Review: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

Black Lies
by Alessandra Torre

 

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.

Brant Sharp made millions at the age of twenty out of his basement tinkling with his computer. A genius introvert who only entertained female guests that his aunt Jillian approved of, he lived a rather extraordinary life in a plain surrounding. Decent, reasonable, focus, quiet. Until her met the extraordinary Layana Fairmont.

But there’s another guy in Layana’s life – Lee. Seductive, arrogant, out of control, jealous. Brant’s extreme counterpart, but Layana still fell for him despite his flaws.

Two different men, one confused heart, one deceptive aunt. They all lived in lies, and through those lies, will they all survive?

This has been literally mind-blowing!

Victory is mine. I grinned, giving myself a virtual high five, and put my Mercedes into drive. Pulling onto the screet, I headed south. Maybe after my massage, I’d swing by my boyfriend’s office. Drop off a sandwich for him. Celebrate my victory with the other man in my life.

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.

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.

“He was everything I didn’t expect. Quietly confident, Unassuming, Gorgeous.”

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 clusterfuck of 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!

 

 

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Review: My Creative Billionaire 1 by Ali Parker

My Creative Billionaire 1
by Ali Parker

Being rich means living up to the expectations of others… even when you don’t want to.

Matt’s always known what it was like to live on the high end of society, and where his brother and father love it… he hates it. A creative at heart, he’s forced into the world of Accounting to help stand beside the family name and build an empire from the ground up. His true passion is art, life and love.

Erica is the Chief Advertising Officer for Bryant Accounting Firm and has had her eye on the CEO’s son, Matthew for quite some time. He’s a bit docile in public, and often plays the fool, but something tells her that a very different man exists just beneath the surface. She’s willing to wager her career by taking Matt beneath her wing, and hopefully to her bed.

Matthew Bryant is a billionaire who doesn’t need a job, but he’s got that creative streak on him that can’t be ignored. Working with the beautiful Erica should be easy, but sketching her and spending a weekend with her made it all the more complicated for him, especially with his burgeoning feelings. But like any other coward in love, he is afraid to pursue her.

Ali Parker did it again, and the force is definitely with her. I was surprised at Matt Bryant, all along I thought he was the dominant alpha male like his brother Damon whom I loved in another book. But Matt is a dear. I adore his silliness and creativity and flaws. He’s imperfect but he’s not annoying. I love him for who at what he is. I just wish Erica could see beneath his stature and talk to him, instead of just leaving a note then moping around, second guessing his intentions.

Overall, this was another exciting book in a series and I can’t wait to read Matt’s next move.

Review: Single Dad’s Fake Bride by Nikki Chase

Single Dad’s Fake Bride
A Virgin and Billionaire Romance
by Nikki Chase

My billionaire boss wants me to marry him.
But this is no office romance. This is just pretend.
Or at least it’s supposed to be… until feelings get involved.
Now I want him and his daughter to be my real family.
But I have a secret that could destroy everything.

Ethan Hunter is a self-made billionaire. He also happens to be devastatingly handsome. My knees go weak when he looks at me with those piercing blue eyes.

Now he’s in trouble. Because of his bad reputation, he could lose custody of his daughter.

And by some strange twist of fate, I’m the only person who can help him… by pretending to be his wife.

But here’s a secret: he doesn’t know who I really am.

Yes, I’m his sweet, innocent assistant during office hours, but I’m also an undercover journalist. I only started working for Ethan to dig up some dirt on him.

So I marry him. That makes me both a virgin and a married woman, which is weird. But hey, many journalists have done crazier things to get the inside scoop.

Then I move into Ethan’s swanky penthouse apartment and things start to unravel. Everything feels too real. I have a plan, but my heart won’t stick to it—and neither will my traitorous body.

I want this fake life to be my reality. But what will happen when Ethan finds out the truth about me?

Ethan Hunter isn’t on the hunt for a wife nor a mother for his child, Penny. But a grueling interview and an extremely worried daughter soon find him in a predicament and is forced to marry his PA, Megan Jones.

Megan is hesitant at first with the situation, but with a secret mission up in her sleeves, she agrees to being Ethan’s fake bride and puts her plan into action.

What she doesn’t expect is falling in love with her boss and his daughter. She needs to do her revenge, but it seems fate has other plans for her.

Single Dad’s Fake Bride is an entertaining read. Fast, furious and fiery and oozing with combustible heat. Megan fits Ethan’s life perfectly, and he’s definitely more than the man she thought he was. Penny, the daughter, was such a darling, a troublemaker maybe, but is absolutely a character to love. Once again, Nikki Chase has delivered a story that’s not only poignant but also entertaining, dreamy and delicious. A great bedtime story for hopeless romantic readers!