Title : Two Truths and a Lie
Author : Ashley Stoyanoff
Series : (PRG Investigations, #1)
Publication Date: February 28th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
One year ago, I became a missing person. I left everything behind—family, friends, school. It seemed like a good idea at the time. My only option, really, until I realized running from a police officer isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.
It’s been exactly three-hundred and sixty-five days since I left home, but I’m finally ready to take the step I should have taken a year ago. I’m done hiding. I’m done running. I’m going to take my life back.
It was supposed to be easy. A meeting with Jason Pierce, a private investigator, was set up for me. All I had to do was go to him, let him do his thing, and then I could go home, or so I thought.
That is, until I met Jason and things got … complicated.
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Stars ~
Talk about a book that was captivating, intriguing and unputdownable!!!!
Two Truths and A Lie by Ashley Stoyanoff was filled with mystery, intrigue, suspense, romance and a very HOT Hero!!! Ashley knows the perfect mix when it comes to writing an amazing book. Nothing overpowered this story. We had just the right amount of mystery and suspense to keep you turning the pages, and enough romance to make you swoon and root for Elena and Jason. This book isn’t over done with sex either, which I really liked. Don’t get me wrong there is sex in this story, but not until much later in the book, but this story didn’t really need the sex to make it steamy and make you want to finish their story. She even added in some great secondary characters that had me laughing.
When an author can touch on that many feelings and emotions in a book, that to me is what makes it a 5 star read.
Now as for the storyline….yes it is similar to others I have seen before in this genre and was fairly predictable, but Ashley was able to add her own spin to the story to make it unique and worth reading. She knew when to throw in some twists to throw the reader off and make the story interesting. She also created great characters. Elena and Jason were fantastic characters to me. They were relatable and fun to read about. They weren’t broken, but that’s not to say they didn’t have some trouble in the past. Both had trust issues, but it is completely warranted. I would say that this book was an insta-love type story, but the way Elena and Jason’s story played out, it felt believable. Nothing seemed rushed.
This book is part of a series, but it is a completed story with a HEA. I believe the other books will be about some of the secondary characters we meet in this book. I am really hoping that in the other books Elena and Jason will still make an appearance. I want to see them again and see their HEA.
This is my first book by Ashley Stoyanoff and it won’t be my last. I look forward to reading other books by her and the other books in this series.
Ashley Stoyanoff is an author of paranormal romance books for young adults, including The Soul’s Mark series and the Deadly Trilogy. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, Jordan, and two cats: Tanzy and Trinity.
In July 2012, Ashley published her first novel, The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, and shortly thereafter, she was honored with The Royal Dragonfly Book Award for both young adult and newbie fiction categories.
An avid reader, Ashley enjoys anything with a bit of romance and a paranormal twist. When she’s not writing or devouring her latest read, she can be found spending time with her family, watching cheesy chick flicks or buying far too many clothes.
Ashley loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to connect with her online.