A Lie for a Lie (All In, #1) by Helena Hunting
Title: A Lie for a Lie
Series: All In, #1
Author: Helena Hunting
Genres: Sports, Contemporary, #2ndChance
Release Date: October 15, 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.
Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.
Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.
A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.
5 iScream Cones
“I’m not a regular guy. Being a professional hockey player in Chicago is like being Britney Spears in Vegas.”
I’m a big fan of the author’s romantic comedies. While there are many funny moments in A Lie for a Lie, that’s not what is most memorable for me. It’s the feels that got me in this one. Yes, he’s a chick magnet and he’s earned his bad reputation. But, it’s gotten kind of old not knowing who is just after his money and fame. Can you blame him for enjoying the attention of a beautiful woman who doesn’t know who he is?
Just a regular guy and a regular girl with no expectations. Sounds like a great vacation, right? Freedom to explore and relax and enjoy being together. It was all of that… until it wasn’t. Talk about a rude awakening! Neither expected their time in their love nest to end quite so abruptly. It wasn’t their intention to never see or talk to each other again. But, they kinda procrastinated about sharing their personal details with each other. Yeah, they were so #LustStruck that every time they were together their clothes fell off and their brains turned to mush.
I read the synopsis, so I knew they were going to get separated and not be able to contact each other. But that didn’t keep me from being as upset as they were when it happened. They seemed so perfect for each other that I was already planning their wedding when the carriage turned back into a pumpkin and I realized my fairy godmother magic wand was only in my mind.
I didn’t take a full breath until he found her again and the big reveal happened. Could he convince her to hear him out? Would they still feel the same about each other after so long apart? Who am I kidding with that question? Once you’ve experienced their vacation in Alaska you’ll know the answer. As expected, “—it’s as if someone has flicked a lighter in an ocean of gasoline.” But, the true question is if she’ll allow herself to forgive him for the lie. Will she give in to her feelings that are still there, even if she chooses not to admit it?
There’s so much more that happens that I can’t tell you about. Just prepare in advance knowing you won’t be able to stop reading once you start. You have to go ‘all in’ and understand that bookmarks are for quitters and book hangovers are a part of life. I’m so thrilled this is only the first installment of a new series and can’t wait for more. The line forms here…