Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Tell Me Lies

A thrilling, sexy coming-of-age story exploring toxic love, ruthless ambition, and shocking betrayal, Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget.Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college, and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she’s never forgiv...


Details Tell Me Lies

TitleTell Me Lies
Author
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Rating

Reviews Tell Me Lies

  • Deanna
    1970-01-01
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... “Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget” This was such an addictive read. The blurb and that cover pulled me right in. I started the book and was finished a few hours later. Thankfully, I had no plans for the day. Groceries and cleaning house? Bah…they co...
  • Larry H
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes we can't help loving a person who is utterly wrong for us. It's not that we might not have anything in common, or we come from different backgrounds—it's when we love a person despite the fact that they treat us horribly, and yet we keep coming back, pretending this time everything is going to be different.Lucy is a freshman at Baird College, a small school in California. She's so happy to leave her stifling Long Island home behind, f...
  • Shannon
    1970-01-01
    THANK YOU to Carola Lovering for getting me out of my book slump!! Oh my god I loved this. I LOVED IT. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering was so relatable to me that I read this in one day! Have you ever seen that meme where it’s a picture of a guy with a cell phone and the meme reads “hmm I haven’t talked to her in a few months, let me text her before she moves on”. That meme makes me laugh every time I see and it reminds me of this book. H...
  • Susanne Strong
    1970-01-01
    4 Stars.Have you ever met someone who is completely and utterly bad for you? It’s something you know and feel from the moment your eyes meet theirs - yet you are like a moth to a flame? Consumed. When Lucy meets Stephen, his green eyes, piercing into her, she knows it from the start. She can feel it in every fiber of her being. He is no good for her, and yet she needs him, wants him and has to have him. When Stephen wants something, he gets it....
  • Gabby
    1970-01-01
    DNF at 160 pagesJesus fucking Christ I can't even deal with any of the characters in this book. This is a "thrilling" coming-of-age story that follows this couple Stephen and Lucy. They are both from New York, but they are going to college in California, where they meet. This novel is told in their dual POV's. My main issue with this book is: Stephen. I'm not sure if I've ever hated a character more than I hate him. Lucy isn't my favorite charact...
  • Elyse Walters
    1970-01-01
    Eyes were rolling - Thoughts were evaluating-This book made me feel old. It lowered my mood.....and somewhat my faith in humanity. Expect drugs - sex - cheating - profanity- and dislikable characters. While Russian literature was mentioned- ( the class was killing Lucy) — what was really occupying her mind had nothing to do with her college course load.Slimball Stephen was her major course study. As the reader of this book -I was the assigned T...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    1970-01-01
    Just published in June 2018, Tell Me Lies is an in-depth examination of a young woman's toxic relationship with the wrong person, a guy she meets her first year in college and stays more or less entangled with over the next several years. If you've ever dealt with a sociopathic lover who's hard to give up, or known someone in that situation, or would just find it fascinating to see the same situations from the points of view of both the vulnerabl...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    1970-01-01
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Full Disclosure: I never read a synopsis for this before I decided I had to read it. Full Disclosure 2.0: I 100% wanted this book as soon as I saw the cover . . . but I also 100% didn’t want it because of the cover. Tell Me Lies (from the cover alone) was a story that could have either gone really well for me . . . or gone terribly bad. Luckily . . . . . “I know what I know. Lust a...
  • ABookwormWithWine
    1970-01-01
    ⭐⭐⭐ / 5Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering is one of those books that I really wanted to love, but I just couldn't. It took me awhile to get into, and when I was done I felt oddly disappointed. Tell Me Lies is about a woman named Lucy Albright who we initially meet as a 20-something working in sales at an online publication called The Suitest in New York City. She really wants to be a journalist but was attempting to get her foot in the door by...
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    1970-01-01
    This book brought out many feels in me: nostalgia, regret, anger, but also strength and peace. Each chapter was more addicting than the one before and I could not wait to finish. I felt anxious all the way up until the end.Before I get to it, I just have a message for Stephen DeMarco and all the other “Stephen DeMarco’s” out there: https://youtu.be/lcPh9UOhRPIWhere was this song and Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Getting Back Together when I...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    1970-01-01
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWhen I was in college, I made the rookie mistake of going out with someone who initially gave me "bad vibes." I ignored those vibes because the guy in question seemed nice enough and I liked his parents and we had a lot of the same interests. Later, I found out that he had never "officially" broken up with his ex-girlfriend, and since she was moving back to the state, he wanted to break thing...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    "People always talk about realizing they’re in love during the happy moments, but I think you realize it in the bad ones. The ones that knock you off center, scaring you when they prove that no matter what kind of logic is in your head, it’s what’s in your heart that determines fucking everything."All I can say is that any book that can evoke so much anger and frustration in a reader (me!) has successfully accomplished what it set out to do...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    1970-01-01
    Narcissistic and sociopathic men always manage to see which women are their easiest prey. They don't even have to really be anything completely horrible - no physical abuse, no kicking kittens, just there on the spectrum... doing everything on their terms. And it seems completely logical to them. What the author does here is put us right into the mind of one of these men and one of the many women he's preyed upon. The thing about men like this is...
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    I devoured this book in under 24 hours and I really need more now. From the first pages, Lucy is heading to Soul Cycle in her Lululemon leggings after a night out at the William Vale hotel in Brooklyn and I’m like THIS GIRL COULD BE ME. Then, I find out Lucy grew up on Long Island (same) and in college meets Stephen, a man who is not in her league looks wise but manages to win her over. But Stephen is really just the worst! Told in alternating ...
