No More Lies by Mona Risk

NO MORE LIES is based on a real case–the story of a woman who fiercely believes youthful mistakes should be kept secret and skeletons are better left in closets. She doesn’t want to remember the past, doesn’t want to talk about it and carefully hide it from her daughter and from the man she loves. She’s convinced herself she’s forgotten the ugly past. To protect her daughter’s peace of mind, she uses one little lie that leads to another, and another,… until the past catches up with her. Until a man loves her enough to pull her out of her web of secrets.

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Blurb: A lie that brings a smile… or the truth that draws tears?

Second chance with humor

Dr. Olivia Crane lives a quiet life. No one questions why she doesn’t socialize or where she spends her weekends. When the visiting physician from France strolls into her office, with open arms and a confident smile, her perfect control is about to crumble. He’s Dr. Luc George, the man she loved ten years ago. Should she return his scorching kisses, or should she lock her door before he digs into her many secrets?

Secret daughter, secret friend, secret enemy. Had Luc really known his sweet Olivia back then?

He wants her back, but he wants the truth too. Now, Olivia has to face her past before she can grab her second chance.

Excerpt:   Chapter One

“Olivia, why didn’t you tell me you knew Dr. Toulon-Chatel?” Bypassing morning greetings, the Chairman of Psychiatry, Dr. Herb McMillan, never wasted precious minutes on the phone.

“I don’t.” Tapping the faded, old desk in her windowless office, Dr. Olivia Crane scoured her mind to put a face to the name. “Never met him. But I read his articles, the ones you passed on to me. He seems like a brilliant psychiatrist. I’m sure he’ll be an excellent addition to our department.” Maybe she’d be able to sleep a little more than four hours with the French doctor on board for six months.

Doc cleared his throat then paused as if to choose his words. “When I sent him your enthusiastic report last Thursday, he e-mailed back on Friday that he’ll be here on Sunday. And voilà, as he said.”

Voilà, what?”

“He arrived last night.”

“Already? He wasn’t supposed to be here for two more weeks.” With her busy schedule, Olivia hadn’t had time to check the visiting physician’s website yet.

A soft chuckle sounded on the other line. “The first thing he told me was he couldn’t wait to see you.”

“To see…me?” Why? Olivia blinked, annoyed by a situation she didn’t understand.

Doc kept mumbling in her ear as she pulled one of their visitor’s articles from the pile on her desk and punched his website into her computer.

The name Toulon-Chatel flashed on the screen, along with a photo that stopped her heart. A perfect, amazing picture of Luc.

Her Luc.

The picture didn’t make sense. How had Luc ended up with such an incredibly long and aristocratic name?

Olivia zoomed in on the photo by two hundred percent. With the cursor, she traced blue eyes framed by dark lashes, chiseled nose and smiling lips.

“Dr. Lucien…de…Toulon-Chatel.” Squinting at the screen, she studied Luc’s handsome features. He was here? In Cincinnati? “Oh no.”

“Yes,” Doc replied, his voice excited. She heard a faint, “I’ll bring him over.”

The phone slipped from her sweaty palm and banged on the desk.

Olivia had welcomed the opportunity to co-author an article with a brilliant psychiatrist to further her career. But she was expecting an older, distinguished physician, Dr. L. de Toulon-Chatel, probably graying or bald.

Not drop-dead gorgeous Luc whose image was woven intimately into her most sensual dreams.


“Mona Risk writes a beautiful love story about second chances. It is a fast paced book that you just can’t put down until the end.” Happy Endings Reviews

“No More Lies was a fantastic read. The plot was also very well thought out and the pacing on target. The wonderful healing that took place in this book also made it a very sweet read.” Night Owl Reviews

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16 Responses to No More Lies by Mona Risk

  1. Mona, this is a book I won’t forget! What a love story.

  2. At .99 cents I can afford to read a book a day. No More Lies looks like a great one to start with.

  3. Carioline Clemmons says:

    Mona, this books sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to read it. You are a talented writer!

  4. Jill James says:

    This is on my Nook. TBR very, very soon.

  5. Thanks Jill. Please write me a review when you do. Make it a sweet one.LOL

  6. I think I’m in love with Luc… Great story, Mona!

  7. I love the look of the blog, Mona. Very sleek and easy to follow. I came. I saw. I liked.

    Maggie Toussaint

  8. Ooh la la…secrets and lies and a sexy Frenchman! No More Lies is on my Kindle and I can’t wait to read it, Mona. Your excerpt has already hooked me. I will be happy to post a review when I’m finished.

  9. monarisk says:

    Thanks Sophia. I’ll be looking forward to your review.

  10. morganmandel says:

    I already purchased this book and can hardly wait to read it!

    Morgan Mandel

  11. Mary Ricksen says:

    Mona, you told me about this one and I am looking forward to reading it! I myself love 99cent books. How else could I get so quality books for my dollar by talented authors like you!

  12. monarisk says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Mary. This is the place where you’ll discover good books and minimal price.

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