Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Liar, Liar
AUTHOR: T.A. Moore
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 216 Pages
RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2017
Just another day at the office.
For some people that means spreadsheets, and for others it’s stitching endless hems. For Jacob Archer a day at the office is stealing proprietary information from a bioengineering firm for a paranoid software billionaire. He’s a liar and a thief, parlaying a glib tongue and a facile conscience into a lucrative career. He just has one rule—never get involved with a mark.
Well, had one rule. To be fair, though, Simon Ramsey is dark, dangerous, and has shoulders like a Greek statue. Besides, it’s not as though Jacob’s even really stealing from Simon… just his boss and his brother-in-law. Simon didn’t buy that excuse either after he caught Jacob breaking into the company’s computer network.
That would have been that—one messy breakup, one ticket to Bali booked—but it turns out that the stolen information is worth more than Jacob thought. With his life—and his ribs—threatened, Jacob needs Simon to help him out. Or maybe he just needs Simon.
This is my first experience with T.A. Moore as a writer and I LOVED THIS STORY. Which is weird because this is not what I would normally read and this was not the story I was expecting from the blurb.
Liar, Liar was very well written and was a very cohesive story. The plot was reliant on the relationships and the relationships were heavily reliant on the characters and their development. It all worked together to produce this tense yet oddly calm story. I was sucked in and held captive until the end needing to know who did what and why.
But the thing I loved the most about this story were the characters and the way they were not at all what I thought they would be and they continued to change up until the very end. I was prepared for Jacob to be hard to like or flippant, and while he was very immature and self centered on the surface, Jacob ended up being the most real character in the story. He may have been a liar and a thief, but he was oddly self assured without being arrogant and completely honest with who he was even when it was easier to pretend to be someone else. I was not prepared for Jacob to really be the strongest character. I was also not prepared for Simon to have so much depth and be so utterly broken. He had issues I didn’t see coming but were glad for because it took the sting out of his harsh treatment of Jacob. Together these men were a messy mess of epic proportions, but they were so perfect together that I was stunned as to how eager I was for their happy ending.
And their ending was PERFECT for them and this story because it was not perfect. It was the beginning of their story really. It was an admission that they both needed work and they wanted that to happen together.
I highly recommend this story to everyone in the mood for something tense, action packed, and oddly romantic.