Practice to Deceive by Olivia Evans
on October 24, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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I wasn’t always a bad guy, but betrayal has a way of finding your darkest inner demons. Great friends and family weren’t enough to save me. I wanted revenge. When the opportunity presented itself, I felt justified. That’s karma, right?
Turns out, karma has a way of circling back.
If only I hadn’t been so stupid.
If only I’d known what my deceit would cost me.
It will take a lot of work to unravel the damage I’ve done, but I’ll do it. I’ll do anything to keep from losing her.
“It was a simple plan before, just her and the plan. The plan. I’m not sure I even know what the fucking plan is anymore.”
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I have a set of things that will constantly catch my attention when it comes to books. These are a list of tropes, themes, etc etc. They all pretty much push you to your limit, they are out of the box, and just not typical. I devour these books, and I love finding them. This book is one of them.
“What would my honesty cost me? My subconscious whispered the answer against my ear with a hiss of air – everything.”
Olivia has written one here I would consider to be something that will push you to your edge. I love that she went there, and she let the story lead where it was meant to go. She nailed this for me, and I am in love with this book. Full disclosure though, I read this when it was online as fan fiction. She polished this up and it is better than the awesome-ness that it already was. I’m so glad she published this book so more people can get there hands on it.
There is a raw honesty to Olivia’s writing that you don’t find often. When she writes she lets the characters dictate where the story goes instead of doing it for them. That means that sometimes there may be things that not everyone agrees with, and that’s ok. It’s what was meant to be, and live isn’t always unicorns and glitter.
The angst, the turmoil, the tension, and the outstanding chemistry were everything in this book. I can not recommend this book and her writing enough. Olivia doesn’t publish books often, and I actually love that about her. When she puts one out you know she put her heart and sole into it. If you are not reading her work yet you need to be.
“There were a lot of things I didn’t know, things I was unsure about, but one thing I had absolutely no doubt about was that I wanted her. I wanted her now.”