Book review of Devious Lies by Parker S. Huntington

“She could enjoy her pretty, perfect world a little longer. Soon enough, everything she owned would be mine.”

I had a plan to escape the friend zone.
Step one: sneak into Reed’s room.
Step two: sleep with him.

But when the lights turned on, it wasn’t familiar blue eyes I saw.
These were dark, angry, and full of demons.
And they belonged to Reed’s much older brother.

Four years later, Nash Prescott is no longer the help’s angry son.
I’m no longer the town’s prized princess.

At twenty-two, I’m broke, in need of a job.
At thirty-two, he’s a billionaire, in need of revenge.

Who cares if my family ruined his?
Who cares if he looks at me with pure loathing?
Who cares if every task he assigns me is designed to torture?

I need the money.
Simple as that.

I’ll suffer his cruelty in silence, knowing there’s one thing he wants more than revenge…

“The existence of a word proves that someone in the history of humanity felt the same way I did and gave it a name. It means we’re not alone. If there’s a word for what we’re feeling, we’re never alone.”

Parker S. Huntington

I’m such a sucker for Enemies-to-lovers stories! Man, I just love the banter you know? Nash and Emery had me cracking up several times whilst reading this story!

You see, Emery was born into the richest family in her town. You would think she’d have the perfect life. I mean, things weren’t bad at all, she had an adoring father, a cold mother but a mother nonetheless, her best friend – Reed- was the housekeeper’s son so he lived on the same property with the rest of his family. Although her mother was a snob and controlling freak, she had many good things. She didn’t know these things came with price though.

Nash, Reed’s older brother, knew what that price was. Therefore, although he had kind of a weak spot for her, he resented her and her family for years. Even when she wanted to sleep with Reed, and enters his room in the dark. When the lights come on, she realizes Nash was in the bed instead of Reed.

Four years later, her family gets called out by embezzling the company, where most families in her town had their savings. She decides to move and start over with nothing, even when her mother could give her access to her trust fund. She left the glamorous life behind to live like a broke college student.

Just when she’s graduating college, she finds herself without a job. Reed convinces her to seek out a job in setting up one of Nash’s newest hotels. Oh yeah, he becomes an insanely rich hotelier!

Once Nash realizes who works for him, he decides to make her life miserable. Only to be confronted with Emery’s value as a person. He finds out how wrong he is. You kind of feel bad for him, because she uses this to her advantage from time to time!

I really enjoyed myself with this story! It has a little bit of everything, you’ll laugh and cry probably at the same time. So don’t be alarmed if this happens!