Thursday, December 18, 2014

✯Blog tour w/review✯ LIES UNSPOKEN by Lisa DeJong

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Meet Lila & Blake in this unexpected love story!  

RELEASE DATE: December 14th, 2014

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I tried hard not to fall for the bad guy.

My new roommate, Blake, is a jerk—an unemployed artist with a chip on his shoulder. I can’t stand him unless his hands are on me. He makes me desperate for him, and everything he makes me feel.

And then there’s my new boss, Pierce--successful, charming, and extremely good-looking. He goes after what he wants, but what does he see in me?

I try to stay away, but I end up in the arms of exactly who I was hiding from. And when I find out what’s being hidden from me, my heart twists in ways it never should.

I thought I knew him.
I didn't.
The way he kissed me.
The way his hands traveled every inch of my skin.
I thought it meant something, but as it turns out, it was all lies unspoken.  

5 stars!
Wow. Just wow. This book really took me for a crazy and intense emotional ride. I absolutely LOVE Lisa DeJong's books, and Lies Unspoken is no different. I think I need some huge hugs now that I have finished reading. The entire story was extremely powerful and just when I thought my heart could not get played with any more BAM that ending. Holy hell. My heart broke, I threw my kindle, and I screamed on the top of my lungs. I swore off all of Lisa's books from now on, while at the same time am sitting here stalking to see when book two will come out. Holy mother of all cliffhangers! GAHHHHHH. Well played Lisa, well played.

Blindsided by her fiancé, Lila is left brokenhearted and alone. She decides to pack up and leave everything behind in hopes of putting the past behind her and starting a new future. While her friend is away overseas for school, she allows Lila to stay at her apartment back home until she returns. The one thing Lila does not expect upon arrival is that she would have a roommate. And not just any roommate, but the one from hell. Blake is her friends brother. He's cocky, broody, sexy and a grade A asshole, and really knows how to get under Lila's skin. The last thing she needs is another man causing problems in her life. But Blake is almost impossible to stay away from, and they partake in a benefits only "relationship". No dating, no strings, no hearts involved. But things quickly change when Lila finds herself unable to keep her heart out of the picture.

Blake is constantly hot and cold with Lila, and it drove me to a point of insanity. Every time he went and did something sweet where I thought he was finally coming around… BAM it was like being hit by a freight train. I was unable to stop myself from hating him and loving him at the same exact time. The back and forth between these two completely tore me apart and brought out emotions in me that I didn't even know existed. 

"Blake and I aren't meant to mix. We're a mistake- an experiment that results in toxic fumes."

Then there was Pierce. Wealthy, successful, handsome and charming Pierce. CEO of his company, he offers Lila the apprenticeship of her lifetime. But things begin to get very complicated between Lila and her new boss Pierce when it's made obvious that his interest in her is more than just work related. 

Two men fighting over Lila's heart. One who doesn't realize that he wants it and has the ability to destroy her, and the other who would help mend it and take care of it forever. But you can't help what the heart wants, even if you know it's the worst thing for you. 

"They say the awful things that happen to us in our lifetime only make us stronger. I think they just harden us until we can't feel anymore."

Without warning, his lips crash into mine. At first I fight it, pushing hard against his chest, but he tastes like whiskey. Woodsy and smoky like a campfire, matching the intensity of his kiss. He melts away my anger with his mouth, leaving days’ worth of unrealized sexual tension in its wake.
     He tastes.
     I lean into him.
     He sucks.
     My knees go weak.
     He isn’t something I wanted. Not three weeks ago. Not even three minutes ago. But as his hands slide up my back, coming up to circle my neck, I’m drowning in want. He tilts my head back to allow himself better access. My tongue tangles with his. Never in a million years did I envision this … how much pleasure I would feel from a simple touch. I guess sometimes we have to have our desires at our fingertips to realize their true depth.
     When his lips leave mine, his hands stay. We went from one extreme to another so quickly … I’m not sure what will happen when he pushes the brakes. His face is close, like he wants to kiss me again, but his hands fall away from me instead.
     One step back.
     Another step.
     “Let me—”
     Another step. His back hits my bedroom wall.
     “Do that again.”
     As he exits the room, I’m left wondering what the heck just happened. That kiss took all the cells in my brain and tangled them. I never imagined this, and I hate to admit it but I liked it.

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About the Author
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Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn't change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

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