Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters
This unusual book begins with the death of Alix’s girlfriend Swanee from a sudden cardiac arrest. While Alix is devastated, she quickly discovers that she is not the only girlfriend Swanee left behind. There’s a text on Swanee’s phone from a mysterious L.T., saying “Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you.” As Alix slowly starts unraveling Swan’s double life, she meet the other girlfriend, Liana, and they begin a tentative friendship while bonding over Swanee’s death.
I liked this book, especially because it didn’t make the fact that the girls were gay the major theme. It’s great when authors can explore LGBT characters without making it a typical “coming out” story. Peters’ writing is honest and realistic; readers will feel like these are girls that could be in their own classes at school. Readers will appreciate how the three sets of parents react to their daughters, which is anything but stereotypical. I think fans of Julie Anne Peters and anyone looking for a complex romance story will enjoy this title.