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.
A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written seven novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.
Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.
From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.
Torre has four books slated for release in 2015. To stay informed, consider subscribing to her popular monthly newsletter
I will begin by saying that I go into almost all my books blind. I like to be surprised and guessing. I definitely go into all of Alessandra Torre’s books blind. For two reasons: 1) I 100% trust that whatever she writes I want to read and will enjoy, and 2) I know that regardless of what I think it is, it is always something different. So I started this one the other night and after about 2 minutes of reading I am messaging a friend and going back to read the blurb. Yeah, it didn’t help because she told me to read the blurb which I already had. Onto to the review...
"What if’s were dangerous. What if’s were terrifying.”
When the story begins we meet Riley, she is on a vacation bachelorette party with her friends in the Caribbean. Riley is a financial advisor in a small town in South Georgia. Where Riley is from everyone knows each other’s name and business. Even if she was interested in a one-night stand it would be out of the question in a town where it would be primetime gossip. Needless to say it has been a long time since Riley has had any "fun", 3 years to be exact. When Riley meets Brett in the casino lobby there is an obvious attraction, but she assumes it must be one sided.
Brett Jacobs is attractive, successful, and charming so I completely understand why Riley eventually gives into her desires and goes against her better judgement. Plus she is on vacation, we all know our vacation selves are a lot more free spirited then the ones we take to work everyday. I was immediately captivated by Brett and his story. As I was reading I was anxiously waiting for things to progress and see how they evolved.
While things start off as a fling with no expectations of a future, Brett decides he wants more and begins pursuing Riley. Brett and Riley have extreme chemistry and the sex was off the charts hot. However, the whole time you are wondering in the back of your mind what's coming next. That was one of my favorite aspects of the story, the anxiety of the unknown. I blew through this book in one sitting, there was no way I was putting it down.
Tight is such a beautiful, unique story and so well written that I became completely engrossed in the story and characters. My feelings while reading were so strong I was feeling empathy for them and crying as I eagerly turned the pages. Tight will keep you guessing and have you questioning yourself. I was a seesaw of emotions going from one side to the other, completely unsure of how I even wanted things to play out. That is a testament to this story, because I am a very decisive person but was completely torn while I watched things unfold.
This is the hardest review to write, because I want to tell you why you need to read this - because you do! However providing a detailed explanation like I would love to do would completely ruin the experience and I can’t do that. So long story short: read this book. In all seriousness, I highly recommend if you are looking for a sexy read, with tons of heart, unexpected plot twists, and writing that will totally pull you in, this is the book for you.
"The word ‘tight’ has twenty-two definitions, but my favorite is Webster’s fifth - 'a bond which cannot be broken'."
ARC kindly provided by the wonderful Alessandra Torre in exchange for an honest review.