Picture Perfect Lie by Marquita Valentine
Publication Date: March 25th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
All Campbell Faircloth wanted was a safe place to call home.
All Knight King wanted was to leave his hometown behind.
I never expected to end up in Castle Beach, surrounded by a family who believes that I’m not only their brother’s wife, but the mother of his infant daughter.
I can’t tell them the truth—Knight and I met only three days earlier, during a layover in Atlanta.
He was headed out to fight in a war that hardly anyone talked about anymore, and I was headed back home to a family who pretended that I didn’t exist.
He helped me with my baby.
He kept us safe while we slept.
We shared lunch and dinner… and I spilled all my secrets to him.
Then he gave me an address, along with an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Six months later he’s back to bury his brother, and my lie is about to be exposed.
Only Knight doesn’t say a word.
He goes along with the charade, and each day we spend together, pretending to be husband and wife, it’s getting harder and harder not to believe in our lie.
Could our picture perfect lie turn into a picture perfect forever?
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ALTHOUGH I HAD SWORN to never be a woman who needs a man—well, to never be that woman again, I find myself being led by Knight and following him like he’s leading us to the Promised Land.
“Free food, free hot shower… and my company,” he says as we walk to the USO Lounge.
“What else can you ask for during an ice storm?” On second thought, maybe he is leading me to the land of soft beds and all the food I can eat.
“There’s something I didn’t tell you,” he says, stopping short of the entrance. Unease scuttles through me.
“What’s that?” I hold Hazel closer to me, breathing in her baby scent like it’s a talisman that can protect us.
“They think we’re married.”
About the Author:
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.
Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).
When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.
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I love it. Such an adorable, sweet and sexy read with feel good moments, low angst and that some people are meant to be.
After Campbell Faircloth “apparently” lied that she was being abused by her ex-husband, she goes out to Hollywood to get her big break. But now she is coming back home with her tail tucked between her legs.
As she is in a bit of a pickle.
With no money, no job and sweet little Hazel in tow and although Hazel is the best thing that could have happened to her, her stuck up parents see it differently. Very differently. Either leave her child to be adopted by her parents or be kicked out. Luckily enough an act of kindness offered to her at the airport is to become her plan B.
I like Campbell (although the name not so much) it reminds me of the soup. She is strong and wants to do right by her child even if she has to rely on others she finally gets it all together. She blossoms in Castle Bay.
Knight King left Castle Bay at the age of 18 to join the army to escape from the name, the gossip and the past. He is still running but the running is soon to come to an end. Although he misses his family and with what happened with his brother he still finds it difficult to go back home.
Knight is solid and he tries to fix everyone. He has white knight syndrome. He is giving, caring and is the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. But at the same time he is alpha with a soft side and he takes to Hazel like a duck to water.
Knight in his shining armour comes to the rescue when he sees Campbell at the end of her rope. He decides to help her by saying that they are married and giving her the support that she desperately needs and wants. They have chemistry but strike up a friendship first.
Although these two don’t really spend that much time with one another. Lunch, dinner and a night at the airport they facetime and write to one another when Knight is overseas. I loved how they met and what Knight did even if he has the white knight syndrome. Everyone implies that they are married so they don’t correct that small truth.
It was refreshing to see that they built a connection and that they really got to know one another before we went over to them knocking boots.
I docked a star because the depth to what happened to Knight’s Dad & brother was somewhat flimsy in my opinion. That most certainly needed to be fleshed out more.
A fantastic start to a series I can’t wait to read more about all of Blackbeard’s descendants the Kings of Castle Bay. Be it Quinn, Deacon, Duke or Barron. Yep the Mum had a thing for names based on royalty.