Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams is LIVE!

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Nicole Williams delivers a seductive summer romance worth swooning over. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Perkins.

Phoenix can't imagine anything worse than being shipped off to family summer camp. Her parents have been fighting for the past two years--do they seriously think being crammed in a cabin with Phoenix and her little brother, Harry, will make things better? 

On top of that, Phoenix is stuck training with Callum--the head counselor who is seriously cute but a complete know-it-all. His hot-cold attitude means he's impossible to figure out--and even harder to rely on. But despite her better judgment, Phoenix is attracted to Callum. And he's promising Phoenix a summer she'll never forget. Can she trust him? Or is this just another lie?

Christy's 4 star review: 
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Trusting You & Other Lies is one of those books I saw the cover of, and knew I had to read. The fact that it was a Nicole Williams book made me want to read it even more. This was a great coming of age story, where the romance sort of took a back seat to the growth of the heroine.

Phoenix has a rocky family life, so going to a camp with her entire family all summer is not her idea of fun. Luckily, she has her little brother Harrison on her side. They’re in it together. Phoenix gets a job as a camp counselor for the summer to make a little extra money. When she meets and is trained by the head of the counselors, Callum, she thinks maybe this summer won’t be so bad…

Callum and Phoenix have feelings for one another but there are trust issues there, and Callum takes his job as head counselor seriously. They try to deny their feelings for each other, but that doesn’t last long.

“We can’t both like each other or else it’s going to be impossible for me to keep this up.” 

My heart was beating so hard it felt like an alarm clock blaring in my ears. He liked me, but he wasn’t supposed to? I liked him, but I wasn’t supposed to? 

“Keep what up?” 

“Pretending I don’t feel anything for you. I can’t keep that up if I know you feel the same way.” 

I loved Callum and getting in to his back story and seeing how his life was. Phoenix had a lot of growth in the story, which was great. I loved the choice she made at the end. It showed just how much she had changed and grown. Nicole Williams does a great job writing YA stories with a lot of heart. Trusting You & Other Lies is one of those books that will leave you with a huge smile on your face. Recommended to lovers of sweet YA’s.

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