Review – Double Down – Alessandra Torre

Double Down, is the second, and final book in Alessandra Torre’s new romantic suspense duet All In.

DoubleDown_EbookThe first book, Even Money, which should be read before taking on Double Down, ends on one hell of a cliffhanger.  Lucky for the reader, we didn’t have to wait long for Double Down to release and Miss Torre picked up right where she left off.

Just like Even Money, Double Down is a romantic suspense novel, however I did find the second book to be a little darker than the first.  It worked well to give the storyline an edgy feel full of twists and unforeseen turns, hooking you in until it conclusion.

Alessandra Torre has the creativity, the wicked imagination and the skill to write the stories that readers want to read, from the first word until the very last.

I’ve grown to love the characters in Double Down and hope to see them in books of their own.  But for now, Bell and Dario will have their HEA.

Overall I give Double Down 4 Stars and the All In Series 4.5*.

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Read my review of book 1 Even Money here.

About The Author

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen 1445407779715novels. 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 Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews.  She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com

I Speak English & Canadian

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I was scrolling through Twitter the other day and came across a post that said

“If I don’t understand what someone is talking about, I assume they are speaking Canadian.”

I actually stopped and laughed out loud at that one.

I mean, do we really speak that differently? I do realize that the farther east you travel, places like Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and more specifically Newfoundland, the Canadian dialect changes, but overall I think we all speak the same.

Maybe it’s not so much an accent change but the fact that we use words that only make sense in Canada.

I saved my toonies and loonies and had enough to by a new toque, some poutine, a bag of ketchup chips, a kinder egg and a twofer.  How aboot that eh?

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Whatever it is, I do find it amusing.

You can even get your own “real” Canadian name. Mine??? Winter Hoser.  lol! I think I will stick with the one that I was born with.

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Have fun with this.  And take a minute and let me know what your true Canadian Name is.

 

Review – Even Money – Alessandra Torre

As any reviewer knows, when given a ARC copy of any book to review, there is always a chance that the book will be horrible.  Always that slight fear that you aren’t going to be able to say anything good about it.   I need to tell you that Even Money is so far from horrible its on the complete other end of the spectrum.

EvenMoney_EbookNow I may be bias, since I love everything that Alessandra Torre writes, but I think Even Money may just be one of her best books yet.

I was completely greedy with every word, devouring the pages as quickly as I could.

The storyline of Even Money is a nice change of pace from the typical romance novels, which I think is why I loved it so much.  Miss Torre wrote masterful words of sexual wickedness, naughty transgressions and edgy suspense all while making us fall in love with Dario and Bell.

Even Money was hotter than Hades in Hell.

 

He growled the words and they poured out like kerosene on my need.

Even Money is told from a dual POV, with a strong female lead and ends with one hell of a cliffhanger.  But luckily it looks like book 2 of this duet will be out on June 18 for which I am glad, because the suspense is killing me.

I give Even Money 5 Stars, plus a glass of whiskey, which was need to cure my book hangover.

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About The Author

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen 1445407779715novels. 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 Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews.  She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com