Published by Self-Published on 4/17/17
Everyone in Nashville knows Nathan Dumont. That’s what happens when you develop half a town and sleep with the rest.
Four years ago, his fiancee disappeared.
Last night, he proposed to me.
I had wanted to escape my life, the seedy strip club and the mountain of bills. I had seized the opportunity to live in a mansion, fill my days with country clubs and caviar, my nights with romance and sex.
Maybe I should have done my homework first.
I needed a quick, dirty read, and that’s exactly what I got with The Trophy Wife. This is one of Alessandra Torre’s earliest works, edited and repackaged, and her unique style is evident. The story could’ve been more flushed out to make the suspense element more dynamic—everything happens very quickly. Although, if it was a longer novel, the premise may have been even more unreal since it might appear to take itself too seriously. Who knows?
This story, as is, is gripping and intensely sexy. I really loved the writing; the prose almost masculine in a sense. It’s blunt and to-the-point, which I rarely see in romance. I’ll need to read more of Torre’s earlier works if they’re as unapologetic and distinct as this. I’ll forgive it for being far-fetched, as that’s also a facet of Torre’s style, and The Trophy Wife is a quick escape that gave me exactly what I needed.