Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Liar, Liar
Author: T.A. Moore
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 216 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Just another day at the office.
For some people that means spreadsheets, and for others it’s stitching endless hems. For Jacob Archer a day at the office is stealing proprietary information from a bioengineering firm for a paranoid software billionaire. He’s a liar and a thief, parlaying a glib tongue and a facile conscience into a lucrative career. He just has one rule—never get involved with a mark.
Well, had one rule. To be fair though, Simon Ramsey is dark, dangerous, and has shoulders like a Greek statue. Besides, it’s not as though Jacob’s even really stealing from Simon… just his boss and his brother-in-law. Simon didn’t buy that excuse either after he caught Jacob breaking into the company’s computer network.
That would have been that—one messy breakup, one ticket to Bali booked—but it turns out that the stolen information is worth more than Jacob thought. With his life—and his ribs—threatened, Jacob needs Simon to help him out. Or maybe he just needs Simon.
Review: It didn’t take long for this one to reel me in and keep me hooked right to the end. Jacob is a thief, or as he terms it, in Corporate Information Acquisitions. He steals data for his clients, and is an expert liar and manipulator in order to be successful. But, he has bitten off more than he can chew this time around.
As a means to pull of the current job, he became involved with Simon, the head of security of the firm with the wanted information. Things start to go south when Simon actually catches him in action, but he manages to get away hoping to go forward with his plans to disappear. When things go bad with his trade of information for payment, he calls the only one he can think of to help – Simon.
Simon wants to find Jacob badly to get that information back, but when Simon calls for help, things get more complicated very quickly. They still have an unbelievable attraction to one another, but to Simon, everything else was a lie, which it mostly was. As the two are forced to work together to get to the bottom of the mystery, their feelings and a certain level of trust regrow. But there is still the whole lying/betrayal business and Jacob’s plan of disappearing off to a tropical land that keeps Simon from fully giving in.
This was fast-paced and well written, and I was on the edge of my seat through most of it. I loved Simon and Jacob together. They had great banter – each having a great sense of humor at random times, and they were smoking hot together in bed (or out of it, depending on where they were when things heated up). There were a lot of twists and high intensity, suspenseful moments throughout, but also some tender and quieter moments where the relationship (such as it was) worked itself out. This was my first book by this author, but I will definitely be on the lookout for more.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*