*COMING SOON* Fragile Lies (Fragile Hearts Standalone Series #2)

Fragile Lies by Lilian Harris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


4.5 “really, really liked it” stars!

Gut-wrenching. Angsty. Emotional.

I didn’t know what to expect going into this, and dove in blind. Didn’t even read the blurb. And I am glad I did. It made it that much better, not knowing what was coming around the bend. Of course we all know that friends with benefits is a ticking time bomb… if it goes on for too long, someone WILL catch feelings. Every time. That, death, and taxes are the surest things in life.

This author kills it with writing feelings and angst. There is a particular part in the book that just spoke to me, deep down. Spoke to that bruised part of my heart that was hurt in previous relationships. The place where, even years later, it never quite healed. A truly brutal heartbreak can do that, leave that soft spot. This author found that spot, and gave it a sharp poke.

My poor heart aches for Lexi, already suffering with self-esteem issues after the discovery of her former fiance’s cheating ways, who now makes the terrible decision to engage in a friends-with-benefits situation with a charming, handsome man. What could possibly go wrong?

Everything, Lexi. Everything.

I loved the writing in this book. There is a particular part that I wish I could discuss in this review, but I don’t want to ruin the discovery for future readers so I won’t. Suffice to say, Jax is an idiot. But, in my experience that is the natural state of men until they pull their heads out of their behinds and fix themselves. Some do that in their twenties, some in their thirties, and some never manage it.

This book is the first of a duet within a series, and ends on a cliffhanger. It deals with a sensitive subject (trigger warning is provided within the book).

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THEIR ARRANGEMENT IS PERFECT UNTIL IT ISN’T.

Since the devastation of her ex-fiancé’s affair, Lexi hasn’t felt a deep attraction to anyone, until she meets Jax. What begins with flirtatious texts, turns into much more.

But there’s one catch: he only wants to be friends…with benefits.

He’s gorgeous, funny, and well–she hasn’t had any action in a year, so she agrees. Though Lexi knows they’re temporary, her feelings for him aren’t.

Jax is used to hookups, but with Lexi, one night just isn’t enough. She’s beautiful, sassy, and everything he wants in a woman. With time, his need for her turns into something he never bargained for, but he knows he can’t have her.

His dark nightmares enslave him.
His secrets keep his heart locked away.
So he lets her go, knowing if he doesn’t, his demons would destroy her light.

Could he shatter all that keeps him prisoner or would their hearts be the only things left shattered?


Author Note: Fragile Lies is a steamy contemporary romance and isn’t suitable for those under 18. It contains strong language, sexual situations and references. It is the 2nd book in the Fragile Hearts series and part I of Jax and Lexi’s story. It contains a cliffhanger and must be read with Fragile Truths. Both books can be read as a stand-alone romance, but you first meet the couple in Fragile Scars.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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