After years of living in the darkness of his past, Andrew Wise, a young attorney working for his family’s law firm in Sarasota, Florida, has finally broken free of the demons that haunt him. Wealth, success, happiness, and true love; everything a man could ever dream of, was right at his fingertips. Or so he thought. But in the blink of an eye, all of that changed. Upon discovering that his ex-girlfriend, Olivia Hamilton, was pregnant, Drew fell back into some old habits, which led to him losing the one person that mattered the most in his life - McKenzie Evans.
When McKenzie left him and returned to Texas, Drew was beside himself. The night before she left, he made an agreement with her best friend Jared Christopher, that he would give her time and space to come to grips with the fact that he’d fathered her best friend’s child. Now, two months later, he feels as though he held up his end of the bargain, Drew can’t take their separation any longer. With his brother’s wedding mere weeks away, Drew devises a plan to win McKenzie back.
Under the guise of a bachelor getaway for Gavin, Drew, along with his brother and Jared, jets off on an adventure to the panhandle of Texas. There, he will learn what made McKenzie who she is and will find strength within himself that he never realized existed.
In this charming sequel to The Truth in Lies, Drew and McKenzie discover that not everything is as it seems, forgiveness is a matter of acceptance, and true love really can conquer all.
Jeanne McDonald began telling stories at the ripe young age of five, when her mother considered the truth to be a lie thanks to her extensive embellishment to the retelling of an event. She wrote her first short story when she was twelve years old, and at the age of sixteen she tried her hand at poetry. She reconnected with her love for writing in 2010 thanks to the encouragement of a dear friend.
Her passions include a "mild" Starbucks addiction, music, quotes, movies, and romance. When she is not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, chatting with her friends or diligently working toward her bachelors degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. A proud Texan, she currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family
This review contains spoilers from the first book in the series.
The Certainty of Deception is the second book in the The Truth in Lies Saga. This book is told from Drew's point of view and is set after McKenzie leaves him for Texas.
From the first book, The Truth in Lies, I was so drawn to Drew. He was sexy, confident, and went after he wanted. It's even better in this book, because, like I said it's from his pov, and we finally get his thoughts on everyone. Even Olivia (or Whorelivia as I've started calling her). This book starts out right where TTiL ends. Right after he and McKenzie find out Olivia is pregnant with Drew's baby (I call BS on that!)
Another reason I loved this book is because you get introduced to be characters like Ethan, Drew's new hilarious, manwhore of an assistant. Granny Evans. That lady is a hoot! She is Betty White in book form. She has no qualms about touching or saying anything she wants to an attractive man. She originally sets her sights on Drew, but ultimately gets her claws in Gavin, Drew's brother. Another character I loved was Justice! McKenzie's autistic cousin. He was so innocent and fun.
You also get more information on certain characters like Gavin. In TTiL, we didn't know much about Gavin, now we get a whole lot of him! He follows Gavin, along with Jared to Texas, so Drew can get back his girl!
Now I gotta talk about Whorelivia! Girl is certified! Like Corrine from Petals on The Wind, crazy. I am not convinced that Drew is that baby's dad! When she first announced she was pregnant, I thought she was lying, trying to hurt Drew and McKenzie's relationship, realizing they were getting closer, but nope. She's really pregnant, but like I said. I'm not convinced it's Drew's! I've had dozens of conversations with Jeanne about it. Each one if my conclusions are crazier than the last, but her lips are sealed!
Overall, I definitely give this book 5 Stars. The story and writing are very fluid and flow nicely. I can't wait till the third book The Truth Be Told, to get the conclusion of everything. So Drew and Mickey can get their HEA, because we all know Olivia is pinning the poor kid that had to grow up in her care on Drew. Lol. Drew and Mickey deserve the happily ever after!
Also, if you haven't read book one, you can check out The Truth in Lies (The Truth in Lies Saga #1) by Jeanne McDonald.
Life is a sequence of choices. Some are deliberate, others are forced upon you. This was a lesson that McKenzie Evans knew all too well. After the miscarriage of her son, she made the hard decision to leave her absentee boyfriend and move in with her former college roommate, Olivia Hamilton. That's when she was introduced to Andrew Wise, a brilliant attorney, working for his family's law firm in Sarasota, Florida. To McKenzie, Drew became her salvation. He had a way of understanding her when no one else could. The closer they became, the more McKenzie found herself falling in love with Drew. He was everything she ever dreamed of in a man, and for the first time in her life, she felt truly alive. There was only one problem. Drew was dating Olivia. With the help of fate and circumstance, Drew and McKenzie journey down a path of unrequited love and denied feelings. In the end, they must make a choice between their hearts or their consciences. In this one decision they discover that there's always a glimmer of truth to a lie, that there's a fine line between love and friendship, and sometimes you have to risk everything to gain everything
The Truth in Lies (The Truth in Lies Saga) by Jeanne McDonald