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.
Title: Black Lies
Author: Alessandra Torre
Publication Date: August 25th, 2014
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (290 pages)
Wow, so this book was really intense. I mean, being at 65% on your Kindle and now know what is going on it’s really frustrating but also excited and sort of confusing at the same time. I actually had to pause and check a few reviews, because there is an intense discussing regarding whether you should now ahead of time that one thing that can make sense.
Just a warning, I will try to reveal a bit, but not be a spoiler about it.
The book opens up with a scene where a jealous girlfriend stalks his boyfriend? Or lover? And she wants to break him up with his girlfriend. Even the beginning is saying a lot right? Not quite, because if you were to be one who hates cheating in books, here the line is so blurred out that I don’t actually know if I should categorize it as cheating or not.
It is deffinatly one interesting read I had. It blew my mind and I it different from the much light reading I had so far before reading this one. I always want to break my line of comfort with books, and try different subjects just to test myself if I really would enjoy that type of books, or it’s not my coup of tea. This, surprisingly, it was, and I enjoyed the hell out of it.
This is the story of some rich heiress Layana Fairmont which is struggling with her life as until she receives her trust fund. She has to play the perfect daughter of her rich family. In the beginning my feelings regarding her were undecided, at least before we find out more about her. She meets the brilliant inventor Brant Sharp, who catches her eye and she accepts having a night together with him. Nothing weird so far right? Well, things start to progress between them, and they soon have a beautiful relationship, but it’s shadowed by some issues along the way.
She is warned and tried to be bribed by the right hand of Brent’s, but that just makes her more determined to continue their way together. And that is where the confusing part starts. They clearly love each other, and we see this on the double POV but then she meets Lee. A landscaper she encounters at a gas station, which is the opposite of Grant, and she actually has intercourse with him. This is where I really started to come back with questions regarding this book.
I will not explain why she keeps up with both of them, why she loves both and why this is NOT a love triangle, but I will say this: it all makes sense in the end! The book absolutely is worth it to keep reading, even if you end up confused as me at 65% along the way.
“True love makes a person reckless, makes them take risks and make sacrifices. True love tests the boundaries of our person, makes us yearn to be better and fight for the ground we stand on. I will fight for this love. Lie for it. Steal for it. It’s worthy of that.”
“Black Lies” has touched a subject I did not know anything about, and while you will see a lot of reviews all saying that other people found important flaws in the medical aspect of the book, please keep your mind open and remember this is still a fiction novel and I personally did not care a bit about this big “secret”. I am sorry for being vague, but I don’t want to have spoilers here, just know that the story blew me away. Sometimes I come across some books that take me away so much of reality that I really don t care about real facts. Having read more than half the book and still clueless (in a good way)? That’s a pretty damn book to me