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The Truth About Air & Water by Katherine Owen

The Truth About Air & Water by Katherine Owen
(Truth in Lies #2)
Publication date: August 25th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

What It's About

The Truth In Lies Series. READ This Much Is True, book 1 first, although it’s been written as a standalone. Readers say, don’t do that.

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway ~ A Farewell To Arms

They share an epic love but one moment changes everything. A life together that seemed certain is shattered. One learns you never love the same way twice; the other learns what it means to come home. You only think you know how this love story goes, but do you really know how an epic love can end?

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

She is living color, and I’ve been in a black-and-white world for far too long without her.
Powerful stuff. It surrounds me. I’ve felt it since I first arrived. The forcefield of her. The magnetism of her. The power she wields over me. I’m alive again because of her, like a dying plant that finally gets some water. I’ve got it bad for this girl.
Reality dawns.
The light comes through the darkness and shines on me.
She’s my water.

-Lincoln Presley

The truth is I breathe with him. He is my air. Raison d’etre.
-Tally Landon

Author’s note: This novel is part of the Truth In Lies series. It can be read as standalone, however, fans of my fiction already are highly recommending that those new to my work, READ This Much Is True book 1 FIRST.

As Lincoln Presley would say, “do as you must, Princess.”

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MyThoughts

I have to start this review out with the cover.  How stunning is that?  That right there is what made me want to read this book.  I hadn’t read This Much Is True yet, I just knew I had to read this book.

I did start with This Much Is True and moved straight into The Truth About Air & Water, back to back in about a day and a half.  That’s 431 pages + 390 pages in less than 2 days.  I devoured both books.  It was one of those “not now children, mommy is reading, there’s peanut butter in the cupboard, have at it moments”.  (I didn’t really do that, but oh the temptation to not move at all until both books were complete.)

I’m going to say the same thing that a lot of other reviewers are saying, though this can be read as a stand alone, you want the first book.  You want to read how Linc and Tally met in This Much Is True, how their story began, and what brought them to this point.

Then move to The Truth About Air & Water and prepare to have your heart ripped out all over again throughout their journey.

This was an absolutely amazing read from beginning to end.  I was frustrated, I was angry, I was hopefully, I was heartbroken, I was hopeful again.  I wanted to kick a couple of fictional characters’ behinds. <—Wouldn’t that be nice?  To be able to reach through the pages (or the screen in my case) and strangle a character who is not being very helpful at all to main couple.

It was up and down and gah!  I couldn’t get enough.

Then it was over.

And I wanted to reread them both because I wasn’t ready to leave this world yet.

I’m going to some time.  I’m going to reread these because I loved them that much.

Incredible journey through both books.

I’m so glad I saw that cover.

5 stars!

Thank you so much for my copy of The Truth About Air & Water!

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This Much Is True By Katherine Owen

This Much Is True by Katherine Owen
Publication date: August 11th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

What It's About

Both on the verge of fame. A ballerina who lies. A baseball player who believes her. Well, the truth changes everything.
Tally Landon is just trying to escape her tragic story and graduate from high school so she can pursue her ballet career in New York. She doesn’t count on meeting Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s baseball wonder, nor on this chance meeting with him affecting her at all. Adding him to a long list of one-night stands is the plan. Lying to him about her age and name is her standard method of operandi. She doesn’t count on being found out, on seeing him again, or falling in love.
Lincoln Presley’s life is all mapped out for him. There is only baseball. With Major League Baseball circling their favorite prospect with a lucrative offer, he cannot afford to mess up. And, he doesn’t; until he meets up with the girl he saved from the burning wreckage on the 101 on Valentine’s Day months before. By the time he learns her real name and of all the lies she’s told, he’s in far too deep to ever really let her go.
Fate has a different set of plans and when fame and lies tear them apart, one truth remains.
“…You want this book, trust me.” Kimberly Faye Reads Blog
“It’s raw and real. There are no rainbows or unicorns. There is only life and sometimes life is ugly.” Judging Books By Their Covers
“This is a book that needs to be experienced fully. What I can tell you is to prepare yourself for one gutwrenching, emotional, devastating, tear filled and painful read.” Dirty Girl Romance
“This book was filled with mixed signals, missed opportunities, and power struggles as each player of this game called love fought to win the ultimate prize…This book was a stellar read.” Roxy’s Reviews
“If you are looking for a book with raw emotion, loss, love and the power of hope, then this is the book for you! A 5 star read!” Old Victorian Quill
Author’s Note: A coming of age story? Could be. A powerful love story? Most definitely. An unforgettable read? Most likely. Intended for mature audiences in age 17+? Absolutely.
This best selling new adult contemporary romance novel will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride and is the first book (which should really be two books) in the Truth In Lies series, but it can be read as a standalone. It is 432 pages long in 12-point type so carve out some time. Want to read the first chapters? Click the Look Inside feature on the This Much Is True book cover.

