Twelve Truths and a Lie by Christina Lee

“You walk in the room and I can’t catch my breath. My heart goes crazy. You’re like this warm and commanding light that I can’t turn away from. My own Northern Light. I want to be near you all the time.”

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The above quote is the culmination of every feeling you’ll get from this book. It’s just this swoony.

tangledsighA special education teacher, Cameron’s year has been a nightmare. After finding out his girlfriend and best friend cheated on him together, he went on an alcohol and women bender.

After years on years of being in relationships with men who needed someone to rely on, social worker Aurora is on a relationship hiatus. For 12 months.

14333767_10209374497294754_8055640190550599610_nWhen Aurora an Cameron meet  (here’s how Lee sees them, and I agree) during a monthly friends’ get together, they are warned from hooking up with each other. But… that’s not to say they can’t be friends, right?

So they establish the Chastity Club, and start hanging out. And getting to know each other. And when Cameron’s 10-year reunion is just around the corner, Aurora accompanies him.

Great dialogue and genuinely swoony moments between real characters make this story so sweet and honest.

The social, romantic and professional path crossings in the story all tie together some fabulous twists in the plot. Not surprising twists, but the kind the makes it all connects. These two’s romance progresses in the best way;  they both keep things casual, but the slow burn and fiery get togethers are what makes the story.

I loved it.

4 stars

~Eleanor

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31280225Aurora Jones has it all—a job she loves as a child and family therapist, supportive friends, and a decent place to live. What she doesn’t have is much luck when it comes to dating men. And not only are her choices terrible, she also hasn’t been boyfriend free since she was a teenager. So she places herself on a sabbatical of sorts. No dating for twelve months.

Cameron Miller has had a crappy year. His girlfriend fell for his best friend and to ease the pain, he drowns his troubles in more booze and women than he can count. When his buddies finally slap some sense into him and urge him to focus on his new position as a special education teacher in an urban school district, he decides to get his act together.

Away from the prying eyes of their mutual friends, Cameron and Aurora agree to hang out once a week in their newly dubbed Chastity Club. Number of members? Two. It’s a chance to find solace, companionship, and something neither anticipated – a burgeoning attraction. But when Cameron invites Aurora to be his fake date at the reunion his ex-girlfriend and best friend will be attending, their passion ignites. What happens in Chastity Club stays in Chastity Club, right? Until they discover that a year of self-truths might actually lead them to true love.

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7060187Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son–her two favorite guys.
She’s addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
She writes Adult, New Adult, and LGBTQ romance. More coming soon!
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