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Nina Baxter has her life all mapped out. She wants to work hard, take care of her younger sister and not end up like her drunk of a mother. Most of all, she plans to stay away from bad influences.
Alexander Noble doesn’t give a damn about anything or anyone. The heir to an unimaginable fortune, he’s never had to do a day’s work in his life, and devotes himself to pleasure and partying.
When opposites attract…
From their very first meeting, Nina knows Alex is bad news, and vows to stay away from him. But as their paths continue to cross, she can’t help being drawn to him – especially when he makes no secret of his interest in her.
Can they resist the pull?
For the first time ever, Nina is on the brink of following her heart. But can she believe Alex when he tells her to trust him? Or is he just another beautiful liar?
I am totally confused by my feelings for this book. It was a story that I enjoyed, however it wasn't one that I fell in love with and the ending left me feeling frustrated. I felt that it came to an end so abruptly when I really wanted more of a sneaky peak into Nina's future. Sadly I didn't get that and as this story is a standalone, I doubt I will ever get to see what is in store for Nina. To be honest I was left feeling a little disappointed.
Nina was living a miserable life. With an alcoholic mother and no father around, she was the only responsible adult of the family and also a substitute mother to her younger sister. Nina had so much to deal with for someone so young. Her story pulled at my heart strings. I couldn't help but like and admire her for the constant strength and resilience that she demonstrated. Nina had been repeatedly left to pick up the pieces that her mother had left behind but was determined to keep her family together and she saw it as her duty to do this. Nina was one tough cookie!
For once, I wanted to act without thinking-
to just go for what I wanted, even if it wasn't good for me.
Alex was a cocky, rich playboy who I was instantly intrigued by. He had such an easy life, with no worries or concerns and he was the complete opposite of Nina. When Alex and Nina met, even though they came from very different worlds, they were attracted to one another. This made me a little worried for Nina as I wasn't sure if Alex was was someone who she could trust. She had enough hassle in her life already. Nina really didn't need to add heartbreak to her long list of problems.
"I know I made mistakes in the past, and perhaps they're too big for you to ever forgive me.
But I'm trying to change, Nina. I want to change-for you."
My curiosity of how this story would play out kept me turning the pages. I was constantly second guessing how things would turn out for Nina and Alex but each time I got it wrong. It was definitely a story that I could not predict. There were quite a few plot twists which I was not expecting but they failed to excite me in the way I would have liked. I enjoyed this authors style of writing but this one did not grab me or thrill me as much as I had hoped, however it was still worth the read.
"I knew in that moment that, whatever was between us, there was no turning back from it now."
"Beautiful Liar" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me.
I grew up in Surrey, England, and read History at Cambridge University before embarking on a series of sensible office jobs. I live in London with my husband, and love reading and writing, as well as watching movies and TV box sets. My guilty pleasures are cocktails and chocolate desserts. I discovered the New Adult genre in the summer of 2012, and have been addicted ever since. My first novel, Beautiful Liar, will be published in eBook on May 2015 and in paperback on 30 July 2015. I'm very happy for people to add me as a Friend on goodreads.