Ariella Geller is on the run from some very bad people and Liam Wade doesn’t know what he’s running from.
Freedom has been an elusive dream for Ari, but when her chance for escape comes, she takes it. She finds herself in California and forced to accept help from strangers in order to stay off the streets and avoid being found by those she ran from.
Liam Wade is sick of living in the shadow of his famous father. All he wants is to make a name for himself as a professional surfer, but it’s impossible when the media focuses on every other aspect of his life. All he wants is respect, a chance to prove himself, but when it never comes he finds himself running and hiding from the ones who love him the most.
When their paths collide Ari and Liam are forced to confront their demons, and in the process they just might find a reason to stop running.
I received a copy of The Lies That Define Us by Micalea Smeltzer in exchange for an honest review.
I adore Micalea Smeltzer. She is a truly remarkable author and The Lies That Define Us continues her her long reign of breathtaking writing.
This book follows the amazing Ari who finds herself on the run as she is haunted by her past and the secrets she has to keep hidden from all around her. She only wants to live a normal life but can never let anyone get too close to her. My heart broke for this beautifully broken girl as she fights for a new life.
Liam. My new book boyfriend who finds himself head over heels with Ari right from the beginning. He struggles for so long to let her or anyone else in, but the journey he takes will make you jump for joy.
The angst in this book escalates and the climax of The Lies That Define us will stay with me for a long time to come. I am so privileged to have read this beautiful book and can only look forward to more works by Micalea Smeltzer.