Review: Lies and Lullabies – Sarina Bowen

Posted 28 September, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments

*I received a free copy of Lies and Lullabies from Tuxbury Publishing LLC via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Review: Lies and Lullabies – Sarina BowenLies and Lullabies by Sarina Bowen
Series: Hush Note #1
Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC on 22 September 2020
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 278
Format: eARC
Source: Author
5 Stars

Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details.
I didnโ€™t know he was a rock star.
I didnโ€™t know his real name.
Neither of us knew Iโ€™d get pregnant.
And I sure never expected to see him again.
Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.

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Bowen totally did it again! Lies and Lullabies is a fantastic story – where there is a meet cute at first, and then, a few years later a possibility of a second chance.

When Jonas and Kira first met in Lies and Lullabies, they formed a nice friendship that felt safe for both of them. They both tried to ignore the strong attraction and the hot chemistry between them, and it worked. Mostly. However, on Jonas’ last night there, Kira managed to persuade him to let her have her way with him. And what a glorious way it was!

Lies and Lullabies is much more than a romance, though, because there is so much hurt in both Jonas’ and Kira’s pasts. Things they have dealt with, at least partly, but they’re there anyway. And there are things that especially Jonas kept from Kira when they spent the summer together. Things that made it fairly difficult for her to get in touch with him when it was obvious that she should.

Jonas continued to think that he didn’t deserve happiness, while Kira thought he didn’t care about her at all. Lies and Lullabies played my heart strings perfectly. Because when Jonas came back, he knew that he should do whatever he could to reconnect with Kira. However, Kira had kept his little girl from him, and felt like she couldn’t even hope for a second chance.

Lies and Lullabies is a sweet, hot, heart-achingly beautiful story, with fleshed-out characters, music, friends who are protective, a sweet little girl, and a big brother who’s been everything he could both for his sister and for his niece.

 

 

 

 

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 COYER all year long
  • 2020 New Release Challenge
Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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10 responses to “Review: Lies and Lullabies – Sarina Bowen

    • I love Bowen, and I love her stories that include music even more than the other ones. And of course, second chance romances are among my favorites, so this was a true winner for me.
      I hope you’ll be able to pick it up, and that you’ll love it, too, Anne!

  1. Jen

    Oh this totally sounds wonderful. I’ve enjoyed a few of Bowen’s stories – usually a great read. I’ll have to take a look. Thanks.

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