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Black Lies

Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for three years. Has proposed four times. Been rejected four 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 two 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.

©2014 Alessandra Torre (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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  • BestMom3
  • 02-11-2015

DON'T EXPECT ORDINARY ROMANCE expect EXTRAORDINARY

What did you love best about Black Lies?

What did I love best about Black Lies? IT KEPT ME GUESSING THE WHOLE WAY. At one point, I had a crazy thought, but Allessandra Torre's writing is *so good* with layers of STORY and misdirection that I thought, "Nope, that can't be it". It turned out, my guess was right BUT SHE WROTE IT SO MUCH BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED! There were parts that horrified me, kept me on the edge of my seat, and there were characters I wanted to distance myself from so badly I almost quit the book --- AND THEN --- what you are listening to isn't what you thought it was at all. The twists were awesome. And she wrapped it up so darn nice. That is a big problem for me with some books; the story is great, but if the ending is abrupt I feel like I've been having the ride of my life only to be thrown out of the car before I reach my destination. Really glad that wasn't an issue with this story. I love steamy romance along with Happily Ever Afters and this one delivers that too, yay! I had so much fun with this story, I bought the ebook too and had to go back and read parts going, "Yep, there's a clue, and there's a clue..." NICE!!

What other book might you compare Black Lies to and why?

I don't think I can recall a book quite like Black Lies. It has many elements of suspense but I've yet to find another author who can write erotic romance + HEA (where one of the characters isn't tragically killed off by the bad guy -- authors, you know who you are! ;) plus really nice suspense. And a truly original storyline. The more I think on this book, the more I am impressed.

What about Jessica Almasy’s performance did you like?

She was really good at differentiating voices. Her male voice for Brandt was my favorite. I wish she could have done the book all in that voice. At first, I was thrown off by her odd pacing in Layana's voice, where there were pauses where there shouldn't be and sort of strange emphasis' on some words where it wasn't called for but a few chapters in and I was accustomed. She read fast (I prefer narrators who speak as rapidly as I'd normally be able to read) which I loved very much, and she read clearly, didn't screech or scream (there is one narrator in particular that I fear did my ears permanent damage before I could rip out my earbuds - when the scenes call for a character to scream *it really isn't necessary to DO it, please have mercy on us listeners* Jessica Almasy could go from whisper to "shout" without any pain on the listener end - and her different male character voices were darn impressive

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! But I played it while I was working and stretched it out into two sessions. But I wish I could have stayed up and skipped sleep. It was that good.

Any additional comments?

I wish there were more books to combine romantic erotica with real plot -- this was stellar for me because normally I get my book fixes in patterns: pick up a thriller, pick up a couple sweet romance, pick up a couple erotica books --- and none of these do much for crossover, until this book. I REALLY LIKED THAT! I want to go, "Aww! Sweet!" in the same book that I want to shout, "She DIDN'T!!!! That WITCH!" and "Get him out of there, HURRY!! Before they stab him again!"Hats off author! This was great!!

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  • MLS Kindle Customer
  • 12-04-2018

Horrible

The narrator’s voice is horrible. The story is horrible. It is only about sex nothing about romance.

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  • SportyGirl
  • 09-04-2015

Genius!!!

Another fabulous , intriguing story by Alessandra!!! She never fails to deliver a WHAAAAT??? I did't see that coming moment. Loved the weaving of Brandt and Lana's story. So different and quirky!

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  • Michaell
  • 25-04-2020

One of the best romance books I’ve read in awhile

It’s surprising, fun, heartbreaking, and don’t let anyone tell you anything about it. This love triangle will have you an emotional wreck because the audience has to figure out the mystery, but once you do, it makes the book even better. Quality writing, annoyingly perfect storytelling, and red hot romance.

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  • Vidhi
  • 02-04-2020

Interesting

This was definitely interesting listen. I have started to love Alessandra Torre and her writing, and this definitely stood to my standards. As far as narrator and her performance, it just didn't pull me completely but than narration wasn't bad at all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-2020

Edge of my seat all day

This was great 👍 book never expected a thriller or suspense. Great surprise. Loved loved the story

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  • Julie
  • 24-01-2020

Lots of twists and turns. Highly recommended.

Just the sort of romance book I love. Lots of intrigue / thriller and not just sex, although plenty of that too!
Good narration however I would love to see this with 2nd narrator for the male POV.

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  • Fatima
  • 31-12-2019

Keeps you on your toes!!!

I absolutely loved this book!!!!
Kept me guessing all the way!!!! The writing is sublime. I wasn’t too keen on the narration but got used to it since the story was so juicy!
This is a must read!!! Not your conventional romance!!!! I loved how different this book was from most novels I’ve listened too!
A MUST READ!!!!

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  • NEA
  • 11-11-2019

Great Story. Not the best narrator

This was a great story but it was excruciatingly painful to listen to Lana's voice. I only bore it because the story was interesting and I wanted to hear how it was going to end. I'm impressed with this writer and will read/listen to more from her, just not with this narrator.

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  • Lizzie
  • 23-04-2019

Awesome story

I loved the story. As far as the narration...I listen to audiobooks while driving and it seems like the male character voices we're done in almost a whisper compared to the female character voices. I found myself having to turn the volume way up to hear the male characters and then when narration switched to a female character, the volume was blasting. Other than that, I thought the narration was done very well.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 12-03-2018

Brilliant!!

A wonderfully woven tale, with a twist I couldn't have imagined. This is an absolute must read!

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  • Marcella
  • 01-11-2016

Be patient it's worth it xxxx

This book was a challenge!! Definitely not an easy read and serveral times I felt like I'd had enough and couldn't finish but thankfully I kept going this book is very different so many twists you won't see coming!! In the end this is just a beautiful epic story of love and courage and strength to over come❤️❤️❤️❤️ would definitely recommend this book my first Alessandra Torre book and definitely not my last👍

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  • Andrea
  • 24-11-2015

Very good

Good narration , sometimes the narrator dragged the words out a little too much.
Great story , keeps you thinking for days .

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  • Samantha
  • 13-03-2015

Loved this book

I love unpredictable books and this book just proved that. This book is amazing and I recommend it for all romance lovers.