Lie To Me by Tori St. Claire is a sexually charged, enthralling adventure that is sure to satisfy anyone who loves romantic suspense. Overall it is a very good story that keeps you engaged from the first page but, even with the use of flashbacks, returning characters and a subplot carrying over from the previous novel, Stripped, I still found it a little difficult to figure out what was going on in the first few chapters. Aside from the minor confusion I found both Sasha and Alexei to be likable characters that suit one another very well. Their pasts are filled with tragedy and guilt from past decisions that have had a negative impact on their present actions. Sasha and Alexei are in a situation that is emotionally complex ,with enough angst to keep the reader intrigued with their romance. The sex scenes are as imaginative and plentiful as one will expect from an erotic romance. Lie To Me was a pleasure to read and I hope to read more from Tori St. Claire.
Lie to Me follows Alexei Nikanova’s next assignment as he tries to save one of the women that he helped sell into a human trafficking ring while he was on an undercover assignment. Alexei has a complicated past filled with erotic nights, which forged a bond that has lasted in with his betrayal. Little does he know that the woman that he is trying to save as her own reasons to stay hidden, and if they are revealed the consequences could be deadly.
After helping to break up a Russian human trafficking ring as part of the CIA’s elite Black Opal team, Alexei Nikanova’s newest assignment is to rescue one of the stolen women and return her to her father. When he arrives in Dubai, he discovers his target is Sasha Zablosky—a woman he knows all too well, and who has haunted him ever since their one unforgettable night together. But he finds Sasha reluctant to leave her Sheik, the only true friend she’s ever known. Only Alexei can’t give her a choice.
With their yearning roused by intrigue, Alexei and Sasha can no longer resist and spend night after night in forbidden pleasure. Soon Alexei finds himself falling for her even as he battles a shadowy menace to protect her. But Sasha is no innocent. She has a past darker than she could ever admit or that Alexei could ever forgive. And it is about to explode into her life once more. Now, as the lies they tell themselves—and each other—pull them deeper into a perilous desire, what began as simple passion becomes a love certain to destroy them and end the lives of countless innocents.