Title: The Truth About Air & Water (Truth in Lies, book 2)
Author: Katherine Owen
Genre: NA romance
Format: ebook, paperback
Buy At: Amazon
Summary: The Truth In Lies Series. READ This Much Is True, book 1 first, although it’s been written as a standalone. Readers say, don’t do that.
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway ~ A Farewell To Arms
They share an epic love but one moment changes everything. A life together that seemed certain is shattered. One learns you never love the same way twice; the other learns what it means to come home. You only think you know how this love story goes, but do you really know how an epic love can end?
“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
She is living color, and I’ve been in a black-and-white world for far too long without her.
Powerful stuff. It surrounds me. I’ve felt it since I first arrived. The forcefield of her. The magnetism of her. The power she wields over me. I’m alive again because of her, like a dying plant that finally gets some water. I’ve got it bad for this girl.
The light comes through the darkness and shines on me.
She’s my water.
The truth is I breathe with him. He is my air. Raison d’etre.
Author’s note: This novel is part of the Truth In Lies series. It can be read as standalone, however, fans of my fiction already are highly recommending that those new to my work, READ This Much Is True book 1 FIRST.
As Lincoln Presley would say, “do as you must, Princess.”
(Read more about 2 giveaways at the end of the post.)
My thoughts: I have to confess I didn’t read the first book (This much is True) and maybe I should have even though this one can be read as a standalone. The book starts with Linc and Tally engaged, looking at the perfect wedding church that wouldn’t possibly accommodate all Linc’s father’s guests. Add Tally’s own insecurities to the mix and also the fact that the two of them have a 4-year old daughter together that doesn’t speak, and you have a very interesting story.
There isn’t a lot I can tell without spoiling the novel, but there’s an event happening that shatters both their lives and those around them and they will struggle a lot. Their angst and suffering is captured very well and at times you almost feel you’re drowning in their feelings. There’s a lot of drama, and it’s very intense, so don’t expect a light read.
There are also a lot of mentions of Tally’s and Linc’s epic love, so I guess the people who read the previous book will be at an advantage here because you don’t really get the whole picture from the small nuggets of past scattered in the book. I definitely want to read the previous book as well. At times, I felt the writing could have been more polished and some parts were a bit repetitive, but nothing too bothersome. Cara’s breakthrough was a bit too convenient, but it wrapped the story nicely.
Will there be a happy end? You can find out by reading the book.
My rating: 4 stars
About the author: Katherine Owen writes contemporary edgy fiction, which translates to: she writes love stories that are contemporary in setting and both edgy and dark. Some readers term her books emotional roller coasters. With her writing, Owen admits she has a fondness for angst, likes to play with a little drama, and essentially toys around with the unintentional complications of love. She contends this began early on when she won a poetry contest at the age of fourteen and appears to be without end. Owen has an avid love of coffee, books, and writing, but not necessarily in that order. She writes both Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction which includes her bestselling TRUTH IN LIES Series (a series despite despising ‘series’) beginning with This Much Is True and her latest release, The Truth About Air & Water. The TRUTH IN LIES series is fan-driven. So. There will be a third book about Linc and Tally released in 2015 titled Tell Me Something True.
About Owen’s fiction…This is NOT the light trope stuff. She travels a unique, writerly path and enjoys writing dark and angsty (a “non-word” she is fond of) emotional love stories. She often warns readers to be prepared with: time, tissues, wine, Advil or your drug of choice. And, as her most favored character, Lincoln Presley, would say, “do what you must, Princess.”