Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review: Black Ties by Alessandra Torre

Title: Black Lies
Author: Alessandra Torre
Genre: Erotic Romance
Releasing: August 25th
Cover Photo: Lauren Watson-Perry, Perrywinkle Photography
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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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5 Stars

I have to say that this is the first book I have read by this author and I loved it!!  Her writing is seamless and transitions from character to character are extremely smooth.  In this book you get sex, romance, and suspense as it keeps you right on the edge on a cliff before falling over.  

This book delivers “The Big Twist” – Sometimes you see it coming from a mile away, which is infuriating and makes the main character(s) look like idiots for not figuring it out too… Never the case with Torre. I was shocked… There’s no other way to describe it.

Alessandra Torre dangles the twist in front of your face from the opening pages… This “Secret” that keeps Brant from being the perfect man… This mysterious yet monumental character flaw which leads Layana to obsess over Lee despite the fact that she’s madly in love with Brant…

Here’s the other thing about books that have “The Big Twist” – Sometimes the twist the only good thing about the book… Or worse, it makes the rest of the book bland in comparison – Once again, this was not the case with Black Lies. While I was monumentally shocked by Brant’s Secret, I was attached to this book from beginning to end – more on that in a moment - The reveal made me reflect on everything which preceded it. It made me understand Layana’s motives with a clarity I couldn’t grasp before… And I was desperate to find out what would happen next! 

Meet Lana. She’s a rich girl with rich parents who’s always wanted to do things her own way. She didn’t want to settle for what her parents wanted for her life. You will love her. You will hate her. You will despise some of the things she does. It was unfathomable to me. Then you will feel compassion. Heartbreak. Longing. Love. SHE will make you feel all those things. Then there is her man… Brant. 

Brant. Brant is the man Lana’s been with for 3 years. The guy she’s in love with. He’s a rich genius. He loves Lana fiercely. He wants her to be his wife, to be his everything but she refuses to marry him. I loved Brant the entire book. I can’t think of a moment I didn’t. Which is why I had so much trouble with the concept of him. Of Lee. 

Lee. Lee is the guy Lana’s been seeing for 2 years. She did whatever she had to do to get him and she won’t give him up. He’s rough around the edges, he’s a landscaper and a ladies man. Lana wants him all to herself. There is something different about her relationship with Lee, but it’s clear that she loves him. And she loves Brant. She loves them both. 

She is more than my broken self will ever deserve, but I can never let her go, she owns, whether she knows it or not, all parts of me, every once of my body and soul. Her unconditional love brought me to life. Pulled me from a dry, lonely existence before saving me, quite literally, from myself.

I know there are going to be some readers that are like… yeah, I figured this one out early and I say good for you. Me? It took me a long while. I’m talking close to 70% before I finally knew the big secret. Once you find out the twist in the story, it’s like a lightbulb goes off. Everything clicks into place. I don’t know how she does it, but every single detail lines up just the way its supposed to.

Black Lies is a story of lies, secrets and betrayals, of unwavering love, loyalty and selflessness. A complete contradiction- but once you read, you’ll get it. As much as it may not seem like it, it’s an beautiful and intense love story above all else.  The concept was genius, the delivery was epic and the author is just brilliant! This is a book you need to one click the second it goes live. Go in blind and be prepared to be blown away! 

 About the Author:

Alessandra Torre is a USA Today Bestselling author who focuses on contemporary erotica. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was published in July 2012, and was an Erotica #1 Bestseller for two weeks.
Alessandra lives in the gulf coast of Florida and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.

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