Published by Indie on October 2, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Sometimes love is messy – and a lie is the only way to save the person you love.
Rowan Steel lied to save the love of her life, but that also meant destroying their relationship and ripping his heart out in the process. She didn’t want to hurt him, but in her mind she had no choice. Now that a year has passed Rowan decides to tell Tyler the truth – or at least part of it.
But sometimes the truth is far more damning than lies.
Tyler Nusom has moved on. He has a gorgeous new girlfriend, a killer new job, and a promising future ahead of him. But sometimes the past won’t stay where it belongs. When Rowan shows up claiming a new truth about their messy breakup, Tyler finds himself stuck somewhere between bitter hatred and nostalgia for the girl he thought he’d spend the rest of his life with.
Suddenly back in a situation where the former lovers are around each other all the time, the pair has to fight their ever-burning attraction for one another while a swirl of lies and truths hang over them, waiting to be exposed.
Will the truth save the day, or will it obliterate everything?
**The Truth About Us is a standalone contemporary romance.
I’m going to start this off by saying that I stumbled across Meghan D. Martin’s Filthy serial somehow and I was in love. It was so dark and twisted and right up my ally. So naturally, that is what I would expect her to write, right? Nope, and that makes me happy.
While I love dark romances, I enjoyed The Truth About Us because it was angsty enough to make up for my dark expectations. I could feel the chemistry between Rowan and Tyler and the idea that true love with always wins is always a plus.
I will admit that there was a solid chunk of time that I spent yelling at Rowan. Like, stick up for yourself, dude. But in the end, I realize that her guilt ruled everything else until she finally realized that she needed to take care of herself as well.
The Truth About Us is a second chance romance that is angsty and hopeful all wrapped up in some hauntingly beautiful bow. If you want something a bit lighter but still given the needed angst, then you want to read this book. The chemistry between Rowan and Tyler is explosive enough to put butterflies in your stomach.