Book Review: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

Black Lies
Title: Black Lies
Author: Alessandra Torre
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 290 pages
Rating: 5+++ Stars

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.

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.

Michelle’s Review
1. Alessandra Torre is a fucking genius and I will continue to always read her books.

2. This book is NOT and repeat NOT like Sex, Love Repeat! If you have read it, good, if not, WTF are you waiting for????

I have read most of Torre’s books, but I have yet to read the Girl 6E and I will be reading that book ASAP. When I received this ARC from the author, I couldn’t wait to share it with my two fellow bloggers, Grace and Yaya. We initially were all going to do a book read with some of our followers, but Grace (she’s the mastermind of After Dark) emailed me and Yaya and said “I have a change of heart, start reading”).  Grace will be doing the buddy read, but Yaya and I (well Yaya first lol) started reading.  So while I was vacationing in New England, I couldn’t wait to get back to my B&B to start reading this book because I remembered whenever Alessandra was tweeting that she was working on a “mystery project”, all I could think about is wow how is she going to top Sex Love Repeat, which left me with a book hangover.  Well fuck that, now Black Lies has left me with the ultimate book hangover.  So I will try to give you some insight to this awesome book without any spoilers.

Layana “Lana” Fairmont is trust fund baby, but not your typical trust fund baby.  On her twenty-fifth birthday she got a large sum of cash that allowed her live the lifestyle she has been accustomed to.  Of course, her mom wants her to add a husband to adorn her arm just like herself, but Lana is nothing like her mother (thank God).  Lana, is loving, passionate, and very giving.  Lana wants to find a man that shares the same feelings and someone to set her body on fire and feed her soul.

“I wanted the happily-ever after of movies. Where my family would share their day while eating at a round table. Wanted to visit life in a world where mothers hugged daughters with bruises and consoled them after their first dates went awry.”

Enter Brant Sharp.  Lana meets Brant who happens to be the most sought after eligible bachelor, a self made billionaire and philanthropist.  He is also a freaking genius.  The connection between these two is immediate.  Lana really falls for how attentive he is, his focus on her pleasure and happiness, something she has never had before with any other man.  Then again, there is always a challenge when dealing with meddling relatives (more so his aunt Jillian whom I hated the most and I will leave it at that).  The more they try to discourage Lana from being with Brant, the more determined she is in trying to stay with him.  It’s branded into her heart that this is the “Love” of her life. Her “Forever”.  Yet, she questions how.


“It didn’t make sense. He was too perfect. How was I the first woman to tie him down?”

So you think it’s going to be a walk in park, right?  Think again. Lana discovers the one flaw Brant has and now she has to think long and hard if this one flaw will make them or break them.

Enter Lee.  Nothing like Brant.  Cocky, arrogant, a sexual God.  Upon Lana’s first meeting with Lee, you knew that it was going to be literally balls-to-the-walls hot and boy is Lana addicted to Lee.  She is so addicted to Lee that she will do anything in her power to keep him. She believed he belongs to her.  In comes the dirty lies.  This is a man who holds the power to break everything between Brant and Lana. He’s the missing link to what Lana has been craving. Is she being selfish?  You tell me.


I want to add so much more to this review, but I will not because you have to read this book.  I remember texting Yaya at 48% and telling her I think I know what’s going on.  After I was done, my email to her was “holy shitballs”.  Total mind-fuck.  You will have a lot of WTF moments.  You’ll be going through some crazy emotions.  I know I was during my drive back home from New England.  I kept tensing up.  My husband was like “are you ok?”  All I said was “I’m having a moment, keep driving”.

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This was truly a mind fuck of a read.  Alessandra Torre takes you there and back, but she does it so well and so beautifully written that when you come back to reality you will forgive her lol.  Listen I can keep going on and on that is how good this book is.  Of course I recommend it and when Grace is done it will be Shorties Approved.

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Note from Grace: Yes, this is one book we can all agree on, it is a MUST READ!
Side Note from Michelle – Special thanks to Yaya for her input and wonderful teasers.

– Michelle

*An ARC was received for an honest review.



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