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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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Tarah's Review

You guise. I love Alessandra Torre. I LOVE HER. Her books never disappoint me. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Black Lies. Being an Torre novel in itself was enough to excite me, but reading what it was about and hearing nothing but good things?! I NEEDED TO READ THIS.

I read Black Lies cover to cover in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. It was intriguing and sexy. I needed to know things.

Reading about Brant and Lee kept me squirming. I loved them both. Gah. Still do.

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I was not complaining. At. All. I was guessing though. I had a theory. There was fuckery going on. Fuckery indeed.

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Alessandra always gives you something new in her books. Black Lies was a refreshing read. Her writing keeps you pulled in from the first word to the last. I can’t say too much. You just have to read this book, guise. READ THIS BOOK. It’s sexy, romantic, unique, with brilliant simplicity in the writing and fantastic details in the plot. If you think this book is simply about a woman having to choose between two men, you could not be more wrong. This book is much, much more. I’m still having the feels from reading it.

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Oh. Alessandra, if you read this…

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That is all.

5 Stars

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Scarlett's Review

Guess what I did? I caved and went for another mindfuck. Two mindfucks in a row. This might become my new thing. Maybe I’ll take a break from my neat, tidy, everything wrapped up with a perfect bow, and just let my mind be fucked, over and over again. Into oblivion.

There’s not a lot I can say about this story without giving something away. It’s best to experience a mindfuck with no spoilers, don’t you think? That is so laughable coming from me. But I suffered through the suspense, so you must as well. Based on the synopsis, you know the leading lady, Layana, is involved with two men; in a relationship with one, and having some side piece activity with the other. Unless you didn’t read the synopsis, which means that was a spoiler. I really hope you read the synopsis. Brant and Lee are two very different men. Billionaire vs. landscaper. That description may seem like the typical fare that’s out there, but this is quite different. I’m beginning to think I may be a bit of a book whore because I was torn between these two men. I was in love with one and lusting for the other. The synopsis says, “Go ahead. Judge me.” But I didn’t. I was quite okay with it. One guy had a slight edge over the other for me almost the entire book, until one line from the other turned my fickle, bleeding heart self to his side.

One line.

That’s all it took. I’m so easy.

This line, and the emotion behind it, pushed every button I have. I had to put it down for a bit, even though I was close to the end, and regroup. I wish I could share it with you but it’s a MAJOR spoiler.

There are secrets, twists, and of course the mindfuck. And that pretty much sums up what I can tell you without spoiling something. Sorry. Shockingly, I figured out the big twist; i.e, mindfuck. And my fellow dirty girl, Tarah was witness to my figuring it out…

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Times I’ve been wrong-1,999,000

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Figuring out the twist took a tad of the impact of the reveal away, but there were other things I didn’t figure out, so it all evens out in the end. I did find some of the sequence of events confusing at times, so pay attention when you read it.
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So, this mindfuck was pretty clever and I guess I enjoyed having my mind toyed with when all is said and done. Did I love this book? Yes and no. There were a few times my interest waned and I was tempted to skim. More than like is probably a more accurate description of how I felt when I finished. I guess I was lacking that complete connection with these characters. That special connection where you are completely wrapped up and feel like you are living the story with them. Even so, the writing was good, the story was original, and that ONE LINE stuck with me. Definitely give this book a try if you are looking for something a little bit different.
4 Stars