Loving the White Liar by Kate Stewart
“The perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.”
At age twenty seven Hilary met the love of her life by the pool in her apartment building. Hilary and Jayden fell fast and while she knew things weren’t perfect, she knew Jayden was the one for her. Jayden has ADHD and at first it didn’t seem like a problem, until it began to affect their relationship. Hilary tries to understand Jayden’s struggles but often cannot break through his walls. Soon Hilary will have to see if she can live with Jayden and his white lies, or without.
“I feel like I’m going crazy, I can’t decide whether to love you or hate you from one minute to the next.”
“I told you loving me wasn’t easy, Hil.”
“It’s so easy to love you, Jayden. Too easy. It’s only hard when you won’t let me.”
“You are it for me. You need to know that. I won’t be the perfect man, ever. I won’t even come close, but for you I’ll fight hard to be.”
Don’t let the 3.5 star rating deceive you, I really did enjoy this book. The addition of the ADHD aspect of the story is what makes this book unique, as many people are not aware of the condition and the everyday struggles of those who have it. It was my favorite part of the book. I also really liked the character of Jayden, he fought hard to be where he was at without his medication and he loved fiercely, and without apology.
What wasn’t really for me was the instalove aspect of the story. I know it needed to be done in order to focus on the relationship struggles, but this romance happened a little too fast for me. And without the ADHD it would be a story we’ve all read before. Sometimes the writing didn’t flow.
I would definitely recommend this to my friends who love unconventional heroes and do not mind a bit of instalove. I can say I’ve read Room 212 by this author and LOVED it so I highly recommend that one.
“This is forever,” he whispered. “No matter how bad we beat the shit out of it. You and me, we are always.”