Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2020
I don’t want you.
You mean nothing to me.
I never loved you.
I turned my words into swords.
And I cut her down. Shoved the blade in and watched her fall.
I said I’d never hurt her, and I did.
Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession.
Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of.
I used to be the one who saved her.
Over and over again.
But I don’t want to save her anymore.
I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.
A standalone angsty new adult romance.
Littles Lies is Helena Hunting at her best. I hadn’t even made it 30% of the way through the book and I already knew this was going to be a five star read.
Little Lies follows Lavender and Kodiak who both have severe anxiety. The story oscillates from between the past and present and mostly from Lavender’s point of view, though Kodiak gets a few chapters here and there.
Little Lies is an angsty new adult romance that has no unnecessary drama. New adult romances usually feature some catty drama between women over the male love interest. Though Little Lies has some of this drama, it plays out mostly in the background with little to no impact on the main story. Hunting focuses on Lavender and Kodiak’s relationship and anxiety disorders.
I’m usually not a fan of mental health portrayals in novels because a lot of authors use it as a plot device. Hunting’s portrayal of anxiety and coping mechanisms is genuine. There wasn’t a moment I felt like Hunting was punching above her weight.
Little Lies is a friends to lovers angsty romance. Angsty being the key word. Their interactions are filled with so much tension you would have a hard time cutting it with a sharp knife. Their chemistry is instant and explosive. The scenes later in the novel will require readers to keep a glass of cold water nearby, though that shouldn’t be surprising considering who the author is.
Overall, Little Lies is Helena Hunting at her best. She’s created such an emotional and raw story about anxiety, coping mechanisms, and falling in love. I whole heartedly recommend this one!
*** I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Will you be reading Little Lies?
About Helena Hunting
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
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