Saturday, September 7, 2013

Giveaway & Review: THE DUMONT DIARIES by Alessandra Torre (@readalessandra)


by: Alessandra Torre

An Erotic novel


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Candace Tapers’ life finally takes an upward swing when Nathan Dumont, shipping heir and notorious playboy, sweeps her away to a lifestyle of wealth and privilege. But that life comes with strings, and she is soon pulled in directions she never expected, discovering secrets and ulterior motives in the man who shares her bed.

*The Dumont Diaries was originally released as a four-part miniseries. This book combines the four pieces of the miniseries into one, full-length novel. It will be available as an ebook and a paperback book.


Star Rating: 4.5 out 5

Heat Rating: HOT HOT HOT!!


Alessandra Torre does a GREAT job with this miniseries!  I love the idea of a series of shorts being released each week, so you get a short wait between tantalizing cliff-hagars (but luckily for me I got to read them all at once).  

I devoured the series in a few hours and I will try my best not to spoil anything! (there are some twists and turns you really need to experience by reading it)

Candace and Nathan (Mr. Dumont), what a ride they take you on!  I really loved Candy's character, she has a life that she never saw coming and is doing the best she can to get by (and live with herself at the same time).  She never whines, she is the type of person that sucks it up and moves on (which I LOVE to see in a female character).  Nathan is a COMPLETE mystery and what eventually his character does and turns out to be is AMAZING to read.  I really wanted to hate him, and at times I did, but I am so glad I got the Nathan that I didn't realized I wanted in the end (way to go Alessandra!).

The story of Candace and Nathan is not typical, it isn't a fairytale like Pretty Woman and it will break your heart at times but TRUST me, keep reading!!  Alessandra Torre writes exceptional characters, you find yourself  hurting, crying, rejoicing and getting swept away along with them.  I found myself silently pleading with Alessandra Torres not to twist or turn, thinking I couldn't handle the outcome, but she does great twists and gives you excactly what the story needs at every turn.  

Bravo!  I LOVED this series and can't wait to hear what you all think of it!  It wasn't what I was expecting (all good books never are), it was a fast paced, emotion packed, dark and satisfying read that left me craving more and sad to see end.  1-click this series and you will be hooked!

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Welcome to my life, a drained bank account and six nights a week spinning around a greasy strip club pole. When salvation comes in the form of six feet of drop-dead-gorgeous, complete with a limo and a thick wad of cash, my stilettos run happily out the door to freedom. They say that money doesn’t buy happiness. But it does buy escape. Happiness is an overrated fairytale.

He leans forward and kisses me, and I suddenly don’t need the image of dollar bills to distract my mind. Everything floods the moment his lips touch mine.

Soft, sweet lips. Not what I expect from this commanding man. He brushes my lips softly, my lips parting for him, immediately wanting more. A groan slips from my mouth before I have a chance to capture it. His hands move up through my hair, gripping and pulling its strands. He tastes me, spreading my lips gently with his and dipping his tongue inside. I respond eagerly, my body taking over my mind, shoving it aside forcefully as a wave of arousal hits me. His touch turns harder, his mouth more demanding and he moves me backward, my heels skittering over tile, 'til the edge of the table is against me.

His hands grip my ass, squeezing it roughly, one hand on each cheek and lifts me easily, setting me on the table, the surface cool against my skin.

“Lay down,” he bites out against my mouth, taking one, last, torturous sweep with his tongue before he pulls off, stepping back and watching me.

I grip the glass top, sliding backward until my elbows are resting on the glass. I watch him, watch as he unbuttons his sleeves. He breathes hard, his eyes glued to mine and walks towards me, stopping a foot from the table.

Meet the Author:

Alessandra Torre is a new author who focuses on contemporary erotica. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was published in July 2012, and was an Erotica #1 Bestseller for two weeks. 

Alessandra lives in Florida and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.

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Learn more about Alessandra on her website at, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or her Facebook fanpage.