Review: Lie for Me: Griff's Story by Romily Bernard

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lie for Me: Griff's Story
Title: Lie for Me: Griff's Story (Find Me #0.5)
Author: Romily Bernard
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Date of Publication: September 2, 2014

A digital-only prequel novella from Romily Bernard, author of the Find Me trilogy.

Griff wasn't always the knight in shining armor Wick Tate thinks he is. He had a whole life before he met her, and even though it's grittier than Wick could have imagined, it also made him into the guy she loves.

This prequel novella grants readers access to Griff's story from his point-of-view—and it includes some scenes from Find Me, which Jay Asher called "a thriller that keeps picking up speed" and Sophie Jordan hailed as "fast-paced and full of twists," and is told from Griff's alternate perspective!

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Review

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

One of the greatest things about FIND ME, among all the greatest things about it (wow, that sounded so grammatically correct and intellectual but FIND ME was just so !!! for me), was Griff, Wick's love interest. To quote my review:
Find Me has a sexy, slow-burning romance, which was such a feat for me. Mind you, this novel is completely clean and definitely categorized under young adult but why is it that the tension was so palpable? Oh right, it's because of our love interest, Griff. Griff is a hacker, a biker and is basically SSS. Which stands for sexy, smart and sensitive. Their every interaction, while completely for general patronage, oozed of chemistry and attraction, which I guess gave their romance some heat.
SSS. That could also be the sizzling sound this romance makes. Griff was so sigh, as I said, sensitive. It felt like he says the perfect words and that he was perfect for Griff. He was also funny but you knew that there's an underlying deep and brooding character in there. So you cannot even begin to fathom my excitement when I bought this novella and read it right away. It's a prequel novella! It's in Griff's point-of-view! I finished it there and then and in the name of sexy hackers, it was glorious! It was everything I hoped it would be and MOAAAARRR.

First, Griff's voice! It was so fun to view the story from his perspective. Griff has this brand of humor I absolutely dug in Find Me and we get to read more of that here. But aside from that, we get to read Griff's backstory, how his family's all slowly decaying from the inside, how he ended up working for Carson, how he first saw Wick, how he pined for Wick. It's just so revealing of a whole lot more depth and layers to Griff, which I gobbled up and loved.

This is too short and Romily, I demand that a novel be in Griff and Wick's POV. Pretty please??? I need more of Griff, especially with what happened in Remember Me (I've read it before writing this review). I just hope we get more Griff novellas if that's not possible.

So yeah, do I recommend it? Heck yeah! If you liked and especially, if you loved Find Me or even if you didn't but you want some more Griff, I suggest you go read this! It also introduces Milo Gray, which is a character you guys will meet in the second book. It also places everything into perspective. So GO! Buy and read this N-O-W!

About Romily Bernard

I graduated from Georgia State University with a Literature degree. Since then, I’ve worked as a riding instructor, cell phone salesgirl, personal assistant, groom, exercise rider, accounting assistant, and, during a very dark time, customer service rep.

So don’t let anyone tell you a BA degree will keep you unemployed.

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