“You never know how much strength you have until you are forced to push through the impossible. You never know how dirty things can get until you’ve been in the trenches. And you can never imagine how much you can truly love someone until you’ve experienced those hurts together and shared the shovel in digging your way out of the dark.“
I’ve never read anything by this author, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but reading the blurb and reading that one of the main characters suffers from ADHD I was more than intrigue. This was my first time reading about this disease and while I found this aspect of the story and the story itself intriguing, it was heartbreaking to read Hilary and Jay’s story.
At 27, Hilary is at a crossroads in life. She just quit her job as a waitress, a job who was supposed to be temporary. She never planned to waitress at the same place for four years, but time passed. Now she’s ready to figure out what she wants to do with her life and change her life for the better. At her apartment complex’s pool she meets Jayden Monroe, a gorgeous man who charms her from the very first moment. They start dating, they get close to each other and Hilary falls for Jay fast and hard. She never saw it coming, but Jay is perfect in her eyes and perfect for her, so she doesn’t care they have been together for a short time.
Everything seems to be perfect, until it isn’t.
”I’m not ever going to be under control. I’m not ever going to be easy to deal with. I’m not ever going to be that man.”
When Jay confess that he suffers from ADHD Hilary doesn’t run away. She doesn’t know what really means to be with someone with Jay’s condition, but she’s about to find out. He has mood swings, anxiety attacks, he’s impulsive, he suffers from depression, but Hilary is not ready to give up. She’s willing to fight for both of them, to be there for Jay and to help him no matter what.
Hilary was such a great heroine. She’s sweet and caring, but what I loved the most about her is how she loved Jay – with all her heart, unconditionally and also her patience. And I’m telling you, this woman had a lot of patience. It goes without saying that she was a strong heroine. Her strength was really admirable.
And he really was…and more. Seeing him struggling with everything broke my heart. He’s aware of the fact he’s different from other men and he knows is not easy for Hilary to be with him since he suffers from ADHD. He’s sweet and caring and overall he was a very endearing character.
The plot was interesting and honestly very different from what I expected from a story with this premise. The side characters are interesting, engaging and likeable as well. I enjoyed the sweet dates between Hilary and Jay at the beginning and I loved their banter. Their interactions felt real, honest and you can feel their infatuation and later their love for each other.
All in all “Loving the White Liar” was a fantastically written raw and honest story, with two main endearing and realistic characters, a beautiful love story and great writing.
“Sometimes the things we are so sure of can suddenly turn into things we have to let go of in order to land on the road we were meant to travel.“
About the Author
A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 10 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published several novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar, The Reluctant Romantics Series (The Fall, The Heart, The Mind) and The Balls in Play series (Anything but Minor and Major Love.) Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with ‘hard to get’ happy endings because it’s what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers. In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen name of Angelica Chase.