Friday, October 30, 2015

Red Carpets & White Lies Book Review

I have a different kind of book than I normally read to share with you called Red Carpets & White Lies written by Lea Black who was a Real Housewife in The Real Housewives of Miami.

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 Thoughts:
I have to be honest and say I have never watched any Real Housewives and actually about the only reality TV that I do watch is Dancing with the Stars, so this was a big departure from my normal reading material.
But, it really did turn out to be a pretty good book because it wasn't all about that stuff that they do on TV. This was something of a crime/mystery type of book this Real Housewives star decided to write about and the story is about someone who was able to penetrate Leigh's inner circle and basically mess with her charity that she always did each year for her charity that helped troubled teens.
I have to admit that I think anyone that would mess with a charity event, no matter where the money raised is going, really needs to get the book thrown at them because it's just wrong to steal money from a good cause. Unfortunately, at first, the cops thought Leigh was the one who stole the money until her husband and friends were able to figure it all out and help clear her name.
This book has just the right amount of suspense and drama that it kept me glued to the book and when I get that involved in a story, it's a good book to tell others about!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Lea Black, resonates far beyond her prominent role on The Real Housewives of Miami.  Multi-talented Black also blogs regularly for outlets such as The Huffington Post and E! Online, has founded and co-founded several health and beauty lines, and hosts an annual gala that wrangles in Miami’s considerable wealth and talent to raise money for charity.

Lea is also president and CEO of a multi-brand company she created and founded. She is married to criminal defense attorney Roy Black, with whom she has a thirteen-year-old son, RJ.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product.  All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.