In THE LIES BETWEEN US Forgy delivers another roller coaster ride of secrets, lies, passion, and unlikely redemption. Cherry and Lip are both so damaged that in a sad way they are perfect for each other. Hardened and jaded, neither is counting on undying love and a ride into the sunset. The attraction and need between them is intense but the way things unfold I was holding my breath for them. The twists surrounding Cherry were the kind that will make you pause in your reading so that you can take it all in. Lip is a powder keg of aggression with a short fuse that even leaks over into how he interacts with Cherry. When things blow up it is so big that I wasn't sure how things would ever be made right.
I love it when truly damaged up people get a dose of happy; especially when they have to endure hardships that would break most people. Forgy dumps a whole lot of misery and unfairness into the backgrounds of Cherry and Lip in a way that makes the reader become invested in wanting happiness for them. THE LIES BETWEEN US is another fantastic addition to THE DEVIL'S DUST series and is going on my favorite reads list.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
Cherry’s life growing up was nothing short of a nightmare. Having an abusive father forced her to fend for herself from an early age. Bruised and emotionally broken, she finally escaped, running straight into the comfort that Lip's arms brought. In the beginning, everything seemed to fall into place perfectly. He made her forget the messed-up ways of her life. But secrets can’t stay neglected. They have a habit of revealing themselves regardless of the consequences. Terrified, Cherry can’t speak a word or she’ll lose it all.
Lip is no stranger to the criminal life. Growing up among convicts, he wanted nothing more than to show his worth. He’ll do anything for the club without question, including serving six years in prison. But nobody could have predicted life’s plan. Rugged, tattooed, and wanting nothing more than to have Cherry, Lip is no longer the man whom Cherry remembers. After his release, he came out a beast with more secrets and lies than his cage could hold.
When a relationship is surrounded by mounting dark secrets, is it possible to survive and come out unscathed?
The Devil's Dust Series
What Doesn't Destroy Us (The Devil's Dust, #1) My review here
The Scars That Define Us (The Devil's Dust, #2) My review here
The Broken Pieces of Us (The Devil's Dust, #2.1)
Love That Defies Us (The Devil's Dust, #2.2)
The Fear That Divides Us (The Devil's Dust, #3) My review here
About the Author
M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.