How To Tell a Lie by Delphine Dryden

Book: How To Tell a Lie

Series: Truth and Lies #1

Author: Del Dryden

Review by: Onnica

Basic story: Professor Allison Moore is writing a research paper on lies in the gaming world. Are people what they seem online? How can you tell when a virtual persona is being less than truthful? That is what she intends to find out. Spending many hours within a gaming environment, she doesn’t bank on interacting with a player who seems honest, straightforward and intelligent. Intrigued, Allison soon realises her comrade may not be confined to their online world. He’s a colleague from another faculty and keen to meet her. Allison is still smarting from a recent breakup and skittish about muddying the waters of her personal and professional life. However, Seth Brantley could be the one to change her mind…

Why you should read it: This story was so enjoyable! It was smart, the dialogue was spot on, and the online conversations  between Allison and Seth were super-hot. It had it all in my opinion. Allison is a likeable and intelligent character, who despite her education in psychology, is hopeless when it comes to her own love life. Her fight/flight responses leave a lot to be desired, but the way her relationship with Seth evolves is so satisfying. Seth is a steady, straightforward character, sexy in a professorial way and I loved him.

What you might hate: Nada! It was so good and it even threw in some interesting peripheral characters that get their own stories later in the series. I really think you’ll enjoy this book – and it’s currently free!

Rating: 5/5 for a smart and so, so sexy read. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.

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