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Saturday, 24 October 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Beauty of Lies by Brinda Berry

Book & Author details:

The Beauty of Lies by Brinda Berry
(Stand by Me, #1)
Publication date: October 6th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance


Secrets are exposed, trust is betrayed and two people face the beauty of lies.

Leo Jensen has a secret–he is Mr. Expose, a blogger that reveals the truth about liars and frauds. It’s a way to make a living, and he’s had a motherlode of experience with liars. Cheaters. Women who live for drama and carry more hidden baggage than a Boeing 747. Even his twin sister can’t seem to admit the truth about her relationships, so finding an honest woman is about as likely as finding a unicorn in the middle of Nashville.

Harper Wade wishes life had a do-over button. She’d press that sucker and reset the last four years. Now, she has the chance to start fresh and make things right, but first she has to retrieve the damning evidence of her past from an annoying blogger. She’s doing all the things she knows she shouldn’t–breaking and entering, lying by omission, falling for the hot guy next door. Too bad he holds the key to her clean slate.



5 out of 5 (Excellent)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

*I received a copy of this book from Xpresso in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

Oh how I enjoyed this book and this story.  It was one of those that weighed pretty heavy on my heart until nearly the end of the book.  It’s a sweet, romantic, heart breaking, raw, edgy story.  There are demons that haunt the characters.  There are life’s moments that wreck lives.  This story is real and could pretty easily translate straight from the pages to real life.

The author did an incredible job reeling you in from the beginning to the end.  She starts the book in a manner where it leaves you asking questions and slowly but surely getting answers piece by piece.  This keeps you wanting to read and wanting to know more. Answers come the more you read but they come little by little.

The story line is one of those story lines that is heart breaking and you feel that heart break as you read but there is something incredibly sweet and innocent in that story line that eases off some of the heart ache. That feeling is a feeling that is hard to describe so if that makes no sense to you, trust me, and read the story yourself. It’s full of great description and incredible details. There aren’t many questions left that are important once the story ends.  It’s easy to visualize the scenery and the characters as well as watch in your mind as the story progresses.

Give this book and author a shot, boy am I glad I did.  She writes an incredible story and I can’t wait to read more of her books!

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 29th October

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Click HERE to follow the tour - links updated daily


Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family. Brinda is obsessed with cairn terriers, Kings of Leon, new technology and sandy beaches.  She’s also terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.

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  1. Great review, sounds like a good read.

  2. Really great review - I'm looking forward to checking this one out! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Brinda, We both seem to love the same things, chocolate, coffee, and books. I love the cover and am so excited to read this book.