Tight by Alessandra Torre
This is an adult romantic suspense with a dash of erotica (Rated NC-17)
(Three and a half Tight Hearts)
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 wearing 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 flipped 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 shit is about to hit the fan and I can't hold on to him tight enough.
This is my second book by this author. The first was Sex, Love and Repeat which was pretty good. I’d heard mixed reviews about other books by this author and held off. I was recommended this one because of the twist and finally gave it a shot.
When I dived in, I immediately noticed how good the writing was. The words flowed with metaphors and adjectives that made sense. I was entranced.
Then, the super duper long sex chapter happened. Let me say, I can appreciate that the author didn’t wait until the 50% mark to have the sex happen, but it went on forever. And I love a good sex scene, but even I got bored.
One thing I loved about this story was that the author didn’t romanticize the subject matter. So many books have these days and it’s a serious subject that’s not at all hearts and flowers. To take a stance to put the subject back into perspective was a great thing.
However, with that said, I picked up the twist from the very first chapter it was “mentioned” and I use that term loosely because I don’t want to give spoilers. And it was because I assumed it couldn’t be that predictable, did I backtrack and make other guesses. For that reason, it was a real let down when the reveal happened.
So while it was a well-written book and a solid plot, I can’t give it five stars. I might have given it four except the one major sex scene felt like it went on for days and the others if there were any, didn’t add any value. I have to take off for that.
And I'd also like to mention the Title of the book. It didn't really make sense to the plot. I got the clever way the author used it as subtitles to chapters. But honestly, she overused the word in each chapter that didn't really further the plot of the story or the cleverness. I did a lot of eye-rolling ever time the word was used after a few chapters. I think it might have been better used in a different story where the word made sense.
I also thought the age of the victim at the end of the book seemed old for the type of crime. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it made it harder to believe. (32, smh).
END OF SPOILERS
Angelo Di Loreto and Piper Goodeve did a good job with the narration. Because however, I bought the e-book and audio, I read the second half, impatient to find out what happened. And I can read faster than I can listen.
Overall, it’s a good read, I would recommend.
My book boyfriend Brett. (there was very little physical description of him like hair color, etc.)
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