Thursday, January 18, 2018

Release Blitz & Review: Hidden Seams - Alessandra Torre

Hidden Seams
by Alessandra Torre
Published: January 18, 2018
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

A billion-dollar fashion empire, and it’s about to be mine...

I've worked a decade for this. I've sold my soul and my reputation. I've lived a lie, smiled for the cameras, and hated myself, all for this fortune.

And then … she pops up. A mysterious heir with a rap sheet, combat boots, and a mouth that I want to pin shut with my—
It doesn’t matter. I’ve played this game for a decade. I can continue the charade a little longer, keep my hands to myself and her body out of my mind.

I can keep my secret until the ink dries and everything is mine.
Or not.

"Hidden Seams was sizzling hot and utterly unique! I loved it!" ~ Meghan March, NYT Bestselling Author
"So original. So fierce. So ridiculously good I wish I could read it again." ~ Rachel Van Dyken, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
"Brilliant, beautiful, emotional and surprising. You will simply love it." ~ Jennifer Probst, NYT Bestselling Author
"Alessandra Torre never ceases to deliver something completely unique, completely addictive, and completely mind-blowing. Hidden Seams was all this and more. I was utterly mesmerized by Marco and Avery's love story from the first page to the last." ~ Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author
4 Stars
Marco Lent has been a dutiful partner, spending the last ten years with a smile on his face all for a lie. A billion-dollar fashion empire is just within his reach, a promised exchange. When the beautiful and wild Avery McKenna shows up she threatens his carefully managed reputation and control. She claims to be an heir desperately seeking answers about her past, but Marco doesn't want to help her discover the truth he just wants to help her out of her clothes and distract her long enough for the ink to dry and the empire to be his.

"Now he's gone, and I'm fighting to stay in this life, in this role that no longer has purpose."

I didn't quite know what to expect from Hidden Seams, the blurb keeps the storyline a secret giving readers just a taste of what is on the pages. It's an intriguing standalone that I don't think really reads like any other book I've read before. It's more than a romance, featuring complex characters who meet one another on their journeys of self discovery. Marco is the handsome, wealthy designer who graces every gossip new outlet and is well known for his attitude. Avery is the beautiful, do-gooder criminal with a history of running away from her adopted parents in search of a different life. They're two opposite sides of a coin, but they could possibly be tied together in a very serious way. The story of these two meeting isn't very cute, but it is certainly entertaining, sexy, and fast-paced. I really appreciated how much time Alessandra Torre spent on telling each character's story and how she weaved their story into one as they discovered both their chemistry and possible connection. Each character could have easily carried the story alone, but the alternating POV was excellent for the type of drama Hidden Seams boasts. There are a few twists, a lot of witty dialogue, and some quality push-and-pull between Marco and Avery as they navigate the tough situation they've put themselves in.

"It was a mistake, one that didn't make any sense, an act that occurred between the two worst people possible. 
But I don't regret it. More than that, I want it again."

Hidden Seams is another example of how versatile Alessandra Torre is, with her previous novel a Thriller Mystery and much of her prior work is known as contemporary romance and erotic romance. I stayed up until nearly 2 AM reading and found myself genuinely enjoying the journey. It was a very engaging read, one I highly recommend to my fellow romance lovers. 

"I miss her eyes on me. I like them, even when they glare, even when they cut."

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