A sharp, witty novel about destiny, friendship, and soul-sucking jobs . . .
Travel writer Claire Spencer doesn’t believe in Fate, much less any part of that fairy-tale Prince Charming love-at-first-sight crap. Between the boyfriend who first dumped her, then fled the country to get away from her, and her parents’ vicious divorce, Claire doesn’t exactly have any successful relationship role models.
So when Claire ends up sitting next to a sexy American expatriate on a flight from New York to London and he asks her out, she figures there has to be a catch. After all, full-figured Claire hardly falls into the current stick-thin beauty ideal, and men haven’t exactly been beating down her door.
But after years of disappointing dates, nightmare setups, and a bastard of an ex-boyfriend, Claire may finally have met the man of her dreams. It’s almost enough to make a girl start believing in destiny. The only catch? Someone else got to him first, and Claire can’t believe who it is . . .
True Love (and Other Lies) is a new release from Bantam Dell!
With captivating charm and wit, Gaskell offers a lighthearted look at the complex nature of friendships and romances. Readers will cheer for Claire, a likeable character who discovers that a woman can be sexy and desirable even without a perfect body.
This story has intriguing characters and a fresh take on the romantic love triangle. Multiple relationship twists and turns will keep you guessing to the very end. Ms. Gaskell’s newest book, a great follow-up to her previous novel, Pushing 30, doesn’t disappoint.
Claire has a bit of a cynical sense of humor with a dash of self-deprecation that makes her so endearing and laugh-out-loud funny. I couldn’t help but root for her to win the good-looking and wonderful Jack Harrison. On her journey not only through London, but of her own heart, Claire discovers she is more than the sum of her parts. And in a world where thin beautiful women are in, it’s a refreshing change of pace to see the good girl win. Ms. Gaskell has written a winner with True Love (and Other Lies), blending humor, a bit of romance, a hunky man, and a fabulous heroine. You could not ask for more out of a romance novel.
I can guarantee that the one thing you won’t do is put the book down until you see how it ends. Whitney Gaskell made her debut with PUSHING 30, and now wows us again with True Love (and Other Lies).
True Love is a hilarious look at the trials and hurdles love will have you jumping just to make it to the finish line. An engaging plot is given greater impetus from really spectacular characterization and an interesting setting in the world of magazine publishing.
True Love (and Other Lies) is a wonderful story … Gaskell puts together a winning formula once again: insecure yet strong and witty woman trying to find herself, a better job and get her romantic life sorted out, with snappy dialogue and plot twists to add to the mix.
True Love (and Other Lies) is an entertaining character study that focuses on Claire, who finds herself pulled in two opposite direction, loyalty to a friend vs. finding her soulmate … This is a fine London contemporary romance that readers will enjoy.