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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Liar by Stephanie St. Klaire - Feature and Review

Today we are celebrating the release of LIAR by Stephanie St. Klaire! This is a Faux-mance novel you will not want to put down! You can purchase it now for only $2.99 or read it for FREE in KindleUnlimited!

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LIAR by Stephanie St. Klaire



Fake it until you make it. That was the mantra Cori Dash chanted as she chased a big city dream. The more you tell people you’re on top of the world, the more they believe it – just like they believed the embellished image she sold them with her knock off designer facade. It wasn’t lying if the truth stood somewhere in the middle – and she didn’t get caught.

Dominic Blackthorne owned half of that big city…and a reputation. Rather than dispel rumors or show the world the real Nick, he let his own fake image run free. Until Cori Dash – the only person who told him exactly how it was, even if it stung.

When Cori is faced with her ex-fiance, now engaged to her ex-best friend, it’s game on. In her boldest move yet, she concocts her biggest lie to date by introducing the first handsome stranger that walks by as her new fiancé. Happy to play the part, Nick is already planning the fake wedding of her dreams.

You know what they say about lying – the truth always comes out – and it hurts. Especially when Cori finds out she isn’t the biggest Liar in this game, and she’s been out played.



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Liar (A Faux-Mance Novel, #1)Liar by Stephanie St. Klaire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Liar by Stephanie St. Klaire is a 2018 SSK Group publication.

Whimsical, cute, funny, and utterly charming!!

Cori Dash is a dynamo! She’s been through quite a lot in her life, but she’ determined to pursue her dreams and achieve her goals.

But, when she spots her ex-fiance with her ex- best friend at a planned event, she can’t stand the thought of enduring their gloating, pompousness. So, she grabs the first guy who happens by and introduces him as her fiancé. She made the right choice, it would seem, as this stranger quickly caught on, making the bizarre exchange quite believable. To thank him for being such a good sport, Cori buys him a drink, and then proceeds to talk WAY too much about her boss whom has yet to lay eyes on, and his horrible reputation.

Nick Blackthorne is richer than God. He knows he has a reputation, but after Cori Dash described it to him, it woke him up a little. Now he is determined to help her have the last laugh about being dumped by her fiancé for her best friend. To that end, Cori and Nick continue to pretend they are engaged. It’s fun, and glamorous, and quite heady for Cori. But, Nick takes Cori by surprise as she discovers he is nothing at all like his notorious reputation- but what happens when the ruse ends, and they must stage a ‘break-up’?

This trope has been done many times, in countless ways, but this may be one of the most romantic ‘fake engagement’ stories I’ve read in years. I am not familiar with this author, but after reading this short story/novella I’m feeling very motivated about trying out her other books.

The story is very light, despite Cori’s background, which is sad and infuriating. She’s a real pistol and I just loved her spunk. Nick… OMG. He’s a bit understated at times, but boy is he thoughtful, and sweet. He may be just a tiny bit stodgy on occasion, but he did crawl under Cori’s skin and mine too. The secondary characters add angst and charm to the story, especially those who help Cori in both good and bad times.

Novellas are hit and miss with me, as I have stated many times, but this one is fleshed out quite nicely and a true delight to read. It was a real mood enhancer and would be the perfect lunch break escape!!


  Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing. When she’s not tossing around gritty crime show inspired serial killers and diabolical bad guys, she likes to make people pee their pants a little with a good romcom. Sometimes, her worlds collide, and she writes really funny stuff right before she kills people off on the pages! She loves murder and mayhem as much as a good laugh and HEA! That’s why she’s a die-hard Hallmark junky but loves her gritty crime shows – balance! Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages. Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, how often she really eats taco’s, and to keep up with her work.

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