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Beautiful Liar (Dark Desires #1)

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  1,388 Ratings  ·  283 Reviews
Previously published as I, Porn Star.

People call me many things: CEO, billionaire, bastard. Q.

I love women. I love sex. I love money. I love hot, wild nights with no promise of a future, because a future is one thing I don't have. I'm twenty-eight years old. I won't live to see thirty, and I don't care. Or I didn't, until her.

Nobody plans for a life like this. Some of us
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by Forever (first published March 11th 2016)
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Feb 04, 2017 Hulya Kara Yuksel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hulya by: Dilek VT
"Your pussy is beautiful, Lucky. So pretty, I almost don’t want to spoil it. But it belongs to me. It’s my property. So I’m going to desecrate it. You know that, don’t you? I’m going to smack, eat and pound it sore."

Oh okay, first of all a need minute to cool down my vagina’s temperature! :D Well because fuck me, this book literally ruined me! :D OMG it was sooooooo hot and I haven’t count it exactly how many times I cheated my husband with Quinn and Q. :D (Sorry husband, I’ll go back to you w
Feb 18, 2016 Coco.V rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A feast for the mind, body, and soul !

Oh. My. Goodness ! I once more surrendered to this amazing author. I read and loved all of Zara Cox’s books from the very beginning. With I, Porn Star she delivered another winner I devoured from start to finish. I loved everything in this book, the way Zara portrayed the characters, the addictive and captivating storyline and the flawless writing style.

This is the story of Quinn Blackwood aka Q and Elyse Gilbert aka Lucky. The plot originality and the well-
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

The hate, the vengeance and sex are instruments that oil my existence and keep my compass true.


I did NOT see this book coming. I'm so happy it got a title and cover change because the old one didn't do it justice AT ALL. I'm serious. If you think this is yet another run of the mill smut filled romance read, think again. The writing. The story. It was hauntingly captivating. I'm absolutely blown away and got myself a new author to stalk.
I may be Quinn Blackwood, occasion
RomReader❤️Spoiler Giver❤️

**Read my full SPOILER-y review here.

Dishwasher-server heroine has no clue that her pornstar partner the next 10 days is her daytime-work boss she's crushing on. Hero is out for revenge but can't stop himself from going thru his double-identity ruse with heroine.
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Beautiful Liar was a gripping and sensual tale of two very complicated people, both running from life. Let me set the scene for you: Quinn Blackwood, aka Q, is the elusive billionaire that has a hidden secret. Elyse Gilbert, aka Lucky, is the very unlucky woman that catches Q's eye in both aspects of his life. Secrets get revealed, passion boils to the surface, and feelings are unwillingly involved.

This book honestly surprised m
Olga therebelreader
OMG…Can I give it a 10 stars? I absolutely loved this book. It was addictive, a real page turner full of passion, sadness and downright frustration at points. The emotional rollercoaster that Elyse and Quinn go through is heartbreaking and intense.

Although there is a lot of explicit sex I don’t see this novel as porn. I see it as extremely well written erotica. The characters are richly developed and you feel as if you were in the situation with them. I also think I have a new book boyfriend...
Dilek VT
The title of this book can be misleading. So, think twice before you read it or avoid it. (And if you do decide to read it, then, check its new title for the new edition at the end of the review)

Is there “a porn film shot” in this book? Yes, there is. But if you think that this book is the story of a porn star, then, you would be wrong. It ISN’T.

If you think this book is pure smut, some dirty fun read and nothing else, you would be wrong. It ISN’T.

There is more – so much more – to the story tha
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4.5-5 hot stars <3

"I've dreamed of touching you like this.Feeling your pulse beast beneath my fingers.I've wondered what your skin would feel like."

Wow, what a nice surprise!This was absolutely fantastic!It was captivating,addictive,super hot and compelling. I was intrigued from the first pages and as I start reading more I couldn't put it down!!


"There will be no guilt when I f@ck you, Lucky.No guilt,no fighting,only your complete surrender."

Everything about this story was perfect.The charact
Claire Robinson
Mar 04, 2016 Claire Robinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - ...Surrender to the journey... Stars!

Zara Cox is a new author to me, the tropes used in I, Porn Star aren’t though, let’s face it the tortured billionaire with issues, is a pretty tired and overused trope nowadays, but when done well (and this one is) it’s still one I love reading.