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.Thank you to Atria and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel.I will rarely be recorded saying this, and I know I will be in a very small majority, but I absolutely hated this book. It hurts me to say something so negative about a debut novel, but I just could not feel anything but happiness over finishing this story.In such a character-driven novel, completely loathing the m...
  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    1970-01-01
    WARNING. This book is NOT a love story. This book is not romantic. This book is like a psychological soap opera on paper. And it recounts the toxic relationship between two people who, just like the blurb says, can’t let go even though they know they should.Watching this story unfold and their ‘relationship’ unravel was a train wreck I couldn’t look away from. And though I hate to admit it, I’ve been Lucy. I’ve dated a Stephen. And re...
  • Dennis
    1970-01-01
    Hi everyone—this will be my first blog tour post ever, so I'd like to thank Atria Books for choosing me to participate!I'd be lying to you if I didn't tell you how real, honest, and raw Tell Me Lies is. Lucy Albright, young Long Island twenty-something year old has moved across the country to California to enroll in college. Embracing her new chapter at life, Lucy makes new friends, enjoys the college lifestyle of partying while balancing sch...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    1970-01-01
    This book was wild. This book took me right back to college, to a time where hormones and alcohol and insecurities rolled out the red carpet for bad decisions and toxic relationships. I feel like every one of us has been a Lucy at some point, or a Diana, or a Pippa. And we all know a Stephen, unfortunately. And as brutal as it is to take this journey with Lucy, as frustratingly clear as our own hindsight reveals her path to us, we've still all be...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    4.5/5Tell Me Lies is not your typical romance novel, not even close. It’s an intense exploration of a twisted relationship between two people who have no business being together. Reading it is like watching a car accident, it’s sickening, devastating and makes you feel gross even looking at it but you CANNOT help but stare.This is told from both Lucy and Stephen’s viewpoints and starts in 2017 then switches back to 2010 and works it’s way...
  • Brooke
    1970-01-01
    I just could not get over my strong dislike for both main characters :(
  • Joycelin Hunter
    1970-01-01
    "Tell Me Lies" is truly a page-turner. I read the entire thing on a 6 hour flight from NYC to SF!Everyone can relate to having once loved/lusted/cared for the wrong person. We've all had feelings for someone that logically we know we shouldn't have, but cannot help ourselves anyway. In Lucy's case, she has fallen in love/lust with the maniacal Stephen, a character who has been drawn out with exquisite depth and detail. The dual narrative gives us...
  • Barbara
    1970-01-01
    “Tell Me Lies” is a novel that exemplifies a male dating predator and how he “grooms” his subject. It’s a story that proves how an at-one-time confident young woman can be manipulated into an insecure, needy woman. It’s a story of stormy and passionate relationships.The story is told with two first person protagonist. Lucy starts the story, living in NYC as a single woman, about to go to a wedding of a college girlfriend. She’s nerv...
  • Alexis
    1970-01-01
    Ugh...I wanted to love this one. I did in the beginning. It brought me back to my college years and in so many ways could I identify with Lucy. But then she completely went off the rails and I was just totally irritated with her. Plus, the way she treated her mother was deplorable and wrong. Stephen....he was a complete POS who in my opinion is the epitome of The main character from American Psycho. I wanted more from the epilogue too. I liked th...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Review can be found on my blog here: www.booksonthebookshelf.wordpress.comThis book! Wow! A true page turner of a book! If you haven't read this book, seriously, you need to. Look at the cover! My gosh, so gorgeous I love it. I seriously could not put this book down, it was simply that good!This book follows the story of Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco, told from both of their point of views, from both past and present. The timelines of the sto...
  • Monica Kim: Reader in Emerald City
    1970-01-01
    People always talk about realizing they’re in love during the happy moments, but I think you realize it in the bad ones. The ones that knock you off center, scaring you when they prove that no matter what kind of logic is in your head, it’s what’s in your heart that determines fucking everything. — Carola Lovering, Tell Me Lies..my goodness, Carola Lovering’s “Tell Me Lies” was one wild roller coaster ride! This novel is reminiscent...
  • Tracey (Life and Literature)
    1970-01-01
    Generally for me, I judge how much I've enjoyed a book by how much I like the characters. But, there is always an exception to that rule, and Tell Me Lies is one of those times. There were certain points throughout the book where I don't think I could say that I liked any of the characters at all. But I could relate to them. I've known a Stephen. And as much as I hate to admit it, I could see a little of my younger self in Lucy.Told from both Luc...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    Tell Me LiesCarola LoveringTELL ME LIES is a mind blowing read that will pull you in from the very first page and never let you go. Carola Lovering grabs the reader by the throat and reminds us all what dating was like back in college. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop. I was flipping the pages like a woman on a mission. I had to know what was going to happen to Lucy! Will she ever let go of her past with Stephan and move on? TELL ...
  • Jan
    1970-01-01
    A Waste of MoneyUnfortunately I was lead astray by the great reviews. This book was pure drivel...in content and writing. The writing was so trite and juvenile, I had a hard time even finishing it. I try to always finish a book I pay for but finishing this one was excruciatingly painful. Leave it.
  • Azrah
    1970-01-01
    This book was totally not what I was expecting. I expected that Stephen would be a jerk, but a lovable one. Especially since every second chapter was in his point of view. But no, Stephen is a jerk (and every other terrible word I can't think of right now) FULL STOP. For the first half of the book I was a bit confused and I didn't see where the plot was taking me. This is not a fluffy/happy read. Lucy will make you angry with her stupid decisions...
  • BookOfCinz
    1970-01-01
    I shiver, thinking about how easy it is to be totally wrong about people—to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole. We've all dated or know a friend that's dated a FB (F*ckBoy), the kinda FB that you cannot seem to give up. The one you KNOW is not right for you, is not "the one", will never be "the one", he doesn't even try to be "the one". Except we cannot let go of that FB, we keep crawling back hoping that this time will be d...