Having Her Lies We Tell #2 review ✓ 109


10 thoughts on “Having Her Lies We Tell #2

  1. says:

    Wow for me this was a very intense readdarker in nature than i normally read in my romancesHerione turns out to be a cutter in her teen years and the hero is all kinds of screwed upadd in a schizophrenic parent of the hero and you wonder how this guy manages he doesbut barely


  2. says:

    Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsReview copy provided for an honest review45 STARSI swear I don’t know what it says about me that I HAD to read this book by author Jackie Ashenden purestdelightawardwhen the first book in this series left me mentally exhausted and a little bit crazy but I had to and I did and let’s just say once again I’m mentally exhausted and a little bit crazy It’s even in the “warning” on the book; “WTF Infirmary is booked up please make an appointment before you read” They aren’t kidding; this is another book that was arousing as it was confusing it was sweet as it was hard core and it was as honest as it was ‘effed up But who will be standing in line when the next one comes out? Yepthat would be me so I think I deserve a freakin’ wing named after me at the WTF InfirmaryWe met both Kara Sinclair and Vincent Fox in the first book in this series Kara is Ellie’s best friend and Vin is her older brother There were enough hints in the last book that something was going on between them but holy hell; nothing prepared me for everything these two were dealing with These two characters have some seriously messed up baggage and so putting them together uadruple their issues But I couldn’t leave it alone I could not put this book down; it had me from the first chapter and despite a few parts where I wanted to strangle one or both of the main characters so help me I loved this ugly brutal crazy messed up love storyKara and Vin embark on a purely sexual relationship one that benefits them both However it’s not a plain old vanilla relationship oh hell noit is one strange mixed up leave you inhibitions at the door and explore your kinky side relationship I honestly think they were both a little shocked at how they dealt with being together but somehow it worked until it didn’t and then wow some really interesting turn of events happen They both have to deal with their past what is going on right now and the fallout from being together means for their futureI’d love to say really I would because this book is just stuck in my brain but I can’t without giving too much away Let me repeat that author Jackie Ashenden is a superb writer; her stories are emotionally gripping they make you think and feel and they are not pretty However Having Her will keep you entertained it will than likely have you saying WTF than once and it will definitely make you a fan These books aren’t for people who want the fairy tale; these books are for people who know sometimes you’ve got to crawl through the trenches to come out on the other side alive whole and happy


  3. says:

    this book is a great sexy read the relationship between Kara and Vin is believable I never understood why the virgin trope uses insta lust with strangers Vin is hardworking over protective; he has set aside his own dreamsdesires in order to take care of his mother her mental issues protect his sister and start build a business unlike many of the alphas in romance he doesn't always know what to do he is commanding though and tries to control the variables around him however his motivations come from a very real need to take care of those around him even when he knows that makes him a prick Kara has always taken care of herself her appearance and attitude is very in your face she has always thought Vin was overbearing but hot she has tried to lose her virginity several times but gets flustered which is not typical for her leaves one of these times Vin has to pick her up and the chemistry factor is through the roof Vin is someone she can trust In Kara Vin finds someone that allows him to be himself an unexplored and unknown until then self and it is hot This is an angst read you learn about Kara as the story progressesI really enjoyed that Kara remained strong and mouthy even when she allowed Vin to take control And did I say hot? the 2 in the same room could generate enough heat to provide electricity for a small town I know a lot of star war nerds would enjoy the story I already want a seuel there is not a cliffhanger I just already want to revisit them


  4. says:

    Warning This is pretty much crack in book form DO NOT START AFTER MIDNIGHT Not unless 3 am and you are BFFs or unless you have self restraint than me This is one of those books that had me stopping every so often to thump a pillow or bite my fist with how utterly perfect the narrative was Not unsurprisingly I doubt I'll be able to write for a week after this because I have serious serious talent envy now The trope at play here is little sister's best friend and I LOVE this trope so hard but I'm very picky about seeing it done well Here it's perfect BFF is mainly out of the picture off dealing with her own stuff so there's not a lot of friendship stuff stealing the focus from hero and heroine Also they both have really good internal conflict keeping them apart beyond just the I don't sleep with my sibling's friends And the smex? If you want to know how to write Alpha RIGHT this book must be on the list Vin is unuestionably Alpha but he's not an alphahole and his alpha ness is very well motivated Demanding controlling dominating smex with heroine enjoying her submissive side it absolutely burns up the pages but what's uniue is how much he values her independence and freedom OUTSIDE of the bedroom This is the safe sane consensual side of mastersubmissive and it's not so OTT as to be unbelievable this is a pairing that's going to make it long term for a whole variety of reasons beyond the kinky fun times


  5. says:

    255; 3 stars; B Although this book felt a bit formulaic in the old fashioned Harleuin style it had some modern touches I did like the authors exploration of teen mental health issues as well as some of the ways adults carry all their childhood baggage around with them Overall it was a decent contemporary romance even though the trope was one I don't like The trope I am referring to is where the main characters are hostile to each other cover up their allegedly great personalities with prickly rudeness and find true love after some sex some fighting and some misunderstandings


  6. says:

