Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Little White Lies - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Little White Lies!

Little White Lies
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: n/a
Release Date
Publisher: Freeform
Waited on by: Sam
"I'm not saying this is Sawyer's fault," the prim and proper one said delicately. "But."

Eighteen-year-old auto mechanic Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother's "society" might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life-her father's identity-she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart. The one thing she doesn't expect to find is friendship, but as she's drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own, Sawyer quickly discovers that her family isn't the only mainstay of high society with skeletons in their closet. There are people in her grandmother's glittering world who are not what they appear, and no one wants Sawyer poking her nose into the past. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer's search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.

Set in the world of debutante balls, grand estates and rolling green hills, Little White Lies combines a charming setting, a classic fish-out-of-water story, and the sort of layered mystery only author Jennifer Lynn Barnes can pull off.
I have been interested in started Barnes much lauded The Naturals series, but we all know I have commitment issues. When I saw she was writing a standalone, I knew I had to learn more about it, and what I found out totally delighted me.


Why I want to read this book
  • A female auto mechanic
  • Debutante season 
  • A mystery father
  • Socialites and secrets 
  • Family and friendship
Every line of that blurb contained another reason for me to read this book, and who doesn't enjoy the season? 












What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

45 comments:

  1. Those are five good reasons! It does look fun. And I remember seeing the Naturals series, didn't realize at first this was same author.

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    1. People rave about The Naturals and it is a goal of mine to start it in the 2nd half of the year, since new releases slow a lot by then.

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  2. This sounds sooooo good! Can’t wait to see the final cover too.

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    1. I was searching to see if there was a cover out there somewhere, but came up empty. I was surprised because the release is not that far off.

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  3. I haven't seen the Naturals series, but now, after seeing this book I'm keen for both lol Looks like a great read!

    Here is mine! http://bit.ly/PamHarju

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    1. The series has been around for a while and has like 12 books in it

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    2. Will have to check it out!

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  4. Ooooh! I love Debutantes! I'll definitely be reading this one!

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    1. I haven't read any good deb books since the Rebel Belle books

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  5. I am LOVING this! I adore fish-out-of-water stories! They have such potential for coemdy and all sorts of goodness!

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    1. I am looking forward to it being amusing and fun

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  6. This was almost my choice this week too but I switched last minute! I still need to read The Natural series but I loved The Fixer series!

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    1. I just love the idea of a blue collar debutante

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  7. Jennifer lynn barnes is one of my favorite authors. I am so excited for this book. the natural series is so so good. you should try and get through it. break those commitment issues. its a well worth read of a series.

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    1. I do plan on starting the series in the fall, when there are less new releases, and my library has them all

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  8. The debutante aspect really intrigues me! Great pick!

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    1. I love seeing into different worlds

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  9. I know everyone loves her books but I haven't been able to get into them. Hopefully, you'll enjoy this one enough to want to check out the rest of the books! :)

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    1. I have the Fixer, which is also well loved, but me and series are not a thing lately. XP

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  10. I'm so excited for this one too! I haven't read her Naturals series (I'll have to add it to my TBR pile!) but I've read and loved Every Other Day and Raised by Wolves. Regardless of all that, though, I'd read this based on the socialites and debutante aspects alone. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    1. Socialites and Debs are always fun. Their way of life is so outside my own, and I just find it fascinating.

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  11. Debutante season is always so fun!

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    1. I love it too, and putting someone from outside that world in the lineup should add to the fun.

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  12. I love that the MC is an auto mechanic! I don't see that often :) wow a six-figure contract?? that's hard to turn down even if you are not into to makeovers and big dresses and all that comes with debutante balls! Definitely would be a fish-out-of-water experience for me! LOL Sounds fun!

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    1. Oddly enough, the female MC in Love & Luck, though not an official mechanic, was also gifted at fixing cars.

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  13. I've not seen this before and yes, like Daniela, auto mechanic caught my attention. Sounds fun!

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    1. I like the whole concept, and hope it is done well.

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  14. Oh cool! I haven't read her books since her first werewolf series.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I am familiar with The Naturals and Fixer series, but not Barnes other stuff. I have to check it all out.

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  15. πŸ˜‚ I too have committed issues. But this does sound amazing and im very excited. I didn't know she was coming out with a standalone. Thanks so much, Sam. Hope you have a wonderful day πŸ’‹ xoxo

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    1. Well, right now, it's listed as a standalone. You know how these things can change.

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  16. I saw this one NetGalley and was very close to requesting (trying to hold out until I read the ones I have). I love The Natural series and her duology The Fixer totally broke my heart. I hope you enjoy this one!

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    1. I don't get books from this publisher, so no requesting for me. XD

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  17. Ohhhh I definitely see this on NetGalley yesterday! I went looking for the cover reveal but didn't see one. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it, Sam!

    Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Not sure about final cover, but I am intrigued enough by the story

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  18. A standalone? That alone is worth rejoicing over and adding it to the wish list. LOL

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    1. So far, it looks like a standalone, which is just my speed

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  19. This sounds awesome!!! I hope you love it when you get a chance to read it!

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  20. Now this sounds like a fun read, for all of the reasons you listed and then some. I hadn't heard of it before but you've definitely got me interested in it now :)

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    1. It's definitely an interesting set up

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  21. I have to say, as soon as I realised there was a female mechanic I was intrigued. I think I like characters with mechanical skills in total, but then it being a female character on top of things is always great!

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    1. I was surprised to see another book featuring a female mechanic, because I just read of one in Love & Luck, and I thinks it is fantastic.

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  22. I loved the Naturals series so as soon as I saw you post this and spotted the authors name I was like 'sign me up'. I didn't know she was a doing a standalone and although this sounds like it's a little different from her series I am still expecting to totally love it. She writes very good characters, they're flawed and interesting so I've got high hopes I'll be loving all these debutantes.

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    1. I blame you for making me really want to read The Naturals.

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