His lips told me he knew me.
His hands touched like we were old lovers.
His eyes held secrets of a past I’d never known.
I was lost, you see.
Lost as the flowers that grew in the meadow.
The devil told me he knew me.
But lies had a way of unraveling, even if we didn’t want them to.
The devil had a trick, for his love was full of acid. Acid that burned at every touch, every linger, and I let it scorch me to my core.
A devil made you sin. And my devil was the worst.
But now that devil wanted my last kiss, and it wasn't one I was willing to give.
He could take the acid and leave the burn behind.
I was keeping my heart even if I died trying.
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"She and I Fell into the pages of that book and got lost in the words".
One thing you don't get with TL Smith and that's hearts and flowers. What you do get is characters that are complex, a puzzle you think you can solve and you just can't, they are what they are but likable in their own dark and messed up way.
TL Smith has once again written characters that lure you in by their actions which in the real world would be hard to comprehend and once again TL Smith has blown me away with her creativity of words, characters and plot..
The beginning of this book introduces you to Jaya as she shares in her pov how she meets a girl from work they became friends, it sounds quite normal but as the story progresses you will also discover her friend Toska is anything but normal, her actions aren't normal and Jaya is caught up in a dangerous friendship that she knows she should run far away from but at the same time is intrigued and the attraction intensifies when Jaya meets Toska's brother Syler and she enters the very dangerous and dark world of this brother and sister.
Toska is a killer, her brother her protector, Toska needs to kill and Syler helps her feed her need by watching over her and getting rid of the bodies after her need is fulfilled.
There are a lot of moments that are twisted, I was definitely on the edge trying to figure out how this book could possibly have a happy ending but it was exciting too.
I loved the dark side of TL Smith's mind that creates these dark and cryptic characters.
Jaya and Syler have a relationship but it's definitely not conventional. Syler is a man who has never experienced love, he is drawn to Jaya and claims her as his, he's almost primal and never loving in the normal way and for two years Jaya takes it all because of the need to have this dark, silent and puzzle of a man in her life and her bed.
Jaya doesn't realise she is Toska's plaything, a friend who was hand picked with a time limit until Toska decides she's bored with the friend who now spends more time with her brother and her brother no longer gives her all his attention and Toska goes from friend to dangerous foe.
"He was like a poison challace. Because I knew drinking from him would one day kill me".
I was hooked from first page to last.
Buried in lies is in a league of its own but if I had to compare to any other book I have read and it's not even similar but it would have to be Sick fix by Tillie Cole just to give you an idea of the messed up world Jaya enters.
There is sex within Buried in lies but no abuse or rape. There is murder but no descriptive detail.
A good dark, gripping, psychological and thrilling read that does eventually lead to a hea.
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