“This book had me hooked at the first sentence. I have never read a plot quite like this one with so many unique twists and turns. I even shed a few tears for what this powerhouse of a female lead went through. Great read!” ~Audrey Carlan, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
All the Ugly Things, an all-new beautiful and emotional romance in the Love & Lies duet from Stacey Lynn is available now!
One night changed everything. In a single breath my entire future was ripped away.
Now I’m left simply trying to pick up the pieces. Endless nights waiting tables in hopes of keeping a single piece of the dream I left behind.
He came for pie with dark eyes and a cocky smile. But those eyes saw more than they should. Past my walls to all those secrets I’d long buried.
That should’ve been my first warning. I should’ve said no when he offered me a job too good to be true. But I said yes.
Slowly friendship sparked to something more. Stolen moments became an obsession neither of us could kick.
Hudson gave me more than I’d ever dreamed. So much of what I had lost. A home. A family.
I should’ve known it was all a beautiful lie. I should’ve known he’d only leave me with all the ugly things…
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5 Star Review!!!!OMG you guys! This story blew me away and its only book 1 of a duet!!! Oh this read was a slow burn for me! I could not for the life of me understand where this story was going. It took me way longer than it normally should to read through. I was confused, but there was an emotion that I could not pin point brewing. I was worried, I was not sure if I could get through this book. But something kept telling me this was more than I could anticipate. Lilly was more. All the Ugly Things brought a lot of tears. When I finally shut my brain off of figuring out where this story was going, I let Stacey take me there with her words. This was a different writing style. It was emotionally packed. I am telling you folks, you will not know what hits you! And it will come when you least expect it. As the first book of the duet unfolds, my heart breaks a little more. The angst is at a all time high because as much as I cheered for Lilly and Hudson, there was something hidden that is screaming to be revealed. This story is as real as it can get. The characters are smoked mirrors…they are not what they seem, but then they are. Gah! I feel like I am talking in circles, this story has me torn up inside and out. That ending had me on the edge. I am excited we get the next story in a few weeks! All the Ugly Things is a beautiful disaster. It will catch your breath and you are gasping to see what will happen next!!
She worked in a shithole diner and probably lived in a shithole place when she was the daughter of a state judge, probably grew up in private schools with a Mercedes gifted to her on her sixteenth birthday and more money than my own parents had. This shouldn’t be her life. She’s better than this. Better than her circumstance and I believe her. She just needs someone to help. The memory of Melissa’s pleading eyes made me squeeze my own eyes shut. “Fucking bleeding heart.” Since she could walk, she had a calling to save everything from kittens and frogs and turtles in the road to classmates and children where she worked. One last request. Promise me. I’d wanted to throttle her slim, pale throat. I gripped the door handle and scowled at the silver-plated handle, before I threw it open. “Happy now?” I asked, and somehow, I knew she was. Lilly was still in the back when I entered. Where Dad said she always stood, there was an old laptop with notebooks spread open. I took the seat at the far end and waited, snagging a menu from the counter on my way. The food was cheap, basic diner food, perfect for the clientele a place like this brought in. Greasy, thick burgers, patty melts, and Reubens. Sandwiches and burgers and two salad options. It was late enough none of it appealed to me. Probably why my dad came for the pies. Fortunately for me, he’d said they were the best he’d ever tasted, and I’d inherited his sweet tooth. The creak of old, squeaky door hinges rang out and I lifted my head. Lilly came out carrying a tray stacked with food, focused on the four-top. I didn’t move for fear of distracting her. Not a great first impression to make if she ended up covered in grease and condiments. The guys at the table did more shoulder-slapping, whooping and hollering like they were watching the Super Bowl and not their food being delivered. I kept my eyes on them, waiting for one to give me a reason to put an end to all of them. The dark-haired guy would be first. He sat at the outer edge of the booth and as Lilly leaned forward to deliver a tray to the guy next to him, his hand hovered inches from her backside. The blond across the table egged him on with a nod but she stood back, put space between them, and barked, “Even think of touching me and none of you are leaving with your dicks still attached to your body.” “Oohh. I’ll show you mine happily,” one said, hands dropping to his lap. She glared at him, resting bitch face I was certain she learned in prison firmly in place. It didn’t look right on her. Too hard. Too forced. What would she have been like as a smiling, happy teenager before life was stolen from her? Damn it. I felt it then. That pull my dad had when he first saw her. She’d lost too much.
Meet Stacey Lynn:
Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.
The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble, she loves being able to turn her vivid imagination into a career that brings entertainment and joy to her readers. Focused on sports romance and emotional, small-town romance, she also loves stretching herself in different genres.
Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, and handsome hero, she has four children. Her life is a chaotic mess that fights with her Type-A, list-making, neurotically organized preferences and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
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