Review: Even Money by Alessandra Torre (All In #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

It's been awhile since a last read an Alessandra Torre-penned story, and it looks like I chose just the right time to re-acquaint myself with her writing. Even Money is the first in Torre's new All In duet, and it's aptly set in Sin City, aka Las Vegas. Twenty-three cocktail waitress and college student Bell Hartley is pretty much loving life. She has a great job at The House with bosses and co-workers who have become her friends, a good set of roommates who know how to good time, and a hot professor she's been hooking up with. But all it takes is one minute—a minute of interacting with Dario Caprese—for her world to begin to shift. He's the King of Vegas, a man whose reputation was earned. He's both feared and respected. He also happens to be one hell of a handsome and enigmatic man...one who was very much married. Bell knows he's a temptation she must resist, but it’s too late for her to back away. She swore she’d never fall in love, but loving Dario is inevitable. The question is, will it be worth the deception and death that comes their way? At the end, who'll be left standing?

I’m going to try my best to not reveal anything that I feel will be too spoilery for anyone who has yet to read the book. And believe me, it’s tempting to post a tidbit here and there, not because I want to spoil the story for anyone, but so that you can better understand why I was all in—pun intended—with this series starter. Okay, yes, Dario is married and technically, there is cheating, but suffice it to say that you NEED to read the story in order to find out why I’m about to tell you that this isn’t your typical romance with infidelity in it. There’s this spark between them from the moment they’re within each other’s orbit, and from there, it’s stoked into the kind of fiery love affair that could burn everything around them. The sex is hot and the romance is sweet but not saccharine. Both Bell and Dario are independent individuals who like being in control, which is something they found necessary in order to survive in their respective lives, but once these two get together, they realize they can’t control everything or everyone. Romance, suspense, and a cliffhanger get you Even Money. Five stars! ♥


Release Date: 04 June 2018

Date Read: 03 June 2018

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