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Review of Alessandra Torre’s Even Money

I want to thank Weapenry Co-Op and Netgalley for providing me with an e-copy of Even Money, after the release day.
Goodreads: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 sex.
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.
None of it stopped me from falling in love.”
Warning! This book contains mentions of sexual assault, harassment, and violence. There is also what can be construed as cheating, as one half of the couple is in an open relationship (just a heads up if this upsets you).
I’ll be honest that when it comes to Alessandra Torre’s books I’ve given very mixed ratings in the past, mostly 3s and 4s (except for Black Lies which I gave 5 stars). Even Money is special though, as it was fast-paced, intoxicating, and consuming.

 

  • Characters: Bell Hartley and Dario Capece: Bell and Dario were really interesting characters. Bell really stood out to me as she wasn’t inexperienced like so many protagonists sometimes read as. She worked extremely hard and was the right mixture of cautious or adventurous when she needed to be. Dario is the type of guy with a knight in shining armour complex. Seeing him be conflicted between his loyalty to his wife and the ferociousness of the love he felt for Bell, was a great internal character conflict. The side characters all added purpose and enriched the story.
  • World/Setting: This story is set in Las Vegas. Vegas is always a great book setting, especially for a New Adult romance novel.
  • Pacing: The pacing was phenomenal. The minute I picked it up, I didn’t want to put it down. The story just kept building and then exploded at the end. Upon finishing you are going to be dying for the sequel, Double Down
  • Romance (yay or nay?): The romance element was spot on. Reading the way in which Bell and Dario fell in love was paced and timed perfectly, from the first interaction to the “I love you.”

It comes with so much excitement for me to say that Even Money is my favourite from Alessandra Torre, that I’ve read yet! So, of course, my rating is…
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Thank you again to Weapenry Co-Op and Netgalley for providing me with an e-copy. Thank you for reading this reviewing and supporting my blog!

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