BOOK REVIEW: Even Money by Alessandra Torre

51ATJNwauKL._SY346_Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, a quickened heartbeat, and everything changes.

I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless hook-ups.
He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match.

I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer.

Then, the lies started.
Rumors spread.
Stalking commenced.
And someone died.

It didn’t stop me from falling in love.

*This is book 1 in a duet. The second book, Double Down, will release on June 18th*

 

Melanie’s Review:

IMG_6364A riveting read full of twists and turns. Alessandra Torre has once again written an addictive story line filled with mystery, suspense, and undeniable heat. Book after book she’s not slowed down one bit.

The heroine Bell Hartley has had some shit luck thrown her way and at the age of fifteen, the biggest of them was enough to knock her on her ass. But the best part about Bell is her resiliency. Yes, something so life changing most definitely affected her in ways she couldn’t control but instead of falling prey and getting sucked into a black hole, she takes control of her destiny and shot out of the small town she grew up in. A town that made her a victim. A town who didn’t believe her when she needed them most. Her luck starts to turn for the better when she finds herself in Sin City. Las Vegas, a metropolis built on gambling, vice, and other forms of entertainment. An oasis made to dazzle and indulge. Scantily clad cocktail waitresses are ubiquitous in the casinos and that’s where Bell finds herself in. Employed by 2 men who have become brother figures, she sets on this new life with one rule in mind— never fall in love.

Dario Capece gets everything he wants. No isn’t a word that is part of his vocabulary. When Bell strikes a chord with him from their very first meeting, there is no other choice but to have her in whatever capacity he could. It should have stayed at just sex. Something so simple, an act so pleasurable. But of course, life loves to throw out those curve balls and it isn’t long before their hearts decide to join in on the fun. Something that started out so simply quickly escalates into something murderous.

They should have known that danger was lurking behind their whirlwind romance. With the amount of power, wealth, and influence Dario has over the city, it shouldn’t have been a surprise. Marrying into a wealthy & powerful family doesn’t come without a price. And that price is a psychopathic father in law with plans to bring down Bell to keep his dysfunctional family intact even if it means murder.

I was absolutely enthralled with Even Money. Unable to put my Kindle down, it only took one sitting for me to get through the whole book. The ending. OMG, the ending just about had me jumping off the bed. I flippin’ NEED the next one like I need my next breath. I’m all out of sorts knowing I have to wait until June 18th to find out exactly how everything will unfold. Cliffhangers like this gives me life— a literary masochist’s weakness. Even Money is a MUST read!

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About the Author:

61O37rbVOaL._UX250_Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels. 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. In addition to writing, Alessandra is the creator of Alessandra Torre Ink, a website, community, and online school for aspiring authors.

Learn more about Alessandra on her website at http://www.alessandratorre.com, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or her Facebook fanpage.

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