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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 43 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: February 17, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TOXU10S
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No for real!!
I was so mad at one of the main characters for so long during this read (maybe I said too much there...I'll take a chance in that hardly anyone reads all the comments and leave it...meh)
So there I was all crabby, ready to chew out the main character if we ever ran into each other. (this is my review and yup that's how it's going to go)
Ok there was more than one main person I wanted to lash out at, but just as I was prepared to do exactly that!!!! That's when Torre decides to walk up behind me and slap me in the head!!
And YES that is exactly how it felt!
It was one of those, "Holy SH**!!" moments!
And if you think my over use of exclamation points aren't justifiable....then read the book and prove me wrong!!! (Ya threw a few more in for you)
Just read it and bask in Torre's glorious mastermind!
A wonderful roller coaster of emotion on this one. While the some may disagree with how some things are presented, it is a work of fiction and the author's note explains exactly that. It was pure entertainment for me.
"He was everything I didn't expect. Quietly confident, Unassuming, Gorgeous."
What can I say about Grant Sharp that isn't already described above? Complex may be a good adjective. Grant is a tech mogul, instead of having relationships, he pays for companionship when he desires.
“I have lied for this man, stolen for him, cheated on him… and sold my soul to his with our first kiss.”
Layana isn't your typical spoiled rich girl. She is smart, and tenacious. She is in love with two men and you want to hate her, but you just can't.
Normally, I don't read books with cheating spouses/lovers. I couldn't tolerate the audacity of the person committing infidelity and dishonesty. When I saw this book, I didn't exactly read the synopsis nor any reviews about it, I just downloaded it on a whim because it was by Alessandra Torre. (Yes, I'm a fan!) So I went blind going through the book.
Somehow after reading the prologue, I had second thoughts reading the book. But I told myself, I'd be a fool if I let a measly paragraph decide my reading. Plus, this is a Torre book, and I've never been disappointed by her before. So armed with a coffee and donut on my side table, I devoured every page of Black Lies.
And boy was this an unassuming gorgeous book!
I couldn't stop reading right after the first chapter. At the back of my mind, I already knew that Layana was going to be a cheater, but something told me to give her the benefit of the doubt. I wanted to know why would she resort to that tactic and how could she sleep at night knowing this predicament.
This has been mentally exhausting, and if you know me, I was already formulating a lot of hypothesis on my mind, digging into Brant's, Lee's and Lana's skulls. And I was rewarded when I got the lies right. Yep, I already had an idea about the secrets surrounding the characters, but I wasn't prepared with the consequences it had entailed.
Did I like the book? Yes! Did I enjoy the mind-boggling events? Yes! Did I love Brant or Lee? Yes and yes.. Who would I choose then? I have no idea, but hear me out. I wouldn't mind getting tangled with both of them too. Lucky Layana indeed!
I felt that the author could have developed Jillian a bit more to really finish out the book. So the twist, it was not what I thought it would be and I really didn't see that coming despite the fact that I was looking for the twist and thought I had it all figured out, I didn't.
Well without giving away the secret, this book is going to be hard to review.
What I will say is that I was drawn back to my Nancy Drew days and loved trying to figure out what was going on and what the secret was. Pretty smug to admit, I guessed it but not the ending. I thought the body of the story right up to when the secret was revealed to all was brilliant. From then on I don't know if it was because I stopped looking for clarification to back up my presumptions or the fact that I wanted the pace to continue. The epilogue helped, but again it felt a little rushed.
A unique story that kept me on the edge of my seat all day. The subject matter (not the plot) reminded me of a character in a TV series that was on some time ago. A great story not to be missed, but I am glad I avoided reviews/talk of this book before starting. Knowing the secret earlier would have definitely spoilt the reading experience.