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The Two Lila Bennetts

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I love this. I loved how the story was told and how everything came together. I can’t say too much in this review because I don’t wanna give anything away. But at the end your head will be spinning and you will be going wtf?
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I'll be honest, I went into this knowing nothing about the plot beyond some reviews that compared it to Sliding Doors. Sliding Doors this is not! This was an intense read, but not at all what I was expecting! 

While I did enjoy the overall concept of this book, I thought that the plot sort of dragged. It passed the time just fine, but wasn't memorable enough for me to say that everyone needs to read this.
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This was my first read by this author duo! Loved the premise of it and this book definitely kept me interested. I was wanting to know what happened and didn’t want to put the book down! This book was excellent and I will continue to read more of their work!
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Thank you for the opportunity to read this. I will be posting a full review to Goodreads, Amazon, and Instagram.
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Anyone read multiple books at once? At any given time, I’m usually reading a print book, an ebook, and listening to an audiobook. Multitasking at its finest! 💁🏼‍♀️ It’s so satisfying to have all these different ways to read as I work toward to reaching my ②⓪①⑨ reading challenge goal!⁣
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So, what is my point, right? Well, in TᕼE TᗯO ᒪIᒪᗩ ᗷEᑎᑎETTᔕ, you get 🅣🅦🅞 stories in one! You can’t beat that! For real though, this book really blew my mind. 🤯 It moved fast. It messed with my head. I think I suspected every character at some point during the story. Reading two different stories about the same characters at the same time was exhilarating. I feel like my 🧠 just got done with an intense spin class 🚲 or something. ⁣
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Lila is a badass criminal defense attorney who had to unfortunately do a lot morally wrong things to be the success she is today. The precise moment she decides to be a better person, the 💩 hits the fan and her life gets turned upside down. A bitch named Karma came knocking on Lila’s door and in both storylines, she pays in some way, shape, or form for her past transgressions. Moral of the story people... don’t be a douche! It will always catch up with you! 🤣⁣
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I found myself a little confused at the ending. I tried to talk it out with a few friends, but I’m still perplexed. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Oh well, it doesn’t take away from the fact that I loved this book! Such a fun, interesting concept that really kept me guessing the whole time. Satisfying twist, and overall, a very entertaining read! ⁣
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This book is excellently written. Intriguing and with a good theme. The well selected characters and the totally different title. Unfortunately, the type of book is not for me but I recommend it for beginners in the suspense genre or lovers of a light suspense. A bit slow for my liking. But the authors are excellent and charismatic for them I would read some other book. Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity given to read it. The opinions are strictly of this servant.
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This is my first time reading writing-duo Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, and I have to say I am impressed.

The Two Lila Bennetts gave me a story that offered two possible outcomes and that alone was enough for me to love it. Lila, being a defense attorney, is a perfect protagonist for a story like this as her work involves taking justice into her own hands. Her life choices are not the best, and this book talks about her karma, told in two possible takes.

Both universes offered something exciting and gripping. Whether “Free” or “Captive”, I was at the edge of my seat all the time and crazy for the plot twists and revelations all throughout.

No spoiling anything – just grab a copy of this book! It’s a great one-sitting read or a beach read.

I loved it overall and I am definitely excited to read more from the authors!
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The dual plot lines worked very well for this book. I went into this book without reading the synopsis and I think the less you know beforehand the better with this book. I read a lot of psychological thrillers, but this one is a bit different. It is well executed.
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The premise of this book sounds phenomenal, but it fell really flat for me.  It was a struggle for me to keep reading.  I hate feeling forced to finish books.  The two paths were so similar to each other that dividing them up felt really unnecessary.  The ending didn’t justify the struggle to get there.

This wasn’t the worst book I’ve read, but it didn’t feel like anything special.  I’m disappointed, because I’ve seen such rave reviews for it.  I won’t be posting a review on my blog, but I may do a spotlight post for the book on my Instagram.
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Thank you netgalley and publisher for the early cop6!

I did not connect with the plot/writing style and decided to put it down.
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The concept of two storylines, like the movie Sliding Doors, is very well known and used fairly often in literature. I enjoyed the overall storyline about Lila Bennett and her morally wrong choices with their potential outcomes. I had figured out the person who captured her fairly quickly which kind of ruined the ending for me because it didn't surprise me at all. Overall, a good story and enjoyable, but I would not read it again.

**Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the book in exchange for an honest review.**
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I love Lisa and Liz writing, 

I enjoyed the dual narrative of this book, and all the possibilities, it had me guessing "who did it?" And I was very wrong til the end, so that part was good since it was not what I was expecting.
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"We are all a sum of our choices, each one unique leading us down different paths, each with its own outcome."

The Two Lila Bennetts is a fast paced tale that is easy to binge read into the wee hours of the night.  If you like suspense and drama, this book could be a winner for you.  If you need something deeper, this may be a good one to pass by on your way to something better.  

The story swaps from two different viewpoints as alternating chapters, from the same person but her alter egos.  This is "good Lila" vs "bad Lila".  Lila is a defense attorney and often has to work in the gray area.  She's not the greatest person and has spent a long time making poor choices - from being an awful friend and wife to the choices she makes in her job as attorney.  These choices finally catch up to her.  When she disappears, it's anyones guess as to what happened.  

It's easy to pick out who did it, but it doesn't stop this from being an entertaining book.  The book alternates between the Lila that made good choices and had a certain outcome, and the bad Lila that gets kidnapped.  Kind of like those choose your own adventure books gone awry.  This is a quick, summer read that you could enjoy but it won't stick with you long.
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This was a slow story! It didn’t have much action until the end. It kept my attention enough to make me want to know how it ended. I rate this book at 2.8.
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With one choice Lila Bennett's life is split into two. From there you see the consequences in alternating chapters. In one life she's a hostage and in the other she is not a hostage, but someone is threatening to expose her secrets.  This is a book full of suspense.  It is a really well written and cohesive book though with two authors.  I am always curious how that dynamic works in writing a book, but these two definitely pulled it off.
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The Two Lila Bennetts is ripe for discussion for any book club! With alternating chapters, each following the life if Lila Bennett, a lawyer in Los Angeles who's decisions in her past now have significant impact on how her life is unfolding in present day, the two Lila Bennetts are living the consequences of her various decisions. Thank you NetGalley for my copy.
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Wow! What a thrilling read.. I have never read a book like this with a dual story line. It kept me guessing until the very end. I really enjoyed the descriptive and detailed writing style. Lila Bennett is a flawed and complicated protagonist which gave the story extra dimension and depth. All around, a unique and captivating read!
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The Two Lila Bennetts is ripe for discussion for any book club! With alternating chapters, each following the life if Lila Bennett, a lawyer in Los Angeles who's decisions in her past now have significant impact on how her life is unfolding in present day, the two Lila Bennetts are living the consequences of her various decisions.
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What a unique and thoroughly entertaining story concept! I loved trying to wrap my mind around this book. Great read for thriller lovers!
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This book kept me on my toes and really made me think. How could both the captured and free Lila be the same? Great book, I really enjoyed the concept of of this book and it was very uniquely written.
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