Review: The Lie by Karina Halle

The Lie is a standalone, full-length contemporary romance from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact

Their love led to a lie 
Their truth led to the end 

Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident and his job from his subsequent downward spiral, he's finally moving forward, getting a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and a new life in the city. Slowly, but surely, he's pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him. 

Until he sees her. 

Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she'd die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she's in London, she's ready to start again. 

Until she sees him. 

Because some loves are too dangerous to ever indulge. 
And some loves are far too powerful to ignore. 
Their love just might be the life and the death of them. 

WARNING: This book contains sexually explicit scenes, harsh language and emotional triggers such as death of a child and infidelity. Reader discretion is strongly advised.

"Our love was wrong. A lie we told ourseleves. And it cost us the world."

I was intrigued by Brigs when I met him in The Play. I couldn't wait to get to read his story. I knew it wouldn't be an easy one. For four years Brigs has put a pause on his life and couldn't LIVE because of guilt. I get where he is coming from, I think I would've felt the same way if I went through what he did. 

"Just breathing the same air she breathes hurts me."

The first reunion between Brigs and Natasha was painful. Natasha has tried to get over Brigs and start a new life. But seeing him again makes all her feelings come to surface. We get to see their story in present and flashbacks. I normally don't like flashbacks that much but I really enjoyed them in The Lie. The flashbacks were necessary to get the full experience of their love. It was obvious that Natasha and Brigs are meant to be a.k.a. soulmates! 

"You've done something to me, awakened a heart in my soul. You have completely enchanted me, my girl, and I am powerless against you. You've taken me from the start."

Some parts were heartbreaking to read, especially when Brigs has a dream (you'll know when you read it!). I shed a few tears during that scene. I loved how Tasha and Brigs healed eachother and realised that they still loved each other. However both were feeling guilty, especially Natasha, and she resisted at first. But that thankfully didn't take too long (Brigs can be very convincing!!)

"The human heart isn't meant to be caged by someone who doesn't feed it."

I love Brigs, and he is so sexy! I LOVED the sex scenes a LOT. It was like Brigs transformed and became something else, something more primal. I need a Brigs in my life: a gentleman on the streets but a freak in the sheets! I also loved Natasha's character because she was so full of life and just perfect for Brigs. They really completed each other. Kayla and Lachlan made an appearance in this book which I really liked, I miss them a lot!

"We are forever surrounded by ashes. But we are fire. And fire rises."

I am really looking forward to Karina's next books. She keeps on surprising us readers and giving us such great stories! 


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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible. Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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