5 "SUN" Stars
I'm a big fan of Kate Stewart's and have thoroughly enjoyed any of her books that I've read. I knew going in that this one was different and again a departure from her other works...I truly don't think she has a 'norm' when it comes to writing and it's that complexity and versatility that I love. She blows me away every time.
Loving the White Liar is a poignant and passionate read that left me overflowing with emotions.
This story is about a young woman, Hilary, who realizes she's just been letting life pass her by without really being in the game. She gives two weeks notice on her waitress job and decides now's the time to make some decisions and choose her own path. Little does she realize, on that same fateful day, while enjoying her daily swim, in walks this deliciously handsome man, Jayden Monroe: the man who would rock her world and steal her heart.
Hilary and Jayden take things nice and slow as they get to know each other. Hilary notices some odd quirks about Jayden but with him being gorgeous, beyond sexy and also super sweet, she doesn't give them a second thought. Once things get serious, Jayden realizes he has to come clean because he wants them to work and so, he tells Hilary that he's ADHD. Like I would have reacted, Hilary shrugs and says okay. Thinking no big deal and having no clue exactly what that entails.
But it is a big deal. Incidents take place that force Hilary to see other sides of Jayden that scare her, anger hurt and also hurt her.
“Okay, so that asshole he’d warned me about had arrived. And I had to say I wasn’t happy to meet him, but I loved him and so I refused to let the asshole win.”
This story reminds us that Love isn't a fairy tale...
It isn't perfect and it can be messy, dirty and sometimes down and out hard. But it's the fight, the perseverance and the unwavering commitment that make it that much sweeter and all the more worth while.
Hilary knows in her heart of hearts that she can't ever leave Jayden no matter what battles they have to face.
“Wrapping my arms around him, I uncorked the cap and took a swallow. His poison could come at me in any form. I would be its greatest contender.”
Hilary and Jayden are two beautifully complex and lovable characters. Like Hilary, I was a goner for Jayden from the onset. He's got that perfect mix of gentleman and Alpha. And Hilary is one great big beautiful soul. Her unconditional love for Jayden is awe inspiring and breathtaking.
If you've a sweet spot for an exceptionally brilliant love story that's real but also magical, I would highly recommend you read this book!!
“This is forever,” he whispered. “No matter how bad we beat the shit out of it. You and me, we are always.”
***An advance reading copy by Kate Stewart was generously provided in exchange for an honest review***