Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie

by Ashley Stoyanoff

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Two Truths and a Lie by Ashley Stoyanoff

One year ago, I became a missing person. I left everything behind-family, friends, school. It seemed like a good idea at the time. My only option, really, until I realized running from a police officer isn't as easy as I thought it would be.

It's been exactly three-hundred and sixty-five days since I left home, but I'm finally ready to take the step I should have taken a year ago. I'm done hiding. I'm done running. I'm going to take my life back.

It was supposed to be easy. A meeting with Jason Pierce, a private investigator, was set up for me. All I had to do was go to him, let him do his thing, and then I could go home, or so I thought.

That is, until I met Jason and things got ... complicated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927806098
Publisher: Ashley Stoyanoff Books
Publication date: 02/28/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Two Truths and a Lie 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Heavenly_Good_Books More than 1 year ago
I have been given an ARC copy by the author for an honest review. 5 AMAZING STARS. This book is seriously amazing. Everyone who knows me or follows me here, twitter or FB, just knows that I am a huge fan of Ashley’s books. And she didn’t disappoint me. No shock here. With every single book she is just getting better and better. I loved Soul’s Mark series, I adored and was fangirling over Aidan from Deadly Pack Trilogy, but let me tell you that: they were good, but this? This is PERFECTION for me. She hit the right spots for me. My Thoughts: In the story we meet Elena Reed. A girl, who suddenly decides to run away from home and was hiding for a year. On her 21st Birthday she decides to get help in claiming her life back. She wants to go home and she wants to stop running. So she sits in a shady bar waiting for her helper. And there she meets Jason Pierce. Handsome, confident and quick with snarky comments private investigator. But as always not everything is going according to plan. He thinks she is looking for fun, she calls him names, she runs, he chases her. Yep. Loved those scenes. I liked Elena from the first page. She was shy, nervous and so scared, but from the beginning you can observe how she is maturing and becoming strong, confident and stubborn woman. My heart broke when she finally told her story. At the beginning I was sure she was a witness of a murder, but noooo…Ashley had to do something more heart clenching! And she did it amazingly. Jason…oh my Jason…he is handsome, confident and sweet. He is a private investigator together with his friends, Wes and Vance, who are just as funny as he is. I just love that he has that protectiveness and possessiveness over Elena (I am hundred 100% sure Ashley meant to call the main character Ewelina, but there must be a typo :P ). He knows what he wants and once he wants it, he is going after it. But what I love the most about him? He has his own problems. He is not perfect and untouched by world ugliness. Both are not. And that’s why this book is so amazing. This book made me smile, laugh, pant and cry a bit. It’s not ugly crier, but sometimes you don’t need death or sickness to cry. And oh. Best scene? Wes. Elena. Hotel room, Taser. Jason. – crying from laughter, barely breathing because of that. Snorting, while laughing. Yeah. Love that Scene! :D
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
Amazing Read From Start To Finish!! The Review:  I enjoyed this read so much. It was exciting, fun, steamy and thrilling. It starts off with a bit of action and it just keeps right on going with a solid, heartfelt story line, fantastic characters and wonderful dialogue, all with a side of angsts! I loved it from beginning to end! Story/Characters...  Elena Reed has been on the run for a long time. There’s a very real threat that’s following her and keeping her from staying in any one place for too long. But she’s tired of running and has decided to seek out help and try and fight to get back to a home she’s not seen in over a year. Jason Peirce is a private investigator, who has major trust issues when it comes to his father. So when the shy, beautiful, vulnerable Elena shows up looking for help, sent by his father, he can’t help but believe it’s another set up. But as Jason and Elena dig deeper into Elena’s problem, he finds he’s worrying less about trust and more about Elena’s well being. Told in duel POV’s, this story was intense but sweet, with a really big helping of romance. We get inside Elena’s head and find out what her life has been like over the past year and it’s heartbreaking. Running, being scared and not being able to find the help she so desperately needed wore her down. And when she started to fall in love with Jason, it was hesitant but all consuming. I loved her character. She was timid and on edge but she certainly had reason to be. And even with all this happening around her, she still had spark and a lust for life. Peace and safety were things that had been chased away by this threat that constantly loomed over her life and when Jason takes her case, she’s able to breath and relax and we see a playful, sweet side to her. Jason was yummy! He was hot, intense, sincere and also playful. Right from the start he saw Elena as someone he needed to help. And it was an instant attraction even with the bouts of mistrust. He and his partners, Wes and Vance, made an amazing team and I loved whenever they were in a scene together because they were more like family and brothers than partners. And lets not forget about the sexy, swoon-worthy passion between Jason and Elena. The author totally brings the steam for these two. Wow! The Wrap Up:  Everything about this read was great. From beginning to end I was captivated by the amazing writing and exciting story. The characters were relatable and fun to read. This is the first book in this series and it’s definitely a winner. The next book will be about another set of characters and I can’t wait for Vance's story!
TracyG-1 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Great new series that had a lil bit of everything!! It had action, deceit, deception, intrigue, suspense, dirty cops, romance, redemption, and the list goes on.... I loved Jason!  He is one sexy hero!  He can rescue me at any time.  Elena is such a doll.  She's had so much happen in the past year, I am surprised she can even trust anyone.  So glad to see Jason take the time to get to know what Elena truly needed and trusts her.  The storyline was great, the characters so well developed and easy to become invested in and their dialogue drew me in. All in all a great read and can not wait to read book 2 and 3!  This series is going to rock! So.... Would I recommend this book? Yes  Would I read more from this author? Yes (need to find out what is up for Vance and Wes next!) 5-Bombs Reviewed by Tammy
