Local pub owner Jemima Jane Ericson is living a lie. She’s been in love with her best friend Ethan since forever. But he fell in love with another woman, married her, and despite their tempestuous relationship and decade old divorce, JJ knows Ethan’s heart is still down for the count. And friendship is better than nothing, right?
Single dad and Jumbuck Springs chief of police, Ethan Weston, hits the pub the night his ex-wife remarries and announces she wants custody of their daughter. When he wakes the next morning to find himself in JJ’s bed he’s mortified that they’d crossed a line they should never have crossed. Until JJ’s abusive ex, Shane, shows up at her door and Ethan claims he and JJ are engaged to protect her.
Both are stunned by the unravelling of their normally sane lives but suddenly it makes sense – JJ gets a deterrent and Ethan gets the respectability of a wife for any custody claims. But when JJ’s life is threatened, Ethan is forced to confront feelings that may just run much deeper than convenience…
"Some Girls Lie' by Amy Andrews is a fairly quick read that was sweet and enjoyable. There's a touch of danger, some heartache, lust and love, and family and friends. Ethan and JJ have been friends forever. JJ - loved her. My heart hurt for her and her unrequited feelings towards Ethan but no one could ask for a better friend than JJ. Ethan, despite not seeing what's right in front of his eyes, is a good guy- sexy and hunky and a really great dad. Despite not having read the earlier books in this series, I had no trouble following along and am now interested in reading those as well. The plot was easy to follow and kept the reader interested and invested. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more from Ms. Andrews in the future. (received copy from NetGalley for honest review)