The Lies I've Told (By The Bay, #3)

The Lies I've Told (By The Bay, #3)

by J.L. Berg
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The Lies I've Told (By The Bay, #3) by J.L. Berg

From USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg comes a sexy new stand-alone about how a single night can change your entire life.

Everything was going according to plan...

After years of working my way up the corporate ladder, it was finally my time to shine. I was about to receive the promotion of a lifetime.

But just like that, my life was destroyed with a single career crushing email.

Now, I am headed back home to North Carolina, under the ruse of an extended vacation to help run the family inn while my sister is on maternity leave. After all, what is family for? Plus, a few days at the beach could definitely help uncomplicate this crazy life of mine.

Enter Aiden Fisher.

Aiden is a guest at my sister's inn. He's wicked hot, a huge flirt and has one of the sexiest British accents I've ever heard. But beyond all that, I see a darkness in his soul, as if he's carrying a great weight upon his shoulders.

I find myself pushing back my trip home to Florida in hopes that maybe I'll look into those hazel brown eyes and finally see truth shining back instead of lies. That maybe he'll stop running and tell me the truth for once.  

But you know what they say about liars? It takes one to know one and I've been telling the biggest lie of all – I've fallen hopelessly in love with Aiden.

And isn't that the scariest truth of all?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155394433
Publisher: JL Berg, LLC
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Series: By The Bay , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,532
File size: 412 KB

