Saturday, April 18, 2015

Two Truths and a Lie by Ashley Stoyanoff {ARC Review}

Two Truths and a Lie (PRG Investigations #1)
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.

Let me start by saying that Two Truths and a Lie had a lot of potential... A woman on the run and a private investigator... Yes, please! Unfortunately, though I did enjoy it, it didn't exactly live up to my expectations.

Elena has been on the run for the past year and she's tired of it. She wants to deal with the threat once and for all and go home. So when Mr. Chapman, a man who has been helping her for the past few months, sends her to meet with a private investigator, she thinks it just might be a step in the right direction.

Jason comes off as a total jerk in the beginning, but after some explanation I can see where he's coming from. Having been set up in the past, he's not really sure if he can trust Elena but decides that he needs to help her anyway.

Jason and his friends are really what made this book worth reading. Jason definitely has alpha potential with his possessiveness and protectiveness towards Elena but he knew how to joke around and have fun too... And his partner, Wes? I can't wait for his book!

The story itself was pretty fast paced and there were some twists and turns that I definitely didn't see coming but I never really felt that the threat against Elena was quite as serious as she made it out to be. I think if there was a little more suspense, a little more interaction with the villain, and definitely more at the end, I would have enjoyed it a lot more.

Overall, it was a quick and easy read that held my attention but it's not something that I'd re-read in the future.

Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Two Truths and a Lie in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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