Bad Liar Read online Lauren Rowe (The Reed Rivers Trilogy #1)

Categories Genre: Alpha Male, Billionaire, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Tags Authors: Series: The Reed Rivers Trilogy Series by Lauren Rowe
Total pages in book: 81
Estimated words: 77542 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 388(@200wpm)___ 310(@250wpm)___ 258(@300wpm)

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Bad Liar (The Reed Rivers Trilogy #1)

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Lauren Rowe

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Swallowing lies has never felt so good.
Reed freaking Rivers. I wouldn’t trust a word out of the arrogant music mogul’s mouth if his gold-plated tongue were notarized. The Man with the Midas Touch would say anything to get me into his bed, and I know it. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want him to succeed.
Indeed, the moment I laid eyes on Reed while he was speaking at an on-campus event I’d crashed, my body physically ached to feel his golden fingers—and tongue—all over me. Unfortunately, though, I can’t give into my powerful craving to jump Reed’s cocky bones. Not until I’ve figured out my best strategy with him ...
The truth is Reed has something I desperately want. Something my heart desires even more than my body craves one night of delicious fun with the yummiest man alive. Reed assumes he’s running this game of seduction. He thinks he’s a thirty-four-year-old big cat on the prowl, and I’m nothing but a blushing twenty-one-year old field mouse with stars in my eyes.
Yeah... no.
As Reed is about to find out, he’s not the only cat on the hunt in this game of cat-and-mouse... .
BAD LIAR is the first book of the standalone REED RIVERS TRILOGY. The full trilogy is BAD LIAR, BEAUTIFUL LIAR, and BELOVED LIAR, to be read in order.
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The Reed Rivers Trilogy Series by Lauren Rowe

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Lauren Rowe

Music Playlist for Bad Liar

“Had a Dad”—Jane’s Addiction

“Father of Mine”—Everclear


“Bad Guy”—Billie Eilish

“Truth Hurts”—Lizzo

“Bad Liar”—Selena Gomez

Chapter 1


Fifteen years ago

As the sorority girl in the purple wig kneels before me, her mouth working enthusiastically on me, I lean back in my armchair and try to clear my mind. I don’t want to think about my father’s lifeless body dangling in his prison cell while this girl is sucking me off. Actually, I don’t want to think about that under any circumstances, obviously. But after getting that horrible call this morning, I can’t stop imagining the grisly scene. I thought getting this pretty girl onto her knees would distract me from the images ravaging my mind.

Apparently not.

I should probably pull her off me. Pay her the usual fifty bucks and explain I’m just not feeling it tonight. But my dick is rock hard in her mouth, despite the chaos swirling inside my mind... So, fuck it. I sit back, close my eyes, and will her talented mouth to coax my racing mind into a temporary state of amnesia.

This girl isn’t a professional, despite appearances, even though she’s presently sucking my cock for cash. She’s a student here at UCLA, the same as me—a fresh-faced sorority girl I met at a costume party at my fraternity house a month ago. The theme of the party was “Hookers and Pimps,” and she was dressed like Pretty Woman. So, naturally, there was no shortage of raunchy jokes throughout the night... all of which ultimately led to her following me to my room upstairs and giving me head like a pro.

When the girl finished her task that night, I patted her head, congratulated her on a job well done, and handed her a fifty. I was joking, of course. Being an ass. Acting like a john. But damned if this pretty woman didn’t surprise me by taking my fifty with gusto, stuffing it into her push-up bra, and purring, “Call me whenever you’ve got another fifty to spend.” And I’ve been paying her for sex ever since. Fifty bucks for a blowjob and a hundred to fuck her. Plus, twenty bucks to eat her out—that last item being completely backwards and stupid, I know. This girl should be paying me to lick her into a frenzy, especially considering how well I do it. How hard I make her come, each and every time. But it’s okay. I figure I’ve spent far more than twenty bucks on far stupider things in my nineteen years than making a pretty girl come like a freight train.

I gotta say, this whole Pretty Woman experience has taught me something interesting about myself. Something I didn’t know before. Namely, that I get off paying for sex. It doesn’t matter which of us is having the orgasm, or what particular sex act we’re doing. I’ve realized I like paying for it because it makes things uncomplicated. We both know what we’re getting, and what we’re not. Specifically, we know feelings aren’t involved. I’m not her Prince Charming, and she knows it, which, in turn, immunizes me from hearing any of the usual deal-breakers women say to me around the one-month mark. The stuff that sends me running for the hills. Let down your guard, Reed. I want you to let me in, Reed. Am I your girlfriend or not, Reed? And, of course, the biggest deal-breaker of them all: I think I’m falling in love with you, Reed.

I touch my fake whore’s purple hair as she continues her enthusiastic work, trying in vain to clear my tortured mind. But it’s no use. Even with her working on me, I can’t stop imagining my father’s lifeless body dangling in his prison cell.

Why’d he do it?

I understand what specifically triggered him to wrap that cord around his neck this morning: the feds tracking down the last of his secret offshore accounts. I’m just having a hard time comprehending how that particular event finally pushed my father over the edge, after everything that’s happened over the past ten years.

I mean, shit, my father didn’t kill himself during my parents’ bitter divorce and custody battle. Or, right after that, when Mom suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and had to be institutionalized. Dad didn’t off himself six years ago, after the jury sent him to prison for financial fraud. Or when Dad’s photo was splashed across the news as the poster boy for “corporate greed.” If my father was going to hang himself, why not do it during any of that? Or, at least, during those first few years of his incarceration, when he was forced to sit back and watch his thirteen-year-old getting passed around from one distant relative to another before finally landing in a home for teenage rejects at age fourteen. Honestly, if Dad was going to end it all, I would have preferred he’d have done it then, when his son got shipped off to that horrible hell of a group home. At least, that way, I would have felt like Dad actually gave a shit about me, more than his stolen fortune.