Liar (Madison Kate #2) – Tate James

Genre: Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 448
Release Date: January 23, 2020

Haven’t read the first novel, Hate? Check out my review here!

“Liar, liar, pants on fire.”

The words scrawled on the back of my newest stalker mail makes my blood run cold. I have no idea if it’s the lie I know, or one that I don’t.

Since arriving back into Shadow Grove, I’ve been stalked, tormented, chased and almost killed. I’ve been lied to, repeatedly, by people I was growing to trust.


That word haunts me. Someone knows more about my life than I do. Someone is taunting me with answers and teasing me with secrets. Am I desperate enough to fall for more deception?

Archer and his boys made a huge mistake when they lied to me. They thought they could play me but they’re about to learn that they’ve met their match. No one stabs Madison Kate and gets away with it. 


Liar ups the sexual tension and spice. The reverse harem aspect of the series starts to come into play. 

The reason I rated the novel three stars instead of four is because of the lack of information. I criticised the previous novel, Hate, for this very reason so Liar’s lack of answers was intensely frustrating. James focused most of the novel on Madison Kate’s developing relationship with both Steele and Kody. Though these scenes are spicy and are the best part of the novel, Madison Kate’s lack of agency makes Liar a frustrating read

Madison Kate is a feisty character who isn’t afraid to throw down when she has to, but more often than not she submits to whatever the boys tell her to do.

As with Hate, Liar ends on a twist that will surely change everything. I’m definitely going to be reading the next novel, Fake, but I need a break from Madison Kate’s lack of agency.


Have you read Liar? What did you think?

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