Saturday, April 9, 2016

{Review} The Liar Book Series by Lia Fairchild

From Top 10 Bestselling author, Lia Fairchild 

Both books in the Liar Duet: Compulsive and Liar 

COMPULSIVE (Liar Duet Book 1) 

I'm a liar. 

I know what you're thinking. We're all liars. 

But, I'm not talking about the lie you tell your Aunt Helen when she gives you that crappy sweater for your birthday. Or, even the lie you tell yourself when you're sleeping with someone for all the wrong reasons. I'm talking about bold-faced lies that spill from my lips as easy as the breath from my lungs. Lies that ruin people, lies that protect people, lies for the hell of it. I eat, sleep, and drink lies. I bathe in deceit. At one point in my life, I might not have recognized the truth if it bent me over and slapped me on the ass. 

And sometimes, the chaos that is my life gets me in a whole hell of a lot of trouble. 

I was a master at keeping it all locked up inside me...until I met Dr. Daniel Harrison. 

"So amazingly written and absolutely heartbreaking." Maryse's Book Blog 

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LIAR (Liar Duet Book 2) 

When all you've known are lies, how do you face the truth? 

My past was a bitch. 

Now it's come back to haunt me. After months apart, Daniel and I are finally trying to make our relationship work. But my lies run deeper than either of us imagined. Lies so terrible I imprisoned them in the darkest recesses of my mind. Just when my heart begins to come alive, the lies seep out of the shadows...revealing secrets with the power to crush me. 

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Despite both of our troubled pasts, I want her...more than I've ever wanted anyone or anything. I'm determined to fight for her--to fight for us--even if it means facing my own demons. I have to reach Gray before it's too late...before the truth completely destroys her. 

When I was asked to read this for a review, the description had me salivating! 

A liar

A therapist

A darkened past...


I started the series and with the first book, I could barely put it down because, to me, it was like figuring out an rubric cube. I kept turning and turning, trying to get to the bottom of this, for it all to make sense, and when the book ended, I wasn't sure if I was satisfied or pissed!! I needed a break from it, I just had to step away from the series before diving into the second one, so that is what I did.

I read a few books in between and then I finally got the courage to finish. I picked up the series again and read it in a day. But I was still left feeling some type of way. 

Lets start from the beginning. 


She was a complicated character, but I liked her. I was cheering her on in her recovery, but I also wanted to punch her really hard. 

Dr. Hotty Pants, Daniel Harrison, was a mystery too. I kind of guessed what his deal was and why he was hesitant on helping and starting a relationship with Gray, besides the obvious of it being HIGHLY unethical in the counseling community (I would know I am studying to be a MFT counselor), I got it, but it irritated me a bit how back and forth he was, I didn't get a good sense of his character, I needed more of him. 

The storyline was interesting, but I kind of expected more. I wanted to journey with Gray in her recovery, see the steps she was taking to get to her end goal. I wanted more emotions and gut punches.


Now, that is not to say I didn't break a bit because HOW COULD YOU NOT? 
Ugh, when all is revealed, I felt my insides being ripped to shreds!!

The pain was felt, but I just needed more of it. 

Now, with all that being said, this series was interesting to read and it was different in how it was presented to the reader. I liked it. I liked the characters and their antics, I just wanted more emotions behind them. 

Overall, I give this series a 3.75/5 "PUNCH ME IN THE FEELS" Stars! 

If you want to check out the books, the link is provided for Amazon below...

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