5 IF THIS BOOK WAS LINGERIE CROWNS
Alessandra Torre has created a sexy, romantic office romance with a touch of forbidden love. This mix of tropes leads to a fast paced read that will leave readers breathless and wanting.
The chemistry and sexual tension between these two characters is what pulls readers into this story. With every interaction, with every conversation, and with every longing look, readers can feel the energy crackle between them. Even though Trey and Kate don’t physically connect until much later in the book, the connection between them is enough to sustain the reader and heighten readers’ anticipation of the inevitable explosion between these two. The author’s ability to lace each word, each look, each thought with desire makes every scene between the two of them sizzle. The electric energy created with her use of dual POV leaves the reader yearning for this couple to finally make the leap, and when they do, it is HOT, delivering on all the sexual tension the author has built up throughout the beginning of the story. Even though this couple is on fire, there is more to them then just their physical intimacy. Their banter with each other, their support for one another, and their general love of adventure and life makes them compatible on all levels, heightening the sizzling chemistry between them.
Once readers start this story, they will not be able to put it down. Alessandra Torre brilliantly creates this tension filled relationship that can be felt from the opening pages. With each passing month, she builds up reader anticipation for Kate and Trey to finally come together. The constant back and forth between the characters and the recognition and declaration of their physical attraction should lead to readers being frustrated with these two, but it doesn’t. These almost moments will have readers’ hearts aching. Every time Trey or Kate is forced to watch the other interact with another person hearts will crack a little. Alessandra Torre makes readers feel like the characters’ feelings are their feelings, their longing, their passion, and their heart break. What readers will love most, though, about this story is the conflict and the resolution of the story. Trey’s lifestyle in the bedroom provides the much needed conflict to break down this seemingly compatible in every way couple. His ownership of what turns him on, along with his ability to recognize how he has changed, only serves to makes readers become more enamored with this cocky and self-assured hero. The resolution, Kate’s growth as a character, makes the reader admire Kate for her ability to open her mind while also sticking to behavior with which she is comfortable. The resolution gives the readers the HEA they desperately want while also staying true to the characters. Alessandra Torre puts the cherry on top of this sexy and decadent novel with her epilogue, which is perfection.
Love in Lingerie is pure magic! Each word, each interaction, each look across the table is emotionally charged, enticing the reader to fall in love. Trey and Kate’s energy captivates readers’ hearts, and they will have no choice but to continue reading until the very final word has been read. Even then, readers will be reluctant to walk away from Trey and Kate. Their relationship and Alessandra Torre’s words are just that good, making Love in Lingerie another top read of 2017.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.
Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.
Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, co-hosted Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She has also served as the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
You can learn more about Alessandra on her website at www.alessandratorre.com, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or Facebook.