Tell Me No Lies
Vanessa Devereaux
Romantic suspense
Evernight Publishing
978-1-77130-449-8
June 2013

Sheriff Aidan McDermott hates when his phone rings at a ridiculous time at night. It always means something bad has happened. But this call turns out to be the worst when some bones are discovered and the only missing person on his books is the mother of the woman he loves.

Christine Connolly avoids Aidan as much as she can. But when the remains of her mother are found, she needs his help to find closure for her family as well as justice for her mother. When the case leads them into dangerous territory, pitting both their families against each other just as they’ve always been since her mother went missing, she finds out things aren’t always as they seem.

The plot of this story was very emotional for the heroine. How awful for her that her mother’s remains are found after so many years, buried on someone’s property. The plot drew me in from the beginning because the hero and heroine have such a complicated history. With Christine rescuing Aidan so he didn’t drown once and then Aidan’s father blaming Christine’s dad for the disappearance of his wife. The dialogue was great and showed how strong both the hero and heroine were. Also, it revealed how much in love they still were which was strongly illustrated through the sex scenes. Of how these two should be together no matter what their families think of the relationship. Everyone deserves to be happy, even if it makes their family members miserable. What I liked so much about Christine was her strength and how she wouldn’t stop until she discovered who murdered her mother, even if the killer did turn out to be her father. Luckily though, it didn’t. While with Aidan, I loved that he was willing to go against his family’s wishes to be with Christine because they deserved the happiness they were beginning to again discover.

Overall, this was a good story and I can’t wait to read more of this author’s work in the future.

Overall Rating: 4hearts
Sensuality Rating: Very Sensual
Reviewer: Bec