Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Tell Me Lies

A thrilling, sexy coming-of-age story exploring toxic love, ruthless ambition, and shocking betrayal, Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget.Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college, and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she’s never forgiv...

Details Tell Me Lies

TitleTell Me Lies
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Romance, New Adult

Reviews Tell Me Lies

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... “Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget” This was such an addictive read. The blurb and that cover pulled me right in. I started the book and was finished a few hours later. Thankfully, I had no plans for the day. Groceries and cleaning house? Bah…they co...
  • Larry H
    Sometimes we can't help loving a person who is utterly wrong for us. It's not that we might not have anything in common, or we come from different backgrounds—it's when we love a person despite the fact that they treat us horribly, and yet we keep coming back, pretending this time everything is going to be different.Lucy is a freshman at Baird College, a small school in California. She's so happy to leave her stifling Long Island home behind, f...
  • Susanne Strong
    4 Stars.Have you ever met someone who is completely and utterly bad for you? It’s something you know and feel from the moment your eyes meet theirs - yet you are like a moth to a flame? Consumed. When Lucy meets Stephen, his green eyes, piercing into her, she knows it from the start. She can feel it in every fiber of her being. He is no good for her, and yet she needs him, wants him and has to have him. When Stephen wants something, he gets it....
  • Shannon
    THANK YOU to Carola Lovering for getting me out of my book slump!! Oh my god I loved this. I LOVED IT. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering was so relatable to me that I read this in one day! Have you ever seen that meme where it’s a picture of a guy with a cell phone and the meme reads “hmm I haven’t talked to her in a few months, let me text her before she moves on”. That meme makes me laugh every time I see and it reminds me of this book. H...
  • Gabby
    DNF at 160 pagesJesus fucking Christ I can't even deal with any of the characters in this book. This is a "thrilling" coming-of-age story that follows this couple Stephen and Lucy. They are both from New York, but they are going to college in California, where they meet. This novel is told in their dual POV's. My main issue with this book is: Stephen. I'm not sure if I've ever hated a character more than I hate him. Lucy isn't my favorite charact...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: Disclosure: I never read a synopsis for this before I decided I had to read it. Full Disclosure 2.0: I 100% wanted this book as soon as I saw the cover . . . but I also 100% didn’t want it because of the cover. Tell Me Lies (from the cover alone) was a story that could have either gone really well for me . . . or gone terribly bad. Luckily . . . . . “I know what I know. Lust a...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Just published in June 2018, Tell Me Lies is an in-depth examination of a young woman's toxic relationship with the wrong person, a guy she meets her first year in college and stays more or less entangled with over the next several years. If you've ever dealt with a sociopathic lover who's hard to give up, or known someone in that situation, or would just find it fascinating to see the same situations from the points of view of both the vulnerabl...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐ / 5Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering is one of those books that I really wanted to love, but I just couldn't. It took me awhile to get into, and when I was done I felt oddly disappointed. Tell Me Lies is about a woman named Lucy Albright who we initially meet as a 20-something working in sales at an online publication called The Suitest in New York City. She really wants to be a journalist but was attempting to get her foot in the door by...
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    This book brought out many feels in me: nostalgia, regret, anger, but also strength and peace. Each chapter was more addicting than the one before and I could not wait to finish. I felt anxious all the way up until the end.Before I get to it, I just have a message for Stephen DeMarco and all the other “Stephen DeMarco’s” out there: was this song and Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Getting Back Together when I...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    I devoured this book in under 24 hours and I really need more now. From the first pages, Lucy is heading to Soul Cycle in her Lululemon leggings after a night out at the William Vale hotel in Brooklyn and I’m like THIS GIRL COULD BE ME. Then, I find out Lucy grew up on Long Island (same) and in college meets Stephen, a man who is not in her league looks wise but manages to win her over. But Stephen is really just the worst! Told in alternating ...
  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    WARNING. This book is NOT a love story. This book is not romantic. This book is like a psychological soap opera on paper. And it recounts the toxic relationship between two people who, just like the blurb says, can’t let go even though they know they should.Watching this story unfold and their ‘relationship’ unravel was a train wreck I couldn’t look away from. And though I hate to admit it, I’ve been Lucy. I’ve dated a Stephen. And re...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Narcissistic and sociopathic men always manage to see which women are their easiest prey. They don't even have to really be anything completely horrible - no physical abuse, no kicking kittens, just there on the spectrum... doing everything on their terms. And it seems completely logical to them. What the author does here is put us right into the mind of one of these men and one of the many women he's preyed upon. The thing about men like this is...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    This book was wild. This book took me right back to college, to a time where hormones and alcohol and insecurities rolled out the red carpet for bad decisions and toxic relationships. I feel like every one of us has been a Lucy at some point, or a Diana, or a Pippa. And we all know a Stephen, unfortunately. And as brutal as it is to take this journey with Lucy, as frustratingly clear as our own hindsight reveals her path to us, we've still all be...
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.Thank you to Atria and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel.I will rarely be recorded saying this, and I know I will be in a very small majority, but I absolutely hated this book. It hurts me to say something so negative about a debut novel, but I just could not feel anything but happiness over finishing this story.In such a character-driven novel, completely loathing the m...
