Review: A Love Song for Liars by Piper Lawson (Rivals #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

I've been eagerly awaiting the release of A Love Song for Liars, the first in Piper Lawson's new series, Rivals, ever since I finished Forever Wicked, the fourth and final novel in the author's Wicked series, from which this new trilogy is spun off of. The free prequel, Love Notes, managed to whet my appetite even further, and goodness me, but did this author surpass my hopes and expectations for Annie Jamieson and Tyler Adams's first full-length novel.

There was once a time when Annie Jamieson looked at Tyler Adams and saw the boy who was her closest friend, the one who embraced the girl that she was, and whose music called to her soul. He would become her father's protégé and now, he lives in their family home and goes to the same school that she attends. One act of betrayal breaks Annie's trust as well as her heart. She may can't forgive him, but she also can't forget how he made her feel.

All the darn feels! If you're even half of the angst addict that I am, this book should more than meet your angst requirements, but don't mistake that for plain ol' drama. Nope, what we have here is a well-crafted story about two young people who feel what they feel and make no apologies for it, and make the choices that they do because they think it's the right thing to do without considering every single consequence they'll encounter later.

Yes, the main characters here are still teenagers, and yes, there are moments where I found myself wishing I could sit them down and talk some sense into them. However, their failings aren't reserved for teens, which is why someone like me who's in my forties can relate to both Annie and Tyler as much as I could related to Jax and Haley. That's what's so wonderful about Piper Lawson's A Love Song for Liars, and I cannot wait for its sequel. Five stars! ♥

Date Read: 30 April 2020

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