Title: Buried in Lies
Author: T.L. Smith
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: January 23, 2018
His lips told me he knew me.
His hands touched like old lovers.
His eyes held secrets of a past I’d never known.
I was lost you see.
Lost as the flowers that grew in the meadow.
The devil told me he knew me.
But lies had a way of unraveling, even if we didn’t want them to.
The devil had a trick, for his love was full of acid. Acid that burnt at every touch, every linger, and I let it burn all the way to my core.
A devil made you sin. And my devil was the worst.
But now that devil wanted my last kiss, and it wasn't one I was willing to give.
He could take the acid and leave the burn behind.
I was keeping my heart, even if I died trying.
Good heavens, I don't even know what to say about this book, other than when you read this (and honestly, why wouldn't you read it?) just empty your mind of any preconceived ideas you might have based on the synopsis, because by the time you get to the end of the book, you won't even know what hit you. There are three main characters: Syler, his sister Toska and Jaya. All three are broken in their own ways, and the interactions between them had me feeling equally drained and somehow cringey at the same time. It's been a minute or 10 since I've read a T.L. Smith book and I let my guard down, but I've since learned my lesson when it comes to a new title by Ms. Smith and I vow to make sure I've blocked an appropriate amount of time in order to restore my mental faculties after finishing her books. Would I recommend this book? Absolutely! But only if you're already familiar with her work, because she's somehow managed to take this story a step further into the land of insanity.