  • Dennis
    Hi everyone—this will be my first blog tour post ever, so I'd like to thank Atria Books for choosing me to participate!I'd be lying to you if I didn't tell you how real, honest, and raw Tell Me Lies is. Lucy Albright, young Long Island twenty-something year old has moved across the country to California to enroll in college. Embracing her new chapter at life, Lucy makes new friends, enjoys the college lifestyle of partying while balancing sch...
  • Amy
    4.5/5Tell Me Lies is not your typical romance novel, not even close. It’s an intense exploration of a twisted relationship between two people who have no business being together. Reading it is like watching a car accident, it’s sickening, devastating and makes you feel gross even looking at it but you CANNOT help but stare.This is told from both Lucy and Stephen’s viewpoints and starts in 2017 then switches back to 2010 and works it’s way...
  • Joycelin Hunter
    "Tell Me Lies" is truly a page-turner. I read the entire thing on a 6 hour flight from NYC to SF!Everyone can relate to having once loved/lusted/cared for the wrong person. We've all had feelings for someone that logically we know we shouldn't have, but cannot help ourselves anyway. In Lucy's case, she has fallen in love/lust with the maniacal Stephen, a character who has been drawn out with exquisite depth and detail. The dual narrative gives us...
  • Michelle
    Review can be found on my blog here: www.booksonthebookshelf.wordpress.comThis book! Wow! A true page turner of a book! If you haven't read this book, seriously, you need to. Look at the cover! My gosh, so gorgeous I love it. I seriously could not put this book down, it was simply that good!This book follows the story of Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco, told from both of their point of views, from both past and present. The timelines of the sto...
  • Tracey (Life and Literature)
    Generally for me, I judge how much I've enjoyed a book by how much I like the characters. But, there is always an exception to that rule, and Tell Me Lies is one of those times. There were certain points throughout the book where I don't think I could say that I liked any of the characters at all. But I could relate to them. I've known a Stephen. And as much as I hate to admit it, I could see a little of my younger self in Lucy.Told from both Luc...
  • Susan
    Tell Me LiesCarola LoveringTELL ME LIES is a mind blowing read that will pull you in from the very first page and never let you go. Carola Lovering grabs the reader by the throat and reminds us all what dating was like back in college. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop. I was flipping the pages like a woman on a mission. I had to know what was going to happen to Lucy! Will she ever let go of her past with Stephan and move on? TELL ...
  • Dawn
    Junior poli-sci major Stephen, a charming sociopath with an insatiable sexual appetite sets his sights on freshman English major Lucy in Lovering's sizzling and provocative debut, TELL ME LIES.Stephen is an average looking slob - he’s unkempt and reeks of beer; Lucy is smart, beautiful and naive. How can two people so wrong for each other have such immediate, searing chemistry and utterly mind-blowing sex? Underneath Lucy's perfect persona lies...
  • Janelle
    Thank you so much to Atria Books for my free copy of TELL ME LIES by Carola Lovering - all opinions are my own. I could not put this book down! The story spans seven years of a very tumultuous, on again, off again, relationship between Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco. They meet in college in California, where Lucy is studying journalism to be a travel writer and Stephen, political science, to one day become a lawyer. The chapters alternate betw...
  • Brooke
    I just could not get over my strong dislike for both main characters :(
  • Kari | Books For The Living
    Put simply, Tell Me Lies is about a boy and a girl in a very toxic relationship. But of course, there is so much more to say about it.This book follows Lucy as she navigates college and post-college life. It is told in dual POVs and dual timelines, but surprisingly (and thankfully) it was not difficult to follow. She has a bit of a fraught relationship with her mother due to something that happened when she was a teenager (Lucy deems it the “Un...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.Tell Me Lies is an addicting tale of a toxic relationship and the dysfunctional people involved in it.I really liked that the story was told in alternating 1st person POV. It helped keep a good pace throughout the story and I really feel like I got to know both Lucy and Stephen. They were both awful people (though Lucy was more troubled than truly awful), but I found myse...
  • Natasha at Book Baristas
    SO GOOD. Review to come!
  • Sheyla ✎
    3.5 FangsTell Me Lies by Carola Lowering is a tale of deceit, premeditation, suffering, and acceptance. It is told in dual POVs.Lucy Albright starts college in California away from her parents specifically her mother. Lucy doesn't get along with her mother since an incident which occurred when she was younger. After it, she started calling her mother by her first name and wanted nothing to do with her. In college, Lucy immediately starts making f...
  • Katy (Katyslibrary)
    Thank you so much Atria Books for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour!  I knew I would enjoy this book when I read the synopsis, but I wasn't one hundred percent sure what to expect.  I was not disappointed.  I went into it thinking it was going to be sort of like a contemporary thriller for some reason, I knew there would be a darkness about it.  And while it didn't turn into a thril...
  • Brooke
    When I first saw this cover I was smitten from the colors to the font to what it said alone. Then I read the synopsis, and I was done for. I was sold and couldn't wait to read this beauty! Unfortunately it was pushed back due to some other deadlines but as soon as I started reading I couldn't put this down! I am not one to always bring my iPad Mini with me when I go places to read if I get a few minutes but I definitely did for this one! This boo...
  • Alexis
    Ugh...I wanted to love this one. I did in the beginning. It brought me back to my college years and in so many ways could I identify with Lucy. But then she completely went off the rails and I was just totally irritated with her. Plus, the way she treated her mother was deplorable and wrong. Stephen....he was a complete POS who in my opinion is the epitome of The main character from American Psycho. I wanted more from the epilogue too. I liked th...