All words that describe my relationship with Callum Hanson.
It didn’t start out that way.
We used to be friends.
That is until high school, when Callum decided he was too cool to be seen with his less than popular next-door neighbor.
So, imagine my surprise when out of the blue, after nearly four years of pretending like I don’t exist, he offers to swoop in and save the day by promising to help me catch the eye of the boy I’ve been pining after for nearly two years.
The only catch…
I have to lie. To everyone.
Pretending to be his girlfriend turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would. I was surprised by how well I fit into his world, and how well he fit into mine.
Before long though, the lines between fake and real started to blur. I began to see Callum as more than just Norwood High’s star football player and manwhore extraordinaire. And the more time I spent with him, the more I wanted it all to be real.
But that’s the problem with telling lies. No matter how pretty they sound, at the end of the day they’re still lies.
I just wish someone would explain that to my heart.
**All the Pretty Lies is a complete standalone romance.**
I was super excited to read this book! It’s been a while since I’ve read a good one, until now!! Loved, loved, LOVED this story!!
Poppy is your typical teenager, not popular by any means but has her two best friends by her side for everything. She’s quite smitten by a certain boy but he doesn’t even know she’s alive. That’s when we meet Callum. Mr. Popular at best. He notices how Poppy lights up when she sees this boy she likes and makes her a proposition of a lifetime…a fake relationship. Will it work or will it completely backfire?
I absolutely adored this book. It brought me back to when I first started reviewing. Yes, it was a little predictable, but the story was great, and the characters were believable. I loved the banter and the sisterhood between Poppy and her besties. And Callum…holy hotness! He could be so super sweet and so caring. I’m really sad it’s a standalone but seriously ... I am wanting MORE!!
Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.