By Alessandra Torre
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Shel: Double Down had a big job; the first book in this duet, Even Money, was so good that not only did Double Down need to be just as good, it need to tie up all the loose ends. It did, y'all-- it totally lived up to all the hopes I had for it going in. The varying perspectives--Belle, Dario, Claudia, to name a few--put me inside every situation and thought process, and had me anticipating and yet anxiety filled all at the same time; it was perfect. I was so anxious, at points, that I had to put my kindle down but then I was so damn curious, I had to immediately pick it back up to read more. How would all of this be resolved? How would they get to their HEA? Gahhhh. It was intense and also, sweet, romantic and sexy. Court: I know...I was dying and for some reason I spent a lot of time trying to figure out exactly what was going to happen next. I don't know why because that isn't something I am good at, but I'll just say that it turns out that every guess I had was not what came to pass! Shel is right though...this book had a tough act to follow and I think that it really did a great job.
Shel: Both novels in this duet are impossible to put down. You will devour them and find yourself simultaneously satisfied with how it all ends and still wanting more (to be honest, I can see how there could be one storyline that could be developed at some point in the future and a few characters I'd love to see again) which, to me, is the best thing that can happen when you're reading. Court: I felt that hard when I was done...surely there is MORE. Because we always want more, more, more and are just too greedy when it comes to words...but I was thinking and meant to tell Shel, so I'll say it now...this is the type of series I want to read. I hope that other readers feel this too. There was some internal character angst but I really love when something external drives the plot. Their love story is one that has a lot of parts in it, but I needed that external part to really give me what I needed because I couldn't handle more angst. I loved how the pacing was spot on, and that there I was waiting for the other shoe to drop the entire time (how could I not with that first ending?!) All in all, this is a duet to be devoured, and then join our party of begging Alessandra for more!
In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man... and I fell for him. I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way. I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death.
Even Money (All In #1)
About Alessandra Torre
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
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