REVIEW: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Christy | 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
REVIEW: Black Lies by Alessandra TorreBlack Lies by Alessandra Torre
Published by Self Published on August 25, 2014
Pages: 290
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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 cock. 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.

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My thoughts…

These are my honest thoughts on Black Lies. There has been so much hype behind this book. The book blogging community has sang it’s praises since release day. Some have rated it “Six Stars.” While others have stated it’s “The Best Book of 2014. While I somewhat agree with them, I wouldn’t say it’s “The Best Book of 2014” considering 2014 isn’t over yet. I’m sure I’m going to catch a lot of flack for my non-five star review, but when I made the decision to write reviews I stated I would give my honest opinion.

First and foremost the plot for this story is very unique. I’ve not read a book like this one before. This makes me extremely happy because I love books with plots that aren’t overly done.

Here’s a rundown (my status updates posted to Goodreads) on my thoughts while reading Black Lies:

I’d say the first 30% of this book was only mildly interesting. I kept thinking to myself that surely it would get better. Nothing spectacular had happened up until that point. I was really ready for things to start happening. One thing I want to say about this book is that it covers the span of 2 years or so. It switches around in time often. I was a little confused in the beginning.

Continuing on things started to change around 33% in. I found myself asking the question “Wtf is going on?” Things really started getting interesting.

Around 35% I was wondering if perhaps Layanna screwed every guy upon meeting them. You see this is around the time she meets Lee. He’s completely different than Brant. I mean they couldn’t be any more different than night and day. If I had to describe Lee in a few words I say he’s straightforward, sexy, and really bossy. Oh, and let’s not forget HOT!

45% rolls around and I’m finding myself amused. Layanna is doing things that makes me question her sanity.

At 55% Uh oh! Busted. Which in my opinion was predictable.

63% Clearly she’s delusional. I’m asking myself “Wtf is she thinking?”

70% ……..

71% Holy $hit! I did not see that coming. In fact, I had to re-read that scene over again a couple times because I thought I clearly had read it wrong. At this point everything starts coming together. Things I thought were odd were really little clues that later would piece together to help form the overall story.

100% I’m sitting thinking WOW! What a wild ride.

Epilogue – so that’s what happened to that character.

Overall, even though there were some parts I didn’t particularly care for, once all the pieces of the story came together I found myself completely amazed.

I’m giving Black Lies a strong 4.5 Stars!!

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About Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is an exciting new author who astonished the publishing world with the success of her first novel, Blindfolded Innocence. Initially self-published, the intriguing romance and erotica title quickly rose to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses. Currently available on Kindle, iBookstore and Nook, Blindfolded Innocence will be available in print in through Harlequin Publishing on January 25, 2014.

Torre’s captivating story about a young intern’s sexual awakening has won praise and rave reviews from numerous critics, bloggers and book reviewers, including the acclaimed Dr. Laura Berman. In her recent article “35 to Read After 50″ in Everyday Health, Dr. Berman recommended Blindfolded as a must-read for book enthusiasts searching for a new fix after Fifty Shades of Grey. The book has also received high marks from readers on Goodreads and other literary web sites where fans frequently remark they can’t wait for a Blindfolded sequel.

Momentarily stunned by the book’s rapid success, Torre resumed her daily writing routine and published ‘The Girl in 6E’, an erotic thriller that explores the hidden fetishes men covet and the life of a female recluse who battles an overwhelming desire for murder. The Girl in 6E will be released in Summer 2014, as a hardcover novel, through Redhook, an imprint of Hachette.

From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married to her “best friend” and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

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Christy

Christian. Mom. Caretaker. Bipolar. St. Louis Cardinals fan. Book Aficionado. Twitter addicted. Random. Blessed. Love meeting other readers and discovering new authors. My reviews are normally short and to the point. I'll tell you what I liked, what I didn't like, and why. My grammar is not the best so please don't judge any mistakes I make too harshly. lol Please leave a comment. Tell me what you think. Have you read this book? Do you plan on reading it? Let me know.

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