    There are books I read once and there are books I read again and again Having Her is one of the latter I read it for the first time two months ago and since then have read it again and again It's sexy unexpected romantic smart and in places achingly sad The novel meets my criteria for a superb erotic romance the sex shared by the characters is integral to the plot and both are wonderfully doneKara Sinclair is twenty five and not afraid to stand out in a crowd She wears brightly colored contact lenses dyes her long hair colors never found in nature favors biker boots unusual outfits and facial piercings She owns a mangaInternet cafe has been living on her own since she was seventeen and is a bit of a hot head She's also a virgin a state she'd like to change But every time she tries she ends up running away There's something about sex that makes her feel awkward and insecure She believes if she could just get laid sex would become easy for herAs the book begins she's resorted to picking up a strange guy at a bar and going home with him But the minute it is time to get naked she runs and finds herself stranded in an iffy neighborhood at eleven o'clock at night She calls her best friend Ellie Fox to ask for a ride but it's not Ellie who answers the phone It's Ellie's older brother Vincent who is a complete control freak arrogant and the most patronizing bastard she’d ever had the misfortune to come across He is also possibly the most beautiful man she’d ever metIt's true that Vincent is a control freak He's had to be His mother is a schizophrenic who when violent wants to kill his sister and his father abandoned their family when Vince was young Vincent is the one who has always had to be in charge In his early thirties he owns a successful construction business For years every choice he's made has been predicated at making sure his sister mother and business are safe He's never applied to architecture school his childhood dream and has never had time for a relationship He can't remember ever doing anything that was just for himselfVince picks up Kara and is shocked to hear she's a virgin and appalled to hear she's planning to give herself to a stranger He tells her she can do better in fact she damn well better do better She says unless he wants to be the one he can damn well stop telling her what to do At first Vince says he's not interested but after a few days of Kara sending him provocative texts of the guys she's considering he makes her an offerYou know what I’m offering baby girl You want to lose your virginity? Then it needs to be with someone who’ll keep you safe With someone who knows what they’re doing and who’ll make it good for you Who won’t take advantage of youVince doesn't just make it good for Kara He makes it extraordinary not only for Kara but for himself He does so by setting up rules that are perfect for them both“You don’t have to do anything” Vin went on still uiet still in charge “All you have to do is follow my orders Because you’re here for my pleasure and my pleasure alone Do you understand?”His pleasure alone? Shit She should be protesting shouldn’t she? Telling him where to stick his sexist bullshit? Yet the words stuck in her throatBecause this is what you want This is exactly what you wantKara struggled to take a breath Yeah God it was what she’d fantasized about Someone telling her what to do Taking away the burden of her inexperience so she didn’t have to worry about it And even important than that he was giving her a role to play A mask to wear Some extra armor to protect herself in a situation where she felt unprotected A way to feel less vulnerableShe didn’t have to be Kara the freaky ass chick with the weird hair who dressed funny The girl nobody not even her family wanted She could just be a slave girlVin’s slave girlKara and Vin enter into a sexual relationship that is twisted complex and powerful Theirs isn't a typical domsub liaison There's no violence and when Kara needs it Vin gives her control When they are not having sex they are euals each pushing the other to ask from life Their path is hard and both find it almost impossible to not be limited by their troubled pasts Their HEA made me cryI loved their story and if you like demanding erotic romance you will too


  7. says:

    I loved this book I ran to get dinner and read while I ate I put my sheets in the wash and they're still sitting in the dryer right now because I had to finish reading this before I could do anything elseI've read several titles by Jackie Ashenden and I've enjoyed each one for different reasons I thought I wasn't going to be able to like this than the first book in the series Taking Him but I was wrong As hot as Hunter and Ellie are togetherVin and Kara are off the chartsThe chemistry between them is just fantastic I loved the Masterslave dynamic they created and it felt real Not just fabricated to add BDSM elements to a book It was a real part of the characters and it worked The problems they faced how they dealt with them and the resolutions they came to were wonderfully writtenThank you Jackie for yet another amazing book You don't disappoint


  8. says:

    After a late night recommendation from Maisey Yates and a copy of the book from Jackie Ashenden I set out to explore the dark awesome of Vin and KaraHOLY CRUST I mean oh my god This was dark it was harsh these two were by no means perfect people but I freaking loved every single wordThere was snarkiness there was incredible sexual chemistry there were moments of dark heartbreaking emotion I read this almost in one hit today and I cannot express in words how much I loved itSo I will express it through gif


  9. says:

    This book had the perfect balance of sexy timesinteresting plotemotionally written characters It was perfectly written with damaged characters but no manufactured drama Stubborn Kara and Vin were both in an epic stare down to see who would blink first and show any weakness or vulnerability They both had pretty messed up childhoods and I really enjoyed the story as they worked through their issues and opened up to each otherI don't want to give too much away about the plot but I highly recommend this amazing book


  10. says:

    35 starsOh the angst Had a few uibbles eg cutting placement on wrists rather than upper arms thighs stomach but overall enjoyed this uite a bit There was actual interaction between the hh beyond just sex including fights and apologies and personal growth It's a sad comment on the genre when this is something worthy of note rather than just a givenWill definitely be looking for by the author


