Love & Other Lies by Madeline Ash

Love & Other Lies

Small town vet Abby Benson has fled to the country to put her shameful past behind her. She’s just beginning to find her feet again when handsome stranger, Rue Thorn, arrives in town and begins to stir things up. Rue is gorgeous, kind and thoughtful and the two share an instant attraction. But convinced he’ll despise her if he learns about her history, Abby reluctantly keeps him at arms length.Determined to win Abby over, Rue tries to reshape...

Details Love & Other Lies

TitleLove & Other Lies
Release DateJan 20th, 2015
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Love & Other Lies

  • Jill
    Abby Benson is the vet in the small New South Wales town of Belgulla. Rue Thorn is passing through on his road trip around Australia. Abby has betrayed her family and now shut herself off emotionally so she can never hurt anyone again. But Rue is not easily put off by Abby's coldness. He's even willing to play tough to get her. Love & Other Lies is my first read by Madeline Ash. She's a very good writer and I was impressed. I rarely read romance...
  • Christina ~ Brunette Reader
    A sweet and compelling small-town-romance set in Australia against the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop of New South Wales mid-north coasts. Abigail Benson has finally been able to rebuild a new life for herself in Belgulla, "a godsend of a town filled with gossips and saints" nestled under the shades of leafy and colourful jacarandas and tall gum trees, where the nights are warm and carry the scent of the not-so-far-away ocean. After a difficul...
  • Ian
    When Abby moved to the small coastal town of Belgulla, she wasn't running from her shameful past, she was confronting it. The first thing she did when she arrived was tell everyone in the town what she had down and why they couldn't trust her. Since then her life has been confined to her job as the town's vet and a quiet, isolated life with few friends. Rue has been travelling around Australia and is on the final leg before heading home when he a...
  • Amanda (.---.--.-...-)
    I should have DNF'd around 50% but struggled through only to be super pissed about the dumb fcking cliche the author threw in around 70%. Super disappointed in this one.
  • Naomi
    Original Review @ Nomi’s Paranormal PalaceLove & Other Lies is a sweet tale about two lost souls who cross paths by chance. Abby was in a difficult situation and Rue was lost in the small town of Belgulla, when he happened to find Abby. The sparks are there from the beginning, but Abby is hesitant to act of them. It was an intriguing tale of love, trust and finding happiness.I loved Abby’s passion, she is a vet in a small town and the health ...
  • Kathryn
    Love & Other Lies is a thoroughly entertaining lightweight romance with a somewhat surprising backstory. Veterinarian Abby Benson moved to Belgulla, a small Australian town eighteen months ago. Putting a dark past behind her--which centres around her problems with compulsive lying--Abby is determined to make good and not to tell any more lies. All seems to be going well until tourist Rue Benson appears in town and Abby finds herself telling just ...
  • Irene
    4 very satisfying starsI really enjoyed Love & Other Lies.From the first chapter I was hooked with this heartwarming and emotional read.I loved the storyline, it was fresh and very entertaining.The characters Abby and Rue were both likable and very relatable.You couldn't help falling in love with them both. My heart went out to Abby and admired how she dealt with her past and how she was determined not to hurt Rue.But Rue wasn't going to let Abby...
  • Bree T
    Abby is a vet in a small town. She’s fled to this town to escape her past, put it behind her and start again. When she moved in, she confessed her secret to the local townspeople by letter and charged them with keeping her true. If she slips up, goes back to her old ways then she has to move. In keeping with her new lifestyle, Abby tends to live a solitary life.Rupert “Rue” Thorn is just passing through. He’s been on an adventure around A...
  • Jennifer
    The past ladies of Rue Thorn's life have all called him too nice and that he deserves better than any of them. He's spent the majority of his life on his family's vineyard, but with the encouragement of his brother he decided to leave home and explore the rest of Australia. He has a list of things he wants to do and included is to find the one and bring her home.Abby thinks she's finally found home. When she arrived at the town she handed out sli...
  • Clio
    After a powerful first chapter Love and other Lies showcases the authors talent for writing heartwarming relationships. I loved the town of Belgulla, the people and the pace of life. The joy for me in this book was the slow unveil of the conflict and the way the protagonists, Abby and Rue, relied on friends and family to help solve these problems. It's refreshing to read a book that doesn't only have the main couple in a bubble, but weaves their ...
  • Grekkleberry
    Set in the beautiful (unfortunately fictional) town of Bellgulla on Australia's east coast, Love & Other Lies is a delightful read. Both protagonists and secondary characters are charming and warm, and I loved the link back to the previous book in the series (also highly recommended). The heroine's conflict made this book stand out from the rest, as it was not something I had read before. And Rue... what can I say about Rue? He is just perfect.Th...
  • Dallas
    The premise of this book varied from the usual angsty romance formula. The lead characters, Rue & Abby were both likable and relatable. It was a quick, easy and engaging read.
  • Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
    3.5 stars. Review to come