I think one of the main things that kept me gripped to this book is the fact that even though you think you know what is coming, you are generally wrong, and the author manages to reveal a little but then add a h
Mar 01, 2016 Vasiliki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, arc
4.5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Rock Star Lit in exchange of an honest review.

This was an amazing book! I have to confess that I wasn't prepared for what was coming to me. The blurb is good but the actual story is so much better! The plot is amazing! It's moving fast and it's full of surprises and twists, most of them I didn't see coming! The writing is fantastic! It's direct and raw like the story! Ms. Cox has made an amazing job with this book! There were flash backs as the right moment, the
~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
4.5 "yours" stars

Oh my I, Porn star was a complete and perfect surprise for me! When reading the blurb I never could have imagine what a story I would get. I think that was the best part. Even if in some aspects and after reading it all I find the title a bit too much, I don't care!

Quinn Blackwood is not your traditional porn star, he's first and foremost a CEO and one of the wealthiest man on earth. He has also in his our words a dark soul, a little deranged. He has a shrink for 10 years but sh
Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†

"I've waited a while for this. So I won't stop at just tasting and licking.
I'm going to devour you. Make you wet and wring you dry. And I'm going to do it many,
many times, Lucky.

Well, fuck. I thought I've read it all. Thought that this book would just give me a few giggles here and there while rousing the lil bookslut inside of me. But...fuck. Never in my life have I been so happy to be disappointed of my thoughts on a book. I swear, I was prepared to only enjoy this
Malene_D *BadAndDirtyBooks*
3.5 Stars
I needed something dirty, a little dark with a love story on the side and that's exactly what I got with Beautiful Liar. I was really entertained and enjoyed this story for what it was. I didn't connect with the characters or feel their chemistry but that didn't ruin the story for me. I was invested in the two MC. Lucky and Quinn were two very flawed characters and their mission for justice was intriguing. How they both went about it is something you have to read to find out. The sex sc
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ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

This is so different from your usual porn star book. First of all, the title is very deceiving. It is not just about an adult film production. It's about something far deeper and complex.

The storyline is refreshing and the characters engaging and mysterious.
There is a darkness in this book and I was very glad the story took the direction it did.

We have Quinn Blackwood; wealthy businessman by the day and mysterious porn star by the night.
4 "Two Sides" Stars

Well that was twisty. And not what I expected. But I loved it for that very reason. This was my first book by Zara Cox and it won't be my last. I'm already antsy to see where she's taking this series.

Quinn is rich and powerful with a dark side. By day he's a CEO and at night be's a mysterious porn star who creates his own scenes to fit his mood. When he's ready for a new "partner" Lucky shows up and seems perfect for the job. Lucky, Elly's alter ego, may not want to be a porn
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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So when I read the blurb of I, PORN STAR, I was easily intrigued and couldn't wait to read. But as I started the book, I found it to be completely different from what I had expected. There was nothing wrong in that sense, but I did find these shocking new revelations and surprising twist and turns to be a little too much since there was so much backstory and characters involved in the story of Q and Lucky. If you were thinking this book t
Ivy Deluca
“I…I won’t be doing anything…skanky, will I?”
“Define skanky.”
“This is going to be straight up sex. No other…bodily stuff? Because that would a firm no for me.” My mouth attempts another twitch.
“No water works, waste matter or bestiality will be involved in the performances.” Her fingers stop drumming.

What would you do if you were offered one million dollars to star in a very selective porn movie with Quinn Blackwood, scion of the Blackwood dynasty that rules New York, is a billionai
sara j
5 ++++++ Million Stars. ...........

guys what you are thinking from title of the book....let me say it....


it's not a materialistic porn story....

this story is something beyond the first perception,first imagination of yours...

this book is damn too emotional one will need tissue for it to placed with you....

this book is Best romantic suspense book I have ever read...

this book is dark and twisted that every time you feel your stomach in knots...

this book is ju
Mar 02, 2016 Becca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-junkie
5 WOW Stars


Oh. What the hell! This book was a great surprise for me. I loved the cover and the blurb, so it got the green light. And shocked me well.


Zara Cox is a new name for me, but I'll read her other books as well, because she has a very unique writing style and she's very talented.

I loved the was this story shocked me all the times. I was reading all night long because every chapter had something surprising in it.
It's not an ordinary 'porn story'. It's more darker, way more complicated. Not
Jan 31, 2017 Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!!!

It was suspenseful, sexy and romantic in its own dark ways!

