Posts

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler – Review by Amanda Pierce

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler tells us a story of lies and deception and how easily that can overwhelm your life. Overall, I enjoyed the characters in the book, and there were many twists and turns leaving you unsure of what was going to happen in the end. I liked that this could be realistic fiction with a lesson of how lies can unravel and take over your entire life, not knowing what will happen next. The book was well written, but some of the transitions from past to present were sometimes hard to follow. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I can easily give It 4 stars and I would definitely read other books she writes.

Review by @amandarae6884

View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler – Review by Crystal Davidson

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story is told from mostly Natalie’s perspective. Brittany Butler is a new to me author. Aside from the actual plot, I found the story to be lacking excitement until about halfway through. There was very few laughs, a little bit of action, and a lot of life lessons. It wasn’t the type of book I could read in one day. The story jumps between present and past until about halfway through, when it all merges and makes better sense. The story is a second chance romance that touches on some real life situations that might be hard to read for people who have experienced miscarriages. There’s a bit of language suitable only for adults. 3 stars!

View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler – Review by Naomi McDonald

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Right off, I will tell you that if you are looking for a fluffy romance novel, this is not it. The Lies We Tell is full of dysfunctional characters and the sticky situations they get themselves into. Overall, the story was good, but I wasn’t really into the switching back and forth between the past and present. I would just be getting into the story and then it would change lanes, which works in some books, but I think a chronological telling would have been a smoother read.

The main character is…perpetually messed up and full of bad decisions. I really wanted to like her, but she comes across as a basket case. And the people she has in her life aren’t much better. I think this book shows just how important open and honest communication is in relationships, and just how devastating it is when people don’t have those skills.

While I wasn’t completely taken in by this book, the more down-to-earth story can be a good change of pace once in awhile.

View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell By Brittany Butler – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
The Lies We Tell By Brittany Butleris a new adult romance book that once I started reading I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. This story is told from Natalie’s POV and other characters as well.This is my first read by this Author but it definitely wont be my last. I found it bounced back and forth between past and present and at times I was very confused but I was intrigued to keep going to see what happens next.Get ready for a wild ride that will have your emotions going up and down. Find out what Natalie’s future holds .I highly recommend reading this book.i cant wait to read more from this Author.

View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have not had the pleasure of reading anything by Brittany Butler before The Lies We Tell, but once I saw that catching cover and the luring blurbs I knew I had to give it a go. I am glad that I did. This was a different bit of a read for me. I knew that I wouldn’t really get along with or connect with the main character very much but still the concept was gripping. Natalie is a liar, and she has no problems admitting it. For me that would drive me nuts. She also has some serious communication issues but that may just be a personal opinion too I am not positive. So we follow the life of a liar, and it is pretty messy and entertaining. My only complaint would have to be the major time jumps. Several were just darn confusing as a reader to piece together. Otherwise I really enjoyed this and look forward to seeing what else is out there by Brittany Butler!

Review by @lizaileen
View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler – Review by Emma Morreale

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A plot twist? In a book about lies? What?!
But seriously, I did not see that coming and it made up for almost everything else I wasn’t too fond of.
Natalie is a liar. It’s pretty helpful as an author, I would imagine. But she lies about everything and honestly it got old after a while. The lies were something I could relate to since I was a pretty big liar as a child and it would be about the most ridiculous things that I didn’t need to lie about but it would make whatever situation I was currently in just a little bit easier. As with our lovely main character Natalie, it doesn’t hold up well in the long run. SOOOO many of her problems could have been solved with a short conversation and although I know this is how Natalie operates, but this is really similar to when characters make stupid decisions for drama’s sake. Not a fan of that. This instance is a bit different since Natalie has always been like this but still.
The story gets pretty intense and the twist is worth it.

View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler – Review by Maura Harper

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“There is no room for your past when you have a new future.”

“The past doesn’t matter… It is just a part of the lies we tell”

“He ages like fine wine. I, on the other hand, age with Botox.”

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it was almost like a “blind date” read because the blurb is so vague (I really like the blurb doesn’t explain the whole book). THE LIES WE TELL focuses on one main character with three very important secondary characters who move the story along. It is told in single POV in past and present tense. While tense is always mentioned at the beginning of a new chapter, there were times when I didn’t know whose past we were going to be reading about – or what timeframe. I had to slow down and pay attention so I would know who I was reading about.

It is a well thought out story and I was surprised by the weight of the story. This book isn’t all fluff and romance. There are certain times in the story that I wanted to throw my Kindle against the wall because I did not like what was going on and there were times I wanted to shake them all and tell them to move along and don’t look back. In the end, this was a satisfying read.

I give THE LIES WE TELL 4 super solid stars.

Review by @mauraharper

View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler- Review by Gail Guerrero

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler

Four Stars

We Tell lies to for the most part because we don’t see a way around the situation. Or we tell lies to make our live seem better. Natalie doesn’t really know what she wants but she knew what lies to tell to get out of what she didn’t. I don’t know if I could ever be friends with the woman who ruined my marriage . Yes you can move on with your life. But to actually have conversations, dinners and outings nope. I was super sad about Collins but Jack made up for it. The story was well written. The author made the characters more flawed and believable. I wasn’t a big fan of Natalie but she kinda grew on me.

Reviewed by @gguerrero89
View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler

4-stars

An amazing and fast paced novel, I could not put The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler down. Natalie is a runner and has lived a life of half truths. She has also endured a lot over the years. In enjoyed reading how her past and her lies caught up with her and changed the course of her future. I also loved that she was an author and has to learn to not let what others think affect her. I feel like she really matured as the novel progressed. I also enjoyed Tabitha, Collin, and Jack’s characters. Each one had their own interesting personality. The love triangle was also a great mix to the storyline. I really enjoyed reading it!

View all my reviews

The Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler – Review by Candida Hopper

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell by Brittany Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lies We Tell
By Brittany Butler

I enjoyed reading this book and getting to know Natalie or at least what we think we know, since you never can tell if your hearing the truth. This book kept me wondering throughout and kept me intrigued. The timeline does jump around from time to time and kept me on my toes. I found this book to be original, funny, realistic, dramatic with some steamy moments thrown in there. This book definitely took me on an unexpected ride, and I enjoyed every minute of it. There are some wonderful characters in this story and I recommend this book, you won’t be able to put it down till you have read the last page.

View all my reviews