About the Author

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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The Lies I've Told (By The Bay, #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bbarneybooks28 11 days ago
Based on the title of the newest book in J.L. Berg’s By the Bay series, I knew that I was heading into an emotionally charged journey - one that would take time to understand the main characters’ respective pasts and what their hidden truths and their concealed secrets would mean in the present and if any kind of future could be built between them when it’s unclear if they truly know one another given the lies they’ve not only told to others but perhaps even believe themselves. Millie McIntyre and Aiden Fisher clearly have one thing in common from the start; instead of facing their problems head-on, they run away, which allows them to almost forget about the very reasons that sent them running in the first place…But, as their lies seem to compound, creating a deeper hole that could bury them, they’re so focused on staying ahead of the truth that when the lies are finally revealed, there’s nowhere to hide, which means that anything that was created under false pretenses has the ability to do irrevocable damage to Millie and Aiden’s head and heart. I’m always interested in learning the whys when it comes to characters’ desires to move away from their hometown as soon as possible; Millie’s desire to be part of the fashion world is her reason for the abrupt departure, but the fact that she comes back home to escape the ‘reality’ of everything that happened to her down in Florida speaks to the fact that coming home again might just be her best decision. Like Millie’s initial reaction, Aiden Fisher intrigued me from the moment he was introduced; there’s just nothing like a handsome man with a sexy British accent, but beneath Aiden’s attractive physique is a man who seems to have the weight of the world on his shoulders - a pressure that creates a darkness around him, but until he’s ready to face the truth, his lies will continue to prevent him from moving forward and perhaps finding something worthwhile with Millie. The small island town of Ocracoke, North Carolina, is the perfect place for Millie and Aiden to run because it has a comforting calmness to it, which is a need for both of them given the chaos that is swirling around in their heads. The Lies I’ve Told is a sweet and sexy romance that has Berg’s signature emotional feel in it. Try as they might, Millie nor Aiden can fight their attraction to each other, so while they attempt to keep their defenses up and hold onto their insecurities, the passion that is just beneath the surface as well as the desire to bare all of their sins and lies to each other is what will have them going all in because even if what’s revealed destroys what they’re building, at least they stopped running from the truth for once in their life. 4.5 Poison Apples
wifetoalineman02 12 days ago
It is an emotional book to read Relationship builds with secret and illicit affairs will not last. Destiny will help you to heal and loved again. This book is emotional. You might need a Kleenex. It is a fun book to read as well with family ties so closed especially with sisters. It is a beautiful book of dreams but heart aches. They say if you loved someone, set them free and if comes back, then it is meant to be. This book is about it. I enjoyed reading the series.
BecsL 12 days ago
J.L. Berg delivers another fantastic small-town romance with Millie and Aiden’s story in The Lies I’ve Told! This novel felt somehow different from the previous books in the series, and yet Aiden and Millie fit perfectly within the world J.L. Berg has created. Forced to find refuge By the Bay, this couple comes together just as their respective worlds are falling apart. As Aiden and Millie’s mutual attraction sparks into something more, I found myself immediately invested in the unspoken, yet significant, connection between them. I’ve been anxious to get my hands on Millie’s story ever since The Choices I’ve Made. She was enchanting, vibrant, and funny and I was wholly intrigued by the seemingly fearless fashionista who had left small-town life behind. J.L. Berg definitely didn’t disappoint, serving up one seriously sassy and incredibly lovable heroine. Over the course of this story, J.L. Berg carefully unraveled Millie, exposing the woman beneath the designer labels and letting readers see every flaw and vulnerability that made Millie so surprisingly relatable. Aiden was unexpected, to say the least. He was charismatic and polished with a mysterious edge that ensured I was completely captivated. As the story progressed and Aiden opened himself up to Millie, I found myself falling hard and fast for the damaged hero with a big secret. J.L. Berg allowed the pieces of Aiden’s past to fall into place with expert precision, thoughtfully revealing the depth of this character with each passing page. Every bit the artist, Aiden experienced things with an intensity that demanded to be felt by the reader. Aiden and Millie’s story is a whirlwind romance, and it was paced to be enjoyed as such. Once I started, I couldn’t help but keep reading, lost in the witty banter, electric chemistry, and inexplicable connection that made this book so special. I adored getting to see more of Jake, Molly, Dean, and Cora as they continued living out their happily ever afters. J.L. Berg brilliantly depicts life By the Bay, her effortless prose and colorful imagery instantly transported me right back to Ocracoke. Brimming with sparkling dialogue, sizzling tension, and heartfelt emotion, The Lies I’ve Told is another can’t-miss-romance from J.L. Berg!
Hershey07 14 days ago
J.L. Berg continues to blow me away! I have been a fan of this series from the very first book. Each book is a standalone, and each one has distinct characters and distinct storylines. I met Millie throughout the first two books. It’s amazing how I had one impression about her, and I discovered I didn’t know a thing about her. She seems to have it all, a great life and a great career. In the blink of an eye, all of that changes and she returns to her island home in NC. Like Millie, Aiden seems to be living his dream, and in one moment, his life as he knows is turned completely upside down. Unlike Millie, he is facing a much harder road in the future. These two strangers would probably have never met if fate hadn’t stepped in to bring them together. Both are hurt and in pain and reach out to each other to find comfort, but what they discover is much deeper. The title for the book is spot on. It aptly describes exactly what the book is all about. Each is keeping a secret from one another, and to a certain extent, they are lying to themselves. However, as emotional and heartbreaking as the book is at times, it is also an incredibly beautiful love story. Both characters also discover important things about themselves as they get to know one another. As always, Berg strikes the perfect balance between steam and sweetness. The chemistry and connection between Millie and Aiden jumps off the pages of the book instantly. It is a romance that will curl your toes and also leave you with a fuller heart, and that is what makes J.L. Berg so special. That is what always brings me back to her time and time again!!!!
Linda33 14 days ago
WOW!!! That’s the first word I can think of! Why I’ve never read anything by J.L. Berg before is beyond me! This story was so, so perfect. I loved every word that was written. The Lies I’ve Told is a stand-alone in A By the Bay series. It tells the story of Aiden and Millie. It shows how two crushed and hurting souls find themselves in each other. There’s something about those Brits! I love the accents! It’s almosf as if they could say anything and it would sound sexy!! My heart hurt for Aiden. I wanted to love and cuddle him yet scream and smack him! His fears and struggles were so justified. He just needed to take that chance, with Millie. Millie, she just had her whole world shifted. Having lived her adult life in a fast paced, fashion world, she as quite an adjustment going to her childhood home on a sweet, quiet island. I beloved she handled it much better than expected. I would have been a mess!! After reading, I found out that a few side characters already had their own novel. I will defiantly be catching up and reading those!
ANA RITA CLEMENTE 14 days ago
Dayum.... I was so mad the day this book arrived. But don't get this the wrong way. I was mad with other things and let me just say that when I saw this cover I was instantly hooked. Lol. No more sadness... But hey... How could it? That V is my undoing. J. L. Berg had managed to stole my heart with her precious books and I was beyond happy to read a new book. Her writing is beautiful, sweet and heartfelt with a few bumps on the road... get ready... The Lies I've Told is her latest release and it's the third book from the By The Bay series. But let me give you an advise. Despite all books are standalones you should read all books in order... Go for it... This book explores the lifes of Millie and Aiden. Finally Millie has her own book... I was super anxious for it and it made my day. Millie, if you had read the other books, is always helping others. She keeps losing opportunities in order to keep others happy but she has her owns dreams. Since she was a kid she wanted to design clothes but, like I said, she prefers to help others and not pursuing her dream. When she sets her mind on going for it.... Aiden after years of struggle made a name for himself. Being a stone carver isn't easy but he made it but with fame... These two are something else. Instead of facing their problems they run. It's easier to do so instead of fighting for it... But can they face their problems? I'm not saying much... I can't... I can't spoil. This book, just like the others from this series, is amazing. Is stunning... The plot is intense, super engaging and powerful, with so many problems and feelings in between. I'm still shaking... Things were happening in a way that I wanted to slap someone. I wanted to cry... Why did they had to suffer so much? But I loved it. This book presented us with love and loss, happiness and sadness, heartache and loneliness. So many things all at once. These two share an amazing chemistry but not everything is a bed of roses. I'm stunned about this one and I didn't want it to end... Oh J. L. I'm at a loss for words... How can I explain what I'm feeling? Can't wait for the next one... I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
carvanz 15 days ago
Oh my heart!!! This was such an amazing, beautiful, heart wrenching read! I absolutely loved every single moment of it! Millie gave up on her dreams in order to help push others toward their aspirations. In the process, she’s lost so much of herself and what she truly wants. She returns home to Ocracoke broken in a way she never would have imagined. Aiden has been given news that will alter his future. Living in New York, he’s tried to honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating his life to his talent, a talent that in his mind, is not his own. When he returns to Ocracoke to replace the destroyed memorial he had carved for the town, he’s really just running away. He’s never felt fully whole due to his past, but now he is completely broken and lost. Bidding his time until the inevitable, the last thing he expected was Millie. Together they begin to let go of their fears and open to one another and in the process perhaps find what they each truly want out of life. This couple absolutely stole my heart! I loved that they each supported the other and encouraged them to reach further than they ever had before. Than either of them ever imagined. This is a story rich in emotion and steeped among all the insecurities is the foundation of love. It is laced with humor, infused with passion, and perfection is its name. It will touch your heart and leave you wrecked but in the very best possible way.
Anonymous 15 days ago
J.L. Berg is destroying me piece by piece with this series. The books in this series keep getting better and better and more heart wrenching. I was not expecting this book to hit me the way it did. Aiden and Millie will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. This book was fun at times, sexy, and soul searcing. Berg did a great job writing this story it was beautifully written. My words won't do this book justice. Buy a copy and read it. I promise it is worth it.