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Before The Lies: Before The Lies (The Truth Series Book 3) by [May, Elaine]
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If I had known from the beginning what he would do to me, would I have changed anything?
No matter what had happened with him I never would have been led down the path that brought me to my soul mate.
For that I could never be sorry.
I just wish I'd had time to make my time count.
I wish I'd been able to see her grow.
I wish I could have said goodbye, to have felt his touch one last time.
The other man in my life took that away from me but I would never change a thing.
Although he was my undoing he was also my saviour, I just wish I could have been his.

This is my part of the story.

Before The Lies is a prequel to Elaine May's successful Truth series, although it can also be read as a standalone novel. Readers should be aware of its uncompromising storyline as it depicts the harsh reailty of Rosa's story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 233 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Elaine May; 1 edition (29 March 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #368,309 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Kindle Edition
** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **

Have you ever read a novel so heartbreaking that it shatters your heart into a million pieces?

Have you ever read a novel so breathtakingly beautiful that it simply takes your breath away?

Have you ever read a novel so raw and confronting that it leaves you utterly speechless?

Have you ever read a novel so sinister, manipulative and evil that it leaves you questioning everything?

Well we just found it.

Before The Lies is a prequel to the Truth Series.
For all of those who have read the Truth Series we know about Isla and her amazing story.
But what happened prior?
Where did it all begin?
How did Isla evolve?
What was her mother Rosa like?
What did she endure?

The answers are in this amazingly written novel that had us simply captivated from beginning to end.
It’s raw, highly confronting, powerful, heartbreaking, heart-warming, just an amazing read.
It tells a tale of a young girl living in hell and makes the decision to trade her current hellish life to a new one.
It tells a tale of a young girl grasping at anything she can to feel love.
It tells a tale about a girl who goes from one nightmare straight into another.
It tells a tale about hope.
It tells a tale about trust.
It tells a tale about love.

You name it, this novel has it.

Elaine May has given us an absolute gut wrenching read that shouldn't be missed. Her writing ability and strength had us clinging onto every word read, every page turned. She held us hostage with her beautifully descriptive and in-depth words. We were absolutely flawed by this novel.

To Elaine we say thank you.
Thank you so much for giving Rosa a voice.
Thank you for sharing her story.
Thank you for giving us Before The Lies.

A definite 5 star read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent 30 August 2016
By sherry - Published on
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I can think right now I know i know why wright but right now im in the middle of crying this book was so emotional more the the first 2 I just have a couple things to say to say his author you are magnificent amazing outstanding and I'll be buying more of your books I just loved this series even if I was crying snotty cry mind you thru most of it I'm glad that both books told the full story but what I would love to read is John's story I think that would complete the while thing bring it around i have to say is book is 5 star read if i could give it more i would buy buy buy this series today
5.0 out of 5 stars All she wanted was to be loved 1 August 2016
By MAustin - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Title:Before the Lies
Author:Elaine May
Series:The Truth #3
Publisher:Self Published
Release Date:7-19-16
Genre(s):Romantic Suspense
Page Count:233
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

If I had known from the beginning what he would do to me, would I have changed anything?
No matter what had happened with him I never would have been led down the path that brought me to my soul mate.

Before the Lies was a great 5 star read.

This is Rosa’s story and all I can say it keep your kleenex close.
Rosa was supposed to be a boy which caused her parents to be cruel to her throughout her childhood. She is pretty much a tool who has been trained by her parents to be prim and proper. They are looking for a husband for Rosa that can take over the family business. She would have to endure dinners with prospect husbands, until one night she meets Johnnie.

All I can say is once Johnnie steps into the picture things take off greatly. I am in shock at the things that Rosa discovers and what she has to endure. There is a lot of sexual encounters that at times can be quite rough and may cause a trigger for some. Just when you think things are looking up for Rosa the bottom gets dropped and I am left thinking WTF.

All I can say is I loved Before the Lies but the ending felt really rushed and the epilogue absolutely killed me. I’m still trying to wrap my head around what happened. My heart was torn out and I was left sobbing. I am going to have to catch up on the series and put myself back together. If you're looking for a gut wrenching read about a young girl who grows up very fast and endures so many heartbreaking things than 1-click and get started today. Thank you for a great read!

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by MAustin from Alpha Book Club
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 disappointed stars 3 April 2016
By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends - Published on
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3 disappointed stars

A story of a young girl, naive, vulnerable and innocent who by the lack of love from her parents was easily deceived mislead and whisked away to America by John an older man who made promises of a better life only to have Rose kept like a whore in a flat and visited when he pleased.

Parts of this plot frustrated me, Rosa was a young girl who was groomed and blinded by love and I hoped the story would change course and would of gone down a different route on so many occasions but each time I felt hope it fizzled.

I felt the story pick up and I enjoyed it more when Rosa met William there was more conversation where as up to this point it had just felt like a story.

The whole concept of the plot I enjoyed but more conversations and thoughts from the characters would of pulled myself as a reader in more also Rosa having a bit more backbone, why didn't she tell Will, why didn't she contact her friend again, her parents? I felt there were huge gaps and I was left with so many why's.

The End - no words really, just, I love HEA'S that bring closure to a story especially when the main character has been through so much already.
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing! 4 April 2016
By angieplayera - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Highly disappointed in this story. The blurb to this story was so misleading and off base, I couldn't believe what I was reading! I read a lot of really dark, erotica but this was NOT dark or erotic! It was a sad, and depressing story with unlikable and unrelatable characters.
A story of a 16 year old girl who carries a non protected clandestine sexual affair with a much older, married man, is not even the main spoiler! What he does to this young girl when he makes a discovery about her, gives new meaning to castration fantasy!
The harsh reality of what Rosa was subjected to by everyone who was supposed to love and protect her helped shape her character.
It also made this an emotional and painful story to read.
2.5 stars!
4.0 out of 5 stars Rosa's story 6 January 2017
By Rebecca A - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Rosa Smith's parents have one goal in mind and that is to marry her off to a rich man who can save their business. It doesn't matter that she is only 15 years old as they rarely want her around. They think they have found a potential candidate in American John Bryant. His good looks instantly attract Rosa and soon she realizes she is in over her head.

Yet as good as John is to Rosa he has secrets that he is keeping from her. When the chance comes for Rosa to leave England and head to the US with John she agrees not knowing what she surprises await her.

Yet when she realizes everything is not as she expected it to be will she have to courage to put her own happiness first?

This is the third book in the series but is actually a prequel to the first two. This book explains so much but I think I enjoyed reading it after the first two as it made everything fall into place.

Rosa was someone that was after love after being treated so badly be her parents. With John she felt such an attraction and initially he was so good to her. Then as you see that other side develop you learn how trapped and controlled she is and how she has no say over anything. I knew what was coming due to the previous two books but I liked the way you never really knew how far John would go with things.

John is just such a mixed bag capable of such evil things yet he also had a side that was so loving and caring. You never knew what you were going to get and I was super disappointed to know the kind of man he turned into and how he raised his son, Jack, to be.

It's super frustrating that the Bryant family has no idea what John is capable of and I am definitely interested to see if Marcus shows up in anymore books!

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