Title: Before the Lie
Series: The Confession Duet Book #1
Author: KD Robichaux
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 24
It was love at first sight.
Not just for me, but for Corbin as well.
Our eyes locked across the room, and that was all she wrote.
But we didn’t rush things.
We wanted to do it right.
After all, we would spend the rest of our lives together.
The love of my life. My soul mate.
He was the intense and fiercely protective soldier, and I was his doting and faithful lover.
I found my happily ever after.
This was our story…
Before the Lie
WTF just happened here? Seriously, what did I just read? First there's a prologue and I'm like whaaaaaaat? Then there an absolutely beautiful and breathtaking love story and then there's absolutely the worst decision in the history of bad decisions. Vi, baby girl, I can't get behind that! No, no, no!
Okay, rant over, so here we go.
KD Robichaux, if nothing else, you're a mastermind at brutally yanking (tugging would be too mild) on heart strings. Vi is essentially an introvert who discovers rock climbing (indoors only - introvert at work here, people) and eventually meets Corbin a Specialist in the US Army. I usually don't read story laced with military involvement due to my current status as a soldier (I spend more time picking out flaws than enjoying the story), but I was able to overlook any issues I might have had because it actually enjoyed the book. Vi and Corbin don't have a whirlwind romance. Attraction and love are immediate, but they don't rush it, they let it develop over time and that's what this story is about, how their relationship develops. They're perfect for each other, complementing each other in the best ways possible.
I kept expecting some sort of "action," but that isn't what this book is. The synopsis is very vague, so it lends an air of mystery, but I would have liked to know a bit more. Also, I hate the ending (in case you missed that from my initial rant). I totally understood Vi's reasoning, but I'm petty and I still hate it. I hate Corbin's reaction as well. Ten years??? Come on, Corbin. I expect so much more. Also, there were tons of descriptions at Rock On that I could have done without, a little info here and there would have been good, but I didn't need to know exactly how to belay step-by-step in order to understand her love of rock climbing or enjoy the dynamics of the story.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others. I'll blindly purchase more from this author and I'm looking forward to the next installment. Also, that cover - yes, yes, yes.
KD Robichaux wanted to be a romance author since the first time she picked up her mom’s Sandra Brown books at the ripe old age of twelve. She went to college to become a writer, but then married and had babies. Putting her dream job on hold to raise her family as a stay at home mom, who read entirely too much, she created a blog where she could keep her family and friends up-to-date on all the hottest reads. From there, by word of mouth, her blog took off and she began using her hard-earned degree as a Senior Editor for Hot Tree Editing. When her kids started school, and with the encouragement from her many author friends, she finally sat down and started working on her first series, The Blogger Diaries, her very own real life romance.