This sat on my tbr pile way longer than intended but when I did finally get to it was worth the wait. Big thanks to the author for sending me a copy to read for review.
She thought she had the perfect stepfather. So why is she running for her life?
Emily’s dreams come true when her mother marries wealthy painter, David. Thanks to him, Emily’s artistic talents shine. Then he starts teaching her things a 14-year-old shouldn’t know. When Emily escapes from David’s luxury mansion, she’s penniless and forced to sleep in a rat-infested alley.
Bad boy Jack has turned his life around. Working as a DJ with ambitions to open a club, he rescues Emily from the streets when he sees a woman in trouble. He doesn’t know she’s still only 15 – and trapped in a dark web of secrets and lies.
David must find Emily and silence her. As he closes in, Jack faces the hardest choice of all. If he protects Emily from the man who’s stolen her childhood, he’ll kiss goodbye to his future…
What would you sacrifice to save a life? Join Emily and Jack on their journey! Start reading Bright Lies today.
This book has content that may be difficult for some readers.
My Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
When I finally picked this book I absolutely raced through it. I don’t think I have read a book as quickly as that in ages. Thanks to the authors engaging characters, gripping plot, and quick snappy chapters it was so easy to while away time just reading this book. I certainly related to Emily on the level of being a 14/15 year old with a crush on an older man, sometimes wishing for the tiniest bit of attention. But in this story it very quickly becomes something it shouldn’t and Emily is forced to grow up fast, way beyond her years. With a talent for art/painting Emily is easily manipulated and soon into something ultimately she is one, far to young for and two, is a betrayal of her mother’s trust. Her journey is an interesting yet painful story. Very well plotted and paced at a good speed. Some of the characters you will enjoy some you definitely won’t. My only slight and it is a minor thing is the ending felt a bit rushed but the outcome was more than satisfactory. In fact I would love to know where and what the characters are doing now.