Thursday, November 14, 2013

LIE TO ME (Redemption #1) by Chloe Cox ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway


Title – LIE TO ME, Redemption #1

Author – Chloe Cox

Genre – NA/Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date – November 7, 2013


The man who saved her is also the man who destroyed her… or is he?

Seven years ago, I decided I wanted to be a fighter. Marcus Roma showed me how.

Six years ago, my parents died in a car accident. Marcus Roma picked me up off the ground and held me until I could stand on my own two feet.

Five years ago, I fell in love with him.

And then Marcus Roma disappeared. No warning. No explanation. Just gone.

Yesterday, he came back.

And now I have to decide who’s telling the truth, and who’s lying. Who wants something from me, and who wants…


If I guess wrong, I could lose everything. I need to think clearly. But Marcus makes that impossible. Marcus makes me weak. Marcus makes me want, in a way I’ve never felt before.

Marcus Roma will make me fall. The only question is—will he be there to catch me this time?

LIE TO ME is a new adult / adult contemporary romance novel about truth, lies, and redemption. It is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


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I am so angry I can barely see, and I want him so badly it actually, physically hurts. Like the absence of him inside me aches.

I’m pulling at his shirt now, twisting it, and Marcus’s fingers are digging into my waist, pushing under the waistband of my shorts, almost like they have a mind of their own. They must, because Marcus himself is rock solid and rigid, his body riddled with tension, his muscles working with restraint.

“Lo,” he whispers, shaking his head.

“I don’t want to have to think about this anymore,” I say. “Please just help me to feel something else. Please.”

His thumb sweeps along the inside of my waistband, coming around the front, dipping low so that I shudder, even while the muscles in his shoulders pop and it looks like he’s struggling.

I want to scream.

I do.

I rip at his shirt; I go for the buttons on his jeans. I say, “I don’t want to be scared of being broken forever because you fucking broke me…”

I think he’s about to snap and finally take me when his hands move, lightning fast, and grab mine, pinning them to the table. Marcus is breathing heavy, his whole body hard and alive and pulsing between my legs as I sit on this stupid table, and when he looks at me, it’s with a fierce hunger.

“Not until you tell the truth,” he says. “Not until you say why.”

I know exactly what he means. He can still see through me.

“Because I hate that it’s you that does this to me,” I say. “Why does it have to be you? I hate that it’s you that makes me feel this. I hate you, Marcus, because I…”

Because I love him. But I can’t say it.

He’s leaning into me now, his head close to mine. He’s smelling me. I can feel his lips move along my jaw, my ear, my neck…

“Please don’t make me say the rest,” I say. “You already know the truth, you bastard.”

One hand moves to the back of my head, the other to my hip, and I can already feel the complete control he has over my body. Like he’s just deciding. Feeling it out, the way he does.

I hate him so much for making me love him.

“Marcus, I need you to—”

He doesn’t let me finish. With a growl, he threads his fingers through my hair and pulls my head back, his face hovering just above mine. For a beat his eyes pierce mine and I see what I feel echoed there: a wild need, a fierce, burning fever, the desperation of needing someone you can’t have.

And then when it happens, it happens all at once: his mouth crushing mine, his hand pushing into my shorts, beneath my underwear, his fingers sliding between my wet folds, and then his hand gripping me there. He stops for a moment, as though just wanting to establish ownership, and his tongue parts my lips savagely. I moan into his mouth and grapple at his shoulders, trying to get him to move, to just do it already, because I feel like I might burst, but he’s the one in control, and that drives me even higher. His other hand tightens its grip on my hair, and he takes what he wants, kissing me deeply until I yield to it, until I’m not thinking about anything at all.



ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book! Gosh, this book was a total tear jerker with so much angst and total hotness!!!! 

"Marcus is the man who made me into that old self, who lifted me up from the worst thing that had ever happened to me - right before he ruined me."

WOW!!! That pretty much sums it up!

Marcus Roma, a fighter, training for his biggest fight ever. He is still in high school. Harlow, also in high school, shows up at the gym where all the fighters train. Immediately, the boys believe she is there for one thing and one thing only ------ to catch her a fighter.......BUT Harlow, she just wants to learn how to fight. The moment she walked into the gym, Marcus knew she would be the end of him. This remarkable fighter takes Harlow into his world and teaches her how to become a fighter and so much more. Their relationship blossoms into something so freaking amazing.....until tragedy turns Harlow upside down. Marcus does everything in his power to bring back the girl he was so deeply in love with....but sometimes even when you do all that you can that still may not be enough.

When Marcus and Harlow were at the peak of their relationship, everything drastically changed.....Marcus up and leaves! No explanation, no goodbye.....Just left! Now, five years have passed and out of no where Marcus has returned. When Harlow runs into him on the street waiting for a bus...pure panic sets in......WHY? IS HE REAL? Then as he approaches, she realizes he is REAL!

"I barely got out five years ago, when he left, and I definitely wasn't the same afterwards. I can't do it again. But...The thing between us is alive, I swear to God. All that history, all those memories, and now this, this uniques awareness of the physical man in front of me, and the way my traitorous body responds: it's a living thing, whipping between us, drawing us closer, something blind and stupid, fierce and feral. It's choking me, making it hard to see straight, to remember all the reasons I have to be afraid for my heart. All I can see is that strong jaw, those huge shoulders, that tie dancing in the wind, water dripping down his face while he looks at me with those beautiful, sad eyes......"

But why is back? What does he want? Will Harlow get her answers?

This story is so freaking wonderful and sad all at the same time. A young girl who finds her first love, suffers from horrible tragedies and then is faced with the biggest obstacle of her life. The author takes us on this tragic journey of two people who fight so hard for each other and for the their own selves. And many times, as the reader, I was left feeling if these two people would ever get a freaking break! Every part of this book is written with such conviction and with so much heart and soul.

Beautiful job Chloe Cox!

*Reviewed by Kim


I love to tell stories. I especially love romance, only with all the good and sexy parts left in, and sometimes with a little kink, too. I cry at the dumbest commercials, I hide behind the nearest person during scary movies (and then make them tell me what’s going on), and I spend way too much money sending my friends gag gifts. (Amazon Prime free shipping is a dangerous, dangerous thing.)

So aside from feeling compelled to sit at my computer and make stuff up all day, I’m an otherwise normal gal navigating life, family, love and the rest. I am also a voracious, omnivorous reader, a disastrous cook (recipes are at best just suggestions), and the human who belongs to two bat%amp;! insane cats.


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  1. this book sounds good!! love your page!!

  2. Great review. Have this on the ever growing TBR list ... could someone find me more time to read? Sigh!

  3. thank you so much for the time you spend on the blog and for the giveaways. have a great evening.

  4. Has Chloe Cox put out a bad book? Yet another add to my TBR. Thanks for bringing us great books to check out.