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August 27, 2014

Suped Up: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre + Giveaway

Series: Stand-alone
Format: Mobi
Release Date: August 25, 2014
Source: Author
Genre: Dark Erotica
BLURB:

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


FAVORITE QUOTES:

I want to be more like her. I want to listen to her laugh and have had something to do with it. I love her completely. She returns the love wildly. this love is worth the unsaid truths. The hidden lies. - Brant Sharp

The taste of his [Lee] skin one of sweat and salt, heat and man. Dirt and want. A far cry from the cologne and dignity of which I was accustomed. Layana

When you really love someone you cannot walk away. No matter what they do. No matter the lies from their mouth, or the action form their bodies, you ties yourself tightly to their sail and vocw to be there through thick and think. Let the wind blow you where it may. Eveni f that place is a crash. Even if that place tears you apart and kills anything good. -Brant



Yes, you have NOT heard or read of this story before... maybe... but before you jump into any conclusions and decide to skip this because of the blurb and hints of cheating, let me assure you that there is NO cheating in BLACK LIES. It's a little spoilery for me to say that but I know some of you won't read any book that sensationalize or even justifies cheating so I'm telling you now that Layana Fairmont is no cheating whore. The story IS quite complicated and it's the riddle/mystery that is Brant and Lee that will have you turning the pages and devouring BLACK LIES in a day because that's what happened to me. 

This is a love story, but not one that is easy to read.

One thing that about Alessandra Torre's books is its darkness. She gives you these dysfunctional romances that will shove you out of your comfy and padded HEA-shaped love stories and instead gives you darker versions of what it's like to fall in love with a very imperfect person. BLACK LIES had me asking myself so many times What would I do if I find myself in Layana Fairmont's position, madly in love with a man like Brant Sharp?. Because in a nutshell, BLACK LIES is a demonstration of what a woman would do for the man she loves and let me tell you, Layana crossed boundaries and removed multiple lines. It's quite romantic really but the thoughtfulness and passion of it all won't hit you until you're close to the end. 

So what is BLACK LIES is it's not a story about cheating? And what the fluck is up with Brant and Lee? 

I can't answer the second question because it'll spoil the hook of the story. BLACK LIES outside the romance is a well concocted mystery. You have a bored heiress, itching to break free from the dictates of her parents and society who happens to fall in love with a genius, self-made, billionaire technocrat. The first bait is Brant's family has counseled, and even tried to buy off Layana, to stay away from him. You'd think it's some rich folk intrigue where they're protecting their money from gold diggers. But as the story goes on, we get hints that it's not about the money rather there's something about Brant that's dark and possibly evil and pulling them apart is for Layana's safety. 

But like a moth to a flame, Layana is in deep and very much in love with Brant and all the nay saying is fueling that passion to greater heights. She developed a kind of love that is scary because it's insatiable, consuming, and so encompassing that Layana lost herself in it. At some point it felt like a game of chess because in some ways it is, to be involved with a man like Brant Sharp one has to be cunning, calculating, and willing to sacrifice or risk it all. 

As for Lee. He is the wild card and he will surprise you in more ways than one. He is the opposite of the sleek, charming, and magnetic Brant. Lee is rough, possessive, and fire. But again, before you make any judgment calls, it's NOT what you think. You'll just HAVE to read BLACK LIES and figure it out for yourself. 







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 and attracted the interest of major publishing houses. Currently available on Kindle, iBookstore and Nook, Blindfolded Innocence will be available in print in 30 different countries through Harlequin Publishing in June 2013.

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 and loyal following, Torre is currently at work on a thriller that will be released in the next two months as well as a sequel to Blindfolded. From her home near the tranquil 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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30 comments:

  1. I got a kick out of your choice of the word FLUCK! Funny! Great review.

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  2. You know, I read a Torre book, and while reading, I snarked all over it, didn't like a lot about it. But something happened along the way and at the very end, I realized it did like it and gave 3 - 3.5 stars. So while I did read a rough review for this one, I trust what you're saying here. Thanks for the review!

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    1. I can see where you're coming from, her books can tend to make the reader uncomfortable. I do love it though, ive been desensitized with all the books Ive read so far so I like something that shoves me out of the bubble.

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  3. I agree with Stephanie! Fun review!

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  4. The synopsis says it has cheating but then you adamently say there isn't and that its complicated. Very intereseting....

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  5. The second guy sounds like an ass

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  6. *grins* I just read a book (novella) that was NOT what it seemed either. Okay, I have Black Lies pulled up so I can one-click it. But I need to have a day free to read it, huh? Can do! Thanks for turning me on to another great read, Braine!

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    1. Let's swap reads, you read Black Lies & I'll read a CD Reiss novel. Fair trade?

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  7. Well you have me curious. At first I thought..cheating nope, but then you convinced me there isn't and now gads I need to know what the heck is going on..LOL

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  8. Once in a while, I'm in the mood for a rough, difficult romance that takes me to some place deep and dark. This sounds like one of those. Thanks for sharing about it, Braine!

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    1. Well said and yes, Black Lies will take you to that place.

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  9. Dark Erotica? You are speaking my language! I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds good. I will read books with cheating in them but it has to be done right. But at least I won't have to worry with this one.

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    1. No cheating, in fact you will admire Layana in the end.

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  10. Wow Braine! This sounds fantastic! I have requested this, but will definitely buy it if that doesn't come through! great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  11. It's nice to see it's finally not a cheating story but much more than that and I confess that your review made me intrigued and it's not something I would have tried at first. thanks for the review!

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    1. I know you don't read books like this but I hope you'll make an exception for this one.

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  12. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this author and one of these days I will get around to one of her books. This sounds so so good. Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. She writes unconventional romances, if you want to shake up your usual read, definitely try her.

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  13. Awesome! I heard a lot good things about this one! Now I'm convinced I must read it whether I win it or not :)
    Thank for the chance!!

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    1. are welcome & if you do get to read it, please let me know what you think in case I miss your post.

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