Cameron Miller and Aurora Jones met through mutual friends. It didn't seem as though there could be anything going on between the two considering Aurora isn't the kind of girl to fool around and she isn't dating ANYONE this year due to bad boyfriend decisions and Cameron isn't doing any one-night-stands for half a year and relationship? he had one of those and it didn't end well to say the least.
Yet they find they DO have a lot to talk about. Aurora is a social worker and Cameron is a teacher in a class with "difficult" kids. Wanting to stay true to their promise to themselves and their friends they form "The Chastity Club", a way for them to stay friends, get to know each other, and yet not move to the next level.
Thing is, though Aurora and Cameron are great together as friends, they are reluctant to make something more out of their friendship. Aurora had her share of boyfriends but they were all wrong for her. She was looking for someone to fix, and you know THAT doesn't tend to work.. So she isn't interested in finding a new "project". Cameron might be known as the guy who just screws around by their mutual friends but that's only because they haven't known him before, when he had a steady girl, one who cheated on him with one of his closest friends..
They truly build a solid friendship before they found themselves acting upon their mutual attraction. I LOVED seeing the way their friendship was building, it felt so realistic. They had so much in common not only in their occupation but in their beliefs even though they grew up in a totally different environment. There was nothing to "fix" about Cameron, he might have been hurt by the actions of his ex and best friend, but basically he is a solid guy, exactly what Aurora needs, and on the other side, for Cameron, Aurora is perfect as well because she is something he could truly count on.
The name of the book means the 12 truths Aurora found about herself in each of the months she have been single, the lie is being content the way she is, without a relationship, without a man to share her life with. I really liked the whole idea of it because it's me in a nut shell. I have my shares of truths I found about myself being single for the longest time, and yet I'm still struggling with my lie.. I really don't think I NEED a man, but I do want one I just tell myself it's "no big deal" and maybe it is.. I don't know. This book came in a good timing for me to think and rethink this subject.
I feel a bit rusty at writing reviews.. I'm not really pleased with my review because I don't feel it gives the right vibe of HOW MUCH I enjoyed reading it. It was an easy read, not angsty or anything, it was about friendship building and forming into something more which was done perfectly. It was a happy read. Even the tough issues that Aurora and Cameron were dealing with didn't give the book a dark feel, on the contrary.
HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I kindly received this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Once upon a time, Christina Lee lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. She spent her days getting in cabs, shopping for photo shoots, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at her favorite hangouts.
Now she lives in the Midwest with her husband and son—her two favorite guys. She’s been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn't until she wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that she realized she could turn the fairytales inside her head into the reality of writing fiction.
She’s addicted to lip balm and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
This book is aready out (from the 19th of September 2016)
Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 219 pages, 24-25 September 2016 / On GoodReads