Blog Tour, Review & #Giveaway: ★The Truth About Air & Water★ by @KatherineOwen01

The Truth About Air & Water by Katherine Owen 
(Truth in Lies #2) 
Publication date: August 25th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

The Truth In Lies Series. READ 
This Much Is True, book 1 first, although it’s been written as a standalone. Readers say, don’t do that.

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway ~ A Farewell To Arms

They share an epic love but one moment changes everything. A life together that seemed certain is shattered. One learns you never love the same way twice; the other learns what it means to come home. You only think you know how this love story goes, but do you really know how an epic love can end?

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

She is living color, and I’ve been in a black-and-white world for far too long without her.
Powerful stuff. It surrounds me. I’ve felt it since I first arrived. The forcefield of her. The magnetism of her. The power she wields over me. I’m alive again because of her, like a dying plant that finally gets some water. I’ve got it bad for this girl.
Reality dawns.
The light comes through the darkness and shines on me.
She’s my water.
-Lincoln Presley

The truth is I breathe with him. He is my air. Raison d’etre.
-Tally Landon

Author’s note: This novel is part of the Truth In Lies series. It can be read as standalone, however, fans of my fiction already are highly recommending that those new to my work, READ This Much Is True book 1 FIRST.

As Lincoln Presley would say, “do as you must, Princess.”

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4 I’m emotionally exhausted Stars

You know what they say, don’t you?
Everything comes together.
You know what I’m going to say, don’t you?
Everything comes together and then falls apart.
But who’s right? You ask.
I am.

When I finished This Much is True last year, I was emotionally wrung out. Katherine Owen has this incredible ability to reach with her words straight down your throat and to your heart. Then, like the sadist that she surely has to be, she squeezes that fucker and doesn’t let it go until you’re crying, screaming, and begging for mercy. Ask me how I survived that book, and fuck if I know. It was gut wrenching. And at the same time, that couple stayed with me. They never got out of my head. It’s just one of those tumultuous love stories that you simply can’t forget.

Beautiful things are like that, extraordinary one minute, gone the next.

So you can only imagine my reaction when Katherine told me that she will writing a second book for Linc and Tally (FYI the first books does contain a HEA). Suffice it to say I was equal parts excited and terrified as to what else the author can possibly put this couple through. Believe me when I tell you that she already put them through hell and back…twice over….then went back and ran them over with a mack truck…twice.

We are bound, somehow, her and I.

First, while you could technically read this as a standalone, I would advise against this. You really need to start from the very beginning with Linc and Tally. You’ll understand and appreciate everything that they’ve been through that much more.

I was afraid that this book would be excessive, have unnecessary angst, drama, and quite frankly be too much. I can also tell you that I am now gladly eating my words. Because Tally and Linc absolutely needed this book, and I’m so happy that Katherine decided to write it. It’s definitely not as intense or angsty as the first one, but don’t let that fool you. It will still put you through the wringer emotionally.

It’s just like they say. You’ve got your fingers in the dike preventing the dam from breaking, but it’s only a matter of time before it does. That’s how water works. That’s the strength of water. You can’t stop it.

The Truth About Air & Water finds Linc and Tally together, months after This Much is True ended. They’re settling into their life together one step at a time and trying to plan their wedding. But nothing for this couple has ever been easy, and their road to marriage certainly isn’t a smooth one. Actually, fuck that. It’s a mount Everest fucking climb is what it is.

Linc is laser focused on his baseball career, while Tally is still dealing with the fallout from the gut wrenching news that she received after her attack in Moscow. They’re trying to make things works, but sometimes even your best isn’t enough. And sometimes life has other plans for you and doesn’t ask whether or not you’re strong enough to handle it.

I must hate him now. I love him and hate him at the same tie. I wield this newfound rage deep inside, so deep that no one sees it, but it’s there growing and changing and getting stronger with every passing day.

What happens? Well, that my nosy friends, I definitely can’t tell you. But what I can tell you, is that as tumultuous and volatile as this love story is, it’s like a shipwreck

But just try to look away. I dare you.

If you’re looking for a book that’s filled with steam to offset the angst, keep looking. Katherine Owen doesn’t give you that here. And the odd thing? I never found myself missing it.

I’ll give you a moment to absorb that particular shock.

The fact is, this is such an emotional and poignant story that you will find yourself too absorbed in all their turmoil to care about anything else.

Your heart will bleed for this couple. You’ll scream, you’ll rage, you’ll cry. And you sure as hell won’t be able to set it down.

She is living color, and I’ve been in a black-and-white world for far too long without her.
Powerful stuff. It surrounds me. I’ve felt it since I first arrived. The forcefield of her. The magnetism of her. The power she wields over me. I’m alive again because of her, like a dying plant that finally gets some water. I’ve got it bad for this girl.
Reality dawns.
The light comes through the darkness and shines on me.
She’s my water. 

That ending was just absolute perfection. It managed to bring a tear even to my cold and black little heart. If you like angsty, emotional, and at times even gut wrenching reads, this is an author that you need to become acquainted with. If even this self proclaimed smut slut can look past the fact that there’s basically zero steam because I was so enraptured in the story, it really tells you something.

My only advise? Have lots of alcohol, tissues, and ice cream on hand. PMS has NOTHING on Katherine Owen.

Don’t miss the book that started it all!

Katherine Owen writes contemporary edgy fiction, which translates to: she writes love stories that are contemporary in setting and both edgy and dark. Some readers term her books emotional roller coasters. With her writing, Owen admits she has a fondness for angst, likes to play with a little drama, and essentially toys around with the unintentional complications of love. She contends this began early on when she won a poetry contest at the age of fourteen and appears to be without end. Owen has an avid love of coffee, books, and writing, but not necessarily in that order. She writes both Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction which includes her bestselling TRUTH IN LIES Series (a series despite despising ‘series’) beginning with This Much Is True and her latest release, The Truth About Air & Water. The TRUTH IN LIES series is fan-driven. So. There will be a third book about Linc and Tally released in 2015 titled Tell Me Something True.

About Owen’s fiction…This is NOT the light trope stuff. She travels a unique, writerly path and enjoys writing dark and angsty (a “non-word” she is fond of) emotional love stories. She often warns readers to be prepared with: time, tissues, wine, Advil or your drug of choice. And, as her most favored character, Lincoln Presley, would say, “do what you must, Princess.”

  • Signed copies of This Much Is True and The Truth About Air & Water 
  • Signed copy of This Much Is True
  • Signed copy of The Truth About Air & Water
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

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Comments

  1. I love the cover! Sounds like my kind of read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Wow you make this sound incredible and so emotional! Right up my alley! So character driven, too! Wonderful review, Lana!

  3. Well…Thank you for taking the chance and the time on reading and reviewing my work. I'm truly touched. Your review is thoughtful and amazing. I do try to warn all my readers to carve out some time, have some wine, and Advil or their drug of choice on hand while reading my books. ha! Treasure your thoughts and the review(s). Thank you so much.

    Best,
    Katherine Owen
    Writer | Dark, angsty love stuff

  4. Sounds great, thanks for sharing! And loved your review, I adore watching gifs while reading. 😛

  5. I love love this series! <3

  6. Thank for the chance 🙂

  7. Sounds like a great book! I love the cover!!

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