He saw her first, but his friend made the move.

She settled for the safer choice, but her heart knew the truth.

They love, they crave, they lie.

Garrett McCarthy, Annabelle Parker, and Milo Roberts were as close as friends could get. They shared in each other’s joy during graduations, promotions, and engagements. They consoled one another through heartache and loss.

When one of the friend’s life is tragically cut short, it’s up to the two left behind to pick up the pieces and find out the truth – no matter the cost. As they slowly start to uncover the nature of his deception, and the very powerful people behind it, they begin to question everyone and everything, even themselves.

Everyone has secrets – some do it for love while others do it for power. Those secrets can change perceptions, alter reality and sometimes destroy lives.

What do you do when you find out your whole life has been a lie?

Book Dame Rating 4 Stars

So if you are familiar with the last name Sivec, you realize that the T must stand for Tara. Yes, as in Tara Sivec as Chocolate series and naughty humor!! This is Tara’s more serious style of writing. I wasn’t sure what to expect but she put her crazy sense of humor aside and captured a suspenseful romance in A Beautiful Lie! Three friends with tangled lies and even more secrets! What happens when one of their secret is built on selfishness, envy and hunger for power, can the other two pick up the pieces? Milo Roberts and Garrett McCarthy have been best friends since youth, now are Navy Seals and  in love with the same girl, Annabelle Parker. Parker, is scared to really love, she plans to never fall head over heels in love. Ready to have a safe relationship that is just comfortable, not willing to experience the pain she watched her father go through when she was 17. The only problem is she has already found love to die for, can she resist it when nothing is standing in her way? Will all their secrets get the 3 of them  killed or torn apart? I found this book to be full of twist and turns and though I had suspicions early on in the book, I was happy that it kept me on my toes! Great read, she did an amazing job and keeping the story focused and thrilling!! Can’t wait for book 2 Because of You (playing With Fire Book 2) out on April 29!!

Link for A beautiful Lie

Preorder link For Because of You