Pretty Little Lies

Pretty Little Lies

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by Jennifer Miller
     
 

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A little lie can change the course of everything. . .

Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she's ever wanted - until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia's heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving

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A little lie can change the course of everything. . .

Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she's ever wanted - until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia's heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving behind her family, friends and the boy she loves.

Seeking comfort and an escape, Olivia finds it in resident bad boy Deacon. He's everything Luke isn't - and that's fine with Olivia.

Now, seven years later, Olivia is older, wiser and headed back to Chicago looking forward to a fresh start and reconnecting with her best friend Pyper. What she doesn't expect, is to come face to face with the boy she left behind and discover that even though she may have left, her feelings for him didn't.

Can Olivia put aside the pain in her heart and trust Luke? Will the ties to her past ever let her go, or will she continue to let her life be affected by pretty little lies?

Editorial Reviews

USA Today Bestselling Author - Heidi McLaughlin
"Hold on tight for the ride of your life. Pretty Little Lies is romantic, sexy and funny with a hint of danger, just enough to keep you on the edge of your seat."
Author - Jennifer Domenico
"Jennifer Miller's writing style is joyously fresh and keeps you reading even though you know you should go wash the dishes, or feed your kids. Or sleep. Just saying."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989407403
Publisher:
Jennifer Miller
Publication date:
06/12/2013
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but now calls Arizona home. Jennifer's love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood. Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she's dreamed of writing a book of her own. Quickly learning that dreams don't just fall into your lap, she knew she had to chase them herself and not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things. She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to change.

