#Review: The Truth About Air & Water by Katherine Owen (@KatherineOwen01)

The Truth About Air & Water by Katherine Owen 
Serie: Truth in Lies #2
Publication date: August 25th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Apple
The Truth In Lies Series. READ This Much Is True, book 1 first, although it’s been written as a standalone. Readers say, don’t do that.

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway ~ A Farewell To Arms

They share an epic love but one moment changes everything. A life together that seemed certain is shattered. One learns you never love the same way twice; the other learns what it means to come home. You only think you know how this love story goes, but do you really know how an epic love can end?

There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

She is living color, and I’ve been in a black-and-white world for far too long without her.
Powerful stuff. It surrounds me. I’ve felt it since I first arrived. The forcefield of her. The magnetism of her. The power she wields over me. I’m alive again because of her, like a dying plant that finally gets some water. I’ve got it bad for this girl.
Reality dawns.
The light comes through the darkness and shines on me.
She’s my water.
-Lincoln Presley

The truth is I breathe with him. He is my air. Raison d’etre.
-Tally Landon

Author’s note: This novel is part of the Truth In Lies series. It can be read as standalone, however, fans of my fiction already are highly recommending that those new to my work, READ This Much Is True book 1 FIRST.

As Lincoln Presley would say, “do as you must, Princess.

You can also get the 1 book here:

My Thoughts

This is one of the most difficult reviews I have made and isn’t because I hate the book, for the contrary, is because I LOVE it. There are so many feels around this book that I can’t control myself. Each page broke my heart a little and keeps me over the edge. The truth is I cry the entire book. And I’m not lying or overreacting, I literally cry since the first page of this book. 

I read this book before the first, This Much Is True (which we shouldn’t), and I love it with all my heart, which is weird because often my favorite are the first book of each series I’ve read so far. So, you can imagine that be even better that the first for me is saying a lot of how good this book is. 

The Truth About Air and Water started when TMiT finished but they’re written as standalone so you don’t lose anything, besides, through the reading you find out what happened – except for the Russian thing, you just get an slice of it but never the whole story (soooo frustrating). Tally and Lincoln are getting married and everything seems good but after the meeting with the Reverend that probably would marry them, they start to wonder if it’s a good idea after all (which you probably have guess I already was crying since this part). But then, when they decide to not care about what others say and elope to marry in Vegas, fate mess with their grips and destroy their plans. 

So, here starts everything and “destroying their plans” doesn’t start to cover it. The author REALLY knows how to mess with us. She really does and she does it so well, that you can’t be mad at her when you heart is getting broken into millions of pieces. She created a real problem; something that could even happen to you, that when you sit for a minute, put yourself in Tally’s shoes and really think the situation, you’ll get all how she did that? How she handle all those stuff? How she didn’t lose herself in the process?  

My heart aches for her and I admire how she controls herself and put Cara health first.  This book makes me get angry with Lincoln, I’m still can’t forgive him not matter what could or not happened. Though, I understand everything, I have a problem with the cheat stuff, I can’t handle those kind of things even when I do know that isn’t the character fault. 

Here, we perfectly see how much we are enemies of ourselves. Because it doesn’t matter how much Tally says the Russian girl is her archenemy, she’s the only enemy of her relationship with Lincoln as much as he is from his side. I think that one of the major lessons of this book is what we do – how strong we fight – to be with the person we love. And I’m very pleased that it has been developing through the series.

But what amaze me the most of this book is the fact that I never saw anything coming. For so many points of the read I thought they would never get back together, as other I thought they were perfect for each other. I got that move swing through all the reading and never could determinate the end till arrived. Though, the end is actually a bittersweet moment for me, because, like I explain before, I thought they should as they shouldn’t be together, even when I think that it was a good ending for the book.  

Overall, I LOVE this book with all my heart. And it have been the BEST BOOK I READ THIS YEAR. There’s nothing wrong with it, everything fit so perfectly and it all well constructed that I can’t find a romance as perfect as this. And it is so touching that I couldn't pick another book for almost two weeks because nothing seemed to get even closer to this perfection. The only thing I wish for the next book of the series is that finally they could be together the entire book, or at least, half of it. 


Will I re-read it?

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About the Author

Katherine Owen writes contemporary edgy fiction, which translates to: she writes love stories that are contemporary in setting and both edgy and dark. Some readers term her books emotional roller coasters. With her writing, Owen admits she has a fondness for angst, likes to play with a little drama, and essentially toys around with the unintentional complications of love. She contends this began early on when she won a poetry contest at the age of fourteen and appears to be without end. Owen has an avid love of coffee, books, and writing, but not necessarily in that order. She writes both Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction which includes her bestselling TRUTH IN LIES Series (a series despite despising 'series') beginning with This Much Is True and her latest release, The Truth About Air & Water. The TRUTH IN LIES series is fan-driven.

So. There will be a third book about Linc and Tally released in 2015 titled Tell Me Something True. 
About Owen's fiction...This is NOT the light trope stuff. She travels a unique, writerly path and enjoys writing dark and angsty (a "non-word" she is fond of) emotional love stories. She often warns readers to be prepared with: time, tissues, wine, Advil or your drug of choice. And, as her most favored character, Lincoln Presley, would say, "do what you must, Princess."


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  1. Thanks for featuring my novel, The Truth About Air & Water, on your lovely blog.

    Katherine Owen



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