The Truth In Lies Series. READ This Much Is True, book 1 first, although it’s been written as a standalone. Readers say, don’t do that.
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway ~ A Farewell To Arms
share an epic love but one moment changes everything. A life together
that seemed certain is shattered. One learns you never love the same way
twice; the other learns what it means to come home. You only think you
know how this love story goes, but do you really know how an epic love
“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
She is living color, and I’ve been in a black-and-white world for far too long without her.
Powerful stuff. It surrounds me. I’ve felt it since I first arrived. The forcefield of her. The magnetism of her. The power she wields over me. I’m alive again because of her, like a dying plant that finally gets some water. I’ve got it bad for this girl. Reality dawns. The light comes through the darkness and shines on me. She’s my water.
The truth is I breathe with him. He is my air. Raison d’etre.
Author’s note: This novel is part of the Truth In Lies series. It can be read as standalone, however, fans of my fiction already are highly recommending that those new to my work, READ This Much Is True book 1 FIRST.
As Lincoln Presley would say, “do as you must, Princess.”
The Truth About Air & Water is an excellent read. I had intended to read This Much Is True first but wasn’t able to work it into my schedule and I’m kind of glad. I don’t know that I would have survived the book hangover had I read both books back-to-back. I was so emotionally drained after finishing this book that I had to sleep on it before I could write my review. The Truth About Air & Water is a
rollercoaster ride of epic proportions.
*****ALERT – POTENTIAL SPOILER AHEAD*****
Not having read the first book, I wasn’t privy to all of the obstacles that Tally and Lincoln dealt with in their journey together and apparently there were a lot of them. Because of the POTENTIAL SPOILER I am about to mention, Ms. Owen sets up the storyline of the second book in such a way that you don’t have to know them all because we get to learn them as we accompany Lincoln during his path to recovery. The beginning of the book gives those new to a series a glimpse into Lincoln and Tally’s relationship and a few of the pitfalls they encountered via an interview with a sports reporter. I was sucked into their story immediately and devoured the book. This is a couple that has endured a LOT, yet apparently not enough for the universe because while pitching a televised game, Lincoln is hit with a baseball and suffers a major head injury. As Tally was watching at the time, she and her friends and family waste no time in getting to the hospital. Unbeknownst to their friends and family, Lincoln had convinced Tally to elope with him later that day and that he maintained consciousness long enough to inform medical staff was the only reason they informed her of his health status. Despite a positive prognosis, Lincoln takes a turn for the worst and is in a coma for almost two weeks. When he finally emerges from it, he has lost the past six years’ worth of memories, including who Tally is and the existence of his daughter Cara. Without a doubt, this is devastating for Tally and gives Lincoln’s father, Davis, the opportunity he needs to excise Tally from his son’s life. Although Tally suspected that Davis didn’t like her, she never expected him to do what he did. I was devastated for her on so many fronts. But the hits just keep on coming for Tally as she has to deal with Davis’s accusations, Lincoln’s memory loss, being a single mother, maintaining her career as a ballerina, and everything else that life sees fit to throw at her that I cannot mention because I’ve used up my one spoiler pass. Theirs is a story full of love, hate, betrayal, heartbreak, pain, pleasure, devastation, hope and happiness.
*****END OF SPOILERS*****
Lincoln and Tally are a fascinating and addictive couple – addictive to one another and to me. I devoured this book. As I learned about their past during Lincoln’s recovery it was clear why they kept moving forward despite the numerous times life threw them a curve ball. Their chemistry is so intense and it’s easy to understand why Lincoln considers Tally his water and she considers him her air. They are it for one another – soul mates. I do plan to go back and read This Much Is True because I am addicted to this couple and now need to know the full depth of their past and their journey. Of course I will have to wait until I know I have time to recover from it, because I have no doubt that it will indeed be a book hangover like I’ve never experienced before when I read these two books together. Ms. Owen has found a new fan and I can only hope that her muses inspire her to give us another book in this series as I would love to see what else life has in store for Lincoln and Tally.
Katherine Owen writes contemporary edgy fiction, which translates to: she writes love stories that are contemporary in setting and both edgy and dark. Some readers term her books emotional roller coasters. With her writing, Owen admits she has a fondness for angst, likes to play with a little drama, and essentially toys around with the unintentional complications of love. She contends this began early on when she won a poetry contest at the age of fourteen and appears to be without end. Owen has an avid love of coffee, books, and writing, but not necessarily in that order. She writes both Contemporary Romance and New Adult
fiction which includes her bestselling TRUTH IN LIES Series (a series despite despising ‘series’) beginning with This Much Is True and her latest release, The Truth About Air & Water. The TRUTH IN LIES series is fan-driven. So. There will be a third book about Linc and Tally released in 2015 titled Tell Me Something True.
About Owen’s fiction…This is NOT the light trope stuff. She travels a unique, writerly path and enjoys writing dark and angsty (a “non-word” she is fond of) emotional love stories. She often warns readers to be prepared with: time, tissues, wine, Advil or your drug of choice. And, as her most favored character, Lincoln Presley, would say, “do what you must, Princess.”
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