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MyThoughts

If you’re reading this on my blog, Not Everyone’s Mama, you’re reading the review of This Much Is True right after my review of The Truth About Air & Water.  There might be a little bit of repeating as I say you have to read both books in this series if you haven’t.  One right after another.  Do it like I did.  You will not regret it at all.

I saw the cover for The Truth About Air & Water and HAD to read it.  Though it’s technically a stand alone, I took the other reviewers’ advice and read This Much Is True first.  I’m so glad I did.

In This Much Is True we meet Tally and Linc as they meet each other for the first time and then as they meet each other again.

From that moment this book will suck you in.  I was right there with them, so excited, so hopeful, then life happens… or Tally happened.  There’s a reason behind why Tally did what she did right at that first moment when she tells him her name, and it’s heartbreaking.

It doesn’t make it any less frustrating because I wanted Tally to have a bit of happiness in her heart after what she had gone through.  It shall not be that simple though or we wouldn’t have this 400+ page amazing journey to go on.

I don’t even know what to say in the review for this one because I feel like if I say anything, I’ll give away things that aren’t in the blurb and I hate spoilers so much.

I will say this was heart wrenching and left me wanting to kick fate’s a$$ (and a few other characters).  Some of the decisions that Tally made… I wouldn’t have made them, but she was doing what she thought was best.  It was still so hard to read at one point as she is making one of the biggest decisions any one would ever have to make.

Both of them frustrated me beyond belief with how much focus they had on their careers. I guess I have never dedicated my entire life to something that would lead up to it being my career, but I did have a dream and my dream ended up changing as my life went forward.  I don’t know if I could ever put my career ahead of love.  That’s just who I am and that is why I was so easily frustrated by these two and the people they were listening to.

I’m going to end this before I give anything more away.

I loved This Much Is True and I loved The Truth About Air & Water.  Katherine Owen is now on my favorite author list.  I never want to miss a release of hers ever again.

5 stars!
Thank you so much for my copy of This Much Is True!

Katherine Owen

Meet The Writer

Katherine Owen writes contemporary edgy fiction, which translates to: she writes love stories that are contemporary in setting and both edgy and dark. Some readers term her books emotional roller coasters. With her writing, Owen admits she has a fondness for angst, likes to play with a little drama, and essentially toys around with the unintentional complications of love. She contends this began early on when she won a poetry contest at the age of fourteen and appears to be without end. Owen has an avid love of coffee, books, and writing, but not necessarily in that order. She writes both Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction which includes her bestselling TRUTH IN LIES Series (a series despite despising ‘series’) beginning with This Much Is True and her latest release, The Truth About Air & Water. The TRUTH IN LIES series is fan-driven. So. There will be a third book about Linc and Tally released in 2015 titled Tell Me Something True.
About Owen’s fiction…This is NOT the light trope stuff. She travels a unique, writerly path and enjoys writing dark and angsty (a “non-word” she is fond of) emotional love stories. She often warns readers to be prepared with: time, tissues, wine, Advil or your drug of choice. And, as her most favored character, Lincoln Presley, would say, “do what you must, Princess.”

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  • Great reviews, Heather! This sounds like such a character driven series and I like how much emotional depth it seems to have, too! So happy you enjoyed them both! 🙂

    • heathermanning

      Thank you!

  • KatherineOwenNovelist

    Wow! Thanks for reading & reviewing both books. I’m touched. A lot of readers seem to read them back-to-back and put their lives on hold while doing so… ha! Again, treasure your heartfelt review and time taken in reading my work.

    Best,
    Katherine Owen

    P.S. LOVE the blog!!

    • heathermanning

      You are so welcome! Thank you for the books. They were both amazing!!! <3

  • Both of these sound like really good books to escape it all. Thank you for sharing and hosting a giveaway.

  • Esperanza Garcia Gailliard-Élz

    Sounds like both books are to be read for sure. I always love a good drama filled love story.