I received the following book from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Red Carpets & White Lies by Lea Black
Published by Beaufort Books on May 5th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Thriller
Source: The Publisher
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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.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never watched The Real Housewives of Miami so I wasn’t sure what to expect of a book written by Lea Black. However, in this one I’m happy to say that I was instantly pulled in. Red Carpets & White Lies was equal parts entertaining and suspenseful. It reads almost like a soap opera, only better, and everyone’s got their secrets. If you love a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat, leaves you wanting more and reads like a guilty pleasure then I recommend you give this a shot!