REVIEW: The Truth About Us by Aly Martinez

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“Without the light at the end of the tunnel, we’d accept the darkness for what is truly was: eternal.”

Back of the book blurb:


Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.
Every jagged shard.
Every broken bit.
Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.
Lie: I knew exactly who he was.
Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

Chase’s thoughts:



Publication Date: September 13, 2018

Available for Purchase:
Amazon

My rating: 

            I was so so so excited the day that this hit my Kindle. I had been patiently waiting for the second book in this deliciously angst-y duet. The first book ends in a wicked hangover, so I dove into The Truth About Us with high expectations and I promise you, it did not let me down. Filled with the same romance, angst, and all-around captivating writing that saturated the first book’s pages, The Truth About Us is the perfect ending to a beautiful duet.

“Lies were light and fluffy. Made to order. Easy to digest. Impossible to hold on to. But the truth was dense. A boulder made of magnets, the Earth being the north to its south. The truth could crush a person with nothing more than reality.”

            The Truth About Us takes place right after The Truth About Lies. So, it’s safe to say, it hits the ground running. It’s so angst-y and wonderful, especially because of what happened at the end of the first book. I don’t want to spoil anything, but this duet is definitely a tear-jerker, for so many reasons.

“I should have known he’d twist this into something he could blame me for. God knew everyone else blamed me for the way they treated me.”

            Cora is EVERYTHING. She’s a strong, badass, independent woman, but she also has a soft side that is beautiful when she decides to show that side of herself. She consistently put everyone before herself, helped everyone when they were in need, and when she decided to put herself first? Magic happens. She deserves the world! She truly does.

“But Penn was always beautiful—rugged and unorthodox—and as though he’d cast a spell on me, even knowing what I knew now, I still craved his touch.”

            I’m not kidding when I say that The Truth About Us is extremely angst-y. I was constantly on the verge of tears over and over again while reading the novel. And not only that, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, wondering what was going to happen next, how everything was going to play out. Aly’s writing is impeccable.

            The Truth About Us is a wonderful finale that will break your heart and put it back together again, leaving you with a bittersweet satisfaction. Definitely pick this one up.

Happy Reading!


Love,
The Wandereader

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