Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

Black Lies by Alessandra Torreon 2014-08-24
Pages: 279
Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.

Lee: Cuts grass when he's not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his body. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails. If you think you've heard this story before, trust me - you haven't.

*Sigh* I guess I missed what was so tintillating about the “twist”. The hottest thing about this book was the palm on the butt on the cover. Yes there was a lot of sex, but hot sex doesn’t a great book make. I felt like the author was trying to hard to be provocative and edgy. I don’t know how in depth her research into the subject matter but I wasn’t impressed.

We have a rich girl Layana, whose parents groomed her to be a stepford wife, but she rebelled. She met handsome rich Brent and they have a great combustible sex. But soon into their relationship, they both discover the other is hiding a secret and they both set out to uncover the other’s secret. Throw  ruffneck Lee in the mix and we have a clusterf**k in this one. Jillian was the character who seemed to have the most meat, but I don’t feel like she was done well. She didn’t have to be one-dimensional.

The author makes the secret appear to be tawdry and scandalous, but it really wasn’t that big of deal to me. In fact, I had to give her the side eye for the attempt to be sensational. It made the 2nd half of the book anti-climatic once I figured out where she was going with it.

It wasn’t enjoyable, I didn’t like any of the characters, so I am just disappointed with this story.

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