Review: Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre

Review:  Love, Chloe by Alessandra TorreLove, Chloe by Alessandra Torre
Published by DCA March 14th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 417
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also by this author: Moonshot
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Chloe Madison. That's me. A former NYU princess who just fell from grace, right off my pampered Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen bitch. Now, I walk her dog and mix her smoothies. Try to navigate my own problems while fixing all of hers.

I want what every New York girl wants. A career, an apartment, and true love, preferably in a smoking hot package.

It turns out I'll have to fight for all of it.

I’ve come to the conclusion that Alessandra Torre makes me turn into the ultimate fan girl.  I always make fun of my blog-mate Tiffany and how Tillie Cole turns her into a sobbing, crazy-as-fuck fan… but while reading Love, Chloe that was ME. I was such a hot mess, wanting to talk to everyone about how much I was enjoying this story.

My mom would call and be all, “Hey Leah, how are my grandbabies?” And I’d be all, “They’re great, but do you know what’s awesome?  This book I’m reading…”

Or in our Black Heart group message thread I was a complete spaz. Like, this book was filling me with so many feels that I felt like I needed to unzip my skin and jump out before I burst apart. Dramatic, maybe.  But the fucking truth (just ask them. Hot mess Leah was running at full steam ahead. Choo!  Choo!)

I should probably explain the story line a bit before I spaz even more.

Chloe is the main character. She lived a very privileged life and moved to New York to go to college. High fashion, limit-less credit cards, snotty personality – she embodied it all.  Well, until her parents went to jail for embezzlement and everything that she owned was seized and poof! gone.

So she finds herself living on her friend’s couch, unable to pay for school and needing to really reevaluate her life.  Which also meant finding a job, paying her own bills, being a fucking adult for once. And this part of the story was so brilliant. Chloe is flawed, yes, but she works so hard and even though she messes up a lot, she learns. And it ain’t easy, let me tell you. Being a crazy diva’s dog nanny and running errands for her while she films a movie is a lot of hard work.  But she networks, and learns, and works her skinny little ass off.

At 30% into the book there is no love interest pursuing her, and no love interest she is pursuing. And to me, that’s so fucking refreshing. This way, you really become invested in Chloe and her life. You’re not sidetracked by some alpha male that sees her once and claims her as his own. This book is a journey, and at over 400 pages long, it is not rushed. Everything plays out organically and perfectly.

But don’t worry, the love interest does come and he is smokin’ hot. And I loved that he is a sexy blue collared worker that knows how to work his hammer (pun totally intended) but can also fill out a suit like no one’s business.

Plus, I have to add – you all know how much I HATE those zappy hand touches. I’ve ranted about that before.  But how Alessandra wrote their first touch?!  I swooned SO FUCKING HARD.  This is how it’s supposed to be!  This is how you give readers butterflies.

“Carefully, my body balancing as my free hand moved, I reached out, sliding my palm into his and tried to keep upright as his hand firmly closed over mine, dominance in the grip, the heat of his skin shocking, the moment of our connection one that felt a full minute long.”

And the side characters? There are quite  a few, but you never feel overwhelmed by all the personalities; they don’t blend together in a confusing brown mush of mixed paint, but mesh perfectly onto the canvas of her novel in bright, clear colors. They each have their own story that evolves while Chloe does the same and it’s just… brilliant.

Love, Chloe is the perfect romance.  It made me feel SO happy the entire time I read it.  I smiled and laughed and was just so consumed by this story – it was exactly what I needed.

And no one can do it like Alessandra.  She is the Queen of sex, seriously.  Her shit is good.

 

About Alessandra Torre

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written eleven novels, five of which have become #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was a breakout hit, rising to the top of the ebook charts on Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for the Deanna Madden series, an erotic suspense series.

From her home on the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.


  • Jennifer Hewitt

    I loved this review! I LOVE A.T. and I’m already looking forward to reading Love, Chloe..but now I’m ecstatic! Thank you!


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