~☆Review☆~ Crazy Beautiful Lies by Kathryn L. James

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Holy binge-read book hangover, Batman.  I literally gorged myself on this book and finished it in a little more than four hours.  I sat in the parking lot of the grocery store to finish it because I was at 93% and couldn’t stand to leave it unfinished.

This is a heart wrenching, gut clenching romance. From the very start the emotional turmoil in Crazy Beautiful Lies grabs hold and won’t let you go.  The depth and range of feelings you’ll experience will leave you reeling – the passion, the pain, the bliss, the longing – you’ll go through the highs and lows right along with Jenna. 

When Blake suggests the ‘friends with benefits’ deal with Jenna, you know that’s not going to end well – it never does. And it doesn’t. Then it does. Then it doesn’t again. Blake screws it up so many times you wonder where Jenna gets the strength to keep going. My heart literally ached for them and there were times I doubted I was going to get my happy ever after. Right up until the very end, I was worried the author was going to pull a Nichols Sparks.

There are a couple of flow issues with the story, but they are small. The introduction of a few peripheral characters and their involvement in Blake’s backstory got a little confusing, but I was able to figure it out fairly easily.  Could it have been explained a little better? Sure, but it’s a minor point and didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the story.

There are issues with the formatting. Please, please, please don’t the let it distract you.  Suck it up, push through it, and chalk it up to lessons learned by a new author – you won’t regret it, I promise!


Blake DeLuca is a manwhore with a reputation to prove it.

Jenna Capwell thought she had the perfect life until tragedy happens and betrayals unfold. In a chance meeting, Blake mistakes her for the call girl from an elite escort service. Jenna wants nothing more than a carefree, reckless night of passion, so she plays the part, and plays it well. When their paths cross again, Blake stops at nothing to see her again…even uses blackmail.

She knows what kind of man he is and yet she falls for him during their angsty relationship. He reminds her time and time again not to get attached to him and he doesn’t know what he’s about to lose until the table is turned and she makes a bold decision. One that changes the rules of the game and one that brings him to his knees. Can she survive another heart break and can he survive her betrayal?

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☆¸.•*¨*★☆Exclusive Excerpt☆★*¨*•.¸☆

He leaned into the door frame and folded his arms across his chest. Green eyes sparkled at me with amusement as I stared, and my skin must have flushed three shades of red. He cocked his eyebrow up and his lips curved into a delicious, lazy smile. I took in his strong chiseled jaw and his messy, damp, jet black hair.

Probably just out of the shower. Him naked… just damn.

“You’re late, and I don’t like waiting.” He moved aside for me to enter.

Late? Kept him waiting? I tried to snap out of my mesmerized stupor.

“Honey, come in. I don’t bite. Unless you’re into that.” He dragged his hand through his hair. The song changed and the tune was slow and sexy.

Like the fly drawn to the spider web, I stepped inside.

Finding my wits, I managed to ask, “Is Colin here?”

“No threesome tonight, honey. Just me and you. The money’s on the bar in an envelope. Once we’re done, you can see yourself out. I only want to fuck. I don’t want to get personal. This is just a fuck. Understand?”

Money… Only want to fuck… Just a fuck… He thinks I’m a hooker!

I gazed around the room and stared at the thick white envelope on the bar. So thick, I wondered just how much he was paying.

“It’s all there.” His voice sounded cocky.

I held back a laugh and smiled. A no strings, carefree, reckless night was exactly what I wanted. What I needed.

Let the games begin…because, I’m all in.


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☆¸.•*¨*★☆About the Author☆★*¨*•.¸☆

Kathryn L James Author PhotoKathryn James lives in a southern small town with her husband and kids. Being a hopeless romantic, she loves to read and write about bad-boy sexy alpha males and a strong heroine. She weaves her characters along a roller coaster ride full of angst before they reach their HEA. The beach is one of her favorite places to relax and write. But most days, when she’s writing, you can find her snuggled under a blanket in a recliner with her sweet apricot poodle curled up beside her. She’s loves diet coke, and is certain it helped her stay awake pecking away on her laptop writing her debut novel Crazy Beautiful Lies.

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