I loved BOTH characters! The scenes in Quinn's POV were so amazingly written that his destroyed character comes out in a way which intrigues you, until you hopelessly fall for him.

What I liked is that he never hurt her, not once intentionally. His obsession with Elly was crazy! Haven't read an obsession like that in so long.

Like when he sees a bruise on her and goes crazy.

He's definitely alpha! And I loved it.

:) a
Bindi Boo
4 stars

Dark romance with a heart wrenching twist. Filthy rich and traumatised beyond words during his childhood, Quinn Blackwood seeks the ultimate revenge towards those that hurt his loved one. Having set everything into play, he meets Elyse Gilbert and discovers he can love again. He needs Elly for his plan though and it was not hard to guess how that was going to turn out. I loved the relationship Elly and Quinn had, not so much Q and Lucky. I did not like the fact she 'cheated' on both men a
Audrey Carlan
Mar 12, 2016 Audrey Carlan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exotically filthy, devastatingly beautiful story, that will captivate and tease you long after the book is finished.

I would consider I, Pornstar by Zara Cox a dark, gritty read that tantalizes the senses, manipulates the body, and twists the mind into knots. Unlike anything I've read to date, and I read a lot! The characters were tragically damaged and the immoral way they fell for one another was heart-stopping. I found myself constantly rooting for the hero and heroine individually, not sur

Beautiful Liar This is the new title and blurb of the book, thanks to Shari!

Wow! What an amazing read this was! I was prejudiced towards this book because of its title, thinking it was an other mediocre erotica novel; boy how wrong I was! First things first, this book is NOT about "Porn Stars" or about the industry per se, it's an illusion as part of the plot. This is a very well written dark and sexy romance. I may even call it a fairy tale among the "kingdom of darkness".

Quinn Blackw
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Provocative in both physical and mental, I, Porn Star is more than just a simple erotic novel. I must say, I was somehow roped into reading this story by an accidental click. I thought I was merely taking a look at the blurb. First time I saw it, I passed it. Second time I saw it pop up again in my email, I ignored it. Third time's a charm. I was asked if I was interested in a blog tour. Since I enjoy hosting blog tours, I said yes, not realizing I was signing up to review the book. I nearly kic ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books)
"For the greater good."

How have I not heard of Zara Cox before I accidentally happened upon this brilliant book? I can't find the words to describe how much I loved it. It was so much more than I was expecting. I thought I was just gonna enjoy a cocky arrogant alpha manwhore who took it to the next level by becoming a porn star. What I got was a cocky arrogant alpha manwhore who was so damaged and broken that his demons turned his heart black... until she applied for a role in his next movie.
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Feb 12, 2017 Steffi De Ceuster ♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Steffi by: Robyn
Wow what a hell of a ride that was!
I've read Robyn's review and knew I wanted to read it so bad.

And it was such a fantastic one, not at all what I was expecting. Quinn and Lucky, Elyse, Elly both have a dark and troubled past. It wasn't what I thought it was. But that one I figured out in Robyn her review, still I was very intrigued to know what it all was. I don't want to tell to much with my review, but it is so worth your while!

There was one little thi
Quinn is a billionaire CEO by day but by night he is an incredibly well paid porn star known only as Q. He keeps his identity hidden by wearing a mask and using technology to disguise his voice when he's on camera and it's all part of a plot to get revenge on his father for something that happened in Quinn's childhood. Quinn's life is all about getting that revenge and he doesn't care who he hurts or how much it costs him.

Elyse is on the run trying to escape a dangerous past, she is in a pretty
Give Me Books
Sep 15, 2016 Give Me Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For some reason, I thought Porn Star was going to be a relatively light, hot, sexy, very dirty read. No. It wasn’t. Instead, Zara Cox takes the reader on a disturbing, twisted, deviant, wickedly dirty ride through the mind and actions of Quinn Blackwood/Q, and his relationship with Elyse Gilbert/Lucky.

Quinn is a driven man—determined to make his mark on the world. He’s rich. He’s single. He loves women and sex. He’s unwavering in his commitment to do all this in just a short period of time, beca
Feb 09, 2017 Manda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my my my. Thanks for the recommendation Hulya! This was exactly what I needed. The hero was pretty much a sociopath but I loved it! It was also ridiculously steamy. Good stuff! I can't wait for more!
Dec 14, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, erotica
Loved it. The book was pretty good from start to finish. Quinn had one hell of an appetite in the bedroom, whew!
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