Series: Tangled Lies #1
Published by Self-Published on June 6th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.
Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.
Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.
Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.
I love two men, and I can only have one.
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TANGLED LIES (a trilogy)
One is a Promise
Two is a Lie
Three is a War
There are different kinds of love triangles, but the type depicted in One is a Promise is my favorite because there is no cheating and no clear “right” choice for the heroine. This is the first book in Pam Godwin’s new Tangled Lies trilogy.
Cole was Danni’s first true love. Theirs was an immediate, intense attraction. It’s been years since he was suddenly taken from her and she still hasn’t been able to move on. Trace comes along and unexpectedly becomes her second chance at happily ever after. The two men couldn’t be more different, but she loves them equally.
Danni is a dancer, and I love how prominent music is in her life. Some authors create playlists for their books. One is a Promise has a full soundtrack. Music is integral to the storyline, and you can tell that each song is carefully chosen to reflect the mood of the characters.
One of the most unique aspects of the book is the artwork displayed at the beginning of each chapter. Creative silhouette illustrations foreshadow the events of the chapter.
This book would have earned more stars from me if it weren’t for Trace. His and Danni’s relationship is volatile, and they resist their fierce magnetism every step of the way. Trace is very antagonistic through most of the book, so it’s hard to understand how Danni could so easily fall in love with him given his cold behavior and mixed signals. It’s equally difficult to believe Trace’s sudden declarations of love.
Things become clearer toward the end, and while hindsight is a wonderful thing, it comes a little late in the story. There are aspects of Danni’s relationship with Cole that are glossed over. That’s not really a bad thing, though, since it piqued my interest and leaves room for more revelations in the next book.
I’m trusting Pam Godwin to provide enough plot to support three full-length books. This is is a trilogy I anticipated a huge cliffhanger. Even though I guessed pieces of the ending, there are still plenty of surprises. With intriguing characters and a huge mystery, I’m looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds.
Recommended for fans of:
Second chance romance
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**
Two men who don’t share.
I never stopped loving Cole. Not when he left me. Not when he disappeared for three years. Not when he crashed back into my life in a violent explosion of testosterone and fury.
His sudden reappearance questions everything I thought I knew, including how I came to love another man.
Trace is an intoxicating breeze of seduction over ice. My rock. My second chance at forever.
And he’s committed to annihilating the competition.
The battle that ensues wrenches me back and forth between them.
Fighting and fucking.
Resisting and submitting.
Together, they entangle me in a web of lies, rivalry, and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion to me.
I love two men, and if I can only have one, I choose none.
Three means war.
Three sides vying for forever.
My first love.
The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.
My second chance.
Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.
The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight.
I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering.
What options do I have left?
I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.