Re-cover Reveal: Merry Little Lies by Addison Lloyd (M/M YA Romance)

Addison Lloyd's LGBTQ romance series is getting a refresh and we have the first new cover to share! And since it's the holidays, Merry Little Lies is FREE on December 25th!



When I agree to this fake boyfriend gig, I don’t expect to be tempted by Carli’s rich but hot older brother. Our worlds are completely different. I work hard to help my family overcome mountains of debt and keep the lights on; he attends private school and throws his money away on hair gel and expensive cologne.

I can’t even tell him my name.

But he awakens a passion in me, buried under the grief of losing my brother to cancer. A desire to paint again, to laugh again. A desire to love.


My sister’s cute boyfriend isn’t what he seems, and I suspect he has ulterior motives for dating her. Our worlds are completely different. I’m destined to take over the family business while avoiding those interested in only my money; he bags groceries, fixes cars, and pretends to be someone he’s not.

I don’t even know his real name.

But he awakens a need in me, buried by years of heartache. A need to protect him, to heal his pain. A need to earn his love.

Can Aaron and Cian overcome the wounds from their past or are they destined to continue making the same mistakes?


“Your car is named Betsy?”

“Don’t you name your cars?” I asked.

“No,” Aaron said. “Except …”

A blush crept up his neck and it was more beautiful than most paintings. “What?”

“I do call her baby sometimes.” His voice was almost a whisper and he glanced in the rearview mirror at Carli.

Was he afraid she’d overhear? That was adorable. And the way he said baby…I bit my lip to stop from asking him to say it again.

I needed to remember why liking this guy was such a bad idea. And there were plenty of reasons. The first being that he was my girlfriend’s brother. And I was lying to him. Most of all, I was done with guys. There were more important things in life. Although it was hard remembering what they were when he smelled so amazing.

“What cologne do you wear?” The words tumbled out of my mouth before I could stop them. And there was no way to cram them back in or pretend I didn’t say them.

“Hero,” he said. “Mankind Hero by Kenneth Cole. Do you like it?”

“It’s nice.” Understatement. And even the name was perfect for him. “Maybe I’ll get some.” I wouldn’t but he didn’t need to know that.

“You might want to get Betsy fixed first.”

And just like that, I remembered my role: The poor kid needing a ride because he couldn’t afford a better car.

Merry Little Lies is available in paperback and e-book formats.  You can read the e-book as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription, however it's also free on December 25th!