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Loving Lies Paperback – June 20, 2006

3.8 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in the Men of Summer Series

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Lora Leigh lives in Lexington, KY.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159998105X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599981055
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love Lora Leigh books because they're off the beaten erotica path...slightly dark, definitely steamy. This book, unlike the Men Of August series (which I highly recommend), leaves something to be desired.

What was pulled off rather effectively in the afforementioned series, here falls short. The Alpha male lead, Slade, comes across as a high handed and arrogant bully. The heroine comes across as young, whiny and completely unable to assert herself in the face of the what we are to believe is his overwhelming man-ness. She's supposed to be his sensual equal, but she needs to be babysat by his two best friends to avoid sex with the wrong man? yeah right.

Were the August men damaged? yes. Possessive? yes. Seeking redemption? yes...but Slade being condescending and dismismissive? that's just not sexy.

I understand this is the beginning of a new series, so hopefully the next one will scratch the itch this one just didn't seem to reach.
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I like most books by LL but this one was awful. As other reviewers mentioned, the female was unbearable. I literally could not finish the book because she was so pathetic and immature. The male was also not very likable. I'm all for the alpha dude but this guy was a jerk. Plus... accept a little responsibility, would you? He justifies having sex with his wife by blaming her for taking advantage of him when he's drunk - often. Not exactly my idea of an alpha.

And here's a little irony. The great thing about LL is, normally, she is able to write a great story with well developed characters you can like and respect. Plus, her scene's are smokin' and push the envelope. Sadly, I've discovered that when you can't stand the female character, and don't really like the male lead either it doesn't matter what happens in the sexy scenes...it's not hot. Scene's that would have had me calling my husband in a different book left me way cold - in fact, I ended up skipping over them because I was so disgusted with the characters.

A few other things I found annoying but wouldn't have ruined it for me if I had liked the story and characters at all:

Slade constantly calling Jess "baby girl." Gross. Maybe because she does seem way too young emotionally and in every other way. She's supposed o be 26 but that's hard to remember when she is so incredibly immature and has lived such a stunted life.

Jess calling Slade "stud" constantly.

Both of them "snarling" and "sneering" all the time. I have noticed this in other LL books as well. Can these people not express emotion without it being so exaggerated? They rage, are furious, growl...

The lack of a decent story is common enough in erotica and could be more easily tolerated if the characters were likeable, but they're not. Jess said it best herself, she's "such a fool. A willing, pathetic victim." "Too stupid to live." Who wants to read about someone like that?
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I usually like LL's writing, but this book is a stinker.

Jessie, Jessie, Jessie - one of the weakest, most pathetic women I have ever had the displeasure of reading about. While yes, we knew from the beginning that eventually they would get back together, she could have been a little less pathetic. After Slade break's her heart, she moves into his apartment, buys his RV and is still wearing his clothes five years later....I just about puked. The sex scenes were hot but the female lead....just sad.
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The story had a very promising story line and fell completely short of it. The story is very vague and unrealistic. The main character is very weak and can never stick to her resolve not even a little. The woman acts like a stupid little teenager throughout the book. The male protagonist in the story is ridiculous, not to mention the other guys in the story. Give me a break, no 27 yr old man is going to think a 21 yr old woman is completely off limits, especially not 5 yrs later. The book as whole is very under developed. Don't even get me started on the whole undercover agent working for the FBI, which probably contributed most to the outrageously ridiculousness of the story. I don't care that this story is erotica; I have read some great erotica's that have great steamy love scenes as well as a developed plot and characters; this fell extremely short. It seems to me that the author was mainly concerned with the love scenes, which aren't particularly good, rather than writing a good story altogether.
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Loving Lies, when it focuses on the chemistry and the sex between our two lead characters, is a pretty good book. But when it focuses on character development and plot . . . oh, wait, it doesn't. But don't worry, you won't notice unless you like reading about three dimensional characters. If you're in it for the steam factor, you're set.

What's wrong with the character development? There wasn't any! We get vague references far into the book that Slade was in foster care, and Jessie has family somewhere far away, but not much else. I was a little confused as to how they met, or really what kind of people they were. The details about their lives were totally missing. It just starts with them in the middle of this lust fest somewhere and expects you to not notice that we don't know anything about them or the location, or anything. Which, at first was ok for me. But after a big misunderstanding and many more sex scenes the love they supposedly felt for each other just seemed empty. I ended up skimming the last third of the book, it was just too frustrating.
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