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Review by Suze
Callie and Charlie have been together for many years. At first Callie could tell him everything, but her life has changed ever since she discovered she has psychic abilities. Callie works for the government and her work consists of spying operations with her mind. When Jasper joins the agency she works for work all of a sudden becomes a lot more interesting. Callie likes her boss, Indigo, but he isn't her own age. She's finally found someone she can connect to. When her visions become more and more specific Callie needs Jasper's help. She's heading into dangerous territory and nobody will be able to stop her...
Lies I Live By is a gripping page-turner. I loved Callie's attitude. She has incredible abilities and because of them she has to tell lies to the people she loves. Even though she hates it and would feel so much better if she could talk about her special skills, she tries to make the best of her situation and doesn't tell anyone close to her what she knows. She wants to protect everyone around her and I admired her for it. She uses her gift in a controlled environment and I loved that angle. It was great to read about her job and her colleagues.
I liked Charlie very much. He's a talented guy and he's one of the good ones. I could feel Callie's pain and understood her emotions. I loved that Lauren Sabel has given Callie and Charlie a long and meaningful relationship. It was clear from the start that their love would be tested though and I was anxious to find out where it would lead. The ending is unexpected, it's sweet and romantic in many different ways and I liked it very much.
I really enjoyed reading Lies I Live By. Callie's world is chaotic and her life is a bit of a rollercoaster. Lauren Sabel's story is fast-paced with plenty of interesting twists and turns. It isn't perfectly polished, it's messy, just like most hours in Callie's days, which is something I liked a lot. Callie is strong and smart and she isn't afraid to fight for what she believes in. That means she's willing to make mistakes to get ahead, which adds a measure of surprise. I had so much fun reading this unpredictable story, which is what I loved about it the most.