases the good girl never gets the bad boy?

Ink, sex, lies, loyalty.

Those are the things that define me, and my life. I do me. Nothing else matters. I don’t need anyone’s approval, nor do I seek it. I’m comfortable with the man I am. The only thing that haunts my dreams are those sapphire eyes that remind me of midnight. I will shut it down every single time. I can’t have her. She deserves more than what I’m after. The problem is that sometimes life is a bitch. That curveball was nowhere in sight, but now that it’s been thrown…my life may never be the same.

Shawn Braden has always been the bad boy. He’s always had the love and support of his parents no matter what he does. He knows he can have any girl he wants. Too bad he never wants them more than once. What he truly wants is the one thing he’s never admitting to, not even to himself. What happens when he starts seeing past the facade she’s put on for years and shows him the real girl that is hiding inside? Will he fall against his will, or will she become nothing more than every girl before?


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Amber – #NerdGirlAmbz’s  Review***
Like any good story this one starts off slow paced. In some cases this could be a bad thing due to the fact that they drag the story out. In THIS case it’s a good thing. The author started off slow paced in order to portray the backgrounds of the characters. She shinned light on their characteristics first and for most before diving into what was a spectacular, nail biting, edge of your seat book!

In this book we follow Taralynn Evans. I typical good girl who desperately seeks her parents approval. (Something we all can relate to) yet somehow no matter what she says or does, she always falls short! Lying to herself and others everyday trying to be the good girl everyone likes. She denies her own self and identity for a long time. A typical girl trying to find her way in the world. She meets Shawn at a young age and instantly falls in love with him. Although it appears Shawn does not return her feelings.

Shawn Braden is your typical bad boy. In this story he is the main characters long time love interest. He’s your typical bang everything that moves type of guy. A golden boy if you will. He can do no wrong in his parents eyes and knows he can have any single girl he desires. Although he doesn’t hang on to any woman for long. He himself has denied his feelings for Taralynn for far to long. Fearing that he himself will never be good enough for her. After a tragedy befalls Taralynn he shakes his insecurities and chooses to be by her side to aid her. Once he sees through to the real girl things begin to change.

I absolutely loved this story. The author has a captivating writing style. She draws you in and even when the story itself becomes slow paced you do not loose interest at all. A story filled with so many relatable issues, lies, deceit and the realistic everyday real life drama. I would absolutely recommend this book and I can not wait to read more stories by this author! Bravo!! 5 stars!


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