Title: Two is a Lie (Tangled Lies #2)
Author: Pam Godwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Two is a Lie opens without interruption in the timeline to a scenario that is thoroughly complex and full of emotion. With Cole’s return after four years have passed, Danni tries to reconcile the truth to accept how Cole is alive and to understand how Trace is connected to them both. For Danni, getting answers isn’t easy and finding a solution is even harder as both men are determined to fight for their chance, which leaves Danni in the position of making choice between Cole and Trace.
“They both love me. We’re not broken. We’re just … stuck.”
Finding such a choice impossible, Danni decides to start over in hopes of establishing a connection with one more than the other. Cole is unrestrained, passionate and at times a hot head, while Trace is the master of self-restraint, dominance and is intoxicating. Basically, these men are opposites in personality and looks which leaves Danni in a quandary because she loves each for what they offer. At first, this arrangement seems to work but then as emotions escalate, what ensues is angst ridden to the ninth degree.
“I’m terrified one day that I’m going to watch you walk away with the one who stole my dance.”
Once lines are crossed, the level of betrayal is evident and Danni must accept how these actions affect her future. As Danni reacts to the strong determination imposed, it’s clear how things must proceed during this time. However, no one foresees what happens next as there are elements of suspense weaved into this plot that further add to the tension of the unknown.
“But I saw the guilt in your eyes the moment you looked at me.”
As told from Danni’s POV, her perspective underscores just how difficult it is for her to make choice but it’s also evident just how much Trace and Cole are enduring during this process. The layers of feelings and character dimension is immense and there is always the looming finality of which one is going to win Danni’s heart. Of course, no one is perfect but when certain things happen, it feels like a double-edged sword offering pain and pleasure that left me aching for one and hurting for the other.
Typically, I avoid love triangles like the plague because of the angst and wavering feelings that occur during the process, but when I saw Pam Godwin would be crafting this series, I was committed and I am enjoying it all! That being said, there are definitely times when I wanted to exert physical influence over one of the characters and yelled at my Kindle! (lol!)
Two is a Lie offers a very different tone from the first book, One is a Promise, in that the tension level is rising to match the uncertainty surrounding this fragile predicament. For those who thrive on angst and a shitload of feels, I highly recommend Two is a Lie!
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.
Other books by Pam Godwin
Trilogy of Eve Series:
DEAD OF EVE (#1): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V3V2X6
HEART OF EVE (#1.5): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4M8XIE
BLOOD OF EVE (#2): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017AL87Z6
DAWN OF EVE (#3): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4K631Y
DARK NOTES: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DTFFEXK
DIRTY TIES: http://pamgodwin.com/book/dirtyties/
BENEATH THE BURN: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E9G5GZA