ARC Review: Perfect Lie by Teresa Mummert +Giveaway

Title: Perfect Lie
Author: Teresa Mummert
Blog Tour: December 18th-30th
Release Date: December 17th, 2013
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Sometimes love burns so hot in your veins that it consumes
all rational thought.

That's why Brock and I never had a chance.  I had to start my life over. College was my
chance to become someone new. I changed everything about myself to fit in, but
one person saw through my facade.

The attraction between Abel and I was undeniable, but I
still hadn't healed from the painful secret I carried around with me. Abel
struggled to get me to face my past in order to move forward. In doing so, he
revealed a secret of his own; one that changed everything I thought I knew.

A secret that would bring Brock back into my life and force
me to face the truth of what really happened the day I lost him.
❥My Review:
FYI: My review doesn't contain spoilers, but if you're truly interested in reading this, you MUST go in blind. Stay away from spolier reviews!

After I finished this book, I needed time to process every word I had just read. Which is why I couldn't formulate a review or come up with a rating right away.

Yes, this is that kind of book. The kind that leaves you speechless and mind f**ked in a totally positive way. It'll take a while to gather your thoughts and come to terms with the revelations, but you will not be disappointed in this book.

Delilah, or "Lie", has grown up neglected and unwanted by her very own mother. She's been ridiculed at school with no friends whatsoever to stand at her side.
Needing a break from Lie, her mother sends her to a youth center that hosts kids that aren't necessarily wanted by their parents. It's there that she meets Brock. He's gorgeous, and despite his tough guy persona, he's kind to her. He sees something in her that draws him in and wants nothing but to take care of her.
Never receiving any positive attention, Lie is instantly cautious of this boy's intentions. However, she also feels a pull towards him.

We're told Lie's story from the present tense with Brock only as flashbacks. He's hurt her and is the cause of her current state. Which is a hot mess.
Lie's roommate and the closest thing she has to a friend takes her out one night. They hang out with three extremely perverted and untrustworthy guys in what looks like an abandoned home. But there's one guy, Abel, who seems a little less pervy and a little less untrustworthy than the other two. It's clear he has some dark issues and secrets of his own, but somehow Lie still feels a connection with him.
The sexual tension between the two made me crazy! Their constant back and forth banter was entertaining to say the least. 

The pace slowed a couple times throughout the novel, and I wasn't exactly sure where the story was going. For a second I thought I had the plot pegged and it was going to be another cutesy, angst NA romance. *Muahahahaha* (<-- I imagine Teresa Mummert evil laughing)
Then all of a sudden, THE MOTHER OF ALL TWISTS.
I mean, WHAT?? Totally came out of left field. There's a part where again, I thought I had it nailed, and I did.. sort of. But then WHAM!
So many emotions coursing through me. I had to go back and make sure I had read everything correctly. Then I continued to gape at the screen. Both in shock and in awe.

Perfect Lie was nothing like what I had expected. It was full of twists and turns that kept things interesting all through the novel.
I love when an author is able to surprise me and that she did! This is a book that will stay with me in my mind forever.

*An eARC of this book was provided by the author for an honest review. This in no way affects my review/opinion.
My Rating: 5 Kisses

Author Bio
"I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story.
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband's military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates!"

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