By Christina Lee
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Aurora Jones has it all—a job she loves as a child and family therapist, supportive friends, and a decent place to live. What she doesn’t have is much luck when it comes to dating men. And not only are her choices terrible, she also hasn’t been boyfriend free since she was a teenager. So she places herself on a sabbatical of sorts. No dating for twelve months.
Cameron Miller has had a crappy year. His girlfriend fell for his best friend and to ease the pain, he drowns his troubles in more booze and women than he can count. When his buddies finally slap some sense into him and urge him to focus on his new position as a special education teacher in an urban school district, he decides to get his act together.
Away from the prying eyes of their mutual friends, Cameron and Aurora agree to hang out once a week in their newly dubbed chastity club. Number of members? Two. It’s a chance to find solace, companionship, and something neither anticipated – a burgeoning attraction. But when Cameron invites Aurora to be his fake date at the reunion his ex-girlfriend and best friend will be attending, their passion ignites. What happens in chastity club stays in chastity club, right? Until they discover that a year of self-truths might actually lead them to true love.
If you’ve never read a book written by Christina Lee, I highly encourage you to pick up Twelve Truths And A Lie. Christina is known for her unique characters, unusual life situations, and how her characters grow through trial and error. Each book is thought provoking, endearing, and interesting.
Aurora James and Cameron Miller are both on breaks from the opposite sex. Both are on a hiatus for very different reasons. Their reasons are valid and helping them to become better and stronger people. They are learning to live within their own skins and embrace their happiness. They are both lonely and form a solid friendship that leads them down the same path. A path that is right for them both.
Aurora is a perpetual relationship type of girl. She chooses to men that aren’t really relationship material. They need her more than she needs them. They need fixing and she is a fixer. Her career as a youth social worker doesn’t help matters. Her friends have challenged her to be relationship free for one year and find herself. After another disastrous relationship she is finally coming to terms with herself. She is learning to live alone outside of a relationship. She is learning she has needs of her own. She is also learning what she wants out of life and that it is okay to be alone.
Cameron Miller is a special ed teacher working with students that have anger issues and cannot function successfully in a large classroom environment. Because his job is specialized and the public school system is struggling with funding, his position is always the first to be dropped. He has had several teaching jobs throughout his career. While struggling to hang onto a job, his fiance cheats on him with his best friend. The betrayal sent him into a tizzy. He started drinking too much and womanizing became a way to exist. His friends finally intervened and challenged him to turn his life around for a year.
Cameron and Aurora have the same mutual friends. Their tightly knit group are the threads that keep them on their goals. Their careers often intersect and they have the same kind of mutual interests. Loneliness is hard at times and being alone is even harder. They decide form a chastity club to help each other out with the loneliness by offering companionship.
Together they form a tight friendship and find they have more in common than their goals, careers, and past disastrous relationships. What they have is what real relationships should be based on. It takes Twelve Truths And A Lie for Cameron and Aurora to finally find the right direction in their lives.
Christina Lee delivered a superb story that rang true in every sense of the word. I highly recommend this book.
Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son–her two favorite guys. She’s addicted to lip gloss, salted caramel everything, and believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.