Lovely Lies

Lovely Lies

by Lashanta Charles




Makynzee has spent all of her life being dependent on people who've always disappointed her, especially her abusive mother. Everyone lies to her - her sister, her uncle, even her beloved father. When her mom strips her of her one true love, gymnastics, she's determined to find and maintain her independence. There's only one little She sets out to find a job as a dancer at a gentelman's club, but finds Kalil instead. With his looks, money, and charisma any woman would be crazy not to want him and Makynzee's no different. Falling for him fast she soon discovers some things just arent adding up and Kalil may not be the man she thought he was. He wants to be with her and provide for her, but can he protect her? When a love-struck fan becomes obsessed and begins attacking and stalking Makynzee she questions Kalil's ability to be her protector. Makynzee has no idea who he is, where he came from, or why he's here, but he's determined to have her even if that means eliminating everyone she knows and loves. By any means necessary, right? She belongs to him and he's claiming what's rightfully his, no matter the circumstances. When truths are revealed, they threaten to tear Makynzee's soul apart and chaos becomes her life. Will she be able to escape this temporary insanity or will she become a permanent victim?

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ISBN-13: 9780988709379
Publisher: Delphine Publications
Publication date: 05/21/2013
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.55(d)

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Lovely Lies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Free book from a African American Urban Fiction author. Can't beat that. Its for free on the Nook and Kindle! Happy reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read, can't wait for part 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a book that keeps your attention this book is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book it was very well written and put together can't wait for book 2!!!!
ReaderHolicTW More than 1 year ago
Wow! That is all! This book has it all LOVE, SUSPENSE, DRAMA, CULTURE and the list goes on. I spent a few nights up past my bedtime reading trying to find out whats going to happen next. I love all the characters, LaShanta made them all seem so real. I was so sad how the book ended, and I am too ready or the second book!!! Please hurry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book! I had a weird version with the comments from the person that edited it but other than that it was PHENOMINAL btw where is part 2? I love Mak and KKalil relationship, Mak and Jay friendship and I can relate to Mak and her mom's relationship! GOOD JOB
MsSunnshyne79 More than 1 year ago
What do you do when the truths that you based life decisions on being less than the truth. Lovely Lies opens up with truths but lies are revealed that would break most people. Mak proved that she is not an ordinary person by any means. She's a loving person who overcomes trials that would leave others quaking and wishing for the end. Mak persevered and looked beyond the superficial to find truths packaged in lies can be harmful but they do not define who you are or who you can become. Charles wrote a very thoughtful and well paced story that keeps you reading.
Shon_Bacon More than 1 year ago
A Satisfying Read What to do when it seems that everyone about you lies and no one gives you what you really need... love? This thought is at the heart of LaShanta Charles' debut novel, LOVELY LIES, a story that from the first sentence hits you with conflict, tension, and drama and pulls you through a story rife with pain, heartache, relationship drama, love, and danger for the main character, Makynzee. Makynzee seems to have lost everything when her mother rips the one thing she loves, gymnastics, from her grip. To make it on her own, Makynzee begins working as a dancer at a gentleman's club and there finds a man that can give her everything she needs, despite the fact that he's not as perfect as he appears. Her life becomes more complicated when one of her fans turns into a stalker and puts Makynzee's life in danger. Where can she turn? Who will protect her? Will she make it out of the ordeal with her life intact and love by her side? You can't help but to be drawn to Makynzee as Charles develops her well. She's a woman that many of probably know, at least in essence, and this is what drew me in to the story. It doesn't hurt that Charles does a solid job of providing the reader with a story with other complex characters, heightened drama, and twists that leave the reader unsure what will happen next. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Makynzee used to be one of the best around when it came to gymnastics. She was well-known for her freestyle performances and how flexible her body moved. Her future was bright and she loved and had a passion for gymnastics. Everything changed when her father suddenly passed away and Makynzee's mother kicked her sister out beginning the reign of anger, mental and physical violence by her mother. Tired of the abuse, Makynzee wanted out. Unfortunately the one thing she lacked was money. Securing a job at a strip club, the club’s owner, Kalil, has other plans for her. He is determined to make her his. Little does Makynzee know there is a secret that Kalil has been holding from her and it may just be the deciding factor if this couple will last the test of time. “Lovely Lies” by Lashanta Charles was a smooth read aside from some minor editing issues. The story had drama, spice, and secrets to keep readers wanting to know more. Where the story fell short was the many questions left unanswered that should have been made obvious and clear during the plot. There were simply too many questions and not enough answers to satisfy this reader. Reviewed by: LeonaR