Monday, April 8, 2013

Nets and Lies by Katie Ashley

Net and Lies was one of those books that stayed with me long after I read it.

Description from Amazon: 
Always awkward in her 5’10 frame, Melanie Reeves finds her saving grace through basketball. Not only is she the varsity team captain, she’s the pride of Coach Thompson, who holds the keys to a college scholarship. Melanie has also found 'courtly' love with Will, Coach T's handsome, ball-playing son. When Melanie is on the court, everything is perfect....until she is forced to face an opponent who doesn't play by the rules.

Jordan Solano's power lies in her beauty and sex appeal. Never afraid of breaking the rules, she engages in a scandalous flirtation with the school's married basketball coach. But the flirtation quickly turns into accusation, and Coach T's job and reputation are placed in jeopardy after Jordan charges him with rape. Jordan's own reputation has the school administration unwilling to believe her. That is, until she makes a startling claim - she's not the only victim.

Suddenly, all eyes are on Melanie, and it isn't for her amazing free-throws. A man's job, a girl's reputation, and her boyfriend's entire world now rest in Melanie's hands. She has to decide: keep her secrets and protect her future, or put an end to the lies...and lose everything.

My Thoughts

The only two words that I can use to describe this book is:
Emotionally Heartfelt

Melanie is a typical high school student who is a star player on her basketball team along with her boyfriend Will. Mel's life was going great until something happens that ruins everything. She becomes stuck between doing the right thing and possibly ruining everything or keeping quiet and destroying her soul.
Her only saving grace is her boyfriend and she doesn't want to ruin their relationship but will he actually leave her after he finds out the truth about what Melanie is hiding?

Jordan is one of those promiscuous females that everyone likes to slander because of the way she acts and dresses. She is also having an affair with the coach of the girls basketball team but when he ends the relationship she decides to come up with a plan to destroy his career by claiming she was raped. Of course everyone calls her a liar because of the way she acts in general but what everyone doesn't know is that she told half truths.

Both girls have secrets, they both must decide on what to do with those secrets. They are both strong, likable characters that the readers can relate to and I like how the author gave us two separate POV's because it added strength to the story.

This story is full of inappropriate relationships, lies, cover-ups, redemption, forgiveness, truth, pain, love, and every other emotion you can imagine.

The only thing about this book that I did not like was that it could have been longer and some more details could have been added to make the story better but it was still a great story in general. 

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good tear-jerker and good story...

I give this book a 4/5 **** and here is the link to purchase on the Kindle: 

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