Eli Hunter has been asked for a favor-give a job to a women, ask no questions of her, and pay her under the table. Eli, not pleased about this favor treats Fiona horrible during her interview but Fiona who is jobless and penniless, sucks it up, and returns to Eli woodshop begging for a job; reluctantly, Eli hires her to be his assistant and clean the shop. Eli soon finds himself attracted to Fiona but one of his employees also has her in his sights. As Eli tries to get to know Fiona better, he can’t help but get upset that she is unable to give him more as he hates dishonesty and liars.
Author Elizabeth Finn keeps readers guessing as to what exactly is Fiona’s “deal”. She develops the character of Eli taking him from a jerk at the beginning of the book to a caring, emotional man that the readers can’t help but fall in love with. Both emotionally damaged, the reader gets to see Eli and Fiona begin to heal each other with their support and love. Overall, I enjoyed the book the Innocent Liar. I liked the fact that there wasn’t a traditional male character that they reader immediately falls in love with; it was something that Finn built throughout the story to the point that readers are able to realize that Eli really is a good guy and worthy of finding love.