Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guest Review: Blissful Lies (Jennifer Brown-Thomas)

Blissful Lies tells a heart-wrenching story exploring the enviable bonds of five best friends who, in the midst of growing up together, are just starting to realize how much they still have to learn about life. They quickly find the limits of their relationships are tested when secrets and lies rapidly interrupt their picture perfect existence, threatening the stability of years of friendship. At the center of their universe is mother to one group member and Brown-Thomas University Chancellor, Addison Hamilton. Uncertainty in her own life leads her down a path of no return as she finds herself a little too involved with someone many years her junior. While each person is forced to take responsibility for their hidden secret, they wonder if ultimately, it's just too much to move forward as the 'family' they once claimed to be. Join us on the journey, which allows true love to surface despite obvious obstacles, fearful hatred to emerge with a vengeance and betrayal of even the most loyal of friends. As lives are left in tattered pieces, everyone is forced to choose.... Will the group fall apart at the seams or will the strong bonds of everlasting friendship withstand the fire of deceit?
Paperback, 234 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Helm Publishing (IL)
Paperback Provided by Author for Honest Review

Jennifer Brown-Thomas is a married, TCU graduate and mother of one. New to the film and novel industries, she has written, directed and is currently in distribution for her first film starring Emmy award winning actress, Leann Hunley. As well as having her first book, a spin-off of the film, Blissful Lies published by Helm Publishing. Taking the film industry by storm at such a young age has propelled her into a career which will surely be a success. Following closely will be her newest venture and empire, LBT (Limberis, Brown-Thomas) Enterprises which will launch a fragrance, children s clothing line and more. Supported by the unyielding support of her friends and extremely large family, she found it easy to dream big. Be watching for more Brown-Thomas novels the next on its way to you is Vindictive Grounds.

This book just got real! Blissful lies was wonderful and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a good quick read. 

 Jennifer Brown-Thomas tells the story of a group of very close college friends who have been friends most of their lives. These college students attend an elite Ivy league school in California. Most of them have the life everyone dreams of; trust fund, living in a mansion and driving a fancy car. These young adults are approaching college graduation and are looking forward to the next stage in life. This group of friends spend every moment they can together and they think they know everything there is to know about each other. When the relationship with Addison and Jackson first started I was a little disappointed, because I have a son and a best friend and that idea kinda creeps me out! Just being honest! 

 When Addison, the mother to Parker, agreed to chaperon the school trip to she had no idea what she was going to discover. The author has the reader waiting on the obvious secret to be revealed but when the tables are turned on the entire group, WOW! 

 The secrets that are divulged are unbelievable! I do wish a few loose ends were tied up. What happen to Shay, did she confess to what she remembered? What happen to Calvin? Even with the unanswered questions it was still a great book! I give it 4 stars!

Thanks again to Guest Reviewer, Tiffany!! Great review!!


  1. Sounds like a really good book and I am loving the cover. I think I'm going to have to check it out!

    p.s. new follower!

    Chelsea @ Random Girl Book Blog

  2. It's nice to see a positive review of this. I had seen a really bad review for it, so it's nice to know that it's not just a horrible book, but maybe one that's just not for everyone. It sounds a little weird, but weird isn't always bad!