Author: Leight T. Moore
Series: The Truth
Published: February 21, 2013
Source: Author for review
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | iTunes
Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley's seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear--with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart... but Ashley is the one sacrifice he never expected to make.
Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She's always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. And then her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.
Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. She rejects safety, rules, faith, and then she meets Jordan.
Jordan has big dreams, he's had a crush on Ashley for years, and he's a great kisser. But he's also safe.
Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he's more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.
This story was not what I expected. I thought it would be more of a sappy love story type of romance, but this was nothing like that. It was more of a gritty and emotional contemporary romance. I'm definitely into that kind of story lately, and this hit the nail on the head. It was so enjoyable and entertaining to read.
After fighting a losing battle with cancer, Ashley's father passes away. Ashley's previously perfect life is instantly changed. The good girl that always got good grades and never got into trouble decides to rebel against everything and everyone after the loss of her father. She can't stand the sadness in her heart, so she decides to cover it up with instant gratification... at whatever the cost. Jordan, who has always been a classmate of Ashley's though she's never noticed him before, all of a sudden shows up on her radar. Though he's dorky and not her type, she begins to feel drawn to him. Then comes the new guy in school, Colt. The bad boy who's full of fun and always down for a good time. Ashley starts to think that Colt is exactly what she needs right now.
The Truth About Faking is a raw look at a teenager's rebelling to deal with overtaking emotions. The characters are realistic and definitely relateable. I loved how Moore developed these characters, each so different but yet so alike. It was a deep book, though fun at the same time. One I really enjoyed. The Truth About Faking was right up my alley, and I'm so happy I was given the chance of reviewing it. Other than a few spelling/grammatical errors, it was awesome. I would definitely recommend this book to contemporary lovers, such as myself. It's a must-read!
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former journalist and editor, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.
-The Truth About Faking is her debut young adult romance (on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo)
-Rouge is her first New Adult romantic suspense novel (on Amazon).
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