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Monday, April 21, 2014

Review and Giveaway: A Beautiful Lie by T.E. Sivec

A Beautiful Lie
by T.E. Sivec

I’ll start this out by saying T.E. Sivec (pen name for author Tara Sivec) is GENIUS!!  I have to admit when I started A Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire, #1) I was a little worried. I laughed so hard I cried when I devoured her Chocolate Lovers: Sweet Stories About Love, Friendship, and Inappropriate Behavior and now she’s giving us a “Spy” romance novel? Well, here goes nothing, I thought. Two days later...GOOD LORD, WHAT WAS I THINKING?! T.E. Sivec is an evil genius with her writing!!!! Someone call a screen writer, or a producer or whoever the hell makes an adaptation because this book needs to become a movie, like RIGHT now! The details of this book were written so well that I could visualize every scene. It’s written in third person so we are given insight to each character, and the connection you feel with each character builds with every chapter. Even though the story is spanned over eight years, I was introduced to how each relationship developed and grew over time. There was no rushing the storyline or a feeling that she was trying to cram too much in. Every detail had its place and was presented at the very right moment.
So, we have Garrett, HOT to trot Navy SEAL and we have Parker, a free-lance photographer. Parker was engaged to Garrett’s best friend, Milo (also a SEAL), but tragedy struck and Milo was killed on a SEAL mission. So now it’s just the two of them. And here’s the thing, there has always been a little sexual tension between the two, but neither ever admitting to the other how they truly feel. Garrett never overstepped his bounds when it came to Parker when Milo was alive, but now that he’s gone, what will happen? Will their true feelings be exposed? Do they really know each other as well as they think they do? A secret mission puts Garrett and Parker in a very unexpected situation. Secrets are revealed, lies are exposed and the truth starts to unravel. Although they are faced with many things that are ultimately working against them, there is one scene in particular that is probably one of the hottest I have ever read. Three words ladies: A pool, a waterfall and a grotto…HOT HOT HOT!!!!

Whew, moving on. As for the whole plotline, I really can’t say too much without giving away too much. I know...a lot of good that does, BUT, from the very beginning of this story T.E. had me hook, line and sinker. This story simmers slowly and then BAM, it boils! Be prepared for a huge shock and watch as this meek woman transforms into a strong heroine who OWNS her destiny. A Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire, #1) will leave you a little breathless and although the story was wrapped up with a beautiful bow on top, I was eager to jump right into the rest of the Playing With Fire series to devour more delicious characters.

Right now A Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire, #1) is FREE!!  Click it up today, and while you're at it, make sure to purchase Because of You (Playing with Fire, #2) and Worn Me Down (Playing With Fire, #3) . I promise you a hot Navy SEAL that you will NOT be disappointed. Closer to the Edge is the fourth and final book in this best selling series and is due to release on May 28th. Love me some Cole!!!!



  1. Tara Sivec is amazing! This is a fantastic and fun giveaway! I really want to read this book! =D

    1. This is such an AMAZING book Breezy! You will NOT be disappointed. Grab it up while it's still free.

  2. Thanks so much for the review and fun giveaway. I can't wait to read this book.

  3. Awesome review and Thanks for the giveaway!