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Review by Suze
Pru loves her job, she's the captain of a tour boat and she works for her best friend. Recently she's moved into a new apartment and she enjoys her independence. Her home is close to a pub and Pru spends a lot of time there. She isn't a heavy drinker, but she's going for the view instead, she's interested in the gorgeous man behind the bar. Finn is into Pru from the start. Her cheerful personality and good looks keep drawing him to her. Pru thinks she can never be involved with him though and knows she should stay away, but she can't seem to do it.
When Pru plants a dart into Finn's chest he needs help with the wound. It's the perfect moment for them to get to know each other better. From then on they are inseparable. Pru has a secret, there's something she doesn't dare to tell Finn, because she's afraid he'll leave her once he knows. Will her wish for him to find true love and happiness come true and does that mean she has to let him go for good?
Sweet Little Lies is a wonderful romantic story. Pru and Finn are perfect for each other. They have a deep connection as well as great chemistry. There's only one problem, Pru has known who Finn is for a very long time, but he doesn't know who she is and has no idea about her past. Pru should tell him, but the closer they become the more difficult it is for her to give him up. My heart ached for her. She's got such a heartwarming personality and deserves better. Her kindness knows no limits, which is something I loved about her. Finn is caring and protective and he's a real sweetheart. He's also guarded and doesn't love easily. Pru doesn't know what he will do when he finds out the truth. He can easily get the thick walls that she's so carefully broken down back into place. Things are bound to go wrong and Jill Shalvis plays with that tension. I loved the controlled way she does that, her timing is perfect.
Sweet Little Lies is a story that touched my heart. Pru's innocence and dedication are admirable. Finn is dreamy and his sense of duty makes him a real gentleman. One of my favorite characters was Thor, Pru's willful dog. He has a fantastic personality and his actions constantly made me laugh. I enjoyed reading about the pub and the regular customers as well. Every aspect of this story is exactly as it should be and reading it put a big smile on my face.
Jill Shalvis knows how to write romantic stories. Her characters are easy to love and I always enjoy the warmth in her scenes. The relationships are substantial and she knows the meaning of true love, unbreakable bonds and deep connections. Her stories always manage to enchant me. I love the beautiful way she writes and her vivid descriptions of settings and people are making the stories come to life very well. Sweet Little Lies is another strong novel. It's a fabulous start of a series and I will definitely keep following it.