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Title: Ink and Lies
Author: SL Jennings
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 9 Feb 2016
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
From International Best Selling Romance Novelist, Hope Hughes, comes a gripping, heartfelt tale of two lovers, fighting for the freedom to…
No. Scratch that. Too cheesy.
…two people, torn apart by the tumultuous tides of life, only to discover refuge in…
WTF? What does that even mean? DELETE.
…two people, confused as shit as to where they should be and who they should love and none of this means a damn thing because it’s all lies!
I’m not Hope Hughes. I’m not some fierce woman romance machine. Hell, I’m not even a woman.
I’m a liar.
And while I refuse to believe my own BS, deceit masked in heartfelt phrases of love and devotion, I want to make herbelieve them. Because maybe—just maybe—if she can find the soul within my words, she’ll also be able to find the truth scribbled on my heart.
You see, I once lived for the perfect plot twist.
I just never expected to actually live it.
This is my story. Well, maybe her story. I just wish I could make it our story.
The one I’m still writing.
I felt I had to express myself via letter concerning your recent behavior. Firstly, let me just say YOU ARE AN IDIOT. Not just any idiot mind, in fact you could probably win a gold medal in the Olympics for complete idiocy and the fact that you are so completely oblivious to others peoples feelings as well as your own.
If you notice I addressed the letter using both of your names due to the fact that I came to consider you as two different people; August the douche and Rhys the best friend.
Did you really think that after ten years of being your best friend, hearing about your buffet of women and your constant re-iteration of the fact that you don’t believe in love or relationships, Fiona would just fall at your feet when you eventually had that light-bulb moment and realized she was your soulmate. Way to go buddy, way to go. You are completely delusional.
Fiona quite literally wears her heart on her sleeve where you are concerned but did you notice, NO, in fact you made a point of constantly pointing out the negatives to being a relationship. It was only when she finally accepted that you were never going to change and began to move on that you came to your senses. A case of a little too late, my friend. How on earth were you going to convince her that she was the girl for you. SERIOUSLY.
Then, at the first sign of having to actually work for a relationship what do you do. What was that I didn’t quite hear you. Yes, that’s right, you re-enforced those barriers of yours with steel. Going to extremes to push Fiona away, hurting her with both words and actions. Yet, she is still there for you at every turn, she really is a remarkable person, not a doormat by any means, just wonderfully caring and compassionate. How did you not realize she was so wonderful before now!!!!
To be honest I really, really wanted to hate you. The things you did would normally cause me to stamp on the story never to return while sullying your name all over the interwebs, but I just couldn’t. I came to the conclusion that your actions and words were hurting you the most, that seemed more than enough punishment. I wanted to put my faith in you I really, really did. I think it was your way with words that won my heart, as I had to believe that this was the true you even if you wouldn’t acknowledge it yourself.
I have no idea why you had so many barriers in place to romance, relationships and love when you have had such wonderful examples of them with your family. Maybe it was seeing how lonely your grandfather was after losing your grandmother but that once in a lifetime love is worth the few years of loneliness. Most people would kill to have that kind of relationship ♥
I have to ask again why it wasn’t until Fiona started a serious relationship you acknowledged you feelings for her?? Yes, it is quite obvious you are meant to be together but you can’t blame her for not believing you. Yes, doctor douche was the wrong guy but he charmed the pants off her, giving her the fairy-tale when all you promised were nightmares.
By the way thank you so much for sharing the information with the backdoor action. I did wonder if that could happen, so thanks for clearing that up. It was both completely hilarious and disgusting in equal measure. I don’t think I’m going to be able to look at kale again.
Now that I have berated you I would like to end by offering my congratulations on your emotional growth. WELL DONE (and about time) it’s just a shame it took you so long and caused so much heartache on all sides for you to get there. I wish you all the success and happiness for the future. Just one other little thing, with your amazing way with words do you think we could have an extended epilogue PLEASE. I really need to have complete closure. Please for the sake of my mental health let me know what happens next.