Liar Liar is written by J. A. Coffey and Julianne Floyd and is the first book in the Sexy Southerners Series. It is about a fraud examiner named Jessica Barlow... Jessica also happens to be single and has dabbled in a dating site or two. On her first solo case, she is tasked with investigating the fraud of the exact same dating site that she is currently registered with.
I just have to say that this was one of the most fun and entertaining reads that I have encountered in a long time. It is definitely ranking up there as one of my top guilty pleasure books. The flow of the book was fantastic, the dialogue and descriptions were titillating. The view point of an outsider looking in as opposed to in-character narration worked superbly for this book.
The main character Jessica sat very well with me as I could see myself in her many times over as someone having used dating sites with mediocre luck and worse luck with the men that I have dated in the past. I also loved that the getaway resort was in Montana, as I myself am from Montana. The headquarters are in Texas and I currently reside in Texas. There were just so many uncanny similarities that made this book closer to me. Matteo was definitely a wonderful sexy addition as the supporting character of this book.
Coffey was very in tune with her writing of any teasing or sex scenes, but there was one in particular that stood out to me. I must commend her on writing one of the most descriptive, steamiest foreplay scenes that I have ever encountered in my entire adult reading time. Even had the whole book been crap it would have been worth it just for the picnic scene alone after whitewater rafting. However, don't let that make you think that this book is ALL about sex. It is not, it is about finding the ability to trust someone enough to be open enough to them to be able to experience such highs with someone else, and to find the ability to heal after mass destruction of one's heart.
The characters were well described and personified and it was easy to relate to them as actual people (especially for me). There may have been a couple of slightly cheesy moments when Matteo (Matt) is pouring it on a little think in his descriptions of Jessica, but the book was so damn good that it was easy to overlook and you didn't even care, you just went with it. This is the sign of truly amazing writing skill. Some people just have this ability to make a story flow even if not every little detail is perfect. That is the TRUE art of story telling.
I give this book and obvious 5/5 stars as it has high re-readability value and is also the first in a series, which I cannot wait to read the next book. The book that I was gifted had an except from the beginning of the next book and I already read it twice and need to get into it ASAP! This book is definitely for MATURE audiences and if you are not comfortable with sex scenes than you are first of all missing out, and second of all may want to shy away from this one. It is a book full of romance, woman empowerment, fiction, sex, and chick lit (I still don't really get what that really pertains to, but it sounds good here, so I am going to go with it.) Although female readers may be more attracted to this one, my male readers could learn a thing or two from a few parts of the book.
*I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.