I seriously LOVE Parker S. Huntington’s writing. Period. As soon as I got my greedy little hands on this book, I knew I needed to go somewhere quiet so I just sit and get absorbed into the story. It’s the kind of writing that just flows so effortlessly, moving forward at an alarming rate. Case in point: this is probably the longest book I’ve read all year, and I still devoured it like it was nothing. The story is intense, gripping, and addictive with characters that walk a fine line of likability at times but still leave you wanting more. It’s an enemies to lovers romance that spans several years, and undoubtedly one of the best books I’ve read in 2019.
While I won’t sharing too many details about the plot – it’s better if you let it all unravel naturally – I can tell you that the story follows Emery and Nash, starting back when Emery was 15 and Nash 25. Emery comes from a wealthy family and lived in a gilded cage for most of her life, crushing on Nash’s brother while being his friend. Nash is the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, moody, broody, and jaded from a young age. He sees the love that Emery has for his brother, and assumes that someday things will work out for them. What he doesn’t expect is for Emery to sneak into his room at night and unknowingly alter the relationship between the three of them in a major way. There’s no going back from that night, so Emery and Nash’s already strained relationship winds up in tatters. Fast-forward a few years and they’re reunited, only the tables have turned and the dynamics have once again shifted.
This is absolutely engrossing with a complex, slightly twisted relationship that goes through so many changes throughout the course of the book. The chemistry was sizzling, the tension almost unbearable, and the emotion easy to feel. Don’t start this one unless you intend to get sucked in for hours, because this is one book you won’t be able to put down.
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Parker S. Huntington comes an enemies-to-lovers, slow-burn romance full of revenge and a dash of fate.
“She could enjoy her pretty, perfect world a little longer. Soon enough, everything she owned would be mine.”
I had a plan to escape the friend zone.
Step one: sneak into Reed’s room.
Step two: sleep with him.
But when the lights turned on, it wasn’t familiar blue eyes I saw.
These were dark, angry, and full of demons.
And they belonged to Reed’s much older brother.
Four years later, Nash Prescott is no longer the help’s angry son.
I’m no longer the town’s prized princess.
At twenty-two, I’m broke, in need of a job.
At thirty-two, he’s a billionaire, in need of revenge.
Who cares if my family ruined his?
Who cares if he looks at me with pure loathing?
Who cares if every task he assigns me is designed to torture?
I need the money.
Simple as that.
I’ll suffer his cruelty in silence, knowing there’s one thing he wants more than revenge…
Note: Devious Lies is a standalone billionaire office romance. If you love banter and angst, this book is for you! Welcome to Eastridge. Enter if you dare.
About the Author:
Parker S. Huntington is a stay-at-home dog mom from SoCal, where she discovered her allergy to rain. In spite of her shoddy attendance record and strong aversion to homework, she earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and an A.L.M. in Literature from Harvard. When she’s not writing or exchanging food pics with her friends, she’s binge-watching an unhealthy amount of Netflix while curled up with her dogs.
Parker hates talking about herself and is (also) allergic to social media, but you can catch up with her in her newsletter at parkershuntington.com. Occasionally, she’ll post a TikTok video, which you can find at @parkershuntington.
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