Cameron Sterling has sworn off women. Enigmatic and moody, all he cares about is his career…until he meets Lilly Amsel. A honey-haired fashion model with a killer body, she knocks him right off the fast track. Their undeniable physical attraction is white hot, their desire for one another an unstoppable force of nature.
They unleash years of pent-up carnal frustration on one another, leading to some mind-blowing sex. It also brings something unexpected into their lives: love with no limitations. But can their relationship survive their past demons? Cam has been alone for so long, he’s forgotten how to open his heart. Lilly keeps memories of her abusive childhood at bay with an addiction to prescription meds.
And then there’s the big problem: Lilly is already involved with a wealthy, powerful older man who controls her emotionally and financially and has no desire to share her. When he finds out about her trysts with another man, he deploys his thugs, sending Cam and Lilly on the run, fighting for their lives—and their love
*was gifted a copy in exchange for a honest review
BEAUTIFUL LIES by Gina Whitney is a crazy, intense read. I think this is one of those books that you either LOVE IT or you LIKE it. I was on the like side. Cam Sterling is an ALPHA male not looking for love and Lilly Amsel is a beautiful woman hiding from the world and herself. Lilly is SO broken. It was just sad. I wanted to fix her and then Cam comes along and saves the day, kind of.
Honest, that is what left me with the feeling of Like instead of LOVE. I just was never super fond of Cam and Lilly was almost too broken. I have to admit though, there are a lot of drug issues and I do not like that. I thought I knew what I was getting into but I could not understand Lilly’s intense need to hide from the world and herself. I think I needed more back story.
Here is what I loved. Gina Whitney has a great writing style and was very intense and knows how to build up all the anticipation. I was just left wanting more than what she gave me. The back and forth between Cam and Lilly and both trying to protect each other was also great. I was just left at the end not feeling that the story was complete. I will defiantly read more by Gina Whitney.
BEAUTIFUL LIES by Gina Whitney receives 3 out of 5 Platypires!!!
TEXAS HUGS and HAPPY READING!!!