I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kisses Don't Lie by Tamika Newhouse
Theres Dean her first love and then theres Keith Mr. Right Now. Kyla struggles with her desires and her past when she makes a rare trip back home to Fort Worth. After leaving ten years ago Kyla comes to terms with the one who got away; Dean and their short lived romance comes into full swing. That is until it goes terribly wrong and she is left with wondering if she should work it out with Keith instead. A simple kiss led to many secrets being revealed; and it makes Kyla wish she could take it all back. Michael is ready to commit to Brittany and for once he feels he has the right woman by his side. That is until a passionate night turns into an unwanted child. Fighting to keep her heart from being broken; Brittany vows to never be just another notch in a mans belt. Although Michael promises to be there and seals it with a kiss, Brittany still struggles with if she should carry their child. When love isnt enough will each one of them make the right decision? Can they finally trust the one they want the most? After all its better to be slapped by the truth then kissed with a lie. They say kisses dont lie, right?
Tamika Newhouse’s, Kisses Don’t Lie, highlights the beginning and end of love, friendships and heartache, masked by lies, secrecy and deceitful kisses. Kyla has promised her high school sweetheart Sean that he forever holds the key to heart, no matter the distance between them as they journey off to college. Decades pass before they see one another again, and old feelings, secrets and new lust surface, leaving Kyla and Sean in a difficult situation. This warm and engaging novel embraces the idea of family, true love and hidden agendas.
Overall, the book was very interesting. It was easy to empathize with the characters and reminisce on my own personal endeavors in life. I enjoyed the different stories for each character and the author did a fascinating job tying them all together, not once leaving a moment for questioning.
Although some parts angered me with the characters, I equally smiled, laughed and felt remorse for the characters. To bring about these types of emotions is exactly what I look for when reading a book and Ms. Newhouse didn’t leave me hanging with this piece of work. I am patiently waiting for the sequel and I hope that it is as exciting as the first.
I rate the book a 4 out of 5 and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in reading. Prior to this novel, I had not been familiar with the author. I am glad to say that I will be looking forward to more of her work in the near future.