Review: Little White Lies by Aimee Laine

Posted on 06/20/2011 in Book Review / 7 Comments

Review: Little White Lies by Aimee LaineLittle White Lies by Aimee Laine
Series: Mimics of Rune #1
Published by J Taylor Publishing on 7/1/2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Fiction, Romance
Pages: 316
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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When the government needs a body double for a covert operation, they hire shape-shifter Charley Randall. For two centuries, she’s played every part from foreign dignitary to office drone. The role she wants most, though, is one she’s denied herself three times already.\r\n\r\nFBI Agent Wyatt Moreland believes Charley’s photographic memory is the key to his latest assignment. He’s oblivious to the true extent of her abilities, but he can’t deny the sense of déjà vu at their introduction.\r\n\r\nUnlike Wyatt, Charley knows this isn’t their first meeting.\r\n\r\nIt’s their fourth.\r\n\r\nThe girl he vowed to love, sixteen years before, stands in front of him in her true form - one he’ll never recognize.\r\n\r\nWith each reconnection, Charley loves him more, though she realizes this is her last chance to explain. Only absolute truth can bring them happiness, but can Wyatt forgive her deceptions? Or will lies tear them apart forever?

If you enjoy paranormal romance, shape-shifters and secret government ops, you’ll love Aimee Laine’s Little White Lies.  Told in the third-person, Little White Lies is about the “mimic” Charley Randall and her long-time love interest Wyatt Moreland.  Mimics are true shape-shifters: they can take the shape of any person (and sometimes animal, depending on the Mimic) they see.  Charley Randall has been shifting for over 200 years, using her talents and skill to aide in government operations, like combating child trafficking.  She’s made quite a name for herself and is generally sought-after.

Little White Lies begins at a heart-stopping pace, with a race to beat the clock up a mountain (yes, UP a mountain).  It’s immediately intriguing and captivating and held me from the first page.  Charley is completely my kind of protagonist: sassy, independent, loving.  Wyatt is masculine, smart and caring (who likes dumb characters anyway?).  And Laine also gives us beautifully fleshed-out secondary characters whom you want to know more about: James, Lily, Cael, Maggie… I really want to know the story behind James! There were a couple of things I was unsure about that disrupted the flow of the story a little for me.  In one instance, Wyatt’s mother has a different last name than he does, but I don’t recall that being explained in previous pages.  You also have to wait through about 50% Little White Lies to get details on mimics and their shifting abilities and limitations.  Because of this, throughout the first half of the novel, I was left with a lot of questions and somewhat confused.  However the story is told well enough that you want to keep reading it regardless of that. Overall, if you enjoy paranormal romance and shape-shifters, you will really like this book.  It’s enjoyable, keeps a fast-pace and I definitely recommend it!

 

Favorite Quote

Wyatt opened the box to find the ring and stone as it had been tucked within almost two decades before.  The one he’d intended to give to his first love – the one Lily – or Leena, as she’d called herself then – had forced him to promise to hold.

About The Author

courtesy of J. Taylor Publishing

(courtesy of J. Taylor Publishing) Aimee is a romantic at heart and a southern transplant with a bit of the accent (but not a whole bunch). She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and with him, she’s produced three native North Carolinians, two of whom share the same DNA. With an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics, there’s absolutely no reason she should be writing romance novels. Then again, she shouldn’t need a calculator to add two numbers, either … but she does.

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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.

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7 responses to “Review: Little White Lies by Aimee Laine

  1. Aimee Laine

    I know I'm supposed to keep 'mum' about reviews on my book, but … um … I can't! I'm totally psyched about this! 🙂 I'm SO happy you liked it. Totally rocks this Monday. Thank you. 🙂

  2. Fireflywishes

    Great review! This looks like a really interesting one.. I like the paranormal mixed with the gov't intrigue aspect.

    I love the authors comments as well – we love when authors comment on our reviews – as long as they don't go all Howlett on us!! 😀

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  3. Sarah

    This looks so interesting. I love all the aspects that it seems to cover. Another addition to the old wishlist.

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