Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Review: Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams

Trusting You And Other LiesTrusting You and Other Lies

Author: Nicole Wililams
Series: -
Release date: 20th June 2017
Publisher / Source: Random House Children’s - Netgalley
Pages: 293
Young Adult Fiction

Synopsis (Goodreads) USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Nicole Williams delivers a seductive summer romance worth swooning over. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Perkins.

Phoenix can't imagine anything worse than being shipped off to family summer camp. Her parents have been fighting for the past two years--do they seriously think being crammed in a cabin with Phoenix and her little brother, Harry, will make things better? 
On top of that, Phoenix is stuck training with Callum--the head counselor who is seriously cute but a complete know-it-all. His hot-cold attitude means he's impossible to figure out--and even harder to rely on. But despite her better judgment, Phoenix is attracted to Callum. And he's promising Phoenix a summer she'll never forget. Can she trust him? Or is this just another lie?

Review: 3 out of 5 stars

Trusting You and Other Lies was a quick, easy and light-hearted read and was kindly provided to me by Random House Children’s via Netgalley.

Our main character Phoenix isn’t overly thrilled to be spending her summer as a camp counsellor at Camp Kismet, not an ideal situation because of the current strain within her family but she sees it as an opportunity to work through a few problems and spend some time with her younger brother Harry.

Phoenix wasn’t an instantly likeable character, she complained, she whined and she could be dramatic but there was growth throughout the book and I came to like her as a character.

Helping to train Phoenix is head counsellor Callum, he is a little rough around the edges and often ran hot and cold so it did talk a while for me to warm up to him but once I did I worked out where he was coming from and why he was the way he was. Phoenix and Callum complimented each other well.

Trusting You and Other Lies didn’t come without drama and a bit of angst but it wasn’t over the top or frustrating. I found the pacing to be slow in parts so I was skimming on the odd occasion. I loved Phoenix’s relationship with her brother Harry, they shared a sweet bond.

I didn’t completely love Trusting You and Other Lies as I have Nicole William's other books but it was an easy, entertaining read with some great life lessons in it.  

Thank you to Random House Children’s via Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

Nicole  WilliamsAbout the author

I'm a wife, a mom, a writer. I started writing because I loved it and I'm still writing because I love it. I write romance because I still believe in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. 

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  1. I am glad to see there was character growth. Great review Sharon.

  2. I don't mind some drama or angst and it is good to see it isn't over the top. Sounds like a decent read!


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