Cherri-Anne More than 1 year ago
Two Truths and NO lying here! 5 stars What a great story!!  I thoroughly enjoyed it!  So much so in fact that I started it AND finished it all in ONE DAY!  Even thought it was different than what I was expecting – a paranormal story (that is how I found Ashley in the first place!) – I was completely captivated by it.  It is almost a “sleeper” kind of story meaning that even though there is a LOT going on, at the same time there isn’t.  It is a sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat-while-relaxing type of awesome read!  You will just have to read the book to understand what I mean.  I don’t want to give too much away and ruin the magic of this story!  I have read books that are told in the first person, second person, third person and every combination in between.  Some of them work, but a lot of them are very confusing.  That is NOT the case with Two Truths and a Lie!  In fact, Ashley does a fantastic job telling the story from both Elena & Jason’s point of views!  I am convinced that this is one of the main reasons that this was such an engrossing story.  I was actually surprised, even though I shouldn’t have been, but I was, with just how quickly I was sucked into the story!  I love how you know enough to follow the story, but not too much too overload you or even ruin the magic of the story, and the hints are done so well that they keep you reading to find out the whole story – Elena’s, Jason’s AND the rest of the book!  So many twists and turns that I didn’t see coming!  But of course, if I did then it wouldn’t have been such a great book!  LOL  I was SHOCKED when I found out just WHY Elena ran in the first place!  I loved how even though Elena is done running, she is still so scared and doesn’t know who to trust.  She doesn’t fall easily into the trust either and makes everyone work hard to earn and KEEP that trust!  That was one point that I loved because it made it feel more real.  Everything done felt real!  Almost to the point that you wondered if this was in fact a fiction novel or not!  It is, by the way! ¿  I cannot wait to read more in this series and see where Ashley is going to take them while still keeping them fresh and exciting!  Based on this book, I am thoroughly convinced that they will exactly be just that!!
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
Elena Reed is on the run from her "fiance" officer Lawrence Peck and has been hiding for the past year. She is tired of running and wants to go home, so a man who has befriended her, Mr. Chapman, sets up a meeting for her with a PI, Jason Pierce, who he knows can straighten out Elena's problems. Jason is partners with Wes and Vance in PRG investigations. She is to meet Jason in a bar but when she sees him there, he doesn't know who she is. She gets mad and storms out, and since he thinks she was just looking for some fun he lets her go. He realizes he had the wrong idea and goes after her. Right away, Two Truths and a Lie promises to be captivating. It does not disappoint. I LOVED this book. It was very hard for me to put down. The writing was fantastic and the characters! The characters were wonderfully written. I had to like Elena's determination to protect her loved ones even if it meant she had to leave them all. While Jason started out being a bit of a jerk, he turned out to be a very competent and focused investigator who would not stop digging until he resolved Elena's case. Their attraction for each other did complicate things for them but made the story even more of a page turner. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book. It bumped my last "best book ever" and is now number one on my list.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most engaging romantic suspense novels I’ve read this year.  It has all of the angst of the NA genre while still remaining approachable to adult readers.  Combine this with the action and suspense that one would expect from a romantic suspense and you have a real winner.  The plot was fast paced and gripping, without racing to a predictable conclusion.  The twists and turns along the way kept me on my toes without ever throwing anything at me out of left field.   They say a picture speaks louder than a thousand words and the picture painted by the body language in this novel tells you a million times more about the budding relationship between the main characters than any dialogue ever could.  Stoyanoff develops it so vividly that you can’t help but picture it.  It also gives a great deal of insight into these characters, what makes them tick, their intrinsic values, who they really are when the facades are all stripped away.  Combine this with the fact Stoyanoff writes in a 1st person narrative that draws you in and allows you to connect with the main characters from the first sentence.  Readers also get to experience both the hero & heroine’s perspectives, allowing us to experience both sides of the coin.  To top that all off, these were actually individuals that I enjoyed getting to know, and wanted to get closer to.  It was a fantastic experience.   This novel is definitely Stoyanoff’s best work to date.   I’m on pins and needles trying to imagine how the rest of the series will evolve.  I can’t wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. I love how you mixed it up, a little drama, a little mystery and my favorite...romance. Nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspense and love...great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wished it was longer but still a great read
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
A definite 5!! This book had just the right ingredients to make it a "can't put down"... Enough of the spoilers who have to re-write it, suffice it to say that you will sit as long as it takes to finish the final chapter... In 9 out of 10 books I can see the conclusion well before the end but in the case of Jason and Elena that was not the case... Elena was a runaway but you didn't find out why right away... Jason hadn't spoken to his father for five years but you didn't learn why until the time was right... This is book 1 of three and Book 2 is also riveting... I read book 1 and 2 out of order so don't make that mistake.. Great READ!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the story...decent read
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Great series start
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Two truths and a lie, is an excellent book. Charavterd mesh so well together. Scenes were heartwarming. Love the taser scene. Can't wsit to read next book Piper..
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