Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Review - The Lies That Bind by D.L. Sparks

Book Details
Title: The Lies That Bind
Author: D. L. Sparks
Publisher: Urban Books
Pages: 288 (paperback)
Release Date: January 1, 2010
Source: Purchased this signed copy from the author

My 1st book of 13 in the 
Oosa Book Club  2K11 Reading/Reviewing Challenge - 2nd Quarter!

From Goodreads:
When the man that Dr. Teresa McCall promised to forsake all others for cheats on her, she is devastated. The crippling blow starts Teresa on a downward spiral that threatens not only her marriage, but also the career she has worked so hard for. Cloaked in a haze of frustration, Teri falls under the spell of fellow doctor Sean Morris, a cardiologist with one of Atlanta's top hospitals. However, Dr. Morris is harboring a dark secret that not even the seasoned psychiatrist can sniff out. 

It doesn't take long before the heat from their explosive affair sets off a chain of events revealing a world where nothing is what it seems. Driven by emotion, Teri finds herself entangled in her own web of lies, distracted by her failing marriage, and unaware that a danger is circling and ready to destroy life as she knows it. When Teri is faced with a harsh reality, she decides it's time to right her wrongs and see if she still has a marriage to fight for. Unfortunately, Sean has other plans. Teri soon finds herself standing between her husband and her lover, letting her heart choose for her; but a stray bullet threatens to take away her right to choose.
My Review:

This book had me hooked from the start!  I really thought Donovan was a jerk.  Yes, Teri was really focused on her career and didn't pay enough attention to Donovan,  but it sure was no excuse for Donovan to go off and have an affair in the first place.   Neither one of them is perfect though.  Teri really should have cut down on her hours and tried to get her marriage working better instead of trying to find  a friend in Sean.  Donovan wanted her to quit her job.  I think she was afraid she would do that and he would just keep cheating on her and she would have no job and no husband.  

The Lies That Bind was a page turner that was just full of surprises!  I enjoyed every bit of this book, even though I got mad at the characters sometimes.  The sex scenes were HOT!  Nothing like a book with sex and suspense all wrapped up in one!  D. L. Sparks did an excellent job bringing the characters to life for me, and I look forward to reading more from her!

5/5 diamonds!

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  1. Another 5 diamond!! Yay for your reading and really loving this story!

  2. dag, i'm going to have to stay from your blog, my list always seems to be added to when i visit. This one definite going on the list.