26 August 2015

..::Book Review + Giveaway::.. 'Red Carpets & White Lies' by Lea Black


My Review of 'Red Carpets & White Lies' by Lea Black

Overview

"In a city known for its never-ending parties, Miami socialite Leigh Anatole White hosts the most extravagant party of them all. Her annual Charity Ball, a star-studded benefit for troubled teens, is the most highly anticipated event of the season, and Leigh pulls out all the stops to ensure it doesn’t disappoint.

This year―the tenth anniversary of the Ball―Leigh has decided to give Miami one last blowout before relinquishing her title as hostess. Suffice it to say, the pressure is on: this year’s Charity Ball simply must be the best yet. With help from her committee, a few close friends, a masterful personal assistant and her supportive husband, Leigh is poised to deliver. Even the dirty secrets and entanglements of her friends and pseudo-friends―the good-hearted, hard-drinking gossip queen Dixie Johnson; drag queen extraordinaire Diva Elaine Manchester; and bronzed, botoxed and backstabbing Katie Parker, to name a few―can’t slow her down.

When an influential art dealer shows up, offering to provide high-end artwork for the Charity Ball’s auction, Leigh is thrilled. This is just what the gala needs to set it apart from previous years’, and after all of Leigh’s hard work, it looks as though the last Charity Ball may just live up to the hype. But as always in the world of Miami’s rich and shameless, a scandal is never far off…and this one hits everyone close to home."

My Personal Review

If you follow my blog pretty often, I'm sure you've read my other book reviews.  I love to read!  I've mentioned in the past that I usually gravitate towards a certain 'genre' if you will.  Since I've been doing a lot of reviews, I have actually expanded my taste.  What's life without a little adventure, right?

'Red Carpets & White Lies' is my most-recently-read book.  It's not a murder mystery, and it's not dark or devious. It definitely is gossipy, and I like that!  It's a very fun book.

I have family that lives in Miami, and even though I have never visited there, I hear about the life down there.  I hear a lot about the 'social hierarchy' and how being somebody matters (not just towards your inner self, but as something that defines you outward as well).

Even though this book is a work of fiction, I definitely see it happening.  There are so many secrets, so much drama, and shallowness.  I couldn't put this book down!  I love the character development, it felt as if I'd known them all of my life.  In fact, I know some people that are perfect real-life matches for these characters.  Sometimes I feel as if I'm living the life of this story right here-- who needs Miami!

I love the length of the book.  It gives you a lot to read, and you don't feel like it ends too quickly.  I'm a big fan of reading 'series-type' books, so I hate when things are left unfinished.  This one did a great job at tying up what was untied and exposing the truth.

It's a very intriguing read-- you won't be able to put it down.  It's light, humorous, and fresh.  However, you get the lowdown on a lot, too.  This is fun, and if you are looking for a great escape, be sure to read this!

BUT... one of you will be able to win your very own hardcover copy, too!  I'm telling you, enter this giveaway because you don't want to miss it.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  Open to US entrants only.
Giveaway will end 08-29-2015 at 0000.
No purchase necessary.
Winners will be announced 08-30-2015.
The winner will be emailed and given 24 hours to respond.

If no response, the next winner will be chosen.

This book (hardcover, because I'm partial to them!) costs $15.81 (and well worth it) on Amazon, and shipping is free with Amazon Prime.  

You can also grab the Kindle edition for $9.99!.


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