Review: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

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The Boyfriend Bookmark: ★★★★

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.

I love 2 men.
I want 2 men.

If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.

Stephanie: ★★★★

You ever start reading a book and thing what the hell is going on here? Yup, I had several of those moments in this book. From the crazy possessive aunt of Brant to the insane Lana dating her two men… I definitely had several of those moments. And then right before Brant’s big secret is revealed, I had that ah-ha moment that completely clarified everything in my mind. Of course it was like two pages before the big reveal happened but whatever, it was an awesome moment because I spent the first part of the book in total confusion.

I couldn’t figure out what was going on with Lana and I certainly couldn’t fathom what was going on with Brant, let alone trying to figure out his aunt. I had to keep reading page after page because I had to know why this was all happening.

For two years she strung Brant along all while getting a little somethin’ somethin’ on the side. But why would she do that? Yes, Brant was super smart and yes, he had an insane amount of money to his name, but Lana didn’t want for money so why couldn’t she just be happy with one guy? And the lengths she went through to get Lee! Oh holy hello!

This book was a ride on a very large crazy train, now, with that said, it is a very deep look into a serious issue and that is not to be sugar coated. It is heartbreaking.  It was touching and beautiful, but it took a long time to understand why Lana did what she did and what it meant to her to do it all.

Now, I can’t even begin to take a glimpse into the life of Brant’s aunt. That is a whole different issue that I don’t even want to dissect but I am pretty sure that there is more to come with her. I am not indicating that this ends with a cliffhanger or anything like that, but the spinoff or follow up would be intense.

Ultimately I ended up loving this book though I thought it took quite a bit of confusion before I could see what was truly going on. It is a great read and it will keep you thinking, that is for sure.

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