Life is never black and white.
One minute you’re a struggling graphic designer in LA that’s finally coming to terms with being single forever, and the next you’re flying to New York in a private jet to get engaged to your ex-boyfriend’s older brother.
At least…that’s what everyone thinks. Forced to clean up his playboy image in order to protect his company, Beckham Sinclair, the city’s most eligible billionaire bachelor, wants me to be his fake fiancée and personal assistant.
Now I’m spending every spare second with a man I thought I’d never see again.
My freshly mended heart has barely recovered from the first time a Sinclair broke it. But with each passing day, Beck’s dirty mouth and lingering stares make me question his motives—and mine.
As the line blurs between real and pretend, only one thing is certain: there are secrets hiding in this city full of black ties and white lies.
Title: Black Ties & White Lies
Author: Kat Singleton
Publication Date: February 2, 2023
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
I saw so much about this book on bookstagram that I knew I had to check it out. Unfortunately, it was one I ended up suffering through. But let it be known that I did finish it! No DNF here.
First, this felt like a “first book” kinda book. The writing wasn’t well developed and the characters lacked dimension most times. And we used “I love you” in an argument? smh
The main problem with this book (other than the mediocre writing and mildly toxic MMC) was that it felt like Singleton was trying to write a book she thought people would like rather than a book she was passionate about. It felt like too many things were being added in for the reader’s enjoyment and to try to market it better rather than what actually felt good and authentic to the story.
Overall, I was sorely disappointed by this book. I’m sorry to report that this is a bookstagram book you can skip.