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Rich boys don't fraternize with the help.
They don't care about the help.
They don't protect the help.

I should've remembered those lessons before I handed over my trust to four gorgeous, domineering boys.

But I didn't.

And now, I'm not the only one who's been hurt.

Someone out there is toying with me and my family, and I don't know who to turn to or who to trust.

I never wanted to play this game. But since the pieces are already on the board...

I'm sure as f--k gonna play to win.

Author's Note: The Lie is a reverse harem high school bully romance, the second book in the Kings of Linwood Academy trilogy. It contains cursing and sexual situations.

©2019 Callie Rose (P)2019 Callie Rose

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Just another damsel in distress. But with sex..

basically just another romance book where the girl depends on a guy(s) to do thing for her, protect her, and complains the whole time and for some reason habe no common sense.

the first book looked promising but was let down by this second one.

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  • Bethany
  • 25-09-2019

I want to to Swimming!

I didn't think book 2 could top book 1 but it went beyond expectations! Once again a major cliffhanger is left and my heart is broken and pounding all at once!

The narration was great! I like her boy voices. She doesn't force them to make it obvious. Very smooth

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  • Lori Farrar
  • 20-09-2019

Narrator brings life to an amazing story!

Callie Rose is a brilliant author and this book continues that legacy. It’s sexy, suspenseful, smart. All of the feelings you could want from a book. The narrator for this series is beyond amazing!! She is one of the best narrators I have heard and is perfect for this series!! I cannot say enough about how much of the love this duo! Please, please, please pick up this book - you will not be disappointed 😊

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  • Miss Blush
  • 12-11-2020

Swimming's never been this fun before!💦

As another reviewer mentioned, I want to go swimming too! :D
It's been a while since I've read a reverse harem that's so easy and natural.

Linc, River, and the twins are perfect. They trust each other blindly and act as one unit.
We learn more about River in this book --I love how his bros always has his back.
Harlow's overthinking is kind of annoying, but she's lucky they all like her.

We don't know who to trust anymore. More secrets are discovered.
A dead girl's double life of forbidden mistakes finally caught up with her.
Savannah's an even bigger bitch than normal and Trent's her little bitch 2.0.

Having a good poker face is an essential skill set here, especially when lies are more valuable than the truth. But are they ready to cash out and get more than they bargained for? #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Nikki
  • 22-09-2020

Jaw drop

This series will definitely grip you and not let go. Callie Rose brings mystery to RH and it’s so good. I read this series almost a year ago and since I’m now listening to the audio, I’m refreshing my reviews.

“So, how do you like swimming?”
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“It’s… I like it. A lot.”
— The Lie (Kings of Linwood Academy Book 2) by Callie Rose

And just like that, I’ll never look at a pool in the same way. I’ll never ask anyone if they want to go swimming without having a private smile. I’ll think of Harlow, Lincoln, River, Dax, and Chase. I’ll think of cool water and warm bodies and staying in the shallow end. (If you know, you know)
And if that isn’t enough to intrigue you, Harlow’s mom is now in jail, awaiting trial for a murder she didn’t commit. Harlow and the boys are navigating falling in low and solving this mystery.
A solid second book in a series dear to my heart.

I love the narration, even though there are a few mispronounced words. It’s annoying but not enough to not enjoy the story.

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  • Heather Confessions Of A Bibliophile Creighton
  • 27-07-2020

It Just Gets Better & Better!

Loving the King of Linwood Academy series! It's just getting better and better, more secrets, more betrayal, more disfunction!

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  • Aletha G
  • 22-05-2020

Things are heating up!

Amanda Stribling narrated this story perfectly; I enjoyed listening to her.

Things heat up a bit between Harlow and The Kings of Linwood Academy in this book. The boys begin to make it known that Harlow is theirs and not to be messed with. Harlow is busy trying to uncover the truth about the murder her mother is being framed for and the boys are quick to help, once they smooth things over after their betrayal at the end of book 1. The growth within this group is satisfying and enticing. It will be interesting to see where things go in book 3!

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  • Lawanda G.
  • 14-04-2020

Why is the FMC always the stupidest in the room??

Wow. I swear the FMC wines a lot. I swear its not the narrator's fault when she says such ridiculous things in her overly done inner monologues. Man she does more inner monologues about things she should actually communicate with the other characters. Its like she waits for everyone else to speak up for her half the time. Okay, just to put it simply the FMC is beyondc annoying and the plot is also quite paper thin. Its just so poorly executed with so many gaps that just don't make sense. I mean, I've read YA books this "New adult" concoction couldn't dream of comparing too. The story just isn't strong enough to be somewhat believable. It just seems like an idiot girl leading the way to play at being a junior detective.

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  • michelle kettler
  • 04-04-2020

Hot

This book was amazing. This story was ever changing. The characters are all amazing and very strong. Some crazy ass hot sexy scenes. Be warned for faint at heart on this. The audio was great. The deep voices were hot looking forward to book 3

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  • Jennifer Bishop
  • 19-03-2020

Love This Book!

I love this book, and of course the series as well! The storyline is unique and full of action, suspense, love, plenty of sexiness, and so much more! You will fall in love with the characters! The audiobook is fantastically done and the narrator is great! You do not want to miss out on this one! I cannot wait to read the next book!

