Friday, February 19, 2016

Blog Tour: The Lie by Karina Halle- 5 stars!

Their love led to a lie.
Their truth led to the end.
Scottish enigma Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident - and, subsequently, his job - he's finally moving forward with his life, securing a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and starting a new chapter in the city. Slowly, but surely, he's pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.
Until he sees her.
Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she'd die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she's in London, she's ready to start over again.
Until she sees him.
Because some loves are too dangerous to ever rekindle.
And some loves are too powerful to ignore.
Can you ever have a second chance at a love that ruined you?

The Lie is a second-chance romance with a dark, forbidden twist.


Christy's 5 star review:

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There is something about these McGregor men… Ever since I met Brigs McGregor in Lachlan’s book, I knew I had to get my hands on his story. Brig’s story isn’t an easy one to read. It’s emotional, heart-wrenching, and made me cry more times than I’d like to admit. My heart hurt for Brigs and Natasha. Then there was this moment. And I was healed. Karina Halle has the ability to break you and put you back together with her stories. I loved that she took a chance and wrote a book that I’m sure wasn’t easy to write (because at times, it wasn’t easy to read).

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When Brigs and Natasha first meet, Brigs is a professor and Natasha is a student (not his student). Natasha is bright and Brigs can tell right away. He asks her to be his research assistant. From there, they develop a friendship. Brigs finds something in Natasha he’s never had in a friend or person. Someone who gets him, someone he has a strong connection to and strong feelings for. Even though he knows it’s not right and he shouldn’t. You see, Brigs has a wife and a child. I swear to you all I am not pro-cheating in life or in books most of the time, but this situation is different than any you’ve ever read!
I love Natasha. It always comes down to that terrible truth. I love her. So much. Too much. Enough to make me throw everything away. Because I could no longer live the lie. But the truth doesn’t just hurt, it destroys.

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Brigs McGregor. The love of my life. The love that ruined our lives.

When everything in Natasha and Brigs lives come crashing down around them, they know it’s over. It will never be the same for them and they will never be together. Then four years later, they are unexpectedly brought back together once again. When Brigs and Natasha are reunited… Oh the FEELS! It was equal parts beautiful and painful. They are one of those couples that you root for completely. If anyone deserves to be happy together, it is the two of them. They feel each others happiness, sadness, and pain. They are connected on that level.

Oh god. This kiss. This is wildfire. This could so easily consume us. Until there is nothing left. We’re going fucking burn this world to the ground. And there’s no better way to go than in the flames with him.

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Natasha and Brigs were both characters I loved. I can’t imagine ever going through the loss and tragedy Brigs went through. For them to be able to move past their demons and heal each other was truly special. I loved their story and the writing, as always, was impeccable. I highlighted so many beautifully written quotes.

As longs as she is with me. As long as I am with her, we will always bring each other out of it. We are forever surrounded by ashes. But we are fire. And fire rises.

If you are a fan of second chance romances, this is one I would highly recommend. Don’t shy away from it because of the material. You won’t regret reading it! This story is connected to The Play and Winter Wishes, as Brigs is Lachlan’s cousin and is mentioned, but can most certainly be read as a stand-alone. The Lie gets 5 stars from me!

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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancĂ© and rescue pup.


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