Friday, November 8, 2019

#REVIEW: A Lie for A Lie (All In #1) By Helena Hunting #hockeyromance

This post uses affiliate links and I will receive a small commission for purchases made through my links at no additional cost to you. Click here for more info.

A Lie For A Lie by Helena Hunting
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: October 15th, 2019
Format: ebook*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.

Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.

I had a review copy of the second book in this series, which doesn't release until January, but I LOVED it so I immediately got myself a copy of the first book. I do think it was okay to read them out of order, but I think because I read the second book first some of the secrets were given away to me. I enjoyed this one, but just not nearly as much as the second book.

I think part of it was because it just felt like two different books. We get the first half of their time spent in Alaska, which I felt like could have been a book on it's own. It spends a lot of time with them there, and them all of a sudden they were in Chicago in the present and were dealing with other issues.

I could not stand Lainey's parents at all. Oh boy, they felt like such helicopter parents and I related to that so much! Her mom was kind of rude too. I did like to read about a woman who has anxiety, because as a person who has panic attacks, I related to Lainey so much. Like so much, and it was great to read a book about a character who suffers through things like this too.

I did enjoy this book and I was glad these two get their HEA, but I definitely liked the second book better.

Snag your copy using my affiliate link:

Happy Reads Everyone!

Planning to purchase a book or two? Consider purchasing on amazon by using my affiliate link by clicking the banner below or on the right rail of my page. I receive a small commission from any purchases you make via this link, but it's at no cost to you.