Two is a Lie – Book 2 in the Tangled Lies series
by Pam Godwin
4 My Heart Can’t Take This CROWNS
Well, Pam Godwin has done it. This is the first book in a very long time that had me loathing characters. I wanted to scream at them for their inability to make decisions. I wanted to smack them for their carelessness with each other and themselves. More than that, though, I did not want to put it down. As much as these three infuriated me and drove me crazy, I needed to see how this story was going to play out, and all it really did was toy with my emotions.
Cole is everything that readers have learned about him through Danni. He is dominating and viral, seemsingto radiate a wild-nature without trying. He is reckless and goes after Danni with abandon, and when she is with him, readers get to see a different side of her that they haven’t seen before. These moments, while it was interesting to see a new side to the heroine, infuriated me. Not only does she exhibit careless behavior with him, but she also becomes reckless with her heart as well as Cole’s and Trace’s, which only lead to me not really liking Cole. Even though his actions made me dislike him, there is still so much pain and passion from him that readers like aspects of his character, making the struggle between these two heroes greater than ever.
Trace. I absolutely adore this man. He is still the cool and calm man who is in complete control of his domain, but there seems to be a weakening of his character throughout the book. Additionally, more is revealed about his relationship with Cole and how they know each other, which only serves to add an even more dangerous element to this man. What readers are going to love about him most is that he seems to really be trying to do what is best for Danni. Because I love him so much and admire his attempt to let her make a choice for her own happiness, I ended up being angry with Danni for the callous way she seemed to treat him. While he is still the dominating hero we met in One is a Promise, we see less of that as he fears losing the one person he truly loves, earning the sympathy vote of readers.
Danni is one of the most frustrating heroines I have ever met. I truly wanted to throttle her so many times during this book. Although her inner monologue would indicate that she is torn and is hurting over her inability to chose, thus inflicting pain on Cole and Trace, her behavior often indicates something different, hence the frustration and anger on the part of the reader. She didn’t seem to always treat them equally, and the inequality only served to increase my irritation with her. While I was angry with her often throughout the novel, there is also a level of understanding. How do you walk away from two men who you seem to love equally? How do you choose when you feel like your heart is being ripped out when watching one of them walk away? I wouldn’t want to be her, but it did get to the point where I needed her to make a decision. By the end of the book I was happy as a reader with what she chose.
This story is riddled with angst. It is laced into each word on every page, and it doesn’t matter if you want her with Cole or Trace, hearts will break several times throughout this story. Readers will enjoy the plot developments that occur at the end of the book and what it may be bringing in the next book. This aspect of the story alone has me dying for book three, and it seems like it could be the tool the author uses to get Danni to finally realize who she wants to be with forever.
I am not a love triangle person for the exact reasons stated above. I like all the characters, but I love one guy for our heroine. I get angry over the back and forth that is inevitable with a triangle trope. Pam Godwin, however, with her story-line has sucked me in and I truly don’t know where she is going to take us. What I do know is that book three is going to be full of more angst. Good thing I have some time to recover because my heart can’t take it.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Two men who don’t share.
I never stopped loving Cole. Not when he left me. Not when he disappeared for three years. Not when he crashed back into my life in a violent explosion of testosterone and fury.
His sudden reappearance questions everything I thought I knew, including how I came to love another man.
Trace is an intoxicating breeze of seduction over ice. My rock. My second chance at forever.
And he’s committed to annihilating the competition.
The battle that ensues wrenches me back and forth between them.
Fighting and fucking.
Resisting and submitting.
Together, they entangle me in a web of lies, rivalry, and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion to me.
I love two men, and if I can only have one, I choose none.
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One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.
Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.
Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.
Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.
I love two men, and I can only have one.
Three means war.
Three sides vying for forever.
My first love.
The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.
My second chance.
Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.
The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight.
I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering.
What options do I have left?
I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.
Release Date: August 29, 2017
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