Review: Picture Perfect Lie by Marquita Valentine (Kings of Castle Beach #1)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

Bestselling author Marquita Valentine starts her new series, Kings of Castle Beach, off with Picture Perfect Lie. The story starts off in an airport with twenty-eight-year-old Knight King waiting with his buddies for a connecting flight that'll take them closer to being redeployed to Kuwait. While at the airport, Knight notices a young woman trying to comfort a baby, but neither Knight nor twenty-six-year-old single mother Campbell Faircloth realize how their lives are about to change from the moment they start speaking to one another. In the short span of time they have together, they share details about their lives, and Knight doesn't hesitate to offer Campbell the opportunity to have a place for her and two-month-old Hazel to go to should they find themselves with no one to turn to. As Knight makes his way to continue fighting a war, Campbell heads to the town of Castle Beach, North Carolina and meets the Kings. They take her and Hazel in, believing that Campbell is Knight's wife and Hazel his infant daughter, but when Knight then returns, the lie begins to feel all too true.

This was both an entertaining and intriguing start to the author's series. The entertaining part comes in the form of the love story between Knight and Campbell. Certainly, the manner in which they meet and how their romance progresses was a nice change of pace, creating a shift in direction from many of the books that I've read so far this year. So, how do two people who spent three days together with a baby to take care of and are separated by oceans and continents fall in love? I'm not going to divulge that part of the book because that's part of what made this series starter a good read. What I will say is that it made for a sweet love story, and one that got the series off to a fine start. We also meet Knight's other siblings, although the most prominent one is his twin sister Quinn. We get snippets of their brothers, but I confess that I was most intrigued by the youngest one, Laird, and you'll get why when you read the book, and I hope that the theory I have going on in my head pans out as Valentine's series moves forward. All in all, Picture Perfect Lie was the ideal 4.5-star weekend read. ♥

Release Date: 25 March 2018

Date Read: 24 March 2018

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