Telling Lies Online

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When her dating app decides she’s a man, what’s a lonely lesbian to do?

What starts as a simple fib after a technical glitch marks her as a man in her dating profile soon snowballs as Jamie fabricates increasingly ridiculous tales to keep her identity as Jay under wraps after being matched with the woman of her dreams. When a comedy of errors threatens to topple the whole charade to the ground, can true love prevail when it’s founded on a lie?

3 reviews for Telling Lies Online

  1. Jude

    I have to say, I really enjoyed this story, despite finding the characters utterly annoying at times, which I think is a testament to the author’s talent and the narrator’s too. Telling Lies Online is the story of a train wreck, you know it’s going to happen but you can’t help watching and you can’t prevent it. It’s unnerving and irritating. And yet, it’s very sweet too, go figure…

    So, what’s the story? A technical glitch leads to a series of bad decisions. Jay and Claire have been online dating for a while, and both think they might have found The One. Only problem is, a bug changed Jay’s profile into a man’s. Claire is straight, or so she believes. In a totally unrealistic move, she decides to leave Portland (in Oregon) for Boston (on the other side of the country), where Jay lives. When she gets there, instead of telling her there was a bug on the dating website and she’s really a woman, Jay becomes Jamie and introduces herself as Jay’s colleague. She then uses everything she’s learnt about Claire during their months of chatting to woo her. I spent the whole book wanting to shake Jamie for missing so many opportunities to end her lies and Claire for being so gullible.

    The most interesting thing about this novel, I think, it’s that it’s Miranda MacLeod‘s debut, and that she wrote it as part of NaNoWriMo. As she explains on her website, she wrote in a little over a month, it in not the best conditions (that’s part of the fun). I’ve read a couple of the books she wrote since and liked them a lot, which I find very encouraging for would-be authors.

  2. Hayde W

    I was excited to give it a listen since I had just recently finished reading another book by the same author and loved it.
    Now I really did enjoyed this book, it even caused me to become a tad frustrated with the constant angst and misfortune between the two MC’s. Which isn’t really a bad thing. It just means I was very much invested in this audiobook… One of the characters “Jamie” just can’t help herself when it comes to keeping her secrets and letting them snowball out of control. While the other “Claire” can’t seem to acknowledge who she really is and refuses to see what’s staring her in the face. Needless to say there’s quite a bit of back and forth before everything implodes and the listener get there HEA. It was a cute book and the Narrator Stephanie Murphy did a wonderful job with it! … I’m sure I’ll continue to listen to more by this author. 5⭐️

  3. Mary Dean

    I loved this story! It’s a perfect story about the consequences a small lie can have. But it’s also a story about accepting that everyone makes mistakes and you can either chose to forgive and live in the grudge or forgive and follow happiness. Jamie meets Claire on a dating website. She starts to form real and true feelings for her, even though they are miles apart. Then it turns out that Claire thinks she was man name Jay (her nickname) the whole time. Instead of making Claire aware Jamie plays it off. Then Claire is in her city and they form a friendship, while “Jay” is away. Claire starts to realize she has feelings for Jamie she was taught growing up were wrong. She has to decide to either accept who she is or stick to lie that her aunt made her believe about herself and who she is. Jamie and Claire are so good together and for each other. Then Jamie comes up with a way to get out of her lie and not have to tell Claire the truth. But as it does with all lies, it blows up in her face and now not only is her relationship on the line but all the things she has worked so hard for in her life. I really didn’t know if Claire and Jamie could make it out of this mess. This was a fun story to listen to/read. It has a humorous side but also an emotional side. I really felt for these characters and I wanted their happy ending. This narrator did a great job making a separate voice and feeling for each character. A must read for romance fans.

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