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Having Her Lies We Tell #2

Summary á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jackie Ashenden

Even the safety of a costume can fool her demonsBy then the game has gone too farand the conseuences could bind them together forever Or tear them apart at the seamsWarning Contains a sexy brooding “fix you” hero and a heroine who isn’t afraid of anythingexcept “normal” More kinky cosplay losts and founds than you can shake a riding crop at WTF Infirmary is booked up; please make an appointment before you re This book had the perfect balance of sexy timesinteresting plotemotionally written characters It was perfectly written with damaged characters but no manufactured drama Stubborn Kara and Vin were both in an epic stare down to see who would blink first and show any weakness or vulnerability They both had pretty messed up childhoods and I really enjoyed the story as they worked through their issues and opened up to each otherI don't want to give too much away about the plot but I highly recommend this amazing book

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Behind every heroine is the pain that binds herManga café owner Kara Sinclair has one burden she’s been carrying around so long it’s bordering on pathetic Her virginity Getting rid of it though means doing the one thing that scares her the most letting down her guard with a relative stranger Which makes her best friend’s older brother Vin Fox’s offer too tempting to refuseVin barely has room in his schedule to Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsReview copy provided for an honest review45 STARSI swear I don’t know what it says about me that I HAD to read this book by author Jackie Ashenden purestdelightawardwhen the first book in this series left me mentally exhausted and a little bit crazy but I had to and I did and let’s just say once again I’m mentally exhausted and a little bit crazy It’s even in the “warning” on the book; “WTF Infirmary is booked up please make an appointment before you read” They aren’t kidding; this is another book that was arousing as it was confusing it was sweet as it was hard core and it was as honest as it was ‘effed up But who will be standing in line when the next one comes out Yepthat would be me so I think I deserve a freakin’ wing named after me at the WTF InfirmaryWe met both Kara Sinclair and Vincent Fox in the first book in this series Kara is Ellie’s best friend and Vin is her older brother There were enough hints in the last book that something was going on between them but holy hell; nothing prepared me for everything these two were dealing with These two characters have some seriously messed up baggage and so putting them together uadruple their issues But I couldn’t leave it alone I could not put this book down; it had me from the first chapter and despite a few parts where I wanted to strangle one or both of the main characters so help me I loved this ugly brutal crazy messed up love storyKara and Vin embark on a purely sexual relationship one that benefits them both However it’s not a plain old vanilla relationship oh hell noit is one strange mixed up leave you inhibitions at the door and explore your kinky side relationship I honestly think they were both a little shocked at how they dealt with being together but somehow it worked until it didn’t and then wow some really interesting turn of events happen They both have to deal with their past what is going on right now and the fallout from being together means for their futureI’d love to say really I would because this book is just stuck in my brain but I can’t without giving too much away Let me repeat that author Jackie Ashenden is a superb writer; her stories are emotionally gripping they make you think and feel and they are not pretty However Having Her will keep you entertained it will than likely have you saying WTF than once and it will definitely make you a fan These books aren’t for people who want the fairy tale; these books are for people who know sometimes you’ve got to crawl through the trenches to come out on the other side alive whole and happy

Summary á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jackie Ashenden

Turn around much less worry about Kara and her crazy uest When she insists on going ahead with a plan that he considers unsafe though enough is enough If she wants to lose it she can lose it with him Bonus he gets to play out his darkest fantasies slave collar and allKara thought dealing with a known entity like sexy as sin controlling as hell Vin would smooth the way But when it comes right down to doing the deed not Warning This is pretty much crack in book form DO NOT START AFTER MIDNIGHT Not unless 3 am and you are BFFs or unless you have self restraint than me This is one of those books that had me stopping every so often to thump a pillow or bite my fist with how utterly perfect the narrative was Not unsurprisingly I doubt I'll be able to write for a week after this because I have serious serious talent envy now The trope at play here is little sister's best friend and I LOVE this trope so hard but I'm very picky about seeing it done well Here it's perfect BFF is mainly out of the picture off dealing with her own stuff so there's not a lot of friendship stuff stealing the focus from hero and heroine Also they both have really good internal conflict keeping them apart beyond just the I don't sleep with my sibling's friends And the smex If you want to know how to write Alpha RIGHT this book must be on the list Vin is unuestionably Alpha but he's not an alphahole and his alpha ness is very well motivated Demanding controlling dominating smex with heroine enjoying her submissive side it absolutely burns up the pages but what's uniue is how much he values her independence and freedom OUTSIDE of the bedroom This is the safe sane consensual side of mastersubmissive and it's not so OTT as to be unbelievable this is a pairing that's going to make it long term for a whole variety of reasons beyond the kinky fun times

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  • 266
  • Having Her Lies We Tell #2
  • Jackie Ashenden
  • English
  • 11 December 2019
  • 9781619218000

About the Author: Jackie Ashenden

Jackie has been writing fiction since she was eleven years old Mild mannered fantasySFpseudo literary writer by day obsessive romance writer by night she used to balance her writing with the serious job of librarianship until a chance meeting with another romance writer prompted her to throw off the shackles of her day job and devote herself to the true love of her heart – writing romanc