Saturday, April 05, 2014
To Be Perfectly Honest, by Sonya Sones
Or does it? The problem is that Colette is a compulsive liar, prone to making up half of her adventures. And for every truth that she tells, there's usually also a whopper mixed in! That makes her real life very complicated and it spins the reader around a bit as well.
Sones's trademark is writing in verse, so this 480-page tome goes down in under two hours. That doesn't make it thin and lightweight though. She is truly one of the best in this little niche and she can craft in a lot of impact out of a fading thought or an angst-ridden title. As for the story, it is pure predictable romance, but the ever-present deceit is a nice twist. And the story itself is really stolen by Colette's lisping and potty-mouthed little brother.