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  • DNA Diva
  • 04-03-2020

Hot and mysterious

Things are heating up as Harlow and her Kings of Linwood work to figure out who the real murderer is in time to save Harlow's mother from being framed. As Harlow and the Kings get closer, things really start to heat up. I can't wait to see how this all finishes in book three!

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  • N. Mahoney
  • 07-03-2021

I cannot wait to listen to more

The tension and suspense is really amped up in this second book in the Kings of Linwood academy trilogy. With Harlow's mother behind bars she doesn't know who to trust but she knows she needs help to help her mother and to help work out just who is responsible for the crime that they witnessed, the crime her mother is charged with.
The is still plenty of steam, and it's well written, but Callie Rose merges steam and suspense so well!
The narration is still at a very high standard and is consistent with the previous book in this series.

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  • Megan Bell - The Flock🎧
  • 10-12-2020

It's getting steamier

YES!!

Thank you! The development I was asking for in book 1 is established in book 2.

Harlow and the Kings are in for the ride of their lives and they don't even know it! I want all the answers.

I loved the struggles that Harlow is facing, I know that sounds harsh but it brings her character to life! It shows her strength and her determination and it even shows her break. All of those are great. All of those helped make her real.

This book is much better than the first one, the story is intensifying and the relationships are heating up. There are a few steamy scenes that I was soooo there for!

So let's talk about the Kings for a second.. First we have Lincoln, I like him and I like seeing him and the others with Harlow. I like him and Harlow together on their own too. Then we have Dax and Chase, I want more from them, it seems they are the same person.. I know they are twins but I want there to be differences in their personalities or a special connection or something with them and Harlow. I don't really know what I'm asking for other than just more from them. Lastly, we have River. My favorite of them all. Him and Harlow have a true connection and he is the one I love the most! I don't know how Harlow can not have a favorite, I mean is that a thing with polyamorous relationships? Do you develop a favorite? It seems inevitable.

Again, Amanda Stribling did wonderful with the emotions and she made me FEEL the steam when things got hot. I felt the emotions she was feeling throughout the book and I loved it!

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  • Ari
  • 22-05-2020

Probably a me thing.

I tried getting into this book, I really did, but the entire thing was so over done and obnoxious, I just couldn't get into it, no matter how hard I tried to. And at this point I think it's really just me, so I won't say anymore.

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  • Ally WLbooks
  • 13-05-2020

Amazing 2nd Installment! Steamy Mystery

I love book two even more!! It keeps getting better and better! The angst, tension, steam, and danger is perfect! I love how Callie’s books grab my attention and don't let go! They have fantastic mystery and angst, but not so much that I don't enjoy it! Some books stress me out, but hers are a perfect balance. Thank you #audiobookobsession

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  • Sophy Sorn
  • 29-03-2020

Love it

It keeps on getting better and better. I like how her time was split by being one on one with the guys. Again Amanda Stribling is new to me but I am loving her voice. She did an amazing job at narrating.

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  • ronigirl
  • 02-02-2020

With the Lie Out, Will the Truth Come Out???

The LIE: Book 2, The Kings of Linwood Academy, the daughter; with the protection of the Kings, they all continues to find the true guilty person. As they search, they learn about other lies that has been kept secret. Will it put a monkey wrench into their search, or even into their unusual relationship among each other. We will learn more with Book 3: "The Risk."

Amanda Stribling continues to give 150% and more with her performance throughout her storytelling of both books 1and 2. I look forward to the final conclusion of trilogy; "The Risk: Kings of Linwood Academy, Book 3.
I do recommend this book and also Book 1. And, let's go ahead and throw it all in. I'm willing to lay down my cards, because it's going to be worth it.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 24-01-2020

Wow!

It’s a very good thing that I have book 3 already in my library and ready to listen to!!!

What a ride this book is! The mystery of what is happening Harlots mother absorbs her and the Kings I’d Linwoods every waking moment!! They are sure they know who the real killer is and work to prove it.

Their relationship flourishes along the way. However... what the find and don’t find is what held my attention, and the end, again left my chin on my chest!!! Gotta go listen to book 3!!! Callie Rose is a genius!!

Amanda Stribling’s voice is perfect for these characters!!

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 23-01-2020

The intensity heats up in The Lie

And I thought the Help was intense. Things really intensify in this sequel. Lies, angst, suspense and the mean girls are all at play. Harlow and the Kings become their own detectives to try to save Harlow's mom. But as they dig deeper, they uncover more and more lies. As they work together, the relationship of the 5 grow more intense. I loved everything about this book. If it were not for the occasion mention of classes and tests, I would have forgotten they were all in high school. The Kings and Harlow dealt with some major adult topics that had me hooked from the first book. I could not stop listening and had to immediately jump into book 3. This is one series that will grab you and not let you go.

Amanda Stirling once again brought this book to life. She kept all the characters consistent and easy to follow. Her inflictions brought the suspense to a whole new level. I was captured by Stirling's narration and felt as if I was running beside Harlow. Stirling enhanced the experience of this story.

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  • tenisha
  • 31-12-2019

Good Listen

Harlow is still determined to find the killer and does not care about risking her life. The boys are always there supporting her and wanting her. She explores more with them and discovers she has feelings for them all. Ready for the next one.
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  • Janet V.
  • 29-12-2019

Loved it!

I’ll give it to Callie, she knows how to end a book on a cliffy!

I feel for Harlow so much! My heart breaks for her and her mom. But silver lining, she has the guys.

I love every page of this book. I can’t wait for The Risk!

Amanda did a great job narrating!

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