Book Reviews

Picture-Perfect Lies (Cade Creek 20) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-July-2019

Book Blurb

Senator Wilson Khor II came to Cade Creek to meet the son he never knew he had. He didn't expect to meet the man of his dreams. When someone starts digging up secrets from his past, keeping his political career may be the least of his problems. It could cost him the man he's falling in love with.


Jayden Grant had one job. Dig up dirt on Senator Wilson Khor II. Finding out why he was in Cade Creek was just part of the deal. Falling for the senator was not. Yet, Jayden found himself pretending to be someone else just to spend more time with the handsome man. But lies have a way of catching up to people and Jayden is no different. He just has to hope Wilson will still want him when the dust settles.


Book Review

All the books in the ‘Cade Creek’ series are close to my heart, but I have to say that ‘Picture-Perfect Lies’ with all its humor, surprises, and shenanigans on multiple levels is especially delightful. The focus is squarely on Wilson, a senator who comes to visit his recently discovered son in Cade Creek, and Jayden, the reporter who is told to “dig up dirt” on the senator – and both of them are characters I fell in love with from the start. But the guys from previous books are back in force, as is usual in the Cade Creek family, and I immensely enjoyed seeing what they were up to. There are entertaining moments galore, some very hot loving, and more surprises (good and bad) than I expected in such a relatively short novella. Totally worth reading!

Wilson is a man with a past and secrets even he did not know he had – his father, recently deceased, totally dominated and directed his personal and political life. Wilson is only now coming up for air, and has made some much-needed changes like divorcing his socialite wife whom he only married because “it was the thing to do” back when he started out in politics. Wilson has also discovered he has a son whom his father hid from him all these years – a man by the name of Will (I met him in book eighteen) who happens to live in Cade Creek. Off Wilson goes on a mission to get to know him and to see if they can become a family. The reunion does not go as expected…

Jayden is a reporter, one who takes his job seriously, and he does not like his sleezy boss’s directive to find dirt on the senator who appeared in Cade Creek without anyone knowing about it. Jayden decides to quit his job and flip burgers if necessary, rather than betray a man he has spent an amazing night with. Of course there are complications since Jayden never told Wilson why he was originally interested in him, others overhear what Jayden tells someone, and all hell breaks loose when Jayden’s boss sends a truly reprehensible colleague after Jayden and the senator. Throughout it all Jayden may be thrown off course, but he never loses sight of what is important – honesty where Wilson is concerned and protecting his secrets.

Jayden and Wilson fall for each other very quickly, but Wilson is the one who decides what he wants and goes after it, no expenses spared. I loved every moment! Jayden doesn’t quite know what hit him, but he does know what he wants and what is good for him in the end, so he goes with the flow. Almost everyone else in Cade Creek pitches in to help these men when things turn ugly, and the end of the story is as picture-perfect as you please!

If you like Cade Creek and everyone who lives there, if you want to find out more about its two newest inhabitants, and if you’re looking for a charming read that is amusing, suspenseful, and has quite a few twists and turns, then you will probably like this novella as much as I do. I think it’s in the top five stories of this series.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 34800 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-June-2019
Price $5.50 ebook
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