Title: One Little White Lie
Author: Loretta Hill
A hilarious romantic novella from Loretta Hill (author of bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots). When One Little White Lie turns into a red-blooded reality!
What do you do when your best friend is the serial match maker from Hell? Single girl Kate Dreson knows that her friend, Lisa, is not going to leave her alone unless she tells her that she is happily dating someone. Who knew that One Little White Lie could so blatantly backfire? The imaginary boyfriend she described to her friend so lovingly suddenly walks into her life and starts making himself comfortable in it.
Trapped by her lie, poor Kate is powerless to stop him. But the real question is, does she really want to?
A few of my online buddies have been raving over Loretta Hill books – so I thought I’d see what the fuss is about. If this little novelette is anything to go by I can understand what they like about her work. A fast paced, light and entertaining read, ONE LITTLE WHITE LIE is not just about the lie that Kate told Lisa – it is also about hiding the truth, misunderstandings and big fat lies told by another character. Set in Sydney I understand this is a bit of a departure from her previous two novels which are both set in the Pilbara. I’m not a big city girl myself, but have visited Sydney and did get a sense of place in this book especially the scene set in the restaurant that had a view of the Harbour Bridge. Done that – tick!
Even though it is a novelette Kate came alive on the pages for me, she definitely has trust issues thanks to her ex so finds it hard to trust the men that her friend sets her up with – and some of those men have fallen into the ‘what was Lisa thinking’ category. I also understood where Henry was coming from as far as his trust issues go – he is tired of being wanted for who he is rather than for himself.
You would think this prickly pair would be a match made in heaven – but the path to true love never runs smooth!
I really enjoyed it and I have ‘The Girl in the Hard Hat’ lined up ready to go.
Rating: B – Great. I really enjoyed reading it.
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One Little White Lie is book # 9 for AWW2013
With thanks to Random House Australia and the author via Netgalley.