Little White Lies

Rated 4.33/5 based on 6 reviews
Everybody says that RW Skuce has the perfect life. He wrote a bestselling novel that made the world call him the king of romance. He has more money than he needs and is admired all over the world as a true lover; the problem is RW lives a lie. He does not believe in love because he cannot remember being in love. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
  • Words: 60,060
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780992149437
NaNoWriMo:
This book participated in the 2013 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Stats, as of November 19, 2013:
13697 words completed (goal: 50000)
Average words/day: 978
I reached my goal since!

About J.D. Selmser

When J.D. Selmser is not too busy 'saving the world' or 'being awesome' he enjoys chasing sunsets and waterfalls. OK maybe he does not save the world, but he is always dreaming big and chasing those dreams wherever they might lead him. He is a hopeless romantic who traveled 1100 kilometres every weekend just to spend less than two days with the woman he is in love with until she was able to move to be with him.

Monday through Friday, he's an IT ninja, defending "the people and their computers" against nasty viruses and hackers. Wielding his mouse like a set of flaming nun chucks, causing most unwanted applications to shrivel back in shame. By night and weekends he is the king of scary monsters and romance sitting at his computer writing about endless love and those that grab hold of it and never let go, no matter.

Like most writers his goal is to put the pictures that are in his mind on paper and invite his readers on a heartfelt journey between heaven and earth and watch the war between Demons, Angels and a multitude of other creatures. As much as his readers tell him that his characters shock them so do his readers shock him too. The most evil characters are the ones he hears are the most interesting and some of the ones he thinks will be the most beloved characters are the most hated.

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Reviews

Review by: Amanda Gauthier on March 26, 2014 :
For the most part this novel is very typical of the searching for my lost love stories that are so abundant in the market right now. We have a hero searching and heroine who is in need, but refuses to admit it. We have the man who goes to leave and suddenly is sucked back in. Then we add the mystery of who is Stacey and how does a dying little girl fit into the mystery.



Which brings me to one of the points I felt uncomfortable with in this story. Rayne’s whole life seems to revolve around his search for a woman that never loved him back. You add in the assistant who seems to be the average back stabbing money grabbing villain, but despite the possibility of a strong road block she plays a stronger role in the back story then the actual novel. The book is a pleasant read in spite of a few short comings and predictable ending, but it never really rose above average for me
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Review by: AWong on March 23, 2014 :
Reading the blurb of the book was quite promising. Bestselling romance writer who lost his memory and dreams of love, but does not believe in it. While the plot itself isn't anything extraordinary, the story has almost everything done right. Nice romance, nice characters - just nice. This is a 5 star idea with 4 star writing. Not a classic you will treasure year after year, but a light read you will want to read a second time.

Rayne is your basic nice guy who lies to himself and the world. He does not remember his past only that was in love and it still haunts him night after night. Rayne meets his biggest fan and this starts the journey. The author adds twists and turns to not only confuse the reader, but Rayne himself while pushing the story along. Sexual tension between Rayne and Maria is apparent from the first time they meet, but nor realized until the end. As the story ends it answers all the readers’ questions, but seems a bit rushed. I would have liked a few more chapters added to finish the book.

It's nice to see more love stories set in different countries. Too bad this one left you with vivid descriptions of busy exotic European cities, but never tells you what city. I look forward to more books from this author.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: jsmith1994 on March 23, 2014 :
This was a very enjoyable read. It was quite refreshing from the stuff I normally read. Overall I liked the book and would gladly read more books from this author.

I was immediately pulled in by the fact that the main character Rayne visits his biggest fan out of obligation and secretly behind him is his trusty assistant. It’s until we meet Camilla and her mother Maria that we really see the tension between the sexes. Maria is not your average weak woman, but your average woman dropped into a terrible situation yet still refuses to quit pushing onward.

Camilla is the average teen I love with the ideas in the story despite the fact that she soon realizes Rayne is not nearly the great romantic that she thinks he is, but she still believes that she can help him find his true love.

Various flash backs help to make the city seem real despite the fact I still have no real idea of the exact country it takes place in. Rayne is kind of eccentric and more of the weird best friend then someone you would expect to be the main character of the story, but as he remembers more about the past he begins to work beyond it. I do wish that there was a little more detail about what exactly happened in the past, but I assume that will be in his next book.

I’d say this was book was somewhere between Young Adult and New Adult. There is the reality that love comes and goes and not everyone can move past their first love built on the foundation that true love never dies.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Natalia S on Jan. 9, 2014 :
I was keen on this book right from the first few pages. I first saw detective searching for lost love. Rayne can seem too perfect , but all women dream about such a man. The novel kept me eagerly turning pages from the first one to the last. In my mind I've travelled and shared this journey with Rayne in search of his love. I look forward to new books talented JD Selmser.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: NikaPankratova on Jan. 7, 2014 :
Rayne has had a rough time with his life for the past few years, although he seems to have everything a man could want the past still haunts him. How can the king of romance not remember ever being in love and yet still crave the affections of a ghost from his past. This is a great example of true love exists and that all the money in the world means nothing if you feel empty inside. The main character Rayne is charming in his own way and as I followed him in his journey I found myself feeling guilty because I was cheering for the other woman when Stacey inspired him to write a number one bestselling novel and for him to search the world for him. He seems too weak at times, but then again despite the fact we all want a tough hero type of a man secretly we need someone who loves us more than his pride. It was nice to see a female character being vulnerable and strong for a change from a man’s point of view.
It was nice also to hear the impressions that my city had on a foreigner as well as I found myself guessing at the cities he went to and the sites that he saw. I think that many women will read this book and enjoy the simplicity of it. A love story from a man’s point of view and shows that being sexy and attractive can be more based on a woman’s personality then how much cleavage she shows.
Now I find myself eagerly awaiting the next book by this newly discovered treasure.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: WCooper on Jan. 3, 2014 :
For me, Little White Lies was one of those books that I really enjoyed while reading and did not want to put it down. I am giving it 4 stars because for all those people who believe in happy ever afters even if it does not happen when and as we expected you will love this book. For those who are just discovering JD Selmser with each novel his romantic nature and skill that makes you believe that love is just around the corner no matter how far away the corner is. Now I am waiting for the next book to see what inspires a man to throw caution to the wind and pay any price for a kiss.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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