You can’t trust anyone.
As Swan Pointe’s most famous gossip columnist, that motto has served me well. But I’m secretly tired of the gossip rag thing and planning to move on to greener pastures.
The last person I wanted sniffing out my secret was Dallas Huntington. Professional rival. Respectable investigative journalist.
Hot as sin.
His hotness wasn’t supposed to matter. He was supposed to be out of bounds.
But one little incident changed everything and I found out Dallas has a power I didn’t know about: the power to get me to open up to his touch, and even worse…
To open my heart.
I should’ve known, letting him in was a big mistake. That’s what I get for trusting him or anyone.
No matter how he makes me feel.
Now that I know he’s going after the same promotion I am, there’s no happy ending.
Or is there?
BEAUTIFUL LIES is a 14,000-word, enemies-to-lovers standalone novella related to the Beautiful Rivers series. It features a spunky gossip columnist, a sexy reporter, and a life-altering elevator ride.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a great quick read. I have to say to was by far my favorite out of the Beautiful Rivers series. I loved the elevator scene. That was epic!
Jordyn White has created such a heartfelt yet romantic novella. Rita is a small town gossip columnist who has learned nobody can be trusted, Dallas is an investigative journalist who is ready to break down Rita's walls and win her heart. Full of heartache, misunderstandings, anger, doubts, tears, hope, trust, passion, and love. Readers will fall in love with Dallas and Rita as they begin to see Rita in a whole new light. I absolutely loved this short story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The good storyline and engaging characters captured my attention from the very first page and wouldn't let me go until the very last page was turned!
With Dallas as the "Rita Whisperer" I may have to change my name to Rita! OK, we can admit it, we didn't like Rita in the four earlier books in the Beautiful Rivers series. She's a gossip columnist, always stirring up trouble for our beloved Rivers family. But here in her own story, we get a glimpse behind the scenes, and quickly realize she's quite the sympathetic character after all. Realizing that she's burned a few bridges in Swan Pointe, Rita is looking to move up in the company by trying for a promotion at a conference in Idaho. Also attending is her office nemesis, Dallas, the too-gorgeous-to-be-true investigative journalist who just seems to push all her snarky buttons. But a stalled elevator containing just the two of them and Rita's deathly fear of elevators ends up pushing buttons of an entirely different sort, leaving these two wondering just where that incendiary chemistry is coming from and, more to the point, what they're going to do about it. This is a witty, intelligent look at an enemies-to-lovers romance that has both characters rethinking every aspect of their lives. Each is at a crossroads in life, and the only question is whether they can get their individual paths to cross each other's or, better yet, merge into one. When Rita lets her guard down we see a beautiful soul inside, one that is perfectly matched with the delectable Dallas. There are plenty of bumps along the way due to their default setting being set on Compete and Conquer, but that only makes their eventual HEA all the sweeter for it. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.