By Alessandra Torre
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Shel: I love it when Court reads ahead of me because she gets me all sorts of excited about whatever we're reading and that's exactly what happened with Even Money by Alessandra Torre. Court: Yeah, I was all like girrrrrl, you gon' love this book!
Shel: Within minutes of reading I felt like this was old school Alessandra Torre, didn't you, Court?! The setting (out west in Las Vegas), the characters (a powerful older man, a younger woman not yet established, and the push and pull of their attraction), the sense of danger and of something being forbidden? it threw me back to the Innocence Series and I loved every second of it. Even with all the things that brought me back to the debut series of Alessandra Torre, there was so much to this novel that also made it feel different too. The secondary characters--Ian, Gwen, Robert, and Claudia + Lance and Rick--all added interesting plot points and conflicts and that ending?! That ending has me ready for the middle of June! We have many predictions, speculations, and questions that have us very eager to see how in the heck Alessandra Torre will wrap up all the loose ends. Court: She quickly set up a world that I felt like these were some of my friends. And I hurt with them. And felt protective of Bell with Lance and Rick...and hated some characters immediately (you'll see...) and yes...it brought back all of the angst and unknown that we got in the Innocence Series and I loved the high-stakes-feelings of these underground gambling, as well as the line that you know we're walking because we have just enough information to speculate and guess and hang ourselves with it, to be honest. Ugh! It drove me mad, but I never wanted it to end!
Shel: This is one of those novels that you find yourself inhaling within hours (while also trying to slow down your reading pace so that you can draw it out as long as you can); it's one of those novels that you wish had many more books in the series because there just seems like there could be so many plotlines and characters' stories that would be fun to read (we're greedy bitches when it comes to wanting more, more, MORE) but we're just excited to know that Double Down is out soon and will undoubtedly have us entertained, book drunk, and hungover by the end of the day. Court: SO MUCH MORE! And at the same time, I'm so glad that AT (our favorite) is releasing the duet this way because we get the next installment SOOOOOON!! Really soon. So get this one as soon as freaking possible, and get up to speed because you will not regret it! ACK!!!
Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, and everything changes. I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless sex. He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match. I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer. Then, the liesstarted. Rumors spread. Stalking commenced. And someone died. None of it stopped me from falling in love.
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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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