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Review: Good Guys Don’t Lie by Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea Smeltzer new release Good Guys Don't Lie
Good Guys Don’t Lie by Micalea Smeltzer
The Boys book 4
Available November 17th

I’ve been nothing but a failure to my parents my entire life. I know I’ll never live up to their level of perfection, but it doesn’t matter. Especially, when I’m about to fail the same class twice.

It seems like I’m doomed until my professor tells me he knows the perfect guy to tutor me—if he’ll agree.

Cree Madison is the star player on the hockey team, bound for NHL superstardom, and my last hope. I’m willing to do almost anything for his help.

When I meet up with him, his eyes light up and he says, “I’ve been looking for you.”

Only I don’t know him, and I’ve never met him before now.

I’m willing to pretend to be whoever he wants me to be if it means I pass this class.

But lies have a way of getting out of hand and neither one of us is prepared for the fallout when everything comes to light.


This is a sweet HEA college romance with very likeable characters. Cree obviously pines for Ophelia and cares for her very much. She’s autistic and somewhat anti-social with low self-esteem and no idea that she’s totally adorable. I was expecting a bit more drama about the lie but there’s not a lot of drama here, just angst. I like the characters but couldn’t connect with them because they’re just too sweet to be real. The ending seemed a bit rushed but there’s a lovely epilogue that ties things up nicely so I enjoyed that very much.

I received an ARC from Grey’s Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

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