When Kate created her sexy online persona, “Lexi,” she never expected the lies to spin so far out of control. But now one of the biggest rock stars in the world, the brilliant but damaged Oliver Walt, is in love with her, and revealing the truth means not only breaking her own heart but sending the musician into a tailspin from which he might never recover.
Lexi is just the sort of girl a dark and brooding rockstar like Oliver Walt would fall for. Beautiful. Wild. Fun. The only problem?
LEXI IS A LIE
Bookish Kate Green knew she needed to brush up on her social skills before her first year of college, so she created an online persona to chat and flirt. And who better to practice on than talented and tormented rock frontman Oliver Walt? After all, the lead singer of her favorite band would hardly notice one more adoring fan. Except…he does. And with a single private message, Kate’s world changes forever.
Then Oliver wants to meet in person. Kate knows she has to come clean, but things are never that easy, so instead she enlists the aid of her beautiful and calculating study partner…which turns out just the way you might expect. Now, with Gretchen refusing to stop being Lexi, the lies grow bigger by the hour—and so do the stakes. Kate’s heart and Oliver’s life.
Kate Green made a promise to herself when she stared college. She was going to really put herself out there and make friends. She was going to really experience what it meant to be free. But that’s far easier said than done when she would rather stay at home on a Friday night with a good book rather that go to a Frat party.
So when she creates her social media alter ego, Lexi – she never dreams that it would lead her right into the heart of one of the most enigmatic frontmen in music today.
There was no doubt Oliver struggled with something dark. He was mysterious and that made him sexy as hell. In the many videos I’d watched of their performances I could see how, in some ways, music was Oliver’s therapy. But it didn’t take a psychology degree to see it was also what brought his pain to life and made it his constant companion. His own misery was his addiction.
As the lead singer of PHOBIA5, Oliver Walt pours himself into his music. He allows glimpses of his soul through his music to those who are brave enough to look closely.
He’s revealed far more than that to “Lexi” and now desperately wants to meet her. But when one lie leads to another, will true love survive?
“Shhh. Be in the moment with me, Kate. Just as it is. As if the world has gone away and taken all the time with it. It’s just you and me in this moment and nothing else.”
When I Lied is a soulful and poignant love story with a clever modern twist. Michelle Kemper Brownlow continues to transfix her readers with her heartfelt style and she uses music to speak to them on a soul deep level.
She’s captured the raw and elusive beauty of true love in all of its heartbreaking glory and it will have you smiling through your tears.
And I dare you not to fall head over heels in love with Oliver Walt…
Exclusive Excerpt -
“Oliver, I don’t know if it’s my place to say anything…” I stammered a little as I tried to find the right words.
About The Author -
Michelle Kemper Brownlow likes her music loud and prefers live concerts but will happily settle for the eclectic playlists on her iPhone. This Penn State grad and former high school art teacher is easily distracted by colorful art supplies and Eddie Vedder's voice. When she's not in her studio writing, she can be found putting off housework for a good romance novel that has her heart pounding and tears flowing. She is married to her college sweetheart and is mom to three fantastic humans, a black lab, a tabby cat and a Chinchilla named Wodney.
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