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Pretty Little Lies 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 22 reviews.
andrea_apple More than 1 year ago
"Fashion tip: Stilettos are great when paired with a great pair of jeans, a skirt, or a dress. Not only do they make your legs look longer and give your calves a great workout but they have the added bonus of coming in handy should you need to give a cheating husband a kick in the crotch!" As soon as I read that opening sentence I knew I was going to like Pretty Little Lies and I wasn't wrong! I loved the fashion tips that began every chapter. They were sometimes funny, usually gave a hint as to what was to come in that chapter and ALWAYS practical. Just like Olivia, I could've kicked her cheating, slime-ball of an ex, Deacon, right in the crotch more than once!! Oh, I didn't like him and with good reason as you will find out (no spoilers). Olivia decides enough is enough, she's taking her life back. She divorces her ex, heads home to her best friend and bumps, literally, into Luke, her first love and realises she still loves him. Luke is now a successful businessman and all kinds of hot!! Can Olivia resist him? Does she even want to? Hell, I wouldn't! I loved Olivia's fiery best friend Pyper, who only has Olivia's best interests at heart even if Olivia thinks otherwise! She made me laugh out loud so many times especially when trying to get Olivia back onto the dating scene..setting up an on-line dating profile scene was really funny, as was the various "dates" Olivia went on - too many to pick a favourite. I want a best friend like her. "Fashion tip: Wearing clothes in several sizes too small DOES NOT make you look thinner. It makes you look like a big zit straining to pop. Also, pea-green is not a good color. On anyone. Ever." Pretty Little Lies made me laugh out loud, shout, cry and gasp in shock - all things I like in a good read. There was enough hotness to set my kindle on fire and start my pulse throbbing (amongst other things!) but not too much that I thought "not ANOTHER sex scene!". I did think towards the end of the book that the story was going to be rushed as there seemed to be loose ends to tie up but just when I thought that, BAAM!!!.....NO SPOILERS!!!!! (psst! I loved the ending) A very worthy 4 stars for this well written debut novel, definitely 1-click buy this book. I wait with baited breath for the next novel from the pen of this rising new author, Jennifer Miller.
mting More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest review. I’m not sure where to begin. There were so many parts of this debut novel that I LOVED. Pyper is an amazing friend and the dialogue between them is hilarious, especially when they’re together at social functions. And there were many moments of…Oh my God! That did not just happened! Olivia is an amazing character. I enjoyed seeing her develop and grow throughout the story—finding herself, and finally believing in herself. I can’t say enough about how amazing Luke was…protector, romantic, and simply swoon-worthy. He’s so determined to win her back and the things that he does was SO sweet, you can’t help fall in love with him. One of my favorite lines from Luke: I’ve never forgotten you, Olivia. Never. I can’t let you go again. Don’t ask me to.” Each chapter had a fashion tip. OMG! I LOVED THEM!!! Pretty Little Lies was well written, the story flowed well, and the characters were not only amazing, but believable too. With lots of humor, romance, heartbreak, forgiveness, friendship, passion, struggles, and self-discovery, this novel had it all. As I wondered if there would be a sequel toward the end, I found out….YES!!! And Wow! What an ending. Oh…did I mention how much I laughed out loud, felt my heart tug in good and painful way. Pretty Little Lies is a beautiful love story about second chances…there is no little lies about that!!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Love Luke! Hated the ending! Hurry up with the next one!
IngaKS More than 1 year ago
It was my first Jennifer Miller book and Pretty Little Lies was a very good start to the series. I enjoyed the writing the characters and the story itself! I definitely recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book! I enjoyed this first book by Jennifer Miller. I really liked the main characters and I am searching the internet to find out when the sequel comes out...as it ends abruptly!!
Blu-Sapphire More than 1 year ago
A great summer into fall read! Pretty Little Lies has it all, love, romance, friendship, fashion, betrayal and suspense.  A story that I believe anyone can relate to in one way or another. I was lost in this book from beginning to end. I felt every emotion that the lead character went through. I really liked how it was written. It’s also a bit hilarious and every chapter has a fashion tip. I like how it ties in with the chapters. Over all it is a BEAUTIFUL Story.  For being Jennifer Miller’s first book she did a fantastic job. I can totally see a movie coming out from this beautiful story..  Spoiler Alert! The cliffhanger gets you good! Can’t wait for the next book! Please hurry Jennifer Miller I don’t know how much I can take of this.
KarenT More than 1 year ago
what a fabulous and refreshing story., I just love 2nd chance story and what is not to love about this one.....what truly remarkable characters Olivia and Luke are...And what better way to spice up a story then to have a best friend like Olivia's bff Pyper her character was a ray of sunshine..  I enjoyed this story very much even with all the fashion tips..lol (sorry I'm not to big on fashion., rather spend my time & money reading books instead of shopping) but they were very good tips so thanks for them ... I can't wait to find out what happens next and hope that in that book that Luke & Olivia both give their  POV not only from were this one leaves off but also having some insight about how Luke feels about his part in their past & of what he had to go though the past 7 years... Again what a great and enjoying book and a must read :) <3    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG loved the book, I hope there is a second book though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though it ended in a cliffhanger, I loved it.  I think the ending was brilliant.  I can't wait to see more from this author!
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slz52 More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! This book is about the mistakes that are made when people react to a situation without communicating first. I love Olivia and Pyper's relationship. Luke's undying love is soooo sweet. There is humor, romance and a huge cliff hanger
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the authors writing style and the the way that she explains and introduces a very important subject that happens every day. On my way to reading the second books of this series .
EllieSewSweet More than 1 year ago
Olivia just signs off on divorce papers for a marriage that should never have happened. Her ex, Deacon, as controlling and manipulative as he is, ends up cheating on her in her own bed! Olivia packs up and returns to her hometown and to her best friend Pyper. As much as she is ready to start life over and live with Pyper who has always supported her in all ways, memories of why she left keep flooding her mind and dreams. The high school sweetheart she left behind, the terrible conversation she accidentally overheard that made her weak away from all the dreams of the life she thought they were starting together. As she settles in and dares to start dating again, she just couldn't imagine she would run into him...literally. Luke, her first love, the boy she was supposed to go off to college with, who broke her heart and set in motion the start of all the terrible mistakes Olivia ends up making.  He has to set things right. He wants to explain what really happened those seven years ago, the day Oivia ran away, what she misunderstood. Will Olivia give him that chance. Is she anywhere near ready to open up her heart again especially to Luke who broke her heart so long ago? And will the rest of her past stay in the past, or will it also catch up with her just like Luke did?
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Not the best writing but certainly not the worst I've ever read. Seeing lack of contraction usage more and more. This does NOT make the dialogue sound sophisticated or mature, people, it just looks and sounds stilted. The killswitch to this novel for me is the abrupt cliffhanger ending. DESPISE this overused mechanism. Anyone else out there fed up with this pathetic ploy to get you to buy the next installment, be forewarned. Whatever happened to relying on real writing talent to sell books?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought the ending was a cheap shot! Wouldn't have read the book if I'd have known!