HIDDEN SEAMS, by New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre, is now LIVE! I absolutely loved every minute of this story and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a suspenseful, sweet, and super spicy romance!
By Alessandra Torre
A billion-dollar fashion empire, and it’s about to be mine…
I’ve worked a decade for this. I’ve sold my soul and my reputation. I’ve lived a lie, smiled for the cameras, and hated myself, all for this inheritance.
And then … she pops up. A mysterious heir with a rap sheet, combat boots, and a mouth that I want to pin shut with my—
It doesn’t matter. I’ve played this game for a decade. I can continue the charade a little longer, keep my hands to myself and her body out of my mind. I can keep my secret until the ink dries and everything is mine.
Alessandra Torre stands high at the top of my list of favorite authors! I love the diversity in her writing, with everything from light hearted and sweet romances, to full throttle, angsty, suspenseful, and super sexy thrillers. I’m never really sure what direction her storylines will travel and what they’ll do to my emotions along the way, but I know that I will end up loving them every time. Hidden Seams is a mysterious and suspenseful read diving into the deceitful illusions and grandeur of the fashion industry, and in Torre’s trademark way, this sexy romance is topped with charming characters and is touchingly sweet with its tender moments!
‘I’m the worst of the bunch, and know the sacrifices more than anyone. The last ten years of my life has been orchestrated, a web of deceit and lies, all for one of those thrones’
I absolutely loved Marco, and I really felt for him and his insecurity without Vince leading the way. Although he was extremely arrogant and spoiled by his lifestyle, it was surprising that underneath, he was very genuine and kind hearted when he wanted to be. Obviously he had made some difficult and questionable choices in his life, but boy, his dedication and loyalty to others really blew me away!
‘The questions mount and Avery McKenna- Rolls Royce kamikaze, seducer of gay men, fighter of pimps, and real estate mogul- just became a lot more interesting.’
Avery was feisty and a bit of a wild card. On her own for years, she was strong and independent, yet she still had insecurities from growing up without a family and their support. However, where she was toughened from those years, I really loved that she Avery still had a caring nature about her. She was also incredibly impulsive in her decision making, but I enjoyed her flair and admired her courage to express herself and determination to go after what she believed in.
‘I pull my gaze from the sweater and to her face, which is impossible to read. It’s confident yet coy, the Siamese cat of seduction, and I feel like a catnip toy, batting between her paws, helpless to move away.’
Marco and Avery were so playful in their relationship! The story is told from both of their points of view, and they were so fun to follow as they jockeyed back and forth with their feelings. They matched together perfectly and completed each other’s missing pieces. Marco and Avery absolutely could not resist each other, and their attraction was like moths to the flame with some super steamy passion between them! However, I truly loved the honesty, support, and understanding they shared, and their love story was incredibly sweet!
Torre did a fantastic job writing such a unique storyline with such an eclectic cast of characters. Although they came from the worlds of wealth and scam, they were all so down to earth and relatable, and their relationships with each other were so entertaining. The storyline was perfectly paced and kept me glued to the pages, and it was balanced with a lot of wit and humor to make it a really fun and entertaining read. I always enjoy Torre’s creative nuances with her love of baseball, and situations like Marco’s parents and their ecosexuality. What the heck? That’s just hilarious!
This wasn’t as angsty as some of Torre’s other works, and I actually enjoyed that she didn’t kill me with it in this. However, the ending went a little too smoothly for me once Marco found out about Avery’s career. I felt there should have been a little bit more of a conflict with that, but at the end of the day, it just made Marco even more dreamy with his support and loyalty!
It’s always nice to see characters from stories past, and Trey and Kate from Love in Lingerie made a short appearance in the story. I loved the epilogues from both Marco and Avery’s points of view, and the deleted scenes as well, where Torre shares her initial direction the novel took. I definitely loved the final version the best!
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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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