Author: Alessandra Torre
Genre: Erotic Romance
Cover Design: Judi Perkins
Photography Credit: Maksim Gorbunov
Release Date: Feb. 7th 2015
I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single thirty-two year old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence.
I also hadn't got laid in three years. Hadn't been on a date in two. Had stopped counting calories and putting on makeup... a while ago.
Then Brett Jacobs waltzed in. Caressed my thigh, dug rough fingers into my hair, lowered his soft mouth to my skin, took sexual control of my mind and stirred it all around with what he packed in his pants. He dumped my quiet life upside down and crawled into a place in my heart I thought was dead.
The issue is his secret. The issue is her. The issue is that I don't even know she exists, and he thinks she's dead. The issue is that everything is about to hit the fan and I can't hold on to him tight enough.
Alessandra Torre is a go to author for me! I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS stop anything to dive into her books, and that is exactly what I did here. This story has a different feel to it and it will push your buttons slightly yet still there will be no doubt where your going as a reader. Enjoy it. Cherish it. Devour it. This has a good amount of intrigue and suspense and a fair amount of sensuality that had me questioning all the different layers of the story that AT gave us.
This is going to be SPOILER free as possible so I'm not going to talk greatly about the plot but more about my thoughts and feelings, sorry in advance if it doesn't make 100% sense.
This is a full length novel based on STILL that was part of the BEND Anthology. My review of STILL
It starts off with Brett and Riley bumping into each other when Riley is on a hen weekend (bachelorette party) and end up on a one night stand where there attraction to each other is instant. Riley hasn't had sex in a long time so she will do anything to be with him for the night. Then they part and make their separate ways. Brett doesn't want to let go of what he wants and goes about getting Riley's attention and does nothing but gently putting himself into Riley's heart where they embark on a sensual relationship.
Brett has a darker past a past that has hurt and pain and a past that at times swallows him up but he can't let go for what he wants and therefore their relationship forms with weekend breaks to exotic locations and they have a very sensual journey when they are together but then there are secrets that are uncovered and questions come as to who are the people and characters in this book? are they who they say they are?, I found myself questioning and wondering at every turn. INQUISITIVE
I will say that I picked up on the plot pretty quickly and worked out what was happening but that didn't stop the questions arising in my head about whereabouts this was coming from, what I will say is above all ALL of Alessandra's stories have a theme of LOVE in them EVERYTHING comes from LOVE, love can be instant and sometimes slightly unbelievable but here I could see where it was all based from.
There is a depth of Intrigue and guess work and definitely Suspense in this story. As time goes on what do the characters have to do with it all, it was multi layered where you see two sides of the coin.
The CharactersBrett is a multi billionaire that sells boats and earns a lot of money that gives him the lifestyle that he leads, he's a business man first and foremost. He is also dominate, sensual, gritty, strong and SEXY. He cares for Riley no he LOVES Riley but at times he struggles to let go of the past in those moments I did question where Alessandra was taking me but I had all my questions answered and felt a sense of peace in the end. I suppose the sensuality of Bretts demur made it a different kind of feel in that it flowed at ease and enjoyed the feel I was gaining here.
Riley has guts is all I'm going to say, what I LOVE about Alessandra's heroines is that they are tough, strong and have minds of their own never do you question her appeal to Brett and how strong she is to take a chance on a man she met once on a hen do, but she does and in that she has something unique and very special.
This is a very throughout beautiful book about taking chances, giving LOVE a chance and about FREEDOM and STRENGTH.
A Highly recommended read for all LOVE and Alessandra Torres fans
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