Sunday Spotlight: Lies by Kylie Scott

Posted July 28, 2019 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 7 Comments

Sunday Spotlight is a feature we began in 2016. This year we’re spotlighting our favorite books, old and new. We’ll be raving about the books we love and being total fangirls. You’ve been warned. 🙂

Holly, Rowena, and I all reviewed Repeat and loved it. Repeat was my first book by Kylie. When I saw that Lies was going to be coming out this month, I immediately put in on my TBR list. It sounds much different than Repeat, but if it’s even half as good then I know it will be a winner.

Sunday Spotlight: Lies by Kylie ScottLies by Kylie Scott
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: July 21, 2019
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 242
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Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He’s nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn’t seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she’s kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn’t who he says he is.

Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancé dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she’s been kidnapped.

Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he’s got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he’s going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren’t wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction.


Exclusive Excerpt

“How do you get used to people wanting to kill you all the time?”

His brows lift slightly. “Well…usually it’s not all the time. But yeah, it’s not easy.”

“No kidding.” I rub at my chest with the heel of my hand. “I feel like I’m constantly on the verge of having a heart attack.”

“And it’s all my fault. I dragged you into this mess and I’m sorry.” His face is deadly serious. “You’re going to be fine, Betty. I’m going to make sure you’re fine.”

I attempt a smile, but it doesn’t quite work. It’s a delicate balance, blaming him for this situation, while still being glad he’s here beside me to help deal with things.

Thom picks up my hand, lacing his fingers with mine. Without asking or anything. And I let him. That’s the kick of it—I just let him. Not because I need comfort. Hell no. But it seems only polite after he agreed to give me a gun. One of the flimsiest and oddest pretexts for letting a guy hold my hand ever. I should take a stand and insist on a little space between us. Affectionate gestures like this just confuse things. My speech should probably also include a request for him to remain fully clothed in my presence.

But I digress. We both need to be focusing on staying alive as opposed to sorting out the eternal mystery that is our relationship. I don’t want to die. I also don’t want him to die. And killers are on our trail. Before I can attempt to extract myself, however, his hold slightly tightens while his breathing evens out. He’s either fast asleep or on his way there.

I can’t disturb him now. No. I’ll just have to hold his hand.

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Sunday Spotlight: July 2019

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About Kylie Scott

Author Kylie Scott headshot

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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7 responses to “Sunday Spotlight: Lies by Kylie Scott

  1. JenM

    I love pretty much anything Kylie Scott writes and I’m very excited to read this. It sounds great.

  2. Katey Goracke

    I will read (and re-read) anything Kylie Scott writes! Currently, I’m listening to her Stage Dive series and loving it all over again. Thanks for the spotlight on her latest; it sounds awesome!

  3. erinf1

    Probably this book 🙂 I actually have been too busy to keep up with July releases, but the next few monthswill be aaaawaesome with new books by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Seanan McGuire, just to name a few 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  4. Kim

    Thanks for the excerpt. I’m looking forward to the next installment in the Lady Sherlock series due in October.

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