The Lie That Traps by Gemma Weir

Emoji Review by Rebecca Dixon

I read โ€˜The Lie That Traps,โ€™ Book 1 of Lies and Truth series, by Gemma Weirโ€ฆ and I gotta say, Iโ€™m a FAN ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! (FYI, Iโ€™m not affiliated with the author and there are NO spoilers! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป)

Ok! So first off ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป! This is Book 1 in a Dark Contemporary Romance DUET that has an alph@hole MMC and a FMC that has had a rough go of it in life ๐Ÿ˜ญ. I DO think there are varying shades of DARK in the Dark Contemporary Romance genre (โ›“๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿฉธ), so let me elaborate a little more on this one! This does NOT contain actual t0rture ๐Ÿ˜ฑ, bl00d ๐Ÿฉธ play, or non-consensual โ›“๏ธ scenes. However, this is DARK in the way of how the FMC is treated by her family ๐Ÿ˜ญ, and the fact the MMC is not a cinnamon roll sweetie ๐Ÿ˜˜ who worships ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป the ground she walks on (not initially, anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰.) Nope! Heโ€™s quite focused ๐Ÿ‘€ on his own goals (again, initially ๐Ÿ˜‰) and DOES NOT ๐Ÿšซ care about the fallout OR if our girl gets burned ๐Ÿ”ฅin the process! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ

Honestly, I gotta say I LOVED โค๏ธ the drama ๐ŸŽญ in this book! I loved that our girl was mistreated for years ๐Ÿ˜ต, and that our guy had NO idea ๐Ÿ˜ณโ€ฆ until well, he DID ๐Ÿ˜ฌ โ€ฆ which means, the anticipation of him finding out was SO FREAKING GOOD ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! And when he doesโ€ฆ oh boy, oh boy ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! There were actually a few DRAMATIC ๐ŸŽญ reveals in this book and all of them were chef’s kissโ€ฆ ๐ŸคŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’‹!

But I am getting ahead ๐Ÿš— of myself ๐Ÿ˜†! So what is the story about ๐Ÿค”?! Well! It starts off with a FMC that is like a GHOST ๐Ÿ‘ป in the hallways of her school ๐Ÿซ. Head down, shoulders hunched ๐Ÿ˜ž, literally doing her best to be UNSEEN ๐Ÿ™ˆ and UNNOTICED ๐Ÿคจ. Enter our MMC โžก๏ธ. Who of course, notices ๐Ÿ‘€ her ๐Ÿ”ฅ. But things are not adding โž• up ๐Ÿค”โ€ฆ why is SHE leaving the dark room at school, as if she doesnโ€™t want anyone to know? Why does SHE walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธTHAT way? He has always H@TED ๐Ÿ˜ก her, but this girl coming out of the dark room seems ENTIRELY different from the b!tch ๐Ÿ™„ he has always known her to be. Throw in her desperate ๐Ÿ˜ฉ parents, who are doing their absolute BEST ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปto get him to MARRY ๐Ÿ’ their ONLY stuck-up ๐Ÿ™„ daughter in order to form an alliance ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿปof sorts with their very wealthy ๐Ÿ’ฐ families, and our guy is pulling out all the stops โœ‹๐Ÿปto keep their daughter far away from his marital ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ‘ bed. Exceptโ€ฆ thereโ€™s something about this GHOST ๐Ÿ‘ป in the hallway that intrigues himโ€ฆ draws him in. How is it possible that THIS girl- that he canโ€™t keep his eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ off of- is the SAME girl he has always loathed ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก โ‰๏ธ

Honestly folks, I canโ€™t say ๐Ÿค much more without giving it away! When I realized ๐Ÿ’ก what this story was going to be about, I LITERALLY said out loud to myself… โ€œohhhhh, thatโ€™s a cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž concept. I havenโ€™t read this one before ๐Ÿ˜ฎ!โ€ Which really, is one of the BIGGEST compliments I can give an author these days ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! Oh and I will say, this DEFINITELY has a similar vibes to her other series set in the same world (it’s legit called called the Alphaholes series ๐Ÿ˜….) But you DO NOT ๐Ÿšซ have to read that series first (although I totally recommend reading it ๐Ÿ˜, because itโ€™s GREAT too ๐ŸคŒ๐Ÿป! But make sure to check the triggers โš ๏ธ!)

So if you LOVE โค๏ธ a Dark Contemporary Romance where the FMC is mistreated ๐Ÿ˜ต (yet still STRONG ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป despite it all,) the MMC is a HOT ๐Ÿฅต alph@hole & will be FURIOUS ๐Ÿ˜ก when he finds out what sheโ€™s truly been through, a unique ๐Ÿ’Ž plotline that hasnโ€™t been overdone, and some great SPICE ๐ŸŒถ๏ธโ€ฆ give this a shot! Itโ€™s free on KU and you never know, it may TRAP โ›“๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’ฅ you too!

โ€˜The Lie That Traps,โ€™ Book 1 of Lies and Truth series, by Gemma Weir