Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.
Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?
As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.
One Tiny Lie was really good. It is about Livie going to college now. Her sister is and shrink are trying to make her open up to life, and see exactly what she wants. But Livie thinks that she already knows what she wants until she meets Ashton one night at a party.
Things progress after a drunk night with him, but not exactly in a good way. He has a girl friend. So Livie just decides to stay away from him, and she meets Conner who is his best friend.
This story is a romance between two people who are damaged in their own way. But it is also a lot about just Livie being damaged. And trying to figure out what she wants in her life. Not what is expected of her.
The characters in this book were awesome. I loved how it was written as well, it has lots of deep emotion, and lots of laughs. The only thing that I didn't like was the technical cheating. It drove me nuts. I mean it wasn't like a huge thing, but it still bothered me. It made me like the characters a little less. But other wise I did enjoy the book, and I hope there are more to come.